Take on this magnificent 5 days Bwindi and Kibale forest national park safari, beginning and ending in Kigali. Undertake a chimpanzee expedition tour and as well as experiencing the mighty gorillas in the Bwindi impenetrable forest. You will also go on a birder’s nature walking activity at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as you look for chimps and other primates as well as the bird species, and enjoy the scenery views of tea plantations on your way to the forest.
This Uganda safaris package offers a great opportunity to be part of an unforgettable safari in 2 national parks famous for various flora and fauna species. See detailed itinerary for this 5 days Uganda primates safari below.
5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast at your place of accommodation or upon pick up from Kigali airport on this 1st day of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, embark on the trip towards the north of Rwanda heading for Bwindi National Park in the south west of Uganda. It is a journey of about 5 hours’ drive, but traverses through the undulating hill slopes of Musanze, crossing via Katuna boarder. Continue on the drive to Kabale town for lunch as you proceed to Uganda’s most famous park and home to 50% of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas – Bwindi impenetrable National Park for. Check in at the lodge for relaxation ahead of the big adventure that awaits the following morning.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
With an early breakfast on this day of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, depart the lodge at 7:30am and head for briefing at the visitor information center in Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The briefing session is basically to enlighten visitors of the necessary precautions they need to consider while encountering the giant mountain gorillas during their mountain gorilla trekking activity.
You will carry packed lunch and bottled water along since the adventure may take 3-8 hours depending on where the mobile gorilla family allocated is sighted. Occasional breaks will be made to help catch your breath and take some water and some soft snacks to recoup your energy. After the tracking, return to the starting, link up with your driver guide who will drive you back to the lodge for dinner and night stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast on this 3rd day of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, depart Bwindi national park for Kibale forest national park. Kibale is a famous primate capital of Africa and home to over 13 primate species. Pass via Kabale – Ntungamo and branch off past Kasese town, with great views of the towering Rwenzori ranges. Soon you’ll be in fort portal, Uganda’s renowned tourism city, have lunch and if there’s some time, take a short town tour, and explore the local market or visit the crater lakes in the outskirts of Fort portal town. Arrive at your lodge for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Swamp Walk
On this day of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, you trek chimpanzees; another exciting and easier adventure. Breakfast at 7:00am and depart to the park headquarters where you will be briefed and given safety precautions and tracking etiquette. Then head to the starting point, to start your chimpanzee trek in the forest. After this phenomenal primate experience, return to your vehicle on the starting point, returning to the lodge for lunch or have picnic lunch.
Take an afternoon swamp walk in Bigodi swamp sanctuary to sight some birds and other primates. Famous birds in this swamp include the Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek that can easily be sighted among the other 137 species. There is also a wide array of butterflies, flowers and insects. Later return for dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Kigali
You will depart from Kibale National Park with memories of your encounter with the chimpanzees and drive past Fort portal heading for to Kigali. A lunch stopover along the way, either in Kabale or Ntungamo. Then, you will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice in Kigali or at the airport in the evening to catch your departure flight to mark the end of your 5 days Uganda primates safari.
End of 5 days primates safari.