4 Days Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking Trip

4 Days Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking Trip

The 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking trip offers you an amazing opportunity to get up close with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in the wild. This Uganda safari tour includes gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park.

4 Days Uganda Gorilla And Chimpanzee Trekking TourKibale Forest National Park is one Uganda’s best chimpanzee tracking safari park and it is situated in western Uganda. Over 13 primate species are all confined in the jungles of Kibale Forest and they include over 1500 chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, pottos as well as over 350 bird species. Most of these can easily be spotted on chimpanzee trek or guided nature walk.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is your next destination and it lies in Southwestern Uganda. Bwindi offers you a chance to track mountain gorillas, explore their daily behaviors and take pictures. Gorilla trekking in this safari park is done in the 4 major regions (Nkuringo, Ruhija, Rushaga and Buhoma area) and you will be allocated to anyone of the 20 habituated gorilla group families. Your 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour.

What to expect on your 4 days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking trip

  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Guided nature walks in Bigodi wetland
  • Visit the Batwa community
  • Equator crossing relaxation

Brief itinerary of your 4 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking trip

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park-guided nature walk in Bigodi
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and drive to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & Batwa cultural experience
  • Day 4: Return from Bwindi to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of your 4 days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Trip

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park-guided nature walk in Bigodi

Wake up early in the morning and enjoy your cup of tea or coffee at a hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Meet your Uganda safari driver guide who will give you insight into what your 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour is all about. After, drive via Mityana-Mubende town-Fort Portal city-Kibale Forest National Park about 5-6 hours.

Lunch stop will be made at a hotel in Fort Portal city and after, take about half hour’s drive to Kibale Forest National Park, western Uganda. En-route, enjoy the stunning tea and banana plantations. Check in at your respective lodge and in the afternoon, you will connect to Bigodi wetland for guided nature walk.

Bigodi guided nature walk is full of surprises as you stand a chance to enjoy amazing view of primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys; birds especially the Great blue turaco and if you are lucky enough, you will spot the swamp sitatungas. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the lodge you booked.

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge
  • Mid-range: Primate Lodge/Chimp Nest
  • Budget: Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Wild Camping

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and drive to Bwindi National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and after, report to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre where briefing on chimpanzee tracking safety measures will be conducted by park official. This always starts early at around 7:00am and at 8:00am, you will begin your search for chimpanzees which also lets you see other primates, birds and plant species.

The entire chimpanzee trek can last for 2-4 hours and it includes 1 hour of magical encounter and photography. You will then retreat from your chimpanzee trekking experience and later, check out of your lodge. After, leave Kibale Forest for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Southwestern Uganda.

En-route, your 4 hours’ drive trip will include sighting the tree climbing lions at Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, lunch stop at Savanna resort and amazing view of rolling hills. Later, check in at the gorilla safari lodge in Bwindi for dinner and night stay.

Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget: Broadbill Camp, Nshongi Camp

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Batwa Cultural Experience

The 3rd of your 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari will commence with an early morning breakfast and after, transfer to Bwindi park offices for briefing on gorilla trekking rules. The 7:00am briefing also includes assigning you a habituated gorilla family and park guide then at 8:00am, you will explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on a trek to see mountain gorillas.

You will take 2-6 hours trekking to view gorillas but this varies depending on your speed of hiking and nature of the habitat. Once you come across a gorilla family, expect to spend 1 hour of magical encounter, take photos and have an in-depth learning about how mountain gorillas behave. There are also some interesting birds, primates and unique plants to explore on gorilla trek. Retreat after long day adventure to see gorillas and relax at the lodge.

In the afternoon, you will have the best of Batwa cultural experience which involves you exploring their ancient hunting and gathering techniques, lifestyle, traditions and also enjoy their dances, music and a lot more. The Batwa pygmies lived in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a period of about 500000 years. Dinner and overnight stay will be at your gorilla safari lodge in Bwindi.

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget: Broadbill Camp, Nshongi Camp

Day 4: Return from Bwindi to Kampala

Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe after you have had breakfast and also checked out of the lodge. En-route lunch stop will be at Igongo cultural center and photography at equator crossing. This will mark the end of your 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour.

End of your 4 days Uganda gorilla and chimpanzee trekking tour

 

Your tour includes

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Batwa cultural experience
  • Road trip in a 4×4 Safari Van or 4×4 Land cruiser
  • An experienced English-speaking Uganda safari guide
  • Relevant government taxes if any
  • Bottled drinking water on tour
  • All activities in the itinerary except the optional ones

The tour excludes

  • Visas
  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Shopping expenses
  • Other beverages/drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal Insurance
  • Telephone bills
  • Fees for the optional activities
  • Accommodation after the tour
  • Airfares