5 Days Gorillas & Chimps
Guesthouse in Entebbe
It is possible to stay the night before the trip in our Guesthouse in Entebbe and also on the day coming back from the trip.
The price is $70 for a double room and $60 for a single room. In this price the breakfast is included and transport to or from the airport.
In our beautiful tropical garden you will enjoy a delicious meal and drink. See over 50 bird species and dream away with the noises of the African evening.
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 sounds of the tropical rainforest.
Driving time: ± 6,5 hours
Day 1 and 2
Budget Tour: Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
Comfortable Tour: Kibale Forest Camp
At 08.00 am 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).
Day 3 and 4
Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
Comfortable Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge/Travellers Rest Hotel
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.”
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
If you need an extra night on this last day, we can book you in our Airport Guesthouse for just $70 a double / $60 a single (including BB and airport transfer)