Our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari 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 such as Discounted gorilla and chimpanzee permits offered by Uganda Wildlife Authority at a cost of USD450.00 and USD100 per person instead of USD600 and USD150 in high season respectively. This 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari allows you to save USD150 off each gorilla permit and USD50 off each chimp permit. Our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari starts and ends in Entebbe and visits two great National Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale Forest National Park.
Summary of our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
Day 01: Start your 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi with discounted gorilla permits at USD450
Day 03: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 04: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
Day 05: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport
- You’ll go to Uganda
- This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
- 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
Day 01: Start your 5 day off season gorilla and chimp safari
Our 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari will begin by picking you up from Entebbe International Airport or your guest house to drive to southwestern Uganda. You first major stop will be at the Equator crossing for stretching, photography and if possible simple experiments. You will proceed to Mbarara town for a lunch break. You may have an opportunity to see the Hima Pastoral people grazing their long horned Ankole cattle, impalas and Zebras grazing in community land near Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch in Mbarara, you will drive past rolling hills of Kabale arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp or Similar
Day 02: Gorilla trekking with discounted gorilla permit.
Today we start our 5 day off season gorilla and chimp safari by going to the forest to trek the endangered mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 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
Day 03: 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: Rwenzori View Guest House
Day 04: 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: Rwenzori View Guest House
Day 05: End of 5 Day off season gorilla and chimp safari
After your breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out. You will make stops in Mbarara or Equator for Lunch as you say bye to Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
Drive time: approximately 4-5 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
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.
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 smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
|Persons||Date||Price per person|
|1 Person||Any date||USD2150.00|
|2 Persons||Any date||USD1500.00|
|3 Persons||Any date||USD1450.00|
|4 Persons||Any date||USD1450.00|
|5 Persons||Any date||USD1420.00|
|6 Persons||Any date||USD1420.00|
Single room Supplement is USD 45.00per person willing to stay alone in a single room
- Airport transfers
- Discounted gorilla permits at USD450
- Discounted Kibale chimp permit at USD100
- 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
- International flights, Uganda Visa fees at USD50.00 plus all expenses of personal nature.