Gorilla Special Tour 8 days

tour summary
Visit the three most popular national parks in Uganda in a period of 8 days. The highlight of this trip is Gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale National Park. This tour also gives you a chance to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park by going on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and also enjoying a game drive in the savanna, where you can find large mammals such as lions, buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs and water-bucks.
duration 8 days / 7 nights
starting point Entebbe Airport
means of transport
  • Private vehicle
destinations
  • Bwindi NP
  • Kibale NP
  • Mgahinga NP
  • Volcanoes NP
activities
  • Chimpanzee habituation
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Gorilla habituation
  • Village tour
option
  • Night forest walk
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The smallest but the most popular park in Uganda,120 species of mammals and 350 species of birds are recorded. This forest is one of the habitats of the Mountain Gorilla, also registered as World Heritage Site. 18 groups are habituated and only 4 permits are sold per day for the gorilla habituation.
Geographic features: Forest, Size: 321 Km2
Activity: Gorilla tracking (1 hour), Gorilla habituation experience (4 hrs), nature walk, Batwa forest experience

Mgahinga National Park

Located at the extreme south-west of Uganda, 76 species of mammals and 115 bird species are recorded. It is a northern part of Virunga Mountains and it is among the two habitats for Mountain Gorillas. It has hiking courses and climbing course to the peak of Mt. Muhabura which is 4,127m.
Geographic features: Mountain, forest, Size: 430km2
Activity: Gorilla tracking, Golden monkey tracking, Batwa trail experience, gorge walk, mountain climbing, hiking

Kibale National Park

One of the largest forests in Uganda with 60 species of mammals and 335 species of birds which have been recorded. It is a home for more than 1,000 individuals of chimpanzees and 12 species of primates. It is also known as a bird watching site thanks to rare species like shinning-blue kingfisher and green-breasted pitta.
Geographic features: Forest, Size: 795km2
Activity: Chimpanzee tracking, Chimpanzee habituation experience (half or full day), nature walk, night forest walk

Volcanoes National Park

It is the most popular national park in Rwanda at the southern part of Virunga Mountains. It is a home to the Mountain Gorillas, 10 groups are habituated and eight tourists per group per day are allowed to meet them. It is also known for Golden Monkey tracking and mountain climbing to Mt. Karisimbi.

day 1
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Arrive at Entebbe Airport, transfer to Kampala

Our driver guide will welcome you at Entebbe Airport. Our sales and reservation staff will brief you the itinerary after your arrival at Kampala. It normally takes 1-2 hours to reach Kampala.

overnight: Kampala
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day 2
2 日目

AM

Transfer to Kibale National Park

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Chimpanzee habituation experience at Kibale National Park

Participate Chimpanzee habituation experience at Kibale National Park. You are allowed to stay with Chimpanzee for six hours while chimpanzee tracking allows only one hour.

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day 3
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Transfer to Kisoro

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Visit the Pygmy Village

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day 4
4 日目

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Gorilla habituation experience at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is the last game drive at Paraa. If you missed your favorite mammal the first time, tell them to your ranger guide. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours.

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day 5
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Gorilla tracking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Tracking gorillas is a highlight of this trip. Walk in a rainforest with rangers and track gorillas which are endangered and the largest ape in the world. It starts at 8am and take 2-10 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and observation of mountain gorilla.

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day 6
6 日目

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Golden Monkey tracking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Descend Nile River for 20km on raft boat, you will pass many rapids of White Nile. Both banks are covered with green, enjoy rafting in the beautiful scenery. Briefing starts at 8:30am, rafting takes 4-5 hours.

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Transfer to Volcanoes National Park

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day 7
7 日目

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Gorilla tracking at Volcanoes National Park

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day 8
8 日目

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Transfer to Kigali

Leave hotel for airport 3 hours before the departure time of your flight.

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