Trek chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, home to the largest concentration of primates in the world, and wrap up your trip with a trek through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the iconic, critically endangered mountain gorillas.

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR

Airport pick-up and return
Fully escorted by our guide
Travel within Uganda
4nights luxury accommodation
All sightseeing and park entry fees as per itinerary

Day
1
Welcome to Uganda

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by our guide/driver who will transfer you to your hotel where you’ll spend the night.
Distance from airport to hotel:5 minutes
Hotel options:Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Day
2
Drive to Kibale Forest National Park and swamp/community walk

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a five-hour journey to Kibale Forest National Park, which is also known as the primate capital of the world. The park has the highest concentration of primate species in the world, with the chimpanzees the most famous of all.
The drive to Kibale will take you on a trip through some f Uganda’s most scenic countryside – lush green forests and hills dotted with tea plantations – so expect this to be another captivating sight-seeing adventure.
When you arrive in Kibale Forest National Park, you’ll go on an exploration of the park’s diverse habitats and come to close contact with nature. During this nature walk, you’ll get to see some of the 372 bird species that are resident in the park, as well as the ‘naked’ Adam and Eve tree, one of the park’s natural wonders.
You’ll walk through the swamp, passing through grassland where you are likely to spot other primate species, bird species such as the great blue turaco, as well as local communities going about their daily chores. Ugandans are friendly people, so expect them to greet you with enthusiastic waves!
Hotel options:Papaya Lake Lodge

Day
3
Chimpanzee trekking transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you’ll go straight for a chimpanzee tracking adventure. More than 5,000 chimpanzees are said to be resident in Kibale Forest National Park, and 13 other primate species have also been recorded here.
You’ll see these delightful apes swinging in tree branches in this sunny side of nature. You’ll be allowed to stay with them for one hour, but that one hour will be engraved in your memory for many years to come as an encounter with these species is one of the most poignant travel experiences in Uganda.
As you trek through the forest, you’ll also have chance encounters with other mammal species such as bongos, forest buffalos and forest elephants – in addition to plenty of Albertine Rift endemic bird species such as the highly sought-after Great Blue Turaco.
After the chimps adventure, you’ll embark on a journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a voyage that will reward you with views of the vast Rift Valley escarpment, Kazinga Channel, Lake George, Lake Edward and the picturesque Rwenzori Mountains brooding in the distance.
Hotel options:Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Day
4
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4 marks the highlight and end of your trip to Uganda. The ecologically diverse Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the only national park in the world which harbours both the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
About 113 mammal species, more than 200 butterfly species, five primate species and 360 species of birds also call this forest home. But you’re here primarily for the iconic gorillas so today’s focus will be tracking one of the nine habituated gorilla families.
It can take between two to seven hours to locate the gorillas, depending on how lucky you are. But once they are found, you will only be allowed to be with them for a maximum of one hour to avoid stressing them. Still, coming face-to-face with mankind’s closest relatives is a spellbinding, humbling and memorable experience – the most perfect way to wrap up your trip to the Pearl of Africa.
Hotel options:Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Day
5
Depart from Bwindi to Kihihi Airstrip, then to Entebbe

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be driven to the nearby Kihihi Airstrip for your domestic flight to Entebbe International Airport from where you’ll catch your international flight.