4 Days Bwindi Gorilla and Kibale Chimp Trek Safari
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This 4-day gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest. Some relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi before havin an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax.Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for great game viewing experience.
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: – Travel to Bwindi from Entebbe:
You will be picked up around 7:00 am from your Hotel in Entebbe by our Guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the South-West which will take around 9 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Mbarara. You will be reaching in the evening at the accommodation in Bwindi. Dinner and Overnight at at Broadbill Forest Camp/Nshongi Camp (Budget)Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge/Trekkers Tavern (Mid-range).
Day 2: – Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride :
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. You will take a canoe ride on this lake and hike to different view-points before returning for Dinner and overnight will be at Bunyonyi View Resort (Budget) Bunyonyi Safari Resort/Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range) .
Day 3: – Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi swamp walk
You will, after breakfast, Take a boat ride on this lake touring different islands before transferring to Kibale Forest National Park arriving in the afternoon. On the Drive to Kibale National Park you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” which you will clearly see on the road to Fort Portal. You will have lunch in Fort Portal after which you will head to the Kibale National Park to visit the unique Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site where you will see uncommon plants and rare bird species such as the Great Blue Turacco, little Bulbul, Rwenzori Turaco and the Narina Trogon, among others. Dinner and overnight will be a Kibale Forest Lodge.
Day 4: – Chimp track and travel to Entebbe :
You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the branches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will set off for Kampala arriving late in the afternoon, Afterwards transfer back to Entebbe Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.
Flights are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (timings vary depending on aircraft routing) enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Airport transfers
- Car hire services and fuel
- Drivers allowance
- Park fees
- Gorilla trekking
- Lunch en-route
- General walk/hiking trails
- Game drive
- Boat cruise