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Chimpanzee and Gorillas (6 Days, 5 Nights)

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Chimpanzee and Gorillas (6 Days, 5 Nights)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1300 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2600 US Dollar (USD)

Trip highlights:
- Bigodi wet land swamp walk
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale and Kyambura Gorge
- Gorilla trekking Bwindi and Buhoma village walk/river trail.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala. On your arrival at Entebbe, you will be met by a welcome team from Heritage Explorers Uganda and you will be transferred to Hotel Africana, Sheraton Hotel, Red Chilli hide away camp so that you can relax and rest and it here is where you will have your dinner and over night or the hotel of your choice and later be briefed by the General Manager in preparation for your trip. Dinner and over night at Sheraton Hotel/African Hotel/Red Chilli hide away camp. Meal plan H/B.

Day 2: Kampala - Fort portal. Your Safari guide will collect you from your hotel and depart by road to Fort Portal. This scenic drive will take approximately 5 hours. You will stop in Fort Portal Town for lunch before driving to the lodge or camp. You may spend the rest of the afternoon either relaxing or taking a walk around the surrounding villages and towns or to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Dinner and over Ndali Lodge/Primates Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest House F/B.

Day 3: Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park. At 8:00 am, you will report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including the red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, the blue monkey, the grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. The shady forest trails provide ample sighting opportunities for botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. 

The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. After chimpanzee tracking, we will drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grass plains, tropical forest, rivers swamps, lakes and volcanic crater is home of an incredible abundance of wildlife. Tonight you will sleep in Either Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari Lodge/Albertine rift camp. Meal plan F/B.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. An early morning walk in the spectacular Kyambura Gorge provides excellent opportunities to see chimpanzees, L’hoestes, red-colobus, black and white colossus and more. You will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable forest where you will be tracking the Gorillas the next day. Dinner and overnight at the Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma homestead/Buhoma community bandas, Meal plan F/B.

Day 5: Bwindi National Park. Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station in Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura or Nkuringo for registration depending on which group you will be tracking the gorillas with and talk to one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.

Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have the afternoon free, how about a guided village walk – see how the Ugandans live, visit a local bar and meet the local medicine man! (Optional activity). Over night at Gorilla Forest camp/Buhoma homestead/Buhoma community Bandas (F/B).

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Kampala. After an early morning breakfast, we will have a leisurely drive back to Kampala, stopping in Mbarara for lunch at the Rwizi Arch Hotel and then your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or he will transfer you to the Airport for your next flight back home.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Up market:
* 1 pax: $2,600
* 2 pax: $2,300 p/p
* 3 pax: $2,100 p/p
* 4 pax: $1,800 p/p
* 5 pax or more: $1,600 p/p
- Mid range:
* 1 pax: $2,500
* 2 pax: $2,000 p/p
* 3 pax: $1,900 p/p
* 4 pax: $1,600 p/p
* 5 pax or more: $1,550 p/p
- Budget:
* 1 pax: $2,300
* 2 pax: $1,800 p/p
* 3 pax: $1,700 p/p
* 4 pax: $1,300 p/p
* 5 pax or more: $1,350 p/p.

Price Includes:
- The cost of all ground transportation and fuel
- Gorilla tracking and permit
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
- Park entrance fees
- Accommodation and meals
- Boat trip
- Game drives and other related activities.

Price Excludes:
- Items of personal nature like laundry
- Beer, tipping of staffs at the lodges.

Supplier Information
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Location: Uganda
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Our company is an indigenous tour and travel company in Uganda offering safaris/tours around East Africa and Rwanda. The following are the services offered by our company: - Tour package highlights, which include; Gorilla trips, birding safaris, mountaineering, nature walks, wildlife safaris and city tours - Rentals...

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