Kibale Tours

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

A thrilling and remarkable safari, this 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience gives you the chance to spend 4 hours with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees that are in the habituation process. The Uganda Primates safari will take you to Kibale National Park, popularly known as the primate capital because it is home to more than 13 primate species, and then to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is the only national park in Africa that offers gorilla habituation experiences. You can take part in an amazing chimpanzee habituation adventure when visiting Kibale National Park.

Highlights of the 5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park

Day 4: Chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 5: Bigodi swamp walk and departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of the 5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience

Arrival and transport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Depending on your arrival time on the first day of the five-day tour, our driver-guide will greet you and give you a briefing on the safari before beginning the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Because it is home to half of the world’s mountain gorilla population and is the only gorilla destination that provides gorilla habituation experiences, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Uganda’s most popular national parks. The trip to Rushaga region in the southern section of the park takes the entire day, and you’ll stop at the Igongo Culture Center for lunch en route. Following lunch, you will continue on your tour, which will offer fantastic views of the lovely surroundings, residences, happy residents, Kigezi hills, terraced farmlands, and more. When you get there, you’ll check in at the lodge, eat dinner, and stay the night.

Day 2: Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla habituation experience: On the second day of the five-day Uganda chimpanzee and gorilla habituation experience, after an early breakfast, you will carry a packed lunch from the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing on the guidelines and expectations for habituated gorillas. Only the Rushaga sector, in the southernmost region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is available for gorilla habituation experiences. A group of four persons is permitted to visit one gorilla family each day. Following the briefing, you will begin jungle walking alongside park rangers, academics, and gorilla physicians, among others.

Trekking will allow you to see additional primates like l’hoest monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, bush pigs, forest elephants, and buffaloes, as well as a variety of plants and beautiful bird species like the odd weaver, Rwenzori batis, Chapin’s flycatcher, and handsome francolin. Once the habituated gorillas have been identified, you will be given the opportunity to spend four hours with them in their natural environment. During this time, you can name each gorilla, see them feeding and playing, take pictures and video, and learn more about their habits and behaviors. You will hike back to the park’s administrative center after your spellbinding encounter with the mountain gorillas, where you will meet your driver guide for the transport back to the resort for supper and the night.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park

On the third day of your five-day habituation trip with gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, you will check out of the lodge and meet your driver guide to make the transfer to Kibale National Park. You will drive through the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park on your route there, where you can see lions that can scale trees. During the game drive, you may see the tree climbing lions lying up in the branches of acacia and fig trees. It is thought that they climb trees for a variety of reasons, including escaping the heat of the ground, getting a clear view of the antelopes, and avoiding insects that may bite them, among others. You will eat lunch following your game drive in the Ishasha sector, and then continue your journey via Fort Portal, which will provide you with breathtaking views of the Rwenzori Mountains, crater lakes, tea plantations, and more. When you get to the park, you’ll check in at the lodge, eat dinner, and stay the night.

Day 4: Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale national park

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
Kibale Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

On the fourth day of the five-day Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee habituation trip, following a leisurely breakfast, you will bring a packed lunch and meet your driver guide to travel to the park headquarters for a briefing on the norms and regulations of chimpanzee habituation. Maximum 4 persons are permitted per chimpanzee family during the chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale National Park tours, so following the briefing, you will begin trekking in the bush with a group of researchers and park rangers.

When the habituated chimpanzees are located, you are given the opportunity to spend 4 hours with them in their natural environment. During this time, you can observe them eating, nursing, copulating, patrolling, hunting, resting, and constructing new nests. You can also learn about their way of life and observe their behaviors while taking pictures and video to remember the experience. You will walk back to the park headquarters after your thrilling encounter with the chimpanzees, where you will meet your driver and transfer back to the lodge for the evening’s leisure, dinner, and overnight.

Day 5: Bigodi swamp walk and departure to Kampala

Bigodi Swamp Walk: On the final day of the five-day habituation experience with gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda, your driver guide will pick you up to embark on a nature walk in Bigodi Swamp. Various bird species, including the great blue turaco and papyrus gonolek, primates, including the black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, and red-tailed monkey, as well as plant and tree species, butterflies, a cool breeze, fresh air, and the sweet sounds of birds, among others, can all be seen during the swamp walk. You will meet your driving guide after the Bigodi Swamp Walk, and you will then be driven back to your accommodation for an early lunch.

After lunch, you will check out of the hotel and meet your driver guide for the trip to Kampala. Departure to Kampala. You will stop along the trip at the equator to take pictures and buy trinkets before continuing on to Kampala. As soon as you arrive, your driver-guide will drop you off at the Entebbe airport or another convenient location.

End of 5 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience

Tour includes

permission for acclimating gorillas

Allowance for chimpanzee habituation

Bigodi swamp nature walk

English-speaking driver’s manual

a full-board establishment

entry fee for the park

Both pickup and delivery

automobile and fuel

canned water

Tour excludes

Tickets for flights Visas

optional pursuits not included in the schedule

Personal expenses include, among others, the purchase of drinks, crafts, souvenirs, laundry services, porter services, and tips.

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