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Duration: 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari
Location: Kibale National park and Bwindi
Price: US$ 595
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Gorillas and Chimps-5 Days 

Day 1: To Kibale NP

kibale forest camp

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Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the sounds of the tropical rainforest.

Driving time: 6 hours
Budget Tour: Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2: Chimp walk

At 08.00 am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).

Budget Tour: Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 3: To Bwindi Impenetrable NP

travellers rest kisoro

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After breakfast, you will depart Kibale NP for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will pass via Queen Elizabeth towards the south, passing the southern sector of the National Park. This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. Along the way you will stop for some animals and also stop at Savannah Resort in Kihihi for Lunch. We will continue the journey through Rukugiri District passing villages, cultivated farms, hills before you reach Bwindi later in the evening. Check in at the accommodation, dinner and overnight at your booked Lodge/hotel.

Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
Comfortable Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

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The day of  awe inspiring gorilla tracking! You will travel by car to the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Being physically fit is recommended.

You cannot but agree with the American zoologist George Schaller, the first to study gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, who once said: ‘No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged.”

Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
Comfortable Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel

Day 5: To Kampala

Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.

We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight.

Driving time: 9 hours
If you need an extra night on this last day, we can book you in our Airport Guesthouse for just $95 a double / $ 80 a single (including BB and airport transfer)

Please Note: Gorilla Permit Guarantee

We sell our tours with gorilla permits. If no permits are available for a tour, cancelling is free of charge and any money paid in advance will be refunded.

Gorilla Permits In Uganda(Bwindi/Mgahinga: USD $600 and In Rwanda: USD $750

2016 Price:
Budget Tour US$ 595 Per Person Sharing
Comforatble Tour US$ 695 Per Person Sharing

Price Includes

  • Professional driver and Guides
  • 4×4 Transport vehicle
  • Park entrance
  • Accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • Rangers in the parks

Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Laundry services
  • Gorilla permit ($ 600)
  • All activities in Kisoro
  • Meals (around USD $30 per person per day)
  • Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
  • Things and items of personal interests
  • The first and last night in Uganda
  • Departure dates

We have on every Monday a departure for this Gorillas and Chimp Tour, ending on a Friday. If you have your own group, then it is possible to start on the date of your choice and the prices will stay the same as with a scheduled group Tour!

This is a group tour with travelers from all over the world!
The maximum is only 7 persons and the minimum is 6 persons.
If there are less than 6 persons, the tour will not be cancelled but we will ask for an additional payment