The Noble, The Powerful, The Gentle
It is hard to describe the rush of emotions when you see your first mountain gorilla face to face. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects just over 300 (half of the current population) of these magnificent animals who live in family groups amongst the lush backdrop of emerald green rainforest.
A good level of fitness is required to visit the gorillas. Your trek may be short, or long as you make your way through dense rainforest accompanied by expert guides and trackers to locate the family group allotted to your permits.
Success rates in locating the gorillas is over 95% and you will have up to 1 hour to observe them before returning to base. For those wanting to include a second trek this can be requested when you book your tour (all permits must be pre-booked and paid).
This small-group tour includes your domestic flights to avoid long travelling days. Beyond the Gorillas and Chimp Trekking in Chamburu (Kyambura Gorge) you will have ample opportunity to see some of the local culture and beautiful forests. You will enjoy multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its amazing selection of wildlife, including the tree-climbing lions.
For those wishing to spend more time chimp trekking with the inclusion of Kibale, please see our 10day option.
Tour Name: Gorillas, Chimps & Game
Duration: 8 Days
Touring Style: Small Group
Grade: Accommodated - Comfort
Local Payment? None
Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
Ends: Entebbe, Uganda
Includes: Entrance Fees, Accommodation & Meals as per itinerary, Transport, Professional Guides
High Season 2020 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec)
From NZ$7,277 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$1,311
Low Season 2019 (Apr, May, Nov)
From NZ6,455 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$989
Jan-Jun 2020: USD600 pp for the first trek, USD670 pp for an optional second trek (includes trek transfer & facilitation fee).
Jul-Dec 2020: USD700pp for the first trek, USD770 for the second trek
Kyambura Gorge chimpanzee permits USD50 each.
ALL Permits must be prepaid at the time of booking.
Important: The minimum age for this small group safari is 16 years.
Departure Dates 2020 - Guaranteed Min 2 people - Max 6 people
Fri 03 Jan – Wed 08 Jan
Fri 24 Jan – Wed 29 Jan
Thu 13 Feb – Tue 18 Feb
Sat 22 Feb – Thu 27 Feb
Sat 07 Mar – Thu 12 Mar
Thu 19 Mar – Tue 24 Mar
Fri 10 Apr – Wed 05 Apr (EASTER) LOW SEASON RATE
Fri 24 Apr – Wed 29 Apr LOW SEASON RATE
Mon 18 May – Sat 23 May LOW SEASON RATE
Thu 04 Jun – Tue 09 Jun
Fri 12 Jun – Wed 17 Jun
Thu 18 Jun – Tue 23 Jun
Wed 15 July – Mon 20 Jul
Thu 23 July – Tue 27 Jul
Fri 07 Aug – Wed 12 Aug
Fri 21 Aug – Wed 26 Aug
Fri 18 Sep – Wed 23 Sep
Thu 24 Sep – Tue 29 Sep
Fri 16 Oct – Wed 21 Oct
Wed 11 Nov – Mon 16 Nov LOW SEASON RATE
Thu 24 Dec – Tue 29 Dec Xmas supplement may apply