5 Days Mgahinga Gorillas & Kibale Chimps

Overview

This safari will enable you explore Kibale National Park and Mgahinga National Park, Kibale harbours the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Primates and birds are easily seen because of the Kibale forest, the park is mostly known for chimpanzee which are interesting to be seen. Other primates include the Blues, Red-colobuses, Red tailed and grey checked mangabeys.Mgahinga will also be an interesting adventure because you will go for volcanoes climbing that require physically fit hikers, Cave exploration where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors and Birding will also be done.

Safari Highlights

Day1: Kampala to Kibale National Park

Day2: Chimp trekking in Kibale

Day3: Kibale to Mgahinga National Park

Day4: Gorilla Tracking-Mgahinga National Park

Day5: Return to Kampala

Trip Itinerary

Day1: Kampala-Kibale National park

Depart from Kampala to Kibale National Park, the drive will take around 6-7hours. You will have lunch in Fortpotal. It’s a scenic drive that will take you through woodlands, tea plantation.Kibale National park is one of the best tourist destination in Africa particularly Uganda. The Park is located in south Uganda protecting moist ever green rain forest. The park is with in districts of Kaborole and Kamwenge. Kibale has one of the highest concentration of primate in Africa.You will have an overnight atNdali lodge/ kanyankyu ecological Centre/ Mountain of the moon/ Primate lodge/ Kyaninga lodge/ Fort Motel..

Day2: Chimp trekking Tour

After breakfast you will go for chimp trekking, during the trekking you will spot primates like white colobus monkeys, Elephants. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon depending on time go for a nature walk at Bigodi sanctuary, it has fauna and flora. Overnight atNdali lodge/ kanyankyu ecological Centre/ Mountain of the moon/ Primate lodge/ Kyaninga lodge/ Fort Motel.

Day3:Kibale Forest National Park to Mgahinga National Park

After breakfast in the morning, head to Mgahinga National park in southwestern corner of Uganda, the Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes which include Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m) and Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), The Park is one of the only two parks in Uganda that offer habitat for the endangered Mountain gorilla.Have Dinner and overnight at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day4: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga

After an early morning breakfast, go for briefing and registration for gorilla tracking. You will have packed lunch and water.Fitness here is required in order to do the walking through the thick jungle and dirty forest. Other primates may also be seen such asblack and white colobus monkey andgolden monkey. Come back at the lodge for lunch. If you have energy in the evening you may go for guided walk and visit the Garama cave which is 342m long and 14 deep. It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.

Day5: Return to Kampala

After a morning breakfast head to Kampala. Stop at Mbarara for lunch and then after proceed to Kampala.The Safari Price quotations include: Transport with fuel, an English-Speaking driver, Water within the Vehicle, accommodation, park fees and all meals. It however doesn’t include alcoholic drinks, laundry, and any additional personal purchases.

End of the Safari