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    $2976 p/p in USD
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Saso Uganda Safaris

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Explore the lush jungle of Kibale Forest National Park, ‘the primate capital of the world’, to trek the wild but habituated chimpanzees and then to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of more than half the population of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, to trek the gentle apes that share more than 90% of their genes with humans Other highlights will be a nature walk in the Bigodi Swamp to see other primates, colorful birds, rare plants and insects; and to view the picturesque lakes and landscapes in the crater lakes region around the national park.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Primate Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Kibale National Park, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Blue Monkey, Bush Buck
  • Activities:
    Game Viewing, Trekking, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kampala, end in Kigali
  • Minimum age:


  • The unforgettable experience of trekking Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitats and observing them closely as they go about their daily routines
  • Discovering Africa’s other primates and wildlife, colorful birds, rare plants and beautiful insects
  • Enjoying scenic views of the awesome volcanic landscapes and picturesque crater lakes
  • Meeting the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles
  • Standing in two hemispheres at the same time at the Equator line

Requirements for this Safari

  • Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
  • Chimpanzee (USD150) and gorilla trekking permits  – you can apply and secure these on line but experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee (USD600)
  • Travelers must be at least 15 years old on the day of the trekking
  • Good physical fitness, health and mental condition

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,976 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation & meals
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • Chimpanzee & gorilla trekking permits
  • Community visit fees
  • Guided nature walks
  • Return airport transfers

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Other drinks apart from bottled water
  • Tips to local guides
  • Porter fees while trekking gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Laundry


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Saso Uganda Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Saso Uganda Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be met by our trusted safari guide who will brief you on the tour before the drive to Kibale National National Park, which takes about 4-5 hours. Have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale. In the afternoon we visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a nearby forest swamp maintained by the local community, which is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. Expect to see some of the 12 primates such as blue monkeys and baboons as well as otters, mongoose, bushbucks, bush pigs and others. This is also a paradise for bird watching enthusiasts with species such as the commonly sighted great blur turaco. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.

Midrange Accommodation: Primate Lodge / Crater Safari Lodge / Kibale Forest Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

After breakfast, report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre (Park Headquarters) at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules for tracking the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. The trek takes 2-3 hours and will provide you with the opportunity to see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds. You will return to the lodge for lunch and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

Midrange: Lake Mutanda Resort / Silverback Lodge / Engaji Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Gorilla Mist
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Today enjoy the memorable experience of gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it can be anything from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

Midrange: Lake Mutanda Resort / Silverback Lodge / Engaji Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Gorilla Mist
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

You will have breakfast then drive to Kigali arriving in time for a transfer to the airport for your departure flight or for dinner and overnight at the hotel of your booking.

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