8 Days Great Apes Safari

This Uganda Safari that last 8 days involves Chimpanzee Safari in Kibale Forest, a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Uganda

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport you will be received by our driver guide who will take you to Kampala for overnight at City Blue Hotel or Serena Hotel

Day 2:

Travel to Kibale National Park

In the morning, you advance to Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park is Uganda’s renowned habitat for chimpanzees which are believed to be the closest relatives of man. Take your Accommodation at the Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Primates Lodge Kibale or Kibale Safari Lodge.

Day 3:

Chimpanzee Tracking

Have breakfast and be transferred to the park offices for briefing before trekking through the forest to search for chimpanzees (Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda). During this Uganda Chimpanzee Tour, you will meet chimpanzees and other primates like the red tailed monkeys, Colobus monkeys and many more. The forest walking will give you an opportunity to see quite a number of primates, Birds and Butterflies through an arrangement of forest-sheltered trail.

After good times with chimps, return to the lodge, take a rest and later have lunch. In the afternoon after, you will leave for queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the biggest and busiest parks in Uganda. Arrive in the evening and stay at Enganzi Lodge, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari lodge.

Day 4:

River Safari on Kazinga Channel

On this day, you will wake up early enough, take some tea and snacks and then go for a morning game drive. You will have a chance to see elephants, hippos, leopards, spotted hyenas, lions, bush bucks, stripped jackals, water bucks and warthogs and many animal species. After a game drive, return to the lodge for a heavy breakfast. You will later have lunch and then go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

Kazinga channel, running through Queen Elizabeth National Park is 40 km water channel that links Lake George to Lake Edward. Visiting sailors on the boat will see many buffalos, elephants, hippopotamuses and several bird species in the waters and on the shores of the channel. It’s an interesting 2 hour boat cruise, full of many wildlife surprises.  Return in the evening to the lodge. Stay overnight at Enganzi Lodge, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari lodge.

Day 5:

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

In the morning, take breakfast at and then advance to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Arrive early afternoon and check-in. Overnight at Silverback Lodge, Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge

 

Day 6:

Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Wake up reasonable in time, have breakfast, transfer to the park offices for briefing. You will then start the gorilla tracking escapade in the Impenetrable but penetrable forests of Bwindi. You will enjoy the trekking of the Gorillas in Uganda at their best.

Meet the gorillas and stay with one hour, observing and taking their pictures for memory purposes. Return to the lodge after a long awaited gorilla trekking tour in Uganda. Stay for overnight at Silver back Lodge, Mahogany Springs or Buhoma Lodge

Day 7:

Drive to Kampala, taking a different route

After breakfast, start a day’s drive back to Kampala, using a different route by going via Mbarara. Have lunch in Mbarara Town. Proceed to Kampala but stop at the Uganda Equator, this is an imagined contour that divides the earth into two segments (North and South Hemisphere). Take photos at the Uganda equator and visit the craft and souvenir shop at this site, spending about 40 minutes and then advance to Kampala, arrive in the evening. Stay at City Blue Hotel or Serena Hotel

Day 8:

Airport Transfer

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours to your departure flight.