8-Day Wildlife Vacation Including Chimp and Gorilla Trekking

0
Price
From$3,290$2,046
Price
From$3,290$2,046
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* Please select all required fields to proceed to the next step.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

164
8 Days
Availability : As you Plan
ZZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
SOURCE OF THE NILE – JINJA
Min Age : NA
Max People : Private Tailored Safari

Overview


Arrive and tour the Entebbe Botanical Garden. Transfer to Kibale Forest NP the next day. Expect chimp trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP. While in Queen, you will treat yourself with big game sighting and the boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Head to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. Proceed for relaxation and sightseeing in Lake Bunyonyi. Depart Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo NP. From Mburo you will return to Entebbe for your flight out.

Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari into the Pearl of Africa that the Fond Memory will not be forgotten so soon.

Fun: Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, game drives, chimp and gorilla trekking, sighting birds.

Bragging Right: Close up encounter with the chimps and gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat, touring the Pearl of Africa.

My trip at a glance
Day and Date Destination Attention Accommodation Meals
Day One Entebbe Airport | Botanical Garden
  • Arrive, visit Entebbe Botanical Garden and overnight in the booked accommodation.
Lake Victoria View Guesthouse Lunch, Dinner
Day Two Mabamba | Kibale Forest  NP
  • Go shoebill stork sighting in Mabamba and proceed to Kibale Forest NP.
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day Three Kibale NP  | Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.
The Bush Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel.
The Bush Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area.
Bakiga Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six Bwindi NP | Lake Bunyonyi
  • Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & sightseeing.
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven Lake Mburo NP
  • Transfer to Lake Mburo NP: undertake either a boat ride or bush walk in the park.
Rwakobo Rock Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight Lake Mburo NP | Entebbe Airport
  • Mburo morning game drive and Transfer to Entebbe for your flight out.
Not provided (Unless requested) Breakfast, Lunch
My trip Step – by – Step

Day 1:  Arrive, visit Entebbe Botanical Garden and overnight in the booked accommodation

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a Home to Africa Guide/driver who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your booked accommodation for check-in and some rest. Later, you will go out and tour the Entebbe Botanical Garden.

Entebbe Botanical Garden is one of the places around Entebbe where you can spot many species of birds e.g. orange tufted and red chested Sun birds and orange weaver. There is a small ruminate patch of rain forest where Guereza Colobus and vervet monkeys can be observed next to Great Blue and Ross’ turacos, Diederik Cuckoos, Woodland Kingfisher, Black and white casqued horn bill and splendid starling.

It is also a place of tranquility and peace, a feast for the eyes and there is notable absence of people and you simply immerse in nature, the sounds of birds breaking the stillness of the moment.

Day 2:  Go shoebill stork sighting in Mabamba and proceed to Kibale Forest NP.

You will have your breakfast at the accommodation and then depart for Kibale Forest National Park. The park is popular for its primate’s population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, mangabeys and red tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.

En route, you will detour for the shoebill stork sighting in Mabamba swamp. This is one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill. The bird is easiest seen in the morning when they stalk their main prey, the mudfish or frogs but may be spotted all day. They may stand absolutely still for long periods awaiting the movements of their prey and then suddenly strike with a marvelous speed. It’s fascinating to watch the behavior of this elusive and endangered bird firsthand in their natural habitat.

You will thereafter continue to Kibale Forest NP, arriving late afternoon/evening and then check into your accommodation. Thereafter, you will have your dinner and overnight rest.

Day 3:  Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Today you will experience some serious primate business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning.

The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing regarding the rules of trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Day 4:  Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel

On this day, you will have a game drive and launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel. Early in the morning, you will go out for a game drive through the park, with magnificent views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills and abundance of wild animals like: reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffaloes and so much more. Have a break and relax as you eat lunch served at the lodge.

The afternoon adventure entails a launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel, a water stream joining Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a large school of hippos and Nile crocodiles, besides the variety of birds that flock the reed shores like: the pelicans, kingfishers, saddle billed stork and sometimes the crowned cranes. Return to your accommodation in time for your dinner.

Day 5:  Transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area.

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha 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 400 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.

Day 6:  Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & sightseeing.

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest 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 taken and the terrain vary 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.

Day 7:  Transfer to Lake Mburo NP: undertake either a boat ride or bush walk in the park.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter drive off to Lake Mburo NP.

Arrive in the park in the early afternoon for a boat ride on the lake or evening game/bush walk to the salt lick area. On the bush/game walk, there are different animals to see such as the eland, zebras, hyenas, Cape buffalos, sitatunga and other mammals. The boat ride on the lake is good for birders with several birds like African Harrier Hawk, cormorant fish eagles, spectacled weavers and heron to be seen. The shore of the lake also boasts a good number of crocodiles and hippos. Later, relax at your accommodation, where you will spend the night.

Day 8:  Mburo morning game drive and Transfer to Entebbe for your flight out.

Enjoy your breakfast and then proceed out for an exciting morning game drive to see the gigantic eland antelope, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, Warthogs, Cape Buffalos and other savannah animals. You will return for lunch and a brief repose at the accommodation.

Later, check out of your accommodation and then transfer to Entebbe where you will arrive in the evening to catch your flight out. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Our Pricing

Travelers Price/Person Discount From Base
Solo Traveler 3290 Base Price
2 Persons Sharing 2489 24.35%
3 Persons Sharing 2369 27.99%
4 Persons Sharing 2194 33.31%
5 Persons Sharing 2141 34.92%
6 Or More Persons Sharing 2046 37.81%
Inclusion Exclusion
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  •  Applicable park entrance fees.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Laundry.
  • Water while on safari.
  • Airfare
  • Any activity stated as “Optional”
  • All launch or boat trip as per itinerary.
  • All other Services of a personal nature.
  • Gorilla trekking permit USD 600 per person.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity.
  • Chimp trekking permit USD 150 per person.
  • Any activity stated as “Optional”
  • All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
  • All kinds of drinks except water.
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • And all government taxes/levies.
Don`t copy text!