4 days Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking Safari.
Are you interested in tracking both chimpanzee and gorillas? Then our 4 days chimpanzee and gorilla tracking safari in Uganda is your perfect trip. The trip takes you to Kibale national park to trek chimpanzees and then you will proceed to Bwindi to trek gorillas. Kibale park is home to over 13 different species of primates and this making it the best place in Uganda to spot some of the primates. However, since Kibale national park has no gorillas hence the reason why the trip takes you to Bwindi.
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale national park. / Chimpanzee trekking. LD
At 6am, after your breakfast, you will depart Kampala to transfer to fortportal Kibale national park. The drive will take 6 hours arriving in time for lunch. Have lunch and then later in the afternoon, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing. After briefing, you will start your search for the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking takes between 2 to 4 hours and therefore you should be back by 4 pm. The walk through the park as you search the chimpanzees in informative and once you meet the chimps, you are allowed to spend 1 hour following them and taking pictures. Later return to the starting point and then transfer to your hotel.
Budget; Chimpanzee view Guest House
Moderate; Crater safari lodge or Primates lodge standard rooms.
Luxury; Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi forest national park. BLD
In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on the 7-hour journey to transfer to Bwindi. On arrival in Bwindi, you will check into your hotel and you can go visit the batwa pygmies or a nearby local community. This can be organized at an extra fee. Overnight at
Budget: Buhoma community bandas, gorilla close-up lodge, Kisoro travelers rest
Moderate: Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge, Gorilla safari lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge, Gorilla mist camp
Luxury: Mahogany springs hotel, Buhoma lodge
Deluxe; Clouds lodge, gorilla forest camp
Day 3: Gorilla tracking day.
Today you will go trek gorillas in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking takes place in either Bwindi or Mgahinga national park in Uganda. However, this time, we shall be tracking in Bwindi. The actual gorilla trek starts at 8am, however you have to be at the park headquarters at 7am for briefing and allocation of gorilla family to track. Gorilla tracking takes between 2 to 8 hours and you are allowed to spend 1 hour following them and taking pictures. Later after the trek you will return to the starting point and then transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at previous lodge.
Day 4: Drive to Kampala.
In the morning after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kampala. On the way you may stop by the equator to take some photos before proceeding to Kampala arriving before 4 pm. End of our 4 days chimpanzee and gorilla tracking safari.
This safari is available for booking any time of the year. However availability is limited by gorilla tracking permits. Therefore book your trip early to secure your gorilla tracking spot.
For more information about gorilla safaris, check out our gorilla safaris page.