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Kampala Uganda

10 Days Chimps – Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport

Upon your landing at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your tour guide/driver who will transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala for relaxation as you wait for dinner and overnight at Kampala Serene Hotel / Hotel Africana / Hotel Ruch.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After having heavy breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will meet your tour guide who will drive you to Fort Portal town arriving in time for Lunch. After your lunch in Fort-Portal, you will visit the crater lakes region then afterward continue to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Guest House / Chimp Nest / Kibale Forest Camp / Primates Lodge / Ndali Lodge.

Day 3: Chimps Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After having heavy morning breakfast at your lodge, you will go to the Park Headquarters of Kibale Forest National Park at Kanyachu for a briefing on rules and regulations while you’re on chimps tracking activity. Afterward, you will enter the park with the ranger guide in the search for the rare Chimpanzees which are Man’s closest Cousins. Kibale Forest a home to about 12 species of primates incorporating the Chimpanzees, the red colobus, and L’hoests monkeys, Varvet Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, baboons et cetera. You will enjoy seeing how the chimps feed and interact with one another. After this great activity you will return back to the lodge for lunch and toward the evening set out for the Nature walk in Bigodi swamp. Here nature stroll will reward you with the view of different bird species and also some primates. Bigodi swamp is well known as a bird watchers paradise due to the numerous bird species that can be watched in the swamp. Return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge as on day 2.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The excursion will take you through the historical Kasese town with a clear perspective of the mountains of the Moon or the Rwenzori Mountain. As you enter the Park, you will enjoy a game drive en-route. Continue with your journey to Mweya for a guided nature stroll in the Maramagambo forest in search of chimpanzees and visits to the bat cave and the blue lake. You will have your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Ihamba Safari Lodge / Simba Safari Camp.

Day 5: Game drive in Park and Launch Cruise on Kazinga Channel

After have a heavy breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer for the game drive in the Kasenyi area of the park where you will be rewarded with the view of different animals in the park, for example, the Buffaloes, Lions, Leopard, Kobs, Elephants, Antelopes and many more. After this amazing game drive, you will come back to your lodge for lunch and toward in the evening, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. This will give you the chance to view wildlife up close, for example, buffalo linger in the shallows, hippo’s huff and spray mere feet far from the boat. The shores of the channel are additionally home to several bird species incorporating pink-backed pelicans, saddle billed stork, pied and malachite kingfishers, and many others. After this marvelous afternoon, a slow drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Forest Home of Mountain Gorillas

After having a heavy breakfast at your lodge, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through the Ishasha sector known for the rare tree climbing lions in Fig and acacia trees in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will see tree-climbing lions and also different animals in the sector. Continue with your journey to Bwindi National Park arriving in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Bandas / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp / Wagtail Eco Safari Camp.

Day 7: Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest

After early morning breakfast, you will then drive to the park headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a briefing and direction of the activity. After this, you will be joined by equipped ranger guide in the forest to track for the Mountain Gorillas. You will penetrate through the forest, cutting the undergrowth, separating thick creepers, to track gorillas. The time you will spend when searching for mountain gorillas in the jungle is unpredictable since it always depends on the movement of these animals in the park when they are searching for new feeding grounds and shelter. Be that as it may, it can take from 2 to 9 hours. You will have a maximum of one hour with the gorillas and this will allow you to observe, take photos and interact with them. Return again to your lodge for dinner and overnight as on day 6.

Day 8: Transfer to Rwanda

After having a heavy breakfast at your lodge, you will cross the border of Uganda to Rwanda at Cyanika border and drive to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. At your arrival, you will visit Ruhengeri town and after that transfer to your hotel for unwinding for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Kinigi Guesthouse / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes

After having breakfast, you will go to Volcanoes National Park headquarters for a short briefing about the rules and regulations to be followed while you’re in the jungle with gorillas. After this, you will be accompanied by an experienced ranger guide and penetrate into the forest for a great gorilla trekking adventure. The gorilla trekking activity is somehow tiresome however once you meet the Gorillas, you will doubtlessly disregard all the hardships you experienced to see the Gorillas. Once your track and find these gentle giants you’re allowed to stay with them for a maximum of one hour which will give you a chance to observe them and take photographs. Then you will return to your lodge with a lot of gorilla trek memories for unwinding. In the evening, you can visit the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo for cultural encounters. After this, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guesthouse / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge.

Day 10: Transfer to Kigali

After enjoying your breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to Kigali city for a short city tour visit the Genocide memorial sites, local markets, do last minute shopping and transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

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