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6 Days Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

A visit to Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an experience like no other. These two parks are located in Uganda, and are home to some of the most diverse and unique wildlife in the world. Kibale Forest National Park is home to some of the most diverse primates in Africa, including the endangered chimpanzee. Trekking through the lush rainforest is an unforgettable experience, as the sights and sounds of the park are unlike anything else. Along the way you may spot the black-and-white Colobus monkeys, or even a troop of chimpanzees.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to over half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Trekking through the dense forest is an amazing experience as you may come across these gentle giants. You will also see many other unique species, including the golden monkey, the black-and-white Columbus monkey, the red-tailed monkey, and a variety of birds.

When visiting both Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is essential to take all the necessary precautions. This includes wearing long sleeves and trousers, using insect repellent, and never approaching the wildlife. A visit to these two parks is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. From the lush rainforest and diverse wildlife of Kibale Forest National Park to the rare mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will be sure to create memories that you will cherish forever.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival –Entebbe International airport

On arrival in Uganda at Entebbe international Airport, I will welcome you to the pearl of Africa. Board the safari jeep and drive to the hotel.

After a refreshment, I will brief you on the safari we are to have around the country, itinerary reading from day 1 to Day 6, questions and answers and in case there is a change you may wish to make, it will be communicated and the itinerary updated where necessary.

Dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Entebbe -Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early breakfast after which you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fort portal and having great views; you will have lunch en-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates.

 Day 3: Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking

After breakfast on an early morning, you will head to the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.

Later in the afternoon, you can choose to have a community visit in the Bigodi village which is close to the park.

Dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Check out after your breakfast, drive off to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Lunch en-route, you will keep on the dirty road as you cruise through the local villages and the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Will luck, you will have sightings of elephant herds, antelopes, buffaloes along the road.

On arrival in the evening in Bwindi, you will check in for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community

Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the Park head offices with your tour guide; also not forgetting to carry some packed lunch. On reaching there by 7:30am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them. Also ensure you carry enough water with you, hats, sun glasses, rain coats, and non flash cameras.

Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening. Their social and economic lifestyle is and adventurous experience, later return to the lodge for diner and an overnight stay at the lodge

 Day 6: Departure

After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photos at the Equator, you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening. Check in papyrus guest house as you prepare for your flight back home

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