Gorilla Tours

5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Tracking in Uganda

Day 1: Drive To Kibale Forest National Park

You will be  pick you up by our company representative  from the airport or hotel of your choice in the morning and leave for Kibale Forest. In the  late afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical Rain forest. Sometimes we stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake. The lake is famous for the frogs: at night they always give a beautiful concert.

Driving time: is 6,5 hours

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest)

Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking

After morning breakfast  8.00am we will start with 4 hours chimp tracking  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).

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Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda’s) – Both outside the forest)

Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 3: To Travellers Rest Kisoro

Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro. We will cross Kazinga Channel, traveling through Queen Elizabeth Park, and reach Kabale in time for lunch. From Kabale we will continue through a beautiful landscape also defined as the “Switzerland of Africa”: mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rain forest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where we will stay at the famous Travelers Rest Hotel.

In the sixties the famous American gorilla-woman Dian Fossey visited the Travellers Rest Hotel many, many times to do paperwork, relax or meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: “It was my second home”. Travellers Rest Hotel is just outside Kisoro and offers a cozy stay for the tourists coming to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance.

Driving time: 8 hours

Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro

Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park

The day of gorilla tracking!You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (1hr). 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.

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Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro

Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)

Day 5: To Kampala

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 flight.

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