7 Day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari
The 7-day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you to Kibale, Bwindi, and Lake Mburo National Parks. Your highlights include chimpanzees, gorillas, zebra, and giraffes, among others. You will experience the ultimate gorilla and chimpanzee trekking encounter in these tropical rainforests and some wildlife adventure in Lake Mburo. An option of gorilla habituation experience can be done.
- Gorilla Trekking / Gorilla Habituation Experience
- Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
- Cultural Immersion at the Kibale and Batwa Community in Rushaga
- Wildlife Viewing in Lake Mburo National Park
- Cycling session in Lake Mburo National Park
|Day||Route / Safari Highlight||Accommodation|
|1||Arrival in Entebbe||Papyrus Guest House|
|2||Entebbe – Kibale Forest NP||Turaco Treetops|
|3||Chimp Trekking and Bigodi Community||Turaco Treetops|
|4||Kibale to Bwindi Forest NP||Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge|
|5||Gorilla Trekking / Buhoma Community / Gorilla Habituation||Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge|
|6||Bwindi – Lake Mburo – Cycling||Rwakobo Rock|
|7||Nature Walk in the Park – Entebbe||Departure|
Itinerary for the 7 day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
The 7-day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari starts at Entebbe Airport, where you will be met by a company representative/guide who will transfer you to your place of overnight stay. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center for a brief introduction to the Uganda Wildlife. Accommodation at Papyrus Guest House.
Day 2: Entebbe- Kibale Forest NP
After breakfast, you’ll head west by road to Kibale National Park (a roughly 4-5-hour journey). Enjoy nature at its best while at the Primate Lodge, which is right in the heart of the forest. Kibale is home to a population of over 1,400 chimpanzees and over 20 rare primate species in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary next door. You can enjoy birding in this area as well.
Accommodation and Meals at Turaco Treetops
Day 3: Chimp Trekking and Bigodi Community
Today the forest opens its doors for sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey, and many others.
After lunch head to the Bigodi Swamp for a 2 hours nature walk- a home of 200 bird species including the Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco. The Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Community trails will give you a glimpse into the indigenous way of life.
Accommodation and Meals at Turaco Treetops
Day 4: Kibale – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, head out to Bwindi Forest NP, the home of the mountain gorillas arriving in the late evening for relaxation. Accommodation and Meals at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Day 5: Gorilla Trekking or Gorilla Habituation Experience
In the early morning, you will be briefed on gorilla tracking at the park headquarters. Accompanied by a guide and your packed lunch, you will go in search of the gorillas in a small group. You walk through the forest, in good spirits you go uphill, sometimes you descend again and then climb up a slope again. The duration of gorilla tracking is unpredictable. The walk can be quite strenuous due to the muddy trails and mountainous areas, but it is definitely worth it! For an hour you can spend time with these peaceful ‘Gentle Giants’ as they go about their daily activities of grooming, feeding, and playing. It is a once-in-a-lifetime memorable experience! Later head back to the trailhead and thereafter proceed to your accommodation for relaxation.
If the gorilla trekking ends early, you may visit the Batwa Community to learn about their way of life. Accommodation and Meals at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Alternative: Gorilla Habituation Experience.
The Gorilla Habituation Experience gives you the chance to spend 4 hours in the company of the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll trek into the forest alongside park rangers – blazing a trail through the wilder sides of the forest – in search of gorilla families.
Day 6: Bwindi National Park – Cycling Session
Breakfast and you head back to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for late lunch / have lunch en-route. You will have a cycling session in the park that is home to zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, and leopard (among others).
Accommodation and Meals at Rwakobo Rock.
Day 7: Nature walk in Lake Mburo – Entebbe
Early start of the day head for a nature walk with a guide heading to the salt lick area which offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals. Thereafter you will transfer to Entebbe with a stop at the equator for photos or shopping and lunch en-route then proceed to Entebbe arriving in time for relaxation and a city tour and depart for the airport.
Included in the 7-day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari
Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, primate permits, Accommodation, Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), all Park Entrance Fees, Boat rides where applicable, Statutory Taxes where applicable
Excluded in the 7-day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; fees for International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations; Items of personal nature such as Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, etc.; Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.
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