Chimp tracking in Uganda is one of the most exciting and blissful experience.

Chimp tracking in Uganda is one of the most exciting and blissful experience.

Day 1: Kampala – Kibale National Park

Breakfast, be picked from your residence and drive or fly to Kibale National Park. The park is about 766 km2 in size with primarily moist evergreen forest and contains a diverse array of landscapes. It is in the Southern part of Uganda in Kabarole and Kamwenge districts and about, 320 kilometres from Kampala.

About 325 species of birds like olive long-tailed cuckoo, Western Green tinker bird, African and Green-breasted and African Grey Parrot, 13 species of primates, a total of at least 60 other species of mammals, and over 250 tree species have found this a perfect home. It is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees other primates including the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red Colobus, and the L’Hoest’s Monkey. Other mammals include red and blue duikers, bush pigs, warthogs, buffalo and elephants. Various types of buffer flies and reptiles have found this tropical forest, savannah, the woodland as well as the diverse altitude a perfect home. Have lunch on arrival and then go for a community or forest walk. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay

Day 2: Chimp trekking

Breakfast, go for a briefing at the park headquarters. Later begin the trek. Other animals might be spotted while tracking chimps and these may include the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red Colobus, and the L’Hoest’s Monkey, red and blue duikers, bush pigs, warthogs, buffalo and elephants. Various birds can also be spotted while on the trek. You will return to the lodge have lunch and the afternoon can be spent at leisure or by visiting Bigodi wetland or other places of interest in Fort Portal town. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 3: Kibale -Bwindi National Park

Breakfast, be picked from the lodge and drive or fly to Bwindi national park. It’s a home to various species, including over 214 species of birds and 120 species of mammals. It’s also a home to the worldly know mountain gorillas and some other endangered species like the l’Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. It covers an area of 331 square Kilometres. Lunch will be enroute. Arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

An image of a mountain gorilla in Uganda

One of the over 60% of the world’s total Mountain gorillas you can find in Uganda.

Wake up call, breakfast and dress for the jungle. You will be briefed and later begin your trek which takes 2-10 hours depending on the movements of these shy giants. Other animals and birds might be spotted too while tracking gorillas. You might spot l’Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, birds like the African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. You will enjoy your packed lunch in the forest. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Bwindi-Kampala

Early breakfast, drive or fly back to Kampala. You will have lunch and a few stopovers en-route. You will be dropped off at a place of your choice in Kampala or at the airport.