5 Days Uganda Primates Safaris

5 Days Uganda safari with Chimpanzee tracking and gorilla trekking. A fantastic Uganda safari option for primates lovers. This tour can ably start from Kigali or most conveniently from Kampala just 4 – 5 hours driving distance.
Kibale national park hosts a large number of chimpanzees and offers tourists a guarantee to view chimpanzees upclose. We can also organize chimpanzee habituation for tourists interested.
Gorilla tracking offers a unique encounter with man’s close relative with 1 hour observing, photographing the gorillas in the jungle.


Day 1: Pick up from Kampala – Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Visit Bigodi Swamp
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park – Full Day Drive with enroute stops
Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Visit Batwa Pygmies / Canoeing
Day 5: Departure


Day 1: Pick up from Kampala – Transfer to Kibale National Park
Your guide will pick you up from Kampala driving via fort portal to Kibale national park. You will have lunch in fort portal enroute.
Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house (budget), Primates lodge (midrange) and Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kyaninga lodge(super luxury)

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking – Visit Bigodi Swamp
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer to Kibale park head offices for briefing before you start chimpanzee tracking. Tracking for chimpanzees takes about 3 – 4 hours and will come across other primates like white and black Colobus monkeys, olive baboons, red Colobus, grey checked mangabey in the forest. After the tracking chimps, return back to your hotel for lunch and later visit Bigodi eco swamp.
Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house (budget), Primates lodge (midrange) and Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kyaninga lodge(super luxury)

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park – Full Day Drive with enroute stops
Today you will set off early after breakfast driving to Bwindi national park. Enjoy the beautiful Ugandan countryside with stops at all interesting points.
Dinner and Overnight at Silverback Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Visit Batwa Pygmies / Canoeing
After a comprehensive briefing overview from one of the head guides about what to expect during your gorilla trekking adventure, you will split into groups of 8 people for which gorilla family you will be tracking. If you need a simple hike, inform your guide before the briefing so that he helps speak to the trackers to select for you a simple hike. The trackers have an idea of how far each group is as their colleagues go into the forest earlier to establish actual locations of the gorilla groups. Do hire a porter, even if you feel fit enough not to need a hand up having someone else to carry your backpack makes it so much easier as you hike.

Return to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon rest, and late evening head out to visit the Batwa pygmies communities which are just neighboring the park. These where the former forest inhabitants who where led out of the forest in order to conserve mountain gorillas and their habitant. You will have a chance to interact with them and learn about their cultures.

Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Bwindi jungle lodge (Midrange) and Gorilla Forest Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury) and Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge (Super Luxury)

Day 5: Departure
Today is your last day and if traveling to Kampala you will set off early so you can catch your departure flight and if departing via Kigali, its a shorter drive to the airport.

End of Tour


The tour quote inclusions
– Gorilla permit/s
– Chimpanzee Permits
– Visit Bigodi eco swamp
– 4*4 Safari Vehicle
– English speaking guide
– Drinking water
– Lunch

Tour Exclusion
– Air tickets
– Flights
– Visa ad visa fees
– Items of personal nature
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
– Tips through the tour


Uganda offers Africa’s greatest diversity of attractions condensed in one small landlocked country with gorilla trekking safaris being the highlight all tour to Uganda. Just like Rwanda, Uganda is home to the rare mountain gorillas, dedicated to conservation gorilla survival in the jungle forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks funded by gorilla permit sales which take tourists to visit groups of habituated gorilla families. Uganda offer travelers a guarantee to come face to face with mountain gorillas on your tour

In Uganda, its not just the gorillas, diversity of attractions can be integrated into your itinerary including chimpanzee tracking, white water rafting on the river Nile, launch cruise along the Kazinga channel to watch rage herds of hippos, elephant, crocdiles, numerous birdlife, rewarding cultural tour, wildlife viewing in the savannah in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls, Kidepo national park, Lake Mburo national park, explore islands of Sesse for a relaxing holiday.
Uganda offers breathtaking lakes and rivers – lake victoria, lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and river Nile

Why We Love Uganda

Gorilla Safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga national park offer life time memories speeding one hour watching a group of gorillas in their natural habitant as well as sponsor a dedicated gorilla conservation project which only surveys because you purchase gorilla permits which funds are used for research, medication, habitant protection. Since the start of gorilla tourism, gorilla numbers have been seen to grow fundamentally and although still recorded by the IUCN as critically endangered species, the numbers of gorillas are flourishing, former poachers have reformed to conservationists and communities surrounding the national parks are receiving help from gorilla tourism

Murchison falls national park today stands as Uganda’s largest wildlife reserve with a variety of wildlife including large herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, a variety of bird species and so much more. We love Murchison falls because of her unique nature of the water falls as they make a roaring sound as water pours.

Mburo national park is Uganda’s smallest savannah parks painted with ancient metamorphic rocks dating way back more than 500 million years. The park is home to over home to 3oo bird species and variety of wildlife including zebra, eland, Defassa waterbuck, impala, buffalo, oribi, hippo, topi leopard and hyena can be spotted and so much more

Mount Sabinyo at 3645m is one of the 8 volcanoes of the virunga conservation region and can be seen from Rwanda and Congo. The sabyinyo volcano offers a challenging hike to the top owing to its ragged nature, recommended only for experienced hikers. Done in Mgahinga national park,the hike is well managed guided by rangers escorted by armed guards. The hike takes unto 8 – 10 hours depending on the groups’ fitness.

– Rwenzori mountains
– Whitewater rafting on the Nile
– Hiking the waterfalls around Sipi in eastern Uganda

Driving Distances Through Uganda Major Towns in KM

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Driving Time Through Uganda Major Towns

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Useful Links

Gorilla Permits
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Packing for Gorilla Tracking
Nyiragongo Volcano Hiking
Gorilla Families
Facts on Mountain Gorillas
Gorilla Habituation