4 Days Uganda Primate Safari, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tracking
This 4 day Uganda safari includes Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Trekking in Bwindi National Park and Kibale National Park respectively with Africa Nature trekkers
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today very early morning our Safari guide from Africa Nature Trekkers will pick you right from your accommodation and transfer you to Bwindi Park located in southwestern Uganda.
During this long drive you make a number of stoppers including one at the Uganda equator where you will take pictures. Then another for lunch in Mbarara town – home of the Ankole long-horned cattle. You will continue with the drive past the beautiful hills, banana plantation and traditional homesteads as head to Bwindi park where you will arrive in the late evening.
You will dine and spend the Night at either:
Available Accommodation options
Super Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Lodge / Mahogany Springs lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Clouds lodge / Gorilla Forest camp
Mid-range Accommodation: Engagi lodge / chameleon hill lodge / gorilla mist lodge / Lake Kitandara camp / Mahogany springs / Nkuringo campsite Travelers’ nest hotel –kisoro
Ordinary Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Nkuringo camp site / Silver back lodge / Buhoma Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Bwindi view Bandas / Nkuringo campsite bandas / Buhoma Community Bandas / Virunga Hotel / Nshongi gorilla resort
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi forest & Batwa Cultural Walk
Today we shall enjoy one of the highlight activities on this 4 day safari. Early morning we shall have a quick cup of tea before transferring to the park headquarters where the park warden will brief us about the trekking guidelines.
By 8:00am you’ll set out into the forest in groups of eight people led by park rangers as well as guides. Don’t forget to wear strong hiking boots, carry a rain jacket, pack some water and a snack as well as get a walking stick. The time it will take to eventually meet the gorillas is quite unpredictable since it mainly depends on the mountain gorillas’ movement. Once you find them, you will be allowed to spend on hour in their midst observing them and taking pictures and video. Don’t miss out on the silverback – with its sheer size (approximated to weigh 350 pounds).
After wards you will head back to your accommodation to rest. There will be an optional cultural walk to the Batwa community where you will enjoy great traditional entertainment.
Dine and overnight at your accommodation
Day 3: Drive to Kibale National Park
Once you finish you breakfast we shall drive to Kibale National Park and there we shall have an opportunity to trek chimpanzees. During the drive you will enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery comprising of rolling terraced verdant hills plus traditional homesteads. Along the way you will make a couple of stopovers and also take pictures. When you enter inside the park, you will set out for a nature walk right after checking into your accommodation.
Later dine and spend the night at your accommodation
Available Accommodation Options
Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest camp / Ruwenzori View Guest House
Moderate Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guest House
Luxury Accommodation: Mountains of the Moon / Primate Lodge / Ndali Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking, Drive to Kampala
This is the final day of our safari. After an early breakfast you will head out in the forest to trek chimpanzees. During this thrilling activity you may encounter other primates such as the Blue Monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black-&-White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Baboons plus the Red Colobus Monkeys. Eventually you will meet the chimps and spend some time observing them as well as taking photos.
Later on you will start on the drive back to Kampala.