4 Days Chimpanzee And Gorilla Tracking Safari Overview : This tour will take you to Kibale forest national park with a high concentration of primate species that is thirteen primate species in 795 km2 and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park home to over 370 gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. A tour to this park enables you to get up close and personal with the rare species.
- Gorilla tracking
- Nature Walk
- Crater lakes tour in Fort portal
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National park
- Stopover at the Equator
- Igongo Cultural Visit
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After an early breakfast, drive North West to Fort portal which is the largest city in the western region. Arriving in time for healthy lunch in Fort Portal, after which you will have an opportunity of visiting the three surrounding explosion craters. This is a unique place in western Uganda that most find most enjoyable and is a combination of a nature walk, cave exploration and local culture as portrayed in the folklore that you will hear from your guide. Time permitting; you will also have a chance of visiting the famous Amabere Caves with an interesting folklore behind it. Drive to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Dinner and over night at Ndali Lodge (High-end) or Primate Lodge (Mid-range) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget-end). Meal plan (Dinner)
Start the day with an early breakfast and thereafter drive to Kibale National Park which is home to over 1000 chimpanzees including the black and white colubus monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey and red tailed monkey.
Here you will be allowed to spend some time with these mesmerizing creatures, as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play around or progress steadily on the ground right in front of you. Have lunch at your place of accommodation and thereafter drive south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a thrilling experience of Mountain Gorilla Tracking the following day, the reality is that tonight you actually are sleeping within an African Rain-forest which is habitat to half the population of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge (Mid-range) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Dinner)
After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.
The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming.
You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity. Time permitting; thereafter visit the famous batwa community for a community and cultural experience. You will learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa, from brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest.
Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge (Mid-range) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)
A very early rise today and together with your guide you will drive back to Kampala. You will stop over in Mbarara for lunch and a visit of the Igongo cultural center. After lunch you will pass by the Equator crossing for some photo shoots and a visit to the crafts village. Later proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to a place or hotel of choice where your guide shall drop you or be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your out bond flight back home or to your next destination.
Meal plan (Breakfast and Lunch)
End of Tour
- 1 Gorilla permit per person
- 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
- Crater Visit
- Amabere Cave visit
- Batwa Visit
- Igongo Visit
- Lunch en-route
- Transportation on a 4x4 vehicle
- English speaking Driver
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- International Flights
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Personal expenses
- Activities not included in the itinerary
Uganda – National Parks Map