5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tour-Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tours

Our 5 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari suggests that you will be picked up from your Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe, and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your Gorilla trekking activity from there you will connect to Kibale Forest National Park for the Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Community walk an initiative started to give back to the community for development.

Trip Overview

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Birding
  • Visit Batwa community
  • Scenic drive to Kibale
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi wetland walk

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest house in Kampala/Entebbe, Transfer to Bwindi Forest NP

After an early cup of coffee. you will meet with our guide at your hotel/guest house in Kampala/Entebbe for a short briefing about the entire 5 day safari and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable NP, then you will start your scenic drive to south western Uganda.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have a stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long horned cattle’s grazing along the road side.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful scenery of rolling hills and many more. Arrive at your lodge check in, dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

ACCOMMODATION (optional): Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After early morning Breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30 minutes to three quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals and many more. There muddy steep slopes your advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you be given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle there after return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded with a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax .in the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems and many more.

Note: Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness in required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner

ACCOMMODATION (optional): Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 3: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park.

After the morning cup of coffee. You will meet your guide once again and you drive to Forte portal town in southern Uganda with a beautiful scenery and it is natural green color, check-in at the lodge, thereafter do a brief city tour and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner;

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/Kibale Home stay.

Drive time: approximately 6-7 hours’ Drive.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk.

Early Morning breakfast. Meet your guide and drive to Kanyanchu the park headquarters to meet other visitors for a briefing about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Chimpanzee. You will be divide in groups of 6 people and with company of the Rangers guides, you start the your Chimpanzee tracking experience that takes 1 hour to three quarters of the day as the chimps are wild animals and they are always on the move looking for food.”. Once you meet the Chimps, you are allowed one hour to take the photos and to be in meters with the primates.

Remember, chimp tracking is fairly strenuous, therefore a minimum level of fitness is require. From chimp tracking, you will have lunch at the lodge, relax and later in the evening go for a walk in Bigodi swamp, an initiative started by the community with aims of giving back to the community for development purposes and all the yields from the walk, are given back to the community.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/Kibale Home stay.

Day Five: Transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala hence completing your 5 Day Uganda Gorilla Safaris.

After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re the Lodge and transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala for your International flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.

Drive time: approximately 5-6 hours’ Drive.


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Includes

  • Transport in a 4wd land cruiser or safari vehicle with pop-up roof for excellent safari view viewing (or upgrade, see)
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms (shared).
  • Meals as indicated.
  • Entrance fee to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • All activities described in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (àt USD 700)
  • 1 Chimpazee permit per person (àt USD 200)
  • International air fares.
  • Entry visa Uganda.
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance.
  • All drinks
  • All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc.).
  • Meals and snacks which are not inclusive in the accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla trackings (someone who carries your daypack).
  • All activities that are not mentioned in the program or activities that are mentioned in the program as optional activity. Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.


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