Our 4 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi & Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale tour takes you to track Chimpanzees from Kibale National Park which is also good for bird watching in Uganda, then do Gorilla Trekking from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Day 1: Kampala – Kibale National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and over night at Mountains of the Moon Hotel (Lodge facility) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Meal plan: (L,D)
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Forest National Park – Bwindi Forest
Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red Colobus, blues, and red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey.
The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.
After lunch, proceed to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Meals and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany springs/Engagi Lodge (lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for.
Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort.
The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way.The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Bwindi Forest – Kampala/Entebbe
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute withstopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. Meal plan: (B, L) End of services.
The Gorilla Trekking Bwindi, Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale safari package includes:
Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon.
One Gorilla permit per person
One Chimpanzee permit in Kibale
Community walks Bwindi
Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
Igongo cultural visit
Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
En route lunches
Ranger guide fees
Airport transfers on return if you wish to
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.