5 Days Uganda Primates Safari (Gorillas & Chimps)

Trip Itinerary

Want the best experience with the primates of Uganda? This 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari highlights a lifetime experience with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park.

ITINERARY

DAY 01: Arrival and transfer to Kibale Forest national Park

Transfer to Kibale : On this first day of your 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari, you will be met by a company representative together with the driver / guide from our tours and travel company upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Kibale forest heading west past Mityana town and have a stopover at Fort Portal town for lunch. Proceed to Kibale forest arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee forest guest house.

DAY 02: Chimpanzee Tracking

Chimpanzee trekking: After breakfast on this second day of your 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari, report to the park headquarters for briefing and proceed for chimpanzee tracking near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals include forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species.
Enjoy Lunch and later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Later return for dinner and overnight as above.

DAY 03: Bwindi impenetrable national park

Transfer to Bwindi: On this day of your 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari, you will enjoy breakfast and set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest – the home of gorillas driving through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park famous for tree climbing lions. Continue to Bwindi with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

DAY 04: Mountain gorilla tracking

Gorilla trekking: Have early morning breakfast on day four of your 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to your Uganda gorilla trekking adventure in the thick impenetrable forest. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 2-8 hours. If you still feel strong just head for a brief nature walk to the local Batwa community. Check out the curio shops, children’s school among others. If you are nature lover, you can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can check out an array of bird life and butterflies. Return for dinner and overnight as above.

DAY 05: Back to Kampala

On the last day of your 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari, you will enjoy breakfast and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route in Mbarara town and a stopover at the equator for photography if you please. Drop off at Entebbe airport for your flight back home with memories of this gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking trip.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  •  Park fees
  •  All activities
  •  All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation
  •  All Taxes/VAT
  •  Roundtrip airport transfer
  •  All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  •  Drinking water on all days

EXCLUSIONS

  •  International flights
  •  Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  •  Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  •  The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  •  Alcohol drinks

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