10 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee Trekking, Big Five Safari

This exciting 10 Days safari  includes trekking the Bwindi Gorillas, Chimpanzee Watching in Kibale, boat Ride in Queen Elizabeth NP, Game drives in Lake Mburo NP as well as the Ngamba Chimpanzee Island during which you will encounter various wild animals. Enjoy Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking, game drives, boat cruise and primates watch with Africa Nature trekkers.

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Detailed Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest

Very early in the morning you will be met by our guide from Africa Nature Trekkers right after having you breakfast. He will brief you about the safari and then start on a long drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You will arrive in the park in the afternoon. Kibale Park is known for having the largest diversity and number of primates on the African continent.

On arrival you will check into your accommodation, have lunch and in the afternoon trek chimpanzees – which are the closest surviving cousins to man. Later you will dine and spend the night at your lodge.

Available Accommodation options

Budget Accommodation: Ruwenzori View Guest House / Kibale Forest camp

Moderate Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury Facilities: Ndali Lodge / Mountains of the Moon / Primate Lodge

Super Luxury Facilities: Kyaninga Lodge 

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Nature Walk

After an early breakfast you will go in the forest to trek chimpanzees. As you trek, you will encounter several other primates like the Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys and the Red Colobus Monkeys in addition to colored butterflies and insects. When you meet the chimpanzees you will spend some time observing them and taking photographs.

Head back for lunch at your lodge and in the afternoon enjoy a guide nature walk in Bigodi Swamp home to numerous birds and animals. Dine and spend the night at your lodge

Available Accommodation Options

Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest camp / Ruwenzori View Guest House

Moderate Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury Accommodation: Mountains of the Moon / Primate Lodge /Ndali Lodge

Super Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Wildlife park National Park. 

After an early breakfast, transfer for approximately 4 hours to Queen Elizabeth National, and check into your lodge. You will have lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure. Later in the day you have a game drive in the park.

Because this park has a diversity of habitats which support a great profusion of wildlife, you will encounter so many animals.

Available Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mweya safari Lodge / Jacana safari Lodge

Midrange: Kyambura game lodge, /King Fisher Lodge / KichwambaHippo Hill Camp

Budget: Simba safari camp /Ecology Cottages

Day 4:  Chimp Trekking and Kazinga Boat ride 

After an early breakfast you will go in the forest to trek chimpanzees. As you trek, you will encounter several other primates like the Black & White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys and the Red Colobus Monkeys in addition to colored butterflies and insects.

When you meet the chimpanzees you will spend some time observing them and taking photographs.

Head back for lunch at your lodge and in the afternoon enjoy a guide nature walk in Bigodi Swamp home to numerous birds and animals.

Dine and spend the night at your lodge

Available Accommodation Options

Budget Facilities: Kibale Forest camp / Ruwenzori View Guest House

Moderate Facilities: Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury Facilities: Mountains of the Moon / Primate Lodge /Ndali Lodge

Super Luxury Facilities: Kyaninga Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National 

After breakfast you will start on the 4 hours drive as you transfer to the renowned Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In Bwindi, there will be an optional walk to the Munyaga waterfalls located nearby.

Available Accommodation options

Super Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Lodge / Mahogany Springs lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Clouds lodge / Gorilla Forest camp

Mid-range Accommodation: Engagi lodge / chameleon hill lodge / gorilla mist lodge / Lake Kitandara camp / Mahogany springs / Nkuringo campsite  Travelers’ nest hotel –kisoro

Ordinary Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Nkuringo camp site / Silver back lodge / Buhoma Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Bwindi view Bandas / Nkuringo campsite bandas / Buhoma Community Bandas / Virunga Hotel / Nshongi gorilla resort

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking, Batwa Cultural Experience

Today we shall enjoy one of the highlight activities on this 4 day safari. Early morning we shall have a quick cup of tea before transferring to the park headquarters where the park warden will brief us about the trekking guidelines.

By 8:00am you’ll set out into the forest in groups of eight people led by park rangers as well as guides. Don’t forget to wear strong hiking boots, carry a rain jacket, pack some water and a snack as well as get a walking stick. The time it will take to eventually meet the gorillas is quite unpredictable since it mainly depends on the mountain gorillas’ movement. Once you find them, you will be allowed to spend on hour in their midst observing them and taking pictures and video. Don’t miss out on the silverback – with its sheer size (approximated to weigh 350 pounds).

After wards you will head back to your accommodation to rest. There will be an optional cultural walk to the Batwa community where you will enjoy great traditional entertainment.

Dine and overnight at your accommodation 

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park driving through Kabale – (the ‘Switzerland-of-Uganda’) a beautiful hilly town with creatively terraced farms.

Lake Mburo National Park offers habitat to a large number of wild animals like Zebras, Impalas, large Elands plus a large number of different bird.

In the park, you will check into you lodge, have lunch and later on enjoy an optional boat trip

Available Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp

Budget: Rwonyo camp

Day 8: Game drive, transfer to Entebbe.

You will have an early morning game drive before transferring to Entebbe. Along the way, you will make a couple f stopovers at the Uganda Equator, and at the Mpambire Royal drum makers.

You will dine and spend the night in Entebbe.

Available Accommodation Options

Boma Guest house

Entebbe Central Inn

Day 9: Visit the Chimpanzees of Ngamba Chimp Sanctuary 

After breakfast you will drive to the docking site where you will catch the boat which willtake you to the Ngamba Island sanctuary- home for the orphaned chimpanzees, which is found on lake Victoria.

You will spend a couple of hours there ans observe the chimpanzees feed and play. The Visitor’s hours at the sanctuary start at 11:00 am until 8:00pm.

At the end of you experience with the chimpanzees, you will return to the Entebbe mainland and dine as well as spend the night at your hotel.

Day 10: Departure 

This will be the last day of this 10 days Uganda Safari amazing safari. Basing on your time of departure, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport and that will mark the end of this safari

End of 10 days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee and Big Five safari
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