6 Days from$2970 p/p in USD
This safari ushers you into Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park protecting moist evergreen rain forest. Also known as the ‘primate capital of the world’, Kibale Forest is known for trekking wild but habituated chimpanzees. Then head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to more than half the population of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, for an incredible experience of tracking gorillas.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Antelope, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Warthog
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Boat Cruise, Horse, Cultural Experience
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe or Kampala, end in Entebbe or Kampala
Price Per Person – USD
- Solo traveler (1 room) from USD 4,002
- 2 people (1 room) from USD 3,270 per person
- 3 people (2 rooms) from USD 3,097 per person
- 4 people (2 rooms) from USD 2,884 per person
- 5 people (3 rooms) from USD 2,797 per person
- 6 people (3 rooms) from USD 2,706 per person
- Accommodation & meals
- English speaking Uganda guide
- Launch cruise & game drives
- Cultural experience
- Gorilla & chimp permits
- Park entry fees
- Flights & visas
- Beverages & laundry
- Entebbe/Kampala hotel fees after safari
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Day by Day Overview
Have breakfast early this morning and then you will be heading to Kibale Forest National Park, which will take you about 5-6 hours from Kampala via Fort Portal City with lunch en route at Fort Portal. You will check into the lodge at Kibale afterward for the rest of the evening relaxation and night stay.
Enjoy early morning breakfast, then transfer to Kanyanchu for a briefing about chimpanzee trekking rules and regulations. The park office will also put you in different groups each constituting 6 pax, and later you’ll be led by a park guide for actual chimpanzee tracking experience, expected to take 2-4 hours. This includes one hour every visitor can spend face to face with the chimpanzee community. What makes the chimp trek in Kibale exceptional is that you also get exposed to a diversity of other primates, forest birds, plants, and butterflies. Retreat after an incredible moment with chimps in the wild, have lunch at leisure, and spend the afternoon exploring Bigodi Sanctuary, which is home to diverse birds including great blue turacos plus lots of primates. Your guided nature walk experience will get you exposed to the sanctuary’s distinct species of primates and birds.
Day three of safari includes a short visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you head to Bwindi National Park. You will have access to Queen Elizabeth via Fort Portal city, a 3-4 hours drive. Arrive early for lunch then followed by a game drive to see bush elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, and birds. Afterwards transfer to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, 3-4 hours via Ishasha for tree climbing lion sightings.
Start the day with breakfast then meet up with your guide. Transfer to Buhoma for orientation about gorilla trekking regulations, from 7:00 am to 8:00 am when the actual trek commences. While on a trek to see gorillas, feel free to ask your guide many questions as you can and upon finding gorillas, have an in-depth experience watching them go about their daily behaviors. After your 2-6 hours gorilla search and 1-hour magical encounter, walk back. Relax and later in the afternoon, enjoy a short cultural walk to the Batwa community for authentic African cultural experiences.
Have breakfast early then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, the only park that offers horseback rides. On the 5-hour drive to Lake Mburo NP, stop in Mbarara for delicious cultural cuisine during lunchtime. Afterwards head off for an afternoon boat cruise.
After having a cup of tea or coffee, leave for horseback riding or game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. Exit Lake Mburo National Park via Masaka with a stop visit at the Equator for taking pictures, stop for lunch at Masaka then drop off to Kampala or Entebbe.