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6 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari  Uganda

6 day gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda is a popular adventure activity for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The trek takes you through the thick rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Park in search of these primates in their natural habitat.

The 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is a comprehensive wildlife adventure tour in Uganda that takes you to some of the country’s top wildlife destinations, including Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Over the course of six days, you will participate in a variety of activities, including chimpanzee trekking, boat cruises, game drives, tree-climbing lion sightings, and gorilla trekking.

Throughout the trip, you will have opportunities to see and observe a wide range of wildlife, including gorillas, chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and many different species of birds. The tour provides a unique and immersive experience that allows you to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.

The 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari offers a comprehensive, well-rounded wildlife adventure that is suitable for anyone who loves nature, wildlife, and adventure. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Uganda, this tour is an unforgettable experience that you will never forget.

Highlights of the 6 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda

The highlights of a six-day gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda include: Immersion in the rainforest: The trek takes you through the lush rainforests of Bwindi and Kibale, offering a chance to see the incredible biodiversity of these ecosystems.

Wildlife viewing:

Besides gorillas and chimpanzees, you may also have the opportunity to spot other primates such as baboons and monkeys, as well as a variety of bird species and other wildlife.

Leisure activities:

In addition to the primate trekking, you can also engage in other leisure activities such as birdwatching, nature walks, and cultural tours.

Scenic beauty:

Uganda is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, and the trek through the rainforests offers stunning views and a chance to immerse yourself in the wilderness.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transport for 6 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD,air-conditioned and pop-up roof)
  • Flue for 6 days
  • English safari driver guide for 6 days
  • Mid-range accommodation for 6 night on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari
  • 1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)
  • 1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector )
  • A visit to the Equator land mark
  • Batwa Community Encounter

Price Excludes

  • International and domestic flights
  • Country entry visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges
  • Souvenirs and gifts, Tips
  • Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)
What to Expect

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park:

Kibale National Park is home to one of the largest populations of wild chimpanzees in the world, and you will have the opportunity to trek through the dense rainforest in search of these amazing primates.

Boat Cruise and Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park:

Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a variety of wildlife viewing opportunities, including a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel and a game drive in the park. During these activities, you may see elephants, buffalos, and a variety of bird species.

Tree-Climbing Lions in Ishasha sector

The Ishasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions, and you will have the chance to see these magnificent animals resting in the branches of fig trees.

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park :

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the last remaining habitats for wild gorillas, and you will participate in a guided trek through the dense rainforest in search of these amazing primates.

Immersive Wildlife Experiences:

Throughout the trip, you will have opportunities to observe and experience a wide range of wildlife, including gorillas, chimpanzees, lions, elephants, and many different species of birds. These experiences are unique and immersive, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures on the planet.

Itinerary

Day 1Pick up and Transfer to Kibale National Park

Full Itinerary of the 6 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Uganda

The 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari starts with a pick-up from your hotel or airport in Kampala and a transfer to Kibale National Park, which is located in western Uganda. The journey to the first destination, Kibale National Park, will take approximately 4-5 hours, with stops along the way for lunch and other necessities and offers breathtaking views of the Ugandan countryside. Upon arrival at Kibale National Park, you will check into your lodge and have the rest of the evening to relax and have dinner and prepare for the next day’s chimpanzee trekking experience.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  Luxury  Kyaninga Lodge or Similar
  Mid-Range  Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 2Chimpanzee Trekking and visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary in Kibale forest National Park

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the park headquarters for a briefing on the rules and regulations of chimpanzee trekking. Kibale National Park is home to over 1500 chimpanzees and is considered one of the best places in the world to see these primates. The trek will take you through the dense forest, where you will spot other primates like colobus monkeys, red colobus, and red-tailed monkeys. Once you have located the chimpanzees, you will spend an hour observing them in their natural habitat.

After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit top of the world, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. For Dinner and Overnight at your lodge.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  Luxury  Kyaninga Lodge or Similar
  Mid-Range  Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Boat Cruise and Evening Game Drive

After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is located in southwestern Uganda. The drive takes approximately 4 hours and offers breathtaking views of the Rwenzori Mountains and the vast savannah plains. Upon arrival, you will check into your lodge and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which offers an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles. After the boat cruise, you will go on an evening game drive, where you will see more wildlife and the beautiful sunset over the savannah plains.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

  Luxury  Mweya Safari  Lodge or Similar
  Mid-Range  Twin lake Safari Lodge  or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4Transfer to Bwindi through Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

On Day 4 of the 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari, you will transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through the Ishasha sector. During this transfer, you will have the chance to see lions climbing trees, which is a unique and rare occurrence. These lions are the only ones in the world that are known to climb trees and this experience is not to be missed. The drive will take approximately 4-5 hours, with stops along the way for lunch and other necessities. Upon arrival at Bwindi, you will check into your lodge and have the rest of the evening to relax and prepare for the next day’s gorilla tracking adventure.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  Luxury  Buhoma Lodge or Similar
  Mid-Range  Bakiga Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Day 5 of the 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is dedicated to gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi is home to over half of the world’s remaining gorillas and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the morning, you will be briefed by a trained guide on the rules and regulations of gorilla tracking, as well as the safety precautions to take while in the forest.

You will then embark on a challenging but rewarding hike through the dense jungle in search of the gorillas. The hike can last anywhere from a few hours to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas on that particular day. Upon finding the gorillas, you will have the opportunity to observe them for an hour, during which time you can watch them interact with each other, feed, and play. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is not to be missed.

After the gorilla tracking experience, you will return to your lodge for the night, where you can reflect on the amazing day you had and rest for the next day’s journey back to Kampala.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

  Luxury  Buhoma Lodge or Similar
  Mid-Range  Bakiga Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6:Transfer back to Kampala

On the final day of the 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari, you will transfer back to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. This transfer will take approximately 8-9 hours, with stops along the way for lunch and other necessities. Upon arrival in Kampala, you will be dropped off at your hotel, where your amazing safari experience will come to an end.

The 6 Days Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari is an unforgettable experience that combines two of the most awe-inspiring wildlife encounters in Africa: chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The journey also includes a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a chance to see tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Africa, this safari is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Location: Kampala Uganda

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

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