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5 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

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Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator for photograph and lunch in Mbarara town. You will then drive past banana plantations, Farms and beautiful hills of Kigezi for your overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Western Uganda.

DAY 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park headquarters for briefing and joining others for gorilla trekking. You will start your trek which can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas on that particular day. Once you have found them, you will be around one hour of observation and photography before returning back to the park headquarters for certificate and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this savannah dominated National Park. You will have a chance to cross the equator for the second time and crossing several rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy a lunch break in Fort Portal towm before checking in at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for overnight.

DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park head quarters for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will be divided into small groups of six people headed by one guide who will then move with you into the forest to find one of the chimpanzee parties. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but breakup into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nest. You will be allowed one hour with the chimps before returning back for lunch and then a wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for primates and birds and 12 primates species have been recorded.

DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe for your post tour accommodation (not included) or to Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight.

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• Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
• You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pickup is from Hotel or Airport and location we pickup are Kampala and Entebbe. Areas outside Kampala and Entebbe will attract a surcharge for the pickup.
Departure Time
7am, 8am, 9am Monday to Sunday
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) Gratuities (recommended) Souvenir photos (available to purchase) Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala International airfares Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cannot fault this company, they provided the smoothest most exceptional experience. Chris who we organised it through was helpful and quick to respond. He helped us compile a 6 day Uganda/Rwanda experience which included two beautiful lodges, gorilla habitation, chimpanzee
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Key Details
  • Encounter Africa Safaris
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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