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Adventurer Uganda Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

tour iconTours & Safaris|9 days

Adventurer Uganda Chimps, Gorillas & Wildlife

Highlights

  • Follow chimps in Kibale Forest
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Walk in the Ruwenzori Mountains
  • Stand with one foot in each hemisphere
  • Cruise down the Kazinga Channel
  • Trek gorillas in the Bwindi Forest
  • Go bird watching on Lake Mburo
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Overview

Experience some of Uganda's best highlights and view its exceptional wildlife on this 9-day safari adventure.

Start off in the Kibale Forest, as you head into the jungle in the company of chimpanzee researchers, to observe these intelligent, emotional and acrobatic primates in their natural habitat, before travelling to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Continue on to the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and go on an exciting trek to find the African mountain gorilla. Then absorb the stunning landscapes and people of Uganda as you drive through the western region of this magnificent country.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

Accommodations Visited

Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

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"Wanting to have a little bit of everything in Uganda, then this is a great combo to consider. Spend a whole day with the Chimp Researchers in the Kibale Forest, track the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi's Impenetrable Forest and in between enjoy a safari experience viewing wildlife by boat and by vehicle in Queen Elizabeth NP & Lake Mburo National Park."
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Entebbe

Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Welcome to Entebbe | 1 Night

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On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will transfer to the Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for the night. The rest of the day is yours to relax at the hotel or explore the energetic city and visit the many shops and markets.

Days 2-3: Track chimpanzee in the Kibale Forest | 2 Nights

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Uganda

Depart from Entebbe and travel through the central part of the country, passing the rural towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kwenjojo on the way. Arrive at the town of Fort Portal, situated at the base of the sweeping Ruwenzori Mountains. After lunch, continue along the rolling hillside past scenic Crater Lakes to the Kibale Forest Camp in the Kibale Forest National Park.

Early the next morning, embark with Kibale's researchers into these tropical forests to track the local chimpanzee population. See the chimps in their natural environment and marvel at how similar they are to humans.

Days 4-5: Spot hippos on the Kazinga Channel | 2 Nights

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Uganda

Say goodbye to the Kibale Forest as you make your way south through rich farmland, travelling on the slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains - one of Africa's largest mountain ranges. Cross the equator before reaching the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After enjoying lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, set off on a game drive in Uganda's prime game viewing region and be on the lookout for elephant and buffalo. As these are the breeding grounds of the Uganda kob, you will be sure to see them grazing in the grass.

Continue your game viewing in the park the following day as you explore the network of tracks in search of the animals you have not yet seen. In the evening, embark on a cruise of the Kazinga Channel, home to the largest concentration of hippo.

Days 6-7: Trek with the gorillas of Bwindi | 2 Nights

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Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Head south through the national park to the Ishasha Plains and enjoy a short game drive to spot the plains' well known tree-climbing lions. After seeing these brilliantly adapted creatures you'll exit the park and travel through the rolling hills of central Africa as you make your way to the Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in the great Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

An early morning will see you off on a chance-of-a-lifetime experience of tracking the mountain gorillas of Uganda. A professional guide will lead you along, searching for these gentle giants, but be prepared for a long trek as they are not always easy to find. The trek will prove well worth it when you see these marvellous creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 8: Explore Lake Mburo National Park | 1 Night

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Uganda

Heading out this morning with a packed lunch, make your way to the Lake Mburo National Park via the town of Mbarara - the largest urban centre in western Uganda. Continue to the park and look out for the herds of Ankole cattle on the way to the entrance.

After checking in at the Mihingo Lodge, you can enjoy a relaxed but exciting night drive to seek the nocturnal animals that call Lake Mburo their home.

Day 9: Enjoy one last game walk

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Start your last morning with a guided bush walk to a nearby natural salt lick, frequented by the local wildlife. After the walk, you head back to Entebbe International Airport where you have the use of a day room while waiting for your departing flight.

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Inclusions

  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimp Habituation Permit per person for Kibale Forest
  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Gorilla Tracking Permit per person for Bwindi Forest
  • Private 4WD Vehicle with experienced Naturalist throughout safari
  • Road transfers as specified in the itinerary
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Rates

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DatesPrice
2018-06-01 — 2018-09-30 $4,940
2018-10-01 — 2018-10-31 $4,950
2018-11-01 — 2018-11-30 $4,790
2018-12-01 — 2018-12-14 $4,950
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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