5 Days Gorillas and Chimp safari from Kigali
This 5 day tour starts in Kigali and takes for an adventure to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park where you will track the endangered mountain gorillas in what is termed a once in a life time experience. The second part of your journey takes you to Kibale forest national park where you will enjoy Chimpanzee trekking and a visit to the Bigodi wetlands. You will be dropped off either in Kampala or Kigali based on your preference.
Day 1: Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Our tour guide will pick you from the airport or your hotel in Kigali and cross you over to Uganda through Katuna Immigration boarder point to the northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park. This scenic drive will take approximately 3 hours at a speed of 60KM/hr. Overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge (luxury) / Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range) / Bakiga Lodge (budget)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Walk.
Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return.
In the evening, you may go for cultural walk in the nearby Batwa (Pygmies) community, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid range)/Bakiga lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to kibale forest national park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer from Bwindi to Kibale forest national park. You will arrive in Fort portal where you will have lunch then proceed to your lodge where you will check-in for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland tour
After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.
After lunch you will have a nature walk at the Bigodi wetlands. Dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 5: Departure – Transfer back to Kigali or Kampala
Take your breakfast at leisure at your hotel and later be ready to drive back to Rwanda. Your guide will drop you at your hotel or at the airport for your scheduled flight back home.