Rwanda and Uganda Chimping, 10 Day Great Apes Safari


– GS 4


Day one: 

Arrive Kigali and transfer to the Kigali Serena Hotel or the Hotel Gorillas for overnight booked on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day Two: 

Breakfast in the morning then transfer on a mid morning tour of Kigali visiting the Genocide Memorial before heading through the Mountains. Proceed to the Mountain Gorilla tracking base for meals and overnight at the Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or the Gorilla Nest Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.


Day Three:     

After breakfast, a briefing will be conducted by the National park personnel before allocating the gorilla groups. Later, with a gorilla guide and trackers, the gorilla safari will start from the edge of the Bamboo forest looking for a fresh trail left by the Mountain gorillas. The gorilla group is soon found by the trackers and an hour will be given for viewing. Return to the Lodge for lunch before an afternoon walk in the nearby local communities. Dinner and overnight at the Gorilla View Lodge or the Gorilla Nest Lodge.


Day Three:

Morning transfer across the border into Uganda transfer through Kisoro and proceed to the Gorilla Safari Lodge or other for dinner and overnight.


Day Four:

Morning breakfast and start the day’s gorilla trek in the dense forest guided by the Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers. After viewing the Mountain Gorillas, transfer to lodge for meals and overnight at the Gorilla Safari Lodge or other in the area.


Day Five:

Morning breakfast then drive to Buhoma arriving in time for lunch at the gorilla resort Bwindi. The afternoon, you take a village walk that includes a visit to the traditional healer, local brewery and ends with a cultural entertainment by the local Batwa Tribesmen. Meals and overnight at the Gorilla Resort Bwindi.


Day Six: 

Morning breakfast and a short walk to the park offices where the gorilla briefing will be conducted by the Tourism Officials. Later, star the gorilla safari of Bwindi following one of the gorilla groups through the rain forest. Along the way, you will also see other gems of the forest which include: birds, bugs and butterflies or the occasional forest duikers. The gorillas are sighted by the trackers and you will be guided to the location using a two way radio system. After the trek, and a bush picnic, transfer back to base for dinner and overnight at the Gorilla Resort.


Day Seven: 

Breakfast in the morning and depart with a picnic lunch through the Ishasha road enroute to the Chambura gorge. Along the way, you may see tree climbing Lions, Elephant, Topi, Uganda Kob and other wildlife. After lunch, the chimpanzee safari sees us trekking deep into the Chambura Gorge searching for a troop of Chimpanzees. The guides usually locate these chimps using vocalizations as well as trailing them from the fruiting trees. IN the evening, transfer to the Katara Lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day Eight. 

Morning transfer through the Queen Elizabeth national park and the Mount Rwenzori bases enroute to Fort portal. Have an early lunch then proceed to the Kibale Forest edge for an afternoon swim at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Lodge.


Day Nine: 

Breakfast at Ndali Lodge and transfer to the forest for the morning chimpanzee safari experience. The guides will split the group as the trekkers start the morning exercise of following the chimpanzees through the forest of Kibale. The chimps safari commences when the first sighting takes place and one is allowed only 1 hour. Later, transfer back to the lodge after a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Lodge.


Day Ten: 

Morning transfer from Ndali to kabale for lunch, later, transfer across the border to the Kigali Serena for overnight booked on a bed and breakfast basis. The hotel will provide the airport transfer the next day for your departure flight.

Safari price per person:      Based on the level of accommodation and group size.

 Price Includes: Airport transfers, private, accommodation, meals, gorilla permits,chimpanzee safari permits, park entrance fees and private 4×4 transportation.