6 Days Uganda Primate Safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees)

6 Days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees) to Kibale forest national park a primate wonder where over 13 primate species are spotted. Kibale forest national park is situated in western part of Uganda is famous for Chimpanzee trekking safari. Queen Elizabeth national park on the other hand acts as a stopover and a connecting park for Kibale forest national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. Famous as a top destination for Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Africa at large thus this 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees) will offer you 1 hour with mountain Gorillas in their natural habitats plus 1 more hour with Chimpanzees making it a fascinating and memorable primate viewing adventure in Uganda the pearl of Africa. This 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees) includes 6 days and 5 night’s excursion.

6 Days Uganda Primate Safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees)

Highlights of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees)

  • Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon kazinga channel boat cruise
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 5: Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe for departures

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Kampala to Kibale forest national park: Early morning on day 1 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), a company representative from Achieve Global Safaris will be at either at your hotel in Kampala/ Entebbe or at the airport ready to pick you up and set off on a drive to Kibale forest national park where you will be enjoying chimpanzee trekking adventure the next day. Along the way, you will be rewarded with different stunning views of flora, local people and many more. Enjoy your enroute lunch along the way and upon park arrival, check in your reserved lodge, grab your dinner and have an overnight rest.

Accommodation:  

  • Primates lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest (Mid-range)
  • Kibale Forest camp (Budget)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale forest national park: After breakfast early in the morning on day 2 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), ensure that your backpack is well stocked with enough drinking water, snacks and many other items necessary while trekking chimpanzees then meet your safari guide/ driver for a drive to Kanyanchu to join other trekkers for a pre chimpanzee trekking briefing about the dos and don’ts during trekking and all the possible expectations during chimpanzee trekking. After briefing, you will be led into the forest to search for habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitats in Kibale forest. The trek lasts about 2-5 hours but keep in mind that once you find these chimpanzees, you will spend only 1 hour with chimpanzees closely interacting with them, taking photographs and later on exit the forest back to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, relax at lodge and check out for a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will enjoy your relaxed dinner and have a night sleep. 

Accommodation:

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury) 
  • Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Mweya students Hostels (Budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon kazinga channel boat cruise

Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park: After breakfast on day 3 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), you will be transferred to Kasenyi plains one of the best savanna part of the park where all day game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth national park are conducted. During this day game drive, look out for several park dwellers including Uganda Kob, Elephants, Hippos, Buffaloes and many more plus several bird species, butterflies among others. Return to the lodge for a meal and set off on a thrilling afternoon boat cruise along the common kazinga channel for an opportunity to spot a huge school of Hippos pus other mammals that visit the water over hot scotching sun. After boat cruise, enjoy an enroute game drive as you head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

Accommodation:

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)
  • Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Mweya students Hostels (Budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park: Wake up early for breakfast on day 4 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), pack your lunch box and check out of the lodge for and set off on a journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park situated in far south western part of Uganda in Kanungu district. You will enjoy a stopover in Ishasha sector where you will have a brief game drive in search of tree climbing lions. Proceed with your journey direct to Bwindi impenetrable national park for dinner and overnight sleep.

Accommodation:

  • Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park: After breakfast on day 5 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), pack water, lunch box and wear your gorilla trekking gear. Meet your driver for a transfer to the trailhead of the sector you intend to trek in. you will find other trekkers ready for a briefing about Gorilla trekking where you will get all the possible information about gorilla trekking dos and don’ts before setting off on a 2-8 hours walk in search of the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Spend just 1 hour with gorillas then return to lodge for leisure awaiting dinner and overnight. There is an optional activity of the Batwa experience

Accommodation: 

  • Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge (Mid-range) 
  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget)

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe for departures

Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe: Wake up for breakfast at your lodge on day 6 of 6 days Uganda primate safari tour (Gorillas & Chimpanzees), checkout and be ready for a full day drive back to Kampala. Yes the distance is long but so rewarding with plenty of attractions along the way. Your first stopover will be in Mbarara city for lunch and the next stop at the Equator which is such a beautiful stopover for almost all travelers heading to western part of Uganda. Expect to arrive in Kampala in viewing for either drop-off at a hotel or airport.  

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

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