3 Days Primate Safari

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Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kibale forest National Park

Your thrilling three-day journey begins at 11 am in Entebbe, a picturesque town nestled along the shores of Lake Victoria. After arriving at the airport, you will be greeted by your guide who will accompany you on an unforgettable road trip to Kibale Forest National Park. As you embark on the drive, which takes around 5 to 6 hours, you’ll be treated to mesmerizing views of the Ugandan countryside. Passing through vibrant villages and rolling hills, you’ll get a taste of the local culture and immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of Uganda.

Upon reaching Kibale Forest National Park, you’ll check into your accommodation and have some time to relax and rejuvenate. The park is renowned for its remarkable variety of primates, with the highlight being the incredible chimpanzees. In the evening, you can take a leisurely walk around the lodge, enjoying the tranquil ambiance and keeping an eye out for the diverse bird life that inhabits the area. Alternatively, you may choose to partake in a nature walk or visit the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which offers an opportunity to spot rare bird species and other wildlife.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable.

Prepare for an awe-inspiring day as you embark on a remarkable chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest National Park. In the early morning, you’ll gather at the park headquarters, where knowledgeable guides will provide a comprehensive briefing about the trek and the guidelines to ensure a safe and respectful encounter with the chimpanzees. Equipped with sturdy shoes, a packed lunch, and ample water, you’ll venture into the dense forest, ready for an extraordinary adventure.

As you trek through the lush vegetation, your senses will come alive with the symphony of the forest, the vibrant hues of the flora, and the occasional sightings of other primate species such as the red colobus monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabeys. Your experienced guides will lead you to the areas where the chimpanzees are commonly found, and once you locate them, you’ll have the privilege of spending a magical hour observing their behaviors and interactions in their natural habitat.

After an exhilarating chimpanzee trek, you’ll bid farewell to Kibale Forest National Park and embark on a scenic journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive to Bwindi takes approximately 6 to 7 hours, offering breathtaking vistas of the Ugandan landscapes. You’ll traverse picturesque terrain, passing by traditional villages and terraced hillsides, providing you with glimpses of the rich rural life of Uganda.

Day 3: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Kigali for departure.

On the final day of your adventure, get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After an early breakfast, you’ll make your way to the park headquarters, where you’ll receive a thorough briefing and be assigned a gorilla group to visit. With a packed lunch and essential trekking gear, you’ll venture into the dense rain forest, accompanied by skilled guides and trackers.

The trek duration and intensity will vary depending on the assigned gorilla group’s location. As you navigate through the thick vegetation and rugged terrain, your guides will provide fascinating insights into the unique flora and fauna of the park. Once you encounter the gorillas, you’ll be captivated by their sheer size, intelligence, and gentle nature. Spending an unforgettable hour in their presence, you’ll have the opportunity to witness their intricate social interactions and gain a deep appreciation for the importance of their conservation.

After the gorilla trek, it’s time to bid farewell to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and make your way to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The journey from Bwindi to Kigali takes approximately 4 to 5 hours, showcasing the picturesque landscapes of both Uganda and Rwanda. Upon reaching Kigali, you can choose to explore the vibrant city, visit the Genocide Memorial, or indulge in the local cuisine before concluding your incredible three-day adventure

 

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