5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee safari

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Overview

5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari to Bwindi and Kibale National Park. Imagine combining gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that has half of the endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world with chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park which has been declared the best place to view habituated wild chimpanzees? This all-inclusive tour will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala but return Airport transfers are included.


Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Scenic drive to Kibale Forest
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bigodi Wetland Walk

Things to consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small-Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Guesthouse in Kampala/ Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early cup of coffee. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house in Kampala/Entebbe for a short briefing about the entire 5-day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as a curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long-horned cattle grazing along the roadside.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.

Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After early morning breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30 am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30minutes to three-quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals, and many more. There are muddy steep slopes you’re advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you are given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to an informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle thereafter return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax. In the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems, and many more.

Note: Gorilla tracking is fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness is required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

Day 3: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park

After the morning cup of coffee. You will meet your guide once again and you drive to Fort portal town in southern Uganda with beautiful scenery and it is natural green color, check-in at the lodge, thereafter do a brief city tour and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner;

Accommodation: Primate Lodge Kibale/ Kyaninga Lodge/ Crater Safari Lodge

Drive time: approximately 6-7 hours’ drive.

Day4: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

Early Morning breakfast. Meet your guide and drive to Kanyanchu the park headquarters to meet other visitors for a briefing about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Chimpanzee. You will be divide into groups of 6 people and with the company of the Rangers guides, you start your Chimpanzee tracking experience that takes 1 hour to three-quarters of the day as the chimps are wild animals and they are always on the move looking for food.”. Once you meet the Chimps, you are allowed one hour to take the photos and to be in meters with the primates.

Remember, chimp tracking is fairly strenuous, therefore a minimum level of fitness is required. From chimp tracking, you will have lunch at the lodge, relax and later in the evening go for a walk in Bigodi swamp, an initiative started by the community with the aims of giving back to the community for development purposes and all the yields from the walk, are given back to the community.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: (Optional)

Day Five: Transfer back to Entebbe/ Kampala

After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re Lodge and Transfer back to Entebbe for your international flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.

Drive time: approximately 5-6 hours’ drive

End of tour

Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$1950$1420$1150$1012$930$875

Single room Supplement is USD 95.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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