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8 Days –Chimps and Gorilla Classic

Bwindi Impenetrable park the home of the endangered Gorilla. Half of the gorilla population lives there. Come face to face with these gentle giants. It is once in a lifetime experience. Kibale with the highest concentration of primates is another destination not to be missed. Game drives and boat rides at Queen Elizabeth will offer you spectacular views of the abundant wildlife. Visit Lake Bunyonyi the place of little birds that is surrounded by beautiful terraced hillsides.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3890
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Bwindi Impenetrable park the home of the endangered Gorilla. Half of the gorilla population lives there. Come face to face with these gentle giants. It is once in a lifetime experience. Kibale with the highest concentration of primates is another destination not to be missed. Game drives and boat rides at Queen Elizabeth will offer you spectacular views of the abundant wildlife. Visit Lake Bunyonyi the place of little birds that is surrounded by beautiful terraced hillsides.

Day 1: Meet and greet our guide. Stay at your Hotel.

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park

On this day you have the chance to visit the Primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzees are famous primates seen in this place. You wake early for a morning trekking to search for these playful primates. Return for late breakfast. Later on in the afternoon go for birding and a community walk. You can choose to go birding in the morning and chimpanzee tracking done in the afternoon. Stay at Kibale Homestay

Optional activity (additional cost): Chimpanzee habituation-Here you will stay longer with the chimpanzees. It is quite an exhilarating experiential experience.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the afternoon on time for lunch. Have an evening game drive in the Mweya Peninsula from the open Savannah to the Rain Forest.

Stay at Enganzi Game Lodge

Optional activity (additional cost): Lion Tracking-Here you will go tracking the Lions. It is quite an exhilarating experiential experience. You will help the researchers monitor, track and research the king of the jungle. It is such a unique experience that requires advance booking .Limited spaces are available.

Day 4: Game drive & Boat Ride

Go for the early morning game drive in the Park in search for the retiring predators like the Lions. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel to view aquatic animals including Hippos, crocodiles and Buffalos and birds.

Stay at Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park 
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest .Explore the village and the native communities. Remember to be eagle eyed to spot the Tree climbing lions at Ishasha. Stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 6: Honeymoon with the Gorilla –a lifetime experience
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by UWA officials at the Park headquarters. Carry packed Lunch. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. You should wear closed trekking boots and rain coat since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas in the dense tropical vegetation their favourite habitat. After lunch go for a community visit to the local communities living around the park to learn about their history. Stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

Optional accommodation: Gorilla Conservation camp. Stay here to support the gorilla conservation efforts or Ride for Woman to Support women projects.

Day 7: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kabale via Lake Bunyonyi (a place of little birds) with beautiful terraced hillsides. It is the second deepest Lake in Africa rumored to vary between 144 ft and 2,952 ft. Go for canoeing rides and also visit the legendary Punishment Island that hosted impregnated girls outside wedlock. Stay at Bunyonyi safari resort

Day 8: Travel to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Extensions - trip extras: extra cost

Day 9

Or A visit to Mgahinga National Park for more Gorilla and golden monkey tracking and Batwa tribe expeditions.

Day 10-12: Bulago Island

Or enjoy another lovely day of your honeymoon or holiday at Bulago Island an amazing honeymoon hideout. Enjoy the walk on the sandy beaches, watch the sunrise, sunset, and sun bathing and swimming in the pool or lake. You can do a lot of swimming from the swimming pool or in the lake whenever you feel like relaxing. You will first visit Ngamba Island Sanctuary a rescue Centre for Chimpanzees. A visit to this island is such a wonderful experience. Visits to this place are always exciting. Chimps feeding time is such a humbling experience. What impresses the onlooker is the time keeping and the gesture requests for food. Indeed they are man’s closet relatives. Chimps are fed four times a day on the Island. Chimp Intelligence is 98.7%. Stay at One minute South or Pineapple bay

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kibale Homestay
  • Enganzi Game Lodge
  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Bunyonyi safari resort
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