Primate Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Gorilla Forest Camp
Enjoy four days exploring the Kibale Forest National Park on
guided forest walks (where you may encounter chimpanzees and Red
Colobus Monkeys) and the plains game and high concentration of
elephant in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Your last three nights are spent in the Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest with two full days of gorilla tracking.
Day 1-2: Primate Lodge, Uganda
Today you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you
will be met for a welcome drink and briefing, and then transferred
to your hotel, followed by a drive of approximately 6 hours west to
the Kibale Forest National Park.
This tropical rainforest is the natural habitat for 12 primate
species, and contains the highest primate density of any area on
Earth. Here, on a guided forest walk, you may find chimpanzees and
Red Colobus Monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient
trees, some of which are 50 to 60 metres (150-180 feet) in height.
They provide a majestic canopy for the profusion of life, including
325 bird species. We enjoy morning and afternoon walks.
Spend 2 nights at Primate Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 3-4: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Uganda
This morning we take a road transfer of approximately 6 hours
south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The game densities in Ishasha are high, and this region has
reported some of the largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda,
as it is the main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC.
There is prolific plains game here, primarily Topi and Uganda Kob,
buffalo, hippo and of course elephant.
Spend 2 nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp on a full board
Day 5-7: Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda
We enjoy game drives in the park, followed by a transfer to
Bwindi (approximately 2 ½ hours).
The Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi are part of a worldwide
population of just 720 individuals. The gorillas we are allowed to
track belong to either one of 6 habituated family groups. For up to
five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate
process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of
humans for a brief period every day and allowed a few privileged
visitors to interact with them in the wild.
The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as
little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one returns to
camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a
maximum of one hour with them.
Spend three nights at Gorilla Forest Camp on a full board
Day 8: Departure
Today we take a private charter flight back to Entebbe and
prepare for our departure flight home.