5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI

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5 Day Uganda Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking Safari takes you to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and  to Bwindi Forest National Park Mountain gorilla trekking. 


 

BRIEF ITINERARY:

  • Day 01: Entebbe to Kibale Forest.
  • Day 02: Chimpanzee trekking In Kibale +  Bwigodi Swamp Walk.
  • Day 03: Transfer to Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 04: Gorilla trekking In Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 05: Transfer to Entebbe or Kigali - End of the Safari
Safari Overview

5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI 


 

Tour Starts: Entebbe/ Kampala or Kigali.

Ends: Entebbe/ Kampala.

Tour Destination(s): Bwindi – South West Uganda

Age Limit: 15+ years.

No. of Nights: 04 nights.

Minimum No. of Travellers: 02 sharing a twin / double room.

Maximum No. of travelers: 04 persons in a group.

#Solo Travelers are Welcome to join this tour.

#Women are encouraged to join – Read more ” Gorilla Trekking Holidays for Women-Only

#Disabled persons are welcome to join this tour – Read more “ Special need Gorilla trekking for disabled persons

Getting around: 4×4 Mini Vans. (Upgrades available at EXTRA cost).

SPECIAL NOTES:

*Uganda Gorilla Permits included in the tour Price.

Low Season Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permits and Kibale Forest chimpanzee Permits Cost US$450, and USD100 respectively in April, May & November.

Accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged at an EXTRA cost.

Itinerary - Day by Day

ITINERARY (DAY BY DAY) – 5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI 


 

DAY 01: TRANSFER TO BWINDI FOREST

Breakfast; thereafter you will meet your driver-guide for the 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking Safari.  You will drive to Kibale Forest national park via Fort portal  arriving ontime for Lunch at the Garden Restaurant. Thereafter you will continue to Chimpanzee guesthouse for check In.

In the afternoon (04:00pm) you will be led on a locally guided community walk to the craters.

Drive time(s): 5 – 6 hours drive.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Lunch en route & Dinner (LD).


 

DAY 02: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST

Breakfast: thereafter with a between 01-02 litres of bottled drinking water,  a raincoat, a pair of long sleeved shirt + trousers, good walking shoes, repellent, a camera with extra charged batteries and extra memory chips all packed up in a waterproof day-pack, your driver guide will transfer you to the Kibale Forest Chimp trekking briefing point. After the briefing, you will embark on the trek through Kibale forest in search for chimpanzees. Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will be allowed up to 01-hour with them – viewing and photographing them. Return to the Lodge – relax and unwind to the memories chimpanzee tracking In Kibale Forest national park - the worlds capital for primates. 

In the afternoon, your guide will transfer you to Bigodi Swamp for yet another community guided nature walk that offers travelers a chance to spot other primates that wonder this swamp.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


 

DAY 03: TRANSFER FROM KIBALE FOREST TO BWINDI FOREST

Breakfast; thereafter check out of the lodge with all your belongings and embark on your journey to Bwindi Forest National Park – Lunch en route, and arriving on time for check in at your lodge.

Accommodation: Buhoma Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch en route & Dinner (BLD).


 

DAY 04: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI FOREST

Breakfast; thereafter confirm that you have all the basics; a lunch box (to be provided by the Lodge), raincoat, good hiking boots, water proof pants + long-sleeved shirt, a pair of strong garden gloves, repellent, a waterproof day pack to carry all your valuables. 

Your guide will thereafter transfer you to the briefing point and also help you out through the registration process. After the briefing by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger, you will embark on your long awaited Gorilla trekking experience.

Return to the lodge and relax.


 

DAY 05: TRANSFER FROM BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK BACK TO ENTEBBE OR KIGALI AIRPORT

Breakfast; and today marks the end of your 5 Day Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking Safari . With all your bags your guide Will then transfer you to Entebbe or nearby Kigali International airport for your onward return flight. (this must have been pre-planned).

Things to note if you opt to end your trip in Kigali.

# Ensure you apply for an East African Tourist Visa - USD100 - admits you Uganda, Rwanda & Kenya.

# Ensure your Departure flight is clearly marked to fly-out from Kigali International airport.

# Please make it a point to pre-inform us about your intentions to finish the tour in Kigali.

Drive time(s):

Bwindi to Kigali = 4 - 5 hours.

Bwindi to Entebbe = 9 - 10 hours.

Accommodation: Not included on this Day - but can be arranged at EXTRA cost - if needed.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

 

End of Service – 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking  Safari 

Accommodation

 

WHERE YOU WILL STAY WHILE ON YOUR 5 DAY GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI.


