Gorilla and Chimps Trekking

This a 5 days a pure Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Bwindi and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala to Bwindi; where you will spend the two days on nature walks and tracking the beautiful Mountain Gorillas and then transfer to Kibale to watch the chimpanzees. its a great itinerary to watch primates, the different kinds of tree species, birds among other wildlife; this itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to meet your personal requirements.

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking in Bwindi and Kibale national park

Summary

This a 5 days pure Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari holiday at Bwindi and Kibale national park, driving from Kampala with a brief stop at Mbarara, spending two days watching the beautiful landscapes and Gorilla trekking, then heading north to Kibale to watch Chimpanzees among other primates and birds. It’s a great itinerary to watch primates, birds, different tree species among other lesser wildlife.

Major Attractions included

  • Bwindi National Park
  • Kibale National Park

Suggested Accommodation

  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Kibale Primate Lodge

Kindly note that accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.

Optional Accommodation

  • Mantana Engagi Camp
  • Clouds Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Ruhijah Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Lake Kyaninga Resort
  • Top of the World
  • Chimps Nest

What’s included in the Itinerary?

  • Full Accommodation as per the itinerary or as agreed upon any adjustments
  • All parks entrance fees, Trekking permits and Government taxes
  • Three meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), unless quoted differently
  • Transport and game drives as quoted on the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Special drinks and alcohol
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal items and requirements

Day 1: Arrival

On this morning, you will be picked from Entebbe airport or on an agreed venue in Kampala, briefed about the safari itinerary and then drive to Bwindi national park with a lunch break at Mbarara; on the way, expect to watch stunning landscapes that include beautiful escarpments, hills and valleys with tea plantations and bananas, Lakes and the Equator. On arrival, you will be driven to Buhoma Lodge; where you will spend the rest of the relaxing as you prepare for the long day trek.

Note: - depending with how you feel, you could include a one hour hotel rest in Kampala or Jinja before the long drive to Bwindi or opt for a 40 minute flight from Kampala to Bwindi.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

On this day after breakfast, you will leave the hotel well dressed for muddy/ rainy conditions and ready for long distance trekking; head to the park's head office for briefing, then start trekking in search of the gorilla, once you spot them; you will spend some time observing them and taking pictures as the tour guide narrates about their way of living, character and behavior. Tracking can take between 2-9 hours depending on the terrain conditions, sometimes it's very tiring and time consuming before encountering gorillas; but it's an unique and unforgettable experience once you spot them.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located southwest of Uganda; The Park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, bordering Democratic Republic of Congo next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley shared by Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro Districts; Gorilla trekking, birds watching and other primates are the main activities within the park.

Day 3, Bwindi to Kibale National Park

On this day after  breakfast, you will be driven north to Kibale national park; passing through small villages and green plantations,  the Kasese town commonly known for its copper mining, up to Fort Portal and finally to Kibale Primate Lodge, where you will spend the rest of the day.

Kibale National Park is in Kabarole and Kibaale Districts, approximately 320 km west of Kampala and 35Km south of Fort Portal. It’s the most accessible equatorial rainforest in Uganda and is well known for its high populated habituated chimpanzees and 12 other different species of primates.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking

on this day after breakfast, you will be driven to the park’s head office; where you will assemble in one place for briefing about the park, then begin the nature walk along the rainforest in search of the chimpanzees, the black and white Columbus, velvet and red tailed monkey, and over 350 bird species. In the afternoon, you will continue the nature walk to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to watch more primates and birds, then extend the walk to Bigodi Village; where you will have the opportunity to interact with the local people, learn about their traditions and way of living.

Note: This day's event can be re-arranged to include hiking on Rwenzori Mountains

Day 5: End of Tour

On this day, you will leave the hotel drive through the beautiful escarpments down to Kampala. On arrival, depending with your flight details, you will either be driven straight to the airport or to Kampala Serena hotel for a brief rest and freshening up before your evening flight.

5 Days Bwindi & Kibale Trekking Tour Rates

  • Dates Rates from
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016 $ 1,815
  • 16 Dec 2016 - 02 Jan 2017 $ 2,095
  • 02 Jan 2017 - 15 March 2017 $ 1,870
  • 16 March 2017 - 15 July 2017 $ 1,815
  • 16 July 2017 - 15 Sept 2017 $ 2,095
 

Kindly note:-

  • Accommodation is quoted as per person sharing and can be changed or adjusted to suite your requirements.
  • The prices are not exact and are subject to changes due to various holiday entities you choose, so just use it for planning guidance only. For exact rates, request a quote above