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5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

 

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This Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will have a chance to trek one of the habituated mountain gorilla families and take back memories ant then takes you to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and Habituation.

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel)

  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

 

 

 

 

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Rushaga or Ruhija sections in Uganda. The Driver will make stop overs at the Equator  for photography and lunch enroute. Rushaga section is found in the southern sector of Bwindi impenetrable National park, the park known in the history of Tourism for protecting the endangered species of animals the ‘mountain Gorillas’. The park is a heritage to the popular mountain Gorillas left in the wild ,these wild apes inhabiting this park are recorded to be over 400 in number and the Rushaga sector is one of the region with the biggest number of Gorilla families ‘five in total’ . While driving to this region, you will be thrilled with an amazing experience of the topography made of hills, valleys and the beautiful sceneries of Virunga, Mgahinga and Muhavura mountains though from a distance to Rushaga or Ruhija sections of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an overnight. 

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (4star), Gorilla Close-up lodge, Wagtail eco-safari (3 star), Camp, Gorilla Valley (3 star) and Bwindi Jungle Lodge (3 star), Ruhija Gorilla Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (4 star), Broadhill Forest camp (3 star)

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 or Rushaga Park headquarters for briefing and join 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 awarding and overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (4star), Gorilla Close-up lodge, Wagtail eco-safari (3 star), Camp, Gorilla Valley (3 star) and Bwindi Jungle Lodge (3 star), Ruhija Gorilla Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (4 star), Broadhill Forest camp (3 star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 03: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park

After Breakfast, you will depart for Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking experience. Kibale Forest National Park contains about 70 mammals specifies including 13 species of primate such as mangabey monkeys, olive baboon monkey, Blue monkeys, Black and white Colobus monkeys, Red colobus monkeys, L’Hoests’ monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, the grey vervet monkey and chimpanzees. The forest is a natural environment much like the western Africa lowlands forests as well as Afro-Montana.  Other than primates you will find 351 shrubs plus tree species, butterflies, 375 bird species as well as other mammals.You will arrive at the hotel to freshen up and have a rest in preparation for the next day's chimpanzee trekking.

 

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Primate Lodge, Bush lodge, Chimp nest camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 04: Chimpanzee Trekking

After the early morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzee trekking Dos and Don'ts.You will then begin your guided chimpanzee trekking.

After locating the chimpanzees, you will be allowed to spend one hour with the primates however for chimpanzee habituation, you can even spend a full day.During this walk you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. This wetland belongs to community neighboring the park.

 

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Primate Lodge, Bush lodge, Chimp nest camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out.

Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost

  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

Day by Day - Itinerary

Overview

Did you know?

 

The mountain gorilla is one of two subspecies of the eastern gorilla. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List, as the total population is estimated to comprise 1,004 individuals in two populations as of 2018

Wild Facts

Mountain Gorilla

  • Scientific Name: Gorilla gorilla

  • Size: 4 to 6 feet tall

  • Weight: 300 to 485 Ibs

  • Lifespan: 50 years

  • Habitat: Dense mountain Forests

  • Diet: Purely vegetarian; mainly leaves, fruit, buds, shoots, tubers, roots, stalks, bark, ferns etc

  • Gestation: 8 to 10 months

  • Population: 720+

Tour Prices

COST PER PERSON SHARING

Single room Supplement is USD 150.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room

Cost 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

  • Gorilla trekking permit (USD 600 per person)

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit ( USD 150 per person)

  • Accommodation (mid range) and meal plan as per the itinerary

  • 1 day pre-tour accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe

  • All park entrance fees

  • Bottled water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala

  • International airfares

  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport

  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry