7 Days Gorillas Primates Fly-in Safari Uganda – Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee tracking / Habituation Experience
Our 7 Days Gorillas Primates Fly-in Safari Uganda – Gorilla and chimpanzee experience will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and driving through Ishasha sector famous for its climbing lions en route to main Queen Elizabeth National Park and also covering Chimpanzee experience in Kibale park. This trip enables you to fly to Bwindi impenetrable forest and later transfer to Queen NPK for game viewing and also take a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and then Kibale for chimpanzee tracking or Habituation.
7 Days fly-in safari – Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee tracking / Habituation Experience Highlights:
- Day 1: Pick up from your hotels and transfer to the airport to catch up with your Domestic flight.
- Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
- Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park through Ishasha.
- Day 4: Morning game drive and a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.
- Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Natioanl park.
- Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking/ Habituation Experience.
- Day7: Fly back to Entebbe Airport to catch your international flight back home.
Day 1: Morning flight to Bwindi.
Our guide will pick you up from your Hotel and transfer you to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park landing at either Kihihi (For the north and Eastern parts of Bwindi NP) or Kisoro Airstrip (For the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On arrival, your safari guide/vehicle will transfer you by road to your respective overnight Lodge.
Depending on the availability of the flight you might fly in the morning or in the afternoon. Morning flights depart Entebbe for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 7:45 am, here check-in is at 6:15 am while afternoon flights depart Entebbe at 12:30 pm and her check-in is at 11:am. For the southern part of Bwindi NP, there is only one morning flight that departs Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip daily at 7:45 am. This is because of the strong winds in this region. Internal flights to Bwindi NP take up to one and a half hours depending on the routing of the day.
Accommodation : Silverback lodge/ Mhogany springs / Gorilla lodge Nkuringo | Meals : L/ D
A morning cup of coffee or tea is recommended before your gorilla-tracking safari. You will then head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the Gentle Giants.
You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. After tracking you will be transferred to your lodge.
Accommodation : Silverback lodge/ Mhogany springs / Gorilla lodge NkuringoMeals : L/ D
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth through the Ishasha sector
Today we will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. There is an opportunity to view Buffaloes, Topi, Hippos, and many more wildlife species.
You will have a game drive through this beautiful park which will provide opportunities to see Spotted Hyena, Buffalo, Uganda Kobs, Defassa Waterbucks, Elephant, Leopard (if lucky), antelopes, Lions, and several bird species. Thereafter transfer to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National park.
Accommodation : Mweya safari lodge / Bush lodge / Enganzi safari lodge | Meals : L/ D.
Day 4: Game drive and a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
We start with an extensive early morning game drive in the Park while pursuing the most wildlife congested tracks including the Kasenyi Track. Expect to see; Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bushbucks, Kobs, the rare Giant forest hogs, Hyenas, and Waterbucks. Return and have breakfast at your accommodation.
In the afternoon we’ll take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel, an experience not to miss!! You will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as if lucky, the rare Leopard prowling. There is a variety of bird species for example Pelicans, Cormorants, egrets, herons, and Jacana among others. We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation : Mweya safari lodge / Bush lodge / Enganzi lodge | Meals :L/ D.
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale national park.
After your very early morning breakfast drive south via Kasese and have a stopover at the Equator for some pictures, the drive-through verdant countryside, and past traditional homesteads and farms to Fort Portal. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and the town was named after a British Special Commissioner for Uganda Sir. Gerald Portal, whose statue graces the main road of the town.
Kibale Forest National Park is one of Africa’s greatest tropical rainforests and is home to a number of forest wildlife, most notably 13 species of primates including chimpanzees, and 375 species of birds. We traverse through Ugandan traditional Villages where you see people in gardens nurturing their traditional crops such as millet, sorghum, beans, and maize.
Keep eyes open for some bird species along the roads such as Long-Crested Eagles, Double-Toothed Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Fan-tailed Widowbird, sunbirds, and weavers as we travel. Check in and have an evening of relaxing
After breakfast, we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1,450 Chimpanzees represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, and Olive baboon to mention but a few.
So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and many others. After lunch, we explore the Crater Lake region, which has many crater lakes or community walk to explore more about the well-being of the locals in the region
Accommodation: Turaco Treeslope / Kibale forest camp / Mountain of the Moon. | Meals: L/ D
Day 7. Morning / Afternoon Flight to Entebbe.
After breakfast and if you are booked on the morning scheduled demotic flight, you will transfer to Kasese Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe
7 Days Gorillas Primates Fly-in Safari Uganda Cost Includes
- Air Ticket Return
- 1 Gorilla Permit @ $ 700.00
- 1 Chimp Permit @ $ 200.00
- Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Transport 4×4 safari Van
- Meals as specified in the Itinerary
- Park Fee and ferry crossing
Our Safari cost excludes:
- For short trips, accommodation on arrival and departure are not included but can be arranged on request.
- Laundry services
- Beverages/ drinks
- Medical Insurance
- Visas (Uganda @ $50, East Africa @ $100 )