5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari


5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari to Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national parks. This is an excellent chance to combine chimpanzee trekking or a habituation experience in Kibale National Park with gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. The best location to see habituated wild chimpanzees has been determined to be Kibale National Park. This all-inclusive trip includes round-trip airport transfers and begins and ends in Entebbe or Kampala.

Kibale National Park was created in 1993 and placed under the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s management. The 776 square kilometer park, which protects wet evergreen woods, is located in the Albertine Rift Valley and is regarded as one of the largest tropical forests in East Africa.it is located in the thrilling Fort Portal region, the most adventurous area in Uganda that is worth exploring. The climate in this area is excellent for both the development of the environment and the tourism industry. The region experiences too much rain almost every month of the year, with only a few moderately dry months. Kibale National Park is home to 13 different primate species, with chimpanzees being the main draw. The majority of visitors come to the area to go chimpanzee tracking, but you can also stay a few days and have a one-, two-, or three-day chimpanzee habituation experience. The ideal gift for someone who loves chimpanzees. A significant population of Red Colobus Monkeys can only be found in Kibale Forest in Uganda, together with other primates. L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Black and White Colobus, Vervet Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabey Monkeys, as well as other nocturnal primates such the bushbaby and potto, are also present. You may have a wonderful nocturnal walk here. Since numerous research initiatives are conducted in the park, Kibale is considered one of Africa’s top study locations. Although the research primarily focuses on chimpanzees and other primates, more studies on Kibale’s ecosystem and wild pigs are currently being undertaken.

5 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzees Safari, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national parks is one of the most popular parks in Uganda and is most well-known for being the last remaining home to half of the mountain gorilla population. On the border of the Albertine Rift Valley, across from the DRC, in Uganda’s far southwest, the park is a vast remnant of a prehistoric forest. The park was first classified as forest reserves in 1932, then as impenetrable central forest reserve in 1964, before being renamed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in 1991. The UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site in 1994. The star attraction at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Uganda is home to half of the surviving mountain gorillas, with Bwindi hosting the majority of them. Hence, gorilla trekking is the main activity that entices a large number of tourists to the park each year. Four sectors make up Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga, and Ruhija.

Tour highlights

  • Main activities
  • Gorilla tracking.
  • Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Price Includes:

    • Accommodation and meals
    • Park entrance fees
    • English speaking guide
    • Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
    • Airport Transfer

    Price Excludes:

    • Visa
    • International flights
    • Alcohol and cigars
    • Tips to the guides or hotel staff
    • Craft expense

Itinary in details

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, which is situated on the park’s eastern border with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Before taking you to Mbarara town for lunch, your guide will make stops at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe so you may take pictures, hear a brief speech, and participate in some experiments. After that, you’ll drive via lovely fields, banana plantations, and the breathtaking Kigezi Hills. In Western Uganda, you will arrive in the evening and check into Rushaga Gorilla Havens Resort or Trekkers Tervan Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

Following an early breakfast, your guide will take you to the Ruhija Park Headquarters where you will receive a briefing and join other guests before beginning your gorilla walk through the forest. Depending on where the mountain gorilla family is on any particular day, this trip could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 hours. Once you’ve located the gorillas, you are permitted to spend an hour with them observing and photographing their behavior before returning to the park headquarters to pick up your certificate proving that you tracked gorillas in Uganda. Stay the night at Trekkers Tervan Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Meals: All Meals Included.

We will drive to Kibale National Park after breakfast and spend the night at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. As we travel to kibale national park we will pass through the Savannah-dominated national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, you may have the opportunity to glimpse some wild wildlife. At Kikolongo, you’ll get a second opportunity to cross the equator. As you pass through the Kasese district and head toward Fort Portal, you will also cross a number of rivers that flow from Mountain Rwenzori. Before settling into Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for the night or Kyaninga lodge, you will stop at Fort Portal Town for lunch.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Kyaninga safari lodge or Isunga Lodge

Meals: All Meals Included

You will drive to Kibale National Park Headquarters after breakfast for a briefing on the dos and don’ts of trekking with chimpanzees. One guide will accompany each group of six people as they walk into the bush in search of a family of chimpanzees after being divided into smaller groups. Chimpanzees reside in groups of 50 to 150 individuals, however they frequently separate into smaller groups during the day to lessen competition for food. Then, in the evening, they will get together to construct their nests. After you locate the chimpanzees, you are permitted to spend an hour with them before going back to the lodge for lunch. You leave for a wetland walk in the adjacent Bigodi Village after lunch. Kibale National Park is famously known for harboring of 12 recorded primates and number of bird species.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Meals: All Meals Included.

After breakfast, you will drive to Entebbe or Kigali International Airport for your international departure flight, or to Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali for your post-tour lodging (not included).

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