Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking

Day 1 - Day 2
  • Meet our local representative on arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Transfer from Entebbe Airport to Lake Victoria Hotel
  • Lake Victoria Hotel is located only four kilometers from the airport on nine acres along the shore of Lake Victoria. The 99 rooms have recently been refurbished to four star quality and feature private baths. The well maintained gardens are caressed by breezes off the lake and guests are free to enjoy them, the swimming pool, and health club. Entebbe Botanical Gardens is a short walk from the hotel. Two restaurants offer international cuisine and outdoor dining. The hotel is a popular choice for local business meetings and dinners.

    You stay at Lake Victoria Serena Resort
    Day 2 - Day 4
  • Travel overland from Lake Victoria Hotel to Ndali Lodge (approximately 7 hours)
  • After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Ndali Lodge is situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes. The breathtaking views and cooler climate at Ndali are just some of its best features. The lodge was built by the late Captain Mark Price, a British tea farmer, and is managed as a working farm by his family today. The rooms are decorated in local crafts and materials, and feature high ceilings and four-poster beds with mosquito netting. The en suite baths have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. There is no electricity at this lodge, but ample candle and oil lamps are provided in the evening, creating a romantic feel of "old Africa". Activities include forest and swamp walks to see the rain forest and view birds and primates, including chimpanzees. Walking is not difficult, paths have been made in the forest and all walks are with excellent local guides.

    You stay at Ndali Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 4 - Day 7
  • Continue by road from Ndali Lodge to Gorilla Forest Camp (approximately 7 hours 30 minutes)
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an enduring pocket of a huge primeval forest that once stretched from the Virunga Volcanoes in the South to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North. The fertile 331 square kilometers of the park contain 113 species of mammals (including a herd of the rare forest elephant), 200 species of butterfly, over 360 species of birds and a prodigious 324 tree varieties (10 of which are endemic to the park). In addition to this incredible diversity, Bwindi is home to seven species of primates, attracting the attention of international conservation efforts, of which the most endangered is the Mountain Gorilla. Only 600 of these magnificent animals remain worldwide, and Bwindi is home to just over half of them. Fittingly, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas on Earth, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp nestled in the mist-swathed rainforests of a mountainside in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The exclusive location – the sole property within the park's boundaries - affords the camp the status of being the ideal base for gorilla tracking, primate viewing and birding excursions in the park. Gorilla Forest Camp has been designed to blend seamlessly into this most atmospheric of environments, carefully-appointed towards the misty valleys and looming, forest-clad mountains that protect this fragile eco-system. Accommodation is in 8 double tents, raised on wooden platforms, each with en-suite facilities and hot and cold running water, WC, basin and unusually – a bathtub looking out onto the forest. Each tent has a spacious wooden verandah where guests can relax, enjoy a private meal and absorb the exotic mystery of the surrounding rainforest that provided the inspiration for the animation of Disney's The Jungle Book. Electricity is provided for lighting and recharging of video camera batteries. This small oasis of luxury provides complete comfort - duvets and hot water bottles at night. Gorilla Forest Camp is an eco-sensitive camp, constructed to have as little impact as possible on the surrounding forest and its diverse ecosystem. The Gorilla Forest Camp offers a bar and dining cottage overlooking the rain forest, as well as a raised natural platform for open air dining. At night, a traditional African campfire is lit from where a lecture might be given by a visiting primatologist, the gorilla briefings are undertaken or guests simply admire the myriad brilliance of Bwindi's crystal clear mountain sky. Note: Children of all ages are welcome at The Gorilla Forest Camp, but only children aged 15 or above can track the gorillas.

    You stay at Gorilla Forest Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7
  • Transfer from Gorilla Forest Camp to Kayonza Airstrip
  • Charter flight Kayonza – Entebbe

  • Breakfast