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5-Day Chimp and Gorilla Trekking: Bwindi & Kibale National Forest
Product Code: 4045-195613
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Trek gorillas in the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • • Encounter a family of chimps in Kibale Forest
  • • Stand between two hemispheres at the Ugandan Equator Monument
Tour Code
4045-195613
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Kampala
End City
Kampala
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Adventure, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Deluxe, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; High quality service, meals, private transfers and/or accommodation; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Kampala

Kampala

Hotel: Anderita Beach Hotel or similar

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.

If you arrive early, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala.

Tips:
Lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Hotel: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Mahogang Lodge (Luxury) / Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

After an early breakfast we'll begin our amazing Uganda safari and set off from Kampala, traveling westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Our journey will take approximately 9-10 hours, but we'll stop along the way for a delicious lunch and to see the Ugandan Equator Monument, where we'll have the opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs.

We'll continue through the beautiful verdant rolling hills to the town of Mbarara for lunch and then arrive in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the later afternoon. Then we'll check into our accommodation and relax with a delicious dinner.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Hotel: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Mahogang Lodge (Luxury) / Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

Today, prepare yourself for a thrilling and scenic journey into the Bwindi Forest for our gorilla trekking experience. After an early breakfast, we'll head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant gorillas.

Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement. Though the time spent to track down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kibale National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

Hotel: Rwenzori travelers (Lowest) / Kibale forest camp (Lowest) / Mountains of the moon (Mid-Range) / Kibale forest camp (Mid-Range) / Ndali Lodge (Luxury) / Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) or similar

After breakfast we'll head to Kibale Forest National Park, home to a sanctuary of chimpanzees.. On the Drive to Kibale National Park you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” which you will clearly see on the road to Fort Portal, where we'll stop for lunch

Then we'll continue to Kibale National Park  to visit the unique Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site where you will see uncommon plants and rare bird species such as the Great Blue Turaco, little Bulbul, Rwenzori Turaco and the Narina Trogon, among others.

We'll have dinner and relax at our accommodation in the national park.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Kampala

Kibale Forest National Park - Kampala

Get ready because today we'll head into the fascinating Kibale Forest to discover the amazing chimpanzees that live here.

We'll enjoy a filling breakfast early in the morning before heading out at 8:00am for our instructions on all the rules regarding chimpanzee trekking and then begin our search. The experience takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across, as well as the local plants, insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well.

You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will set off for Kampala arriving late in the afternoon for your flight home.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival

Please contact the local operator (number is provided on the e-ticket once your reservation is confirmed) before the tour. The driver would be waiting for you at the arrivals hall.

Departure

Please book your flights departing Kampala after 5:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimp and gorilla permit
  • 4-night full board accommodation with all meals
  • All tour activities as indicated in the program
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation
  • Professional English-speaking driver guide

Package Excludes

  • Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation such as visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips for your guide
  • Beverages other than mineral water
  • Items of a personal nature
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    If cancellation was made within 17 days prior to the departure date, it's non-refundable.
    If cancellation was made 18-29 days prior to the departure date, 75% of payment will be refunded.
    If cancellation was made 30 or more days prior to the departure date, 90% of payment will be refunded.
  • Given that chimp and gorilla tracking involves a lot of walking on rough, mountainous terrain, travelers are advised to:
    - Bring shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
    - Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable
    - Carry enough water and food
    - Carry binoculars
    - Carry a good camera that can take photographs of black animals in dim light without a flash. A monopod can also be very helpful.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Each room may be equipped with two full size beds or one large bed with a double sofa-bed.
*Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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