This eight day Gorillas & Chimps safari features Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, chimpanzee tracking in Chamburu (Kyamburu), as well as Gorge and game/bird-watching in Queen Elizabeth National Park which includes a boat cruise. You may add an optional visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. There is an opportunity to do up to two gorilla treks on this trek. However, gorilla permits should be purchased at the time of booking and are subject to availability.
Excludes gorilla trekking permits – currently USD 600 per trek (high season) and USD 450 per trek (low season – April, May and November 2018). Age limit for Gorilla Trekking is 15 years or over. Excludes chimp permits – currently USD 50.00 per person. There is also an optional forest or community walk in Bwindi, and an optional excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary from Entebbe (time permitting).
This safari is based on set departures, although a private version of this is available subject to availability.
On arrival at Entebbe airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to visit the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary (at additional cost). Overnight at BOMA LODGE or similar. (B)
Day 2Entebbe - Bwindi
This morning you will be taken to Entebbe Airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Afternoon forest walk or cultural visit may be done at additional cost. Three nights at BUHOMA LODGE (B, L, D)
Today you can take an early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the mountains in search of the Mountain Gorillas. You will return either in time for lunch or later depending on the location of the gorillas. (B, L, D)
This morning if you have opted for a second trek, you will again set off into the forest. If you have decided not to trek the gorillas again, you will have the opportunity to head out on a forest walk with a local guide. (B, L, D)
Day 5Bwindi – Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will be transferred to Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth NP where you will be able to visit a community project on the border of the park. In the afternoon you will be taken on a game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Two nights at ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP. (B, L, D)
Day 6Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 7Ishasha – Mweya, Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast you will drive to the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Overnight MWEYA LODGE or similar. (B, L, D)
Day 8Queen Elizabeth National Park - Entebbe
Early morning chimpanzee trekking at Chamburu. After the trek you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Entebbe. On arrival in Entebbe you will be met and transferred to your hotel or assisted on to your international flight. (B)