5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking safari Uganda
5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking safari Uganda- Overview
This 5 days chimpanzee & gorilla trekking safari Uganda is a gorilla and chimp safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. The tour includes gorilla trekking as well as a chimpanzee trek with the best activity parks in the country. From Kampala or Entebbe international Airport, the trip takes you to the lush forests of Bwindi and Kibale.
On the start of the trip, you have a whole day transfer to Bwindi Forest where after you trek gorillas. After trekking gorillas in Bwindi, your tour then continues to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking in the primate capital. You will also visit Bigodi wetland for a nature walk then after return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to almost half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas whereas, Kibale Forest National Park is home to the largest wild chimpanzee number therefore expect the best gorilla and primate experience.
5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking safari Uganda- tour Highlight
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
- Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and Bigodi swamp walk in the evening
- Day 5: Return to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport for departure.
5 Days Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking safari Uganda- Detailed itinerary
Day 1: Early morning, after breakfast a professional Uganda gorilla tour guide from Wild Jungle Trails will meet you for a transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You are driven on a 4×4 wheel safari vehicle on a fairly tarmacked road along Kampala- Masaka –Mbarara route. About 80km from Kampala, there will be a stop at the Equator line in Kayabwe for photography and geographical experiments.
The drive continues to the southern hemisphere for your Uganda gorilla safari, you have lunch en route at Mbarara town. Driving further to western Uganda, the rolling terraced hills of kigezi highlands and the long horned Ankole cattle are part of what will constitute your scenic drive. On arrival at your preferred accommodation facility, your driver guide ensures check in for dinner and a nights rest at the hotel or lodge.
Drive Time: 8-10 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/chameleon Hill Lodge, Midrange: Silverback Lodge/Nkuringo Gorilla Camp, Budget: Buhoma Community camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge
Day 2: After an early morning breakfast, your Uganda safari driver guide will pick you up from the accommodation facility for a drive to the gorilla trekking sector headquarters. At the headquarters, briefing on the tracking etiquette starts before 8:00am local time. During briefing, a total of 8 tourists are allocated a single gorilla family to trek according to fitness levels.
Each gorilla safari Uganda trekker then receives a trekking stick and heads to the jungle in company of the park rangers and guides, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is unpredictable because of the movement behaviors of the gorillas and therefore the activity lasts about 6-8 hours. These hours are spent in search of the gorillas however only 1 hour is spent the presence of these gentle giants. At the end of this memory filled 1 hour, you return to the park headquarters where you receive a Uganda gorilla trekking tour certificate. Later after that, you meet with your safari driver guide for a drive to your lodging facility. Accommodation as the previous night
Day 3: This morning, you have breakfast in the beautiful foothills of the gorilla land then after embark on the transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. The journey will take you through the small homestead and towns like Kasese town that was commonly known for its copper mining during the colonial era. You will proceed to Fort Portal town arriving in the evening at your lodge close to the park.
Drive Time: 5 -6 hours
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation Options: Luxury: Kyaninga lodge / Ndali Lodge, Mid Range: Kibale forest Camp, Budget: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort
Day 4: After an early breakfast, you’ll have briefing session by the park officials and later set off to the rainforest on the chimpanzee tracking adventure. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening, take the Bigodi swamp walk. Bigodi Swamp is popular with many swamp endemic birds. The swamp is also a major livelihood for the local community through tourism and crafts. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight as per the previous night.
Day 5: After breakfast, you will proceed back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. This will definitely be an evening flight marking the end of the 5 days trip.
Drive time: 5 – 6 hours.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
End of 5 days gorilla chimp safari