8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS UGANDA GORRILLA TREKKING

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Day 1:  Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast you will drive through Kampala the capital city and drive westwards to Fort Portal, having lunch en route. The beautiful Fort Portal is found in the shadow of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” and is renowned for its numerous tea plantations. You will then head to Kibale National Park and finally arrive, check in your lodge.  Dine and slumber

Budget Accommodation: Ruwenzori view Guest house

Moderate Accommodation:  Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury Accommodation; Mountains of the Moon or Primate Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Village Walk 

Today you will explore the forest as you set out chimpanzee tracking. This Kibale Forest is well-known for habiting the biggest variety as well as the highest number of primates in the whole of East Africa. Have a guided nature walk within the tropical rainforest looking for black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, wild chimpanzees, and many more.

Following a hearty lunch you will visit the Bigodi Village for a completely different cultural walk. Along with a guide who will inform you everything regarding the traditional customs as well as lifestyle of the locals, you will keep to the village path and go to a primary school, visit the Catholic Church, some traditional homesteads, find out about their crops and also listen to fascinating stories of a story telling Mzee (an elderly man). The Bigodi Village walk is a project of the locals of Bigodi Village and the profits are contributed to the community.

Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale cottages.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Following breakfast, you will leisurely drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through the crater lakes region, a lovely landscape having small lakes as well as rolling hills. You will have lunch, rest and later have a game drive looking for some animals such as elephants, warthogs, waterbucks plus buffaloes. Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp/Mweya Hostel/Hippo Hill lodge

Moderate Accommodation: Simba Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Bush lodge/Twin Lake Lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise

Begin the day early with a game drive in the morning and go to the mating ground of the beautiful Uganda Kobs. We look for buffaloes, lions and elephants, plus many more wild animals in this natural habitat prior to returning to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will have a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is a natural channel connecting Lakes Edward and George. Because of the plentiful birdlife seen plus the numerous elephants and buffaloes in addition to hundreds of hippopotami cooling off at the banks; this cruise is actually among the highlights of this safari.

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Following breakfast drive southwards through to the Ishasha sector of the park to see the renowned tree climbing lions. Following a brief game drive within this area you will head to Bwindi driving through the beautiful countryside, past several traditional homesteads as you enjoy the spectacular views. You will arrive in Bwindi National Park which is home of the internationally renowned endangered mountain gorillas. Dine and sleep at

Budget Accommodation: Nshongi Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Bwindi View Bandas

Moderate Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp/Haven Lodge/Trekker’s Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Luxury Accommodation:  Silverback Lodge / Buhoma Lodge /Mahogany Springs lodge

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

 After an early breakfast, head to the park Headquarters for briefing about gorillas trekking, meet your ranger guides and be separated into trekking groups based on your permit. From here you will head into the Impenetrable forest and there you will come across various primates, birds plus colored butterflies in addition to various plant species. It will be a very amazing day

Gorilla trekking requires some good fitness because of the climbing and lengthy walking normally involved before meeting the gorillas. It’s rather tiresome however very memorable especially when you finally come to face these very peaceful giant Mountain Gorillas. You can watch these gorilla  s at a 5 meters distance as the feed and the young ones play. The walking may take anything from 2 to 8 hours basing on how far the gorillas have moved.  Following the gorilla tracking, you will head out to meet the Batwa people and see how they for ages past managed to survive entirely on this forest.  You will be fascinated by their exception way of life and their local way of making local beer.  In addition you will be entertained by their traditional dances and songs. The young children are very amazing and all this will certainly make your experience unforgettable.

Day 7: Drive to Lake Mburo.

After breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National park, and enjoy an en route game drive as you head to the park headquarters. From there you will have an afternoon boat cruise on the lake to see crocodiles and hippos plus the great profusion of birds. Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest

Moderate Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages

Luxury Accommodation: Mantana Tented Camp

Day 8: Nature walk and transfer to Kampala.

Following breakfast you will set out on a guided nature walk to view the great topography of this park. As you drive out of the park, you will enjoy a game drive on the drive to Kampala, having an en route stopover to have lunch and take photos at the equator as well as buy some souvenirs at the African craft market. On arrival in Kampala you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport for your departure flight basing on your schedule.

NB: –

This will include:-

Gorilla tracking and the gorilla permits,

  • Chimpanzee permits, Game drive
  • Boat cruise
  • English Speaking Driver guide
  • Bottled drinking Water
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Cultural site entrance fees
  • transportation in a 4Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
  • Lodging and meals on full board and all activities as listed in the itinerary.

Does not include:-

  • Uganda Visa Costs
  • Tips
  • alcoholic drinks
  • Air Travel to and from Uganda.

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