This 6 Day Primates and wildlife Uganda Safari is designed for someone who has less time to spend in Uganda but is interested majorly in Gorillas and chimp trek and a bit of wildlife, this trip starts in Entebbe, the drive to Kibale forest National Park will take you approximately 6 hours including a lunch stopover in Fort Portal. Kibale Forest National Park famous for chimpanzee tracking amongst the 13 primate’s species hosted by the park, other primates that call Kibale Forest its home include, colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys. Chimp tracking is an easier trek lasting average of 3 hours, minimum age is 12 years, visitors are put in the groups of 06 people. Tracking starts at 0800am and 0200pm for morning and afternoon sessions respectively. However on this trip you will do a morning chimp trek, after the trek you will return to your lodge for lunch before transferring to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park, a sector that is famous for its tree climbing lions among other wild animals that can be seen in the Ishasha plains including buffalos, elephants, topis, kobs and different species of monkeys. From Ishasha head to Bwindi National Park in anticipation of your Gorilla trek.

Gorilla tracking can be done at 4 designated locations including Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhijja and Buhoma with a total of 18 Gorilla habituated families that can be tracked every single day. On your day of tracking visitors are allocated different families in the groups of 8 people and are allowed to view the Gorillas maximum of one hour per day.  Trekking time depends on the group allocated to, ranging from 3 to 8 hours.

After this unforgettable experience it will be time to head back to Entebbe, you can decide to drive 09 hours or opt for a 01-hour scheduled flight from Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe airport connect to your onward international flight back home.

For a more details and ideas on what else to do and to stay, please get in touch with us.

Safari Highlights:

  • Private Game drives in Queen Elizabeth and the Ishasha Sector
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Community activities in Bwindi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport   – Entebbe Hotel (Approx. 10 -30 mins drive)

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, your will be met and welcomed by our representative. He will be your tour and driver guide for the rest of the days you will be in the country. After the interaction and brief introduction, you will be transferred to your preferred Hotel in Entebbe for Overnight stay. Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation Options:

  • Papyrus Guest house (BUDGET)
  • Boma Guest House/2 Friends Guest House/Best Western Hotel (MIDRANGE)
  • Hotel No. 5/Lake Victoria Serena Resort (UPMARKET)


Day 2: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park (Approx. 6- 7hrs drive)

Early morning have your breakfast at the lodge and depart for Kibale National Park. The Journey will take you through the Western Rift Valley’s Albertine Escarpment as well as the green country side and traditional homesteads of the local people with in the Bunyoro and Toro Kingdoms. Upon arriving in Fort portal, clear days will give you a glimpse of the legendary snowcapped Mountain also famously known as the “Mountains of the Moon” (Mt Rwenzori). Kibale Forest National Park is a home to 13 primate species including the common Mans’ closest Cousins (Chimpanzees). The Forest is also a home to over 325 bird species including the rare Green Breasted Pitta.  Arrive at your Lodge in the afternoon. Check in and later set out for a nature and bird walk with in the Bigodi Swamp. The wetland is a project being run by local communities and is much known for its rich diversity of bird species and other primates. It also provides employment and job opportunities to the local youth through tour guiding. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay. Full Board

Accommodation Options:

  • Kibale Guest Cottages (BUDGET)
  • Turaco Tree Tops (MIDRANGE)
  • Crater Safari Lodge/Chimpundu Safari Lodge/Primates Lodge (UPMARKET)


Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning breakfast at your lodge and set out for a half day Chimpanzee tracking experience. You will be transferred to the park headquarters ay Kanyanchu for a 30-40mins briefing and get to know more about the chimpanzees and their ways of living with in the forest. After this, you will then embark on your journey to search for these primates through the forest. On spotting the chimps, you are only given one Hour to be with them as you take videos and pictures. Along the way other primate species can be spotted such as the LHoest’s Monkeys, Red tailed Monkeys, Blue Vervet Monkeys, and Black & White colobus Monkeys among others. Other animals that can be seen are Forest Elephants, Buffalos and a lot of bird species. After the tracking, return to your Lodge for Lunch and afternoon transfer to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is commonly known for harboring the rare tree climbing Lions.

Accommodation Options:

  • Enjojo Lodge – Tents (BUDGET)
  • Enjojo Lodge – Cottages MIDRANGE)
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp (UPMARKET)


Day 4: Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Approx. 5hrs drive)

Early morning Game drive in the Ishasha sector searching for the rare tree climbing lions. Afternoon embark on your journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The park is well known for being a habit to the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. Check in at your Lodge. Full Board.

Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (UPMARKET)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The day is finally here for your unforgettable life time experience of meeting face to face with the giant mountain Gorillas. You will start your day with an early breakfast at your lodge and then transfer to the Park headquarters (Depending on which location you have booked your accommodation) for briefing. There are 4 sectors in which Gorilla trekking takes place with in Bwindi Forest. The northern side of the park is comprised of Buhoma and Ruhija Sector and the southern side comprised of Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. After Briefing, you will start on your day’s trek. Searching for the gorillas may take like 2-5hrs depending on where they were last spotted the previous day. Once they have been spotted, you will be given one hour to take videos, photos and also get a chance to ask the rangers and the guides any questions about these giant apes.  Besides the great Apes, the forest is also a home to other wildlife and bird species such as butterflies, primates, mammals, frogs and so on which all can be seen along the way to the Gorillas. After seeing the Gorillas, you will then head back to your lodge and retire for the rest of the day. The whole day activity can take between 5 to 9hrs. Packed Lunch and hiring porters are highly recommended. If time permits, you will also visit the Ride 4 A Woman project in Buhoma and get a chance to interact with local women and also learn about their variety of hand work crafts made out of local materials like basket weaving and knitting. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. Full Board

Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (UPMARKET)


Day 6: Bwindi and then drive or fly to Entebbe (Approx. 8-9hrs drive)/ OR 1.5hrs flight time

After your morning early breakfast, you will be transferred back to Entebbe with en route stopovers for lunch and also photographs and the Equator water experience. Drop off at the Airport for your connecting flight to your next destination.

Alternatively, you will be transferred to the Airstrip in Kihihi/Kisoro for your morning or afternoon domestic flight back to Entebbe with Aerolink Uganda. Upon arrival at the Airport, you will check in for your onward flight to your next destination.


What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • One Gorilla Permit per person
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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