5 Days Uganda gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee trekking safari : The Uganda safari begins and ends in Kampala, Uganda, and the total price includes a $700 gorilla ticket per person and a $150 chimpanzee permit per person. You can monitor gorillas and chimpanzees in two national parks while on the trip. One of the largest rain forests in Africa is found in Kibale National Park, which is situated in western Uganda. 3,300 meters above sea level is its elevation. The chimpanzees and numerous other primate species in this national park are well-known. There are more than 100 chimpanzees living in each colony, and each one has a complex social structure. Each group has an older man who is in charge of dominating the others and protecting the group from outside male intruders. Small groups of chimpanzees always travel together.
By locating the chimpanzees and then locating the place where they are calling from, one can locate them by hearing their pant hooting noises. You typically have an hour to spend with these primates, during which you may watch them feed, play, take care of their young, and hop from one tree to another. The 331 sq. meter Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which includes lowland and montane forests, first welcomed visitors in 1993. The Mubare, Habinyanja, Rusengura, and Nkuringo gorilla groups are among the four habituated gorilla groups in the park. Additionally, the safari park features 12 gorilla families that are accessible to visitors every day. The park is home to numerous animal and plant species, including 1000 flowering plants, 104 fern species, 163 different tree species, 348 bird species, 120 mammal species, 220 butterfly species, and 27 different kinds of chameleons, frogs, and geckos. Turacos and horn bills are two examples of the bird species. In addition to gorillas, the park is home to numerous other primates, such as chimpanzees and colobus monkeys.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, go for Kibale National Park and then travel to Murchison National Park. While taking in the excellent lake vistas, you will pass by the Lake Albert escarpments. After stopping in Hoima for lunch, you’ll continue driving to the park. Additionally, you will go past traditional villages where you may take in the lush, year-round foliage. Enjoy yourself while taking some pictures, travel to Fort Portal, take in the Rwenzori Mountains’ foothills, and then continue to Kibale National Park.
There are 13 primate species in this forest, including chimpanzees, red colobus monkeys, and the endangered L’Hoest’s monkeys. It is located between 1100 and 1600 meters above sea level.
To safeguard the then-increasing number of animals and plants, the park was gazetted in 1932 and created in 1993. There are also 250 tree species, 325 bird species, 13 primate species, 60 mammal species, and 14 wild fields among the various animal species discovered in the park.
Upon entering the park, you will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque crater lakes area and terraced tea states. Return to the lodge afterwards to unwind for the evening and to have dinner.
Accommodation Options Luxury: Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guest Budget: Kibale Forest camp
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland swamp
You will visit the park headquarters early in the morning after breakfast to receive a briefing on chimpanzee trekking. You’ll start looking for the chimpanzees in the park at 8:00 a.m. These primates are the closest living cousins to humans, and 98% of their DNA is identical to human DNA. The L’Hoest monkeys, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked Mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, bush babies, and many bird species, such as the green breasted pitta, rumped tinker bird, yellow spotted nicator, and the green breasted pitta, are just a few of the other primate species that will be seen alongside the chimpanzees. This park, one of Africa’s great rain forests, is home to the continent’s largest chimpanzee population, with each community having between one and one hundred members and a complex social structure. The adult males in the group rule the group and defend the territory from other males from neighboring territories. Simply keep an ear out for the chimpanzees’ pant hooting cries, and then move toward the area where they responded. Here, you may see them as they eat, play, and interact with one another. You will visit Bigodi Swamp later in the day, which is also a fantastic place to see primates and birds. The majority of the locals that preserve it do so to support themselves. The great blue turuco is just one of the many bird species you might see here. Other primate species you can see include baboons, mongooses, otters, bush pigs, and bush bucks.
Accommodation Options Luxury: Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga lodge Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guest Budget: Kibale Forest camp
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Drive immediately to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector in the early morning after breakfast, where you will see numerous tree climbing lions. The only location in Africa where you may see lions climbing trees is here. Numerous wildlife, such as antelopes, monkeys, birds, and kobs, will also be visible. Visit the park in the late afternoon and take a nature walk to see a variety of creatures, such as monkeys, elephants, birds, and more.
Options for accommodations Luxury hotels include Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge, and Mahogany Springs Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge, mid-range Budget: Buhoma Community Camp and Ruhija Gorilla Friendship Camp Gorilla Forest Camp/Clouds Lodge Upgrade
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Breakfast in the morning, then head to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts of Bwindi gorilla trekking. When you first begin looking for the gentle giants in the rain forest, the rangers will go with you. This walk occasionally requires a lot of strength, therefore it might be difficult. Because the weather is so variable, trekkers are usually encouraged to bring their rain coats and boots. There are also some potters who, for a nominal fee, are always willing to assist visitors with lugging their bags. The rangers will instruct you on how to handle the gorillas once you see them, notably by keeping a 6 meter distance from them as you watch them play. How long gorilla tracking will take is never easy to forecast, and it also relies on where some families are since some of them are located far from the park headquarters. The rangers will always be there to help you, but it always takes 2 to 8 hours to get in touch with them. Prior to monitoring, it is also advised that trackers maintain a healthy physical condition. After your hike, head back to the resort for lunch. You may then decide to visit the Batwa community in the late afternoon to take in some cultural performances before retiring to your lodge.
Accommodation Options Luxury: Buhoma lodge/Silveback Lodge/Mahogany Srings Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge Budget: Ruhija Gorilla friend’s camp/Buhoma Community Camp Upgrade: Gorilla Forest Camp/Clouds Lodge
Day 5: Departure back to Kampala
Have breakfast at the hotel, then begin your transfer to Kampala. After lunch in Mbarara, make another stop above the equator so you may take more photos and do some experiments. Continue on to Kampala where you will arrive in the late afternoon.
5 Days Uganda gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee trekking safari Includes
English Speaking Guide
Park Entrance Fees
All Activities Mentioned
5 Days Uganda gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee trekking safari Excludes
International flight fare
Kampala hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),