6 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Tour

Uganda is home to several primate species including the two great apes – Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees. This trip will bring you face to face with these great apes in the jungles of Africa – the rainforests i.e. Kibale forest and Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Safari Highlights

  • Chimpanzee Habituation
  • Gorilla Habituation

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival for your Uganda Safari

The 6 Days Uganda Primates safari begins on this day with your arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be welcomed to Uganda by a Kagera Safaris representative. After this you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Journey time – 20 minutes

Accommodation

  • Upmarket – Hotel No 5
  • Mid-range – The Boma
  • Budget – African Roots Guesthouse

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the equator

The journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park takes you through the small busy towns of Uganda and the roadside fruit and vegetable markets. You will have a short stop over at the Uganda Equator monument where you will have some photography moments, after this you proceed with the journey to Bwindi.

As you approach Bwindi impenetrable national park you will have views of the terraced hills of Uganda Kigezi highlands.

Journey time – 8 hours

Meal plan – B, L & D

Accommodation

  • Up market – Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge
  • Mid-range – Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
  • Budget – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (standard rooms)

Day 3: Gorilla Habituation experience

Today after an early breakfast you will proceed for the gorilla habituation activity with your ranger guide. This will be a day’s activity and you will be moving with researchers/those who habituate gorillas and see how they are habituated.  You will get to spend more time (up to 4 hours) with the gorillas as you watch them in their natural habitat and see how they live and behave. The gorilla habituation experience is a rewarding activity that enables you to get a closer look in to the life of the gentle giants in Bwindi impenetrable national park. After this you will return to the lodge where you will overnight.

B, L & D

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park

Kibale forest national park is the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking. Enjoy viewing of the beautiful scenery and photography moments as you transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. On arrival check in to your lodge and rest as you look forward to tomorrow’s chimpanzee trekking activity.

Journey time – 5 hours

Meal plan – B, L & D

Accommodation

  • Up market – Papaya Lake Lodge
  • Mid-range – Turaco TreeTop
  • Budget – Chimpanzee Guesthouse

Day 5: Full Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

On this morning you go for a full day chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest. You will pack lunch and water since the day is going to be spent with the chimps in the forest. With your ranger guides you will trek in search of the man’s closest relatives depending on where they nested the previous day. You will learn about their feeding habits and learn about the chimps all round and how the habituation system works.

You will end your day in the evening as you retire to your lodge after this rewarding experience.

B, L & D

Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Today marks the end of your safari, Your driver guide will transfer you to Entebbe international airport after breakfast for your return flight.

Journey time- 6 hours

B & L

Included in the Price

Chimpanzee Habituation permits
Gorilla Habituation Permits
Ground transport per 4WD custom made for safari
Bottled water in the safari vehicle
Full board accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Excluded in Price

Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Tips to porters and driver/ guide
Insurance