Tour overview

Meet the great primates of Uganda. During this safari you go for chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP. On top of these primate experiences you will also go for a game-drive and boat-cruise which is so amazing.

Tour Summary

You’ll go to Uganda Uganda

You’ll visit Queen Elizabeth NPBwindi NP & Lake Bunyonyi

This tour starts and ends in Entebbe

Minimum age of 15 years

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years.

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day
    Accommodation
    Meals
  • 1-2
    Elephant Hab LodgeMid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
    All Meals Included
  • 3
    Gorilla Mist CampMid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
    All Meals Included
  • 4
    Bunyonyi View ResortBudget resort in or near Lake Bunyonyi
    Breakfast & Dinner Included
  • 5
    End of tour(No accommodation)
    Breakfast & Lunch Included

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water

Not Included

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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Day 1 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meet your safari guide and drive out of Kampala in the morning for the start of your Gorillas & Chimps safari. Make a stop at the equator to get the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern- and northern hemisphere. Continue on to the town of Mbarara for lunch before the final part of the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have a relaxed evening enjoyig the view from the lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time to Visit
January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season
June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather
June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)
Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

Chimpanzee
Occasional

Elephant
Common

Lion
Common

Buffalo
Common

Hippo
Abundant

Leopard
Occasional
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Accommodation:
Elephant Hab Lodge
Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2 Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and boat-cruise

In the morning your guide takes you to Kalinzu forest for you chimps treking experience. You have a walk in beautiful jungle and meeting with the chimps ahead of you. When you get back from the trek your guide takes you to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon it is time for the boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride lets you look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and birds by the shores.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Elephant Hab Lodge
Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3 Tree-climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Set off for the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park after breakfast. Ishasha is known for tree-climbing lions and the game-drive here lets you look for them as well as see topis and buffaloes. After the game-drive you continue the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, the home of the mountain gorillas.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Best Time to Visit
June to August and December to February
High Season
June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather
June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)
Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Gorilla
Common

Chimpanzee
Rare

Elephant
Rare

White Rhino
None

Black Rhino
None

Lion
None
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Accommodation:
Gorilla Mist Camp
Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Gorilla trekking day

Your guide will take you to the starting point of the gorilla trekking in the morning and you set of for your adventure. The trek takes you through the jungle up to the point where the gorillas are and you get to spent one hour with them. When you are back from the gorilla trekking your guide takes you to the stunningly beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Bunyonyi View Resort
Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Transfer to Kampala

After breakfast you start the journey back to Kampala. Make a stop along the way for lunch in Mbarara or Masaka depending on time. You have now reached the end of your Gorilla & Chimps safari and your guide drops you in Kampala/Entebbe.

Main Destination:
Entebbe
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour (See Getting There for more details)
Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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