5 Days

Gorilla Trekking & Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari

$3,250 per person

Overview

This safari takes us deep into the lush green rain forests of Uganda. From the forest of Kibale into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We’ll watch lions and other predators on the prowl in the savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth,  then go gorilla trekking in Bwindi. 

Highlights:
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest 
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Equator crossing for photos
  • Scenic views of Lake Bunyonyi

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Fort Portal

Awaken early to start on your 6 -7 hour drive to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. You will arrive in the late afternoon hours and settle in at the lodge for the night’s stay. 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

Enjoy Chimpanzee trekking on this day. You could spend 2 – 4 hours in search of these fascinating cousins of ours. Once found, spend an hour watching them in their habitat. After transfer to Queen Elizabeth arriving in time for an evening game drive. Look out for antelopes, buffalos, elephants, lions and with luck even the leopard can be seen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Drive via Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions. Search for these big cats for a few hours before proceeding to Bwindi Forest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this 5 Days Gorilla Trekking & Chimpanzee trekking Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. We’ll head to the park office before 08:00am for a briefing before heading to the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience.  Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe them play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and sometimes watch them mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us insights of the life of these gorillas and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the sticking similarities between the apes with humans inhabit and social norms. Watch out for the juveniles who are always excited about our presence.

After trekking, we’ll break for lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the starting point. 

After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Drive back to Entebbe

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe arriving in the evening hours. This will mark the end of your 5 Day Uganda Primate Safari.

Accommodation: No accommodation planned

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport copy

  • Face masks (N95/surgical)

  • Personal sanitizer, Both short/long sleeved shirts

  • Raincoat

  • Both short/trousers

  • Swimming costume

  • Small torch

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • A good camera

  • Refilling water bottle

  • Extra cash in local currency and a pair of keen eyes!

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