8 Days Uganda chimpanzee & gorilla trip

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Trip highlights for the 8 Days Uganda chimpanzee & gorilla trip:

This 8 Days Uganda chimpanzee & gorilla trip itinerary will take place in Uganda; arriving and departing via Entebbe International Airport. With this gorilla & chimpanzee safari, you will encounter the Greatest Primates; Chimpanzees and the Mountain Gorillas. You will drive to Kibale Forest National Park where you will trek the Chimpanzees and enjoy a nature walk in the bigodi swamp. You will then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the Great Apes and enjoy the highlight of the safari trekking the Mountain Gorillas.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After arriving Entebbe International Airport, you will clear with immigration, proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation) or The Boma Guest House (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2: DRIVE TO FORT PORTAL

Drive to Fort Portal Town / Kibale National Park. Fort Portal was founded as a garrison for British soldiers by Gerald Portal from whom the town derives its name. And is the only town with an English name in Uganda. Here you will see many tea plantations producing high quality tea for local and export market en-route.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Kibale Forest Camp (Medium Accommodation) 

Meal plan:            B,L,D

Day 3:  CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND BIGODI SWAMP WALK

On this day, you will have a morning Chimpanzee trekking experience in the company of an experienced ranger guide, you will search for Kibale Forest’s resident Chimpanzees and also have a chance to see other primates such as Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Red Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue monkeys. In the afternoon you will enjoy a walk through the papyrus swamps of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Kibale Forest Camp (Medium Accommodation) 

Meal plan:            B,L,D

Day 4:  KIBALE – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

On this day of your 8 days Uganda chimpanzee & gorilla trip, After breakfast you will be assisted with checking out and start your drive to the South Western part of Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the great apes the Mountain Gorillas.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5:  GORILLA TREKKING

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter go to the start points and enjoy the highlight of the safari. Trekking the Gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience which takes between 2–6 hours. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 6: REST DAY

You will spend the entire relaxing and enjoying the lodge facilities.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 7:  BWINDI – ENTEBBE

Early breakfast and start your full day drive passing via Kampala to Entebbe having lunch en-route.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation) or The Boma Guest House (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,-

Day 8: DEPARTURE

You will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch your departure International flight.

Meal plan:            B,-,-

Includes:

  • Uganda Gorilla permits $700 per person
  • 7 nights’ accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature
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