Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari - $1950 pp

Destinations: Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park
Duration: 5 Days Na

Overview

The 5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is an enchanting jungle adventure into two of the most famous world heritage primates sanctuaries, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest. Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Tracking will be the activities on this safari.

Did you know that it has been estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world?.

Almost half of them creatures can be found in Uganda, and the rest of the population can also be found in neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

You will spend one magical and exhilarating hour watching the intricate interaction of families of these amazing apes in the heart of the World Heritage Site known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Kibale Forest National Park is a great contender to Bwindi, with some of the best Chimp research done on this rain forest. You'll enjoy every step you take in these jungles.

Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Picturesque drive from Entebbe to Bwindi
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, the designated 5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari driver/guide will drive you to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator for photograph and lunch in Mbarara town. You will then drive past banana plantations, Farms and beautiful hills of Kigezi for your overnight at Broad Bill Forest Camp or Crater bay Cottages in Kabale town.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Accommodation: Broad Bill Forest Camp/Crater Bay Cottages
Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park headquarters for briefing and joining others for gorilla trekking. You will start your trek which can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas on that particular day.

Once you have found them, you will be around one hour of observation and photography before returning back to the park headquarters for certificate and overnight at Broad Bill Forest Camp ofdriving back to Crater Bay Cottages.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Accommodation: Broad Bill Forest Camp/Crater Bay Cottages
Meals: All Meals Included
Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this savannah dominated National Park.

You will have a chance to cross the equator for the second time and crossing several rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy a lunch break in Fort Portal towm before checking in at Rwenzori View Guest House for overnight.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House
Meals: All Meals Included
Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park head quarters for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will be divided into small groups of six people headed by one guide who will then move with you into the forest to find one of the chimpanzee parties

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Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but breakup into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nest. You will be allowed one hour with the chimps before returning back for lunch and then a wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for primates and birds and 12 primates species have been recorded.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House
Meals: All Meals Included

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe for your post tour accommodation (not included) or to Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight.

Main Destination: Entebbe
Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Drinks: Mineral Water

End of the 5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

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
  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person
  • Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and Post accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala

EXCLUDES

  • International Flights,
  • Visa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Telephone calls and any other items of personal nature