Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in October 1998 to care for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from poachers and/or traders, with no chance of survival back in the wild.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most scenic and diverse park. It is also the second biggest national park occupying close to 1,978 square kilometers. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a world biosphere reserve with a RAMSAR wetland site.

Kibale Forest National Park has the highest concentration of primate species in the world. It is because of this that it is known as the primate capital of the world.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over 370 Mountain Gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. A tour to this park enables you to get up close and personal with these rare Great Apes.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Game Drive
  • Boat Cruise
  • Tree Climbing Lions

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Chimp Trek in the Kyambura Gorge, Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel

Day 5: Game Drive then Transfer to Bwindi

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala

Day 8: Ngamba Island then Departure

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Victoria; a guide will welcome you and transfer you to your place of accommodation.

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (Luxury)

                                   Rosemary Courts  (Mid Range)

Meal Plan:  Breakfast

 Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

With your breakfast out of the way, you will be met by our guide who will transfer you to Fort portal town. The journey will take you through the lush green countryside on the Mityana-Mubende road to Fort portal. In the afternoon, you will visit the crater region and then in the evening, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

                                   Kibale Forest Camp  (Mid Range)

Meal plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will head to the Park headquarters at Kanyachu for a briefing by the head ranger. You will then head into the forest for a half day search for the chimpanzees and a lot of other primates. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable

You will return to your lodge for lunch and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park for dinner and over night.

Accommodation: Katara Lodge (Luxury)

                                    Marafiki Safari Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: Chimp Tracking in the Kyambura Gorge, Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast, you will head out to the Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking.

After trekking you will return to your lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will head out for an afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga channel, the channel that links lakes Edward and George, for game viewing and bird watching.

Accommodation: Katara Lodge (Luxury)

                                    Marafiki Safari Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

 Day 5: Game Drive then Transfer to Bwindi

Begin your day with a cup of coffee/tea. You will then head out for an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi and Queens Mile. During the game drive, you will encounter elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kob and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and transfer to Bwindi through the Isasha sector for dinner and over night.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

                                     Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

Today is the D-day. You are up relatively early, enjoy a hearty breakfast to give you the energy you will need to track the famed Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi mists. With your packed lunch, your guide will take you to the ranger station before 8:00 am for registration and briefing by one of the rangers. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours and a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the Silverback.  It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas. It’s important to note that there are only about 800 of these beautiful creatures left in the wild.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

                                     Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast with Packed Lunch

 Day 7: Transfer to Kampala

After breakfast along with your packed lunch you will begin your journey back to Kampala/ Entebbe with a stopover at Igongo Culture Center and the Equator crossing for some photo shoots and a visit to the crafts village. Tonight, you can go out and partake of Kampala’s rich nightlife and you can check out details on the website.

Accommodation: Imperial Beach Resort Hotel (Luxury)

                                  Cassia Lodge (Mid Range)

Meal Plan: Dinner & Breakfast

 Day 8: Ngamba Island then Departure

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Water Front at Entebbe where you will take a boat ride to Ngamba Island (23km) the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Upon arrival at Ngamba Island, you will be welcomed by the duty caregiver of the Chimpanzees. Pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) brings the chimpanzees within meters of the raised walkway specially designed for easy viewing and provides excellent photographic opportunities. After having lunch (not inclusive in the cost)you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe.

You will return to the airport in the afternoon to catch your flight to your next destination.

No of Persons Mid-Range-(RPPS) Luxury-(RPPS)
2 $3,475 $4,647
4 $2,917 $3,941
6 $2,732 $3,707
8 $2,639 $3,588

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Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in a Standard Rooms at a safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport in a Land Cruiser or a 7-seater Safari Mini-Vans with a pop-up roofs for game viewing as per your choosing
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking permits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 half-litre bottles per person per day)

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as air travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.