Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps



$2640 - $2520 /Per Person

9 Days/8night

Tour Type

Adventure Tour

Group Size



Any Language

Now's the time to explore Africa on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Take your love for all things furry and wild to the next level on a nine-day animal-spotting overland adventure in Uganda. Spot chimps in Kalinzu Forest and join experienced trackers while travelling deep into the Ugandan forests for an opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our Landos (overland adventure vehicles) are an adventurous and affordable way to see the highlights, while wilderness camping will keep you in the thick of the action.
  • Gorillas and Chimpazees
Destination Entebbe Uganda
Depature Yes Required
Departure Time 01 April, 2021 10.00AM
Return Time 08 April, 2021 10.00AM
  •  Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  •  Private Transport
  •  Entrance Fees
  •  Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks
  •  Additional Services
  •  Insurance
  •  Drink
  •  Tickets
 Travel With Bus
Start and end in Kampala! With the Explorer tour Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 2 other destinations in Uganda. Uganda Overland: Gorillas & Chimps includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
  • 01
    Day 1: Kampala
    8.00 AM to 10.00 PM

    Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together. As you will be at the campsite for this portion of the trip you will be enjoying yourselves at the Red Chilli Bar. Hang out along the beer terrace or at the pool-side bar and have conversations with fellow travellers. There’s plenty of communal areas to kick back, relax with a beer in hand, and make some friends before you embark on your next adventure. Accommodation: - Red Chilli Hideaway (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Included Activities: - Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group - Connect With New Friends Additional Notes: Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to confirm which visas you will need, if any. Please note: not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival.
  • 02
    Day 2: Kampala/Lake Bunyonyi
    8.00 AM to 10.00 PM

    Even though you get to do something pretty awesome everyday you’re going to cross the equator today in the Lando (which we think is a pretty cool thing to be able to add to a travel resume) and head off to Lake Bunyonyi. The name Bunyonyi means ‘place of many little birds’ and it is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. It’s winding shores encircle 29 islands and its surrounded by steep terraced hillsides that will have you wondering if you are somewhere in Asia. But the best part is that Lake Bunyonyi is a croc and hippo free lake (unlike many lakes in East Africa) so you can swim in its crystal-clear waters as much as you like… such bliss! Accommodation: - Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Lando 12:00 Hr(s)
  • 03
    Day 3: Gorilla Trek
    08.00 AM to 05.00 PM

    Today’s the day that some of your dreams may just come true because you are going on a guided mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (so insanely cool!) So get ready to embark on an unforgettable hike deep into the jungle through volcano forests alongside a park ranger to search for mountain gorillas. The treks can vary in length and difficulty so be prepared for a challenge, but know that if you spot these majestic creatures (we share 98% of our DNA with them) it will all be worth it. Note: Ugandan authorities are fiercely protective of this natural treasure, and currently permit only a maximum of eight people, per day, to visit a given gorilla family. The group will be split into different sub-groups for the trek, and depending on the number of travellers, different sub-groups may do their trek on different days. Accommodation: - Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Mountain Gorilla Trek Additional Notes: Depending on the date of our permits, it's possible that the gorilla trek will take place on the second full day in Lake Bunyonyi.
  • 04
    Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi
    8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Let’s give Lake Bunyonyi some love today. Explore this magical place as the morning mist rises off of the gently lapping waters. With tons of optional activities to choose from like, swimming, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, or a motorboat tour of the lake there’s no time to be bored. Then relax together at the lodge in the evening talking about your group gorilla experiences. Accommodation: - Bunyonyi Overland Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner
  • 05
    Day 5: Lake Bunyonyi/Kalinzu Forest Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D)
    8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Sit back, relax, and watch the Ugandan countryside slip past on today’s journey to Kalinzu Forest Reserve further north in the country. The forest reserve is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is characterized by open savannah, large area of swamp around Lake George, and the extensive Maramagambo Forest in the southeast. There’s a lot of landscapes to experience so what are you waiting for? Get started! Accommodation: - Craters Campsite & Country Lodge (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Lando 03:00 Hr(s)
  • 06
    Day 6: Kalinzu Forest Reserve/Lake Mburo National Park
    8:00AM - 7:00PM

    You know that saying, “the early bird gets the worm” well in this case the early bird gets to see chimpanzees. Get up early for an included chimpanzee tracking excursion and explore the verdant Kalinzu Forest Reserve with a ranger while being on the lookout for these chimpanzee families. Afterwards, the group will visit tea plantation before setting off to Lake Mburo. Once you arrive there you can choose to book an afternoon boat cruise on the lake, or explore the local area on foot. Accommodation: - Leopard Rest Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Lando 03:00 - 04:00 Hr(s)
  • 07
    Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park/Jinja
    08:00AM - 07:00PM

    In and around Jinja
    Head back across the equator today in the Lando; Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where you can cross this imaginary geographical line on land. Observe how water swirls in opposite directions on either side of the equator and then stop to enjoy a meal at the G Adventures-supported AidChild Equation Café & Gallery. With full stomachs and even more full hearts the group will continue on to Jinja, the adventure capital of Uganda. Accommodation: - Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Lando 07:00 - 08:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - AidChild Cafe & Gallery
  • 08
    Day 8: Jinja
    08:00AM - 07:00PM

    Get out there, get active, and have some fun! Explore Jinja today solo or with your group by participating in the plethora of outdoor and adventure activities they have to offer. Choose to raft down the White Nile River, break a sweat mountain biking up and down the hills surrounding the town, or for a more laid back day check out the local market. Keep your eyes ready to spot monkeys and other wildlife that can wander to the outskirts of this town. Pre-book your rafting adrenaline rush on the checkout page to include the Jinja River Rafting optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Accommodation: - Nile River Explorers River Camp (or similar). Optional Extras to chose from: - Jinja River Rafting
  • 09
    Day 9: Jinja/Kampala (1B)
    8:00AM - 04:00PM

    Transfer back to Uganda's capital where the tour finishes upon arrival in the early afternoon. Not ready to leave Africa just yet? (Yeah, we don’t blame you) talk with your CEO about extending your adventure and get to know Uganda or beyond! Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Shuttle: Jinja to Kampala 02:00 - 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Departure Day (Activities)

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