5 Days Uganda Great Apes Safari Tour
This 6-Day Great Apes safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. On the two treks, you get up close and personal with both the chimpanzees and the Mountain Gorillas. You begin with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park where you go in search for man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees. From Kibale, you drive through scenic landscape to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your date with the gentle giants.
1.Budget -Range Tour
This Budget -range tour uses lodges and resorts.
2. Can be Private tour /shared tour
This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others or it can be shared as well .
3.Can start any day
If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
4.Can be customized
You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.
5.Suitable for solo travelers
Solo travelers can book this private tour.
6.Minimum age of 16 years
The minimum age for this tour is 16 years.
Accommodation & Meals
Day-1.Lake Victoria Granada Hotel -Entebbe
Budget -range guest house in or near Entebbe – Dinner & Breakfast Included
Day: 2-3 .Kibale Forest Camp -Kibale National Park
Budget -range lodge in Kibale NP – All Meals Included
Day 4:Gorilla Valley Lodge
Budget -range in Bwindi National Park – All Meals Included
Day :5.Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resortb
Budget -range resort in Lake Bunyonyi – All Meals Included
6 End of tour -(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
You arrive at Entebbe airport on, located on a peninsula that juts out into the largest fresh water lake in Africa, where a driver/guide from Uzuri Uganda Safaris will welcome you to the ‘pearl of Africa’ and transfer you to nearby Karibu Guest House in Entebbe.
Day 1:Transfer to Kibale National Park (Chimpanzee)
You are up early (6.00am) and enjoy your breakfast. After your breakfast, you will be met by your driver/guide who will help you load up. Once all the bags are in the car, you will commence your drive to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal town. The journey will take you through the lush green countryside on the Mityana-Mubende road to Fort portal. You will enjoy lunch in Fort Portal. After lunch, you will visit the crater lakes region and then in the evening, complete your transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Once in Kibale, you will find Kibale Forest Camp or Similar and will check-in. You then have the rest of the day to yourself. Later, dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp .
Main Destination : Kibale National Park
Accommodation :Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan : All Meal Included
Day 2 :Chimpanzee Trek & Visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.
Today you are in for some real monkey business! After breakfast, you visit Kibale Forest National Park, reputed for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. You go on a guided nature walk in the tropical rain forest in search of the wild chimpanzees and many other primates. The guides and rangers will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them at close quarters. After the mandatory 1-hour is finished, head back to the park HQ where you will meet your driver/guide. You will be driven back to the lodge for lunch.
Optional: After lunch, you can choose to visit the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – a swamp in the tropical jungle, filled with natural wonders that have amazed and delighted thousands. After this trek, return to Kibale Forest Camp for dinner and overnight.
Main Destination : Kibale National Park
Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan : All Meal Included
Day 3 :Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas )
You are up early (7.00am). Enjoy your breakfast and be ready for the drive (5 hours) to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the northern sector (Buhoma). While you will not enter Queen Elizabeth National Park, the early part of this drive takes you via one of Uganda’s lush savannah parks. You might run into some of the savannah game or view them from a distance en-route. With your carry-on lunch (you will have fruit and snacks in the vehicle), you continue on your drive to Rushaga . You will arrive in Bwindi in the early late afternoon/early evening and check-in at Gorilla Valley Lodge for your overnight stay.
Main Destination : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Gorilla Valley Lodge
Meal Plan :All Meals included
Day 4 :Gorilla Trek & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi(Switzerland of Africa)
You are up early (6.00am) and enjoy your breakfast. After, you are transferred to park HQ where rangers of Uganda Wildlife Authority will take you through some formalities and a briefing.
With a packed lunch in your carry-on, you will be allocated the Gorilla family you will be tracking this morning. Once the briefing is complete, you head to a trail-head where you start your trek to find the gorilla family you are tracking. When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, take in everything as you watch the gorillas go about their day. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest with the knowledge that you are in the presence of the few remaining wild mountain gorillas. After the mandatory one hour is up, the rangers will lead you back to the trail-head where you will find your guide to commence your drive to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi. On arrival in Bunyonyi, check-in at Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort and enjoy a hot lunch. You have the rest of the day to yourself.
Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi (Home of Small Birds )
Accommodation : Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Meal Plan : All meals included
Day 5 :Drive to Entebbe & Departure
This morning, wake up early and enjoy your breakfast. At 7.30am, commence the drive to Entebbe International Airport. You will enjoy lunch enroute. After lunch, you continue onto Entebbe with a stop at the Equator Crossing for some fun photos and a visit to the crafts village. After, you complete your drive and transfer to Entebbe International Airport where your driver/guide will drop you off in time for you to check-in (we advise our clients to check-in online to avoid a delay in case of unforeseen circumstances) for your onward flight home.
Main Destination:Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
End of 5 Days Uganda Great Apes Safari Tour
Important Information on the 5 Days Uganda Great Apes Safari Tour.
A professional driver/guide
Roundtrip airport transfer
All Meals & Drinks
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Terms and Conditions
30%of the tour price should be deposited in order to confirm this Safari Tour .