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5 DAYS CHIMP TRACKING AND GORILLA SAFARI

DAY 1: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Early morning after breakfast, you will be met by our tour guide and embark on your journey to the west to Kibale forest through Mityana road and continue to Fort-Portal where you will stop for lunch and continue to the forest park arriving in the late afternoon. Freshen up and later have dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge or Crater safari Lodge (Luxury) / Chimps Nest (Mid-range) / Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget)

 

DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING | NATURE WALKS | KIBALE FOREST

After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park offices for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest and start the day off tracking chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take about 1-6 hours tracking depending on where the chimps are and other primates you will see include baboons, blue monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, the golden monkeys, pottos, grey checked mangabey, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus and other animals including the forest elephants unique from the common ones, striking tree species and giant forest hogs. Return to the lodge for lunch

After lunch you will go for a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. Abyssinian ground-thrush, Great Blue Turaco, Crowned eagle, Black-capped apalis, Papyrus Gonolek, African pitta can be seen among other bird 137 species as well as a series of butterfly species. Later return for dinner and overnight Primate Lodge or Crater safari Lodge (Luxury) / Chimps Nest (Mid-range) / Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget)

 

DAY 3: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy your early morning breakfast and prepare to set off for Bwindi impenetrable forest the home of gorillas and on arrival you will check in at the lodge, have lunch and later in the afternoon you will go for a cultural tour, visit the batwa pygmy culture get to visit their handcraft shops, perform their songs and dances, meet the traditional healer who treat the sick with medicinal plants, learn how bananas are used for juice making, beer and gin and much more then return in the evening to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) / Nshongi Gorilla Resort (Budget) / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (Mid-range)

 

DAY 4: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING BWINDI

Early morning you will transfer to the park headquarters after your breakfast with packed lunch for a short briefing prior to trekking the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest. This trek could take about 2-6 hours in search for the gorillas and their families, watch how they live their day to day lives and activities. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for that long.

Later in the afternoon, you will head for a brief nature walk to Muyanga waterfall walk, where you can check out an array of bird life and butterflies. Later return for dinner and overnight Gorilla Safari Lodge or Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) / Nshongi Gorilla Resort (Budget) / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (Mid-range)

 

DAY 5: DEPARTURE

Enjoy your morning breakfast and drive back to Kampala. Stop via Mbarara town for lunch and continue with your journey to the hotel or flight back home. End of safari!