5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzees Trekking Safari

5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzees Trekking Safari is one of the best-done tour packages on Uganda safari that takes you to encounter in two primate safari destination that is Bwindi Impenetrable national park where you will have a great opportunity to get close to your closest relative who are said to have 98% DNA, the endangered mountain gorillas. Visit Kibale Forest National Park a renowned place to view habituated wild Chimpanzees through Chimpanzee tracking or Habituation experience. This is truly humbling to combine Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking as your tour package. This tour will begin and end in Entebbe or Kampala.

5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzees Trekking Safari

Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzees Trekking Safari

  • Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • Day 5: Return back to Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Travel to Bwindi: Depending on your location, our drive guide will pick you up and drives you to the southwestern region of Uganda with a visit to Lake Bunyonyi which is positioned on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, and later drive to the park. Along your way, your driver-guide will make stopovers at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for a brief talk and observe water experiments before you head to Mbarara town for picnic lunch .After drive through beautiful banana plantations ,farms and the amazing Hills of Kigezi.Arrive in the evening and check in one of  the four gorilla sector ‘’Rushaga Gorilla region’ ’Dinner and Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options

  • Havens Lodge
  • Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking: Wake up early have tasty breakfast, then your guide will drive you to Ruhija park headquarter for short briefing and later join other groups for briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking before heading into the forest to experience the activity. This experience can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla family you’re trekking on that particular day. After locating this great gorillas one hour will be allowed to spend with them as matter of observing their behavior, taking photographs before you return to the park headquarters for your successful certificate that shows that you have trekked gorillas in Uganda. Back to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight stay in the same lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kabale: After having your aroma coffee tea served with delicious snacks. Your driver will transfer you to Kibale Forest national park a journey which will take you through Queen Elizabeth national park home rich in wild animal such as the tree climbing lions among others. You will also have a chance to cross the Equator at Kikolongo.From here you will cross several rivers that originates from Mountain Rwenzori as you drive through Kasese district to Fort portal. Then you will have a stop in Fort portal town for en-lunch before proceeding to the park to check in at the lodge. Dinner and Overnight stay

Accommodation Options 

Primates safari lodge

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Walk

Chimpanzee Tracking: You will wake up have early breakfast then be transferred to the park headquarter to brief you about the rules of Chimpanzee tracking while in the forest .After you will be grouped into small groups of six people lead by one guide who will then accompanies with you into the tropical forest to find one of the Chimpanzee families. These endangered chimpanzees live in communities of between 50 to 150 individuals but they usually separate into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. Then in the evening hours they will have to get together to build their nests. And once you find them, you will be given one hour to stay with Chimpanzees learn about their social life and photography. After tracking back to the lodge for Lunch and rest.

Bigodi Wetland Visit: After resting, you will go out on foot to walk around the Bigodi wetland for bird viewing and primate viewing as well as Bigodi Village where you will meet the locals and interact with them. Return to the lodge, Dinner and Overnight stay in the same lodge you used at first.

Day 5: Return Back to Kampala or Entebbe Airport

Return Back Kampala: Wake up do a short birding encounter in Kibale forest, after come back have breakfast and check out of the park, depart back to Kampala a journey that lasts 5 to 6 hours’ drive to access the City to be dropped off at your hotel or place of resident or Entebbe Airport to catch up your flight.

End of the 5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzees Trekking Safari

Safari Includes

  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Ground Transport
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permit
  • Walking safari
  • Birding fees
  • Enough bottled mineral water
  • Pickups and drop off

Safari Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Laundry Service
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips 
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