4 Day Uganda Chimpanzee, Gorilla Tour


chimpanzee-tracking-kibale-UgandaA  private affordable Uganda Chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla Tour in Kibale National Park and Bwindi Gorilla park respectively.

This 4 days Uganda Primate Safari with Ecological Uganda Safaris will offer you an opportunity to track the chimpanzees living in Kibale National Park as well as trek Mountain gorillas of Bwindi National Park, enjoy an optional Batwa cultural experience and if lucky see the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest – Gorilla Sanctuary

Today our guide from Ecological Uganda Safaris will pick you up very early in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Bwindi by road. You will make a couple of stopovers along the ways – at the Uganda Equator where you will take photos, and then for lunch in Mbarara town before finally arriving in Bwindi park where will have your dinner and spend the night.

Accommodation options include:

Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds lodge

Mid range Accommodation: Gorilla mist lodge / Engagi lodge / chameleon hill lodge / Travelers’ rest hotel in kisoro / Lake Kitandara camp / Mahogany springs / Nkuringo campsite

Standard Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Nkuringo camp site / Silver back lodge / Buhoma Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Bwindi view Bandas / Nkuringo campsite bandas Buhoma Community Bandas / Nshongi gorilla resort / Virunga Hotel

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Cultural Experience

This is the highlight of this safari. Following an early breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed by the park warden as well as assigned guides who will lead you on this activity. Clad in hiking boots, rain jacket, walking sticks, as well as a packed lunch and drinking water you will hike through the forest looking for the gorillas for a couple of hours. The duration of the trek takes between 2-6 hours based on the gorilla’s movements. Once you find them you will be allowed to spend an hour in their midst taking photos, record videos and observing them feed, play and cater for one another; the sheer size of the silverback which can grow up 350 pounds will stun you.

Afterwards, there will be an optional Batwa Cultural Experience that will include entertainment by the locals (music dance and drama), learning about their traditional methods of survival and personal interaction with them. You will also visit a number of their local projects, craft shops and schools.

Head back for dinner and the night’s rest at your lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park- home of Chimpanzees

Following your breakfast you will drive to Kibale National Park to take part in the exciting chimpanzee trekking activity. Along the drive you will be stunned by the beautiful scenery green terraced rising and falling terrain. Whenever you feel like, please request your driver to stop so that you can take photographs or do some sightseeing. On arrival in Kibale, you will check into your accommodation have dinner and enjoy the night’s rest there.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury Facilities: Kyaninga Lodge / Primate Lodge / Ndali Lodge

Moderate Facilities: Chimpanzee Guest House / Mountains of the Moon,

Budget Facilities: Chimpanzee guest house / Atako Guest House / Ruwenzori View Guest House

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking, Return to Kampala

Today you will have breakfast very early in the morning and then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the chimpanzee trekking activity before heading into the forest. Kibale National Park is home to 13 different primate species so you will encounter a number of these including: the Baboons, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black & White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, Blue Monkeys and the Red Colobus Monkeys. When you find the chimpanzees, you will spend an hour with them watching them play, feed and even get an opportunity to record a video or take photographs.

At the end of the trek, you will return to your accommodation check-out and start on the drive back to Kampala.

End of 4 Days Uganda Primate Safari, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking

The Safari includes:

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
  • Full board accommodation,
  • Full time professional driver-guide speaking English,
  • All activities detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water during the safari,
  • All transfers as detailed in itinerary

The Safari does NOT include

  • Visas Fees,
  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation fees for the night when the safari has ended
  • international flights,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • Purchase of personal items
  • Tips


Because the number of available gorilla permits are very limited. We recommend our clients to book this safari earlier before their planned safari day to enable us to guarantee availability of permits on the dates they wish to trek gorillas.

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