The 7 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour to Uganda is a great way to explore Uganda primtes and other wildlife species. You will get an opportunity of trekking chimps and gorillas in their natural habitat in Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park respectively. Enquire Now The boat cruises and game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Parks offers you chance to spot thousands of antelopes, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, lions and among others. Contact us to book this tour.
Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe International Airport
A Gorilla Adventure Tours safari guide will welcome you to the Pearl of Africa upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. He will brief you about the 7 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour to Uganda and then transfer you to the hotel for relaxation as you prepare for the next day’s activity.
Accommodation: Hotel Number 5, Boma Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Leave Entebbe after breakfast for a fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Take an afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit and having the Tea Estate Walk.
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Guest, Kibale Forest Camp
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park headquarters at Kanyakyu Visitor Centre to join other trekkers for briefing and eventual chimpanzee trekking. Your game ranger guide will take you for a guided primate walk inside Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale National Park is home to other 13 primate species coupled with forest birds.
After lunch, you will embark on your drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park about 3 hour drive. You will have an opportunity of passing through small towns, seeing several foothills of Mountain Rwenzori, small rivers that originate from Rwenzori mountain ranges as well as crossing the equator at Kikorongo in Kasese.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/Enganzi Game Lodge
Day 4: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise
After an early morning cup of coffee, you will drive to Kasenyi plains for a game drive to catch up with what you could have missed out on your earlier game drive. During this morning game drive you will be lucky enough to observe the big cats are out hunting for their prey and as such chances of spotting lions and or leopards are slightly high, other mammals include buffaloes, hippos, several species of antelopes, and many others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. In afternoon, an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This two hour boat cruise is one of the highlights in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It provides you an opportunity to view over 300 birds enjoy resting on trees along the shores of the Channel, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and hippos among others can be seen while on boat trip.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/Enganzi Game Lodge
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After morning breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in south western Uganda in Kabale district. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas and the only National Park where wild chimpanzees co-exist with mountain gorillas. Your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will take you through the Ishasha sector know as tree climbing Lion area, and then continue to the rolling hills with terraced gardens of Irish potatoes and Kayonza tea plantation.
Accommodation: Buhoma lodge/Silverback Lodge/ Buhoma Community Camp
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
After morning breakfast, you will transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas, then after you will be taken to the starting point of your allocated gorilla family to start your trek into the impenetrable Bwindi Forest. This trek may take from 40 minutes to three quarters of the day depending on where mountain gorillas will be. Meaning gorilla trekking can be strenuous and as such a certain level of fitness is required. Once you find the gorillas, the experience will be worth it and you will be allowed one hour of observation and photography. You will then return to the Park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate in recognition of your effort of helping to conserve the endangered mountain gorillas. Return to the lodge for relaxation and then back for a village walk to learn more about the local people living around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Accommodation: Buhoma lodge, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Community Camp
Day 7: Departure
After early breakfast, drive to Entebbe Airport with a stopover at Equator crossing and en-route lunch along the way to Entebbe.
End of the 7 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour to Uganda.
The 7 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour to Uganda includes;
- Airport transfers
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee permit
- Transport safari vehicle
- Services of an English speaking driver guide
- Fuel for the whole trip
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
- All park entrance fees
- Nature walk
- Game drives
- Village walk
- Boat cruises
- Drinking water while in the vehicle
However, the 7 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour to Uganda excludes;
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like Airfare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and personal shopping bills.