5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI

5 Days gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari | Realm Africa Safaris

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.


PRICE GUIDE:

From USD____ per person sharing.


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: 01 Gorilla Permit, 01 Chimp Permit, 04 Nights Accommodation, All Meals, All Park Fees, All Ground Transportation in a Standard 4×4 Mini Van. See more information below…


5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI 


TOUR DETAILS:

Tour Starts: Entebbe / Kigali

Ends: Entebbe or Kigali

TOUR VISITS:

BRIEF ITINERARY:

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

5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TREKKING SAFARI – Full Itinerary / Day by Day.


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 in time for Lunch at the Garden Restaurant. Thereafter you will continue to Chimpanzee guesthouse for check In.

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

Drive time(s): 5 – 6 hours drive.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Budget) | Primate Lodge (Midrange) | Ndali Lodge (Upmarket)

Meal Plan: Lunch en route & Dinner at the Lodge(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 of chimpanzees. Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will be allowed up to 01-hour – viewing and photographing them. Return to the Lodge – relax and unwind to the memories chimpanzee tracking In Kibale Forest national park – the world’s 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 Forest Guesthouse (Budget) | Primate Lodge (Midrange) | Ndali Lodge (Upmarket)

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 (Budget). | Engagi Lodge (Midrange). | Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket)

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, waterproof pants + long-sleeved shirt, a pair of strong garden gloves, repellent, a waterproof daypack 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.

Accommodation: Buhoma Rest Camp (Budget). | Engagi Lodge (Midrange). | Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


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).

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 

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.

Safari Van

STANDARD OFFER:

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Super custom – 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.

Toyota Landcruiser

UPGRADE: 

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Landcruiser – Superior off Road Driving.


For our upmarket clients that wish to enjoy Superior comfort of traveling in our state of art Toyota land cruiser, we can upgrade you at an extra charge of US$190 per day

All 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.

BUDGET TOUR


USD_____ p/p


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • → 01 Chimpanzee Permit Per Person.
  • → 04 Nights Stay at BUDGET LODGES Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • → All Park Fees.

MIDRANGE TOUR


USD_____ p/p


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • → 01 Chimpanzee Permit Per Person.
  • → 04 Nights Stay at MIDRANGE LODGES Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the Itinerary
  • → Ground Transport in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • → All Park Fees.

UPMARKET TOUR


USD_____p/p


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per person.
  • → 01 Chimpanzee Permit Per person.
  • → 04 Nights Stay at UPMARKET LODGES Mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • →Ground Transportation in a Superior 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser.
  • → All Park Fees.

5 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMP TREKKING SAFARI – Price Includes & Excludes


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • *01 Gorilla trekking permit per person on this tour.
  • *04 nights Accommodation at the lodge mentioned or similar.
  • *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 EXCLUDES:

  • *Visa Fees.
  • *Any government imposed increments on park fees/taxes.
  • *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.)
Volunteer Safaris

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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