5 days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Visit | Bwindi Gorilla Tour
Take on this 5 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Visit & Bwindi Gorilla Tour, the ultimate safari in Uganda. Have the opportunity for a Chimpanzee viewing at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary for the afternoon feeding of the Chimpanzees from the visitors platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence, hear an informative talk by sanctuary staff. For the next day’s ready for a gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is now the most popular safari activity that you should never miss on your visit to Bwindi Forest National Park. Stay at your safari lodge choice for extra comfort and memories of your Chimpanzee experience at Ngamba Island and on your visit to the Gorilla Park in Bwindi Forest.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you Protea Hotel Entebbe (High end) or Lake Heights Entebbe (Mid range) or Entebbe Airport Guest House (Budget end) for an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Dinner
Day 2: Half day Visit Ngamba Chimpanzee Island – Kampala
Today after your morning breakfast ready for transfer to Entebbe mainland to aboard a speed boat to Ngamba Island. The Island is a chimpanzee sanctuary managed by the Jane Goodall Institute. You will view an afternoon feeding of the chimpanzees from the visitors platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence, hear an informative talk by sanctuary staff, orphaned and injured chimps are taken care of from this place and look after them, most especially those that are infants and cannot take care of themselves. A round tour of the Island is a must with lunch at the Sanctuary. Thereafter return by speed boat to the mainland and be transferred to Kampala. Overnight and meals at Serena Kampala Hotel (High end) or Cassia Lodge (Mid range) or Forest Cottages Kampala (Budget end) for an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch Dinner.
Day 3: Kampala – Bwindi (Travel Time +8hrs)
Our guide/driver picks you at 7:00 am from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma community Bandas/Wagtail Eco Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Bwindi – Kampala (Travel Time +8hrs)
After your morning breakfast, drive back to Kampala using Kasese-Fort Portal road via Queen Elizabeth National Park for enroute game viewing if you lucky you may spot the Elephants, Antelopes and the Warthogs. A stop over at the Equator line in Kasese with lunch enroute. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal and later be transferred back to Kampala or Entebbe Meal Plan B-L End of Service.
Note: You can choose to Fly from Bwindi within 2 hrs at additional fee of US$ 270.00 per person.
The 5 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Visit package includes;
- Airport Transfers
- Ngamba Island Visit
- Transportation by 4 WD safari van, Fuel expenses
- Accommodation while on safari
- The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
- 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner,
- Park entrance fees
- One gorilla permit per person
- Community visit
- Ranger fees
- Lots of fun in the African Sun
- Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
- AMREF Emergency Evacuation Insurance cover
Excluded in the 5 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Visit are;
Local and international flights, Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.