5 Days Uganda Primates Safari

The 5 days primate safari in Uganda allows you to explore the chimpanzees with additional 12 more primates in Kibale National Park which includes the rare L’Hoests, Red tailed and blue monkeys, Baboons, Black and white colobus and the Bigodi wetlands which offers refuge to a number of birdlife and primates. It also takes you through gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Southwestern Uganda which offers refuge to about half of the world’s mountain gorillas as well as over 350 bird species.

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Breakfast in the morning and after you will be picked by our experienced driver guide from your hotel in Kampala ready to set off to western part of Uganda for about 5 hours along Mityana to Fortportal route to Kibale Forest National Park. On your 4 wheel drive vehicle, you will enjoy the surrounding areas along your way that describe this country as the pearl of Africa. Upon arrival at Kibale National Park the primate capital of the world, you will check in a lodge of your choice for lunch and ready to embark on afternoon Bigodi walk.

Bigodi wetland offers refuge to over 138 bird species especially best for sighting the Great Blue Turaco as well as a home to several primates of about 8 species including the black and white colobus, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkeys, L’Hoests, the blue monkeys, olive baboons, bush bucks, mongoose and several others. After, you will return to your respective lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Forest Camp-moderate, Primate Lodge-Luxury, and Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for budget.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will join the rest of visitors for morning briefing on general behavior while in the forest at Kanyanchu visitor center and also where you will be grouped into six people to go and track chimpanzees in the jungles in Kanyanchu River Camp for about 3 hours. Chimpanzees share about 98% of their DNA with humans making them our closest relatives in the wild. You will need hiking boots, daypack, bottled water, long sleeved shirts. Kibale National Park has 3 communities where each has about 100 members and also offers distinct experience on their own. After, you will return to your respective lodge for lunch and rest and the night after as you plan for the next day.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park one of the famous gorilla destinations for you to strike your imaginations with the critically endangered mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat. Depending on the weather pattern, you will pass via the Ishasha area south of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you catch a glimpse of the rare tree climbing lions. You will have lunch around the Ishasha or if you traveled straight it will be in Bwindi. Depending on the tracking region where your permits is directed but you will spend a night at Buhoma community bandas, Bwindi view bandas, Nkuringo campsite, Virunga Hotel for budget; Nkuringo camp site, Wagtail Eco lodge, Shongi Gorilla Resort for midrange; Lake Kitandara Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla Resort Camp, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge for luxury.

Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
Breakfast early in the morning and after you will gather at your respective starting point for briefing on dos and don’ts of gorilla tracking in Bwindi by the park official. By 8:00am you will set off to the forest in a group of eight tourists to look out one gorilla family with a guide. When you find your group, you will spend only one hour exploring and taking photos of these endangered primates in the wild as you maintain a distance of seven meters away from the apes. After you will return to the lodge of your choice where you spent the previous night for relaxation and in the evening take a walk to the Batwa community and explore their lifestyle while in forest at a time when they lived for over 500000 years. After, return to your lodge of choice for rest, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5; Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to Kampala
Early in the morning, you will have breakfast and after prepare to set off for Kampala. Along the way, you visit the Mpigi village and explore more about the royal drum makers and also stopover at Equator for photo taking. After, you will have your packed lunch and later proceed to Kampala and this marks the end of the 5 days safaris in Uganda


Gorilla permits
Bigodi walk
Transport on safari 4 by 4 vehicle and driver, fuel
Park entrance
Bottled water
Accommodation for 4 days and meals
Equator visit
Buganda royal drum makers visit
Government taxes
Safari exclusions
Personal insurance
Air fares
Personal expense like tips for guides, porters, locals; personal laundry, extra activities outside the itinerary and many others that are not part of the itinerary