Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and chimp walking in Kibale. Meet our closest relatives in one trip. Once in a lifetime encounters with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the afromontane and tropical rainforests of Uganda.
Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the sounds of the tropical rainforest.
Driving time: ± 6,5 hours
Day 1 and 2
Budget Tour: Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Kibale Forest Camp
At 08.00 am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).
Day 3 and 4
Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
Comfortable Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
The day of gorilla tracking!
You will travel by car to the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. Once there you will first receive a briefing (7.45am) and at 8.30am you will start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Being physically fit is recommended.
It is always best to hear from other visitors, and this is Stella and Trudy’s story:
“At a distance of about fifteen feet a mountain gorilla with her baby appears. She comes out of the bushes, looks at me and lies down. My presence does not seem to bother her. She just wants to rest, whether I am there or not. I can almost touch her. My heart dances with joy. I am in a good position to take pictures, so I let my camera do its work. It is the thrill of a lifetime. I cannot but agree with the American zoologist George Schaller, the first to study gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, who once said: ‘No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged.”
Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.
We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight.
Driving time: ± 9 hours
If you need an extra night on this last day, we can book you in our Airport Guesthouse for just $82 a double / $ 70 a single (including BB and airport transfer)
Park Fees Transport Accommodation 3 Meals a day Services of a qualified driver guide and cook