Uganda Gorilla and Chimp Tour 5 Days

Uganda Gorilla

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Our 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimp Safari suggests that you will be picked from your Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your Gorilla trekking activity from there you will connect to Kibale forest National Park for the Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Community walk an initiative started to give back to the community for development.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi wetland/Community walk.

Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After an early cup of coffee.  Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house in Kampala/Entebbe for a short briefing about the entire 3 day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have a stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long horned cattle’s grazing along the road side.
Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.
Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

ACCOMMODATION (optional)
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge

Drive time; approximately 8-9 hours drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After early morning Breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30minutes to three quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.
As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals and many more. There muddy steep slopes your advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you be given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle there after return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded with a Gorilla certificate.
Return to the lodge relax .in the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems and many more.

Note; Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness in required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner

ACCOMMODATION (optional)
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 3: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park.
After the morning cup of coffee. You will meet your guide once again and you drive to Forte portal town in southern Uganda with a beautiful scenery and it is natural green color, check-in at the lodge, thereafter do a brief city tour and overnight.

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner;

Accommodation; Primate Lodge Kibal/, kyaninga Lodge/Crater safari Lodge

Drive time; approximately 6-7 hours’ Drive.

Day4; Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland walk.
Early Morning breakfast. Meet your guide and drive to Kanyanchu the park headquarters to meet other visitors for a briefing about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Chimpanzee. You will be divide in groups of 6 people and with company of the Rangers guides, you start the your Chimpanzee tracking experience that takes 1 hour to three quarters of the day as the chimps are wild animals and  they are always on the move looking for food.”.

Once you meet the Chimps, you are allowed one hour to take the photos and to be in meters with the primates.
Remember, chimp tracking is fairly strenuous, therefore a minimum level of fitness is require. From chimp tracking, you will have lunch at the lodge, relax and later in the evening go for a walk in Bigodi swamp, an initiative started by the community with aims of giving back to the community for development purposes and all the yields from the walk, are given back to the community.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation; Primate Lodge Kibal/, kyaninga Lodge/Crater safari Lodge

 Day Five; Transfer back to Entebbe/ Kampala.
After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re the Lodge and Transfer back to Entebbe for your internatioanal flight our.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.

Drive time; approximately 5-6 hours’ drive

Includes/ Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Accommodation

  • Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

ACTIVITIES
Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari
THEMES
Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild
FEATURES
Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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