Low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali

5 Days 4 Nights From $1720, Per person

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

buhoma gorillas - 5 Day Uganda Gorillas and Game Safari From Kigali

Overview

Our 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali is meant for those that would love to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga National Park and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park in April, May, and November to take advantage of the low season discounts on Accommodation, transport to and from National Parks mentioned as well as selected activities. Our 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali starts and ends in Kigali and visits two great National Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale Forest National Park.

Summary of our 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali

  • Day 01: Start your 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali
  • Day 02:  Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 03: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 04: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
  • Day 05: Drive back to Kigali International Airport

Highlights

  • You’ll go to Rwanda
  • This tour starts and ends in Kigali (Rwanda)
  • You’ll visit Kibale NP and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Activities: gorilla and chimp tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

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

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Start your 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali

Our 5 Day low season Uganda gorilla and chimp safari from Kigali will begin by picking you up from Kigali International Airport or your guest house to drive to Uganda. You first major stop will be at the Genocide museum of Kigali. From here you will proceed to the Cyanika Border and transfer to Uganda to either Kisoro or Kabale for overnight stay in Bwindi for Gorilla tracking and other optional activities.

Drive time:  Approximately 4-5 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.


DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

You will wake up very early to prepare yourself for your gorilla trek. Make sure you put on the right gorilla trekking gear which may include trousers, long sleeved shirts, garden gloves, long socks, sun glasses, a hat, insect repellants, and energy giving food, your cameras before proceeding to the restaurant for breakfast. The lodge will provide enough drinking water so there is no need to worry. Proceed to the park headquarters to join other clients for briefing and then to the forest to look for the gorillas. Once you find them, you will be given one hour of photography and observation before returning back to the lodge. Gorilla trekking can be a little bit strenuous and a certain level of fitness may be required. We also encourage our clients to take porters to give them a push or a pull during the trek. Gorilla trekking is absolutely an amazing experience one cannot explain in one word. Join our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari and save.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge


DAY 3: Drive to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park. This drive will take us through Queen Elizabeth National Park since the high way to Fort Portal town passes through this park. You will have an opportunity to see the rift valley, Rwenzori Mountains, crater lakes as well as several rivers that originate from the melt water of the great Rwenzori mountains. Arrive in Fort Portal town for hot lunch and proceed to the Lodge for relaxation, Dinner and overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 5-6 hour

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House


DAY 4: Chimp trekking with discounted chimp permits

After breakfast you will drive to Kibale National Park headquarters at Kanyankyu for briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest trekking chimpanzees. You and your guide plus other clients will head to the forest to look for a given community of wild but habituated chimpanzees. You will be allowed to spend one hour with chimps for photography and observation but your walk will be punctuated by lots of birds, other primates among others.  After your chimp trek, you will drive to the nearby Bigodi village for a wetland walk to identify other primates and birds that you could have missed on your trek. Bigodi wetland walk is controlled by the community and when one participates in it, all returns will be given to the local community for development.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House


DAY 5: End of our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari

After your breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight out. Since you will have time on your hands if you have a late departure, you will pass via Kigali for a city tour then be dropped off at the Airport to End the safari.

Drive time: approximately 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner


COST PER PERSON SHARING

PersonsDatePrice per person
1 PersonAny dateUSD2370.00
2 PersonsAny dateUSD1720.00
3 PersonsAny dateUSD1690.00
4 PersonsAny dateUSD1670.00
5 PersonsAny dateUSD1640.00
6 PersonsAny dateUSD1600.00

Lodge Options

Bwindi Havens Gorilla Lodge Rushaga

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge Gallery: Click image for details.

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region: Click image for details.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Discounted gorilla permits at USD600
  • Discounted Kibale chimp permit at USD150
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van
  • Fuel for this round trip
  • Services of an English speaking local driver guide
  • All park entry fees
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Accommodation and meal plan as outlined above

Cost excludes

  • International flights, Uganda Visa fees at USD50.00 plus all expenses of personal nature.

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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