Uganda is home to several primate species and the famous being the two great apes; Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees as well as wildlife encounter. This Uganda tour will bring you face to face with these great apes in the rain forests of Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for gorilla trekking safaris from any of the 04 sectors that makes this park.
This trip will be opened by chimpanzee, wildlife and close with gorilla. Take an early breakfast, start your journey to Kibale forest – the capital of primates. The trip takes you through the countryside arriving at your lodge later that afternoon after stop over for lunch in the beautiful Fort portal. After you arrive at your lodge, you will have enough time to explore the area nearby or simply enjoy a coffee as you read a book.
On the next day, after an early breakfast, you will be transferred for briefing before you start your chimpanzee trek. Your experienced ranger guide will lead you through the tropical forest for an unforgettable and rewarding experience in search of man’s closest relatives the Chimpanzees. When you locate them, you are only allowed 1 hour with them before you start the hike out of the forest.
After lunch, you will take a Swamp walk in Bigodi community – proceeds from this help in community development. This walk through the wetland will bring you close to nature. You might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, several bird species and butterflies. You will also have an opportunity to visit the community and have a coffee experience, banana brewing, basketry, and conversations with the medicine man.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife encounter. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular Savannah park in Uganda and the best place to see lions including the Tree Climbing lions making it the perfect destination for a Uganda Wildlife Safari. It prides in a great diversity of habitats that include: lakes, Savannah grasslands, forests and wetlands that serve as home to the biggest variety of large mammals in the country.
Conduct early morning and evening game drives giving you a chance to see different animals like buffaloes, leopards, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, hippos, various reptiles and birds.
The 2-hour ride on the Kazinga Channel gives you a chance to explore the oasis of wildlife among which are large schools of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, birds, crocodiles and so much more.
Transfer to Bwindi after breakfast, you will start the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – the home to half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site hosting numerous tree species, birdlife, primates, mammals, insects etc. The journey will give you beautiful times as you enjoy the scenery and depending on the sector of Bwindi you will track in; you might drive through the park.
After an early breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area from where you are allocated gorilla families and a ranger guide to lead you in the forest. The ranger guide will give a brief about your time in the forest, after this you will be divided into different groups to trek a specified gorilla family.
Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour. The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. We advise that you take along a porter to help with your day pack and also assist you as you walk through the steep areas in the forest.