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CHIMPANZEE TRACKING TOUR AND GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI

Uganda

This safari combines Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park. Travelers can choose between Budget, Mid range, Luxury and Fair Trade Tour Packages.

ABOUT KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Kibale National Park is the world's top chimp trekking destination. It contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds.

The Park is also a prime birding destination. Look out for birds like, Lizard Buzzard, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Great Blue Turaco, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Woodland Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, little Greenbul, Winding Cisticola, ZittingCisticola, Green Crombec among others.

Chimpanzee trekking Safari in Kibale National Park has bee be combined with a Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to give travelers the 'Best of Uganda Safari'. See combined Chimp and Gorilla Trekking Safari Itinerary below.

ABOUT BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its primate populations, being home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, at over 300 endangered gorillas. The ecosystem is exceptionally high in biodiversity, with rich flora and fauna species. This why every traveler wants to visit Bwindi on their African Safari. We have crafted this Safari to cater for every traveler. Our tour has a 15% discount, so you are saving over $225

Bwindi is also a birding paradise, home to 348 bird species. This area is one of Uganda’s best bird watching destinations. Proclaimed World Heritage Site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world hosting unique and precious floral species. There's also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa where these two apes live together.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT UGANDA

For anyone looking to discover someplace beautiful and off the beaten track, Uganda is a top tourist destination with something for everyone. Uganda offers Africa as you’ve always imagined it - wild, verdant, beautiful, and just waiting to be explored.

Uganda is very nearly the most complete safari destination in Africa – boasting both the Big Five, the enigmatic mountain gorilla, and the ever-popular chimpanzee. Uganda’s Big Five are represented across the country’s top ten national parks.

Thousands of travelers come to Uganda looking for an up close and personal experience with its most famous primate residents - the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. Uganda’s national parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park offer the best Wildlife viewing safari in the world.

One of Uganda’s greatest attractions is its natural beauty. The county has top luxury hotels, nature lodges, amazing tented camps, and backpacker budget options. Compared to neighboring countries, Uganda offers up similar experiences at a cheaper rate. Visitors to parks like Kibale National Park will get a much more intimate chimpanzee experience than can be found anywhere else in the world.

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01Day One:Arrival / Departure to Kibale Forest National Park

If your flight arrives in the evening, our staff will pick you to the airport and drive you to the hotel to relax, and prepare for the trip to Kibale Forest National Park which starts at 9:am the next day. We will arrive, late in the afternoon.

02Day Two:Kibale Forest National Park

At 08.00 am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale National Park is a prime birding location, look out for hundreds of bird species. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).

03Day Three:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we will start our journey to Bwindi making a stopover in Kabale for lunch. The journey takes us through a beautiful landscapes; mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view. Overnight at Gorilla Valley Lodge. Gorilla Valley Lodge is a wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world. The gentle Giants are at home at Gorilla Valley Lodge. Sometimes the gorilla’s come out of the forest to spend some time feeding and playing in the gardens. From the veranda of the rooms you can almost touch this national park and home of our mountain Gorillas.

04Day Four: gorilla trekking

We will drive to the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest.

05Day Five:Bwindi to Kampala / Entebbe

Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you to a guest house, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if your flight is on the same day, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight.

Departure Date Group Luxury (Double Share) Budget (Double Share)
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 1 Person $2800 Per Person $1500 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 2 Persons $1800 Per Person $1200 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 3 Persons $1600 Per Person $1150 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 4 Persons $1500 Per Person $1100 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 5 Persons $1500 Per Person $1100 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 6 Persons $1500 Per Person $1100 Per Person Get a Quote