6 Days Uganda Primates Safari – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale, Lake Bunyonyi & Ngamba Island Chimps Tour

Overview of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda

About Chimpanzee trekking /Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris The of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda take you to Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The prime Uganda safari activities include the Mountain Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking/viewing. Encountering the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats and the chimpanzees, our closest relatives is very rewarding. The heritage tours to the Amabere caves and the adventurous hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field combine to generate ultimate Africa safari memories.

Uganda safari Highlight of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & do Fort Portal Crater lake hike & then transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do  Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon.

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Drive along with impressive scenic landscapes of the Rwenzori Mountains & the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth NP

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center, Uganda Equator stop at Kayabwe & arrive in Entebbe in the evening.

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do Half Day Ngamba Island Tour

Detailed Uganda Safari Itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda

Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves & do Fort Portal Crater lake hike & then transfer to Kibale National Park After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the drive to Fort Portal area 300km about 4 – 5 hours’ drive. You will drive through impressive countryside landscapes of Uganda with impressive scenic views including the scenic Mubende inselbergs. You arrive in time for lunch after which you will proceed to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you will first visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves, an ancient site that locals believe to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. Geologically, the features are stalactites and stalagmites.  From the caves, continue to hike the Fort Portal Crater field where you will summit the famous Kyeganywa hill offering impressive views of the crater lakes and crater hollows below and the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Return from this activity and transfer to Kibale National Park Uganda 26km from Fort Portal town arriving at the lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Accommodation Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages Midrange:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage Budget:   Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Mainhouse room

Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do Chimpanzee Trekking in the morning & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon.

After breakfast, embark on the chimpanzee tour Uganda encounter in Kibale Forest National Park. You gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center for briefing at 8 am by the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers after which you head to the prehistoric forest in search of your closest cousin. Kibale National Park offers great flora concentration with 351 Species of trees some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall. The park also supports 70 species of mammals and 13 species of Primates among which include the common chimpanzee, Black and white colobus and red-tailed monkey.  The 375 Species of birds thieve in the park including the impressive western green tinker bird, two species of pittas (African and green-breasted), olive long-tailed cuckoo, African grey parrot and the endemic ground thrush (Turdus kibalensis). Thus makes the search for the chimpanzees beyond the ordinary. Upon encountering the chimps, you have an opportunity to see them munch fruit, hunt, patrol, copulate, young ones playing, make pant hooting calls among other interesting aspects for one full hour. The exciting moments with the chimps will leave you with no other option but to be active with your cameras to make a reserve of remarkable photos that will always take you back to the memories of this wonderful moment. Retreat from the activity and connect to the starting point where you connect with your company guide, settle for your packed lunch after which you connect to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for an afternoon walk. Bigodi wetland is an eco-tourism project developed and managed by the community sheltering a count of 138 bird species which include the Great Blue Turaco. The swamp also supports the swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope but importantly features a heritage encounter to the local people and craft centre that enables you to explore the local way of life. Retreat from the 2 hours walk back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight Accommodation Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages Midrange:  Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage Budget:   Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Main house room

Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Drive along with impressive scenic landscapes of the Rwenzori Mountains & the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda driving past the amazing scenic landscapes of the mountains of the moon – the Rwenzoris towering up to 5,109m above sea level with snow-capped peaks. You also drive past the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda lying on the Albertine rift flats. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Accommodation Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8 am and eventual start of the gorilla trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla trekking encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi Uganda, you embark on a thrilling sunset boat cruise on the lake of a thousand islands as it has been dubbed because of its counts of 29 Islands. The cruise presents an evening soothing recreational encounter that is worth exploring and refreshment after gorilla trek adventure. Retire for dinner and overnight.  Accommodation: Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort Midrange:  Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Transfer to Entebbe, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center, Uganda Equator stop at Kayabwe & arrive in Entebbe in the evening.

After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Entebbe 477km about 8 hours’ drive via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will have an option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. You can make an en-route stop at the Equator for more photos and passing through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and Uganda wildlife safari. Accommodation: Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe Midrange: 2 Friends Beach Hotel Budget: Airport Guesthouse Entebbe

Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda: Do Half Day Ngamba Island Tour

Located 23 km offshore from Entebbe, this 100 acres forested island is a safe haven for juvenile/ orphaned chimpanzees that are free to enjoy the natural habitat on this wonderful island. Ngamba Island is home to a variety of plants and tree species, wild water and forest bird species, beautiful but unique reptile species such as snakes and lizard varieties plus beautiful lake scenery all available to make your safari a great memory. You will have a unique opportunity for close viewing of chimpanzees in their natural environment due to the pre-arranged supplementary feeding times (11.00 am & 3.00 pm each day) that bring the chimpanzees to within meters of the raised walkway designed for easy viewing and provide excellent photographic opportunities. Retreat from the activity to mark the end of Uganda tour.

End of the 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari Chimpanzee trekking Safari Uganda