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4 Days – Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking

4 Days – Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking

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The highlight of this tour is Gorilla tracking which is the most sought after bucket list of experience of trekking Uganda’s mountain gorillas in the wild in  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and one of the most unforgettable wildlife encounters in the world! You will also do Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park which is known as the primate capital of the world and home to Chimpanzees.

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  • Included
    All activities as per the itinerary except the optional activities
    All park entrance fees where applicable
    Drinking water on board
    Full Board Accommodation
    Meals as per the itinerary
    Primate Tracking Permit
    Professional English speaking Driver Guide (bilingual Guides available on request)
    Transport in 4X4 Safari Van / Land Cruiser
  • Not Included
    All Government taxes
    Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions list
    Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
    Game drive
    International Flight tickets
    Items of personal nature
    Tips to porters and driver/ guide
    Travel Insurance

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Entebbe to Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park
After an early breakfast at your hotel (breakfast not included in this program) and short safari briefing, you will depart for Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, drive to western Uganda across the beautiful landscape of central Uganda: rolling hills, cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest to Bwindi. You will have a brief stop at the equator for the equator experience, a hot lunch will be at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara before you continue to Buhoma. Overnight stay at a lodge in Buhoma sector.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi National Park
Your day starts early (06:00), after your breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking starting/briefing point in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with your packed lunch and mineral drinking water. After a briefing on the does and don’t while tracking Gorillas you will start the activity at 08h00. When you spot the Great Apes, you will be able to spend an hour with them. Your time in the forest cannot be pre-determined as every day is different from that previous, this activity can take - 6 hours depending on the time you spot the gorillas. In the afternoon you will be driven back to your lodge for a relaxed afternoon. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Buhoma sector.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 3: Bwindi National Park to Kibale National Park
After an early breakfast depart Bwindi for Kibale National Park home of Chimpanzees, drive through the countryside, enjoy the remarkable landscapes, traditional homes and catch glimpses of the different striking bird species. You will have a brief stopover for lunch before continuing to Kibale Nation Park.
In the late afternoon you will have a walk in the Bigodi swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fascinating area, located in Magombe swamp. This area is recognized for a extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates species like the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the L’Hoest monkey. Additional Mammals such as chimpanzees, Sitatunga, mongooses, bush pigs, otters plus bush bucks etc. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Kibale.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park to Entebbe
After breakfast at your lodge, you will be transferred to the chimpanzee tracking starting point for briefing on dos and don’ts while tracking our closest cousins the Chimps. After the briefing you will proceed to the forest with your Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger, upon spotting the chimps you will have a full hour with them and return to your driver who will transfer you back to Entebbe international Airport for your outbound flight to your next destination.
Accommodation: Options available from Budget to Luxury lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.