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5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari

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Overview

Overview

5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari to Bwindi and Kibale National Park. Imagine combining gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that has half of the endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world with chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park which has been declared the best place to view habituated wild chimpanzees? This all-inclusive tour will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala but return Airport transfers are included in the Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari.

Summarized itinerary

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

DAY 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park

DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

 

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator for photograph and lunch in Mbarara town. You will then drive past banana plantations, Farms and beautiful hills of Kigezi for your overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Western Uganda.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

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 Park headquarters for briefing and joining 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 and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this savannah dominated National Park. You will have a chance to cross the equator for the second time and crossing several rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy a lunch break in Fort Portal town before checking in at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for overnight.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park headquarters for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. 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 parties. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but break up into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nest. You will be allowed one hour with the chimps before returning back for lunch and then a wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for primates and birds and 12 primates species have been recorded.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 05: 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. End of your Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari.

Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

Safari inclusions

  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites Including protected areas mentioned.
  • Full board accommodation on safari.
  • Chimpanzee permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla permit (for gorilla trekking safaris) A professional English speaking driver/ guide.
  • Bottled water when on safari.
  • Fees for activities of tourists.

Safari Exclusions

  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/drinks of personal nature like alcohol.
  • Airport transfers arranged on request.
  • Visas
  • Other activity fees that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers/guides and other staff members.
  • International flights arranged on request.
  • Domestic flights arranged on request.
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Important to Note

A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is canceled up to 45 days before arrival.
Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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