Chimpanzee Habituation and Gorilla trekking 5 Days

October 5, 2016
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Chimpanzee Habituation and Gorilla trekking 5 Days

This Tour we give you the opportunity to explore Kibale and Bwindi Forest National Park. in these guided forest trek can be taken in search of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzees and Gorillas. Among other primates, these include, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee, gorilla and the batwa pygmes. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey-cheeked mangebey and the red-tailed monkey


Chimpanzee and gorilla tour 5 day (4 nights)

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale National park

Early pickup from your hotel by our safari driver guide and departure for your amazing journey to Kibale forest national Park, you will have a lunch stopover at fortportal town and late processed to Kibale Forest. This evening you may opt to relaxe, go for the Bigodi swamp primate walk or Bigodi community walk

The Bigodi communitywalk leads you to the homes of the local communities who stay near the park. While on this village walk, you will be escorted by a local resident with enough information about the culture and norms of different people and their tribes. It will be a door to door village tour where you will visit schools and churches .This walk will expose you to the village life especially in the remote areas. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Primate lodge / Chimpanzee guest house.

Day 2:  Whole day Chimpanzee habituationexperience

After an early cup of Coffee and with your packed breakfast and Lunch boxes, you will be driven to the starting point/park offices where you may be joined by other clients for a briefing on the days’ adventure and assigned a local ranger guide for your days’ activity. Habituation is usually up to 6people in a group per ranger guide. So you may be joined by other pax. There are approximately 4,950 Chimps left in the wild, out of which Kibale forest habitats over 1450 chimpanzees which makes it a perfect place to spot them! This activity is a whole day experience which takes you through the day to day life style of a chimpanzee. You are expected to de-nest and nest the chimps and walk them through their days’ activities. The other primates that you may see include among others;- Red-tailed Monkey, Red colobus, demidoff, Gray Cheeked Mangabeys, Olive Baboon, vevet monkeys, Black and White Colobus etc. You may also encounter other forest mammals like the duikers, forest Elephants and various bird species during the walk. You then return to your accommodation for early dinner, before you again set out for a night guided walk with a park ranger guide in search of bush babies, Gallegos, night jars etc dinner and overnight stay at Primate lodge / Chimpanzee guest house.

Day 3: Ishasha sector – Bwindi National park

After an early Breakfast, drive out southwards via the Ishasha sector  in such for the tree climbing lions . this sector is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short drive around continue to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at Mahoganyi springs / Buhoma camp

Day 4: Gorilla trekking day – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The highlight of your safari; a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Expect to walk in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! Upon return, you may opt to go for either Batwa community walk / Water falls/ forest birding Dinner and overnight at Mahoganyi springs / Buhoma camp

Day 5: Travel back to Kampala

After a relaxed cup of coffee, today we say good bye to the rainforest we travel to Kampala with  lunch along the way. Arrive in Kampala during the late afternoon.

End of   our chimpanzee safari

Included in the package;

  • 4 nights accommodation and meals
  • Transport in a 4 x 4 WD vehicle with fuel and Driver guide
  • 1 chimp permit per person

Excluded in the package;

  • Drinks (soft and alcoholic)
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any expenses of personal nature i.e. phone bills, antiquity purchases, etc
  • Personal insurance

Optional – Safari add on

  • 1 Day white water rafting on River Nile
  • 1 Day visit to orphanage chimpanzee – Ngamba Island