5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour
5-Day Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Budget Tour

You will be picked at the airport by our representative guide brief you about the all trip and start your drive to western Uganda through the beautiful green scenery and the tea plantations.

You will have a chance to interact with local people during the walk through the market after lunch drive to Kibale forest where you will be able to spot some monkeys, birds and Baboons on your way and during the stop-over.

Day 1 – Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

You will start your drive to western Uganda through the beautiful green scenery and the tea plantations.

You will have a chance to interact with local people during the walk through the market after lunch. After lunch, you will have a one hour drive to Kibale forest where you will be able to spot some monkeys, birds and Baboons on your way and during the stop-over and then you will check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

 

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)

  • Just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2 – Chimpanzee Trekking

Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your trip for Chimpanzee walk. Kibale forest National Park consists of around 13 primate species.

While at the park, you will be able to see many types of monkeys like; the wonderful Red Columbus, Grey cheeked mangabey, Black and white Columbus monkey, L’hoest monkey and the amazing Chimpanzees.

Here you will experience our cousins today for one hour and the trip takes 3-4 hours walk through the tropical rain forest with the experienced guide.

After lunch you will visit Bigodi swamp for the walk to spot some monkeys and bird species and that takes you through grassland, small communities where the locals are very enthusiastic to shake hands with white people through coffee plantations and peoples gardens to see how they do daily work.

 

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp (Camping)

  • Just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3 – Kibale – Bwindi impenetrable National Park

After early breakfast you will start your journey to bwindi impenetrable national park passing through tea plantations arriving there in the afternoon check in at lodge relax and go for a nature walk which takes about 2 hours before coming back for dinner and overnight.

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

 

Accommodation:

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

  • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4 – Bwindi Impenetrable NP Gorilla Trekking

After your breakfast, along with your packed lunch, you will report to the park premises for registration by 8:00am and be briefed by Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides.

You will then start to trek through the bumpy bushes in search for the amazing Gorillas.

There is as well a greater opportunity of seeing other species like the birds, monkeys, chimpanzees, beautiful butterflies among others.

The trek could take 1-8 hours but depending on the luck of the day. Once you come across these interesting creatures, it is a really an exciting experience watching them protest or playing with each other and its really a special moment being with these fabulous human like primates.

The time allowed to be with these gorillas in Uganda is 1 hour and every minute of the experience is worth the time you spend in search for them.

As you retire from the forest, you could take an optional activity like visiting the pygmies or you can relax at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

  • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5 – Drive Back to Kampala

Today is the last day of your trip! After your breakfast, begin your journey back to Kampala as you view beautiful sceneries along the way.

You will have lunch en-route (not inclusive) thereafter proceed and have another stop over at the equator for the water experiment if you happen to have missed it on the 1st day of your trip.

Proceed with the journey, your driver will drop you at your accommodation in Kampala and thank you for supporting bright safaris Uganda.

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • 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)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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