6 Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Uganda

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Day 1
Day 1: Arrival Day in Entebbe, Uganda.

Today is arrival day in Entebbe for your Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Tour. On arrival you will be met by a company representative for your transfer to No 5 Boutique Hotel, Entebbe where you will spend the night. After dinner you will receive a detailed pre-departure briefing on your tour ahead.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Entebbe

Included Meals: None.

Included Highlights:

  • Meet and Greet at Entebbe International Airport.
  • Road transfer to The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Pre-departure briefing.
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  • Dinner and overnight at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.

Day 2
Day 2: Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Hotel bordering Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe domestic airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 10:05 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 14:35 pm) domestic flight to Kasese, check-in time is one hour before the flight. Once in Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the veranda that overlooks the savannah plains with the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains in the distance.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (L,D).

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Drinks: Local brand drinks included.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at The Boma Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Transfer to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • Scheduled flight with Aerolink to Kasese Airport.
  • Meet and greet your guide on arrival.
  • Road transfer to Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 3
Day 3: Kyambura Gorge, Chimpanzee Trekking.

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the water's edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D).

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Included Drinks: Local brand drinks included.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning.
  • Lunch at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.
  • Afternoon cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
  • Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Kyambura Gorge to Bwindi Park

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

You can also visit the Bwindi bar a VSPT project located just 3 minutes from the lodge. They serve chilled drinks and delicious snacks at pocket friendly prices. A few minutes at Bwindi bar will give you an insight in what life in Bwindi Community is like.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D).

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Drinks: Local Brand Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Hotel.
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Lunch en-route.
  • 30-minute complimentary massage per guest per stay.
  • House alcoholic drinks (excluding premium drinks).
  • Laundry services.
  • Any activities at the lodges.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.

Day 5
Day 5: Bwindi Park, Gorilla Trekking

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people.

Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea! The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust supports both projects.

Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

Approximate Travel Times: Driving 6 hours.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Bwindi Lodge.

Included Meals: FB- Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Drinks.

Included Drinks: Local Brand Drinks.

Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Gorilla Trekking.
  • Picnic Lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Day 6
    Day 6: Bwindi Park to Entebbe, End of Tour.

    After breakfast enjoy the Waterfall Walk. Transfer from Bwindi Lodge to the Kihihi Airstrip. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

    Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours.

    Please book return flights departing after 08:00 pm

    Accommodation: None.

    Included Meals: Breakfast only.

    Included Highlights:

  • Breakfast at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge.
  • Waterfall Walk.
  • Road transfer to Kihihi Airstrip.
  • Scheduled domestic flight from Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe Domestic Airport.
  • You can send your inquiry via the form below.

    Trip Facts

    • Trekking Expedition
    • 5D-G&CTS-U/2019
    • Standard Lodges
    • Entebbe, Uganda
    • Entebbe, Uganda
    • Standard Lodges
    • Transfers, Game Drives, Hiking, Boat Cruises, Culture
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