Hiking in Kampala

7-day Gorilla Trekking, Chimps Safari

Duration: 7 days Super Easy

Duration: 7 days Super Easy

From 3 186 $
No extra fees
Easy cancellation and rescheduling

Why we love this tour

You will get to discover natural parks and see African wildlife in their natural habitat!

  • Magical gorilla trekking
  • Chimps trekking in Kibale Foest National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big cats
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Seek Tree-climbing lions
  • Meet the local people
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Explore Lake Mburo NP
  • Travel with an expert guide rated excellent by past clients
  • Stay at comfortable facilities rated excellent by past clients
  • Pick up and drop off included
Duration 7 days
Starting time On your request
Difficulty Super Easy
Languages English

What’s included

  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimps permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Covid-19 test

Pricing

Adult 3 186 $ / per person
Solo Traveler 4 348 $ / per person

Need to know before you go

  • You will need long pants, long sleeve shirt, hiking boots or sports shoes, gaiters and rain jacket

Cancellation

You can cancel this tour 5 days before the departure date.

Why we love this tour

You will get to discover natural parks and see African wildlife in their natural habitat!

  • Magical gorilla trekking
  • Chimps trekking in Kibale Foest National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big cats
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Seek Tree-climbing lions
  • Meet the local people
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Explore Lake Mburo NP
  • Travel with an expert guide rated excellent by past clients
  • Stay at comfortable facilities rated excellent by past clients
  • Pick up and drop off included
Duration 7 days
Starting time On your request
Difficulty Super Easy
Languages English

Day 1: Pick up & Transfer to Kibale Forest NP

Your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Kibale Forest National Park. The park is popular for its primates’ population like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. You will arrive in the late afternoon (evening) and just check into your accommodation, relax and later enjoy your dinner plus the overnight stay (awaiting the next day’s activity).

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Turaco Treetops Lodge/ Similar

Day 2: Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ point where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking and you will be marveled by the sights of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in time for your dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge/ Similar

Day 3: Morning game drive & afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the park during which you will see Lions, Elephants, Leopard (though a rare sighting), Cape bushbuck, Cape Buffalos, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob among others. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and then lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects

Lakes: George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge/Similar

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable NP through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions.

The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda, harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bakiga Lodge

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing before you set off through the tracks to search for the humble giants. You will go with packed lunch because it’s hard to determine how long it will take you to meet these great apes. However, the time ranges between 2-9 hours depending on the movement of the giant primates. The activity is tedious, it entails walking along steep hilly tracks however encountering these great relatives of man erases all the poor memories/ hardships you went through in trying to find them. Later take continue driving further south to Lake Bunyonyi. A very beautiful lake with 29 islands which might make you feel like you are out of Africa.

Lake bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP & enjoy evening) game viewing

Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP. Drive past the intensely terraced Kigezi hill slopes into Mbarara town and finally Lake Mburo NP. Arrive in the park in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. On the game drive, expect to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, warthogs, Uganda kob and Cape buffalos among others. Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Rwakobo Rock Resort

Day 7: Mburo park (nature) walk & transfer to Entebbe Airport

Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park/nature walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guide. On this early morning guided walk, you often encounter hyenas that are returning to their dens after a night of being on the prowl. Also, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelopes, Cape buffaloes among others. Take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport for your flight out (recommended for 18:00 onward).

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Need to know before you go

  • You will need long pants, long sleeve shirt, hiking boots or sports shoes, gaiters and rain jacket

Cancellation

You can cancel this tour 5 days before the departure date.

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