Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda -10 days (Wildlife Safari)

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Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee tracking in kibale, Bird watching, Lake Mburo national park, Lake Bunyonyi and Wildlife Safari

This 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking Uganda safari adventure will give you some of the best attractions that Uganda has to offer. The tour will take you to four National parks in Uganda, Kibale forest National Park for Chimpanzee and other primates(12) tracking and Birding in Bigodi swamp, Queen Elizabeth National Park for Big four(lions, elephants, leapard, buffalo), Boat cruise on Kazinga channel and game drives, Bwindi impenetrable National Park for mountain Gorilla trekking and Birding, and Lake Mburo National Park for Zebras, leopards, antelopes, giraffes etc. The safari also takes you to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation, birding and boat cruise.



Safari highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
  • Game drives for Tree climbing Lions, leopards, Elephants, etc in Queen Elizabeth
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel for game viewing
  • Birding in Kibale forest and Queen Elizabeth national parks
  • Explosion craters
  • Large crop Plantations and sceneries
  • Gorilla Trekking and watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Canoeing and Relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Birding in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Mburo National park Game drives; Zebra, warthog, Elands, Impala, giraffes buffalos, leopard etc
  • Boat cruise on lake mburo for wildlife

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Upon your arrival, you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala or Entebbe. You and the guide will go through the itinerary. This is very important because you need to get to know each other and also get information on the safari activities before embarking on the journey. Depending on time, a lot of optional activities can be done in the afternoon, especially if you want to go or see something than being at the Hotel. Summary

  • Meet and Greet
  • Go through Itinerary

Meal Plan: Dinner


Day 2: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

Early in the morning, we leave Kampala after breakfast driving west towards Fort Portal town through Mityana and Mubende towns. The drive will take an average 5 hours to Kibale. Along the way we drive through farm land of the local subsistence farmers and later entering large tea plantations one of the cash crops in Uganda. Here we stop for Photos before continuing to the Lodge for lunch and check in. Optional activities can be arranged such as; Nature walk, Crater lakes Adventure and top of the World views. Summary

  • Journey to Kibale
  • Large Crop plantations and Photos
  • Check in
  • Nature walk or Crater lakes Adventure

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking, Birding, Nature walk and other Primates

After breakfast you report at the Kanyanchu river camp Tourist Centre at 07.45am for group allocation and briefing on the Do's and Don'ts of Chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest National Park has a variety of primates. 13 species have been recorded, including; L'Hoest's monkey, the black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, coppery tailed monkey, Uganda mangabey, among others.
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Chimpanzee trekking is the main focus here. The trek takes an average of 4 hours, and on this trek, other Primates and some rare Bird species (325) plus butterflies can be seen.
After spending an hour with our closes cousins, you will return to the lodge for hot lunch. In the afternoon, we visit Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for a community Nature walk where you are to see many birds and 4-5 monkey species.
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  • Chimpanzee Tracking & watching
  • Other Primates watching
  • Bird watching
  • Bigodi swamp for Birding and Nature walk

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Evening game drive

A late morning departure for Queen Elizabeth National Park, driving through big banana plantations, maize, cotton and sunflowers on season. This is so, because the land which is formed by the erosion of the volcanic soils of Mountain Rwenzori is generally flat enabling mechanization. We drive on the foothills of Mt Rwenzori and a copper mining town of Kasese. On arrival in Queen Elizabeth National Park, we have Lunch at the lodge and then have an evening game drive. Summary

  • Check out of Lodge in Kibale
  • Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
  • Evening Game Drive

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: Game Drive and boat ride along the Kazinga channel

We drive off for an early morning game drive to Kasenyi (a section of Queen Elizabeth National Park) with parked breakfast. Here we are aiming for the BIG CATS which are more active in the morning such as; Lions & Leopards however other animals will be seen; Hyenas, Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes and different bird species.
Kasenyi tracks presents the best region for game viewing because of the open grounds which attracts Big game( animals). Return to the lodge for Lunch.

In the evening we go or a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is wonder of its own, you cant imagine how close you get to giant animals like Buffalos and Elephants which come to the banks of the channel for water. Other animals which can be seen include; Giant forest hogs, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and many bird species like Great white pelicans, African spoonbills, Great cormorants, African fish eagles among others. We then return to the lodge for dinner.


