5-Day Bwindi Gorillas and Kibale Chimp Habituation

Overview

This 5-Day Bwindi Gorillas and Kibale Chimp Habituation trip takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable, home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas in the world. Gorilla Habituation is the most enchanting experience here. You will have an experience of a lifetime as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Kibale National Park where you will a nature walk to see rare species of monkeys, birds.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

We start our Gorilla and Kibale Chimp Habituation trip safari after an early breakfast and set off from Kampala, travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 9-10 hours. You will have a brief stop at the Equator for an opportunity for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. Also, continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills characteristic of this part of the country. You will have a lunch break in Mbarara town and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon hours. Dinner and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

Rushaga Gorilla Haven’s Lodge

Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience

Set off after an early breakfast and 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 of a truly unique experience. Gorilla Habituation experience takes almost the entire day though you spend 4 full hours with the gentle giants you will later transfer back to you’ lodge Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation:

Rushaga Gorilla Haven’s Lodge

Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi swamp walk

You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest National Park arriving in the afternoon. 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. You will have lunch in Fort Portal after which you will head to the 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 Turacco, little Bulbul, Rwenzori Turaco and the Narina Trogon, among others. Dinner and overnight will be at Kibale Forest Lodge.

Main Destination:

Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Lodge

Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park

After breakfast, head to Kibale Forest with our packed lunch to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise 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 branches of this thick forest.

Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well, Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimps. Approximately 5,000 chimps live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! This almost a full day activity with them learning their behaviors, after get back to you’ hotel.

Main Destination:

Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Lodge

Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe

You will, after breakfast set off for Kampala with lunch en-routes, You will then connect to Entebbe to catch you’ evening flight back home.

Main Destination:

Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of your 5-Day Bwindi Gorillas and Kibale Chimp Habituation

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