Uganda Gorillas And Chimpanzee Safaris

Tour Kibale and Bwindi forests

5 Day Uganda Gorillas And Chimpanzee Safaris

This 5 day Uganda gorillas and Chimpanzee safaris will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale Forest National parks. These parks are home to the great primates that are treasured not only in Uganda but in the world as a whole. Our 5 day Uganda gorillas and Chimpanzee safaris offer you a chance to combine the gorilla trekking safaris and chimpanzees on the same tour, Bwindi impenetrable forest National park protects more than half of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas while Kibale Forest National Park is the best place where you can track the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park has been regarded as the world’s primate capital with over 13 species of primates among other wildlife species such as birds that you will encounter during the chimpanzee trekking. Our 5 day Uganda gorillas and Chimpanzee safaris will start in Entebbe and again ends in Entebbe and it is an inclusive package with transportation, accommodation, gorilla and chimpanzee tracking permits, and the service of the English speaking guide

5 day Uganda gorillas and chimpanzee safaris highlight

Day 1:  Picked up from Entebbe International airport and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi nature walk

Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

Expectations 

  • Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park
  • A stopover at the Uganda equator en-route at Kayabwe for a photo moment
  • Seeing the golden monkeys
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • A variety of bird species in the Bigodi wetland
  • Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

From Entebbe international airport or at any hotel where you have spent your night, meet our guide who will give you a brief tour of our 5 days Uganda gorillas and chimpanzee safaris and then drive you to a restaurant for a simple juice and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make some stopovers to stretch your muscles or in case you see anything interesting on the road, you’re free to tell your safari guide to stop and he will do it as you enjoy your Uganda primate’s safari journey. You will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is quite long with interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking safari in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will starting the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing where you will be given instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning after having breakfast, you will drive now to Kibale Forest National Park through Queen Elizabeth National Park and you may even get a chance to cross another equator line at Kikorongo in Queen Elizabeth National Park and as you’re driving through Queen Elizabeth National Park, you might spot different animals such as elephants. Buffaloes, and the bushbuck as you cross different Ruwenzori water catchment rivers as you pass through Kasese Fortportal road. You will continue to and make a stopover in Fortportal city for lunch and then proceed to Kibale forest National Park for check-in at the lodge that we have booked for you for relaxation and then overnight stay.

Main destination: Kibale Forest National Park 

Journey time: Approximately five to six hours (5-6)

Lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk

Weak up very early in the morning and have your healthier breakfast and then head to the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before chimpanzee tracking. While at the Kibale Forest National Park headquarters, you will join other chimpanzee trekkers. The briefing is done by the professional ranger guide and thereafter, you will be led by the guide for the walk into the forest primate walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The walk to Kibale Forest National Park will lead you to the habituated communities of chimpanzees and once you have seen the habituated chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with habituated chimpanzees as you observe them as you’re taking the photos of these great apes. And this means that you should be able to come with cameras. Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 13 species of primates can be seen even doing chimpanzee tracking and other numerous bird species. Here you will integrate the chimpanzee trekking with Bigodi wetland after lunch which is the best destination for bird watching and primate watching. See how the people have participated in the conservation of the wetland and you can as well chose to offer a hand to these groups if you wish in form of a donation. After, return to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation /lodging options: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Safari Lodge (midrange), and Rwetera Safari Park (Standard)

Meal plan: BreakfastLunch, and dinner

 Day 5: Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, in the morning, you will drive to Kampala and then to Entebbe international airport for your flight and this marks the final moments of your this 5 day Uganda gorillas and Chimpanzee safaris.

The price include;

  • The gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Our professional guide
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

The price excludes;

  • Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks
  • Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary
  • Laundry services, personal items, or expenses

What to bring for your 5 days Uganda gorillas and Chimpanzee safaris.

  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  •  Rain jacket
  •  Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen

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