Low season Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safari From Kigali Rwanda

Visit two great primate parks of Bwindi and Kibale

5 Day Low season Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safari From Kigali Rwanda

This 5 day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali Rwanda is suitable for visitors who are interested in seeing endangered mountain gorillas in Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National or trek chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda during the low season in April, May, and November. Visitors booking our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali Rwanda will enjoy discounts on accommodation and transportation as well as the selected activities within the main destination. 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali Rwanda will begin from Kigali and ends in Kigali as you visit two great primate parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale Forest National Park.

5 Day Low season Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safari From Kigali highlight

Day 1: From the Kigali international airport drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Drive back to Kigali International airport

What to expect from the safari? 

  • Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • A variety of bird species in the Bigodi wetland
  • Driven by an English professional guide

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

From Kigali international airport or at any hotel where you have spent your night, meet our guide who will give you a short brief of our 5-day low season Uganda gorillas and chimpanzee safaris with a pick up from Kigali and then drive to Uganda. You have enough time, you will, you will make a short Kigali city tour, stop at the Kigali genocide museum for some of the history about the Rwanda genocide, and then proceed to the Cyanika border as you enjoy the rewards rolling hills before you cross over to Uganda. After crossing the border, you will go and make a stopover to Kisoro or Kabale for Lunch and then go and check-in at your booked Lodge

Main destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (5-4)

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

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will wake up very in the morning and have breakfast and get your packed launch and head to the park headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing, briefing is done by the ranger guides who will give you the instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will walk majestically within the forest as you encounter different wildlife which will be identified to you by your guide until you reach the habituated gorilla family. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then, relaxation, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Point of stop:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (5-4)

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

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

After a healthy breakfast, you will drive now to Kibale Forest National Park through Queen Elizabeth National Park and you may even get a chance to cross another equator line at Kikorongo in Queen Elizabeth National Park and as you’re driving through Queen Elizabeth National Park, you might spot different animals such as elephants. Buffaloes, and the bushbuck as you cross different Rwenzori water catchment rivers as you pass through Kasese Fortportal road. You will continue to and make a stopover in Fortportal city for lunch and then proceed to Kibale forest National Park for check-in at the lodge that we have booked for you for relaxation and then 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: Morning Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and evening Bigodi swamp walk

Weak up very early in the morning, have breakfast, and drive to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. While at the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters, you will join other chimpanzee trekkers. The briefing is done by the professional ranger guide and thereafter, you will be led by the guide for the walk into the forest primate walk in Kibale Forest National Park. 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. Here you will integrate the chimpanzee trekking with Bigodi wetland after lunch which is the best destination for bird watching and primate watching. See how the people have participated in the conservation of the wetland and you can as well chose to offer a hand to these groups if you wish in form of a donation. After, return to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation /lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali

After early morning breakfast together with your guide, you will drive back to Kigali international airport for your departing flight. In case you have a late departure and you have enough time at your disposal, you can decide to pass through Kigali city for the Kigali city tour and later go for drop off at the airport t end your 5 day low season gorilla and chimpanzee safari

Drive time: Approximately six to five hours

What is included 

  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • The transport from Kigali to Bwindi and Kibale and then back to Kigali
  • Bottled water for the whole safari
  • The English speaking local driver-guide
  • Full board accommodation for the 4 nights
  • Masks are also available

What is excluded  

  • International flights
  • The costs of Visa
  • Extras at the accommodation that is drinks, laundry, telephone, and additional accommodation outside the package
  • Tips for porters and the driver guides

What to pack for a 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali?

Uganda gorilla trekking safaris adventure requires you to prepare adequately especially when heading to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Kibale Forest National Park for gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking respectively. Therefore, these are some of the things that you need to pack when planning for our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali

Drinking water:

Gorilla trekking is wearisome activity and thus you need at least to carry some bottles of water while on this experience

Camera and enough bottles: 

For gorilla trekking, you need to carry flashless cameras that will capture good moments between you and the gorillas

Gloves:

Gardening gloves are important to protect you from bruises of tree branches since some of the trees are thorny.

Other things that you will need to pack include socks, rain jackets, boots, and snacks among others.

Best time to go for our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali

Are you interested in knowing the best time for the 5 days Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali? Yes, our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali is available and can be organized and booked any time of the year, including any day, month, or season. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park features equatorial forests which modified the climate of the areas to both wet and dry conditions. However, our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali can be done any time but we recommend that our visitors do gorilla trekking during the drier months in January, February, June, July, August, and September when the place is dry and trails are passable such that you can enjoy the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. Rains make the forest muddy and slippery which makes the gorilla trekking experience more strenuous.

About gorilla trekking permits

Gorilla trekking is competitive tourism activity in the whole world and because of this the permits are expensive but rewarding especially after you have seen the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas live only in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Uganda s gorilla trekking permits are cheaper as compared to those of Rwanda and visitors for our 5-day Low season Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee safari from Kigali? Will have to pay USD700 for the gorilla trekking permit per person per ticket. This comes with the ranger fee, park entrance fee, trackers, fee, and a certificate at the end of it as compared to Rwanda gorilla trekking permits that cost USD1500 per person per trek.

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