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The 5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari is an itinerary visit to Bwindi and Kibale National Park that will live experience of the world’s biggest primates, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the jungle. You’ll visit Uganda’s prime destinations – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla trekking experience and Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and several other primates.

Imagine combining gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on this 5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari in the premier destination of Bwindi that has half of the endangered mountain gorillas in the whole world with chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park which has been declared the best place to view habituated wild chimpanzees?

Activity highlights

  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale
  •  Nature Treks & Jungle Safari
  • Gorilla Trekking adventure Safari in Bwindi
  • Kigali city tour

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park

Your 5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari starts upon your arrival and landing from the airplane. You will be met by a professional tour guide from Gorilla Adventure Tours who will transfer you to a hotel or guesthouse of your choice for an hour rest from the long trip and then set off for Kibale Forest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical Rain forest. You’ll stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake. The lake is famous for the frogs: at night they always give a beautiful concert.

Day 2

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Very early in the morning, wake up to a breakfast in the bush, and at around 8:00am we will start with 4 hours chimpanzee tracking – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates after which you will head for lunch meal! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project). Return to the lodge for your night meal and overnight stay

Day 3

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early in the morning, we will cross Kazinga Channel, traveling through Queen Elizabeth Park, and reach Kabale in time for lunch. From Kabale we will continue through a beautiful landscape also defined as the “Switzerland of Africa”: mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where we will stay at the famous Travelers Rest Hotel. Travellers Rest Hotel is just outside Kisoro and offers a cozy stay for the tourists coming to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance.

Day 4

Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Bwindi

Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return. Your driver / guide will drive you back to your hotel to relax and spend another night.

Day 5

Transfer Back to Kigali

After breakfast, you will drive to Kigali City, en-route the genocide memorial visits for your final tours then proceed to Kigali or Kanombe International Airport for your international departure flight.
  • 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
  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

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