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Gorilla Trekking & Chimp Tracking In Uganda: 4 Days

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  • Enjoy once in a lifetime opportunity to see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Track chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • Travel to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
This four-day tour is for those who want to enjoy the rich wildlife of Uganda, including a trip to see its elusive mountain gorillas, in a short span of time. Join us on this guided trip and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these gentle giants from up close.

We will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport and drive you to Kampala on the first day of the tour. Head for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, known for its gorilla population, on the second day of the tour. The trekking in the national park starts early in the morning after a short briefing at the park headquarters by the officials of the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Head into the forests in search of the endangered primates. Upon locating the assigned group, you are allowed to spend about an hour watching them. We will then transfer you to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you are lucky, you will spot tree-climbing lions in the national park. This is followed by chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu before we drive you back to the airport in Entebbe for your flight home.

This itinerary has been designed to make sure that you make the most of the wildlife-watching opportunity that Uganda provides. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
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Our driver will meet you at Entebbe International Airport and drive you to Kampala. Stay in Uganda's capital city overnight.
Meals
  • Dinner
Camping
Leave Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park early in the morning, traveling through Kabale and Kisoro. Your journey today will take you through the most beautiful part of the country that is also known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’.

Enjoy great countryside scenery and amazing views of the Virunga Mountains. Stop at a local restaurant en route to Bwindi for lunch. Check into your accommodation upon arrival.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants, the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their Uganda tour. Bwindi's forests boast both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, this is the only national park in Africa to claim this title.

Additionally, this national park also hosts five other primate species, 113 mammal species, over 200 species of butterflies and 360 species of birds. You will be assigned one of the nine gorilla family groups that can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The trek itself is an exciting journey through deep forests entwined with vines, bushes and bamboo.

En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activities, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour to observe them from up close.

Depending on the gorilla family assigned to you, it will be as little as two hours or more than eight hours before you return to your accommodation today. After gorilla trekking, you will be transferred to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you are lucky, you will spot tree-climbing lions in the national park.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Head into the forest to track chimpanzees in Kalinzu in the morning. See different species of birds as well as other primates.

The tour comes to an end today. We will drive you back to your accommodation in Kampala or the international airport in Entebbe after the tour is over. Stop en route at the Uganda equator, where you can do some souvenir shopping if you want to.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • Transport: Pickup and drop-off transfer. All transport as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • An English-speaking, local driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Kalinzu Forest Reserve
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit per person
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Uganda visa fees
  • A porter during the gorilla trekking to carry your daypack
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for rangers, driver, guide, porter, hotel staff, etc
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • All expenses that are personal in nature, example laundry, phone calls, etc
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 15 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & german
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Entebbe, Uganda
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Cancellation20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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