Kisoro, Uganda

5-Days: Gorillas and Chimps

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The best highlights for this trip is the encounter with the great apes in their forest home. Upon transferring from Kampala to Kibale, the experience will start with a chimpanzee walk early morning where you are also likely to see other primates especially monkeys and other species of birds. In the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi swamp, which is sanctuary for many endemic bird species. You will also see for yourself how the local community has contributed to the conservation of the wetland.

The gorilla trekking tour will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in south western Uganda, a UNESCO world heritage site and an important birding area. The gorilla trek will start early in the morning with a short briefing from park guides on how to conduct yourself as you encounter the "endangered species." The trek in the jungles of Bwindi can take between 5 and 9 hours depending on the areas where you find the gorillas.

The itinerary:
-Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park. You will leave Kampala in the early morning and travel west wards to Kibale. Overnight at Kibale Forest Lodge
-Day 2: Chimpanzee trek in Kibale. The chimp walk will start early in the morning and in the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi swamp for bird watching and other biodiversity identification.
-Day 3: Transfer to Kisoro. You will drive from Kibale to Kisoro in the morning via Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take between 7 and 9 hours. Overnight at Golden Monkey Guest House in Kisoro.
-Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park. You will take early morning breakfast and at 6am you leave for Nkuringo or Rushaga in the southern sector Bwindi for gorilla trekking adventure.
-Day 5: Transfer to Kampala. The trip will end with 8-9hr ride to Kampala. You will have a stop ever at the Equator crossing where you be leaving the southern hemisphere and entering the northern hemisphere.

Included in the price quote:
-Gorilla trekking fee
-Transport in a 4WD
-English speaking driver/guide
-Accommodation in standard Twin/double rooms/single room
-Meals on the safari Itinerary
-Entrance fees for Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi park.
-All activities described in the itinerary, including chimp trek

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A vivid Ugandan traveler, the founder and CEO of Bamboo Ecotours - one of the fastest growing safari companies in Uganda. I have rich experience in planning trips to Uganda, Rwanda & DRC. My passion for travel started at a tender age. I grew up meeting travelers from all walks of life visiting my home district of Kisoro to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks. Kisoro is also well known for the best hiking hotspot in the virunga volcano ranges. My travel experiences to different countries in Europe, Latin America and North America has enriched my world view; which helps me to meet various clients needs. I have planned trips for clients from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Andora, Sweden, United States and other countries. I am well known for designing gorilla trekking tours, chimp treks, volcano hiking, wildlife safaris, canoeing adventures and community experiences. Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? then get in touch! Full profile Leave a Review