4 Days from$1680 p/p in USD
This Uganda safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 mountain gorillas in the world. Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Kibale National Park where you will trek to see chimpanzees as well as rare species of monkeys and plenty of birds. You also stay on Lake Bunyonyi where you can explore by canoe.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Kibale National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Duiker
Activities:Trekking, Canoe, Nature Walk, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Entebbe
- Gorilla trek
- Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi
- Chimp trek
- Bigodi swamp walk
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,950 for one person
From USD 1,680 per person, two people travelling
From USD 1,550 per person, three people travelling
From USD 1,500 per person, four people travelling
From USD 1,450 per person, five people travelling
From USD 1,420 per person, six people travelling
- Accommodations & meals
- Airport transfers
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- General walk/hiking trails
- Park fees
- Lunch en-route
- Flights & visas
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Frena Adventures‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview
We start our safari after an early breakfast and set off from Kampala and travel westwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for approximately 9-10 hours. You will have a brief stop at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. You will continue the journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills characteristic of this part of the country. You will have a lunch break in Mbarara town and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Broadbill Forest Camp/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge
You will have an early morning breakfast then head to the park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the gorillas once sited.
Afterwards transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on a drive through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda and is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) as well as one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Take a canoe and explore this beautiful lake.
Dinner and overnight will be at Hawk’s Eye Lodge/Bunyonyi Safari Resort
After breakfast head to Kibale Forest National Park arriving in the early afternoon. On the drive to Kibale National Park you will be able to enjoy an impressive sight of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon” which you will clearly see on the road to Fort Portal. You will have lunch in Fort Portal after which you will head to the Kibale National Park to visit the unique Bigodi Swamp eco-tourism site where you will see uncommon plants and rare bird species such as the great blue turacco, little bulbul, Rwenzori turaco and the narina trogon, among others.
Dinner and overnight will be at Kibale Forest Lodge
This morning you set off into Kibale Forest to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00 am with a briefing of the rules for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The trek takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as grey cheeked mangabeys, phoestes, red-colobus and the blue tailed and red-tailed monkeys swinging in the branches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well. You will return to the lodge for lunch after which you will set off for Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.