  • Lions and Big cats search
  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel for game viewing

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Transfer to bwindi though Ishasha (south of Queen Elizabeth)

After breakfast, we drive to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (ISHASHA). It’s the most remote part and less visited though very rich in Game. This is the home of the Tree climbing Lions. Other gaming potentials include the rare Leopard, Hyenas, Giant forest hogs, Topi, big herds of Uganda kob.
We then drive through Maramagambo forest which presents opportunities of seeing some primates such as Baboons, Red tailed Colobus, Black and white Colobus, L’hoest’s monkey, among others. We then stop for lunch and continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


  • Head to Bwindi National Park
  • Tree climbing Lions
  • Primates watching
  • Game viewing
  • Check in Bwindi

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National park


Gorilla Trekking Day

In the morning, after breakfast, you assemble at the "Visitor center" for briefing and Gorilla group allocation before being guided in the forest by the park ranger guide and armed escorts. Trekking is very physical but interesting, different vegetation in the forest and atmosphere is rewarding.

The trek might be long or short depending on the movements of the Gorillas, but seeing the peaceful giants brings ease in your heart, and hour with them seems like minutes. Just enjoy the breath taking hour before returning back. Depending on time of arrival from gorilla tracking, other optional interesting activities can be arranged in Bwindi, such as; Forest nature walks, Batwa experience, Community walks, Bike riding, among others.

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  • Gorilla Tracking and Habituation
  • Bird watching
  • Optional activities like Forest nature walks, Batwa experience, Community walks, Bike riding

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi calling and Bird watching

After breakfast you continue driving further south to Lake Bunyonyi "the lake for birds", the right place to take it slow and relax. Lake Bunyonyi is a very scenic lake with (29 islands) and might make you feel out of Africa. This is the second deepest lake in Africa after lake Tanganyika but because it is always calm, enables canoeing and a Nature walk on these historic islands is very rewarding. Therefore upon arrival, you check in at the lodge and have lunch, then enjoy an active evening.


  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Canoeing
  • Nature walk
  • Relaxation and Serenity
  • Bird watching

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Drive to lake Mburo national Park, boat cruise and evening game drive

In the morning after an early breakfast, we transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda smallest savanna park but offering magical experience such as; Zebra, warthog, Elands, Impala, Giraffes, Buffalos, Leopard, Bushbucks, among others. Upon arrival, we have lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon you will go for a 2 hour boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to the water animals that include Crocodiles and Hippopotamus, birds like the Fish eagles and King fishers. After the boat ride, you will start an evening Game drive as you enjoy a beautiful sunset. Return to the lodge for dinner.


  • Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • 2 hr Boat Cruise
  • Game Drives
  • Bird watching

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Checkout and travel back to Kampala

After breakfast enjoy a walking safari in the park with an experienced game ranger. It’s a very great experience as you get close to wildlife without threatening them which wouldn't be the case if you were in a safari car (they would run).

This take an average of 2 hours. After the walk, we check out of the lodge and continue to Kampala of Entebbe.
You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. Have lunch and then proceed east for your International flight or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe. Summary

  • Walking Safari
  • Travel back to Kampala

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch


Map to the Destinations

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Note: We can also Tailor the Safari The Itinerary can also be tailored to suit your desires. We can design the safari to the number of days you want and activities that interest you. Feel free to contact us for more information about the safari.


Accommodation (Hotels and Lodges around the Tourist Sites)

The accommodation depends on your Budget. Here is a list of Lodges around the Tourist site.

What You need for the 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking and Tracking Safari

  • Water: Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
  • Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Some times it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.
  • Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
  • Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
  • Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
  • Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
  • Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash for gorillas) to capture this lifetime experience

What is included in the 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking and Wildlife Itinerary

  • Airport Transfers
  • 9 nights accommodation National Parks
  • Meals: Day 1- L.D, (Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) - B.L.D, Day 10 - B.L

    Note: L= Lunch, D= Dinner, B= breakfast

  • Bottled Water
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Park Entry fees: Queen Elizabeth park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National park
  • Experienced English speaking Driver
  • 4X4 Safari car for Transportation
  • Bottled Water

What is excluded in the Itinerary

  • Visas
  • Tips for Driver and Guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Drinks from the Accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Anything not discussed during the initial meeting
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