8 day Gorilla tour Uganda – Chimpanzee tracking – Wildlife Safari

Track Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, see Uganda Wildlife including  lions, Elephants, zebras, Buffaloes, Hippos, Antelopes, Leopards, Chimpanzees, birds of different kind and much more.

Day One: Travel to Lake Mburo National park

It is an early breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and set off for our first Wildlife safari at Lake Mburo Game Park. Lake Mburo is one of the smaller Game Parks in Uganda, but nevertheless it is one of the loveliest and easily accessed from Kampala. The park is graced with Five See Buffaloes at Lake Mburo National ParkLakes bordering with wildlife, including the zebras which are not found in other Uganda game reserves, mammals also call the park their home and these can be seen while on the boat cruise and game drive at any time.

We reach Lake Mburo National Park in time for lunch,check-in at our choice of accommodation ranging from budget to to super Luxury. If you are staying at super luxury Mihingo lodge, expect to have a fantastic lunch  with lovely stunning views of the park and the salt lick.

Welcome to the heart of Africa wildlife – Lake Mburo National park, in the midst of  wilderness, having African lunch that far exceeds your expectations.  This is part of your Adventure safari with Insight safari Holidays the experts in arranging Uganda safaris.  After lunch you will be heading for a boat cruise around the lake. While on the boat cruise  expect to see butterflies, crocodiles Hippos, zebras grazing on the shores of the lake, birds of all kind, buffaloes coming for water.

After the  boat cruise you will relax at your lodge, refresh then set off for your only and only game drive in this park. This adventure will take you through African savannahs that are dotted with beautiful acacia trees, see park residents including buffaloes, zebras, antelopes of different kind , an occasional leopard and of course many birds since the park is  bird watching destination in Uganda with the shoe bill stork .Back to your accommodation for dinner and a graceful night .

Budget Accommodation:  Rwonyo camp
Moderate Accommodation:  Arcadia cottages
Luxury Accommodation:  Mantana safari Tents
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mihingo Lodge

Day Two: Travel to Bwindi

You leave Lake Mburo this morning with an early  breakfast – check-out from your accommodation and we are off for the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest a home to the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The fast stop will be in Mbarara town for lunch and proceed to Kabale reaching the park in time for dinner and overnight at the sights and sounds of Africa Rain forest. Depending on the choice of accommodations you will choose these will include super luxury Gorilla Forest Camp, Luxury Gorilla Resort, Gorilla safari lodge, Buhoma community Bandas,  Trekkers Tavern,  Bwindi view Bandas, Nshongi Gorilla Resort, Wagtail safari camp.

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla tracking safari Uganda

A well-deserved and hearty   breakfast at your lodge in Bwindi then we go for the orientation at the park headquarters.  From here you will start Gorilla picking its nose at Bwindi Impenetrable forestyour hike with the ranger guides taking through the jungle forest to look for the gorillas. The gorilla trek (track) can last for a whole day or a few hours.  You will need to carry packed lunch and drinking water…at times, depending on terrain porters are available to carry you at an extra  cost. Your  group guide will know which direction to take to track the mountain gorillas. You will not be close to the gorillas keep a distance as you watch them carry out their daily routine like feeding young ones, moving here and there. Get out your cameras and make sure you take quality pictures with clear views.  Surely this is one of the most fascinating day and once in a life time safari experience. After the gorilla trek we are off to our lodge for dinner and overnight with all the memories of the day.

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhomma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge
Day four: Bwindi / Queen Elizabeth safari

This morning will mark your last day in the African Rain forest of Bwindi. We start the morning with a relaxed cup of African tea before we check out of our accommodation. We are off for Queen Elizabeth National park driving through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth famous for the tree climbing lions in Uganda.  Check-in at our accommodation, it is lunch time and a leisurely afternoon .  In some cases a swimming pool is available, excellent view of Queen Elizabeth Park, the Rwenzori Mountains and Kazinga Channel if you  choose to stay at luxury Mweya safari Lodge.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a number of Africa Wildlife including  elephants, lions, antelopes, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, monkeys, warthog, plants and trees.   You will simply be  mesmerized.  Queen Elizabeth Park is the best destination for wildlife viewing in Uganda and you will see lots and lots of animals that call this park their motherland.  The park is generally a reflection of scenic wonders such as wildlife abundance, birds of different types including the  migrants, crater lakes, Katwe salt lake, also surrounded by the tallest mountain range in Uganda – mountain Rwenzori referred to as the mountains of the moon.

We then take off for the evening game drive, please let your cameras set for Wildlife photography. Your safari guide will make sure that you don’t miss out seeing the residents of the park right from animals to tree and plants. You deserve a quiet evening at your accommodation surrounded by wildlife.  Overnight at

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation:  Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.

Day five: Exploring Queen Elizabeth Wildlife

Early breakfast at your accommodation and you are set for a 3 hour game drive.  You will not forget this morning adventure it is referred to as a dawn game drive.  Expect to see, buffaloes, lions, Monkeys, elephants, birds, and the scenery with views of the fantastic See the tree climbing lions in Ishasha Plains of Queen Elizabeth National ParkRuwenzori Mountain Ranges.

As the game drive comes to an end, we return to our lodge for lunch. How about resting after lunch! Then head for a pleasant launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel the highlight of your safari at Queen Elizabeth National park.  Kazinga Channel connects Lake George and lake Edward, with more hippos, birds, and elephants coming on water, buffaloes and many more.  Welcome to Uganda the Pearl of Africa…Wildlife safari at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Relax in the evening, dinner and sleep.  As you take your dinner try to look around you may see some animals coming around to have dinner with you. Enjoy your night here.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation:  Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.

Day Six:  Travel to Kibale Rain Forest

Breakfast at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth and check-out saying good bye to the staff at the lodge. We start our journey to Kibale chimpanzee forest famous for its chimpanzees and the Bigodi swamp.  We will have a delicious lunch at Luxury Ndali lodge, Primate Lodge, budget Chimpanzee guest House, Chimps Nest Lodge and check into your room to relax. If you are staying at luxury Primate Lodge tented camp, the setting will simply be charming, beautiful, and classy and the food will be fantastic.

It’s now coming to darkness get ready for a night game walk in Kibale. This will be a walk of your life time through the jungle where you will see animals including  monkeys in their night life totally different from day life.  Expect to spot lots of night birds.  This is  rather a unique walk  if you have never participated in such then you should not miss out this chance. The walk will offer you unique night smells, sights and sounds of the Africa rainforest. You will return to your accommodation with all  the memories then  dinner and a good night sleep.

Budget Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest House, Ruwenzori view Guest house
Moderate Accommodation:  Chimps Nest Lodge, Bush Lodge
Luxury Accommodation; Primate Lodge, Mountains of the Moon
Super Luxury Accommodation:   Kyaninga lodge

Day Seven:  Chimpanzee tracking day at Kibale forest park

Early breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing, here we are given a ranger guide to take us through the forest where the chimps are  tracked.  Not only will you see the chimpanzees in their natural setting, but also other residents of the park including  mammals and birds of Cimps at Kibale National Parkdifferent types besides the fauna, flora and multitude of butterflies.  You will come into close range of the chimpanzees.

This walk is very popular and everyone would wish to participate in it.  In Kibale forest , there are  many butterflies to see as you head for the Chimpanzee walk, besides the elusive shoebill stork and the situnga antelope that reside in this park. After the chimpanzee trek we head back to our lodging facility for dinner and overnight sleep at

Budget Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest House, Ruwenzori view Guest house
Moder
ate Accommodation:  Chimps Nest Lodge, Bush Lodge
Luxury Accommodation; Primate Lodge, Mountains of the Moon
Super Luxury Accommodation:   Kyaninga lodge


Day Eight:
A relaxed Breakfast to mark our last day of our Uganda safari, check out of our lodge and drive back to Kampala with lunch in Mubende town, arriving Kampala in the evening.

Included in Safari:  Transportation in a 4 wheel drive safari vehicle, Fuel, English speaking driver guide and his expanses,  Lodging for 7 nights  and meals, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable, Game Drives , boat cruises.

Not included in Safari price:  Air Travel to and from Uganda, Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price.

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