5 Day Gorilla Safari

Included with this package

  • Accommodations and Meals mentioned
  • English-speaking Resident Driver Guide 
  • 4×4 Custom built safari vehicle and Fuel
  • Park Entrance Fees in all mentioned national parks
  • Government taxes
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Airport transfers

Overview

Be part of our guided 5 Days Uganda gorillas and chimpanzee trekking safari. The 5 Days Uganda primates tour take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, home to half of the worlds total gorilla population located in south western Uganda. Travelers are guaranteed availability of gorilla permits to the high number of habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Forest.  Gorilla trekking in Bwindi will also be accompanied by a visit to batwa communities giving you chance to meet and interact with these indigenous forest people.  Read More

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

You will be picked by our guide at the airport on arrival or at your Hotel/lodge early in the morning and begin on the journey to the south west of Uganda where the Gorillas live in Bwindi. There will be stopovers at the equator for pictures and another at Igongo cultural center for lunch as you proceed to Bwindi. The beautiful landscape of this part of Uganda will amaze you as you watch the rolling hills of Kigezi. You will later arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable forest in the evening and check in at the lodge for relaxation.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast on this day, you will drive to the park offices where you will meet other guests and be divided into groups of 8 and be guided on the dos and don’ts of Gorilla tracking. You will then be led into the forest with guides and start on the search for habituated Gorillas. This exercise normally takes between 30 minutes to half a day depending on the movement of the Gorillas and the fitness of the people tracking. After meeting the gorillas, you will be given a whole hour with the Gorillas taking picture and learning more about them. Return to meet the guide and drive to the Hotel for rest. If time allows, you will have a visit to the local community and have a feel of the African lifestyle.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After a tasty breakfast, you will start on the journey transferring to Kibale national park the primate capital of East Africa. The journey takes 5-7 hours with stopovers as you enjoy the beautiful views of this western side through tea plantations. This park is home to over 13 primate species and several bird species which will be seen during your visit. Arrive in the evening hours and check in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast this day, you will drive to the park offices early enough to catchup with briefing with other guests on the chimp trekking exercise. You will then hit the jungle to search for the habituated chimpanzees led by a team of ranger guides. Unlike Gorillas, the Chimps are seen playing, jumping from tree to tree and are more fun to watch. You will also see a few other primates during this tracking especially as you walk through the forest searching for the habituated chimps. A whole hour is allowed in the presence of the chimpanzees as you understand the behavior of the Chimps in their natural state. Return to the starting point later and drive off with your guide to go for lunch. Launch a nature walk through Bigodi swamp where you will see several primates, bird species in this park.  Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, you will embark on the journey returning to Kampala.

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