8 Days

Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking Uganda Safari

$5,085 per person

Overview

The Best time to Travel is Jan – Dec
This safari takes us deep into the lush green rain forests of Uganda. From the forest of Kibale into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and then into Mgahinga. We’ll watch lions and other predators on the prowl in the savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth, cruise on Kazinga channel, cross the world at the Equator, go gorilla trekking in Bwindi and then search for the golden monkeys in Mgahinga.

Highlights:
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Big game drives
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Equator crossing for photos
  • Scenic views of Lake Mutanda

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Fort Portal

Awaken early to start on your 6 -7 hour drive to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. You will arrive in the late afternoon hours and settle in at the lodge for the night’s stay.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and optional Bigodi Swamp Walk

Enjoy Chimpanzee trekking on this day. You could spend 2 – 4 hours in search of these fascinating cousins of ours. Once found, spend an hour After your lunch, opt for a walk in the swamp in search of different endemic birds of Bigodi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park for Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth for your boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. See aquatic wildlife like hippos, Crocodiles and many bird species along the channel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Drive via Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. Search for these big cats for a few hours before proceeding to Bwindi Forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

On this 8 Days Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Trekking & Golden Monkey Trekking Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. We’ll head to the park office before 08:00am for a briefing before heading to the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience.  Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

 

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe them play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and sometimes watch them mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us insights of the life of these gorillas and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the sticking similarities between the apes with humans inhabit and social norms. Watch out for the juveniles who are always excited about our presence.

 

After trekking, we’ll break for lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the starting point. Head back to the lodge to unwind. 


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mutanda

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll transfer to Lake Mutanda Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. After lunch enjoy a ride on the lake in a dugout canoe. Return to the lodge in time for the sunset.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Golden Monkey Trekking & Return to Lake Mutanda

Have an early breakfast and then transfer to Mgahinga National Park for Golden Monkey trekking. Spend upto 2- 4 hours in search for these rare Monkey species. Once found, you’ll have 1 hour with these fascinating primates. Afterwards, hike back to the offices where the guide will transfer you back to the lodge for lunch.

The rest of the afternoon/evening can be used at leisure as you enjoy beautiful views of the lake.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Flight Transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast, the guide will take you to the airfield for your transfer flight to Entebbe Airport. Depending on your departure flight back home, opt to be driven to a hotel or nearby café for relaxation as you wait for your flight.


Accommodation: No accommodation planned
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • face masks (N95/surgical)
  • personal sanitizer
  • Both short/long sleeved shirts
  • raincoat
  • Both short/trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • a good camera
  • refilling water bottle
  • extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!
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