5 days Trekking Primates tour Uganda

Tailor made 5 days Uganda primates tour , focuses on tracking two great primates , that is , Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park . These two forests are remarkable for their diversity of flora and fauna and breathtaking sceneries .

The primate tracking safari usually begins from Kampala / Entebbe depending on where the client spent the night or resides after arrival into the country . After the pick up from the airport and refreshments , the clients are briefed about the safari by the guide driver and the tour manager . The 5 Uganda primates tour itinerary runs as below :
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HIGHLIGHTS FOR UGANDA PRIMATES TOUR

  • Amazing Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest National Park
  • Services of an English - speaking driver / guide
  • Guided Nature walk in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale forest National Park
  • Travel in a customised 4WD safari vehicle
  • Delicious meals
  • 4 Night Accommodation
  • Airport transfers

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Travel from Kampala - Kibale National Park

As per briefing the day before , you are picked from the hotel / place of residence at exactly 6 : 30 am after breakfast , so as to avoid the early morning traffic jam in the city . The trip starts , traveling westwards through the district of Mityana , then Mubende , stopover for lunch while viewing the local livelihoods of the communities in the central region of Uganda . Then proceed through the districts of Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa , viewing the magnificent greenery and the rolling hills and finally Fort portal Town which connects to Kibale Forest National Game Reserve which is part of the Kibale Forest . You arrive in Kibale at around 5 : 00 pm for dinner and overnight .

Accommodation Options

  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Mid ‐ range : Primates Lodge ( Cottages )
  • Luxury : Kyaninga Lodge
  • Meal Plan : Half board ( Lunch . Dinner )

DAY 2 : Chimpanzee Tracking In Kibale National Park

Wake up very early in the morning , at 6 : 00 am for breakfast and then proceed to the first primates tracking briefing point , to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated guide . Setting off is at exactly 8 : 00 am , the guide makes sure everyone has packed lunch , enough drinking water , comfortable safe shoes , and a porter for the backpack and a walking stick before the take ‐ off . After the tracking , return to the lodge and have a relaxed evening / a community / wetland walk near the forest , dinner and overnight at the lodge .

Accommodation Options

  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Mid ‐ range : Primates Lodge (Cottages )
  • Luxury : Kyaninga Lodge
  • Meal plan : Full Board ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

DAY 3 : Kibale National Park ‐ Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have breakfast and thereafter proceed to Bwindi for the Gorilla tracking experience . Stop over at the Uganda equator in kikilongo near the route to DRC CONGO and then the second stop over at Savannah Resort situated in the southern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park for lunch . This area of Queen Elizabeth National Park is popular for harboring the famous Tree ‐ climbing Lions , you may be lucky and spot them as you drive along . Lots of other big game including Elephants , Buffaloes and Topis are a possible sighting in Ishasha , Proceed to Rukungiri district and connect to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , Expect to arrive at around 5 : 00 pm for dinner and overnight .

Accommodation Options

  • Budget : Buhoma community rest camp
  • Mid ‐range: Silverback lodge
  • Luxury : Buhoma lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Meal plan : Full Board ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner )

DAY 4 : Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up very early in the morning , at about 6 : 00 am for breakfast and then proceed to the Gorilla tracking briefing point , to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated guides and groups for tracking . Setting off is at exactly 8 : 00 am , the guide makes sure everyone has packed lunch , enough drinking water , comfortable safe shoes and a porter for the backpack and a walking stick before the take - off .

Gorilla tracking is one of the most unique and thrilling wildlife adventures you will have experience , observing and photographing these gentle giants ( mountain gorillas ) . After the tracking , return to the lodge and have a relaxed evening / a walk to the pygmy families near the forest , dinner and overnight at the lodge . Alternatively , after Gorilla tracking you could transfer to Lake Bunyonyi , a 2 hours drive from Bwindi .

Dotted with a series of lush islands , Bunyonyi is Africa 's second deepest lake that is also free from Bilharzia . Canoe on the lake and explore the various islands whilst enjoying wonderful views of the Kigezi terraces and cool atmosphere . The lake offers excellent relaxation , especially after the strenuous Gorilla experience .

Accommodation Options

  • Budget : Buhoma community rest camp
  • Mid ‐ range : Silverback lodge
  • Luxury : Buhoma lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Meal plan : Full board ( breakfast , lunch and Dinner )

DAY 5 : Bwindi forest Back to Kampala

Have breakfast and thereafter embark on the return trip back to Kampala / Entebbe . Lunch en - route at Agip motel / Igongo Cultural Center . Then a second stop over at the Uganda Equator for some photos , souvenirs and leg stretching and finally proceed to the final leg of the trip / drop off at the airport for the return flight back home . Dinner with office tour manager before boarding return flight
Meal plan : Half Board ( Breakfast and Lunch ) end of your Uganda Primates tour :

What to Bring

  • Rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain
  • Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect direct sun rays
  • A Zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellant to keep those persistent insects away
  • Hiking boots or runners for the hike

Package for Uganda Primates tour Includes :

  • Meals per itinerary
  • Private Safari Vehicle
  • Accommodation in self - contained rooms / cottages for 4 nights
  • Gorilla tracking permits
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers

Package for Uganda Primates tour Excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfares
  • Uganda Visas
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Telephone fees
  • Porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above