Uganda is a home to a variety of primate species inhabiting the Kibale forest commonly referred to as the “primate’s capital of the world”. This is because of its highest concentration of primates than any other place in the world and in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, a home to over half of the world’s remaining population of the rare mountain Gorillas.
In this Itinerary, you will track the chimpanzees and other primates in Kibale forest National park and thereafter proceed for Gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer
You will be met by our safari guide at Entebbe International airport who will thereafter transfer you to Boma hotel / Airport Guest house for an overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day 02: Kampala to Kibale forest national park
After your breakfast, start your panoramic ride south west of Kampala to Kibale Forest National park, passing through beautiful scenery and the tea estates as you approach Fort portal town. You will have a stop over for lunch at Fort portal and then proceed to Ndali lodge/ Kibale forest camp for your dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 03: Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale forest national park.
After your breakfast, proceed for a briefing by the guides and rangers on how to conduct your self during the chimpanzee tracking experience. You will then be led by your guide into Kibale Forest for your chimpanzee tracking experience. During your chimpanzee tracking experience, you may also encounter other different primate species such as the black and white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys as well different bird species that may also be encountered during the chimpanzee tracking experience.
After the chimpanzee tracking experience, you will proceed to Tinka’s home stead for a locally prepared lunch cuisine and thereafter proceed for a swamp walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary. During the swamp walk, you will encounter different bird species including the rare shoebill stork that may be encountered as well as some primate species such as the black and while colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and the red colobus monkeys. Return to Ndali lodge/ Kibale forest camp for your dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 04: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Gorilla tracking Experience.
This day you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. This park is located in the south western part of the country and is a home to over half of the remaining population of the rare mountain Gorillas. You will pass via the beautiful scenery of the Kigezi hills commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” with its beautiful farm terraces. Check in later in the evening at Clouds lodge / Haven Lodge / Buhoma community rest camp.
Day 05: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
After your breakfast and well equipped with your packed lunch, proceed to the park head quarters for a briefing and orientation on how to conduct your self before and after the Gorilla tracking experience. You will be then be separated in to groups depending on the gorilla tracking group you have been allocated. The guide will lead you through the forest for your Gorilla tracking experience. After the Gorilla tracking experience, depending on time, you may also have a community tour of the local Batwa communities who inhabit the forests for a cultural experience. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Clouds lodge/ Haven lodge/ Buhoma community rest
Day 06: Bwindi to Kampala and transfer
Start your day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter prepare for a transfer back to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and lunch, and then proceed to Kampala. Arrive in time for a transfer to Entebbe International airport to catch up with your international flight. End of safari.