5 Days Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking
On the 5 Days primates Uganda safari, you will visit the UNESCO world heritage site Bwindi rain forest and Kibale forest national park. You will be able to see gorillas and chimpanzees.
- Transportation in 4WD with guide/driver
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Chimpanzee tracking habituation permits
- Full board accommodation
- Park entry fees
Day 1: transfer Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi forest
Your safari starts early morning your guide will pick you up in Entebbe or Kampala and transfer to Bwindi, your base for gorilla tracking. During the 8-10 hours journey, you will make stopover at equator monument, and at Igongo cultural center where you will have lunch. Afterwards you continue via kigezi beautiful scenery of rolling hills and arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight. Bakiga lodge/ gorilla forest
Day 2: Gorilla tracking and village walk
After breakfast, you will head to the visitor center. Your guides will brief you on gorilla rules and tell you what to expect in the forest. You will head into the jungle on a guided trek and spend 1 hour with gorillas when they are located. Return back to the lodge for lunch. Later in the evening, you may visit the villages to learn about the traditional ways of living such as agriculture, craft making of the BaTwa and Bakiga. After the tour you return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: transfer to Kibale forest national park
After breakfast, you begin the journey from Bwindi to Kibale forest home to chimpanzees and other 12 species of primates. The drive time is 6-7 hours but takes you through plains of Queen Elizabeth national park via Fort portal to Kibale forest national park. Dinner and overnight at primate lodge/ crater safari lodge/ chimpanzee guest house.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking/ habituation
After breakfast, head to visitor center kanyanchu. Your guides will brief you and take you on a guided trek to see chimpanzee. Tracking lasts for 1 hour while chimpanzee habituation takes full day.
In the evening, you may take a drive to the crater lakes; there are about 52 lakes in the region creating beautiful scenery.
Day 5: transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala as you reflect on the wildlife experiences you have had during this trip. En route via Mubende town, you will visit the Nakayima tree, believed to be 500 years old and it was used as a shrine for the last king of Bachwezi Empire.
End of Tour