5 Days Uganda Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Bujuku Eco Tours
Gorilla trekking can be conducted all year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best time to go Gorilla trekking is during the months of June, July, August, September and December. Chimpanzee tracking in East Africa is mostly done in two countries that is Uganda and Rwanda; due to the intense number of these primates that is found in the different parks.
Private Tour
Culinary Experience
Culture and History
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetravle Forest & Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
5 days
English, Swahili

What we'll do

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Kibale forest national park.

Your 5 days Uganda Chimpanzee tracking and Gorilla trekking safari will begin with our guide picking you up from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or Entebbe Airport and transfer you to Kibale forest national park in Fort portal. You will check in to your lodge and relax as you enjoy the beautiful views of Kibale forest national park. You can take an optional community walk to explore the surrounding crater lakes in the evening. Travel time: 6-7 hours Dinner and Over night: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse, Reinah tourist hotel, Koi Koi village Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park and transfer to Kasese.

You will have an early morning breakfast at 7am and thereafter proceed to Kibale national park arriving before 8am for briefing to prepare for tracking the habituated Chimpanzees in their natural habitat. You will join other tourists in groups of 8 and will be led by an armed ranger guide to track the Chimpanzees. A long the way you will see velvet monkeys, white colobus monkeys, birds, old and giant forests and sometimes forest elephants until you find the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking takes 2-6 hours depending on where you meet the Chimpanzees. After tracking, you will return to your lodge for a hot lunch and thereafter check out to transfer to Kasese town. Dinner and Over night: Rwenzori International hotel, Sandton hotel, TJ Global hotel. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park through Queen Elizabeth national park. En-route, enjoy the jaw dropping sceneries, landscapes and also have lunch enroute to Bwindi. Arrive and check in at your lodge and relax for the overnight stay. You can have an optional community visit to the Pygmies and local homesteads. Travel duration: 7-8 hours. Accommodation options: Bakiga Lodge, Agandi Lodge Ruhiija, Bweza Gorilla lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Dinner and overnight stay in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.


You will have an early morning breakfast and thereafter be transferred by your driver guide to the park headquarters where park rangers will brief you about the regulations for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest national park and also you will be divided into a group of 8 visitors. You will be led by a ranger to start trekking of these gentle giants. After you encounter these gentle giants, you are allowed to spend an hour with these magnificent mountain gorillas close up in their natural habitat. Principally hikers will love the trek in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. But overall, this will be a unique and unforgettable experience! After the gorilla trek, you will be given a certificate for succeeding a gorilla trek in Uganda/Bwindi then transfer back to your lodge in Bwindi for lunch. In the late afternoon have a community visit to experience the local village lifestyles and interact with the local community. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale for an overnight. Accommodation Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock resort, Bunyonyi safaris resort Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


After an early morning breakfast, you will then embark on your return journey from this amazing Bwindi gorilla trekking safari driving through Mbarara and on a lucky day you may have a chance to see zebras and impalas through Lake Mburo national park back to your hotel in Entebbe for an overnight or for catching your flight back home. Around Entebbe you can visit the Juacali centre for African crafts and souvenirs if you didn’t get yourself one in Bwindi and Kasese.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

End of Trip!!!

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

Pickup from Entebbe International Airport or Entebbe/Kampala or Kigali

Good to know

Good to know

Packing List For Gorilla Tours In Africa

Waterproof hiking boots. Day pack. Insect repellents. Light weight rain jacket. Poncho Camera. Binoculars, Bottled water Boots: hiking boots, Gloves, old pair of gardening gloves Long pants or trousers Energy snacks.

Gorilla Tracking Rules For Post Covid Visitors

With these apes sharing 98% of our genes, it’s possible that gorillas can get corona virus. Gorillas can catch flu and other airborne diseases making Covid 19 a big threat to the survival of the gorillas. Observe a distance of 7 meters away from the gorillas. Age limit of 15 years or more stands. You are allowed only 1 hour to see the gorillas Wearing of masks is important Avoid sneezing. Sanitize and observe other SOP guidelines. What To Expect On A Gorilla Safari

What is included?

  • Transfer to and from Entebbe airport
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Accommodation on the trip except accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe before or after the trip
  • All meals
  • Drinking water
  • Full time English speaking guide
  • Transport according to the itinerary
  • Government taxes and VAT

What is not included?

  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Air tickets
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Beers
  • Activities indicated as optional

What to bring

  • passport
  • Camera
  • sunscreen
  • rain jacket
  • swimsuits
  • hiking shoes
  • Long clothing

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


We are specialists in Rwenzori mountains climbing expeditions to Margherita peak (5,109m asl) in Uganda, Gorilla trekking tours, Chimpanzee tracking safaris, Uganda wildlife trips, Uganda cultural tours, food tours, community visits, etc

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