Ultimate Chimps & Gorilla Treks

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest National Park

Overview

Visit Uganda on a tour to Kibale National Park, a forest block offering the best chimpanzee tracking experience in the country. Kibale National Park, hosts a total of about 13 primate species which include: chimpanzees, black and white Colobus, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey and more.

Visit,Bigodi wetland sanctuary (a local community initiative to generate income and conserve the environment) for a unique nature experience with great opportunities for birding besides the different primate and tree species.

From Kibale head to Bwindi National Park where slightly over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas are found. Visit Uganda to see its great apes for a rewarding life experience

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale forest
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk
  • Day 3: Kibale Forest – Bwindi Gorilla Park
  • Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 5: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe Airport

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale forest

Hit the ground running – arrive Entebbe International Airport in the morning and embark on your safari straight away.  You’re received by a company representative and transferred to Kampala city to enjoy a cup of Uganda’s aroma coffee with a snack of your choice. Thereafter transfer to Fort portal/Kibale Forest National Park. Today lunch is en-route – arriving our destination in the early evening. Check in to refresh and have an early dinner for a well deserved rest.

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: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the park and chimpanzee rules. After the brief head into the tropical rain forest in search of the chimpanzees accompanied by a ranger.

Other primates to look out for are: white and black Colobus, vervet monkeys, and grey cheeked mangabey among others. (This activity last 2 -4 hours) Return to the lodge to refresh and unwind before lunch.  After lunch go on a relaxing nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary looking out for the different bird species including the rare shoe bill stork,sitatungas plus many more primates.

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: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale – Bwindi Gorilla Park

After breakfast depart Kibale via the scenic views of Ndali’s crater lakes heading to Bwindi National park via Queen Elizabeth National Park for an opportunity to spot game while driving through with chances of spotting Elephants, Uganda Kobs, lions plus several bird species among others.

Have lunch en-route, and continue to arrive Bwindi in the evening. The great scenery view in Bwindi makes travelers realize why they should visit Uganda more than once and why its called the pearl of Africa.

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 Gorilla Trekking

Today is dedicated to the Gorilla tracking experience which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers. Please bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable hiking shoes/boots, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat and wear trousers for the activity etc.

The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked to visit. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take 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. Meeting the indigenous people is a delightful addition 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 5: Bwindi – /Entebbe Airport

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe with lunch en-route and a stop at the equator for photography and to shop curios as reminding souvenirs to visit Uganda again. Today spend the night in Entebbe town for a well deserved rest to fly home early morning the next day. Dinner and overnight at 2 Friends Entebbe Beach Hotel (high end) or Airport Guest House (budget facilities)  In case you have to fly home straight from Bwindi, its possible to arrange a local flight for you.

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Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by 4 wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Fuel expenses
  • Accommodation and meals as per the safari program
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • Drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • One Chimpanzee permit
  • Bigodi guided nature walk
  • Guided walk to Crater Lakes
  • Village visit in Bwindi
  • Ranger fees

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.