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5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimps Trekking Experience

Ultimate Bwindi Gorilla & Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking Experience

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2285
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Birding
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to you Hotel in Kampala for an overnight. Day 2: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Nation Park and Drive to Bwindi National Park Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa in Bwindi impenetrable National Park. Day 5: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to you Hotel in Kampala for an overnight.

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be picked by your assigned Safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel of your booking and brief you on the safari plan.

Accommodation options

Moderate:  Cassia Lodge/ Speke Resort Hotel/Protea Hotel/Hotel Africana/Cassia Hotel/Golf Course Hotel
Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

 

Day 2: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

You will be met by our trusted Safari guide who will brief you on the tour before you drive to kibale National park. The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. Have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale.

 In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect to see some of the 12 primates like blue monkeys baboons otters mongoose, bushbucks, bush pigs and among others .Also this is another paradise for bird watching enthusiasts commonly sighted  include Great blur turaco. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.

Accommodation options

Moderate: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Cottages/

Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Nation Park and Drive to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre (Park Headquarters) at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules for tracking the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. The trek takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates & animals as well as birds. You will return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

Accommodation options

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before the highlighting of the trip. You will trek the gorillas through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family, the walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten.

When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike.

Expect to walk in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter gorillas. For conservation purposes, time spent with gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. Late in the afternoon, you will go for Batwa “Pygmy” visit

Accommodation options

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport. 

You will have breakfast and drive to Entebbe arriving in time for a transfer to the airport for your departure flight or for dinner and overnight at the hotel of your booking.

End of the 4 day Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Cassia Lodge/ Speke Resort Hotel/Protea Hotel/Hotel Africana/Cassia Hotel/Golf Course Hotel (Kampala)
  • Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Cottages (Kibale Forest National Park)
  • Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park)

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