A 7 day express Gorilla and Chimpanzee vacation starting and ending in Entebbe. Arrive at the airport and meet your guide for the trip. Transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel and enjoy a chimpanzee excursion to Ngamba Island. Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park and spend 3 nights at Buhoma Lodge tracking the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Transfer to the Uganda Highlands for a night at Lake Mburo Tented Camp. Drive to Entebbe for a final night at the Lake Victoria Hotel or Ngamba Island.
- Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Chimpanzee Sanctuary providing close encounters with this remarkable species
- Amazing views and vista’s in the “Switzerland of Africa” – the Ugandan Highlands
- Enjoy wildlife viewing in Lake Mburo National Park
- A guided journey so you can relax and soak up the African scenes around you
On arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. The Boma Hotel is set in beautiful tropical gardens with a swimming pool. If you are feeling energetic this afternoon you can take a walk to Entebbe town and explore on foot. Or you can take a boat across the lake to Ngamba Island – home of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Day 2 : Buhoma Lodge
Today you have a fairly long drive on mountain roads to Western Uganda and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will stop for lunch en-route.Buhoma Lodge is one of only 2 lodges located within the National Park. It has amazing views onto the canopy of forest, made even more impressive by huge glass windows. The lodge is designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and local materials have been sourced wherever possible.
Day 3 : Buhoma Lodge
You have a 3 night stay at the lodge with the option of 2 days of Gorilla tracking. Should a second permit be required a supplement will be charged. You are escorted to the Park Headquarters after breakfast in the morning to meet your guides. The search for these amazing animals is lead by experienced guides and finding the family of Gorillas can take anything from 1 – 6 hours, sometimes longer.
Day 4 : Buhoma Lodge
Sitting face to face with these incredible creatures is a privilege and an experience that will remain in your memory forever. Trekking can be strenuous and sometimes the gorilla communities can be a few hours hike away. However, it is worth it as you have a once in a life time, exclusive experience!
Day 5 : Lake Mburo Tented Camp
Enjoy a scenic drive as you head through the area known as the “Switzerland of Africa” the Ugandan Highlands, on the road towards Kampala. Not quite ready to head home you have an overnight stop at Lake Mburo National Park. Mantana Lake Mburo Tented Camp is a classic safari style luxury camp. Set on the hilltop overlooking the Lake, the camp makes use of its unique position within the Park.
If you did not have the time on arrival in Entebbe, today is your opportunity to have close-up encounters with the rehabilitated Chimpanzees that live on Ngamba Island. Get to know their history, witness a feeding session or just enjoy the tranquility of the diverse natural wildlife that occurs on this little Island Sanctuary.
DEPARTURE DAY - Enjoy some last minute shopping or local sight-seeing. A transfer will be organized to the Airport in time for your outbound flight.