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Uganda Gorillas & Chimps Tracking

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Kibale Forest National Parks


Our 4 days Chimps and Gorilla safari is rated the top most thrilling itinerary of our Uganda Primates tours and offers the chimpanzee and gorilla tracking experience in one short visit.

Meet and mingle with the chimpanzees at Kibale National Park and drive to Bwindi through Queen Elizabeth  National park accompanied by a game ranger with chances of seeing the tree climbing lions.

The tree climbing lions of Ishasha are a rare encounter in Africa and an amazing sight to behold on a lucky day.

Finish your Uganda safari with the most unforgettable adventure of visiting the gentle giants of Bwindi- the Mountain Gorillas.


  • Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – Kibale Forest
  • Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 3: Bwindi – Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 4:  Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe

2022 –  May 2023- safari prices per person   –  chimpanzee and gorilla permits not included

Accommodation category 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax
Budget $1065 $872 $770 $699 $658
Mid-range $1375 $1169 $1067 $1000 $955
Up-market $1705 $1499 $1397 $1340 $1285
  • Chimpanzee permits cost $200 each
  • Gorilla permits cost $700 each

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala – Fort Portal – Kibale Forest

Arrive Entebbe  International Airport on an early morning flight and immediately embark on your safari. Meet and greet at the  airport to transfer to Kampala to refresh and have a good cup of coffee before heading to Fort portal/Kibale National Park. Have lunch en-route and continue on your journey aiming to have enough time for an evening guided scenic walk to the crater Lakes of Ndali and to the “top of the World”.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the park and the rules about chimpanzees. After the brief head into the tropical rain forest to search for the chimpanzees and other primates like the white and black Colubus, vervet monkeys, and grey cheeked mangabey among others.

On return from this activity get bags ready for transfer to Bwindi through the Ishasha Sector accompanied by a game ranger and via the unique western rift valley escarpment.

Look out for the tree climbing lions on the drive through Ishasha sector and continue to Bwindi National Park.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi – Gorilla Trek

Today is dedicated to the Gorilla tracking experience which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers.

To enhance your experience please bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable hiking boots, a well charged camera, insect repellent, a hat and wear trousers for the activity etc. The guides will lead you into the jungle to visit the gorilla group/family you have been booked to see.

Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear for a great tracking experience of the Mountain Gorillas which is perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking usually lasts between 2 to 8 hours but it’s well worth the effort. If time allows, on return from the jungle you may go for a village walk/community visit for a great opportunity to see how the local people live.

Getting to learn about the indigenous people of Bwindi is a delightful plus to the memorable gorilla experience.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:  Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe

After an early breakfast depart Bwindi at 6:30am on a road drive to be dropped off in Kampala or Entebbe. Watch to see the local farmers along the way doing their daily routine work in the fields and catch site of some unique birds.  A stopover for lunch, pictures and a chance to buy some curios is all part of the journey back.  Arrive to be dropped off at the agreed location in the late evening.

NOTE:  You may opt for a domestic flight back to Entebbe at an extra cost.  Get on a local flight to Entebbe  at  about 9:45 am to arrive at about 11:45 am.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by a 4×4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Crater walk in Kibale
  • A Community visit in Bwindi
  • An English speaking driver/guide

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.

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