Very few people are privileged enough ever to track gorilla and chimpanzee in the rainforests of Uganda and Rwanda. A face-to-face encounter with these endangered great apes in their natural habitat is a truly astounding experience. Perhaps it is the fact that they are our closest living relatives that makes getting up close to them so moving and awe-inspiring. Perhaps it is the fact that their very existence is under serious threat. We may be among the last generations ever to have the chance to breathe the same air as these highly intelligent, sociable and elusive animals.

Highlights

  • Spend your day with the chimpanzees and see how they spend theirs from de-nesting through the day until nesting.
  • Enjoy the magical moment with the giant silverback gorilla
  • Coming face to face with a giant silverback gorilla must truly be one of the most magical moment in life
  • Track the equally rare Golden monkey in bamboo forests on the slopes of the Virungas
  • Visit Uganda’s oldest and largest national park
  • Feel the powerful Nile water at the Murchison Falls on a cruise ride

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International airport you will be met by our representative and be transferred to your hotel.

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Day 2

Entebbe / Murchison Falls National Park

Fly to Bugungu, gateway to Murchison Falls National Park. Make a short drive to the top of Murchison Falls which is the most powerful water fall in the world is one of the rewarding encounters you can have.

Day 2

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park. Enjoy game drive this morning. After lunch enjoy an amazing boat cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls

Day 3

Murchison Falls NP / Kibale NP

Fly to Kasase and drive to Kibale National Park. Explore the farms and vanilla processing plant around the lodge.

Day 5

Kibale National Park

Enjoy a full day Chimpanzee Habituation experience. Spend your day with the chimpanzees and see how they spend theirs from de-nesting through the day until nesting.

Day 6

Kibale NP / Volcanoes NP

Fly to Kisoro and drive across the border to Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park, lies along the Virunga Mountains, it is best known for the 300 mountain gorillas that reside amongst the bamboo forests on the upper slopes.

Day 7

Volcanoes National Park

Early morning rise for the Gorilla tracking. Upon sighting the gorillas, you will stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting; raising their young. After lunch, you may choose to take a community walk and visit Sabyinyo Community Livelihood Association (optional).

Day 8

Volcanoes National Park

Today, you will be taken for a visit to the Gorilla Doctors. Make a visit to a lab, a presentation from the staff at the center and it is an opportunity to talk with the doctors.

Day 9

Volcanoes NP / Depart Kigali

This morning, we set off to track the equally rare Golden monkey. A whole new primate encounter these small but charming monkeys live in bamboo forests on the slopes of the Virungas. Drive back to Kigali for your flight back home.

Included

  • 1-night hotel stay at Entebbe with daily breakfast
  • 7-night fully inclusive stay at lodges in Murchison Falls, Kibale and Volcanoes National Parks
  • Meals as stated
  • All activities described in the itinerary, unless specified as extras
  • Porters while trekking
  • Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote;
  • All road transfers in private vehicle and services of an English speaking driver guide as indicated
  • All domestic flights in Uganda
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • 1 Golden Monkey tracking permit per person
  • Visit to Gorilla Doctor

Excluded

  • Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified in the quote
  • All international flights, airport taxes, etc
  • Travel insurance;
  • Visa (if applicable);
  • Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Gratuities for staff;
  • Personal and other expenses
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance