Spend 5 days on a gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda and stand a chance of tracking the primates and also view the different wild animals on a game drive
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 2: Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Ishasha.
Day 3: Day 3: Depart Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Day 4: Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and an optional community walk.
Day 5: Day 5: Travel Back to Kampala.
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park.
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest which is one of the stunning and beautiful forests in Uganda. Kibale Forest is located in Western Uganda,about15-20 minutes south-east of Fort portal and approximately 6-7hrs from Kampala. Kibale forest is one with the highest density and diversity of primate species totaling to around 13 that include Red-colobus, Blue, Red-tailed and Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black and white colobus monkey, I’hoesti monkey. Have an afternoon Bigodi wetland sanctuary visit for the guided walk around the Magombe swamp, which will provide you with the wide range and the variety of special Fauna and flora. Have your overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages on a full board basis.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Ishasha.
After the morning breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu where most activities begin from. It’s a starting point for tracking the chimpanzees, approximately 1-5hrs activity. You will hear them before you see them from somewhere else from the forest. Unlike most other primates, chimpanzees don’t live in troops, but instead form extended communities of up to 100 individuals. You will be able to see other primates like threatened Red-colobus monkey and Rare I’hoesti monkey, Blue, Red-tailed and Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black and white colobus monkey, I’hoesti monkey and the Bush babies. Have lunch and transfer to Ishasha in such for the tree climbing lions and other related animals, here you will have much time to rest before transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge on Full Board basis
Day 3: Depart Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
After morning breakfast, Visit the Ishasha sector in such for the tree climbing lions and other animals then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is located in the Southwestern Uganda, in the Kanungu district on the edge of Albertine Rift. This drive takes approximately 3-4hrs from Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Although Bwindi is a habitat to other animals like the bush buck, antelopes, forest duiker and so much of the bird species like African green broad-bill, white-tailed blue flycatcher, brown-necked parrot, white-bellied robin chat and Frazer’s eagle owl, it is most famous for the Mountain Gorillas. You will reach the park late in the evening. Have your overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp on a full board basis.
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and an optional community walk.
Arise early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the park headquarters where they will brief you about how to track the Gorillas. Note that you have to be physically fit to undertake this activity and one is given one hour to interact with the primates. You will be led by the park rangers through the forest in bid to see the great apes. On your way, you will see other primates through the thick forest, like the red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and some bird species which include the African green broad-bill, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Brown necked parrot, White-bellied Robin chat and among others. After the trek, return to the lodge for a relaxation and if time permits, you may decide to carry out a community walk. Have your overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp on a full board basis.
Day 5: Travel Back to Kampala.
After breakfast drive back to Kampala, having a stopover at the Equator to take some photos.
Park entry fees at Queen Elizabeth
Park Ranger Fees
Relevant Government Taxes
Full Board Accommodation
Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
Airport transfers provided you are departing on the day your safari ends
Personal expenses on drinks and tips.