4 Day Chimps and Gorilla Tour

chimps and gorilla trekking - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chimps and Gorilla Trekking Tour | 4 Days

Overview

This chimps and gorilla trekking safari takes you to Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria to visit the place where orphaned chimps that are rescued from smugglers are kept. You will enjoy spending time with these delightful apes as you watch them play, feed, with their human attendants and make thrilling acrobatics on the tree branches.  You will then proceed to the southwestern part of the country to encounter the Mountain Gorillas on the traveler’s favourite – gorilla trekking.

Safari Highlights

  • Chimp sanctuary on Ngamba island
  • Equator experience
  • Gorilla treking in Bwindi
  • Batwa trail 

Chimps and gorilla trekking Itinerary

Day 1: Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary
On the first day of the chimps and gorilla trekking tour, you will be driven to the pier on Lake Victoria to catch a speed boat that will take you to the sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees on the Ngamba island. You watch them feed and display their playful antics that are a delight to watch. You will return to Entebbe and then transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight at the hotel of your booking.

Budget: Anderita Beach Hotel, Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe,, Gately Inn Entebbe

Meal Plan: Dinner

chimps and gorilla trekking - Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park
The second of the chimps and gorilla trekking tour starts after breakfast when we set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country where the long awaited gorilla trekking adventure will take place. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking in Bwindi.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Sarafi Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing about the rules of Gorilla tracking. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla hunt in the thick jungle. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited. In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people or just rest after a tiresome trek. You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Sarafi Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogang Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Travel back to Kampala

You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. You will continue the journey and make another stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • All fuel for the trips
  • Gorilla permit per person (a US $600 value).
  • Driver / guide.
  • Chimp permit.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

End of the chimps and gorilla trekking tour.

 

 

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