5-Day Gorilla Odyssey: Habituation Experience and Chimp Trekking Safari

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Fully Guided
  • All Seasons
  • Hotels, Lodges, Guest Houses
  • Moderate
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Instant Booking
  • Private & Group


Embark on a captivating 5-Day Gorilla Odyssey with Likana Safaris, immersing yourself in the enchanting wilderness of Uganda. Delve into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Park for unparalleled encounters with gorillas and chimpanzees. Experience the thrill of habituation experiences, chimp trekking adventures, and immersive cultural encounters amidst the rich biodiversity of Uganda’s forests. Indulge in luxurious accommodations, delectable meals, and expert guidance throughout your journey, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of Africa.

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Trip Highlights

  • Encounter a gorilla family undergoing habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Trek through Kibale Forest National Park for a thrilling chimpanzee encounter
  • Explore the rich biodiversity of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Enjoy cultural encounters with local communities
  • Experience the untamed beauty of Uganda's wilderness
  • Indulge in luxurious accommodations and delectable meals
  • Expert guidance and seamless transfers throughout the journey


Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our  representatives extend a warm welcome, guiding you to accommodations nestled near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. After settling in, relish a delectable lunch at the lodge, savoring the anticipation of the adventures ahead. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and acclimate to the surroundings, followed by dinner and an overnight stay.

Lunch, Dinner

Awaken to the promise of adventure with an early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters for a briefing on the gorilla habituation experience. Spend up to four enchanting hours with a gorilla family undergoing habituation, immersing yourself in their world amidst the lush forest canopy. A packed lunch amidst nature enhances this extraordinary encounter. In the afternoon, return to your accommodations for dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, journey to Kibale Forest National Park for an exhilarating chimp trekking adventure. Delve into the forest’s depths alongside expert guides, tracking and observing these charismatic primates in their natural habitat. A packed lunch amidst the park’s verdant beauty precedes an exploration of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, offering sightings of diverse bird species and other wildlife. Return to your accommodations for dinner and an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dive into the unparalleled biodiversity of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, selecting from a range of activities such as birdwatching, forest walks, or cultural encounters with local communities. Enjoy lunch at the lodge or opt for a packed meal to fuel extended explorations. As the day draws to a close, return to your accommodations for dinner and another night amidst Uganda’s wilderness wonders.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 :

Savor a final breakfast at the lodge, bidding farewell to the untamed beauty of Uganda’s wilderness. Our  representatives ensure a seamless transfer back to Entebbe International Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable gorilla odyssey and chimpanzee trekking safari.




  • Accommodation: Lodges, guesthouses, (depending on package)
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit
  • Chimp Trekking Permit
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary


What is the gorilla habituation experience?

The gorilla habituation experience allows visitors to spend up to one hour with a gorilla family undergoing habituation, providing a unique opportunity to observe and learn about these magnificent creatures.

What should I pack for the gorilla habituation experience?

It is advisable to pack comfortable clothing suitable for trekking, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a jacket, light clothing, and a camera for capturing the experience.

Are there age restrictions for the gorilla habituation experience?

Yes, participants must be at least 15 years old to participate in the gorilla habituation experience.

What is included in the chimpanzee trekking experience?

The chimpanzee trekking experience includes a guided trek through Kibale Forest National Park to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

What is the accommodation like during the trip?

Accommodation is provided in comfortable lodges or hotels near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Park, offering a blend of modern amenities and a rustic wilderness experience.

How physically demanding is the trip?

The trip involves trekking through forest terrain and may require a moderate level of fitness. Participants should be prepared for hiking and walking on uneven surfaces.

Can I extend my stay or customize the itinerary?

Yes, Likana Safaris offers the flexibility to extend your stay or customize the itinerary to suit your preferences. Additional activities and accommodations can be arranged upon request.

What is the best time of year to visit Uganda for this trip?

The best time to visit for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons from June to August and December to February when the trails are less muddy. However, Uganda’s forests are lush and green year-round, offering a unique experience regardless of the season.

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  1. 3 Day Gorilla Trekking
    By Kea
    from Germany
    April 5, 2024
    We booked our 3-day gorilla trekking through Likana Safari at a great price-performance ratio. We experienced a lot in a short time, including a visit to Lake Mburo, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a guided community walk and a stop at the equator on the way back. We really liked the accommodation at Ride 4 a Women. The times we were given beforehand were not always very precise, but we had already prepared ourselves for longer journeys anyway. I can only warmly recommend this trip.
    Date of Experience: March 30, 2024

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