WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!
Journey through the home of almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the extraordinary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Unlike the adrenaline-pumping thrill of predator pursuits on savannah safaris, the fascination of chimp trekking is more personal. Imagine seeing yourself reflected in the expressive face of an animal with which you share 98% of your DNA.
In the heart of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, trek through mist-covered slopes in pursuit of the world’s largest living primates.
Kibale National Forest is referred to as the primate’s capital of the world because of the sheer variety/density of primates and for being the best place to track chimpanzees in East Africa!
Itinerary at a glance
◽️ DAY 0 | Travel
◽️ DAY 1 | Kenya
◽️ DAY 2 | Uganda
◽️ DAY 3-4 | Uganda
Kibale National Park
◽️ DAY 5-7 | Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
◽️ DAY 8 | Travel
Return / Onwards Travel
Visualize your journey!
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YOUR SAFARI STARTS NOW!
📍 Depart USA
Your adventure starts now!
Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.
* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics
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📍 Tamarind Tree, Nairobi
TAMARIND TREE, NAIROBI
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital city. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Located in Nairobi, with easy access to Nairobi's Wilson airport. The perfect arrival spot and arrival overnight accommodation.Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is approx 10 miles away
Tour: Cape Point & Peninsula
Optional activities available dependent on arrival time - please see your safari itinerary for tours booked.
- Visit the Karen Blixen "Out of Africa" Museum
- Next stop - the Giraffe sanctuary
- Visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
Rich in culture and history - gate way to some of the most beautiful stretches of wilderness in the world!
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📍 The Boma
Guest House Overview
Arrival at Entebbe Airport, where you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to the guesthouse (5–10 minutes) Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! On the shores of gorgeous Lake Victoria, Entebbe is an attractive, verdant town that served as the capital city during the early years of the British protectorate. Visit nearby natural attractions like the Botanical Gardens, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Mabamba Swamp Visit, and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
The charming property is situated in tropical gardens on the outskirts of Entebbe, just 5 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. A tastefully restored colonial homestead consisting of comfortable bedrooms Each of them is decorated with African themes and has their own private bathroom. A diners’ bar is set in a landscaped garden with lake views. The main house includes a private dining veranda and a living room for overnight guests.
Arrive, unwind, relax, enjoy lunch or dinner, and get ready for your Gorilla adventure!
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📍 Primate Lodge
KIBALE NATIONAL FOREST
Kibale National Park is covered with tropical rain forest containing big tall trees where the primates inhabit from, plays, feed and build their nests to sleep in.
The park is recorded to inhibits 13 famous primate species that is the interesting endangered chimpanzees, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, L’hoest’s monkeys, Uganda Red Colobus Monkeys, Central African Monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and many more. Of all these amazing primates chimpanzees have the highest population with over 1500 chimpanzee individuals.
The endangered chimpanzees in Kibale National Park offer the most interesting and exciting chimpanzee tracking experience and chimpanzee habituation where you get a chance to see your close related cousins!
Chimpanzee trekking day! Kibale Forest is the capital of primates which consists of the highest population of chimpanzees with over 1500 individuals and note that Uganda hosts a total number of about 5,000 chimpanzees in different natural habitants but the biggest number can be encountered in Kibale.
After breakfast, transfer to the Park offices to meet your Chimpanzee tracking Guide/Ranger. Following a pre-tracking briefing, you drive to the trailhead for the start of an unforgettable adventure – hiking in the footsteps of the large habituated family of chimpanzees, over 120 strong, that has made Kibale the foremost tourism destination in Uganda.
Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will stay with them for one unforgettable hour as they go about their daily life – growling, grooming, barking, feeding, taking care of their young; agilely climbing up trees and dropping off like thuds before disappearing like they were spirits all over and around you Afterwards, you hike back to the trailhead to re-join your Driver/guide and drive back to the lodge for a welcome shower and lunch, and story time galore.
Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is it's location: tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.
All of the 9 spacious and en-suite luxury cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural ‘living in nature’ feel, come complete with 2x Double size Bed or 1x King Size Bed, a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, a reading table and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest.
Arrive at Kasese Airstrip where you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to the lodge. Arrive, unwind, relax, enjoy lunch/ dinner and get ready for your next adventure!
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📍 Mahohany Springs Lodge
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population live in this park.
The Mountain Gorillas are among Uganda’s top tourist attraction. While trekking these great creatures, the experience and excitement you encounter while with them is really worthwhile. Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest can be conducted all year round.
Gorilla trekking is a unique, thrilling and fulfilling experience – it is a journey leading one to appreciate the hidden treasures of Uganda. There are over 36 gorilla groups within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but only eleven can be visited for gorilla tracking since others are still undergoing habituation process. Visiting one or more habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is worth as each of them tells different stories which afterwards rewards visitors with unforgettable experiences of a life time. The habituated gorillas are now used to humans but they are wild. So anything unexpected can happen-follow the guides rules you will get no harm normally you do not eat or drink when you’re with the gorillas. You should keep a distance of 7m from the gorillas, although of course the gorillas themselves are unaware of this and will often get very close, in which case you should try to move away.
Meet the gorillas eye to eye in the wild and spend a full hour watching, photographing and learning about these great apes that are only found in Uganda!
Set on the banks of the pristine Munyanga River and facing the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! A huge terrace wraps around the main building, from where guests can enjoy views of the forest and relax to the sound of the river flowing gently by. Sink into a chair in front of the fireplace in the living room with a book, or enjoy a drink from the bar before sitting down to dinner in the restaurant or out on the terrace.
Most of the produce used is grown on-site to ensure everything is as fresh as it is delicious.
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Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.
Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!
USD $ to be updated / pps*
*pps=per person sharing
Minimum of 2 pax traveling
* Always check the document date and refer to the latest version
- Experience of a lifetime
- Road transfers
- Tours & Activities
- Meals & Drinks
- Tour Guide (where applicable)
- Airport & airstrip transfers
- Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
- Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights
* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary
- Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more
- Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
- Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
- Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country
- Download the Safari Contract
- Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
- Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari
- Download the Guest Information sheet
- Fill out for each person going on the safari and email back