UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING SAFARI - 4 nights/5 days

Its tremendous fun to watch habituated Chimpanzees squabble and play in fruiting trees in Kibale Forest National Park, home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. Also, enjoy the adventurous Gorilla trekking.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1145 - $1175
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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SAFARI OVERVIEW:
Day 1: Depart to Kibale/ Bigodi walk
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe
END OF UGANDA SAFARI

Day 1: Depart to Kibale/ Bigodi walk
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport Meet your safari guide and Driver who will warmly welcome you and drive to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 6 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch.
Later go for a swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary a community owned swamp under Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. Your guide will provide detailed information as the walk goes on. This area harbors over 137 bird species including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Emerald Cuckoo, Black and White Casqued Hornbill and a variety of Weavers, Warblers, Greenbuls and Sunbirds. You will also see plenty of butterflies and the unique flora such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus.

*Accommodations:
– Kibale Guest cottages
*Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 7 hrs

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking
After early breakfast, report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 8:00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

*Accommodations:
– Kibale Guest cottages
*Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch & dinner)
– Trekking Time: Unpredictable

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi NP
We will then leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We will drive to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 10 hrs

Day 4: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast, we will transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

*Meal Plan: Breakfast only
* Drive Time: 9-11 hrs
END OF UGANDA SAFARI

Tour Price in USD:  GROUP MINIMUM - 2 PERSONS
PER PERSON sharing in Double/Twin Room
Based on Kyambura Game lodge & Chameleon Hill Lodge USD 1,175 PER PERSON
Based on Enganzi Lodge & Gorilla mist Lodge USD 1,145 PER PERSON

EXTRA FEE:
– Gorilla permit: USD 450 each per person – Low season (April, May & November)
– Gorilla permit: USD 600 each per person – Rest of the Year

Price includes;

  • Ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • Bigodi walk
  • Activities included above
  • But it excludes; Gorilla permit fees, Flights, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Items of personal nature like Laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • KIBALE GUEST COTTAGES: Kibale guest cottages are private unique luxury cottages located 36 kms on Fort Portal - Kamwenge road adjacent to Kibale National Park in western Uganda and offer a spectacular view of low moist tropical forest, a few hundred meters from the Park's main tourist centre of Kanyanchu. The cottages have capacity of 10 rooms which can accommodate a maximum of 20 people per night, fitted to high standards with solar powered hot showers. Each cottage balcony offers a spectacular view of Kibale forest; home to chimpanzees, black and white colubus monkeys and over 40 bird species. A variety of Cuisines catering for a wide range of tastes and diets i.e. Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian Food; with a firm emphasis on fresh foods including health options. The Garden bar provides an assortment of wines and spirits embedded with a good ambiance during day and night for a relaxing and soaking up hot sun in a friendly tropical environment.
  • CHAMELEON HILL LODGE BWINDI: Situated between Mgahinga and Bwindi National parks and Kisoro, on the shores of Lake Mutanda - you will find a place full of inspiration and enjoyment called Chameleon Hill. Located on the shores of one of East Africa’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Mutanda, you will enjoy spectacular views across the lake with its islands and surrounding hills. In the backdrop the Virunga Volcanoes greet you. You have arrived… Chameleon Hill and its breathtaking surrounding scenery offer a variety of different activities and the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Take your time, sit back and relax in an environment, which you have never seen before. Our friendly staff will take care of your delicious food, and all the tiny details that shall ensure that you have a pleasurable stay at Chameleon Hill. The rustic, but sensitively handled, interior speaks of light – creating a feeling of “wowness”. Further important aspects in the design of the lodge are colors and mosaics. A sense of arrival, an unforgettable experience, feeling nature in the finishes, interior and exterior, natural ventilation and lots more awaits the traveler…
  • GORILLA MIST CAMP: The unique Luxury Camp for upper class visitors welcomes you with the breath taking scenery of the forest. It’s a home away from home, very quiet environment, you are only entertained by different melodies of birds. The atmosphere is very charming and friendly. If you are lucky you will get a surprise visit by the mountain gorillas! Accommodation at the Gorilla Mist Camp is provided in clean well maintained rooms. All the accommodation has electric lighting installed. There are several leveled terraces for those with their own equipment to camp. Cold beers and sodas are available with local produce used to provide visitors meals. The Camp has been carefully designed to blend the natural environment which provides luxury hospitality to all guests. The tents are well equipped with comfortable beds and furniture. All beds are designed purposely to ensure your comfort.

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