Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari | 5 Days
Mountain Gorilla Tracking Overview
This Mountain Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 880 Mountain Gorillas in the world.
Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park where you will a nature walk in the unique Bigodi swamp to see rare species of monkeys, birds and plants.
Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari Highlights
- Equator experience
- Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
- Nature walk in Bigodi swamp
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to Kampala/Entebbe to a hotel booked for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala. And you’ll be briefed about tomorrows journey start on the Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari. Accommodation will at your lodge of booking.
Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (520 Kms)
We start our Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari after an early breakfast and set off from Kampala, travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 8-9 hours. You will have a brief stop at the Equator for an opportunity for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. You will continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills characteristic of this part of the country. You will have a lunch break in Mbarara town and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon hours.
- Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo / Gorilla Valley Lodge
- Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari 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 and transfer to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector- Tree climbing Lions
The 3rd day of the Gorilla Tracking and Kibale Chimps trek safari sets off after an early breakfast and head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the ranger/ park guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant gorillas.
Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement. Though the time spent to track down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience.
- Lower Budget: Simba safari camp, bush lodge, kazinga channel resort
- Moderate: Bush lodge, ihamba lodge, kasenyi safari camp.
- Up market: Mweya safari lodge, Katala lodge, kyambura game lodge.
- Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi swamp walk
You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest National Park arriving in the early afternoon. On the Drive to Kibale National Park you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” which you will clearly see on the road to Fort Portal.
You will have lunch in Fort Portal after which you will head to the Kibale National Park to visit the unique Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site where you will see uncommon plants and rare bird species such as the Great Blue Turacco, little Bulbul, Rwenzori Turaco and the Narina Trogon, among others. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.
- Luxury: Ndali lodge/Primate lodge/Kibale forest/Kyaninga lodge
- Moderate: Mountains of the moon/Kibale forest camp
- Budget: Rwenzori travelers/kibale forest camp/Chimpanzee forest guest house
- Meal plan: Dinner
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and travel to Kampala
You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest.
Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will set off for Kampala arriving late in the afternoon. No accommodation and meal to be provided.
This Mountain Gorilla Tracking safari package includes;
- Transportation in a land cruiser/super custom with pop up roof
- Chimp permit.
- Gorilla permit (a US $600 value)
- All fuel for the trip.
- Driver / guide.
- 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
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