5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Chimps Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will set out to Kibale forest National Park via Mityana -Mubende. En route you will have lunch in Fort portal town after which you will have a short town tour in Fort Portal. Visit the crater lakes and the Toro Palace, Karambi tombs. Dinner and overnight at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and Bigodi swamp walk
Breakfast will be served in the morning after which, you will set out for the short chimpanzee briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority officials. The rangers will guide you on how to walk while in the forest and also how to behave. After this, you will get into the forest to start your search for the chimpanzees. These great apes are known as mans closest friends because of different characteristics that they have in common with man. Look out in the trees for chimpanzees, other primates such as white colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, Baboons and different bird species like the great blue turacco, Africa pied king fisher , malkites and so on. Return back to the lodge after the trek for lunch after which you will go for the Bigodi swamp walk to search for the water loving bird species. The forest is not only known for its 13 species of primates, but this swamp area with in it, is a bird watchers paradise. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
After a fully served breakfast, you will leave Kibale Forest National Park and transfer to  transfer to Bwindi Park. Proceed and reach Buhoma in the evening where you will rest a bit, have dinner and an overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort for up market, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara camp for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas for budget.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking experience
After breakfast at the lodge, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing from the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guides. After the briefing, the ranger will lead you into the thick impenetrable forest to start your search for the endangered rare species of Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla search always continues from the place where they were last seen the previous day. Upon reaching the area where these famous species are, you will only be allowed to interact with them for only one hour and you should always keep maximum silence while with these Gorillas. You are allowed to take photographs and so one. To find the Gorillas, it’s such a tiresome experience since it can take you almost 3-8 hours to find them. However, once you meet these gorillas, you will easily forget the hatches you have gone through to find them and instead save the good memories you will experience with them. After the interaction, you will return late to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala with your lunch en route in Mbarara town. On your way back, you will pass via Kabale commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa because of its hills and beautiful scenery. Reach Kampala late evening and drop off will be at your Hotel in Kampala.

End of Safari