5 Days Gorilla & Chimps Safari
Enjoy this spectacular and splendid 5 days Bwindi and Kibale forest national park safari, starting and ending in Kigali. Takeup a chimpanzee walking tour and as well as adventuring the prestigious gorillas in the Bwindi impenetrable forest. You will also go on a birder’s nature walking activity at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as you search for chimps and other primates as well as the numerous bird species, and enjoy the scenic views of tea plantations on your way to the forest.
This package offers a remarkable opportunity to be part of a memorable safari in the double national parks famous for abundant fauna and flora species. Below is a wellelaborated itinerary for this 5 days Uganda primates safari:
Day 1: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After a delicious early morning meal at your place of accommodation or upon collection from Kigali airport on your 1st day of the 5 days Uganda primates safari, embark on the journey towards the north of Rwanda leading to Bwindi National Park in the south west of Uganda,” the Pearl of Africa”. It is a trip of over 5 hrs’ drive, but crosses through the rolling hill slopes, knolls and mounds of Musanze, moving via Katuna border. Move on to Kabale town for a flavorous lunch as you continue to Uganda’s most prominent park and homeland to almost half of the world’s total population of mountain gorillas with over 1400 individuals. – Bwindi impenetrable National Park for. Sign in at the lodge of your choice i.e, Bwindi Ride 4 A Woman Guest House, Bwindi Forest Lodge, Rushaga gorilla Lodge, etc for relaxation in anticipation of the mega adventure that awaits you the next morning.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi
With an early morning aromatic and delish breakfast on day 2 of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, vacate the lodge at about 7:30am and set off for briefing at the guest information center in Rushaga part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The briefing plenary is mainly meant to notify guests of the important precautions they require to put in mind as they encounter with the huge mountain gorillas during their mountain gorilla expedidition activity.
It will require you to carry packed lunch/ take away and bottled drinking water along with you in the sense that the adventure tends to last for 3-8 hrs basing on where the mobile gorilla family allotted is sighted. Periodic stopovers will be done to enable catch your breath and sip some water and the on carried soft snacks to fine-tune your vigour. After the tracking, get back to the starting point, meet up with your driver/ guide who will lead you to your desired accommodation for night live and a tasty dinner.
Day 3: Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park
Having hard a tasty breakfast on this day of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, bid farewell to Bwindi National park for Kibale forest national park. Kibale is a well known primate centre of Africa and homestead to more than 13 primate species including Uganda’s largest population of Chimpanzees. Move through Kabale to Ntungamo and break off at Kasese town, with spectacular and magnificent views of the sky-up Rwenzori ranges capped with snow. Shortly you will be a guest in Fort portal, Uganda’s famous and beautiful tourism city, get a nutritious lunch and if time is available, take a brief but memorable town tour, visit the local markets i.e, Kabundaire market, Mpanga market, etc or visit the crater lakes, such as Lakes Nyinambuga, Nyabikere, Nyinabulitwa, etc, in the outskirts of Fort portal town. Check in at your lodge of choice for overnight stay and a delicious meal.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Swamp Walk
On this day 4 of your 5 days Uganda primates safari, you trek chimpanzees; another amazing, wonderful, memorable, exciting and an easier adventure. After an early morning nutritious and tasty meal at around 7:00am travel to the park headquarters where a briefing in regard to the safety precautions and tracking norms will be administered. Thereafter, move to the beginning point, to commence your chimpanzee trek in the forest. After this memorable and amazing primate adventure, get back to your vehicle, and head to the point of origin, you may opt for a cookout/picnic or move back to the hotel for delish lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for sight of a series of birds and other several primates such as Red Colobus monkey, baboons, Blue monkey- grey cheeked, Red Tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey,etc .Bigodi is a paradise for birders and renown of these birds in this swamp include the Grand Blue Turaco, Black Bishop, Yellow billed Barbet, Brown- backed Scrub-robin, Western Nicator, Black-Crowned Waxbill, etc these can easily be sighted amongst the other 138 species. There is also a wide range of butterflies, insects and flowers. Additional mammals which can also be viewed include;Sitatunga, Mongoose, bush pigs, Otters, Chimpanzees, etc. Then later get back for relief and a nutritious dinner with an overnight at your accommodation of preference.
Day 5: Transfer To Kigali
You will bid farewell to Kibale National Park with great memories and remarkable experience with the chimpanzees, birds, numerous and abundant flora and fauna and other notable primates, drive through Fort portal leading to Kigali. A delicious lunch along the route, either in Ntungamo or Kabale. Python Safari representative will deliver you to a hotel of your like in Kigali city or at the airport in the evening to meet up with your quitting flight, summing up your splendid and remakable 5 days Uganda primates safari.