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8 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tour in Uganda



8 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size





Get on a Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Parks with lots of sightseeing including many primates and birds in Uganda for 8 days and 7 nights in mid-range lodges on full board accommodation.

Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Gorilla tracking is for 15 years and above, a level of fitness is advised as it involves walking in the forest and tracking shoes. Visas can be secured on arrival at the airport or you can communicate prior for use to help in getting the visas. Gorilla permits are secured a month before actual day of tracking.
  • If the cancellation of the tour should be done before purchasing the Gorilla permit as the Uganda wildlife Authority will not refund the permit once sold with out a prove of sickness.
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  • Uganda has the biggest number of the mountain gorillas and the tracking will bring the gorilla life experience which is a life time event
  • Kibale Forest is a unique place with high concentration of Chimpanzee and leading in the primate life in African , Lots of birds and Nature walks
  • Climbing lions will be seen while on game drive to Bwindi before you finally do the Gorilla tracking
  • Best views of the mighty Rwenzori mountain that the Top of the World Craters while in Kibale
  • Community and cultural visits will crown your stay in the Pearl of Africa


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Full description

Day 1
Upon your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by the Range Land Safaris Uganda Guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection please exit the arrival hall and look out for our RLSU guide who will be transfer you to the hotel (2 Friends Beach Hotel).

Day 2
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park We will depart for a half day drive to the west via Mubende to Fort Portal, passing though the scenic countryside of Rwenzori Mountains. Known as the "Mountains of the Moon" whose foot hills are the farmland of Tea estates, an evening community tour is a get together moment of the clients and the community (Chimpanzee Nest Lodge).

Day 3
We enter Kibale Forest National Park Forest for primate viewing in the morning. We search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabey. After the track, we drive to Queen Elizabeth, have a game drive in the evening (Twins Lake Safari Lodge).

Day 4
This morning, we will have a morning game drive to the climbing LIONS and lots of animals there after lunch, leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. The journey will take us through scenes of Rwenzori mountain, Queen Elizabeth national park and the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions (Rushaga Gorilla Camp).

Day 5
Gorilla trekking We head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority before setting off to the forest to trek the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest to track gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live (Rushaga Gorilla Camp).

Day 6
Drive to Lake Mburo, with lunch en-route and stop over at Equator Uganda. Evening games drive to see the beautiful Zebra feeding and lots of birds gathering for a night. Overnight (Rwakobo Rock).

Day 7
After a cup of coffee, a game drive or take on a horse riding for two hours to the park for lots of animals and bird and a 3 hour boat trip on Lake Mburo is more rewarding. Thereafter, Drive to Kampala arriving in the evening ( 2 Friends Beach Hotel).

Day 8
City tour in Kampala city and Fair well Meal as you review the safari with a guide and Relaxing in preparation of the flight back home.


  • Transportation in 4x4 Safari Jeep
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Water en-route
  • Guide and his associate costs
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
  • All entry fees to the parks
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drives and boat trip and community tour
  • Insurance
  • Air ticket
  • Visas
  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks and meals not in itinerary
  • Extra activity not in itinerary

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