Gorilla tracking safari
Classic Uganda Primate Expedition

TRIP DURATION

6 Days

journey type

Land Journey

time of the year

Jan-Feb, Apr - Oct, Dec

where you'll visit

Tour Overview

On this safari Uganda Primate Expedition, The best place in the world to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, Witness an abundance of wildlife including chimpanzees, golden monkeys, and the Big 5, Home to over 1,000 recorded species of birds including the distinctive shoebill this is a birder’s paradise, Diverse landscapes offering a unique range of adventure experiences, from savannah in the east to rainforests in the west With less tourism than other African destinations there are fewer crowds, more authentic experiences on offer, the highest standards of hospitality, and the highest level of safety.

 

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Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe, Uganda

Today, you will arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a GoExplore representative who will then transfer you to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Hotel Number 5
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 : Kibale National Park | Home To Chimpanzees

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Kibale Forest National Park through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Rapidly becoming a must-do destination in Uganda, Kibale Forest offers an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest. Large mammals aren’t so easily seen but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds more than makeup for it, and besides, Kibale is most famous for its primates and it is commonly known as the primates’ capital with about 13 species of primates. The commonest being the Chimpanzees. You have the opportunity to stop by one of the tea plantations and learn how tea is planted, harvested, and proceed. Thereafter, proceed to the park for an overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Ndali Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 3 : KIbale National Park | Chimp Trekking Experience

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed by the rangers, and by around 8:00 am the search for the amazing chimpanzees begins. Kibaale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa are exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, the Guereza Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant-hooting calls, and then heading to the place from which they replied. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socialize with each other. The tracking takes 2-3 hours after which you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles. Alternatively, you can visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a picturesque view of the breathtaking scenery.

Lodge/Hotel: Ndali Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 4 : Lake Bunyonyi | Bird's Haven

You will start the day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter drive to Lake Bunyonyi in the South Eastern part of Uganda. The lake is commonly known for its beautiful scenery and derives its name from being a habitat for a variety of bird species. Time allowing, you will have a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi as you explore the different Islands and the beautiful scenery.

Lodge/Hotel: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 5 : Bwindi Forest National Park | Encounter The Gorillas

After breakfast with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about the do’s and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your gorilla trekking experience will start immediately after the briefing. This is a memorable and amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around, and also do their day-to-day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since it is dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also, expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos and observe their subtle social interactions, and remarkable behaviors closely resembling our own. Later, trek back to the park headquarters to pick up your certificates and return back to the lodge.

Lodge/Hotel: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 6 : Drive to Entebbe and depart

After breakfast, you will drive transfer to Kisoro For your Flight To Entebbe, Have a Day’s Room in Entebbe and then our GoExplore guide will drop you at the airport for your flight back home

End of Your Journey.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Hotel Number 5 (Day room)
Meal plan: Full Board
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Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

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