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7 Day Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Africans Lifestyle

Looking for something to do in Africa? Our 7-day trip will take you to watch chimpanzees and 12 other primate species in Kibale national park, visit Bigodi community to see real life of African where by you will learn to make local coffee straight from the Garden to the cup, Local banana beer and banana gin, Basket waving and traditional dances and all the history of Kibale national park together with people sounding it.


A trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoys watching hippos, lions, hyenas African savannah elephants’ leopards, waterbuck, brushback, Warthogs, abundantly of bird species and a boat cruise for 2 hours with a local a professional guide at Kazinga channel will leave speechless with thousands of smiles on your face in fact you will have a day to remember.

 

Get closer 7-10M to see mountain gorilla, silverback and his family during gorilla tracking in the Afromontane Forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To finish this amazing trip, enjoy an evening game drive in Lake Mburo
National Park the only place where you can sport’’ impalas’’ in Uganda plains zebra and topi, Elands and have an early morning game drive or walk. 

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: DEPARTURE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK VIA FORT PORTAL WITH A STOPOVER FOR LUNCH

Our professional guide driver will meet you at your hotel in Kampala Entebbe in the morning after your breakfast and departure to Fort portal with a stop for lunch in Fort portal city for lunch thereafter lunch you will proceed to Kibale forest.
Accommodation: Isunga lodge, Kibale forest camp, Chimpanzee forest lodge.

Transfer time approximately 5-6 hours.
Meals, bottled drinking water and 4WD are well planned.

DAY 2 CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Along waiting day is here to meet your cousins, after breakfast at 7:30am, your guide driver will pick you at the hotel and travel down to Kibale park headquarter to meet as travelers who are ready to see chimpanzees in their natural habitats, you will have a briefing by 8:00am with Uganda wildlife authority rangers who will tell you about dos and don’ts of the park whilst with chimps, then join groups to see chimps. You will leave at 9:00am and return at 12:00pm.

Go back to the hotel for hot lunch and after lunch you will go for community and cultural walk to learn how to plant coffee, harvest to the cup, how to make banana beers and gin and how to wive baskets, accompanied a traditional dance from the women makes handcrafts.
Accommodation: Isunga lodge, Kibale forest camp, Chimpanzee forest lodge. Full day trip with a lot of relaxations. Meals, bottled drinking water and 4WD are well planned.

DAY 3 TRAVEL TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy breakfast at 8:00am then travel for Queen Elizabeth NP with a stopover at the equator for photo shoots, you will arrive at around midday The Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth Park has a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. Check in and order for lunch later at 2:00pm departure for the boat tour that will take 2 hours covering 4Km while seeing abundant of wildlife on the water side and aquatic bird spices.


Return to at 4:00pm and go for evening game drive to see most of the big 4 resuming for hunting and grazing in the park later at 7:00pm return to the lodge for shower dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy breakfast at 8;00am, we leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha to see tree climbing lions its options to take that route or via Ntungamo.

 

The road takes you through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. You will pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest to Reach Ruhija Gorilla tracking sport, Nkulingo, Buhoma or Rushaga.

Accommodation: Bakiga lodge in Ruhija, Buhoma Gorilla camp or Rushaga Gorilla lodge.
Driving time Aprox 7-8 hours.

DAY 5 GORILLA TRACKING EXPERIENCE IN BWINDI FOREST
Here comes the long-awaited day on this trip to Africa. Enjoy breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest 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 have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is for a lifetime experience that will make you shade uncontrollable tears of love.

 

Return to the hotel and have some good rest after a strenuous trek. Or If time allows you go for evening community and cultural walk experience of African lifestyle/ Bush men.

Accommodation: Bakiga lodge in Ruhija, Buhoma Gorilla camp or Rushaga Gorilla lodge.
Tour time: Half day trip.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and bottled drinking water and well planned.

DAY 6 TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Early morning breakfast followed by a drive to lake Mburo NP. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you proceed to Lake Mburo Park, this is a small park but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras, Elands, Giraffes Buffalos and African Long horned cows in the park you will go for evening safari drive or village/cultural walk or cycling in the park with an armed Uganda wildlife authority ranger guide.

Accommodation is at Rwakobo rock Mid-range and Hyena hill lodge Budget
Transfer time 5 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and bottled drinking water and well planned

DAY 7 TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE

After delicious breakfast, you will start your journey back to Entebbe international airport or kampala capital city or Rwanda Kigali. Cross the equator and have time to take photos and experiment on how the world rotate at the equator line. Buy a few souvenirs and have a quick picnic lunch. You will then drive to Kampala or Entebbe airport to catch your flights back home.

End of 7-Day of Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Africans lifestyle.

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Price for 7 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & African Experience

Price per person includes

  • Park fees

  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee Permit

  • All activities

  • All accommodation

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals

  • Drinks

Packing List

  • A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for hiking, 

  • Binoculars; camera equipment; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects, light colored clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark colors).

Price Excludes

  • International flights from home back to home

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Personal items, souvenirs, visas and travel

  • Insurance

General Information

Hotels have Wi-fi, self contained rooms.

Meals served are of your choice (Starter, Main course & Dessert)

Transport

Insured Custom build safari vehicles (4WD Toyota Land Cruisers, Safari Van)

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