Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Encounter

7 Day Group Safari

Safari Description:

Meet up with your tour in Kampala and head in the direction of The Murchison Falls National Park. The park is recognized as one of the best National Parks in Uganda, there’s the chance to search for chimpanzees and from here head to track gorillas, seeing these primate’s close–up is a memorable experience and one of the best wildlife encounters in the world. This epic 7–day tour ends in Kampala. Camping and Accommodated options.

Safari Highlights:

Murchison Falls & boat cruise; Chimp tracking; Mountain Gorilla tracking and close–up encounters, cultural encounters

Main Attractions:

Uganda: Gorilla Trekking, Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1&2 Kabalenga Resort Hotel Masindi – camping
Day 3 Simba Safari Camp – camping
Day 4–6 Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort – camping
Day 7 Return to Kampala

Map & Itinerary

Day 1&2 Kabalenga Resort Hotel Masindi
Day 3 Simba Safari Camp
Day 4–6 Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 7 Return to Kampala

Map & Itinerary
Length 7 days
Safari Type Group Safari
Price From ZAR 20750
Countries Uganda
Accommodation Accommodation, Camping
Group Size Minimum 4 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Accommodation Comfort2 Star3 Star
Camping Comfort1 Star2 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1&2 Kabalega Resort Hotel, for Murchison Falls & chimp tracking

From Kampala, and after a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, make our way to the Murchison Falls National Park. Also referred to as the Kabaraga Falls,this waterfall found on the course of the great Nile and located within the Murchison National Park and our base for 2nights. Budongo Forest is the largest mahogany forest in East Africa and home to chimp families, the focal point of our stay here. A guided chimp trek through the forest takes us in search of these lively and noisy primates – they may be spotted swinging through the trees or perhaps foraging or resting on the forest floor. A boat cruise along the river and a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park is also included to spot some of the game found here.

Day 3 Simba Safari Camp, Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

We make our way to the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where tonight are views look across Lake Kikorongo

Day 4–6 Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort – Gorilla tracking

Onward to Lake Bunyonyi and our time here will be flexible as the main highlight of our time here is tracking endangered mountain gorillas – not only is this a world–class wildlife activity, but the permit fees go directly to their protection and conservation. A close–up encounter with one of these great primates will be unforgettable and it’s no surprise it’s on so many people’s bucket list.  During our stay there is the chance for optional activities including a visit to Nyombi Village, a Pygmy village reached by motor boat from Bunyonyi Resort and the opportunity to learn about the lives and culture of the Pygmies, join hikes, mountain bike excursions or relax

Day 7 Kampala

Today make the long journey back to Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Your tour will come to an end upon arrival in Kampala.

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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