GORILLAS & CHIMPANZEES IN UGANDA (11 DAYS)

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Once in a life-time trip to see Gorillas and Chipanzees in Uganda     

GORILLA WITH BABY tourOvernight in Entebbe and then road transfer through the Queen Elizabeth National Park to the remote Ishasha Wilderness Camp for 2 nights. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the only forest where chimpanzees and gorillas live harmoniously. An early rise sees you Gorilla Trekking within metres of these amazing primates.  Depart for Lake Mburo National Park for an overnight stay. Return to Entebbe in the morning and board a scheduled boat ride to the chimp orphanage at Ngamba Island for an overnight stay. End your adventure with 2 nights at Murchison’s Falls.

The famous tree climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth National Park
The impenetrable Bwindi National Park  and its rich number of plant species
Get up close to the gorillas in the forest and on the slopes of the volcanoes
The extensive wetland system of Lake Mburo National Park
See the chimpanzees at the Ngamba Island sanctuary

Day 1 Lake Victoria : The Boma

shoebill storkFly into Entebbe Airport where you will be met by our representative and road transferred to the Boma guest House for an overnight stay.

Entebbe is a small town, located on the edge of Lake Victoria. Depending on your time of arrival, you may like to spend some time exploring the town on foot. In Entebbe there is the Wildlife Education Centre, and you can see close up the large slow-moving Shoebill Stork as well as the Botanical Gardens which are great for bird-watching.

The Boma is a small, family run guesthouse located in the suburbs of Entebbe. A converted residential house, it offers quiet, relaxed accommodation with a homely atmosphere. There is a large garden and a patio with a view of Lake Victoria

Day 2-3 : Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Lake Manyara Serena Safari LodgeRoad transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha Area.  Spend two nights  at Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is the only tented camp that offers quality accommodation in this un-spoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is famous for it’s tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area. Combined with excellent game viewing for buffalo, elephants, kob, topi and other species of antelope, the camp provides the ideal location between gorilla viewing in Bwindi and the Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 4 : Bwindi National Park - Buhoma Lodge


gorilla close upEmbark a scenic drive to the Bwindi National Park and check in at the Buhoma Lodge for two nights.

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in South-western Uganda. This lush forest, with numerous plant species is one the the last remaining large expanses of forest in East Africa. The valley floors contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs with only a few trees hence its name, the impenetrable forest.  It is most famous as being home to about half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Buhoma Lodge is situated on the original “homestead” site at Bwindi, adjacent to the National Park, this exclusive lodge has been extensively renovated and upgraded to take full advantage of the convenient location and offers uninterrupted views towards the pristine rain forest canopy.

Day 5 : Gorilla Trekking


gorilla trekkingAn early morning challenging uphill trek led by experienced trackers into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes.  Get within metres of the Gorilla Mountain Family.

**Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is over 90%

Day 6 -7 : Lake Mburo National Park : Mihingo Lodge

456x313_mihingo-lodgeSet out to Lake Mburo National Park, enjoying afternoon game drives before checking in at Mihingo Lodge.

The Lake Mburo National Park is consists primarily of grassland, wetland, and acacia woodland habitats. At the centre of the park lies Lake Mburo, which together with 14 other lakes in the area forms part of an extensive wetland system.

Mihingo Lodge is adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. It is eco-friendly and uses solar energy to generate electricity and hot water. The lodge also features a natural water catchment system. Accommodation is in ten spacious and comfortable Meru tents on wooden platforms and consist of a thatched roof. From their private terrace guests enjoy a great view on the surrounding landscape.

Day 8 : Chimpanzees of Ngamba Island


Ngamba-Island-Uganda-Lodge-Sign-510x390Return to Entebbe in the morning and board the scheduled boat ride to Ngamba Island.

Ngamba Island was officially opened to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to around 50 orphaned chimpanzees. The sanctuary provides these orphaned chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since a return to their natural habitat is not possible. Guests have the opportunity to view two daytime feedings of the chimpanzees, as well as morning and evening feeds at the holding facility.

Ngamba Island Tented Camp has comfortable, twin-bedded tents at the water’s edge, each with ensuite bathroom facilities and their own verandahs.

Day 9 -10 : Murchison’s Falls - Nile Safari Lodge

verandah-over-the-nile-2Say farewell to the chimps! Boat transfer to Entebbe and road transfer Murchison’s Falls for a two night stay at Nile Safari Lodge.  Murchison’s waterfall on the Nile. It breaks the Victoria Nile, which flows across northern Uganda.  Ernest Hemingway crashed his plane just down river in 1954!

Set amid papyrus forests on the banks of the River Nile, Nile Safari Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in Uganda’s largest national park. The wooden chalets and luxury tents all have private balconies suspended over the mighty river. Enjoy birding boat trips down the river to the delta in search of the famous shoebilled stork. Or a village walk and cultural performance in the nearby Mubako community

Day 11 Departure

Sunset tourTransfer to Entebbe airport for your flight home.


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  • Animal Encounters
  • Cultural Tours
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Hiking

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