6 Days Gorilla And Chimpanzees Safari
This 6 Day Primate safari brings you an encounter with the world endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Gorilla tracking) and our Close cousins the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park (Chimpanzee tracking/Habituation). And this is a perfect package for Primate lovers. Observing Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees in their natural habitats is such an exciting and breathtaking experience.
Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe Airport and transfer to the booked hotel in Kampala
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 3: Chimp tracking and Nature walk (Bigodi wetland sanctuary
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi National Park via Ishasha section in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi-Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 6: Early Morning Canoeing on lake Bunyonyi & Departure
Day 1: Airport Pick up –Transfer to Kampala
As soon as you arrive to the airport our company representative will come to pick you up and drive you for around 45 minutes after which you will arrive in Kampala, enjoy an optional Kampala city tour and after the awesome experience head to the booked hotel for overnight and stay at Papyrus Guest House or Cassia Lodge (mid-range).
Meal Plan: Dinner
Journey time: 45 minutes
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National park
After breakfast(6:00am) you be picked by our guide through major towns of Kampala, Mityana, Mubende & Kyenjojo, will have a stopover at the cultural spiritual tree(Nakayima), meet story tellers (tell you about Buganda culture) and then proceed to Fort-portal by the green cover of large tea plantations(mid-day), stopover for Lunch. Later afternoon you can visit ‘Amabeera ga Alina wire-cultural site ‘beautiful scenery and with background stories. Check in your lodge/Guest house, relax, Dinner and overnight.
Accommodations option: Chimpanzee Forest guest house ( Budget ) or Primates lodge (Luxury) or Kibale Forest camp (Mid-Range)
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk (Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary)
Have breakfast (6:00am), transferred to the park headquarters (Kanyanchu Tourism center) by your guide for briefings, then will be divided into small groups of six people headed by one guide, by 8:00am embark on your chimpanzee tracking trail. This experience usually takes 2-5hrs and only allowed for 1hr with the Chimpanzees, involving hikes through the forested landscape, retire back to your lodge, freshen up, relax, have lunch and later prepare for the nature walk in the Bigodi wetland.
Nature walk is done in the Bigodi Swamp this is to enable you spot primates like Vervet & L’Hoest monkey and also observe plenty of bird species. You will return to the lodge in the evening for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Section of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Breakfast by 7:00am, set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National park (5-6hrs) sparing 1 hour for Game drive in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park hoping to see the tree climbing lions, later reaching Bwindi via Buhoma section for lunch, and an overnight. relax, Dinner.
Accommodation Buhoma community lodge(Budget ) or Buhoma haven lodge (Mid-Range) or Mahogany springs lodge (L
Day 5: Gorilla tracking and Transfer to lake Bunyonyi
Have breakfast, will be taken to the headquarters for briefing, divided into small groups of 8 members by the Uganda Wildlife ranger and embark on your tracking of the mountain Gorillas. Equipped with enough drinking water, you are good to go, because the tracking experience can sometimes be long and tough. It takes about 2-8hrs and goes through steep rocks, climbing up and down but only allowed to have 1hr spent with the Gorillas. After your close encounter with the Gorillas you will return to the Lodge and depart for Lake Bunyonyi, relax and can do nature walks at the lakeshores
Accommodation options: Bunyonyi overland (Budget) or Bunyonyi rock resort (Mid-Range) or Bird nest Bunyonyi (Luxury)
Day 6: Morning Canoeing and Departure
There will be a very early morning canoe riding on the lake before departing, then embark on our drive back to Kampala or Entebbe concluding our 6 Day Gorilla –Chimpanzee safari, have a lunch stopover at Mbarara and then proceed to Kampala city. On arrival your driver drops you at your booked hotel in Entebbe or at the Airport to catch up with your scheduled flight back home.