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5 Days Uganda Primates Tour

5 Days Uganda Primates Tour – Gorilla Trekking Uganda and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

(Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys and Mountain Gorillas)

The 5 days Uganda Primates Tour is every primate lover’s perfect way to go gorilla trekking in Uganda, do chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking. This Uganda primates safari also gives you the opportunity to explore three of Uganda’s National Parks for the country’s top three primate species that are Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees and Golden monkeys. 

Kibale Forest in the western side of Uganda is known for sheltering Uganda’s highest Chimpanzee population, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda is known for being a home to the World’s highest Mountain gorilla population while Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s only habitat of the Golden monkeys.

Chimpanzee - 5 Days Uganda Primates Tour

Highlights of the 5 days Uganda Primates Tour

 

  • Mountain gorilla trekking.
  • Chimpanzee trekking.
  • Golden monkey tracking.
  • Visit to the famous Nakayima Tree.
  • Breathtaking views of the Virunga Volcanoes.
  • Tour of the lush Bigodi wetland Sanctuary.
  • A chance to see several forest, wetland and Albertine Rift endemic bird species.
  • Several mammals especially primates across the verdant forests.
  • Equator Experience.
  • Drive by a comfortable 4WD Vehicle.

Itinerary highlights of the 5 days Uganda Primates Tour.

Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi wetland walk.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking and cultural tour

Day 5: Return to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary of 5 days Uganda Primates Tour

Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi wetland tour

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet with our Company Safari guide who will start by briefing you on the interesting safari you are about to undertake. Leave Kampala for the western side of Uganda and transverse the districts of Mityana and Mubende where you will have your first stop at Nakayima Ancestral Tree that is often worshiped by locals and continue with the scenic drive relishing the large rock boulders, lush tea plantations and stop at Fort Portal City for Lunch.

Before entering Kibale Forest National Park, you will be heading to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary for a guided nature walk that will reward you with the sights and sounds of some of the primates as well as wetland bird species that call the Sanctuary home. Expect to see the black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, vervet monkeys and L’Hoests monkeys among others as well as the Papyrus gonolek, Great blue Turaco and many other bird species. Head back to the Park and check-in at the Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge or Primate Lodge.
  • Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse or Kibale Forest Camp
  • Budget: Chimps Nest.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Almost half of your day will be spent in the jungles of Kibale Forest National Park in-search for the Chimpanzees. Start the day with breakfast served at the Lodge and a briefing at the Park Headquarters before venturing into the jungles for one of the habituated Chimpanzee community. Spend 1-2 hours searching for them and once found, spend 60 minutes studying their unique characteristics that make them our closest relatives and also take photos of your memorable encounter.

Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out of the Lodge for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will come across some of the savannah Park’s iconic wildlife species that include the Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, Topis, Bushbucks, Common elands and Defassa waterbucks among others. Arrive Bwindi in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Camp
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge.
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Start this beautiful day with a delicious Continental Breakfast and transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing on mountain gorilla trekking. Make sure to have your trekking gear, drinking water and walking stick for the challenging yet rewarding trek lasting 1-3 hours.

Although the activity is hectic, it won’t be a boring because it will be informative with several interesting attractions encountered and will be paid off when you finally spot the mountain gorillas. Spend one hour taking photos and learning about their beautiful lifestyle, adaptations and physical characteristics. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out for a transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Mucha Hotel.
  • Budget: Amajambere Iwacu Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Golden monkey tracking and Batwa cultural tour

Golden monkey tracking is conducted like Gorilla trekking although it is less hectic and physically demanding as the latter. Have breakfast and transfer to Ntebeko briefing point for the guidelines of conducting the activity and venture into the jungles of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in-search for the frisky golden monkeys.

These primates occupy the lower slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes characterized by Bamboo forests and once spotted, get out your camera to take photos as they play, feed or groom each other. Spend one hour with them and return to the Lodge for a hot meal. In the evening head for a tour around the Batwa pygmy communities. This will allow you experience their unique culture and finalize with an energizing cultural dance. Retire to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

  • Luxury: Mount Gahinga Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Mucha Hotel.
  • Budget: Amajambere Iwacu Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

Have breakfast and leave for Kampala with a lunch break in Mbarara Town and another stop at Uganda Equator for photos and some of the organized Equator experiments. Reach the City in the evening for dinner and overnight.

This is the 5 days Uganda Primates Tour.

Your 5 days Uganda Primates Tour includes;

  • Gorilla permit at $700.
  • Chimpanzee permit at $200.
  • Golden monkey permit at $60.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Bottled water.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Ground transportation by customized 4WD Vehicle.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Queen, Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks.
  • Meals according to the meal Plan.
  • Ranger/guide fees.
  • Fuel fees.
Chimpanzee - 5 Days Uganda Primates Tour

Your 5 days Uganda Primates Tour excludes;

  • Personal expenses such as laundry fees, gratuities, shopping bills, telephone and cigarettes among others.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
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