5 days Uganda Gorillas and chimpanzee trekking

Overview

 Watalii Group Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour

  • Minimum group Number 2 persons
  • Departure date for this tour: 16th to 20th September 2019
  • Country: Uganda
  • Starting point:Kampala
  • End Point: Kampala or Entebbe Airport

The  safari will go through Kibale national park the capital of Chimpanzee trekking and we finish the trip in Bwindi impenetrable park which is home to the endangered Mountain gorillas. Kibale National park is known to have one of Uganda’s most stunning tropical forests Uganda’s. It is also the most gratifying park to discover a lot of attraction and one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking and home to at-least 13 species of primates including the famous chimpanzees. The park is also 30 minutes’ drive to Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki National park, Toro Semliki wildlife Reserve along with Rwenzori. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and “Bwindi” is a local term which literally means “Impenetrable”. As the name suggests, this tropical rain-forest is muddy, swampy, and full of darkness. The park is included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Bwindi impenetrable park is home to the notable endangered Mountain Gorillas  at least half of the world’s population and home to 120 mammal species, including 10 primates, 350 species of birds, 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 88 type of moths, 200 species of trees and 100 species of ferns.

Highlights

  • Driving, community walks (optional)
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Cultural interactions
  • Gorilla trekking

Itinerary

Day 1 Traveling to Kibale

You will be greeted by our driver/guide this morning that will be picking you up from your accommodation in Kampala where the safari will start from. The Journey today will take us approximately 6 hrs including all stops before reaching Kibale national park (Africa’s primate capital). The drive will also take us through major towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo before being welcomed to fort portal by green cover of large Tea plantations. You will most likely catch women and men picking tea and this among many other exquisite views are good photo opportunities. We arrive to check in at our lodge and we can opt to rest or have a swamp walk before dinner and a good night sleep thereafter.

  • Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2 Chimpanzee Tracking and Swamp Walk

We wake up early morning to a delightful breakfast at our Lodge after which we drive to Kanyanchu briefing center for registration, briefing, grouping and getting a ranger guide who will lead a group of a maximum of 6 people into the forest for Chimpanzee Tracking. Kibale forest is also resident for other creatures and as you search for Kibale’s major resident chimpanzees, Look out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. You will also know the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, just to ensure that the trail is both informative and enjoyable. The tracking will take us an average of 4 hours with at least an hour with our close cousins before getting out of the forest for lunch, after which will have a fascinating boardwalk trail through the papyrus swamp of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and finish up this action-packed day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge With options of a village walk or a Crater Lake exploration walk.

  • Kibale Forest Camp

Day 3 Kibale to Bwindi impenetrable Forest

After Breakfast, We will drive south west of Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Bwindi is famously known as the home for the endangered Gorillas in Uganda housing over half of the world’s population of Gorillas. These are unique moments as you face off the giants that share 98.5% of DNA with humans. You will not only be treated to these giant primates but Bwindi is also home to 120 mammal species, including 10 primates, 350 species of birds, 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 88 type of moths, 200 species of trees and 100 species of ferns. The drive today will take us approximately hrs with all stops. We reach later evening for a well-deserved rest and dinner at your accommodation. You can as well choose to have an evening community walk.

  • Buhoma Community Campground

Day 4 Gorilla trekking.

This is the long awaited day, we will be treated to a delicious breakfast before heading out to the briefing center or the park offices t Bwindi. This is where the Gorilla groups are allocated and after a general briefing, a Uganda wildlife ranger guide with two armed escorts will lead you in to the forest for the Trek.  The trek could take longer or could be shorter depending on how soon you catch the Gorillas. Both way, meeting face to face with these creatures is very rewarding and this will for sure make you forget all the hustling during the trekking. We will spend at least an hour with the mountain Gorillas and return after the success of mountain gorilla tracking in the Impenetrable Forests of Bwindi.

  • Buhoma Community Campground

Day 5 Bwindi to Kampala

This is our last day at the park and we will check out of the hotel after breakfast as we head out to Kampala or Entebbe airport for you next flight back home. usually you will leave this place with great satisfaction for having come face to face with the silver-back or the Gorilla families you were assigned to. Depending on your time of departure,You will be taken directly to the airport or you can decide to spend a night in the city and catch your flight next day.

Inclusions

  • Private transportation and fuel
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimp tracking permits
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Bigod Swamp walk fee
  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Airport pick up and drop off

5 days Uganda Gorillas and chimpanzee trekking

Duration

5D4N days

Price

From $2300 per person