4 Days Uganda Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

4 Days Uganda Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

This 4 days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari takes you exploring the Kibale Forest National Park jungle, “the primate capital of the world”, to trek the wild but habituated chimpanzees and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the home of the more than half the population of the World’s remaining 1004 Mountain Gorillas, to trek the gentle apes that share more than 90% of their genes with humans.

In between these two Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari highlights will be a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp to see other primates, colourful birds, rare plants and insects; and to view the picturesque lakes and landscapes in the crater lakes region around the National Park.

For more information, read A Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda and Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda great articles to give you post safari data.

4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari Highlights

  • The unforgettable experience of trekking Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitats and observing them closely as they go about their daily routines
  • Discovering Africa’s other primates and wildlife, colourful birds, rare plants and beautiful insects
  • Enjoying scenic views of the awesome volcanic landscapes and picturesque crater lakes
  • Meeting the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles.
  • Standing in two hemispheres at the same time at the Equator line

 

Activity Schedule

Detailed 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

Day 1: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

You will be met by our trusted 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari guide that will drive you and your party westwards to Fort Portal town. The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. Have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale. In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great blue turaco, blue monkeys’ baboons’ otter’s mongoose, bushbucks, bush pigs and among others. For bird watching enthusiasts, check out this article Birding and birding sites in Uganda. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury: Primate Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge/Kyaninga lodge
  • Moderate:Isunga Lodge/Kibale Forest Cottages/Kibale Forest Camp
  • Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House
  • Meal plan:Full Board Basis

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking over 12 primates in Kibale Nation Park

Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

Kibale Forest National Park

After a big 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari breakfast, report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre (Park Headquarters) at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules for tracking the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. The trek takes 2-3 hours and it will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates & animals as well as birds. You will return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Haven Lodge Buhoma Community.
  • Meal plan:Full Board Basis

 

Day 3: Gorilla trekking (Bwindi impenetrable NP), Tracking the mountain Gorillas.

Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before the highlighting of the trip. Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day.

We trek the gorillas through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by the 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari guide and trackers in search of a mountain gorilla family, the walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten.

When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike.

Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. Overnight will be at your Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari lodge of booking.

Accommodation options

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Bwindi Jungle Lodge/Silverback Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Friends Lodge/Broadbill Forest Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Haven Lodge Buhoma Community.
  • Meal plan:Full Board Basis

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala

Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will have breakfast and drive to Kampala arriving in time for a transfer to the airport for your departure flight or for dinner and overnight at the hotel of your booking. End of the 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari.

QUOTATION

  • Luxury accommodation (5 stars) price of 2 – 10 People is $4400 per person on full board occupancy
  • Mid-range accommodation (4 stars) price of 3 People is $2200 per person on full board occupancy
  • Budget accommodation (3 stars) price of 3 People is $1620 per person on full board occupancy

 

Requirements for this 4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari:

  • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking permits (Included in the cost)
  • Travel &Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
  • Physical fitness

4 Days Gorillas and Chimps Trekking Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

The Safari package includes:

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD open roof safari vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Game drives
  • Boat trips
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Community visit fees
  • Guided nature walks
  • Return airport transfers.

The Safari package excludes expenses of a personal nature such as:

  • Other drinks apart from bottled water
  • Travel insurance.
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Cigarettes

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