5- Days Pearl of Africa Chimps & Gorilla Trekking Safari

DURATION
5 DAYS | 4 NIGHTS
Safari Overview

Destination: Uganda is a land of contrasts: tangled jungle, snow-capped fabled mountain of the moon, roaring rapids, vast sparkling lakes, terraced hillside, grassy plains, arid savanna, deep forest… and breathtaking beauty everywhere you look. In a matter of days you can see some of the world’s rarest creatures: go tracing in the forest to see Gorillas and Chimps, search the marshlands for the elusive shoebill, wander the forest floor following the trail of Forest Elephants and visit a   a Batwa (pygmy) village.

This is a country worth knowing and it is definitely worth seeing.

Let home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari to the Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi National Parks that the FOND MEMEORY will not be forgotten so soon.

Fun: Launch (boat) trip on the Kazinga Channel, chimp and gorilla trekking.

Bragging Right: Close encounter with the chimps and gorillas first hand in their natural habitat.

       

                            


Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

    Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early morning landing in Uganda. Your safari will start from Entebbe airport where you will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

    You will stop for lunch en route then proceed to the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park: one of Uganda’s most outstanding treasures. You may proceed for an evening game drive before check in to your lodge. or else relax at your lodge. (awaiting next day’s activities).



  • 2 - Chimp tracking in the Kyambura gorge and launch trip along the Kazinga Channel

    Be up early, have breakfast and proceed for the Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. The Kyambura Gorge is found on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park and it is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including Baboons, Monkeys and also bird species. The gorge is 1 km long and 100 meters deep. Kyambura landscape drained by Kyambura River is one of the most impressive topography while in Queen.

    Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for lunch. After lunch, you will go for a two-hour launch trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants, and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation


  • 3 - Exit Queen Elizabeth for Bwindi with en route game drive in the Isasha sector.

    Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!

    Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harboring an estimated mountain gorillas roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day. 


  • 4 - Go gorilla trekking Bwindi and later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.

    After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time is taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored.

    Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.


  • 5 - Depart Bunyonyi for your outbound flight in Entebbe Airport.

    Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with the spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport or accommodation of your booking. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport or accommodation of your booking.

    We do recommend for a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing us.



Safari Inclusions  
  • All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle
  • Applicable park entrance fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Gorilla trekking oermit USD 600 per person
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Kyambura chimp trekking permit per person
  • All boat trips as on the itinerary
  • All airport/hotel pick-up and drop off
  • All activities a s stipulated in the itinerary


Safari Exclusions  
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Personal/travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Driver guide’s gratuity. Recommended but not mandatory
  • All air fare (unless requested for)
  • Entry visa into Uganda (apply online)
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • All kinds of drinks except water
  • Any activity stated as “optional”


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