5-Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda

This Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda brings you an encounter with the world endangered Mountain Gorillas and our close cousins the Chimpanzees in the forests of Bwindi and Kibale.

Bwindi Impenetrable is home to half of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the World today and that’s why it is a popular Tourist destination in the World today.

Kibale National Park is also called the home of Chimpanzees tracking in Africa, however, there are also many other primates (12 more species) such as; Coppery-tailed money, Blue monkey, Vervet monkey, Black and White colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, etc, also forest Elephants on a lucky day.

For Bird watching enthusiast, this is one of the best tour, the two forests are blessed with bird species (over 500) that you can’t find anywhere else.

With a good scenic landscape, large Tea and Banana plantations, beautiful explosion crater lakes and top of the world view makes this Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking tour spectacular and adventurous.

per adult from

$3,478

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gorilla Permit
    • Chimpanzee Permit
    • English Speaking Driver-guide
    • Bottled Water
    • Entry/Admission - Kanyanchu Visitor Center
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenirs
    • Laundry
    • Visas
    • Medical Insurance
    • Flights
    • Tips, Gratuities etc

  • Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    You meet our driver guide in the morning at your hotel/residence to kickstart our Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari.

    The journey takes an average 5 hour journey to Kibale forest national park passing through major towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo before being welcomed to fort portal by green cover of large Tea plantations. Women and men picking tea presents a good photography opportunity.

    We continue to our overnight Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we go for a Swamp walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary, an adventurous nature walk for primates and community interaction.

    Here 4 primate species are available at this sanctuary and over 280 bird species including; the great blue turaco, Black and White casqued hornbill, White browed coucal, Ross’s turaco, grew backed fiscal, African paradise flycatcher, to mention but a few. Return to the lodge for dinner.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kibale Forest Camp, Isunga Lodge or Mountains of the Moon Hotel

    Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking

    Stop At: Kanyanchu Visitor Center, Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park Uganda
    After an early breakfast, you drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for registration, briefing, grouping and getting a ranger guide who will lead a group of a maximum of 6 people into the forest for Chimpanzee Tracking.

    The length of this activity depends on the availability of fruits and food for the Chimpanzee but an average of 4 hours. Spend an hour with our close cousins before getting out of the forest for lunch, and a restful evening. With options of a village walk or a crater lake exploration walk.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kibale Forest Camp, Isunga Lodge or Mountains of the Moon Hotel

    Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest through Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Pass By: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    After breakfast, we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. You see people attending to their farms and garden, passing through big plantation of banana, cotton, maize and sunflowers when they are in season.

    The drive takes you through big industrialized town of Hima for Cement and Kasese for Copper before crossing to the southern hemisphere. A welcome sign to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    Passing through Queen Elizabeth en-route toBwindi is a Game drive its self.

    A lot of game can be seen, such as; Elephants, Buffalos, Uganda kob, among others.

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    The drive continues to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We arrive in the afternoon in Bwindi and settle in our our lodge in or near Bwindi forest.
    We have lunch, with option of doing a community walk in the evening.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Agandi Eco Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

    Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi in Forest

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    This is the long awaited Gorilla trekking day! After an early breakfast, you get the park offices. This where the Gorilla groups are allocated and after a general briefing, a Uganda wildlife ranger guide with two armed escorts will lead you in to the forest for the Trek.

    Equipped with enough drinking water, you are good to go, because the tracking can sometimes be long and tough, however, meeting the calm giants will heal the distance wounds.
    Spend an hour with the mountain Gorillas and return after the success of mountain gorilla tracking in the Impenetrable Forests of Bwindi.

    Depending on our gorilla trekking location, we can head to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Bakiga Lodge, Agandi Eco Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi

    Day 5: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali

    Pass By: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
    After breakfast, you will embark on 8-9 hour drive to Kampala or Entebbe, ending our Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda.

    A lunch break in Mbarara “the land of milk” and a sight of the indigenous Ankole long horned cattle, continue to the Equator with the reminder that you are crossing back to the Northern hemisphere.
    This is a good place to buy Ugandan Souvenirs and a cup of coffee. Your destination from here is 1-2 hrs away.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our driver-guide will be waiting for you at the Airport or Your hotel to start the tour.Airports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    • Kigali International Airport, KN 5 Rd, Kigali, Rwanda
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by F&M Adventure Safaris

Activity ID: V-142557P2

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