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8 Days of Chimps, Gorillas & Beach

Last revised: 2021-11-23 23:05:42 (2 years ago)


This 8 days safari will give an opportunity to enjoy the primates; you start off with kibale forest where there is about 13 primates, birds’ species, butterflies, forest elephants. After that walk through kibale, you continue to the home of the giant gorillas in the Bwindi forest and at the end of your safari take time and visit the Ssese island beach for some relaxation after your great adventure.

Day 1: On arrival at the airport

Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park the home of chimpanzees

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 4: Drive to Bwimdi home of gorillas

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking:

Day 6: Drive to Ssese Islands

Day 7 Ssese Island Optional activities

Day 8 Transfer to Entebbe

Day 1: On arrival at the airport
On your arrival, you meet with our representative (Guide/driver), picks you up from the airport and transfer you to the booked hotel or lodge to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari to all Uganda national parks for the adventure. It depends on your time of arrival

Medium-range: Airport Guesthouse
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel, lodge in the morning after your breakfast. He will brief you how your safari is planned, and about the journey you are going for. You will then drive to Fort Portal district via mubende, fort portal and you continue to the forested park, the only with more than 13 primates. You will have your dinner and an overnight at either,
Driving time; 6 to 7 hours

Mid-range: - KIbale forest Camp - En-suite Tents
Meal Plan:- Dinner & Breakfast

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
Kibale national park has the highest population of primates which are over 13 species, including chimpanzees,baboons andred colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, grey chicked mangbe, blue monkey, red tailed monkeys,.  Forest elephants also exist within the forest.

Early in the morning after having your breakfast, you will report for briefingat the park headquarters around 8am. And after that you will start your walk through Kibale forest as you search for the chimpanzees and other primates with the help of a ranger. Though its not a guarantee that you will see them since they not so familiar with the human beings but always with high chances of getting a eye to eye contact with these giants. They are so interesting animals to see.  

In the afternoon, you will have also a great time to go for a nature walk to Bigodi wetland which is the local community owned, here you will be able see a variety of bird species as you take a walk around the swamp, other primates includes, red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, grey chicked mangbe, blue monkey, red tailed monkeys, baboons etc. back to the lodge for dinner and sleep over.

Mid-range: - Kibale forest Camp - En suite Tents
Meal Plan:- Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: Drive To Bwimdi
After your early breakfast, you will depart from Kibale Forest Park and you drive toBwindi in the south-western part of Uganda .passing through a memorable part of the country referred to as “the Switzerland of Africa”, Due to its physical appearance with hilly landscape, covered with cultivated terraces by the “bakiga people”, tropical rain forests and lakes (mostly craters) which is good for viewing. You will stop at a local restaurant on the way. After your lunch you will then continue with your journey, and you will reach late in the afternoon spending you night at the booked lodge
Driving time: 7 to 8 hour

Gorilla valley lodge
Meal plan:- Dinner & Breakfast  

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest favors both mountain gorillas and some chimpanzees one of the only forest in Africa which posses these creatures. It also hosts five other species of primate, 100 mammals, around 78 butterflies and 360 bird species.

In the early morning after your breakfast, your driver will transfer you from your lodge with packed lunch to the starting point of your tracking group or UWA headquarters so that you can get a briefing at around (7.45am or 8.30am), then you will start the tracking. The gorillas that you track are very friendly to people, though still there are same groups which are shy, as human being there are those who are sharp and some are stubborn.  Your experienced ranger will help you to spot out their presence. You will be going through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. Once you have find the gorillas, you will be able to spend with them up to one hour which is given time, before going back to your lodge.

Note:  (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours depending on the area you track and group– a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Have your Dinner and overnight at:

Gorilla valley lodge
Meal plan:- Breakfast & Dinner  

Day 6: Drive to Ssese Islands
In the early morning after your breakfast at the lodge depart from bwindi, you will be driven back to Kampala. On the way back to the Kampala, you will have lunch (exclusive) in Mbarara town, you will continue with the journey. After Masaka you will then get an opportunity to stop at the Equator enabling you to take some photos and buying souvenirs. You will then continue to Ssese Islands crossing by a ferry. The island will give you the Caribbean experience with their white sand beaches and sky blue waters, relax at the lake shore. Have your dinner and overnight at the booked lodge.

Mid-range: Brovad Sands lodge
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 7: Optional activities
Following breakfast you will go for a forest walk in the morning while exploring the island. Look out forward to seeing several primates like monkeys, birds and butterflies, plus other species. You will go for lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon go unwind besides the lake shores, construct sand castles, or engage in optional activities like; Quad biking, mount bikes, boat cruise, birding, or go fishing depending on your preference. Have dinner and spend that night at your lodge.

Mid-range: Brovad sands lodge
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 8: Ssese Islands - Entebbe:
After an early breakfast, you will leave this Island back to Entebbe, your residence, lodge, or the driver will drop you directly to the airport to catch your flight, that’s if you have it that exact time, but if not you can relax in Entebbe as you wait for your flight.
Driving time: 3 to 4hours


The package includes:

  • Ground transportation by 4WD Minivan
  • Airport transfers to and from airport
  • Accommodation & meals described per program
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • 1 Gorilla permit
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities per program
  • Fuel & car
  • Water in safari cars

The package excludes:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks; sodas, spirits, beers and cigarettes
  • International Air ticket and related costs
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Meals out of booked accommodation and program
  • Optional activities 
  • Phone calls

Transport to be used on your safari
This Tour is based on a Min-van with 4wd. it seats from up to the maximum of 8 persons. All our used vehicles are well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!

Upgrade to a Land cruiser
But in case you want an upgrade to a Land cruiser which is rated as the strongest safari vehicle on the African roads, it’s well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!. This come's with an extra cost, but it’s worth it. Just in inform us in advance

Accommodation & Transport – Mid-range

For this trip accommodation you will be staying in lodge which is built in African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment, with En-suit bathroom, hot running water and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided

NOTE: For this the above mentioned accommodation it depends on availability and we make sure the best is our first priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively in the same standards or rate range.

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