Gorilla Habituation And Chimpanzee Tracking Tour

Visit gorillas and chimps in the tropical forests of Uganda

5 Day Gorilla Habituation And Chimpanzee Tracking Tour

Our 5 day gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking tour is perfect for visitors that would like to spend more time with the famous primates especially endangered mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees. Our 5-day gorilla habituation safaris and chimpanzee tour will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the southern region where you will for the gorilla habituation experience and then later transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking. The difference here is that you will spend 4 hours with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park while the chimpanzee trekking will enable you to spend only one hour with habituated chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the whole of Uganda where gorilla habituation takes place. Engage in both activities and compare both experiences.

5 Day Gorilla Habituation and Chimpanzee tracking tour package highlights

Day 1: Start our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and Chimpanzee trekking safari from Entebbe

Day 2: Spend 4 hours with a gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Drive to Entebbe International Airport

Safari package expectations 

Seeing the semi-habituated gorillas for 4 hours

English speaking guide

Comfortable accommodation

Chimpanzees staying in their natural habitats

Local people doing their daily activities

A stopover at the equator line

Various bird species

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Form Entebbe internal airport, you will be picked by our well-trained and hospitable Africa Adventure Vacation safari guide to commence your 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking tour from Entebbe. This safari will start early in the morning and you will drive towards the southeastern region of Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located. This is an approximately 8-9 hours road trip full of interesting stopovers where you will be able to stretch your muscles and relax shortly before you proceed to the next stop. The first stopover is always at the equator crossing for the photo moments and then continue to Mbarara city to have lunch. After Mbarara city, you will travel via Ntungamo and Kabale with the scenic views of the terraced garden in the rolling hills of Kigezi and the attractive plantation farms with local people there doing their usual daily activities. Your next and final stop will be the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Rushaga region of Bwindi Forest where the gorilla habituation activity takes place. Check in to your hotel for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight tonight hours (8-9 hours)

Lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), /Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience

Wake up early, have breakfasts, and go straight to the park headquarters where you will join or be joined with other trekkers for the gorilla habituation experience briefing to give you insight into what you should or shouldn’t do while on gorilla habituation experience in the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park Rushaga sector. After the briefing, a team of researchers and guides you to the forest as you search for the endangered mountain Gorillas. Once you see the gorillas you will spend 4 hours with the gorillas that are being habituated. You may be allowed by researchers to engage in the activities that researchers do to make gorillas get used to the people such as the naming of the gorillas, calling them, collecting samples, and others. You will then be guided back to the park headquarters where you had started from and receive a certificate or gorilla habituation experience success and then you will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight tonight hours (8-9 hours)

Lodging options: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (Luxury)/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp (midrange), /Rushaga Haven Lodge (Standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Wakeup and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning after your breakfast, our safari guide will pick you up at the lodge and drive you to Kibale Forest National Park via Queen Elizabeth National Park where you might see some of the wildlife in the park as you bypass the park. You will even get a chance to stop at another equator line crossing which is at Kikorongo in Queen Elizabeth National Park and then proceed for Fortportal the tourism city where you will have lunch and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park to check at the lodge that we have booked for you for relaxation and the overnight stay.

Main destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking expedition

In the morning, you will wake up early, take breakfast, and thereafter be driven to the Kibale forest park headquarters for the chimpanzee trekking briefing where you will even be given the community of the chimpanzee or troop that you will trek. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. And this means that you should be able to come with cameras. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 13 species of primates can be seen even doing chimpanzee tracking and other numerous bird species after the activity of chimpanzee trekking, you can decide to go for the Bigodi wetland walk for bird watching and community outreach, and after return to your lodge for relaxation and the overnight stay.

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Return to Entebbe international airport for Departure

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your Our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda

Included in our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and Chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda

Meals provided

Airport transfers

Accommodation facilities as stipulated in the itinerary

Chimpanzee trekking permits

Gorilla permits

All activities mentioned in the itinerary

Park entrance fees

All transportation

Bottle water for the whole trip

Excluded in our 5 Day Gorilla habituation and chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda 

Extras at the accommodation such as alcoholic and soft drinks

Personal items

Tips

International flights

Extraction accommodation outside the itinerary

The government imposed or increase the activity fees

Insurance

At Africa Adventure Vacations, we provide you with the details of the gorilla habituation experiences that are only offered in Uganda. Gorilla habituation is a relatively new safari experience that has been added to the gorilla activities in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and it is only in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We do induct road trip safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla habituation experiences as well as booking for you the internal flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Our Bwindi gorilla habituation experience safari trips range from 3 days to 7 days and all our gorilla trips are customized with our gorilla habituation experience safaris, we do book the gorilla habituation permits on behalf of our clients, the same we do for gorilla trekking permits. Therefore if you’re interested in taking a gorilla habituation safaris, you will need to inform us in time, and for us, we shall check for you the availability of the gorilla habituation experience permit in Rushaga Southwestern Uganda and once we have to find availability, we shall ask you your details and the passport details before we go ahead to book for you the gorilla habituation experience permit. We also book for you the accommodation facilities near Rushaga that are based on your budget.

Cost of Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi

Visitors interested in taking our gorilla habituation experience safaris in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park need to know that the gorilla habituation experience Permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park costs $1500 per person per trek and this allows you to spend four hours with endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. You must be above 15 years to engage in gorilla habituation experience and each semi-habituated gorilla family is visited by a group of 4 people that are allowed for this habituation experience on daily basis and therefore, you need to book the gorilla habituation permits in advance in order not to miss out on this safari.

Cost of Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park  

Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most exciting activities in Uganda done by visitors involving an individual taking a walk in Kibale National Park in search of primates. Chimpanzees share 98% DNA with human beings and this excites travelers and makes them very interested in tracking and learning their behaviors. In Uganda, chimpanzees are found in Kibale National Park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest in Murchison falls National Park. Other interesting primates found in Kibale National Park include red-tailed guenon, L’hoest’s monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey, red colobus, white-nosed monkey, and nocturnal pottos, bush babies, olive baboons among others. Yes, the cost of chimpanzee trekking permit in kabale forest national park Uganda is $200 per person per trek.

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