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5 Day Gorilla Habituation & Chimpanzees

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5 Days, 4 Nights
Tour Details

This 5 Day Luxury Gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari is good for those who want to spend more time with the world’s great primates in the names of mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. This trip takes you to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the Rushaga region for gorilla habituation experience and then to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the only park in the whole world offering gorilla habituation experience and as such, you will have an opportunity to spend four hours with mountain gorillas compared to one work of gorilla trekking. From Bwindi National Park, you will drive to Kibale National Park to spend a whole day with chimpanzees in what is called chimpanzee habituation experience. Enjoy and compare these two experiences while in Uganda

Summary of our 5 Day Luxury Gorilla habituation and Chimp trekking safari

Day 01: Our 5 day gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari starts from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 02: Spend 4 hours with gorillas during your gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 03: Drive back to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight.

Day Four: Chimp trekking in Kibale National Park

Day Five: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport marking the end of your 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari

Things To Consider

Accommodation is Inclusive

Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group

Tour Can Depart any day

Tour can be customized

Private tour

Age Limit: 15 years and above

Tour Summary

You’ll go to Uganda

This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)

You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest National Park

Activities: gorilla habituation experience, chimpanzee tracking

Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Gorilla Habituation permit at USD1500.00 per person per trek
  • Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek or USD100.00 in April, May and November
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
Itinerary

DAY 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will be picked by Encounter Africa safaris driver guide to start your 5 day luxury gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our safaris normally start very early in the morning with stops at the Equator crossing for photography and a lunch break in Mbarara town.

You will then proceed to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because this is where gorilla habituation experience is currently taking place. This journey is very scenic as you have an opportunity to see the Kigezi rolling hills and valleys as you travel to Kisoro or southern part if Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive late afternoon for Dinner and Overnight.

Drive time: 8-9 hours

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Overnight Lodge: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp or Gorilla Safari Lodge

DAY 2: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other clients for briefing about dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas on your habituation experience. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by researchers and guides. During your trek, you may encounter several birds, other animals and primates in the forest and once you have found the gorillas you will spend four hours with them and return back to the Lodge for overnight. You will have an opportunity to listen and observer researchers doing their work of habituating gorillas and if possible you will be called upon to participate by collecting samples, naming of group members, making calls and so much more.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Overnight Lodge: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp or Gorilla Safari Lodge

DAY 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

You will drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National park to Kibale Forest National Park on this third day of your 5 day gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari. You will arrive late afternoon for Dinner and overnight since lunch will be served en route.

Drivetime: Approximately 6-7 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Papaya Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge

DAY 4: Chimp trekking in Kibale National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with a community or party of chimpanzees. After briefing, you will start your trek in the forest with chances of seeing other 11 primates in the forest. You will spend the one hour in the forest with guides for observation and photography. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Overnight Lodge: Papaya Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge

DAY 5: End of your 5 day gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari

After breakfast and depending on your departure flight details, you will drive 5-6 hours to Kampala/Entebbe marking the end of your 5 day gorilla habituation and chimp trekking safari in Uganda.

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