This luxury gorilla tracking safari in Uganda will take you to the Bwindi forest National Park the home of the mountain gorillas and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National park. This memorable experience is a chance to know the difference between mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Day 1: Drive To Bwindi Forest National park
Rise up early in the morning and the driver guide will pick you from the overnight hotel and drive you to Bwindi Forest National park. This drive is very scenic with a stopover at the equator to take photographs while standing on both sides of the earth. A water experiment is additional to the fun or a swinging flower in the water. Continue driving through the rich vegetation cover of Kigezi highlands arriving late in the evening ready for dinner and relax.
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Lodge
Having packed your gorilla tracking gears, head to the ranger station for briefing. You will be advised on how to behave while searching for the mountain gorillas, keep alert for the passing by olive baboons, black and white colobus, enchanting red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, chimpanzees and so much more. The rich bird life in this park is unmatched and several birds roam the park.
The mountain gorillas normally keep moving in the park searching for there daily meal of foliage but there delicacy is bamboo, fruits, soft leaves and so much more that the forest provides. When finally you get to meet the gorillas, try to stay away from them at a distance of about 7 meters to avoid direct contact. Take the photographs of your choice as long as you use the sound proof camera. After an hour, return to the lodge to relax.
Day 3 Drive to Kibale National Park
Having enjoyed the fun in the Bwindi forest, start on the journey to Kibale forest the home of the Chimpanzees. This tropical forest harbors numerous other primates like the black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey and so much more. Birds are countless and several of them can be identified by keen birder. They are restless customers of this natural forest as they search for food and others build nest all day. Arrive ready to relax at your lodge.
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge/ Primates Lodge/ Kibale Forest Lodge
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking In Kibale Forest National Park
Get ready for a chimpanzee tracking experience by packing the right gears. The tracking boots, camera, large brim hat, long trouser and long sleeved shirt, insect repellant and so much more. The forest is endowed with a lot to see you only need to pay attention as you move. The natural forest cover has unique trees and little undergrowth.
During the dry seasons the chimpanzees normally feed from the ground while during the wet seasons they feed from the up the trees so you need to be very keen to spot them. Watch they pay from tree to tree and others playing from the vines. Take photographs for memories and return to the lodge to relax.
Day 5: Drive To Entebbe and visit the Uganda Wildlife Education center
Get up early and drive back to Entebbe to catch up with your flight back home but enjoy a walk through the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) the former Entebbe Zoo. This is the home of most of the wild animals that the country hosts in different national park. They are kept in exhibits.
What To Pack For Gorilla Tracking and chimpanzee trekking In Uganda
A sound proof camera
A poncho or rain proof gears.