5 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking safari

Top Destinations/Parks to Visit:

  • Bwindi Forest National ParkThe Impenetrable Forest of Mountain Gorillas
  • Kibale Forest National ParkHome of the mighty Chimpanzees - Cousin to mankind

Activities to do on this Safari:

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee Trekking

5 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari

Overview

This 5 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking Safari offers you a great experience getting close to the Mountain gorillas in their natural habitant.

This safari takes you to  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda’s prime destinations –for mountain gorilla tracking and Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and 11 other primates. You will have a game drrive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and be able to see the big five on your transfers.

This safari is tailor-made and therefore subject to adjustment upon the client’s request to accommodate special interests.

Tour Highlights

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Rain Forest
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 6: Transfer Back to Kampala/Entebbe

Safari Itinerary for 5 days chimpanzee and gorilla trekking safari

DAY 1: Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park

5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari is one the main luxury trips organised by gorilla safaris Uganda. A tour agent/guide from Extreme Safaris Limited will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest.

In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical Rain forest.

Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest)
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

DAY 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

At 8.00am we will start with 4 hours chimp tracking – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates. Kibale park is also known for butterflies and birds.In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp for a community encounter with the people around.

Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest)
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

DAY 3: Transfer to Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro. 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.

In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited the Travellers Rest Hotel many, many times to do paperwork, relax or meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: “It was my second home”. 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.

Accommodation:
Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)

DAY 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

The day of gorilla tracking, you will travel by car from Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (1hr). Once there you will first receive a briefing  and at  you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend some time with them before heading back to your accommodation. physically conditioned people are recommended.

Accommodation:
Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)

DAY 5: Transfer to Kampala

Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.

We will then bring you back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home and marks the end of the Safari Tour.

Included

  •  UWA Gorilla Trekking Permit – $600
  •  Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
  •  Park Entrance Fees
  •  Meals as per Itinerary
  •  4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
  •  English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver

Not Included

  •  Tourist Entry Visa
  •  International Flight Tickets
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Items of Personal Nature
  •  Tips and Gratuities

Interested in this tour?

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Tour Highlights

  • Road Trip to Western Uganda
  • Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Trekking Jungle Safari in Bwindi
  • Nature Treks & Jungle Safari

Best Time to Visit

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda and Rwanda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

How to Obtain Tourist Entry Visa

The most easier way of getting a visa to Uganda is by purchasing it at the entry point, Entebbe Airport or any border station. This is very possible for tourists. All you need to do is pay USD 50, fill in the application form with passport dates and information. The visa fee of USD 50 usually runs for 90 days.