5 DAYS CHIMPANZEE AND GORILLA TRACKING

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This Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking mid length safari takes to the primates capital Kibale forest National park home to over 1000 chimps. Continue to Bwindi impenetrable National park home to half of the world’s gorilla population commonly referred to as the Bwindi population. Tracking our closest relatives the chimps and the gentle giants in Bwindi will definitely give you a once in lifetime memory.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Ultimate gorilla tracking experience
  • Chimpanzee tracking

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest National park

Start your day off with morning breakfast, pick up by driver at point of residence for your transfer to the park. Drive through the gifted country side with tea plantations, traditional villages and reach the park in time for lunch. After lunch, relax at your lodge and prepare for your next day. Have dinner and stay at the lodge.

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Kyaninga lodge, primates safari lodge, chimps nest, kibale safari lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Assembly at kanyanchu for briefing after breakfast, head out to the forest with experienced guides for your tracking. The screaming sounds of the Chimps while communicating, jumping from tree branch to branch are such a rewarding experience.

Then head back for lunch at your lodge, and in the afternoon go for a walk through Bigodi swamp. Here you will see primates such as colobus monkeys, the water loving statunga antelope and various birds. Have dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

Breakfast in the morning, check out of the lodge and transfer to Bwindi. Pass through Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sector and get a chance to see the tree climbing lions . Then stop for lunch and continue to Bwindi. Check in your lodge, relax,  have dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation:  buhoma community haven, gorilla mist lodge, chameleon hill lodge

Day 4: Gorilla tracking experience and community visit

After breakfast in the morning, go for a briefing about the activity.  Begin your track into the mist forest to locate the gorillas. You will be allowed one hour with them to take photos, interact with them then head back to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, go for a community visit to the Batwa people, learn about their ways of living since their where the first people to live in the forest.  Come back for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Travel back to Kampala and stop at the Equator

Early breakfast in the morning and embark on your journey back to Kampala. A stopover in Mbarara will be made for your lunch. Continue to the Equator where experiments will be made about the different hemispheres. At the Equator, there are some craft shops where you can buy some souvenirs. We then continue to Kampala where you will be dropped off to your point of residence.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

Package Inclusions

  • 4 nights’ accommodations and meals per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Ground transport with 4WD vehicle
  • Hotel pick-ups and airport transfers
  • Park entry fees and activities
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Bottled water activities per the itinerary

Package Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Air fares and international visas
  • Personal interests of any kind
  • Any other activity not included in the itinerary

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