5 Days Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda

5 Days | Kampala, Uganda
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Safari Summary This Uganda Primate Safari brings you an encounter with the world endangered Mountain Gorillas and our close cousins the Chimpanzees in the forests of Bwindi and Kibale.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is home to half of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the World today and that’s why it is a popular Tourist destination in the World today.

Kibale forest National Park is also called the home of Chimpanzees tracking in Africa, however, there are also many other primates (12 more species) such as; Coppery-tailed money, Blue monkey, Vervet monkey, Black and White colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Red colobus monkey, Olive Baboon, Thick-tailed bushbaby, Lesser Galago, to mention but a few also forest Elephants on a lucky day.

For Bird watching enthusiast, this is one of the best tour there is in the world. The two forests of Kibale and Bwindi are blessed with multitude of bird species (over 500) that you can’t find anywhere else.

With a good scenic landscape, large Tea and Banana plantations, beautiful explosion crater lakes and top of the world view makes this Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking tour spectacular and adventurous.

Safari highlights of our Uganda Primate Safari

  • Day 1: Journey to Kibale National park and Swamp walk in the evening for primate tracking
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking day
  • Day 5: Travel back to Kampala/ Entebbbe

Note: Apart from Gorilla and Chimpanzee, Other activities are involved

Primate tracking including; Coppery-tailed money, Blue monkey, Vervet monkey, Black and White colobus monkey, Red tailed monkey, Red colobus monkey, Olive Baboon, etc

FULL ITINERARYDay 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

You meet our driver guide in the morning at your hotel/residence to kickstart our Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking safari.
The journey takes an average 5 hour journey to Kibale forest national park passing through major towns of Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo before being welcomed to fort portal by green cover of large Tea plantations.

Women and men picking tea presents a good photography opportunity.

We continue to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon we go for a Swamp walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary, an adventurous nature walk for wildlife and community interraction.

Here 4 primate species are available at this sanctuary and over 280 bird species including; the great blue turaco, Black and White casqued hornbill, White browed coucal, Ross’s turaco, grew backed fiscal, African paradise flycatcher, to mention but a few. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking

After an early breakfast, you drive to Kanyanchu briefing centre for registration, briefing, grouping and getting a ranger guide who will lead a group of a maximum of 6 people into the forest for Chimpanzee Tracking.

The length of this activity depends on the availability of fruits and food for the Chimpanzee but an average of 4 hours. Spend an hour with our close cousins before getting out of the forest for lunch, and a restful evening. With options of a village walk or a crater lake exploration walk.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest through Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. You see people attending to their farms and garden, passing through big plantation of banana, cotton, maize and sunflowers when they are in season.

The drive takes you through big industrialized town of Hima for Cement and Kasese for Copper before crossing to the southern hemisphere. A welcome sign to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Passing through Queen Elizabeth en-route toBwindi is a Game drive its self. A lot of game can be seen, such as; Elephants, Buffalos, Uganda kob, among others.

We reach at the lodge in or near Bwindi forest in the afternoon, we have lunch, with option of doing a community walk in the evening.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi in Forest This is the long awaited Gorilla trekking day! After an early breakfast, you get the park offices. This where the Gorilla groups are allocated and after a general briefing, a Uganda wildlife ranger guide with two armed escorts will lead you in to the forest for the Trek.

Equipped with enough drinking water, you are good to go, because the tracking can sometimes be long and tough, however, meeting the calm giants will heal the distance wounds.

Spend an hour with the mountain Gorillas and return after the success of mountain gorilla tracking in the Impenetrable Forests of Bwindi.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali for your flight

After breakfast, you will embark on 8-9 hour drive to Kampala or Entebbe, ending our Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda. We drive through terraced hills and mountains that gives an over whelming feeling toward the local people who are able to cultivate on the steep slopes.

A lunch break in Mbarara “the land of milk” and a sight of the indigenous Ankole long horned cattle, continue to the Equator with the reminder that you are crossing back to the Northern hemisphere.

This is a good place to buy Ugandan Souvenirs and a cup of coffee. Your destination from here is 1-2 hrs away.

  • Note:
  • Best time to go for Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is usually in the dry seasons: December-January and June-August.
  • The price of Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is USD600 and Chimp tracking permit is USD150
Useful informations


Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
Strict: Partial refund if cancellation is within 1 week of booking


Good to know

The Price is based on 2 People sharing either a double or Twin room. However, the price reduces as the number of people on the tour increases.

The price also includes;

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel
  • 4x4 Safari car
  • English Speaking driver guide

Meeting Point

We can arrange to pick up the guests at the Airport or at a pre booked Hotel either in Kampala/Entebbe(Uganda) or in Kigali Rwanda

Upcoming Availibilities

12 Aug 2022 - 07:00  |  17 Aug 2022 - 07:00
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Organized By

F&M Adventure Safaris Limited is a Ugandan Tour Operator company owned and run by indigenous wildlife enthusiastic individuals and it has been in tourism industry since 2010.

F&M Adventure Safaris Limited has been able to fulfill its promise and mandate of providing top notch Budget, Mid range and Luxury tour packages to its guests from all over the world, simple and affordable safari packages and Safari/tour advice.

The company is a fully registered in Uganda and specializes in;

  • Wildlife tours
  • Primate trekking adventures(Gorillas, Chimps, Golden monkeys etc)
  • Mountaineering
  • White water rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird watching Cultural tours
  • Bush camping,
  • Habituation tours
  • Safari planning and travel advice
  • Car hire services

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$1,850.00 / pp
Up to 18 peoples
Durée : 5 Days