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4 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Ngamba Chimps

This 4 Days Uganda Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. This trip starts with an excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a place run by the Jane Goodall Institute, home to orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Then continue to track gorillas in the primeval forest of Bwindi. Bwindi has 10 habituated families and the gorillas there live in thicker tropical forests.

Activities on this Tour

  • Chimpanzee Viewing at the Ngamba Islands
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Trip Highlights
3 Days gorilla tour & Ngamba island chimps map
Day 01: Transfer to Ngamba Island for chimp viewing

Day 02: Transfer to Bwindi Forest national park

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Forest to Kampala

Day 01: Transfer to Ngamba Island for chimp viewing
You will be picked from your hotel in Entebbe after your breakfast by our company guide and taken to Wildlife Education center for a boat cruise to Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary; home to the orphaned chimpanzees.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Arrive in time to catch up with their lunch hour as they respond to the call of the bell and gather near the fence to be fed on fruits. You will also take a walk to the laboratories as well as the theaters where the sick chimps are treated. After your lunch, return to the main land for an overnight stay at Sheraton Hotel Kampala/ la Petite Village/ Nexus Resort – Meal plan: Dinner & Breakfast.

Day 02: Transfer to Bwindi Forest national park
Depart from Kampala at 7:00am for Bwindi NP in South- western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs and souvenir shopping at the crafts market. The journey allows en route views of the long horned Ankole cattle in Kiruhura and Mbarara as well as the fascinating scenery of Kabale with rolling hills adorned with terraces. The drive from Kampala to Bwindi normally takes about 8 – 9 hours. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening for an overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp / Lake Mutanda Chameleon Lodge: Meal Plan – Full Board (FB)

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
This day is dedicated for gorilla trekking into the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is divided into 3 sectors; the Ruhija, Buhoma and Nkuringo. Depending on availability of the permits, you will track gorillas in any of these sectors. Early in the morning, you will report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. Proceed thence to track the gorillas in this mist covered dense forest which is one of the oldest tropical forests to have survived through the last ice age. Once you get sight of them, you have an hour to look at them,admire and observe their behavior while taking photos. Overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp / Lake Mutanda Chameleon Lodge: Meal Plan – Full Board (FB)

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Forest to Kampala
Take your morning breakfast and depart to Kampala with an en route lunch in Mbarara. Proceed after lunch to arrive in Kampala in the evening for a transfer to Entebbe to catch up with your home flight.END OF THE GORILLA TREK

Included in this tour package;

  • Gorilla Permit.
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

GORILLA TRACKING IN UGANDA

Famous for mountain Gorilla Tours, Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, boasts of having more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. In Uganda gorillas are seen in Bwindi and Mgahinga. Bwindi has six habituated families with 48 permits now available. The gorillas there live in thicker tropical forest and tracking is more challenging as the hillsides are steeper and it can take 3-10 hours. Three of the Mountain Gorillas Families (Mubare, Habinyanja, and Rushegura) are accessed from Buhoma in the north, staying at Bwindi Lodge. On a Gorilla Tour, you can also go for nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids. Nkuringo another gorilla family in Southern Bwindi, is accessed from Kisoro. Access to the Nkuringo group is on a very steep trail. Mgahinga, in Uganda, is the best place to appreciate the unique Virunga volcanoes. You can also climb a volcano or go for a nature walk, visit the endangered golden monkey or go birding in the unique Virunga volcanoes. On a Gorilla Tour through the country, variety of wildlife can be seen. Today Uganda ranks among Africa’s top adventure destinations given the exciting gorilla trekking safaris. birding tours, mountaineering safari, primates tour, cultural tous, white water rafting, bungee jumping, to mention but a few. Enjoy a Uganda safari of your life time by booking with us. You will not regret.

 

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