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15-Day Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tracking Tour


This tour will start either in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda. You will be staying in quality lodges and be able to do Gorilla tracking in both countries. Highlights include sighting of the Golden monkey in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda; Canoe trekking around the serene bank of Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, An exotic game drive adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park; A tour at the rich tropical forest of Kibale National Park; Finally, we set foot at the renowned Murchison Falls National Park, which is bisected by the Victoria Nile from east to west stretchingup to a hundred kilometers.


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 3000-5999

Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino Encounter
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: Ten days or more


Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Rhino Encounter
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and provide briefing on your upcoming safari. We begin our activity by taking you to the Rwanda Memorial Genocide site. This educational tour will walk you through Rwanda’s darkest time in history from 1994 where close to one million people died. This eye opening experience will you provide you a deep understanding of Rwanda, hence a better appreciation of the other activities to follow.

In the afternoon, we take you to your accommodation for check in, rest, and to prepare for the exciting safari ahead.

Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Today is marked by a fascinating activity of Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Before you go for gorilla trekking, there will be great entertainment from the local people of Rwanda with the greatest cultural dance that one should not miss while in Africa.

Accommodation: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we set out toVolcanoes National Park for Golden monkey tracking. These active creatures live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes. Habituation has helped them to become more sociable and accustomed to the sightings of frequent visitors.

After lunch, we make our way to Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa. We will take the Katuna boarder through Kabale town where you get to enjoy breathtaking views along the way. Our final destination is at Lake Bunyonyi, which is the 2nddeepest lake in Africa after lake Tanganyika.

Accommodation: Birdnest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin with an exciting Bird watching safari at Bushara Island Camp. This cozy nook surrounded by lush green hills and swamps is a conducive place to relax. You can simply sit, read a book, and let time take its toll.

In the afternoon, we set out for a canoe trek to enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi. Also referred to as the “place of many little birds”, Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes exuding a kind of grandeur, which has made this place synonymous to paradise.

Accommodation: Birdnest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we visit the local community in the area and immerse in their culture. You can meet and interact with the orphans, the children of Uganda. This is a chance to visit or volunteer for the underprivileged children of Mwendo where you will be welcomed by traditional dances stemming from its rich history. In the afternoon, we travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for that once in a lifetime game drive adventure.

Accommodation: Mahongany
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the highlight of today’s activities. We begin with an informative orientation from the briefing center. The rangers will conduct the briefing then lead you to the forest for a walk in search of Gorillas. The park is home to colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and birds such as hornbills and turacos. Most notably, half of the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas is found here as well. An up close encounter with the Mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience- a memory that Uganda will leave with you to cherish.

Accommodation: Mahongany
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can see tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of the park lazily lying up on the branches of the huge fig trees. Also witness Uganda Kobs in the open Ishasha plains as well as other wildlife including elephants and Cheetah roaming freely in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park previously known in 1952 as Kazinga National Park was later on renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds.

After lunch, we proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat trip through the Kazinga Channel. Here you will see wildlife along the banks of the channel including buffalo, elephants, birds, and hippos.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Passing through Fort portal town, we will make our way to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National Park. The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammal species including chimpanzees, as well as over 375 species of birds. There will be no major activities today so you can relax and prepare for another exciting activity the following day.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tracking chimpanzees is a unique experience that makes Safari in Uganda at par with its neighboring East African countries. There is nothing more exotic than starring in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches.

If you can’t get enough, you may opt to do the habituation experience, which means you can spend the whole day with these amazing creatures.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we drive to Hoima Town, a municipal town in the Western Region of Uganda. You will be dropped off at your hotel to rest and prepare for the next day’s activity at Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation: Hotel Kontiki-Hoima
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Be prepared to meet fifteen southern white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Santuary, a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda. The sanctuary also offers interesting activities including rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.

In the afternoon, we head out to Murchison Falls National Park for a late game drive.

This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda's largest population of Nile crocodiles.

Accommodation: Paara Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we set our for an early morning game drive to find elusive predators such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopard, and Jackal among several others; all the while enjoying the beautiful savannah landscape.

In the afternoon, we set out for a boat safari along the world-famous River Nile, which sets off at Paraa, going upstream to the base of the Murchison Falls. While on cruise, you will see Crocodiles, Hippos, and lizards. You will also chance upon Buffaloes, Elephants and Antelopes quenching their thirst and cooling off the heat by the river banks.

Accommodation: Paara Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We willmake our way at the top of the falls on Murchison Falls National Park. This will be a hike lasting for almost an hour adjacent the Murchison falls. Though exhausting, this will all be worth as you feast your eyes with the amazing views of the falls at different spots along the trail.

In the afternoon, we head back and depart for Kampala to your accommodation, which offers a great view of Lake Victoria.

Accommodation: Casia Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will cap off your holiday with a city tour of Kampala. You can go shopping around the malls for souvenirs or pay a visit at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, KasubiTombs. This historical site is the burial ground of four kabakas (kings of Buganda) and other members of the Baganda royal family making it a respected place for the Ganda people as well as an example of traditional architecture.At night, see how Ugandans live it up in one or two or more of Kampala’sbest bars and nightclubs.

Accommodation: Not Included
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $5,050 $4,950 $4,850 $4,750