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4 Days Gorillas and Chimpanzee Trekking Trip Tours South western Uganda

4 days gorillas and chimpanzee Trekking begins off with briefing from our agent on the safari, then after transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest, southwestern Uganda for your gorilla trek,en route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa  the pathway of the sun and take photographs.

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Pass by mountains, tropical rain forest and bamboo forest during the nine(9) hour journey.

Overnight at

Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge

Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge

Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travelers hotel

Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 2:

Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas and other primates

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Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. gorilla 4We trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindis vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Overnight a:

Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge

Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge

Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel

Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge

Day 3:

Drive to Kibale National Park via Ishasha

After taking early morning we drive further north through stunning savannah grasslands as we head Kibale national park through Ishasha which is, a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park that is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. We shall continue our journey to Kibale and the lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. IMG_2209As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art. In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others.

Overnight at

Up-market option: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge / primate lodge kibale / Kibale safari lodge

Moderate option: Kibale Forest Camp

Low Budget option: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse;

Meals Included today: Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Driving time to Bush Lodge  5hrs on mainly surfaced and muram roads)

Day 4:

Chimpanzee tracking, tracking over 12 primates in Kibale National Park and transfer fo Kampala there after,

Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man's closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primates species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L'Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.

Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rain forests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large communities of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.

Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.

There after we shall drive back to Kampala/Entebbe and arrive late in the evening.

(Driving time 6 hrs on mainly surfaced roads)

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