Chimpanzees and Gorilla Trekking – 7 days

Chimpanzees and Gorilla Trekking – 7 days

Uganda primate safari depends on the availability of the permits, the gorilla families and silverbacks are in Bwindi, Mgahinga and Parc de Volcane (Rwanda) and the chimpanzees are in Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest and Ngamba Island

Day 1: Ngamba Island, Chimpanzee Viewing

Primate Safari starts with your arrival at Entebbe, where you are picked up by the company guide and transferred to your hotel for check in and refreshments. Later transfer to Ngamba Island to watch the orphaned chimpanzees returning late afternoon

Day 2: Scenic view, Tea estates, Fort Portal Town

After breakfast, drive to Fort Portal, stopping en route to take pictures of the scenic views and tea estates, checking in at a hotel in Fort Portal in the early afternoon

Day 3: Primate Walk, Kibale Forest Walks

Drive to Kibale forest for a morning primate walk of 3-4 hours. The forest is one of the best places in East Africa to see chimpanzees as well as forest birds. Return for lunch and in the afternoon take a guided walk in the Magombe swamp (home to the Great Blue Turaco) to view different species of monkeys and birds. Alternatively you can drive to Semliki Park to view the Hot springs. Return to hotel for Dinner and over night stay.

Day 4: Tree climbing Lions, Ishasha Sector

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the stronghold of the remaining mountain gorillas and silverbacks. Traveling through Queen Elizabeth National Park you will stop at the Equator for pictures and may have the chance to see elephants, baboons, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, herds of buffaloes and Lake Kikorongo as you drive through to the Ishasha sector of the park (famous for tree climbing lions). Have a picnic lunch at the entry of Ishasha and later have a game drive to view the beautiful topis and lions relaxing in the Ficus trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Park, checking in at a booked lodge in the late afternoon.

Day 5: Mountain Gorillas, Gorillas in Bwindi Park

Gorilla trekking starts with an early breakfast then get yourself ready to penetrate the impenetrable forest with its steep hills and dense vegetation searching for the great apes. This trip lasts from 30 minutes to almost the whole day. Looking into the eyes of a gorilla is a once in a life time experience which will stay with you forever. Successful trackers are awarded certificates and later they retire to their respective lodges.

Day 6: Kampala

Transfer to Kampala, with a lunch break in Mbarara and a stopover at the equator for souvenir shopping. Reach Kampala late afternoon.

Day 7: End of Safari

Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight