5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

 

Cost of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

per person sharing

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Highlights for 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

  • Spend 4 hours with the gorillas
  • Spend a full day with the chimps
  • Travel with an expert guide
  • Stay in comfortable lodges
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Bird watching
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Overview for 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

This 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour 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.

Detailed Itinerary for 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest game park - bigod nature walk

Pick up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe is at 6:30 am. You will be picked up by our driver guide after your breakfast on your first day of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour.

 

Drive westwards through the districts of Mityana, Mubende, and Kyenjojo and arrive at your lodge in time for your lunch.

 

Thereafter proceed for an evening nature walk in the nearby Bigodi Swamp to spot wildlife including monkeys, birds, butterflies, snakes, and after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Travel time: 5 hrs

 

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

 

Lodge: Primate Lodge 

Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee habituation experience gives you an opportunity to spend all day long with the chimps in their natural setting on your second day of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour.

 

This is not for the faint of heart – it means an early breakfast – a packed lunch and you are off before dawn breaks into the forest. You meet your guide and you are off to where the chimpanzees built nests the night before.

 

Dawn is just breaking and the chimpanzee community you are going to be with the rest of the day is rising from their sleep.

 

Your day will be full, your camera will fill up with quality pictures of the chimpanzees and you will get to learn to identify them as individuals by their markings, sometimes scars and other unique features that make them stand apart from rest.

 

The day ends as the chimpanzees climb into their newly built nests for the evening and you head back to your lodging for the evening.

 

Main Destination: Kibale National Park

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Lodge: Primate Lodge 

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Have an early breakfast and check out at around 8am and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - home of the Mountain Gorillas on you third day of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour.

 

Travel southwards through Kasese whilst enjoying stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains - the fabled "Mountains of the Moon".

 

You will travel through Bushenyi driving through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park called Ishasha.

 

The Ishasha area is popular for the tree-climbing lions along with big game such as topis, buffaloes, elephants, all of which you have a chance of sighting. Continue to Rukungiri and finally to Kibale.

 

Check in to your accommodation, situated just outside thick forest of Bwindi. Lunch is en-route.

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Lodge: Mutanda Lake Resort 

Day 4: Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla habituation experience gives you an opportunity to spend all day long with the gorillas in their natural habitat on your forth day of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour.

 

This is not for the faint of heart – it means an early breakfast – a packed lunch and you are off before dawn breaks into the forest.

 

You meet your guide and you are off to a full day interaction. Dawn is just breaking and the gorilla community you are going to be with the rest of the day is rising from their sleep.

 

Your day will be full, your camera will fill up with quality pictures of the gorillas and you will get to learn to identify them as individuals by their markings, sometimes scars and other unique features that make them stand apart from rest.

 

The day ends in the the evening and you head back to your lodging for the night.

 

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Lodge: Mutanda Lake Resort 

Day 5: Travel back to Kampala/ Entebbe

After an early breakfast on your last day of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour, check out and embark on the return journey to Kampala.

 

You drive through Mbarara where you shall make a stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch.

 

Thereafter proceed through Kiruhuru, driving along the Lake Mburo National Park. You might see zebras and impalas grazing along the road side.

 

You will make another stopover at Uganda Equator point in Mpigi for a some picture moments, and a chance to purchase some crafts at the craft shop.

 

Thereafter proceed to Kampala and arrive late afternoon at about 6.00 pm. Drop off at your hotel/ airport.

 

Main Destination: Entebbe

 

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 5 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Habituation Uganda Tour

Included

  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Gorilla Habituation permit at US$1500.00 per person per trek.
  • Chimp Habituation permit at US$200.00 per person per trek
  • 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.

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees

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