• Buffel in het water
  • Leeuw in boom
Day 1: To Kibale Forest N.P
Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. 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: ± 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: Chimp walk
At 8.00am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk - 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).

• 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 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest N.P
After breakfast, you will depart Kibale Forest N.P for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will pass via Queen Elizabeth towards the south, passing the southern sector of the National Park. This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. Along the way you will stop for some animals and also stop at Savannah Resort in Kihihi for Lunch. We will continue the journey through Rukugiri District passing villages, cultivated farms, hills before you reach Bwindi later in the evening. Check in at the accommodation, dinner and overnight at your booked Lodge/hotel.

Budget Accommodation: - Gorilla Valley Lodge or Traveller’s Rest Hotel
Luxury Accommodation:- Mahagony Springs or Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge
Day 4 - The day of gorilla tracking!
The day of gorilla tracking!

You will travel by car to the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. 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.

It is always best to hear from other visitors, and this is Stella and Trudy's story:
"At a distance of about fifteen feet a mountain gorilla with her baby appears. She comes out of the bushes, looks at me and lies down. My presence does not seem to bother her. She just wants to rest, whether I am there or not. I can almost touch her. My heart dances with joy. I am in a good position to take pictures, so I let my camera do its work. It is the thrill of a lifetime. I cannot but agree with the American zoologist George Schaller, the first to study gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, who once said: ‘No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged."

Budget Accommodation: - Gorilla Valley Lodge or Traveller’s Rest Hotel
Luxury Accommodation:- Mahagony Springs or Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge
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 an onwards flight.

• Driving time: ± 9 hours


Inquiry, information or bookings

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Gorilla Permit Guarantee
We sell our tours with gorilla permits. If no permits are available for a tour, cancelling is free of charge and any money paid in advance will be refunded.

Included in the price for this trip
* Guides
* Vehicle
* Fuel
* English speaking driver
* Park entrance
* Accommodation 
* Breakfast
* Bottled water
* Chimp walk
* Swamp walk
* Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price for this trip
* Drinks
* Tips
* Porters
* Laundry services
* Gorilla permit  (we organise it for you)
* All activities in Kisoro
* Food (around USD $30 per person per day)
* Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
* Any other personal interests
* The first and last night in Uganda

Note:
All meals are included on Luxury trips

Permits
In Rwanda: USD $750
In Mgahinga: USD$600
In Buhoma Bwindi: USD $600
In South Bwindi: USD $600
In Congo: Currently not possible

Transport
4WD Toyota Land Cruiser (1-4 pers.)
4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Extended (4-8 pers.)
4WD Toyota Hiace (4-8 pers.)
4WD Tourist Truck (7-12 pers.)

These are our own cars and drivers.
The cars are well maintained and our drivers are experienced and English speaking Ugandans. If necessary we can also hire other cars.

Prices Gorillas Special

STANDARD
Type Start date Price p.p.
1 pers any date USD $ 2100
2 pers any date USD $ 1225
3 pers any date USD $ 965
4 pers any date USD $ 835
5 pers any date USD $ 760
6 pers any date USD $ 705
7 pers any date USD $ 680
 
Single Supplement adds
USD $100

LUXURY
Type Start date Price p.p.
2 pers any date USD $ 1980
3 pers any date USD $ 1755
4 pers any date USD $ 1640
 

Single Supplement adds
USD $274

Additional Services

On arrival in Uganda
* Airport transfer to a hotel of your choice in Kampala (USD $50) OR * 1st night in our guesthouse (USD $70 double room; USD $60 single room and USD $90 triple room - includes breakfast and airport transfer)

At departure
* Airport transfer from a hotel of your choice in Kampala (USD $50) OR * Last night in our guesthouse (USD $70 double room; USD $60 single room and USD $90 triple room - includes breakfast and airport transfer)

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