Price
$2,385 per person
Duration
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Destination
Uganda
Travellers
2+

GORILLA AND CHIMP TREKKING EXPERIENCE Chimp and Gorilla Trek in Uganda

Go chimp and gorilla trekking in Uganda. Enjoy the privilege of observing and photographing the chimps and gorillas as they interact.
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What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Starts in Entebbe International Airport [EBB] in Uganda
Return Location
Ends in Entebbe International Airport [EBB] in Uganda
Additional Information
Optional Excursion: Forest walks Tour Number: SV302A2019
Price includes
  • 4x4 Safari vehicle with pop-up roof
  • Airport transfers
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • English-speaking and highly educated driver
Price does not include
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • Gorilla Habituation permit ($600) and optional activities
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing (Please ask about group rates and accommodation upgrades) For single room supplement: Additional fee Gorilla Permits: $600 and are subject to change by the government of Uganda

Entebbe

Situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Tourists can look forward to spending days on beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll through the fields and forests of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s orphaned chimps.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Located in southwestern Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the county’s most popular parks. Volcanic craters, grassy plains, tropical forest and giant lakes connected by a channel inhabited by abundant hippos, are what you will see at the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has almost 100 types of mammal and 606 different bird species, including the peculiar shoebill. The Kasinga Channel alone is said to contain the world’s largest concentration of hippos, and other wildlife includes buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, Defassa waterbuck and elephant. Don’t miss the Kyambura Gorge, which is home to habituated chimpanzees.

Lake Mutanda

Situated in Uganda, Lake Mutanda is a small freshwater lake sandwiched between the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in the Virunga Mountains. Set against a misty mountain backdrop, the picturesque lake is dotted with islands, and the surrounding landscape is scattered with wetland ecosystems and lakeside forests stretching up the mountain slopes which provide a safe habitat for the endangered mountain gorilla. Visitors can look forward to gorilla tracking, bird watching, lake lounging, volcano hiking, and paddling in a traditional dugout canoe.

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  • Day 4-
  • Day 5-
  • Day 6-
Day 1-

Entebbe

  • Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your Safari Ventures representative who will then drive you to our  nearby accommodation in Entebbe.
  • Overnight at Papyrus Guest House
  • Bed and breakfast provided
Day 2-

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Entebbe – Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Travel time by road is approximately 6 hours
  • (Please note that we offer a fly-in option at an additional cost)
  • This morning you will depart Entebbe for Queen Elizabeth National park stopping enroute to look at the Royal Drum makers and stand on the equator, where you will be able to be in both hemispheres simultaneously. 
  • You will continue through the verdant country side arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world.   Uganda’s second largest National Park, the 1,978 sq km has everything from open savannah to rain forest.   Queen Elizabeth has over 100 mammal species, and an astounding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination.
  • Arrive in the park in the afternoon and if possible, go for a game drive in the early evening.
  • Overnight at Kaseny Safari Lodge
  • Full board provided
Day 3-

Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Activities: Morning chimp tracking and afternoon game drive in Ishasha.
  • After an early breakfast, you will begin Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest and later proceed to Ishasha famed for the tree climbing lions on an evening game drive.
  • Overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge
  • Full board provided
Day 4-

Lake Mutanda

  • Ishasha - Bwindi
  • Activities of the day: Breakfast and later transfer to the southern part of Bwindi.
  • Today you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for two nights, home to over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population.
  • Interacting with these gentle giants is one of the most moving experiences that Africa has to offer and should not be missed!
  • The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq km and boasts 90 mammal species, including a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon  and many others.
  • Relax in the evening and get ready for the following day’s gorilla tracking.
  • Overnight at Mutanda Resort
  • Full board provided
Day 5-

Lake Mutanda

  • Activities of the day: Gorilla tracking f and possible optional activities in the evening.
  • This morning you will set off for gorilla trekking.
  • Hiking through the thick, verdant rain forest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience.
  • Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all. 
  • If time permits, there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in .
  • Optional Village Walk: Overlooking the imposing hillsides of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, with the mist swirling over the summits, this is one of the most dramatic settings for your cultural tour! Among others, meet a traditional healer, who not only treats the sick, but uses his knowledge to conserve and educate about the various medicinal plants.
  • Overnight at Mutanda Resort
  • Full board provided
Day 6-

End of Itinerary

  • Entebbe & fly out
  • Enjoy breakfast and drive back to Entebbe to connect to your onward flight or choose to extend your tour of beautiful Uganda
  • (Flights are available to Entebbe)

More about Uganda

Uganda, or the ‘Pearl of Africa’, as it was famously dubbed by Winston Churchill, is characterised by relatively dry and flat savanna in the north, with verdant mountains in the West, and vast dense and remarkably lush forests in the central region. The nation is home to an astonishingly diverse range of African wildlife including the highly endangered mountain gorilla which can be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A popular spot for wildlife watching is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which hosts four of the Big Five, a flock of flamboyant flamingos and the rare tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Outdoor enthusiasts can get their adrenaline fix with plenty of whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, quad biking and horse riding facilities on offer. Add to this some friendly locals, a burgeoning cultural scene, and a capital city full of lively bars, clubs and restaurants, and it is easy to see why Uganda has gained itself a reputation as 'Africa's friendliest country'.

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Chimp and Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Tour

Price
$2,385 per person
Duration
6 Days/ 5 Nights
Destination
Uganda
Travellers
2+

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