6 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari

Uganda is home to several primate species and the famous being the two great apes – Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees. This trip will bring you face to face with these great apes in the rainforests of Kibale and the Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Safari highlights:

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Crater Lakes
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Photo session at the Equator

Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, a representative of Kagera Safaris will be eagerly waiting to receive you and transfer you to your hotel.

Laico Lake Victoria/The Boma/African Roots GH

Day 2: Transfer to the home of chimpanzees

After a breakfast and a short city tour, we leave for Kibale forest – the primate capital of primates. The trip takes you through the countryside arriving at your lodge later that afternoon after stop over for lunch in the beautiful Fortportal.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Papaya Lake Lodge/Primate Lodge/Chimpanzee guesthouse

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred for briefing before you start your chimp trek. Your experienced ranger guide will lead you as you hike through the tropical forest for an unforgettable and rewarding experience in search of man’s closest relatives the Chimpanzees. After lunch, take a Swamp walk in Bigodi community – proceeds from this help in community development.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest for Gorilla trekking

After the visit to Ishasha, we leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home to half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site hosting numerous tree species, birdlife, primates, mammals, insects etc.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bwindi Lodge/Buhoma Haven Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 5: Gorillas in the mist

Gorillas are amazing creatures, with so much energy yet gentle therefore commonly known as the gentle giants of Bwindi. The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: End of your Uganda Primates Safari

This marks the end of your Uganda primates Safari. You start journey to Kampala/Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator.