9-Day Chimp, Tree-Climbing Lions and Mountain Gorilla Experience

 

This trip gives you an opportunity to experience the best of Uganda encounters, including tracking the impressive mountain gorillas and illusive chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

Trip Highlights

  • Illusive Chimps
  • Impressive Mountain Gorillas
  • Discover local community lifestyle
  • Tree Climbing Lions
  • Several crater lakes
  • 100s of bird species
  • Game drives

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda

On arrival, you will be picked from Entebbe Airport by our experienced guide, who will transfer you to Kampala for an overnight. Overnight in Kampala (BB)

Day 2: Drive to Kibale

You will leave Kampala after an early breakfast and drive to Kibale through Fort Portal. Driving through the rolling hills and crafted valleys will make your six-hour drive more interesting. On arrival in Kibale, you will check in at Primate Lodge, which is located in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. In the afternoon, you can choose to take a forest walk or go to explore the beautiful Lake Nyinambuga, which is just outside the park. Overnight at Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk

You will wake up to an encounter with primates. Kibale Forest is the primate capital of the world, and boasts 1,400 chimps! Your guide will lead you into tracking chimps and other primates as they crush through the high cover of the tropical forest.
Beautiful sounds of birds in the trees will make your primate tracking more enjoyable and memorable. The tracking exercise will take up to three hours and you will return to your room for refreshment, before you are served lunch. You will also take an afternoon walk to Bigodi village, watch the swamp birds and visit the community projects. Upon return, you will be served evening tea, and be entertained by local drama groups. This will be your last night at Primate Lodge.

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Fort Portal in western Uganda. You will drive past the stunning foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the world's greatest mountain ranges. We will book in Kyambura Safari Lodge, where you enjoy luxury in the wilderness. From the balcony of your banda, you will enjoy the expansive beautiful scenery of the park till sunset. (FB)

Day 5: Tree climbing lions and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

An early morning drive will guarantee you sighting tree climbing lions in Ishasha, which is good for lion sightings. On a lucky day, you will find the lions hunting. You will have lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge before taking a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, where the wildlife and a vast array of birds come to drink. You will be driven back to Kyambura Safari Lodge for overnight.

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Through stunning landscapes of southwestern Uganda, you will drive to Bwindi and have an overnight at Buhoma Gorilla Lodge. (FB)

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla tracking

This is the most intriguing experience that will be a highlight of your trip. You will wake up for early morning briefing by park authorities, who will later guide you into tracking. Encountering mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and watching them as they feed and play is truly an awe-inspiring moment! After tracking, return to your lodge for lunch and relax in the coolest environment. Overnight at Buhoma Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Drive to Kampala.

The next day, you will be driven back to Kampala through stunning landscapes of Kigezi. You will make a stopover at the Equator for photo opportunity and to buy a souvenir before your reach your Kampala hotel for an overnight.

Day 9: Departure through Entebbe Airport

Your guide driver will pick you from your Kampala hotel and take you to Entebbe Airport for departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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