| Type of Safari: Primates, Boat ride, Birdwatching, Gorilla trekking, Wildlife Safari and nature .
This safari offers you some of the signature attractions in East Africa. It’s an innovative option enabling you to write your own story in one Sigle trip, talking about the world Capital of Chimpanzees and 15 more primate species, the unrivaled birdlife, a boat ride on the Kazinga channel connecting lake Edward with lake George, then, Face to face with Gorilla and a drive to Entebbe through the rolling hills of Ankole and Kigezi. You cross the Equator line twice, from the middle of the national park mad from a community. Then connect to Tanzania , through Kilimanjaro International Airport. Then to Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro , Arusha and back to Entebbe.
The trip starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport: with a return flight connection to Kilimanjaro international Airport.
Itinerary at glance.
Day Location Activity Accn / Meal plan
01. Entebbe international Airport. Arrival, welcome and Trip briefing BB
02. To Kibale NP Afternoon Bird watching, Bigodi Full Board
03. Kibale NP / QENP Chimpanzee tracking / Boat ride. Full board.
04. Queen Elizabeth NP Game Drive / head to Bwindi NP Full Board
05. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Face to Face with a Gorilla Full board
06. Return to Entebbe – Return to Entebbe full board
07. Flight to Arusha (Tanzania ) – fly to Arusha BB
08. Lake Manyara National Park Big 5 Game Drive Full Board
09. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Nature and Game Drive Full Board
10. Ngorongoro – Arusha – Entebbe End of trip Lunch
5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
This is safari that begin from Entebee International Airport take you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National park and Kibale National Park.
Our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari is meant for those that would love to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park in April, May, and November to take advantage of the low season discounts on Accommodation, transport to and from National Parks mentioned as well as selected acivities. Our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari starts and ends in Entebbe and visits two great National Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale Forest National Park.
Summary of our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
Day 01: Start your 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 03: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 04: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
Day 05: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
Things To Consider
Day-By-Day: Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival And Safari Briefing;
Welcome to the pearl of Africa. You will be met by our staff at Entebbe International Airport and head straight to your hotel, where you will be briefed in preparations of the exciting 10 days memorable safari.
Day 2. To Kibale National Park
After an early breakfast you will drive west wards to Kibale National Park . The drive through Uganda’s rolling hills take approximately 7 hours. After Lunch in Fort portal, you head to your Lodge, in preparation for an afternoon birds walk.
In the Afternoon, you will drive to the nearby Bigodi village for a wetland walk to identify other primates and birds that you could have missed on your trek. Bigodi wetland walk is controlled by the community and when one participates in it, all returns will be given to the local community for development.
Day 3. Chimpanzee Tracking and to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Wake up for a n early breakfast and head to Kibale Kational Park headquarters at Kanyancyu for briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest trekking chimpanzees. You and your guide plus other clients will head to the forest to look for a given community of wild but habituated chimpanzees. You will be allowed to spend one hour with chimps for photography and observation but your walk will be punctuated by lots of birds, other primates among others. The chimp trek brings you our our closest mammal cousins in their natural habitat.
After the tracking, you will head to Queen Elizabeht National Park, about 2.5 hours drive, in time for a late afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel. A natural fresh water Channel connecting Lake Edward and lake George. Here you will be able to see hundreds of bird species, schools of Hippos and other animals as they stroll for an evening drink.
Day 4. Game Drive Queen Elizabeth NP
Wake up for an early morning game drive to the Kasenyi Sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. This area has a concentration of animals due to her unique ecological condition that favors mating. Its along the equator line, dotted with lakes and at the base of the Ruwenzoris .
Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and check out, heading to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector of the park where you may also spot tree climbing lions. In the evening, check in at your lodge in Bwindi, as you prepare for the morning Gorilla trekking.
Day 05: Face to Face with a Gorilla
Wake up for another early breakfast, in time for a 7:00 am pre tracking briefing at the National park headquarters. After that, with other trekkers, head for to the impenetrable forest to look for the gorillas. Because of their (gorillas) mobility, the tracking can take between 1 to 8 hours. But certainly, there will be a full hour face to face with a gorilla. A moment of photography , selfie – albeit from a safe distance. The encounter and interaction with Gorilla is absolutely an amazing experience one cannot explain in one word.
Note: .Gorilla trekking can be a little bit strenuous and a certain level of fitness may be required. We also encourage our clients to take porters to give them a push or a pull during the trek.
After the thrill, return to the lodge either to relax, or a late check-out to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest lake, an alpine lake that is dotted with 29 islands. You stay on one of the islands.
Day 6. To Entebbe for Connection to Tanzania.
Set off for a 9 hours drive to Entebbe, driving through the beautifully terraced Kigezi highlands also known as ‘the Switzerland of Africa, then through Ankole , occasionally seeing the ling horned Ankole cows lazily grazing plus impalas and Zebras grazing in community land near Lake Mburo National Park Make a lunch stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre , a where the future meets the past.
After lunch, you proceed to Entebbe, with a short stopover at the Equator. This will be the second tome you are crossing the equator line on the same trip. Proceed to Entebbe, Check in your hotel. Relax as you prepare for a second leg of your trip, In Tanzania. Hope you enjoyed Uganda, the pearl Of Africa.
Day 10: Drive to Arusha – Fly to Entebbe International Airport ( Uganda )
You leave the Ngorongoro Area for Arusha (Approx 195 Kms). Proceed to the airport for your evening flight back to Entebbe as you prepare for your International flight back home.
Your trip that took you face to face with a gorilla and to the believed cradle of mankind mus have been satisfying. See you again.
Departure and Bon Voyage .
This trip is indicative. We can tailor it ti your preference. Either to also cover the source of the Nile, Serengeti, old vai Gorge . or, a flying option to and rom the Gorilla tracking. Make inquiry: email@example.com