5 Days Gorillas & Chimps

Accommodations and Destinations

Our 5 day gorilla and chimpanzee safari Uganda gives you a chance to meet the African apes and the remaining mountain gorilla and chimpanzees. On this trip you visit Bwindi gorilla park or Mghahinga home of mountain gorillas, and Kibale national park – the Primate Capital and a home of chimpanzees.

This safari includes the following:
  • Visit Kibale and Bwindi national park
  • Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee and swamp walk, equator tour
  • Transfer to and from the airport or hotel included, additional accommodation before or after the trip can be arranged at an extra cost
  • Meals and accommodation is included
  • Small group of 4-5 persons
  • Tour available throughout the year
  • Sole traveler can join the trip
  • This tour can be customized
  • Age limit 15 years and above

Not included: International flights, Visa for Uganda, Insurance, Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Airport Pickup

Your guide will pick you up from Entebbe international airport or your guest house and drive you to western Uganda. On your way, stretch your legs at the Uganda Equator, take photos and then proceed, to lunch break in Mbarara city with opportunities to experience the Hima pastoralists grazing their Ankole cows. You also see zebras and impala grazing in the community next to lake Mburo national park, and will continue to the hills of Kabale to Bwindi park, then have dinner and overnight.

Drive time: 7-9 hours; Budget Gorilla Friends resort/Bwindi Forest camp; Mid-range Rushaga Gorilla camp.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Trek the mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable park. Wake up early morning to prepare for your gorilla trek: have gears with your trousers, gloves, long sleeved shirts, sunglasses, socks, hut, insect repellent, energy food and enough drinking water. After 5 minutes transfer from the hotel to the starting point, to briefing, and then proceed for our trekking which is open from 2-6 hours. Spend a full hour with the mountain gorillas. Enjoy your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 3: Head for Kibale National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kibale national park Uganda through Queen Elizabeth national via Fort Portal. See the foothills of Rwenzori, crater lakes of Uganda as well as big rivers from the glaciers of the Mountains of the Moon Margarita peak. Arrive in Fort Portal in 4-5 hours.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner lodge budget Boulevard Excelsior guest house, mid-range chimpanzee guest house/Kibale forest camp.

Day 4: Proceed to Kibale National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kibale national park Uganda, be briefed and start trekking. You will be allowed to experience the chimpanzees for photos, for a full hour. Alongside your trekking, birds and other primates are things to see. After trekking take a simple drive to Bigodi for your lunch and then a community swamp walk at Bigodi sanctuary. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner at Boulevard Excelsior guest house.

Day 5: Ending Your Trip

After breakfast, drive to Kampala or Entebbe – have lunch on the way. End of Uganda trip!