5 Days Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee trekking Tours – Bwindi Impenetrable & Kibale Forest National Parks
From: $ 2,123 p/p based on 4 People traveling.
Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Activities: Mountain Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee tracking Tours & Community Walk
After breakfast, we will head south to Kibale forest National Park, one of the most sought after parks in Uganda because of its primate’s population. This drive takes about 5 to 6 hours as we arrive at Fort portal town in the afternoon for lunch and later transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at Papaya Safari Lodge / Primates Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
After breakfast, you report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park early morning to track habituated chimps – these charming apes, more closely related to humans (98%) than to any other living creature, are marvelous to watch as they wrangle and play in fruiting trees. The amazingly assorted forest is habitat to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, blue monkey, black faced vervet monkeys, grey mangabey, pottos, the rare L’Hoest, baboons and also bush babies. Birders are in for a luxury with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
After lunch you may choose between going for the Bigodi swamp walk, sit and watch cultural performances or just go to your hotel and relax. Overnight at Papaya Safari Lodge / Primates Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
Start off with an early breakfast, and get ready to depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite terrific, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! For, it holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.
Overnight at Four Gorilla Lodge (Luxury) / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget).
After breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Continue for the memorable activity in an evergreen forest that may take 2-8 ours depending on the movement of the primates. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. You may then go for a community walk to the batwa where you will enjoy their cultural dances plus stories of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Four Gorilla Lodge (Luxury) / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Deluxe) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget).
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala; this scenic dive takes about 8 to 10 hours depending on the number of stops you make, with a stop at the equator for photography as well as a cup of coffee.
End of the safari