Uganda Off Season Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safaris

This safaris start in Entebbe and go and visit these two great ape parks and then end in Entebbe.

5 Day Uganda Off Season Gorilla And Chimpanzee Safaris

This 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safari are designed for people who would like to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park during the low season which is always in April, May, and November. Most of the clients take an advantage of our 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris because of the reduced discounts, especially on transportation. Accommodation or lodges and some of the selected activities. Our 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris start in Entebbe and go and visit these two great ape parks and then end in Entebbe.

5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee Safaris highlight

Day 1:  Start your 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris from Entebbe

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland nature walk

Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

Expectations 

  • Visit Uganda
  • Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • A stopover at the Uganda equator en-route at Kayabwe for a photo moment
  • Seeing the golden monkeys
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • A variety of bird species in the Bigodi wetland
  • Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed itinerary 

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

This 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris will start from Entebbe international airport where you will meet our guide, greet, and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make some stopovers to stretch your muscles or in case you see anything interesting on the road, you’re free to tell your safari guide to stop and he will do it as you enjoy your Uganda primate’s safari journeyYou will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is quite long with interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking safari in the jungle. You will start the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing where you will be given 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 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. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning after having 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 Ruwenzori 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: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk

Weak up very early in the morning and have your healthier breakfast, go to the headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. You will join or be joined by 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: Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

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 this 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris

Safari requirements

  • You need to have travel insurance that is organized and arranged from your home country
  • You need a Ugandan tourist Visa which is $50 and you can pay this on arrival at the airport.
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Covid-19 PCR showing negative results.
  • Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Physical fitness

The cost of the 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris includes;

  • Full board accommodation for 4 nights
  • Bottled water in the vehicle for the whole trip
  • Gorilla trekking permit that costs USD700
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits that costs USD200
  • Ground transpiration
  • Any other expense related to personal
  • Free sanitizers and face masks
  • The services of the English speaking guide

The costs of our 5 Day Uganda off season gorilla and Chimpanzee safaris exclude;

  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Porter
  • Extras at the lodge such as laundry, drinks, and telephones
  • Visa

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