Think of combining Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee safari in the forest on Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which harbors half of the world endangered mountain gorillas with chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park. It is the best destination for viewing habituated wild chimpanzees. This comprehensive tour will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala.
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation is based on a standard double, twin, or single room option. This can either be budget, mid-range, or high end. All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with one, three, or five persons, one single supplement is included. Other accommodation options than those listed are available. Please contact Travel Explore Africa Safaris for any inquiries.
Briefing on the safari before you drive for about five hours westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park. Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan villages where you see people at work tending their crops of millet, sorghum, beans, and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region.
You will arrive at Fort Portal then continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists, who have cut a grid through the forest, have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famous for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. Fort Portal is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, where you can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.
Gather at Kanyankyu River camp at 8:00 a.m. to go for the most popular activity in this park, which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and White Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, Grey Cheeked mangabey, Red Tailed monkeys, Bush babies, Pottos and many bird species like the Yellow Spotted nicator, Rumped Tinker bird, Little greenbul, Green Breasted pitta, The Crowned eagle, Black Bee Eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.
At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary, which is maintained by the local community. You will have the opportunities to see birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush pigs among others.
Depart early morning for Bwindi for your gorilla trek. If seasons allow, you will drive through the Ishasha sector in search for the tree-climbing lions. Nowhere in Africa can you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig trees of Ishasha. This game drive will en route to some of the animals that you might have missed seeing while on your game drives in Kasenyi and Queens Mile. You will arrive in Bwindi in late afternoon.
This safari will take place at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.
The cost of the tour includes most meals. Please check in the program what meals are included with your choice of accommodation.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Travel Explore Africa Safaris will pick you up from the airport.