5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Chimpanzee Safari

Customized 5 Days Uganda safari for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National parks with African Apes Holidays. The 5 Days Uganda primate safari offers you a close encounter with endangered chimpanzees and gorillas in their natural habitats. The trip starts in Uganda ending in Kigali Rwanda.

Trip Summary

Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking & Batwa visits
Day 5: Departure

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
In the early morning, our driver-guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport of your hotel in Kampala and setoff to Kibale Forest National park. Have a stopover at Nakayima spiritual tree in Mubende driving through tea plantations to Fort portal for lunch. Thereafter, proceed to Kibale Forest, the primate capital in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Primates Lodge/ Chimpanzee forest guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
Today you wake up early, have breakfast and with your packed lunch transfer to Kanyanchu information Centre for registration and briefing about the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. at 8:00am, start off the hike to meet the endangered chimpanzees. The loud shouts and laughs of chimpanzees for a distance gives you a direction to take. Pend an hour with chimpanzees, learn about their lifestyles, take photos and have fun with your close relatives. The forest is also home to other 12 primates, which include white and black colobus, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, vervet monkeys, and blue monkeys, which you stand high chances of seeing. In the evening, go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary for bird watching and also rewets you with a fresh feeling of a natural environment. Dinner and overnight stay at Primates Lodge/ Chimpanzee forest guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park
Wakeup on a cup of coffee, check out of the lodge and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. The 7 hours scenic drive via fort portal Mbarara road with great views of green tea and banana plantation, farms and endless rolling hills is worth it. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany springs lodge/ Bwindi Forest Camp


Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking & Batwa visits

In the early morning, have breakfast and wish your paced lunch transfer to Bwindi park headquarters for registration and briefing about gorilla trekking. The trek to meet gorillas starts at 8:00 am taking 30 minutes to 8 hours depending on where gorillas will be located that day. The good thing is that you are 99.9% sure of meeting gorillas. Spend an hour with a gorilla family, observe their human-like characters, take photos, capture videos and enjoy their company. In the evening if time allows, visit Batwa pygmies for a cultural performance and also learn about Batwa’s traditional forest life and how they co-existed with wild animals in the forests.

Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, checkout of the lodge and transfer to the respective airport, Kigali or Entebbe for your connecting flight
End of the tour

Tour inclusions

• Gorilla permit
• Chimpanzee permit
• Boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi
• Ground transport
• Batwa visits
• Bottled drinking water
• Full time English speaking guide
• Accommodation and meals
• Airport pickups and transfers
• Touring and photography
• Miscellaneous

Tour Exclusions
• Visa fees
• International flights
• Tips
• Alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses
• Extra activities not in the itinerary

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