5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

This 5 Day Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari will take you 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 one of the best places in the world to view habituated wild Chimpanzees. This is an all-inclusive tour that will start and end in Kampala/Entebbe and includes return airport transfers. This 5 Day Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari can as well be customized to best match your interests and place of pick up as well as your budget.

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala/Entebbe and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to end your Safari

COST PER PERSON SHARING

Persons Date Price per person
1 Person Any date USD2520.00
2 Persons Any date USD1870.00
3 Persons Any date USD1850.00
4 Persons Any date USD1830.00
5 Persons Any date USD1800.00
6 Persons Any date USD1780.00

The single room Supplement is USD 100.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room

Included
  • All transportation as scheduled
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit of USD700.00 Per Person Per Trek
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit of USD200.00 Per Person Per Trek
  • All park entrance fee, crater service and concession fee
  • Meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner as indicated above
  • Four wheel transportation for safari with pop up roof ideal for game view
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Complementary bottled water while doing game drive
  • All activities as per above proposal
Excluded
  • Uganda visas
  • Meals, transport, and lodging outside the regular itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Any items of personal nature
  • International vaccinations
  • Insurance

Travel Days


DAY 01:  Pick up from Kampala/Entebbe and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

On this day your driver-guide to start your 5 Day Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari will pick you from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or from Entebbe Airport and start the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, this drive is long but worth it you will enjoy amazing sceneries and meet up with the local communities along the way. You will have a stop at the Equator for photographs, lunch en-route, and other optional multiple stops depending on your request and time.

 

Drive time: 8-9 hours drive.

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

DAY 02: Gorilla tracking Experience in Bwindi.

After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides who will allocate you a gorilla family group you will trek that day. Once you have your group confirmed 8 people, the 2 ranger guides will lead you into the thick impenetrable forest to start your search for the endangered rare species of Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla search always continues from the place where they were last seen the previous day. Upon reaching the area where these famous species are, you will only be allowed to interact with them for only one hour and you should always keep maximum silence while with these Gorillas. You are allowed to take photographs and so on.

 

Gorilla tracking can sometimes be strenuous depending on the trek that day which is normally determined by weather and the movement of the gorillas in the forest but given the fact it is a very well-organized activity you have 99% chance of seeing the gorillas on your trek. The trek is guided by advanced trackers who monitor the gorilla movements all day in the forest with this they will know where they nested for the last night and that’s where you start from looking for them. The 2 ranger guides will lead you all through the trek clearing trails, creating new trails and sharing with you information about the mountain gorillas and Bwindi forest. After the trek, you will retrieve back to the starting point to pick your certificates as a sign of successful tracking of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

DAY 03: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Have a morning game drive through the Mweya Peninsula with all your belongings in the Car. If not game drive, you can visit Katwe Salt Lakes after you will drive to Kibale National Park with a stopover for lunch en-route on your way to the National Park. On influx, you will have a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp awesome sightseeing of the resident monkeys and birds. Kibale Forest National park is home to 13 species of primates and over 335 bird species making it a popular destination for birders and primates lovers.

 

Drive time: 4-5 hours drive

Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house or Turaco Treetops Lodge

DAY 04: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

Subsequently, you will have an early breakfast with that you will be guided to Kanyanchu head offices for a briefing about the track that you will be carrying out in a couple of hours. From there you will start the Chimpanzee tracking but that is not the only species you will be seeing today, you will be able to see 12 other different primate species like vervet monkeys, gray-cheeked mangabeys and baboons.

Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house or Turaco Treetops Lodge

DAY 05: Departure back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the 5 Day Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

In the early morning after breakfast, drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the tour. End of the 5 Day Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

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