Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

This Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national Park and Kibale National Park gives you the best experience with the Gorillas in the misty jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas), this combined with Chimpanzee trekking or Habituation experience in Kibale National Park will guarantee you the most enchanting with memories of a lifetime.

Accomodation: Self Contained Cottages

Meal Plan: FullBoard

Transport: Landcruiser 4*4

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Trip Overview

Starts and ends in Kampala

Day 1:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking

Day 5: Back to Entebbe & Departure

Highlights For The Safari

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Game Drive
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Early pickup and transfer to the southern end of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s a long journey, you will have several stopovers to take photos and relax. We will have a stopover at the equator for photos, in Mbarara Town (the capital of Ankole and long horned cattle) for lunch and along the route for photos.
Dinner and overnight at: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (cottages)/Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)
After breakfast, we will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking. You will have a general briefing on the behaviours of the mountain gorillas as well as the strict rules that you are supposed to obey. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector, which only welcomes 8 visitors a day to minimize behavioural disturbance and the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting point.
Dinner and overnight at: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (cottages)/Rushaga Gorilla Camp

After early breakfast, we will transfer to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National park. You will enjoy your packed lunch. Later in the afternoon you can go an evening game drive within the park. You will have a chance to spot animals like elephants, Hartebeest, roan antelopes, Defassa waterbuck among other animals. Later on drive back to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight at: Queen Elizabeth Park View Tourist Lodge/Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (luxury cottages)

Day 4:KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK (The Primate Capital of the World)
With your packed breakfast, we will go for an early game drive in Kasenyi area. We will spend most of the morning exhausting all our options in the park.
With an amazing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants, over 10,000 buffalos, ten species of primates (chimpanzees, Vervets and black-and-white colobus monkeys, baboons),over 600 bird species and the big Cats (lions, leopards, civets, genal and serval cats); this park guarantees to sight some of Africa’s most iconic species.
In the afternoon, you go for a 2-3 hours boat trip on a 32-kilometre long natural channel, the Kazinga Channel; that connects Lake Gorge (to the east) with Lake Edward (to the west) this boat cruise gives you a chance to cruise just meters from schools of hippos, herds of buffalos and elephants.
Thereafter, we will drive to your lodge in Kibale Forest National Park
Dinner and overnight at: Kibale Safari Lodge/Kibale Guest Cottages

Early breakfast and transfer at 06:30hrs to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for chimpanzees tracking. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered (including L’Hoest’s, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray– cheeked mangabeys), but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. It is home to a total of 70 mammal species and over 375 species of birds.
After meeting the chimpanzees, we will continue to Entebbe International Airport for your evening departure flight. You will have lunch at a restaurant in Entebbe.

  • Park entrance fee as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mountain gorilla & chimpanzee permits as indicated in the itinerary
  • A SAFARI VAN driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport.
  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • International flights in and out of the country.
  • All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
  • Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc..
  • Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). Under the new application process, all visas must be applied online at least two weeks prior to travel: https://visas.immigration.go.ug
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, telephone expenses, etc.
  • Do not eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas
  • Do not get closer than 7 meters (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Do not use flash photography as they may scare the gorillas.
  • No one with any sort of disease or communicable disease (e.g Flu, Diarrhoea) is allowed to enter the park for tracking
  • Always stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, do not surround them

Enjoy Your Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari!

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