5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

This 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari will take you Kibale Forest National Park which is a known true natural habitat for chimpanzees, get to see them swinging in the tropical forest. From there, head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking. This tour also has a relaxation evening at the magnificent view of Lake Bunyonyi.

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari Highlights

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake bunyonyi

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

You’ll be picked up from your hotel and be ready for a 9 hours’ drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch along the way. On arrival, late dinner will be served at the lodge, with its scenic view of the forest, of Kibale National Park.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge

Luxury lodge located just outside Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari
Chimp tracking in Kibale national park

Have an early morning breakfast before departing to the park headquarters where you will be given a safety and tracking briefing. You will then be taken by vehicle to a starting point, to commence your chimpanzee trek in the forest. After this phenomenal wildlife experience, return to your vehicle on the edge of the forest, returning to Isunga Lodge for lunch. Take an afternoon swamp walk in Bigodi Swamp sanctuary to see some birds and other primates.

Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge

Luxury lodge located just outside Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Have an early breakfast prior to departing for Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park and watch out for the eye-catching big game on the way like elephants, buffalos, antelopes, warthogs and other wildlife. In the afternoon, relax while having lunch in Kihihi town or take a walk to the bustling market of Kihihi. Continue to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla experience.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Luxury lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and Transfer to Lake bunyonyi

5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for briefing by park ranger guides, depart with picnic lunch boxes to start gorilla trekking. The activity can last up to 4 hours or more to find the mountain gorillas as you hike up and down the slopes with dense mist-covered vegetation. Hence you will have a packed lunch for this activity.

This active quest will eventually bring you to the face of one of the most sought-after creatures-the mountain gorillas. Upon reaching them, you will have a full hour with them while observing and learning their behavior as you take photos. You will later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, for the optional activities like canoeing, boat ride, and community visits.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: Arcadia Lodges Lake Bunyonyi

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe

After breakfast, start on the long drive back to Entebbe/Kampala with the memory of the great rare mountain apes. Have lunch en route with a stopover at the equator line for experimentation. Arrive late in the evening to be dropped off at Entebbe International Airport at approximately 6 pm to check in for your air transfer back home!

Main Destination: Kampala (City)

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Bottled water
  • All Meals included

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Uganda.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, etc.



All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.




GMT +3


220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.


Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.


Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.


Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.


You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 


East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.


For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel


As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day


Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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