Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Safari
UG01: 4 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Trekking in Bwindi and Kalinzu
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: Well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Airport pick-up
Thanks for choosing our Uganda gorilla tours and welcome to Uganda. Our driver guide will pick you up at Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to the hotel in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The 40 kilometers (25 miles) journey takes 40 - 50 minutes. The rest time of the day is left for your own plan.
Accommodation: Serena Hotel
Day 2: Private transfer to Bwindi National Park (455km, 8hs driving)
After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It takes about 8 hours to drive there. Located on the edge of the Rift Valley, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is biologically diverse. The lush Bwindi rainforest houses about 400 species of plants and 400 mountain gorillas, almost half of the whole world's gorilla population. From Entebbe, we'll drive through Kabale-Kisoro in southwest Uganda, one of Uganda's most beautiful scenic routes which connects the border between Rwanda and Congo, so you won't feel bored at all. On the way, you can see the most beautiful area of the country, where there are terraces and hills, also known as "Switzerland in Africa". You can also see the vast countryside, bamboo forests, and the stunning scenery from Virunga Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge
Day 3: Gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi, Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP
Today we'll start the Uganda gorilla tours at Bwindi Forest to trace the gorillas. In the morning, UWA staff will briefly explain the main points and regulations of this trekking tour. Remember to bring your raincoat, rain boots and water. Before the gorilla tours in Uganda, you need to have a physical check in advance since mountain gorillas are highly sensitive to human diseases. There are 5 kinds of primates, 113 kinds of mammals, 200 kinds of butterflies and 300 kinds of birds in the Bwindi forest. In this exciting journey, we will encounter with slopes, winding vines, dense bushes and bamboo forests. Please take a fully charged camera and extra battery for taking pictures. The guide will show you traces of previous gorilla activities, including manure nests and chewed bamboo roots. Depending on the activity of gorillas, our gorilla tracking journey will last for 2 - 7 hours. After the gorilla tracking activity ends, we will arrive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park by car. The 70 kilometer (43 miles) journey will take 2 hours. If you are lucky, you will see lions who can climb trees there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge
Day 4: Chimping tracking, Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe airport see-off
Today is your last day of gorilla tours in Uganda. After breakfast, we will start to track chimpanzees and other primates and birds in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. After, the guide driver will send you to Kampala or Entebbe Airport by car, taking approximately 6 hours. On the way, we will have a stop at Equator for you to buy some souvenirs.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
- Pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe International Airport.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of a private driver guide and A/C vehicle.
- International flight into and out of Uganda.
- Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for the driver guide.
- Uganda Visa Fee.