We begin our journey from Kampala City drive freely across the plains in Kibale National Park in search of Chimpanzee and other behavioral species.
Uganda covers 241,136 sq. km. of which 44,079 sq. km. is open water and swamp. Bisected by the equator, Uganda would probably give one a picture of simmering heat, but thanks to her high altitude the country has an amazingly mild and pleasant climate.
The third day we proceed in the forest in search of Gorillas. Thereafter we cross to Volcanoes Des-National Park. A Gorilla sanctuary of Park National des Volcano.
The sixth day we are transferred to Bujagali falls in Jinja for exciting rafting trip on earth.
- TOUR TITLE – OHTL – 31 – CHIMPANZEE, GORILLA AND WATER RAFTING.
- OUR CATEGORY – LUXURY HOTELS.
- OUR LENGTH – 6 NIGHTS – 7 DAYS.
- DESTINATION – UGANDA.
Day – 0 – Begin your journey to Africa on board KLM and arrival at Entebe International Airport via Amsterdam, meet and transfer to booked Hotel for overnight on Bed and breakfast.
Day – 1 – Arrive in Kampala.
Clients flying into Entebbe Airport early today we will pickup you with our private transfer to Kampala at Cassia Lodge where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Cassia Lodge, which is beautifully situated in Kampala; and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. You will meet your guide in Kampala Cassia Lodge in this evening for a pre- safari briefing and equipment check. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge, Meal plan – Half-Board.
Day – 2 – Chimpanzee Trekking.
After breakfast, proceed to the moist tropical rainforest for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. Uganda apes, the forest is known for harboring the largest number of primates. The search for chimpanzees may reward you with other primates such as the grey Mangabeys, pottos, Columbus monkeys, bush babies, baboons and many more. Return to lodge for you lunch, in the afternoon you will go for a walk to the Bigodi Wetland characterized with unique flora and fauna like sitatungas in this area. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge, Meal plan – Full-Board
Day – 3 – Gorilla Tracking Experience.
Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing from the Uganda wildlife officials and thereafter enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a 1 hour gazing into their big round eyes. On a gorilla safari, fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut.
The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. Evening take a walk around the neighboring communities and also get entertainment from the local performances, do shopping of crafts. After this experience you will have informative memorable experience in life. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs – Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day – 4 – Volcanoes Des-National Park.
After early morning breakfast, you will enter the Gorilla sanctuary of Park National des Volcano, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The tracking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Remember to carry with you enough water and the packed lunch, sun screen, walkable shoes, rain gears, insect repellent, camera and hut.
The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the Gorillas in their natural environments. After the activity, you will return back to the Cam. If you have the energy this afternoon, you will visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/ Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fosse’s grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs – Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day – 5 – Bwindi National Park.
This morning, embark our safari van and depart to Bwindi Forest a home to half population of Africa mountain gorillas. Drive through the southern Ishasha sector. En-route lunch by the Ishasha River and try to spot famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions. Bird life and other primate life in Bwindi are quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora.
Bwindi is the Bird watchers heaven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort – Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day- 6 – Jinja White water rafting trip.
The most exciting rafting trip on earth, after early breakfast you shall be transferred to Bujagali falls in Jinja. The river is graded 4 to 5 and top quality safety gear and highly experienced guides run the biggest rapids possible. The rafts explode through huge walls of white water and drift through the warm green pools in the equatorial sunshine.
Total rafting is for 25 kms of river including some of the best rapids in the world. Lunch and complimentary drinks are being offered. We shall be back in Kampala late evening for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge – Meal plan: Half-Board.
Day – 7 – Departure day.
After breakfast take a short tour around the Kampala city and take some photos of interest. Thereafter we transfer you back to Kampala with lunch en-route to Entebbe international airport to board your home bound flight.
End of Our Tour.
Twelve people are permitted to track each day and you are allowed to view the gorillas for only one hour in two groups of six (6). A third group of four was started to cater for the increase in demand. Booking for gorilla trekking should be made at least 4 – 6 months in advance.
- The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons.
- A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons.
- Six persons may enjoy up to 15% saving on the per person rate.
- Kibali National Park for Chimpanzee trekking.
- Bwindi Forest a home to half population of Africa mountain gorillas.
- Jinja White water rafting trip.
- Transfers from Airport to Hotel booked on Bed and breakfast basis.
- Kampala City tour.
- English speaking driver guide.
- Visa and vaccination fees.
- International flight tickets.
- Things of personal nature.
- Tips to guides, porters and hotel staff.