6 Days Gorillas & Chimps Safari

Kibale Forest

6 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzees Safari

Tour Overview

This exciting 6-day adventure combines two of the great apes as you trek the Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas of Uganda.

Enjoy scenic drives through Uganda’s lush green landscape and fly back to Entebbe by light aircraft at the end of your safari in time for same-day afternoon flight connection!

Trip Highlights

  • Private transfers in a 4×4 Landcruiser vehicle with English-speaking guide
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Walking tour of Bigodi wetland sanctuary
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Community / cultural village tour in Bwindi. Unique cultural encounters / browse the craft markets
  • One-way light aircraft flight Bwindi-Entebbe
  • All meals & Trekking permits included

Value: We negotiate the best rates with our partners in Africa, ensuring that we remain super competitive with our pricing, whilst adding value to your trip. You will not pay more by booking your trip with us as a package compared to booking each element individually

* No hidden costs and no charge for payments to us by credit card

DAY 1 : ENTEBBE

On arrival into Entebbe you will be met and assisted to your hotel where you stay for one night.

Time permitting, we can arrange for additional activities within Entebbe from tours of the botanical gardens to bike tours, shoebill birding tour, wildlife center visits, or boat cruises on Lake Victoria.

Overnight:  FRONTIERS HOTEL

DAY 2 : KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will be met at the hotel by your driver guide who will transfer you approx 6-7 hours to Kibale Forest where you stay for two nights.  The journey is scenic and on good roads.  You will stop for lunch as well as rest stops as required however light aircraft flight options are available at additional cost.

Primate Lodge is located within the Kibale National Park just 5 minutes walk from the Chimp trekking HQ.   The chimpanzees are often heard in the trees at night and the property offers an immersive forest experience.

Overnight: KIBALE FOREST LODGE (Mid-range)

DAY 3 : KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a morning searching for the famous chimpanzees of Kibale Forest.   Transfer the short distance to the trekking HQ where you receive a briefing on Chimp behavior from the rangers before heading out in search of the Chimpanzees.  It should be noted that because Chimpanzees move quickly through the trees sightings are not guaranteed however Kibale forest offers the most reliable sightings and the large open spaces allow these great apes to feed and rest on the ground which offers close-up viewing opportunities.   Most treks are completed by lunchtime.

In the afternoon your driver will take you on a guided nature tour of Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is home to a variety of birds and small primates.

Overnight: KIBALE FOREST LODGE (Mid-range)

OPTION – Upgrade to a full-day with the chimps on the habituation experience and follow them from waking to nesting. Extra cost applies.

DAY 4 : BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Transfer with your driver/guide around 6 hours south to Bwindi National Park.   Your journey takes you past the equator line marker where you will stop for a photo opportunity and rest break at the cafe before reaching your accommodations for a stay of two nights.

Overnight:  RUSHAGA GORILLA HAVENS LODGE

DAY 5 : BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Enjoy the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you trek the majestic Mountain Gorillas.  You will be transferred to the park HQ and assisted with checking in for your trek.  Our driver will ensure you are allocated to an appropriate group.  Each trekking group is made up of 8 people maximum.   Prepare yourselves for the wildlife encounter of a lifetime as you come face to face with the giant Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi!

In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided walking tour of the community.  You may also wish to browse the craft markets, walk to the river or visit the local school and orphanage.

Overnight:  RUSHAGA GORILLA HAVENS LODGE

DAY 6 : END OF ITINERARY

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip.  Depart on a short light aircraft flight back to Entebbe where you continue with your onward arrangements.

(Optional morning or afternoon flight available).

Price from:  USD $3,715 per person (based on 2 people travelling in low season 2019)

Low season: March, April & May (please contact us for prices on other dates)

Accommodation level:  Midrange

Optional activity: Upgrade the Chimp trek to a full day trekking/habituation experience at extra cost.

Price Includes

Private transfers, accommodation, 1 x Gorilla trekking permit and 1 x Chimpanzee trekking permit per person, community walk in Buhoma, one-way light aircraft flight to Entebbe, all meals, bottled water in vehicle, one glass of wine per person with evening meal at Mahogany Springs Lodge, park fees, VAT and emergency medical evacuation cover to private hospitals within Uganda.

Price Excludes

International flights, visas, tipping, laundry, drinks and any other services not listed.

Kibale Guest CottagesKibale Forest National Park1 nightFB+

AccommodationDestinationDurationBasis
Frontiers HotelEntebbe1 nightB&B
Kibale Forest LodgeKibale Forest National Park2 nightsFB+
Rushaga Gorilla Havens LodgeBwindi Impenetrable Forest2 nightsFB+
Key
B&B: Bed & BreakfastFB+: Full Board and Activities

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