7 days gorilla safari and primate

7 days gorilla safari and primate

Brief Itinerary

  • Stop over at the equator
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Community walk around the lodge
  • Batwa Trail or Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Game viewing in Lake Mburo national park
  • Boat ride in Lake Mburo National park

Accommodation facilities vary including up market accommodation, medium range accommodation and Low budget accommodation. Please contact us at info@crystalsafaris.com with your choice of accommodation so that we can send you our best quotation for this safari.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL ENTEBBE

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by Crystal Guide who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day. Overnight at your hotel. BB

DAY 2:KAMPALA – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (490 KMS)

After breakfast, transfer south wards to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. Have a stopover for lunch before continuing with your journey to Bwindi. Overnight at Www.crystallodgesuganda.com. FB

DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING

Gorilla trekking within Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Track Mountain Gorillas and other primates you will enjoy gorilla tracking within Bwindi. Following breakfast, go for the morning briefing just before searching the forest on this highlight of Gorilla trekking that may take the whole day. You will trek the gorillas through the sloped covered with thick vegetation in the company of a safari guide plus trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can at times be tough and lengthy, however when you finally see the glorious silverback, you will forget all discomforts. On finding the gorillas you will be guided to stay within a 6 meters’’ distance from the gorillas, you will observe them for an hour as you stare into their big brown eyes

Gorilla trekking activity is unpredictable. It is challenging to foresee the number of hours you will track. The gorilla outing may take anything between 2 and 8 hours. Anticipate walking lengthy distances in steep muddy terrain, at times with rain overhead, prior to meeting the gorillas. You will be required to be in physical condition to track. For purposes of conservation visitors are only allowed to spend just one hour with the gorillas.

chimpanzee, black & white colobus, Lhotse’s, red tailed monkeys plus blue monkey, as well as the renowned residents of Bwindi- the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is an ideal destination for watching birds. It has 350 bird species among which are the 7 IUCN red data listed plus 90% of the Albertine rift endemic, species that are

challenging or even impossible to see in any other part of East Africa. There after Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge Www.crystallodgesuganda.com

DAY 4: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (270 KMS)

After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the afternoon enjoy the unique 2 -hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake Edward and Lake George. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (157 KMS)

Early morning go for a game drive where you may spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. Later transfer to Kibale National Park. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 6: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. It is also a home of species like the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. The walk takes 2-3 hours. After lunch go for Bigodi swamp walk. Overnight at Crater Safari Lodgewww.crystallodgesuganda.com

DAY 7: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA – DEPARTURE

After breakfast transfer back to Kampala arriving in time to catch your flight back home.

Accommodation facilities vary including up market accommodation, medium range accommodation and Low budget accommodation. Please contact us at info@crystalsafaris.com with your choice of accommodation so that we can send you our best quotation for this safari.

INCLUSIVE:

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kampala or
  • Entebbe where it Bed and breakfast only.
  • Boat cruise where applicable
  • Game drive where applicable
  • Chimpanzee permit where applicable
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Gorilla permit
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary