4 Days Uganda Gorilla and chimpanzee Trekking safari

4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA  AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI

Start/End: Kampala

 

Duration: 4 Days

 

Activity: Gorilla Trekking, Chimp Tracking, game drive

 

Destinations: Kyambura gorge  and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

Description

The 4 Day Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking Safari  gives the visitor a chance to go for Gorilla and Chimp tracking.

 

On your way from Kampala towards Kisoro, you will enjoy your journey as most of the time you will get to see the beauty of Uganda. Terraced hills, lush green vegetation and amazing people, all these and more.

 

Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi forest park starts early morning with a briefing at the park headquarters from the Uganda wildlife authority ( http://www.ugandawildlife.org/) officials on the whole experience and a guide will lead you on this thrilling experience.

 

This track through one of Africa’s most ancient forests in search of the endangered mountain gorillas ranks among the world’s premier activities.

 

 

Later on your trip, you will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth park to see the tree climbing lions, then relax at one of the lodges within this area. Next day, treat yourself to a chimp tracking experience in Kyambura gorge in search of primates and birds as well.

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

After breakfast, the Safari begins with a drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest park via Kabale – Kisoro in the south-western part of Uganda and close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo.

You get to cross the most beautiful part of the country with terraced hills, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.

You will have lunch in Mbarara en-route to Bwindi.

DAY 02: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Early morning, you will prepare yourself ready to encounter Bwindi’s gentle giants in the forest you will start with a brief by UWA staff about the trekking and a few rules.

Remember to pack your raincoat, boots, packed lunch, and some drinking water. It’s also advised that you be medically fit before you embark on this exciting yet tedious exercise. About 5 Primate Species, 113 species of mammals, 200 butterflies & 300 birds can be found in the impenetrable forest.

There are nine habituated Gorilla groups/ families and each group will be tracked by not more than a group of 8 tourists. This exhilarating journey along the forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes & bamboo is indeed overwhelming and remember to carry a camera with good or extra battery. Your guide will be pointing out previous gorilla activity including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

It takes about 2 – 7hours to track the mountain gorillas depending on how far they have gone. After gorilla tracking, you will be transferred to your lodge.

Retire to choice lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 3: CHIMP TRACKING IN KYAMBURA GORGE AND BOAT CRUISE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

Early morning, after breakfast, you start with Chimp Tracking in Kyambura gorge. You will return to your lodge for lunch then in the late afternoon have a boat ride on Kazinga channel looking out for the martial eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle, papyrus Gonolek, nile crocodiles, hippos, elephants and lots more

Retire to choice lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

DAY 4: GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

After breakfast have a game drive in the Kasenyi area checking out of the park to continue your drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). Of course, you will stop at the equator, the best place for your souvenir shopping.

Later transfer back to Entebbe Airport for your flight.

 

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