Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Itinerary
Those who wish to spend more time with the world’s greatest primates, mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, should take advantage of our 5 Days Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Itinerary. This Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Itinerary takes you to the Rushaga district in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to get a feel for gorillas before moving on to Kibale National Park to get a feel for chimpanzees. You can spend four hours with mountain gorillas instead of one during a gorilla walk since Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the only park in the world that offers gorilla habituation experiences. You will travel from Bwindi National Park to Kibale National Park to participate in a daylong chimpanzee habituation experience. While in Uganda, take in and contrast these two experiences.
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – Kibale, Uganda
- Safari starts with pick up in Kampala/Entebbe
- Activities include gorilla trekking and game drive.
- Getting around: Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle (Luxury: V8, Midrange: Land Cruise, Budget: Van/SUV)
- Accommodation: before and after a trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost + Transport just in case.
What you need to know
- Accommodation & meals are provided as included
- Tour can be customized
- Solo travelers can join this tour
- Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
- Tour can start any time of the year
- The minimum age for Gorilla/chimpanzee Habituation is 15 years
Highlights: Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
- Day 1: Our five-day safari for chimpanzee and gorilla acclimatization begins in Entebbe and ends in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Day 2: During your gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, spend 4 hours with gorillas.
- Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight.
- Day 4: Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest National Park
- Day 5: Drive back to Entebbe International Airport marking the end of your chimpanzee and gorilla habituation safari.
Detailed Itinerary: Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
We’ll pick you up at the hotel or the airport.
For an additional fee, lodging can be booked prior to the tour’s departure.
Day 1: Start your Chimpanzee And Gorilla Habituation Tour
Gorilla Habituation Experience In Bwindi Forest National Park
Your 5-day chimpanzee and gorilla habituation safari will begin when your driver-guide from Kabira Safaris picks you up. Our safaris often begin very early in the morning with picture pauses at the Equator crossing and a lunch break in the town of Mbarara. The southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is where gorilla habituation experiences are now being conducted, therefore you will travel there next. The route to Kisoro or the southern region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is particularly attractive as you get to view the Kigezi rolling hills and valleys. For dinner and an overnight stay, you will arrive late in the day.
Drive time: 9-10 hours
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will get up early and travel to the park headquarters to meet with other guests for a training on what to do and what not to do while interacting with mountain gorillas during your habituation experience. You will begin your trip into the forest under the guidance of researchers and guides after the briefing. Once you have located the gorillas, you will spend four hours with them before returning to the lodge for the night. During your hike, you might come across various birds, other creatures, and primates in the jungle. You will get the chance to see and listen to researchers as they work to accustom gorillas, and if at all feasible, you will be asked to contribute by gathering samples, identifying group members, placing calls, and doing a variety of other things.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Drive To Kibale Forest National Park
On the third day of your five-day safari, you’ll travel from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kibale Forest National Park. Since lunch will be served along the way, you will arrive in the late afternoon for dinner and to spend the night.
Drive time: Approximately 6-7 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee Habituation Trekking – Kibale Forest National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to Kibale National Park for a training on what to do and what not to do when interacting with a group or party of chimpanzees. You will begin your trip into the jungle after the briefing with the possibility of spotting any of the other 11 primates there. During your day-long chimp habituation adventure, you will be accompanied by guides and researchers throughout the forest. after dinner, head back to the lodge to spend the night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: End of Chimpanzee And Gorilla Habituation Safari
Your chimpanzee and gorilla habituation safari in Uganda comes to a conclusion after breakfast, and your trip to Kampala or Entebbe will take between 5 and 6 hours, depending on the specifics of your departure aircraft.
End of the 5 Days Gorilla And Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)