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4 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla and Chimpanzee - 4 Days

4 Days Uganda Safari, Gorilla and Chimpanzee

Safari Overview

The 4 days Uganda Safari with Insight safari holidayswill take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to the rare gentle giants (Gorillas) and to Kibale Forest National Park a home to the Chimpanzees and other 10 primates. By the end of the 4 days Uganda safari you would have gotten yourself an awesomely a great, adventurous and an unforgettable experience after Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking in these two primate National Parks.

Activities include;

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking

Day 1
Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Depart from Kampala after your early morning breakfast as you head to Bwindi found in South Western Uganda a home to the rare mountain Gorillas. Along the way you will have spectacular views from the landscape which starts from the flat lands to the rolling steep hills, its really a breathtaking journey. Have lunch en-route in Mbarara and later proceed to Bwindi arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at your preferred lodge, whatever lodge you choose will give you the feel and view of the park together with the amazing sounds of water flowing and birds in the thick forest. Enjoy your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany Springs(Super luxury), Buhoma lodge/Rushaga Gorilla safari lodge(Luxury), Silverback lodge/Lake Mutanda Lodge/Gorilla Safari lodge(Mid-range), Buhoma Community Camp/Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Valley Lodge(Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 2
Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi Forest

On this day, be early to raise and have your breakfast early enough and pack your lunch, after which you will be taken to the park headquarters by your driver guide. You will have a briefing from the Park rangers at 8:00am concerning the rules in the park, what to do and not to do when you meet up with the gorillas. Tracking Gorillas takes between 2 and 8 hours. Thereafter, you will start off with tracking ensure you carried enough drinking water, strong shoes, a jacket and a walking stick. When you meet up the gorillas its your dream come true as it will be a great time watching the playful juveniles, the silverbacks and also other gentle giants feed the young ones. Take as much photos as you want with your camera flash off. Later head back to your lodge and rest.

In the evening you could choose to still stay and relax at the lodge or take an evening walk through the Batwa community, this will give you chance to interact with these people, learn how they live and also watch them perform their traditional dances and songs. Return back t the lodge, have dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany Springs(Super luxury), Buhoma lodge/Rushaga Gorilla safari lodge(Luxury), Silverback lodge/Lake Mutanda Lodge/Gorilla Safari lodge(Mid-range), Buhoma Community Camp/Travellers Rest Hotel/Gorilla Valley Lodge(Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3
Kibale Forest National Park

Start your day with a tasty breakfast and check-out from the lodge and start off your journey to Kibale National Park. A lot will be enjoyed on this thrilling journey including the scenery in Kabale. You will have a stop to take photo if there is need as you continue to Kibale arriving late evening. Proceed and check in at the lodge, have dinner before you sleep you could opt for an evening forest walk where you will be able to see some bush babies (this is based on the accommodation facility you are using). Thereafter return to the lodge and rest since you will be having a long interesting tomorrow.

Luxury Accommodation: Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Mountains of the Moon

Kyaninga Lodge(Super luxury), Ndali lodge/Primate lodge/Kibale Forest lodge(Luxury), Mountains of the moon/Chimpanzee Guest House(Mid-range), Kibale Forest Camp/ Rwenzori View Guest House

Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 4
Chimpanzee Tracking - Kibale Forest

After your early morning breakfast, proceed to the park for Chimpanzee tracking, it is an amazing experience. You will also have an opportunity to see beautiful birds and other primates such as the White and Black colobus monkeys, Baboons, LHoests monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys among others. On meeting the chimpanzees, it will be amazing as you will watch them jump on different branches, watch them feed and play, you will also see nests in which they rest/sleep. Take enough photos but with your camera flash off. Later return back for lunch at the lodge, check out and get back on the road to Kampala to your hotel or Entebbe that is if your flight is on that very day.

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Each Gorilla Permit goes for USD600 per person and each Chimpanzee permit is at USD150 Per person and early booking is advisable

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transport(4WD Vehicle)
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits
  • Accomodation(Full Board)
  • English Speaking Driver / Guide
  • Drinking bottled Water during safari
  • All included tour activities in the above itinerary

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as drinks / beverages, tips and laundry services
  • International Flights and Visas
  • Kampala accomodation fees(the night after and the eve of the safari)
  • Other extra activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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