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7 Day Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Embark on a remarkable 7-day journey through Kibale, Bwindi, and Lake Mburo National Parks on the Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Experience. Encounter the enchanting world of chimpanzees, gorillas, zebras, and giraffes, among other fascinating creatures.

Explore the heart of tropical rainforests for an unforgettable gorilla and chimpanzee trekking experience, and enjoy thrilling wildlife adventures in the scenic landscapes of Lake Mburo.

Additionally, opt for the extraordinary gorilla habituation experience to further enrich your safari adventure.

Safari Highlights 

  • 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 

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. The walk can be quite strenuous due to the muddy trails and mountainous areas, but it is 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 have a cultural experience by visiting 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 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 Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, 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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