5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safaris.
This 5 days gorilla and wildlife safari offers you chance to explore Bwindi impenetrable national park for your gorilla trekking experience, from there you connect to Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee trekking adventure and Bigodi community walk which is an initiative that was started to give back to the community for development.
Safari activity Highlights
- Bigodi wetland walk
- Scenic drive to kibale
- Scenic drive to Bwindi
- Gorilla trekking
- Visit Batwa community
- Chimpanzee trekking
Day 1: pickup from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe and transfer Bwindi Forest National Park.
After early breakfast,you to meet with the company guide at your hotel for a short briefying about the your 5 day safari and the en-route stops you enjoy on your way and later set off your scenic drive to the park.
Along the way enjoy a stop at the equator for stretching and photography, stand between the marginally lines crossing through the world,visit the souvenir shops then proceed to Mbarara town as you drive through grassland, see long horned cattle grazing along the way,Proceed to Bwindi as you view the beautiful sceneries of the rolling hills, banana plantations among other exciting attraction.
Accommodation option : Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner.
Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours drive.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience
After an early breakfast,you meet your guide and drive you to the park headquarters and meet other visitors for briefing at exactly 7:30am about the dos and the donts when you meet the gorillas in the forest, you are assigned the game rangers and transfer to starting point to begin the gorilla trek which takes 30minutes to three quarters of the day and it depends on where the mountain gorillas are.
For bird lovers this is a great a chance to spot a number of bird species, as well as encounter other primates and mammals namely black and white colobus monkeys and many more. Since there are muddy steep slopes you have to use a walking stick and a minimum level of fitness is required to be successful in your trek.
Upon meeting a gorilla family or the close relatives to human, you are given one hour to be with the gorillas for photo shots as you listen to the talks from the wardens and rangers, get lunch in the jungle after return to the lodge to celebrate the gorilla experience as you are awarded with a gorilla certificate.
Come back to the lodge relax and in the evening visit the Batwa community as they showcase their interesting true culture. The Batwa are the first people to settle in Bwindi forest though they were evicted out of the forest to live life like any other human being. This tours takes you their community to get entertained by their dances ,poems and many more.
Accommodation Option: Buhoma community rest camp
Meal plan:breakfast,parked lunch and dinner.
Day 3: Transfer for kibale forest national park.
After an early breakfast,you meet your driver guide for a transfer to Fort Portal town in southern Uganda, expect to get lost in the magical beautiful sceneries ,its natural green color,check-in at the hotel and there after do a short city tour and overnight.
Accommodation: Kibale home stay or chimpanzee forest guest house
Meal plan:breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Drive time: Approximately 6-7 hours drive.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk.
After the early morning cup of tea, join your driver guide and transfer to kanyanchu the park’s headquarters to meet other visitors for a briefing about the dos and the donts when you meet the chimpanzee. While here you are divided into groups of 6 people and assigned rangers guides who take you through the chimpanzee trek. Your chimpanzee trekking experience can take about an hour to three quarters of the day due to the fact that chimpanzees are wild animals and they usually move from place to another looking for the food. However upon locating them you are allowed to take pictures of the chimpanzees but you have to stay a meter away from them.
It is important to note that Chimpanzee tracking is fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness is required, from chimp tracking you enjoy lunch, relax and later go for a walk in Bigodi swamp which was started by the community with an aim of developing the community.
Accommodation: kibale forest lodge or chimpanzee guest house.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast check out of the lodge and begin a transfer journey to Kampala with an enroute lunch in Mbarara and proceed to Kampala, arriving in the evening, your driver guide drops you at your hotel of residence in Kampala or Entebbe airport to catch up with your flight back home.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.
Drive time: approximately 5-6 hour’s drive.
End of the tour
If you are a primate lover, this is one of the best Uganda safari that gives you great opportunity to enjoy an incredible primate experience as you trek the gorilla and chimpanzee creatures in their natural habitat. To book a gorilla and chimpanzee safari in Uganda this season, feel free to get in touch with our travel consultants by sending an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly on +256-775630809 or +256-701343598 to speak directly to our reservations team.