5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari

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5 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari

This 5-Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Safari is for those who wish to spend more time with both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda the primate’s capital in Africa and in the whole world. This habituation safari takes you to both the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-Rushaga sector for mountain gorilla habituation experience and to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience.

Here you will have a chance to spend up to four hours with both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees compared to traditional trekking where you are only allowed to spend one hour with a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Forest and Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

Safari Highlights of Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation

  • Scenic Drive of the countryside
  • Stopover at the Equator
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience in the Kibale forest

Tour Summary of Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation

  • Day 1: Transfer to  Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Forest
  • Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest
  • Day 5: Departure to Entebbe Airport

Detailed Itinerary for 4 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park

Our driver-guide will pick after breakfast to transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari, your first stopover is at the Uganda Equator crossing for photography, and have another stopover for lunch in Mbarara town.

After proceeding with the drive to the Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where gorilla habituation experience is done. The journey to the Bwindi forest is very scenic taking you through the rolling hills of Kiganda and to different villages. Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Drive time: 9-10 hours
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early in the morning report to Rushaga Park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla habituation experience. After the briefing, you will start trekking into the forest guided by park rangers and professional researchers. During this habituation, you will not only see gorillas because the Bwindi forest is home to many other animals, primates, and birds.

Once you have found the gorillas you will be allowed to spend up to four hours with them, you will have an opportunity to ask a question, listen and observe what researchers are doing, and you will also be given the opportunity to participate in habituating gorillas which may include gorilla naming of family members and collecting different samples.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast drive from Bwindi impenetrable forest national park to Kibale Forest National Park on this third day of your 5 days gorilla and chimpanzee habituation tour. The drive takes you through Queen Elisabeth National, Kasese town with a stopover in Fort Portal for lunch and after continuing to Kibale forest.

Driving time:  5-6 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Dinner and Overnight at Chimpanzee Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp

Day 4: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest

After breakfast, your driver/guide will transfer you to Kibale National Park headquarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with a community of chimpanzees under the habituation process. After the briefing, you will start habituation in the forest, during this activity, you may get a chance to see the other 11 primates found in Kibale Forest National Park. Once you have found chimps you will be allowed to spend up to four hours with them in the Kibale forest with professional researchers and experienced park ranger guides.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, and Dinner
Dinner and Overnight at Chimpanzee Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp

Day 5: Departure to Entebbe Airport

After breakfast, your driver/guide will transfer you to Entebbe or Kigali for your departure flight in the evening.

End of the Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Habituation Safari
  • All our tours/safaris can start and end in Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda with no extra costs
  • Our tour consultant is at your disposal for any information you may need 24/7
  • We do all your airport transfers in Kigali or Entebbe
  • We arrange accommodation for you the day before the tour starts and on the day tour ends with no extra costs

Transportation & Guides

We use both standard 4×4 customized safari vans and 4×4 luxury customized safari Land cruisers as our road mode of transport for game viewing, taking photos wildlife filming, and photography, all our safari vehicles have a pop-up roof for proper game viewing and easy to take as many photos as you can, with also charging system for your cameras, phones and also every client is guaranteed of a window seat for easy view.

Our drive/guides are very professionally and well trained, we know every successful safari needs a great guide, majority of the comments from our clients regarding our services are centered on the professionalism of our guides, returning clients request the same guide on their second and third trip.

Includes:

– Meet & greet services airport transfers to/from Entebbe airport or Kigali
– Accommodation and meals on safari as above
– Both gorilla and chimpanzee habituation permit
– Bottled water on a safari vehicle
– Services of driver/guide
– All park entry fees and set activities on the itinerary.

Excludes:

– Visas,
– Personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature.
– Charter/Scheduled flights also an optional extra.
– Plus all expenses of personal nature like tips, drinks, etc.

COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS.

Cost per person sharing Price(USD) contact us for the details

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