4-Day Uganda Chimpanzee and Gorilla Safari

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4-Day Chimpanzee and Gorilla Encounter

This short primates tour to Uganda is perfect for clients who are eager to see primates. On this tour, you will have a chance to trek with chimpanzees and encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat. The good news is that you can choose to add this amazing tour to any safari across East Africa.

Arrival for Chimpanzee and Gorilla Encounter

You’ll be collected from the airport.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Chimpanzee

Day 1

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked up from the airport or your hotel by Nextgen Safaris guide and start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is home to the largest population of mountain gorillas and hosts a variety of spectacular birds including 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species including the blue-throated broadbill, bar-tailed trogon, and other beautiful forest species. You will go to bed earlier this evening so that you are well-rested for a thrilling experience of gorilla tracking the next day.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Acomodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
Non-alcoholic drinks
Chimpanzee

Day 2

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters where you will have an orientation and meet your guides for the day. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the gorillas. The trek will take between 2 and 7 hours but is well worth the effort. The trek is thrilling yet challenging as you hike through the forest to the gorillas. Once you reach a gorilla family, you will have a chance to observe the family in close proximity for an hour.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks
Chimpanzee

Day 3

Drive to Kibale National Park

You will drive to Kibale Forest National Park, passing tea plantations along the way. This diverse forest boasts 13 species of primates such as the red Colobus monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. There are over 335 bird species in the park, including some which are rare and endemic to the Albertine region and varying tracts of the tropical forest. You will arrive in the late afternoon or evening and check in at your accommodation, relax and enjoy dinner.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (Safari Tent)
Mid-range tented camp located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks
Chimpanzee

Day 4

Morning Chimpanzee Trekking and Departure

After breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee trekking and enjoy a wonderful forest experience with these habituated chimpanzees. These engaging apes are the closest species to human beings and are great to watch as they are playful both on the ground and in the trees. Thereafter, you will drive to Entebbe International Airport to connect with your onward late-evening flight back home.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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