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5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Safari

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5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Safari gets you to a stunning Primate trek Safari experience in the most visited jungles of Africa that stand as old as 100 years described by old ancient trees covered in Mist, with Kalinzu forest and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park renowned for Chimpanzee tracking Safari and Gorilla trekking Safari respectively

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Large Group
    50
All about the 5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Safari.

Activities & Transportation

Activities: game drives, gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking & boat trip

Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular savannah reserve and has the widest variety of wildlife of any Ugandan park. The variety of habitats includes grassland savannah, forests, wetlands and lakes. This provides the setting for an extensive range of large mammals and primates. Four of the Big five are present (rhino are absent) and chimp tracking is available.

Bwindi Impenetrable NP is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is the best place in Uganda to track mountain gorillas. The park protects around 40% of the world’s mountain gorilla population and has several habituated groups. The forest is also a bird-watcher’s paradise with 350 species recorded, including many Albertine Rift endemics.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 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)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  1. Day 1 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Meet your safari guide and drive out of Kampala in the morning for the start of your Gorillas & Chimps safari. Make a stop at the equator to get the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern- and northern hemisphere. Continue on to the town of Mbarara for lunch before the final part of the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have a relaxed evening enjoyig the view from the lodge.

  2. Day 2 Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and boat-cruise

    In the morning your guide takes you to Kalinzu forest for you chimps treking experience. You have a walk in beautiful jungle and meeting with the chimps ahead of you. When you get back from the trek your guide takes you to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon it is time for the boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride lets you look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and birds by the shores.

  3. Day 3 Tree-climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Set off for the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park after breakfast. Ishasha is known for tree-climbing lions and the game-drive here lets you look for them as well as see topis and buffaloes. After the game-drive you continue the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, the home of the mountain gorillas.

  4. Day 4 Gorilla trekking day

    Your guide will take you to the starting point of the gorilla trekking in the morning and you set of for your adventure. The trek takes you through the jungle up to the point where the gorillas are and you get to spent one hour with them. When you are back from the gorilla trekking your guide takes you to the stunningly beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

  5. Day 5 Transfer to Kampala

    After breakfast you start the journey back to Kampala. Make a stop along the way for lunch in Mbarara or Masaka depending on time. You have now reached the end of your Gorilla & Chimps safari and your guide drops you in Kampala/Entebbe.

    Main Destination: Entebbe (City)
    Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
    Meals & Drinks:
    • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Accommodations

Bunyonyi View Resort: Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Elephant Hab Lodge: Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Elephant Hab Lodge: Mid-range lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Gorilla Mist Camp: Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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You have already paid for your gorilla tour, gorilla permits, transport and accommodation. The next very important thing is to make sure that you have packed the right gorilla trekking gear for your gorilla safari. Gorilla trekking clothes are the same for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park as well as Volcanoes National Park So, the next question to be answered is what to pack for a gorilla trek. What we have advised below is for gorilla trekking but if your gorilla tour combined with wildlife safaris you might need more. Please contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more details.

One of the most important items that should be included in your gorilla trekking gear are hiking boots. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Volcanoes National Park involves trekking/hiking in search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Because of the nature of the forest plus the altitude and terrain, you need light weight hiking boots for this activity. Hiking boots are must as you decide on what to pack for your gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwanda’s volcanoes National Park.

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