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Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kibale Forest
A ten day safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas
in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) or Rwanda, plus Chimpanzee
trekking in the forests of Kibale and Chamburu Gorge, game viewing
and bird-watching in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, and
Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary.
combination of luxury lodges and local hotels is used, and transport
is by customised vehicle. All meals on safari are provided,
bed & breakfast only in Entebbe (first night).
1: LAKE VICTORIA, ENTEBBE
Arrive Entebbe. On arrival met and driven to Lake Victoria Hotel,
Entebbe. Bed and Breakfast.
2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
OPTION HERE TO FLY DOWN TO BWINDI TO SAVE THE LONG DAY’S
From Entebbe head in a westerly direction through the highlands
of Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (or to Kisoro Border
town) depending on where permits are held. Overnight at a permanent,
comfortable tented camp, for two nights with all meals included.
3: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes,
led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family
of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare,
only 600 remaining. You will get within metres of the family,
and be privileged to spend time amongst them. Returning to the
camp for a late lunch, we overnight as above. All meals included.
4: LAKE BUNYONI
A second opportunity to trek gorillas (permits MUST be pre-purchased
if you would like to do this). After trekking and lunch, head
back to Kabale and overnight at Bushara Camp, on Lake Bunyoni.
All meals included.
5 & 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, overnight at Mweya Lodge
or Jacana Lodge.
Mweya Lodge has been recently upgraded and refurbished. Its
location, overlooking the Kazinga Channel, offers fantastic
views plus there is a swimming pool, restaurant and al fresco
these two days we will go on a boat cruise on the Kasinga Channel,
famous for hippos and bird life, and trek chimps in the Chamburu
gorge (subject to permits being available and group size). Early
morning and late afternoon game viewing / drives will also be
conducted in search of Uganda's unique wildlife such as the
Giant Forest Hog, Red Forest Buffalo and Ugandan Kob , and lion
, elephant and leopard are often seen.
sequence of activities will depend on availability of permits
at various times of the day. Your guide will discuss with you
during the safari.
7: KIBALE FOREST
Morning game drive out of the park. Drive from QENP to Kibale
Forest with the backdrop of the breathtaking Rwenzori Mountain
range behind you all the way. You will drive along roads through
local villages and farmland to Kibale.
at either a luxury tented camp or lodge, or in town at Fort
Portal at a guest house. All meals included.
8: KIBALE FOREST, CHIMPANZEE TREK
Early morning head to the forest (do some birding en route)
to trek chimpanzees with local guides into the Kibale Forest – there are many species of primate in this forest, as
well as prolific birdlife.
9: NGABA ISLAND CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY
Return to Entebbe, to meet our boat to travel out to Ngamba
Chimpanzee Island sanctuary, tented camp.
Island is part of the Koome group of islands located on Lake
Victoria 23km south of Entebbe, Uganda. It consists of approximately
100 acres, 98 of which are forested and separated from the visitors
area by an electric fence. Ngamba Island was officially opened
to visitors in October 1999 and is currently home to 35 orphaned
chimpanzees, 15 of which have been confiscated and brought to
the island since its opening.
Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife
Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 by the Born
Free Foundation (UK), International Fund for Animal Welfare
(USA), the Jane Goodall Institute (Germany and Uganda), The
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre Trust (UWECT) and the Zoological
Board of New South Wales (Australia) and it provides these orphaned
chimpanzees with a secure home to live out their lives, since
a return to their natural habitat is not possible, while educating
visitors and local communities about their remarkable species
and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat.
can help support this project by visiting. The entrance and
activity fees paid goes directly towards helping cover the recurring
costs of the island sanctuary and ensuring the well being of
Option to do a morning Chimpanzee Forest walk with one of the
researchers on Ngamba island. This particular activity has strict
rules with regard to permit availability, and also vaccines
required to undertake this activity. Please enquire for a full
list of requirements prior to booking. The walk MUST be prebooked
well in advance, and cannot be assumed as part of the overnight
to mainland for onward flights after 1400 .
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Please contact us for up to date rates
includes – accommodation as stated, all meals
per itinerary, transfers, services of driver/guide, all park
entry fees, boat cruise on Kasinga Channel in QENP, game drives,
forest walk at Bwindi (x 1), overnight Ngamba Chimpanzee island
with return boat transfers.
Price excludes – visas, drinks, all items
of a personal nature, Gorilla and chimpanzee viewing fees (budget
approximately USD 360-375 per permit per trek +USD50 per chimp
permit per visit at Kibaale, and USD 30 at Chamburu per person
per trek). Chimp Forest walk on Ngamba optional, USD100 payable
direct, flights, airport and departure taxes, gratuities comprehensive
Cultural experience, village walk
Visit to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary
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