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Wildlife Chimpanzee – Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda -11 days



Primate Tracking ChimpanzeeGorilla Trekking Uganda and Rwanda is one of the pocket friendly, affordable and cheap Tours offered by Katona Tours and Travel. Gorilla Tours being highlight for  a Uganda Tour and Uganda Safari

Chimpanzee Tracking and Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Chimpanzee - Gorilla Trekking UgandaDAY 1 – Transfer from the Airport to Kampala for overnight

On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, You will be met by our Tour guide who will transfer you to Kampala for relaxation, diner and overnight at Emin Pasha Hotel (luxury), Namirembe guest house (mid-range and budget)

DAY 2 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth park and evening game drive
Begin Chimpanzee Tracking –  Gorilla Trekking Uganda very early in the morning, our tour guide picks from your hotel or residence, drives to Mbarara (277 Km from Kampala) westwards via Masaka.
Have a brief stopover at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Lake view Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara then proceed to the park enjoying beautiful scenery, herds of long horned Ankole cattle, and tea plantations in Ishaka, Rift valley escarpment, open grassland and woodland savanna.
Evening game drive for sightseeing is much more rewarding.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Katara lodge/ Queen Elizabeth Bush camp (mid rage), kingfisher lodge (budget)

DAY 3 ?Morning game drive and launch cruise
Have an early cup of coffee, Morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch.
After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see breeding Hippos, Buffalos, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds such as pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Katara lodge/ Queen Elizabeth Bush camp (mid rage), kingfisher lodge (budget)

DAY 4 ? Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge
With previous day’s memories, morning at leisure, get ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Katara lodge/ Queen Elizabeth Bush camp (mid rage), kingfisher lodge (budget)

DAY 5 ?Transfer to Ishasha and Bwindi gorilla forest
Early morning after breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha, where you will see tree climbing lions and lots of elephants, including monkeys. Later on you will transfer to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and birds, valleys, hills and swamps filled with papyrus. You can also spend your afternoon having a walk around the village and seeing the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight at either the Gorilla resort Uganda safari lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp (High end/luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s/Nkuringo camp (Low budget/basic accommodation).

DAY 6 ? Gorilla trekking
Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Dinner and overnight at either the Gorilla resort, Mantana Tented Camp (High and luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara’s Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s /Nkuringo camp (Low budget/basic accommodation).

DAY 7 – Transfer to Rwanda for continued Chimpanzee –  Gorilla Trekking Uganda 

Morning at leisure, you will transfer to Rwanda near Volcanoes National Park, arriving early afternoon at Mountain Gorilla nest lodge (luxury), kingi guest house (budget) for Dinner and overnight.

DAY 8 ?Gorilla tracking in Parc des National park
Have an early morning breakfast and ready to trek the Gorillas in the park. Depending on the level of fitness, you may be asked to choose the group you wish to trek and the closest being about 2 hours or even a couple of minutes from the park boundary meals and overnight at Mountain Gorilla nest lodge (luxury), kingi guest house (budget).

Day 9 -Transfer to Nyungwe forest for golden monkey tracking
Have an early morning breakfast then transfer to the Nyungwe forest which contains a variety of habitats including montane forests, bamboos, grasslands, swamps and bogs and is very mountainous too. And provides some of the Golden monkeys trekking experience in East Africa. Meals and Overnight at Gisakura lodge.

DAY 10 ? Transfer to Lake Mburo park and evening game drive
Mid-morning, you will drive to Lake Mburo national park Uganda, lunch in Mbarara, then proceed to the park. The afternoon is for a game drive along the lakeside track, which will enables you see water plants and animals. The Kigambira loop offers an opportunity of going through the wooded wilderness with scattered thicket- and while here look out for, Zebras, Elands, Topis, bushbucks and bush duikers. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury tented Camp/ Mihingo Lodge (luxury), Arcadia lodge (mid-range), Sky blue/ Rwonyo Camp (budget).

DAY 11 ?Morning boat cruise and game drive en route
After breakfast at Lake Mburo dinning shelter, group goes to the lake for launch cruise to enjoy the fresh air from the lake while viewing hippos, fish landing site and carry out lake side tracking.
Then group drives back to Mbarara highway via sanga gate having a game drive en route, lunch there arriving Kampala early evening. Proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your flight/ Have your night in Kampala at the hotel of your choice.

This safari includes
-Transportation by 4×4 wheel drive
-Full board Accommodations
-Airport transfers
-An English speaking tour guide
2 gorilla permits TO BE SECURED IN ADVANCE
-Government taxis

But excludes person expenditures that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Chimpanzee – Gorilla Trekking Uganda can be booked through Katona Tours

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