This 6 Days Primates Watching Tour takes you to the two national parks inhabited by primates. Visit Kibale Forest National Park famous for chimpanzee tracking and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for mountain gorillas. This is one of the best adventure safaris in Africa.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. You will pass by Nakayima tree in Mubende, a cultural tree where you will get lots of stories. Reaching Fort Portal early in the afternoon, relax and refresh at the hotel. You may go for a cultural tour in the evening among the Batooro community. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe) / Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/ CVK Hotel or Chimps nest Lodge (Budget).
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will see more other primates such as the red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. After lunch, transfer to QENP reaching in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Kyambura game Lodge (Deluxe)/ Ihamba Lodge (Budget).
Day 3: Game Drives and Boat cruise
After a cup of coffee, go for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park. You will see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and many more. Drive back to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, after lunch and proceed for the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Different animals that come to drink water at the channel and water birds will be viewed along the shores such buffalos, elephants, school of hippos, crocodiles as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and Overnight stay (Day 2)
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi NP via Ishasha sector with game drives search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest found in the southern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma rest camp (Budget)/ Silverback Lodge (Deluxe)/ Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury).
Day 5: Gorilla tracking and Cultural Walk
Early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 3-9 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural wild. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then transfer back to your lodge for relaxation. If still early, you may go for community walk in the evening to visit the Batwa (pygmies) and get entertained with their traditional dances. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 4).
Day 6: Transfer to Kampala
After your relaxed breakfast, set off for Kampala. On your way to Kampala, you will have scenic view of mountains, plain fields and plantations. You will make several stopovers to do shopping and photography, reaching Kampala in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel or to the airport in case you departure flight is on schedule.
End of safari.