 

CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUESTHOUSE (BUDGET)

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse is a basic locally owned boutique styled guesthouse overlooking a tea plantation and the forest in the horizon. This is very accessible to Kibale Forest National Park briefing point (30 minutes drive ) , and employs locals who have For Long created a family-atmosphere at the guesthouse. The food served here is home made and tastes great.

Read more about Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse | View Photo Gallery. | Read Reviews

 

Getting Around

GETTING AROUND  - 5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE SAFARI.


 

STANDARD OFFER: 4X4 SAFARI CUSTOMIZED MINI VAN

Our standard mode of transportation is Road transport with the use of 4×4 Safari Customized Vans as our standard offering.

Our Vans have an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

Our Vans take a maximum of 06 passengers each with the privilege of having a personal window seat.


 

UPGRADE: 4X4 SAFARI CUSTOMIZED LANDCRUISER

For our upmarket clients that wish to enjoy the extra comfort of traveling in our state of art Toyota land cruiser, we can upgrade you at an extra charge of US$170 per day 

Our land cruisers come fully air conditioned and with a cool box fully packed with complimentary en route drinks and snacks. The trucks all have large windows and an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

 

Rates & Dates

TOUR RATES & DATES - 5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE SAFARI.


 

No.# of Persons

SEASON OF TRAVEL(High / Low).

High Season

Low Season


1



USD2,840



USD2,540


2


USD2,050pp


USD1,850pp


3


USD1,750pp


USD1,550pp


4


USD1,620pp


USD1,420pp


 

**Single Supplement charge will be USD80  for person not willing to share a room

 

Special Note:

*pp - Per Person.

*High Season months: Dec - March, June - October.

* Low season months: April, May & November.

*All rates quoted above are based on two (02) persons sharing a room

*The Low season rates above are valid for the low season months of April, May & November Only.

Includes / Excludes

INCLUDES / EXCLUDES – 5 DAY UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI.


 

TOUR PRICE  QUOTED ABOVE INCLUDES:

  • 01 Gorilla trekking permit per person on this tour.( USD600 - high season, or USD450 - Low Season months.
  • 04 nights Accommodation at the lodge mentioned or similar - subject to availability at time of booking this tour.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation in a 4X4 minivan - Upgrades available at Extra Cost.
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide. (Other Language guides – EXTRA Cost)
  • All fuel Costs for the tours as per the itinerary.
  • Bottled mineral water in the car NOT at the lodges.

 

TOUR PRICE  QUOTED ABOVE EXCLUDES:

  • Uganda Visa -US$50 -please apply online – click here to begin your application.
  • East African Tourist Visa – US$100 – if you opt to fly in through Kigali – please apply online for this Visa – click here to begin your application
  • Any government imposed increments on park fees and/or taxes.
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day.
  • International flights (from/to home).
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10 pp per day).
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Add-On's

Add-On Options to Consider adding to your 5 Day Uganda  Gorilla and chimpanzee Trekking Safari.


 

Instead of the usual 01-hour gorilla viewing time. You could opt to go for  the full day Gorilla Habituation Experience which allows you 4-hours with wild mountain gorillas in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. If you choose Gorilla habituation, then there will be an extra charge on the permits and accommodation – Gorilla habituation permits cost US$1500 each. This however changes the itinerary since gorilla habituation is only done in Rushaga area of southern Bwindi. Read more “Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda”.

Forego long drive times from Entebbe or Kampala and fly into Kigali – Rwanda where it is just a 5-hours drive to Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Versus the long 09+-hour drive from Entebbe, Uganda.

You can extend your 5 Day Uganda  Gorilla and chimpanzee Trekking Safari to 09 days with Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking, wildlife game drives and a boat Safari all at an affordable Low season April, May & November discount rate. Low season gorilla permits cost USD450, and Low Season Chimpanzee permits cost USD100.

If you would like any amendments made to your 5 Day Uganda  Gorilla and chimpanzee Trekking Safari above to include gorilla habituation experience in Uganda or would prefer flying in through Kigali to trek gorillas in Uganda, please let us know.

Remember all our gorilla and wildlife safari experiences are small group holidays (admitting 02 - 04 persons in  a group) , and can be customized to suit your interests – thank you for choosing Realm Africa Safaris.


 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

**Treat all the above information as a guide – we will make necessary adjustments depending on gorilla permits, and accommodation availability at the time of booking this tour. Of course, we will inform you before making any adjustments to your itinerary.

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