Chimpanzees & Gorilla Trekking: Uganda Adventure

The is our premier primate safari, featuring 2 full days of gorilla trekking tours as well as chimpanzee trekking.

The Gorilla Trekking Uganda: Rainforest Adventure is our premier primate trip, featuring chimp trekking and two full days of gorilla trekking. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure was planned for 3 wildlife enthusiasts from Kansas City who wanted to cross a gorilla sighting off their bucket lists. They overnighted at a lovely bed and breakfast in Entebbe before heading off to Uganda to begin their journey.

They stayed 2 nights at the tranquil Ndali Lodge overlooking a private lake. They spent the first day bird watching on the beautiful grounds and touring the vanilla farm. Then their Gorilla Trekking Uganda adventure continued with an early chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest National Park, which has the largest concentration of chimps in Africa. They got up close with chimpanzees and the park’s many other species of primates, then enjoyed a traditional Ugandan lunch with a local community leader and had the rest of the evening to themselves.

Next they traveled to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which offers a diverse range of wildlife sightings, from tree climbing lions to hippos and hundreds of species of birds. They spent the night at the cozy and secluded Mweya Safari Lodge. The next day took them on a game drive in the Ishasha region on their way to Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge. They spent 2 nights at the lodge surrounded by stunning views of the river and rainforest.

Finally, it was time for a gorilla trekking adventure. Our clients ventured into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to track a band of gorillas through their amazing rainforest habitat and watch them interact with each other in their nests. They spent the next night at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, where they had a day to relax before another full day of gorilla trekking.

The next day, their Gorilla Trekking Uganda adventure came to an end. They had some time to explore the town of Kigali in Rwanda before heading to the airport for their trip home.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Upon your arrival in Entebbe, you’ll be transferred to your accommodations at Karibu Guest House. Situated in a tranquil area with modern, stylishly furnished rooms, Karibu Guest House offers complete comfort.
Karibu Guest House

Day 2
After breakfast, make your way to Kibale/Fort Portal and your luxurious accommodations at Ndali Lodge. Ndali Lodge is situated on a 1,000-acre farm and overlooks its own private lake. Relax on the veranda to take in the flora and fauna, including many beautiful birds.
Ndali Lodge

Day 3
After a scrumptious breakfast, get ready to go for an adventure like no other: chimp trekking in Kibale National Park. The park contains some of the continent’s most dense and varied rainforest and is home to 13 species of primates. The star attractions are the 1,500 chimpanzees, but your guided walk will offer the opportunity to see rare red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, as well as olive baboons, grey-cheeked mangabeys, blue monkeys, and bush babies. Following your trek, enjoy lunch at Tinka’s. Tinka is a prominent community leader in the Bigodi district. Receive a warm welcome into his home and enjoy a traditional Ugandan meal. Learn about Ugandan cuisine while Tinka describes each dish and teaches you about the the farming, harvesting, and cooking methods involved in preparing the foods. The rest of the day is yours to spend relaxing at the lodge or perhaps taking a guided tour of the vanilla farm.
Ndali Lodge

Day 4
Today, you’ll depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll spend one luxurious night at Mweya Safari Lodge. Located in the heart of the park and surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains (the “Mountains of the Moon”), Mweya Safari Lodge offers you a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness. You have the option of taking a land or water safari, visiting the nearby Katwe Explosion Crater, or simply relaxing in your cozy accommodations.
Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 5
After breakfast, head out on an exciting game drive in the Ishasha region, making your way to Buhoma Lodge. Spend the day discovering the area before heading to your accommodations at Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge, where you will spend 2 nights. Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity in a spectacular rainforest setting.
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge

Day 6
Today brings the opportunity to go on an exciting adventure: gorilla trekking! Learn all about this fascinating and beautiful species as you track them in their natural habitat and watch them interact. This is an unbelievable experience not to be missed.
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge

Day 7 – 8
After breakfast, the journey continues as you make your way to Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, conveniently located to access Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy another full day of gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s most famous destination. Don’t forget your camera!
Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel

Day 9
This morning brings the end of your Gorilla Trekking and Uganda Rainforest Adventure. Make your way to Kigali and learn about Rwandan history at the Genocide Memorial before heading to the airport and beginning your journey home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
9 day stay
2 travelers

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