7 days primate Trekking and Wildlife Tour: Explore the top Uganda safari Experiences to track the chimpanzee in Kibale, go gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest and visit Queen Elizabeth national park for a game viewing safari and boat cruise.
The highlight of this Uganda safari is Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking. Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking allows you explore the primate world in depth. You can start with a visit to Kibale forest national park, home of the chimpanzees and 13 other primates species. Or you can track the chimps in Kalinzu forest or Kyambura gorge, Queen Elizabeth national park then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest for gorilla trekking. The Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking Uganda safari requires five days if you are to enjoy it very well.
The gorilla trekking permit for Uganda costs $700. Its usually recommended that you book your gorilla safari at least four months in advance to secure your gorilla trekking permit on time as there is too much competition for the gorilla trekking permits especially in high season. The Uganda wildlife authority (UWA) is the body which issues out the gorilla trekking permits.
When it comes to Gorillas, Uganda that has the most Mountain Gorillas (500+) and Chimpanzees (5,000+) and one of the largest populations of Golden Monkeys. Not only is Uganda, the Premier Primate Trekking Safari Destination in East Africa, where you can see them as promised.
When it comes to Primate Trekking Safaris, the Safari of choice for many of our Clients is a 7-Day Combined Gorilla Trekking – Tree-Climbing Lions – Wildlife and Chimpanzee Safari.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kampala
Day 2: Kampala-Kibale National Park
Day 3: Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Game drive & Launch cruise
Day 5: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest
Day 6: Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community
Day 7: Departure after your primate trekking and wildlife tour
Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Fair Way Hotel
Enjoy an early breakfast after which your guide will pick you up and transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fortportal 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. Have diner and an Overnight stay.
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest.
After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00 am 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, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife.
Accommodation: Elephant Hab lodge
Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.
Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Elephant Hab lodge.
After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight.
Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp.
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.
Accommodation options:Gorilla Mist Camp.
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.