5 days Primate tracking tour will bring to the primate capital of Kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking and other primates; greater galago, potto, grey cheeked mangabey, red colobus, red tailed, black and white colobus, blue monkey, common baboons. Then to the UNESCO world heritage site of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for mountain gorilla tracking, rich culture of the batwa people, big bird life mostly the albertine endemics, a drive through queen Elizabeth attracts a lot of wildlife like; elephants, buffaloes and lions.
Day 1: meet and drive to Kibale Forest via Fort portal
Meet and greet our driver guide in the morning. Start onto the journey to Kibale national park, the drive takes approximately 5 hours through different green regions before fort portal. A very green town with rich history, many tea estates in the region provides a big green Capet of the crop. Other cash crops grown include the famous matooke (green bananas), cotton, maize. Continue to the lodge for check in and lunch. In the afternoon, we go for a swamp walk at bigodi wetland sanctuary supporting the communities around the park through eco tourism. This home of over 240 bird species and 5 primates, a good exercise having spent 5 hours in the car.
Day 2: Tracking chimpanzees and other primates experience
In the morning after an early breakfast, assemble at the visitor of Kibale national park for briefing. This is conducted by the park management, as they take you through the procedure and safety and conservational aspects of chimpanzee tracking. Late you will be distributed into groups before being led by a ranger guide for actual tracking. Chimpanzee tracking can be short, average, even long, but grantee of seeing them. This can be attributed to the prevailing weather conditions and availability of food for the chimpanzee, the hike is very rewarding after meeting and interaction with the chimps. After an hour with them you will be escorted out of the forest by your ranger guide. Return to the lodge for lunch and overnight. Other optional activities can be arranged in the afternoon.
Day 3: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable National park
On the road again, today driving to Bwindi impenetrable forest for mountain gorilla tracking. After breakfast we set off through green plantations of bananas, maize, cotton and sun flowers depending on the season but a variety of cash crops are grown in this region. Continue through queen Elizabeth national park where on lucky day much wildlife animals are seen such as; elephants, buffaloes, lions, different antelopes, among others. Arrive to the lodge for hot lunch and check in, a community walk can be arranged in the afternoon.
Day 4: Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
A once in a lifetime experience is today, visiting the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat comes after a morning breakfast, with your tracking boots on, with enough drinking water and packed lunch, we drive to the park office for briefing. Here you meet other people how will be joining you for today’s tracking. After briefing you we led by a Uganda wildlife ranger guide together will escorts into the forest to see the gorilla family allocated to you. The trek can be short, medium, and long depending on the lucky of the day, surety is that you will see gorillas and the reward of seeing then compensates the effort. Recommended time with the gorilla is one hour and after your ranger will bring you back to the starting point where you will meet your drive guide to bring you back to the lodge.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe
With the memories of the gorilla tracking experience, enjoy the breakfast in the morning before checking out to start on a 9-10 hours journey back to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back home or hotel. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside with another stop on the ay for hot lunch before the evening arrival to your destination. End of 5 days Primate tracking Tour