10 Days Gorillas, Chimpanzee and Wildlife

Trip with Lake Mutanda

This 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee & wildlife Safari will take you to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest and also a UNESCO heritage site for Gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth national park for both wildlife viewing and chimpanzee trekking, you will also enjoy scenery viewing as you travel to these wonderful Parks and also a visit to Lake Mutanda.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Entebbe airport where you will be welcomed by a safari guide from our company and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala.

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Papyrus Guest house / Malakai Eco resort (budget)

-Acacia Lodge (Midrange)

-Kampala Serena hotel (luxury)

 

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Early in the morning, we will depart the capital and head to Kibale National Park. This place is famous for the famous tea plantations. On arrival, you will check in at your lodge and after proceed for a nature walk in the evening were you will search for the bush babies, Pottos and other nocturnal animals.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Chimpanzee guest house (budget)

-Primates lodge (midrange)

-Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

-Kyaninga lodge(super luxury)

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi eco-Swamp

details and permits for registration and allocation of chimpanzee community to trek. You will then be allocated to a chimpanzee community and your ranger guide will lead you on the trek in search of this great ape. Watch the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, feed, play and rest.

In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga.

 

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Chimpanzee guest house (budget)

-Primates lodge (midrange)

-Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

-Kyaninga lodge (super luxury)

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Semuliki National Park – Fort Portal

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Semuliki National Park. You will have a stop at some crater lakes for an amazing scenery then visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon, some say the spring waters have healing powers. You can choose to boil some eggs within the springs naturally boiling water. later drive back to Fort portal for overnight. Semuliki is a unique place and the only lowland jungle in East Africa, part of the Congo eco system.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

– Rwenzori View Guesthouse (midrange)

– Mountains of Moon Hotel (Luxury)

 

 

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, we shall calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park as we pass the crater lakes areas, beautiful land scape with small lakes and rolling hills. Have lunch and relax before going for a game drive in search of the wildlife, including the warthogs, buffalos, waterbucks and the elephant’s experiences

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Enganzi Lodge / Park View Lodge (Midrange)

-Mweya safari lodge / Katara Lodge (Luxury Lodge)

 

Day 6: Morning Game Drive – Boat Cruise

The day begins early when we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. We search for the lions, elephants, buffalos, and many other wildlife species in their natural habitat before returning for lunch at the lodge.

After lunch, head out to the Kazinga channel. You will take pleasure in cruising on a 2 hours’ boat safari along Kazinga channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward, while on the boat you will see a good number of animals like Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, kobs among others and also a collection of birds like the malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, on the banks and in trees.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Enganzi Lodge / Park View Lodge (Midrange)

-Mweya safari lodge / Katara Lodge (Luxury Lodge)

 

Day 7: Ishasha Sector – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast early in the morning, and after stat your transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you will pass via Ishasha Sector where you will have chance to view the tree climbing lions and many other species. Later in the evening, you will arrive at the park and check in as you enjoy the traditional home steads of the local people in Bwindi.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Silverback Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange)

-Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

-Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

 

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking –Batwa Trail

After a comprehensive briefing overview from one of the head guides about what to expect during your gorilla trekking adventure, you will split into groups of 8 people for which gorilla family you will be tracking. If you need a simple hike, inform your guide before the briefing so that he helps speak to the trackers to select for you a simple hike. The trackers have an idea of how far each group is as their colleagues go into the forest earlier to establish actual locations of the gorilla groups. Do hire a porter, even if you feel fit enough not to need a hand up having someone else to carry your backpack makes it so much easier as you hike.

Return to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon rest, and late evening head out to visit the Batwa pygmies’ communities which are just neighbouring the park. These where the former forest inhabitants who were led out of the forest in order to conserve mountain gorillas and their habitant. You will have a chance to interact with them and learn about their culture. A unique and unforgettable experience.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

-Silverback Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange)

-Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury)

-Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

 

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mutanda

In Bwindi it is possible to do one of the optional activities: A second gorilla tracking, forest walk, birding walk or a community experience with the exceptional Batwa people. Afterwards transfer to Lake Mutanda, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda.

On a clear day you can see the 3 volcanoes in the distance. Relax at the lodge or do one of the following optional activities: boat trip on the lake, walk along the lake or to the local people, go for a swim, or visit the pygmies.

Meal plan:

-Breakfast

-Lunch & dinner

-Drinking water

 

Accommodation (Subject to room availability)

– Mutanda Lake Resort (Midrange)

– Mutanda Lake Resort (Luxury)

 

Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe – Via Equator

After breakfast, we depart the park back towards the capital city. Look out for zebras and Impalas as the road leads us through the protected area of Lake Mburo National Park and a stopover take some photos at the Uganda Equator. Lunch will be served on route and we will arrive in Entebbe in the evening.

Tour includes

Gorilla tracking permit

Ground transport

Bottled water in the safari vehicle

Full board accommodation for two nights

Service of an English-speaking driver guide

All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

 

Tour excludes

Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, laundry etc.

Tips to porters and driver/ guide

Insurance

 

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Safety Tips

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