Off Season Gorilla and Chimp Safari

5 Days 4 Nights From $1800, Per person

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

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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 on Accommodation, transport to and from National Parks mentioned as well as selected acivities. 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 Impenetrable National Park
  • 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

Detailed Itinerary


  • 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 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 2: 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 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: Rwenzori View 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: Rwenzori View Guest House

DAY 5: 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


PersonsDatePrice per person
1 PersonAny dateUSD2620.00
2 PersonsAny dateUSD1880.00
3 PersonsAny dateUSD1850.00
4 PersonsAny dateUSD1800.00
5 PersonsAny dateUSD1780.00
6 PersonsAny dateUSD1800.00

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 USD800
  • Discounted Kibale chimp permit at USD300
  • 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


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


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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