5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Safari
5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari is a great opportunity to combine Gorilla trekking 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. On this safari, you will track the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest National park and have the final days experience with the ultimate gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Detailed 5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Chimpanzee Safari
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
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.
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.
DAY 4: Chimp trekking 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.
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.
- Ground Transportation with a 4WD safari vehicle
- Uganda Gorilla permit (USD600)
- Full board Accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Services of a Professional English Speaking Safari Guide.
- But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips, and other personal expenses.
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities