4 Days Chimps, Wildlife and Gorilla Safari

  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Sight seeing
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth Nat Park
  • Kazinga Boat Cruise

 

DAY

REGION

ACTIVITIES

1

ENTEBBE AND TRANSFER TO KIBALE

·         WARM WELCOME, MEET & GREET.

·         TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

2.

 

KIBALE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

·         CHIMPANZEE TREK

·         QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE

·         KAZINGA CHANNEL BOAT SAFARI

3.

QUEEN ELIZABETH TO BWINDI

·         ISHASHA SECTOR GAME DRIVE

·         CLIMBING LIONS TRACKING EXPERIENCE

4.

BWINDI NATIONAL PARK TO KIGALI, RWANDA

·         MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREK

·         TRANSFER TO KIGALI, RWANDA

·         DEPARTURE

 

 

Day 1: Entebbe International Airport to Kibale national Park

Depart from Entebbe and drive to Kibale 358km. You will depart early in the morning and drive west through Mityana and proceed for a lunch break in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Marvel at the stunning palace of Toro Kingdom, the Royal tombs, the numerous shops and the mosque before driving on to Kibale, only a couple of kilometers ahead. On arrival, you will check into Ndali lodge or the Primate Lodge. Actually, Kibale national park hosts the highest number of primates in the whole of East Africa including chimpanzees, baboons, black & white colobus monkeys and the blue monkey. Have a primate walk in the afternoon to Kanyanchu river camp; this is the most popular of all walks inside the park. It takes you through a diversity of flora zones and unveils a number of wild animals along the way living inside the forest. Head back to the luxurious Ndali Lodge or the budget Primates Lodge FB.

  • Activities: Transfer to Kibale en-route photography
  • Overnight: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 2: Chimp Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Today the forest opens its doors for an exhilarating chimpanzee tracking experience. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others. Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will spend an unforgettable hour with them as they go about their daily life – feeding, playing, grooming, taking care of their young, howling and screeching, in their natural habitat.

After the trek you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for most of the journey) lunch on the way and enjoy an en-route game drive until 4pm, when we arrive at Kazinga Chanel for sundowner boat cruise a natural waterway between Lake Edward and Lake George. This cruise will be one of the highlights of your safari as you sight abundant birdlife and view elephants, buffaloes and school of hippos cooling off at the shores.

After Kazinga Channel we will take you to your accommodation for check in, dinner and overnight at your lodge.

  • Activities: Chimps trekking
  • Overnight: Bush Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast 

Day 3: Game Drive in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi Nat Park

The day begins early as we start with game drives. We head towards Bwindi, driving through the Ishasha sector, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions. Whilst all lions can climb trees these two prides are the Only ones found to spend a majority of their time in trees.  Seeing tree-climbing lions is usually a 50/50 chance but we guarantee seeing them as we organize an experience that includes the park tracking system and expert doctor.  We will rush to Ishasha wilderness camp for lunch and after that we take a 90 minutes’ drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park through the verdant country side, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views of the Rwenzori Mountains. Arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas, you will be checked in for your dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp.

  • Driving distance: 8 hours
  • Activities: Game Drive and Transfer Bwindi Nat Park
  • Overnight: Golden Monkey guesthouse
  • Meal Plan: Full board – Lunch, Dinner, bed & breakfast 

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Kigali International Airport

06:00hrs: After an early breakfast, you will proceed to the National Park headquarters at to meet your guides for the day. Complete our park formalities, and then embark on a spectacular mountain tracking adventure. Once you spot them, you’ll spend time observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The trekking will be strenuous; up to 6 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude, you’ll enjoy taking photographs after which you will descend back to the lodge.  Most treks will be finished before lunch and we will return you to your lodge for freshen up and check out.  Your lunch is already packed and will be eaten en route as we leave for Rwanda. The return drive to Kigali, Rwanda is extremely scenic and we will stop to take pictures of the 5 Volcanoes and the Land of a Thousand Hills. 

In all the transfer takes around 4.5 hours and we will have you at Kigali International Airport in plenty of time for an evening departure.

  • Driving distance: 4.5 hours to the airport
  • Activities: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Kigali airport
  • Meal Plan: Lunch & breakfast 
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