Uganda Gorilla Safari,Chimpanzee Tracking Safari (8 Days)

Day 1: Arrive in Lake Mburo National Park

zebra imageHead to Lake Mburo National Park, which is one of Uganda’s newest National Parks, from Kampala. On your arrival, you will carry out an afternoon game drive in the park, seeing animals like the impalas, zebras, buffalos, topis, elands, oribis and many others. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp/Arcadia Cottages/Rwonyo Rest Camp.

Day 2: Boat trip and transfer to Bwindi Forest
In the morning after breakfast, you will carry out a boat trip. View the water birds such as the Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. Later, head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day. Overnight at Mahogany Springs/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Buhoma Community bandas (FB)

Day 3: Gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking, early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter into the Gorilla Sanctuary for your adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals in the forest include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and many others. The park is known for its fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare moving, awesome and exciting adventure. Overnight at Mahogany Springs/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Buhoma Community bandas (FB).

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Head to Fort portal from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest after breakfast. You will have lunch enroute and on your arrival in Fort Portal, you may decide to carry out a community walk. Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Chimp’s Nest/Ataco Country Resort(FB).

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will also see the Black and White Colobus monkeys, Black faced Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco. Head for a swamp walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. You will view the birds and monkeys that inhabit the swamp. Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Chimp’s Nest/Ataco Country Resort.

Day 6: Head to Murchison Falls

giraffs imageDrive northwards to Murchison Falls National Park after breakfast. The park is located in the north-western part of the country. This charming drive will pass you through the famous battle zone of the Luweero Triangle. You will have a lunch stop over at Masindi town and then proceed to the Murchison Falls, the most beautiful falls on the river Nile. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp (FB).

Day 7: Game drives and a boat cruise
After breakfast, go for a morning game drive on the southern banks of the river. The morning drive will take you through different habitats. On the drive, you will clear to see different animals which include giraffes, Hartebeest, Elephants, Bushbucks, Lion, Jackal and many others. After lunch, you will carry out a launch cruise and will view concentration of Hippos on the banks of the river. For the birders, a variety of birds will be present such as the Pel’s Fishing-Owl, king fishers. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp (FB).

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking and a return to Kampala
Depart from the park and head to Kampala. Along the way, you will carry out a chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest with in Budongo Forest. You will have an overnight at Cassia Lodge/The Lodge.