5 Days Best of Uganda – Gorilla Habituation Experience– Chimpanzees – Wildlife
Experience the Best of Uganda on this 5 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience– Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari
This 5 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience– Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari is a one of a kind Budget or Moderate in Price Safari in that includes the all-day, 4-hours with a gorilla family exclusive Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The Gorilla Habituation Experience is the ultimate experience for Primate lovers who will not only be 4 hours with a Gorilla Family in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, but it is time of learning about the way that a Gorilla Family lives and what makes these gentle giants unique among primates.
This safari can only be done in Uganda, no other East or Central African Country offers a Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Space is limited to 4 participants per Gorilla Group and there are only two groups being habituated presently.
Day One – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:
Our Journey begins early and we head for the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at the beginning of our 5 Day Mountain Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safari .
We stop for lunch along our journey
We reach the Rushaga Area of Bwindi Forest at the lodge that you picked for your safari.
Meal Plan: Lunch -Dinner
Day 2 – Gorilla Habituation Experience– Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:
An early Breakfast, you will need to take packed lunch, be sure to have two liters of water with you and off for gorilla tracking.
It is best to wear jeans, long-sleeved shirt, boots, hat, some use garden gloves to pull themselves up on vines or branches, light rain jacket, daypack.
You can hire a porter (extra Cost) and you assist a Ugandan family. You can also buy a tall walking stick that comes in handy for most Mountain Gorilla Trekkers.
The actual Mountain Gorilla Habituation Trek can take 7 hours or more, including 4 hours with a gorilla family.
There are rules of conduct while tracking the gorillas and they need to be followed for the protection of the Mountain Gorillas and for your well-being.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Day 3 – Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth Park:
Breakfast and we leave for Queen Elizabeth Park , 1½ hours later we reach the Ishasha region , this is the home of the Tree Climbing Lions, which is actually the best place in Africa to see them,
The Safari Vehicle has a pop-up roof for better game viewing. Not only will you most likely see Tree Climbing Lions, but also leopards, herds of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kob and Topi Antelopes.
Lunch at Savannah Resort
We continue to the Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth Park and before checking into Bush Safari Lodge we take the 27-kilometer explosion crater drive.
This is a most scenic drive at the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park. See the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, Explosion craters, some filled with water, some containing salt, other covered by savannah grass or forest. So scenic that National Geographic featured a picture of one the explosion craters recently. There is also the view of the Western Rift escarpment which is part of the Western Rift and the Savanna below.
Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth Park:
Breakfast and we drive to the Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee Trekkingcking. The Kyambura Gorge is part of the Western Rift and as you come near it, you will find this huge gash in the savanna, that gash is the Kyambura Gorge, part of the Western Rift. It has been called the Lost valley on a BBC program and is also referred to as the “Valley of the Apes.”
After an orientation, you go out with guides and trackers to track our closest cousins, the chimpanzees.
Like the gorillas, they are habituated which means that they are used to human beings and do not scamper off when we show up in their area. Again, like with Gorilla Tracking, chimpanzee tracking is another one of a kind encounter.
One hour with the chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge another amazing experience in your five days of Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Wildlife on Safari in the Pearl of Africa.
Alternate Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest. Kalinzu Forest is a great location for Chimpanzee Trekking and most often it is the same distance and drive-time as going to Kyambura Gorge from the Mweya area. Chimpanzee Trekking is actually a more sure thing in Kalinzu Forest where you are more likely to see Chimpanzees than in the Kyambura Gorge.
Afternoon a wildlife boat safari on Kazinga Channel at 3pm. The boat will be moving along the banks of the channel toward Lake Edward where you will see the largest concentration of hippos in Africa, hundreds of birds and normally a bird watcher will see over 40 species of birds on the two-hour boat safari – herds of elephants coming down to water, larger herds during the dry season, buffalo herds and late in the afternoon you find an occasional predator coming to water before going out on a night’s hunt.
The boat safari is a slow-moving affair so that you get the best opportunities for taking pictures – the boat safari is one of is one of the highlights of your visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Returning visitors always want to revisit the Kazinga Channel on a Boat Safari.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch -Dinner
Day 5 – Queen Elizabeth Park – return to Kampala:
Breakfast, and it is our last game drive on our 5 day Better Budget, Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Wildlife Safari in the Pearl of Africa. Each game drive is an unfolding of nature with its new surprises for you.
Again, this morning you are accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger and in between our experienced driver guide and the UWA ranger there is not much that you will miss during the game drive. A last look at lions, leopards, warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and the savannah birds as you travel over the candelabra euphoria tree studded savannah – look close- at times you find lions resting in them and birds on top of the trees.
We head back to Kampala or Entebbe for but we stop at the Equator for picture-taking and continue on arriving in Kampala or Entebbe during the early evening hours as your 5 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience– Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari comes to an end but the memories of the Gorilla Habituation Experience, the Chimpanzee Trek and the Wildlife Game Drives remain with you.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch
This compact, experiential 5-day Gorilla Habituation – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari gives you the maximum return for your dollar. 4 hours with a gorilla channel, 1 hour with chimpanzees, wildlife game drives, boat safari and the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha.
What sets this safari apart from others is that include the one of a kind Gorilla Habituation Gorilla Safari with Wildlife Game Drive experiences and Chimpanzee Trekking being added.
This safari has proven to be a favorite among our clients. You can land in Kigali and begin your safari into Uganda. you can fly out of Entebbe or Kigali.
You can also begin and end this safari in Entebbe Uganda, the choice is yours.
Included in Safari: Lodging and Food, 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees, Permits as applicable, Guide for Tracking and Game Drives.
Not included in Safari price: Air Travel to and from Uganda, Uganda Visa Costs, Laundry, Tips, Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price.
If you are interested in this 5 Day Gorilla Habituation Experience– Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safari – please contact us.