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9 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking will give you an opportunity to experience Chimpanzee tracking or Chimpanzee Habituation experience in Kibale National Park. This is followed by a game drive and hot spring visit in Semuliki National Park on the western side of the Rwenzori. Game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park comes next for wildlife and boat safari. We then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla tracking & Batwa experience. You will get to spend some time with the Batwa as they narrate how they used to live a wildlife in the forest Finally, we end our tour at Lake Bunyonyi for the much-awaited Canoe Trekking.
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Gorilla trekking
- Boat Cruise
- Canoe Trekking
- Bird Watching
- Game drive
- Wildlife viewing
- Batwa Trial
Day 1: Pick up at the airport and drive to Kampala
Day 2: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Semiliki National Park
Day 4: wildlife viewing and hot springs
Day 5: Game drive and Kazinga Channel
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for canoe trekking
Day 9: Departure
End of 9 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking
We begin with the highlight of the tour- Chimpanzee tracking or Chimpanzee Habituation experience in Kibale National Park. This is followed by a game drive and hot spring visit in Semuliki National Park on the western side of the Rwenzori. Game drive at Queen Elizabeth National Park comes next for wildlife and boat safari. We then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla tracking & Batwa experience. Finally, we end our tour at Lake Bunyonyi for the much-awaited Canoe Trekking.
Pick Up at The Airport and Drive to KampalaYour Guide picks you Up from the Airport to Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco-tourists alike. Our grounds provide a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as colored turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species. Remarkable for the hotel is the comfort, the personal service and the unique character of the facilities. Whether you are searching for peace and quietness in a natural green setting or the excitement of waking up to hummingbirds, our doors are always open! Our friendly and courteous staff is always ready to welcome you with pleasure and attend to your every need.
Drive To Kibale ForestYour guide will pick you up early in the morning and provide a briefing on your upcoming safari. We then proceed to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National park. The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammal species including chimpanzees, as well as over 375 species of birds. In the afternoon, we go for a walk at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you can see primate species and reptiles among other interesting mammals. Bird lovers will enjoy sightings of over 200 bird species, set amid varieties of lush trees, shrubs, and vines.
Chimpanzee trekking and Transfer to Semiliki Natinal parkTracking chimpanzees is a unique experience that makes Safari in Uganda at par with its neighboring East African countries. There is nothing more exotic than starring in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches. If you can’t get enough, you may opt to do the habituation experience, which means you can spend the whole day with these amazing creatures. In the afternoon, guests doing the Chimpanzee Tracking will continue to Semuliki National Park.
Wild Life Viewing and Hot springsToday’s activity begins with a game drive where you will not only see a number of wildlife but also witness various species of birds native to Central Congo. Semuliki National Park is home to a number of exotic Central African wildlife and the Batwa pygmy community. This provides a taste of Central Africa without having to leave Uganda. After this, we go on a short walk and arrive to see the Sulphur hot spring in a hot mineral encrusted swamp. The Mumbuga erupting spring resembles a fountain with its 0.5m high perpetual sprout, receiving its heat from the deep faults of East African Rift System.
Game Drive and Kazinga ChanelWe will set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is previously known in 1952 as Kazinga National Park was later on renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. In the afternoon, we proceed to the Mweya peninsula for a boat safari where you get to see crocodiles. Once again, feast your eyes with the wonderful wildlife before you while enjoying a relaxing cruise along the Kazinga channel.
Drive To Lake BunyonyiWe depart for Bunyaruguru to enjoy wonderful views of lush tea, fruit plantations, and the Rwenzori Mountains. We then continue to pass through Ugandan soil along Kagamba, Ntungamo, and Kabale, which is heralded as the Switzerland part of Africa with its hilly nature and breeze. Finally, we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda.
Early Morning Gorilla trekkingWe begin today’s activity with the much-awaited Gorilla Trekking in either Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the Gorilla living in this world. After Gorilla tracking, the Batwa experience in Karengerere follows where your guide will take you at the top of the hills to take in the great view of Lake Bunyonyi.
Take aboat and awalk to the view point at lake BunyonyiYou will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi, which has made this place synonymous to paradise. You can also go on a village walk and immerse in the African community, go on a boat or take a coneo. Apart from its beauty, Lake Bunyonyi is also known as a place for little birds. In fact “Bunyonyi” translates to “place of many little birds”. Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. You can also visit the underprivileged children of Loving Hearts Helping Hands primary school. They will welcome you with the utmost hospitality via a short concert or traditional dance and loving smiles.
Drive To EntebbeAfter breakfast, we checkout of our accommodation and drive back to Kampala. We will have lunch along the drive back to Kampala, stop at the Equator for Pictures. We will take you to either to Entebbe International Airport if you are catching a flight, or to your respective hotel if you will still be spending the night.
- Park fees(For non-residents)
- Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
- Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
- All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water(On all days)
- International flights(From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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