9 days Chimps, Gorillas and Lions Safari
About this activity
- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:9 Day(s)
- Boat Cruise Tours
- Expedition Tours
- Gorilla Trekking Tours
- National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries Tours
- Safari Tours
- Trekking and Hiking Tours
- Unique Adventure Tours
- Wildlife Safari Tours
- Travel StylePremium
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- Fort Portal
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- ishasha sector
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
- Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International AirportFrom: To:
9:00 AM 11:30 AM
Entebbe International AirportFrom: To:
9:00 AM 10:00 AM
- Age Range 15 - 90 (Years Old)
City tour around Kampala
Ugandan snack called “Rolex”
Climbing lions game drive
Visiting 3 national parks
Close encounter with the wildlife
Crossing the Equator
See some of Uganda’s top wildlife spots on this safari: Queen Elizabeth National Park for chimpanzee tracking and to find the tree-climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for the amazing experience gorilla tracking and Lake Mburo National Park for great game viewing on a morning or evening game drive.
Our experienced drivers/guides will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel for the night.
In the morning after breakfast, our guide will pick you up for a tour around Kampala. Visit places such as Gadafi Mosque, Uganda Museum, King’s Palace, Bahai Temple, Kasubi Tombs and many others. You will then go for a local lunch before being transferred back to your hotel to get ready for the next day’s journey.
In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel for the drive to Fort Portal in the western Uganda region. Stop on the way for a Ugandan snack (Rolex), then proceed to Fort Portal for lunch. Continue to the hot springs and, if time allows, go to the crater lakes before heading to the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, you start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing by the Equator, a cement factory and Mountain Rwenzori on the way. On arrival at the park, you can decide to do either a boat cruise or an evening game drive. Spend a night in the park.
Early in the morning you set off on your chimpanzee tracking activity, with the chance to seeing other animals while tracking the chimps within the park. Afterwards drive to Ishasha for the night as the guide goes through the activity for the next day, a game drive to find the climbing lions and other species.
Go on a morning game drive to find the climbing lions as well as other wildlife. After the game drive, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to get ready for the next activity, which is gorilla tracking the following day. Spend the night at Bwindi.
Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the starting point for gorilla tracking. There will be a briefing as you’re given groups/tracking team. Gorilla tracking might take up to 8 hours so you will be provided packed lunch. Afterwards, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up and prepare for departure the next day.
In the morning, set off to Lake Mburo National Park where you can do either an evening or morning game drive depending on your preference. Spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.
Early in the morning, we shall decide either to go for a morning game drive or to drive back to Kampala. We shall have lunch on the way preferably at the equator, and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.
English speaking guide/guide
Gorilla tracking permit
Chimpanzee tracking permit
All Park entry fees
Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
- Extra Services
Tips for the guides
Drinks during and after the meals
Personal health/third party/travel insurance
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 60 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 50 % of the tour amount
We will book all gorilla and other wildlife permits for your trip (subject to availability). We regret that we cannot refund any payment for gorilla or other wildlife permits. Therefore part of this tour cost equivalent to the wildlife permits is non-refundable. FYI: Gorilla permit = $700 and Chimp permit = $200 If you cancel: 90 days or more Charge: 20% of tour cost If you cancel: 89 – 55 days Charge: 40% of tour cost If you cancel: 54 – 30 days Charge: 60% of tour cost If you cancel: 29 – 15 days Charge: 80% of tour cost If you cancel: 14 – 0 days Charge: 100% of tour cost/ no refund
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 21 day(s) prior departure
Good To Know
DOs AND DON’Ts DURING CHIMP AND GORILLA TRACKING
Water: Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtrations tablets before you come for the trek.
Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.
Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience
WHEN WITH THE GORILLAS AND CHIMPS
Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla and the Chimpanzee
Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas and Chimpanzees, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans.
Visits are limited to one hour per group per day
Accommodation before and after can be arranged
The upfront equivalent to the wildlife permit is non-refundable
Communicate with Dark Hills Uganda
- 1. Your enquiry is sent directly to the company.
- 2. They will reply to your own email, from where you can continue the conversation.