The 5 Days Gorilla & chimpanzee tracking safari to Kibale forest and Bwindi national parks is a perfect package for primates lovers. One may begin this safari from Kigali airport in Rwanda or Entebbe international airport.
Day 1 : Kampala – Kibale Forest
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking – visit Bigodi eco swamp.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi national park.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking – visit Batwa pygmies
Day 5: Departure
Day 1: Kampala – Kibale forest
As early as 7:00 am local time, transfer to Kibale National park via Mubende with a stop over at Nakayima “spiritual” tree. Here you will meet a story teller and introduce you to the traditional culture of the Baganda; proceed to Fort Portal traversing spectacular tea plantations and local homesteads. You may arrive in fort portal town around mid day. After lunch visit the traditional cultural site – the “Amabeere ga nyina mwiru” (the stalagmite & stalactite); enjoy the scenic beauty of the place and background stories, dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge / Primates Lodge – Kibale / Ndali Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge. (Full Board)
Day 2: Chimp Trekking and Nature walk
At 6:30 am, take your breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger. At 8:30 am you will transfer to the beginning of the tracking trail. Usually it takes a minimum of 3 hours tracking the chimps in the forest.
After the chimp trek return to the lodge for a hot lunch as you prepare to go for an evening nature walk in the Bigodi wetland. Expect to see some primates including different monkey species; and a plethora of birds including the great blue turaco. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
At 7:00 am your breakfast will be ready as you prepare to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. This is a 5 to 6 hours drive sparing an hour for a game drive in Ishasha Wildlife sector of Queen Elizabeth national park in anticipation of tree climbing lions. Later transfer to Bwindi – Buhoma for your lunch and an evening Batwa (Pygmies) community walk. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp (Full Board)
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
Today you have a chance to penetrate the impenetrable Bwindi Forest in search for these humble Giant Apes. The activity takes 2-8 hrs and goes through steep rocks, climbing up and down making it tiresome before finding gorillas camouflaged in dense green vegetation. However, the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. Dinner and over night at Mahogany Springs Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp (Full Board)
Day 5: Departure
Enjoy your breakfast and transfer to Kigali airport in Rwanda through the spectacular and picturesque hills of Kigezi popularly known as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. This is a 4 to 6 hours drive depending on the time spent at Katuna border post clearing with immigration office.
End of the Safari
There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Enquire this year Departure Dates or for a private safari option.
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