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8 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

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8 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari

This comprehensive 8 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari promises a seamless experience, It is a fantastic adventure that takes you on a journey to explore the diverse and rich wildlife of Uganda. During the safari, you will visit some of the country’s most beautiful and popular national parks like Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale National Park. The highlights of the safari include gorilla trekking in Bwindi, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, game drives, and boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On this safari, you will get a chance to see and experience a wide range of wildlife and bird species, including the Big Five, primates, and various bird species. You will also have the opportunity to visit local communities, interact with the people, and learn about their culture and way of life. The 8 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari includes accommodation in comfortable lodges or camps, transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with an experienced driver-guide, all park fees, and meals. The itinerary is designed to give you ample time to enjoy each activity and to experience the best of Uganda‘s wildlife and nature. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking an adventure, this 8 Days Uganda Safari Primates is an excellent way to experience the beauty and diversity of Uganda’s wildlife and culture.

Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for Afternoon Game Drive

On the first day of your 8 Days Uganda Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari, you will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport by a representative from Paradise Adventure Vacations. From there, you will embark on a scenic 4-hour drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Upon arrival at the park, you will check into your lodge and have lunch before setting off on an afternoon game drive to explore the park’s stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Lake Mburo National Park is known for its herds of zebra, impala, eland, topi, and buffalo, among other species. You will spend the night at your lodge inside the park, listening to the sounds of the wilderness outside.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE   Rwakobo Rock Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast at your lodge, you will set out for the next leg of your journey, a 6-7 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive will take you through the rolling hills and lush green countryside of southwestern Uganda, passing by small towns and villages along the way. You will arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the late afternoon, where you will check into your lodge for a good night’s rest in preparation for the next day’s gorilla trek.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE   Gorilla Mist Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The highlight of the safari is the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will rise early to have breakfast and meet your experienced guide for a pre-trek briefing. The guide will provide you with details about the gorilla families you will be visiting, the trekking routes, and the guidelines for gorilla trekking.

You will then set off for the trek into the dense forest to search for the gorilla family you’ve been assigned to visit. The trek can take between 2-8 hours, depending on the location of the gorillas on that day. Once you find the gorillas, you will have a magical hour with them, observing them as they go about their daily activities, grooming each other, or playing. The experience is awe-inspiring, and it’s not uncommon for people to be moved to tears. After the trek, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE   Gorilla Mist Camp or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will leave Bwindi National Park and head north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 3-4 hour drive will take you through the beautiful countryside of southwestern Uganda, with picturesque views of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. Upon arrival at the park, you will check into your lodge and have lunch. Later in the day, you will embark on an afternoon game drive in the park, where you will get to see some of the park’s iconic wildlife such as elephants, lions, and buffalos, among others. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE   Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

After a morning coffee, head out for a morning game drive at kasenyi track of the park. Common sightings here are; elephant, warthog, water buck, kob, leopard, lions, hyena, buffalo and so much more.  After a short break visit to katwe fishing and salt mining village. In season, you will see plenty of flamingos in this part of the park. You will then return to the lodge for lunch.

After your delicious meal, you will head out for your afternoon boat cruise on the well-known kazinga channel to see schools of hippos, basks of crocodiles. The channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa it is also a great place for Birders enjoy most as you will see hundreds and hundreds of birds on the shore, you can easily identify over 40 species while on the boat cruise on kazinga channel. Later go for an evening game drive mainly to search for the big cats and other predators of the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE   Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, you will embark on another game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to see more wildlife species that you might have missed on the previous game drive. After the game drive, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and drive to Kibale National Park. The journey takes about 3-4 hours, and you will arrive at your lodge in the afternoon. You can relax, go for a nature walk, or take a cultural visit to a nearby community.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE    Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking and visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Today, after breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale forest National Park is renowned for having the highest concentration of primates in Africa, and the highlight of your visit will be the chimpanzee trekking experience. The trek can take 2-4 hours and you will be accompanied by experienced park rangers. Once the chimps are located, you will spend an hour observing and learning about their behavior. You may also see other primates such as colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys during the trek. After the trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit top of the world, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Meals and overnight at Lodge

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

MID-RANGE    Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Departure back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will depart from Kibale National Park and begin your journey back to Kampala. The drive takes about 4-5 hours and you will arrive in Kampala in the early afternoon. Depending on your departure time, you can have a city tour or do some last-minute shopping before you are transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight. Thank you for specifically choosing Magic African Safaris  and we hope to see you again in Uganda.

Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

 Cost Includes on 8 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife
  • Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transport for 8 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD,air-conditioned and pop-up roof)
  • Flue for 8 days
  • English safari driver guide for 8 days
  • Mid-range accommodation for 7 night on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari
  • 1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)
  • 1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector )
  • A visit to the Equator land mark
  • Batwa Community Encounter
Cost Excludes on 8 Days Uganda Safari, Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife
  • International and domestic flights
  • Country entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges
  • Souvenirs and gifts, Tips
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

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