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5 Day Uganda Primates Safari

Brief information about the tour

5 Day Uganda Primates Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Kibale National Park. This is an excellent opportunity to combine gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is home to half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas, with chimpanzee trekking or habitat experience in Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park has been designated as the finest location for viewing habituated wild chimpanzees. This all-inclusive journey begins and ends in Entebbe or Kampala, and includes return airport transfers.

Day By Day Tour Summary

  • DAY 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • DAY 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park
  • DAY 3: Kibale National Park
  • DAY 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • DAY 5: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

DAY 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will travel to Lake Bunyonyi, which is located on the eastern edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Your guide will make stops at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe for photographs, a brief discussion, and some experiments before returning to Mbarara for lunch. You will next drive via lovely banana plantations, farmland, and the breathtaking Kigezi Hills. You will arrive in the evening and check into Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Western Uganda.

DAY 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

After your early morning meal, your guide will transport you to Ruhija Park Headquarters for a briefing before taking you on your gorilla hike into the jungle. This trip can last anything from 30 minutes to 7 hours, depending on where the mountain gorilla family is that day. When you discover the gorillas, you will be able to spend an hour with them, watching their behavior and photographing them, before returning to the park headquarters to receive your certificate confirming that you tracked gorillas in Uganda. Stay overnight at either Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

5 Day Uganda Primates SafariDAY 3: Kibale National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Kibale National Park and spend the night at the Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. This excursion will take you to Queen Elizabeth National area, where you will have the opportunity to see some wild wildlife as we travel through this Savannah-dominated area. You will also have another opportunity to cross the Equator in Kikolongo. As you go from Kasese area to Fort Portal, you will pass various rivers that originate in the Rwenzori Mountains. You will stop in Fort Portal for lunch before checking into Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for the night.

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk

Following breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park Headquarters for a lecture on the Dos and Don’ts of Chimpanzee Trekking. You will be separated into small groups of six individuals, led by a guide who will accompany you into the bush to locate one of the Chimpanzee families. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-250 people, however they normally break off into small groups throughout the day to decrease competition for food. They will then meet in the evening to construct their nests. Once you’ve found the Chimps, you’ll have an hour with them before returning to the resort for lunch. After lunch, you go for a wetland walk in the adjacent Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is known for its 15 recognized primates and various bird species.

5 Day Uganda Primates SafariDAY 5: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After breakfast, you will travel to Kampala/Entebbe for post-tour lodging (not included) or to Entebbe International Airport for your international flight.

End Of Tour

Includes

  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A tour guide
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Gorilla permit
  • Drinking water

Excludes

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  •  Visas
  • International flights
  • Beverages
  • Laundry services

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