8 Days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife


This 8 Days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife will take you to the western region of the country, which is blessed with a variety of wildlife species and stunning scenery. It starts and concludes in Kampala, Uganda. The primary locations on this safari are Lake Mburo National Park, which has an area of 371 sq. km and is home to many zebras as well as antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis, and other wildlife that may be seen around the lake’s banks, including hippos, crocodiles, and birds (park has over 332 bird species). The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is located in southwest Uganda (8–10 hours’ drive) from the capital Kampala, is well-known for the amazing gorilla tracking (trekking) experience and was honored by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in recognition of its diverse and exceptional ecology. It encompasses 331 km2 (128 mi2) of tropical forests, both lowland and montane, that are only accessible on foot. The most prominent feature of Bwindi National Park is that it is the home to more than 459 of the 1063 mountain gorillas that are severely endangered worldwide and have been protected since 1964. There are more than 21 habituated mountain gorilla families or groups that are accessible to tourists.

8 Days Uganda Safari Gorillas Chimpanzee and Wildlife, Also Queen Elizabeth National park is included on the park it is situated in southwest Uganda and was originally known as Ruwenzori National Park. Its area is 764 square miles (1,978 square km), and it is located in the rolling plains east of Lake Edward and the foothills south of the Ruwenzori Mountains. The park is situated within the Western Rift Valley, and the Pleistocene era’s volcanic craters dot the landscape there (i.e., about 2,600,000 to 11,700 years ago). It is one of Uganda’s major parks and borders the western border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The park was founded in 1952. The majority of its vegetation is made up of thickets of different kinds of tiny trees, like acacias and evergreens. There are additional sections of savanna grassland and rainforest. Chimpanzees, leopards, lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, water buffaloes, and a variety of antelope species, such as duiker, reedbuck, and topi, are among the park’s biodiversity. The park is home to a very diverse range of bird species, many of which are kingfishers. Kibale National park is among the ten national parks in Uganda. It is situated at the southern edges of the huge rift valley in the western region of the nation. Tropical rain forests, flatland, savanna grassland, and woodlands (particularly in places adjacent to the rift valley) predominate throughout the park. With certain tree species said to be more than 200 years old, Kibale forest is one of the oldest in all of Africa. Some of the tallest tree species in Africa may be found in the forest, some of which tower at 55 meters. Exceptional biodiversity abounds in Kibale National Park. Kibale is home to approximately 70 different species of mammals and 375 different bird species, although primates are the most notable. Chimpanzees and 12 species of monkeys are present.

Tour highlights

  • Game drives
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Boat cruise
  • Nature walk
  • Visiting Bigodi wetlands

    Price Includes:

    • Gorilla Permits
    • Chimpanzee Permits
    • Bottled Water
    • Safari Vehicle
    • Frequent English Speaking Guide
    • Park Entrance Fees
    • Boat Rides
    • All Activities Mentioned

    Price Excludes:

    • International flight fare
    • Entry Visas
    • Laundry services
    • Tips
    • Alcoholic Drinks

Itinary in details

Early in the morning, our driver-guide will pick you up in Kampala and take you west of the country to Lake Mburo National Park. You can stop to take pictures at the Equator as well as the Mpambire drum-making site. Once you get at the park, eat lunch there before embarking on a game drive through it to see various species, such as the zebras, Giraffe, Leopards, Hippos, Uganda Kobs that are practically ubiquitous there. Go to the lodge later that evening for dinner and stay the night.

Options for lodging include Eagle’s Nest Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge, and Mihingo Lodge (luxury) (Budget)

Get up very early on this day and eat breakfast before setting out towards the Southwestern portion of Bwindi Forest, passing via Mbarara Town, which is blessed with lovely scenery. You will also witness numerous rolling hills with terraces. It is such an exciting drive with all these sights. As soon as you arrive at the park, check into the lodge of your choice and unwind there the entire evening while preparing for the following activity.

Options for lodging include the Buhoma Community Campground, Silverback Lodge, and Buhoma Lodge (Budget).

Get up extremely early, eat breakfast, and then travel to the park’s administrative center with a packed lunch. You will meet other hikers and receive a briefing from the park rangers. You will begin your walk at 8:00 am and park rangers will accompany you as you enter the mist forest to trek mountain gorillas. If you are not physically active enough, you could require a walking stick. You should also think about hiring porters to carry your bags just in case, and you can pay them a nominal fee for their services. Only one hour is given to you once you start seeing and interacting with the gorillas, which might take anywhere from two to eight hours of trekking. Following your hike, head back to the lodge to relax before taking a walk through several communities, such the Batwa community, where you can connect with the locals and learn a lot from them. Then, before retiring to the resort, after your walk, head back to the lodge to unwind.

Options for lodging include the Buhoma Community Campground, Silverback Lodge, and Buhoma Lodge (Budget).

Enjoy your breakfast before traveling to Queen Elizabeth National Park, stopping at the Ishasha sector along the way to see the trees climbing. Elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and a wide variety of other animals can be seen in the park. Following lunch at the lodge when you first arrive, go on a late-afternoon game drive to view all of the animals and birds mentioned above, as well as many more.

Accommodations include the luxury Mweya Safari Lodge, the mid-range Kyambura Gorge, and the rustic Bush Lodge (Budget)

You will need to get up very early today since you will have breakfast at 6:00 am and then start your game drive right away if you want to view the morning risers like lions, lone buffalo, kobs, elephants, etc. You may easily get a close-up view of these animals, making it a wonderful and exciting time. After lunch, return to the lodge to prepare for the afternoon boat tour on the Kazinga channel, which is home to many different types of animals and birds, including crocodiles, elephants, hippos, and more. In essence, cruising on the Kazinga is one of the park’s most eye-catching activities.

Accommodations include the luxury Mweya Safari Lodge, the mid-range Kyambura Gorge, and the rustic Bush Lodge (Budget)

After a filling breakfast, go on a morning wildlife drive, continue you way to Kibale national park way you will have a stopover at the baboon cliffs, where you’ll be presented to breathtaking scenery of these magnificent creatures. Drive to the chimpanzee-homesteading Kibale Forest National Park, which is about a two- to three-hour drive away, after eating lunch at the lodge. After reaching check in and relax as you wait for the Dinner in the late evening.

Three different types of lodging are available: Ndali Lodge (luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest (mid-range), and Kibale Forest camp (Budget)

Get breakfast early enough, and then depart the resort for the park headquarters with enough bottled water so you can get an overview of the chimpanzee trekking experience. Following a briefing, set off on a guided hike through the forest at roughly 8:00 a.m., with an armed park ranger. Nothing compares to spending time with chimpanzees in their natural environment. You will also spot a variety of birds and other primates, including golden monkeys, grey checked Mangabeys, LHoests monkeys, bush babies, and others. After the hike, head back to the resort for lunch before taking a stroll through the Bigodi wetland later that day. The Great Blue Turaco and other birds, as well as additional primates including bush pigs, otters, and baboons, will all be present, as will a variety of other people that live there.

Three different types of lodging are available: Ndali Lodge (luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guest (mid-range), and Kibale Forest camp (Budget)

After a hearty breakfast, depart the park and travel via Mubende to Kampala, where you will be able to see the region’s stunning natural scenery. You can still eat lunch in Mubende before continuing on to Kampala. Your driver-guide will either drop you off at your Kampala lodging facility or drive you to Entebbe Airport in case you need to catch a flight home.

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