Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari

5 Days 4 Nights From $1870 per person

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

chimpanzee trekking in NyungweOverview

5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park and Kibale National Park. This is a great opportunity to combine Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas) with Chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park has been declared as the best place to view habituated wild Chimpanzees. This all inclusive tour will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala and includes return Airport transfers.

Highlights

  • You’ll visit to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Kibale Forest National Park
  • Activities: Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking
  • Getting around: Open-sided 4×4 vehicle and 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 Note

  • 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: To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for photography, a brief talk and some experiments before you head to Mbarara town for lunch. You will then drive past beautiful banana plantations, farms and the amazing Hills of Kigezi. You will arrive in the evening and check-in at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Western Uganda.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 2: 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 briefing before heading into the forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family on that particular day. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behaviour, taking photographs before you return to the Park Headquarters for your certificate that confirms that you have tracked gorillas in Uganda. Overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge
Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 3: Kibale National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Kibale National Park for overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this Savannah dominated national park. You will also have another chance to cross the Equator at Kikolongo. You will also cross several Rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori as you go through Kasese district to Fort Portal. You will have a stop in Fort Portal towm for lunch before proceeding to checking-in at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for overnight.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House or Isunga Lodge
Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 4: ChimpTtrekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park Headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts of Chimpanzee trekking. 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 families. Chimpanzees live in communities of between 50-150 individuals but usually breakup into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nests. Once you find the Chimps, you will be allowed to spend one hour with the Chimps before returning to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you head out for wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for 12 recorded primates species and several bird species.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House or Isunga Lodge
Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 5: 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 Tour


COST PER PERSON SHARING

PersonsDatePrice per person
1 PersonAny dateUSD2520.00
2 PersonsAny dateUSD1870.00
3 PersonsAny dateUSD1840.00
4 PersonsAny dateUSD1820.00
5 PersonsAny dateUSD1790.00
6 PersonsAny dateUSD1750.00

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 on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Gorilla permit per person per trek
  • Chimp permit per person per trek
  • 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

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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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