Gorilla and Chimp Safari
Join us for a chance to see the incredible primates and wildlife of the Ugandan rainforest. We spend two days in Kibale Forest, the best place in Africa to spot chimpanzees. From our eco-lodge we explore the forest with a population of over 1000 chimps and 13 varieties of other primates including Red-Tailed monkey, Colobus monkey and many others. We take a day walk in the majestic Rwenzori Mountains also known as ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and visit local villages around the area. We join a cruise in the Kazinga channel, a real highlight and a chance to observe hippo, crocodile, buffalo and herds of elephants at close range before taking game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park where we hope to spot the famous tree climbing lions. We then travel deep into the rainforest near Bwindi, where we experience the ultimate wildlife encounter: we get up close and personal with the endangered mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. We also take a swim or a canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi, surrounded by verdant rolling hills and a walking safari in Lake Mburo.
- DURATION 12 Days
- TYPE Group
- OPERATES JAN – OCTOBER
- DEPARTS Kampala
Day 1 Kampala
Join tour Kampala. Relax by the pool or explore the vibrant city.
Days 2-3 Kibale Rainforest
Trek to see the chimps in their natural habitat and spot a big variety of birds and other primates. Visit the Bigodi Swamp community project.
Day 4 Rwenzori Mountains
Take a day walk in the Rwenzori Mountains Enjoy scenic views and interact with the local people in the villages along the way.
Days 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take a few game drives and a cruise in Kazinga channel and discover the wildlife that inhabits the park including buffalo, elephant, antelope, hippo, lion and countless species of colourful birds.
Day 6-8 Bwindi National Park
Travel into the rainforest to track the magnificent Mountain gorilla. Explore the forest taking a guided walk.
Day 9-10 Lake Bunyonyi
Drive through rolling hills and coffee plantations and spend two days in Lake Bunyonyi. Take a swim, relax or explore the lake by traditional canoe.
Day 11 Lake Mburo National Park
Drive to Lake Mburo to see zebra, eland and impala. Take both a game drive and a walking safari to admire wildlife at close range.
Day 12 Entebbe
Return to Entebbe where the tour ends.