The 5 days Bwindi and Kibale forest safari is quite another interesting safari that you should not miss while on your safari to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. The Safari takes you to Kibale National Park also known as the primate capital of the world where you will undertake chimpanzee trekking and later do crater lakes exploration within Kasenda-Ndali crater region.
After this adventure, proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national Park – the home of 50% of endangered mountain gorillas to engage in gorilla trekking tours as well as cultural experiences of Batwa. You will drive back to Entebbe airport for your departure flight.
Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to Kibale National Park.
Be picked up by your driver guide immediately after you arrived at the airport who will give you a quick briefing about the tour. The briefing is always short, simple, and precise consisting of the rules and regulations to follow while on this safari.
After briefing, you will drive heading to the primate capital of the world, Kibale a journey that will take you 6-7 hours drive. The park is famous for homing up to 13 primates as well as chimpanzees. Check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and crater lakes exploration.
On the morning of second day of your safari, wake up early in the morning and be given your delicious breakfast at the lodge and then set off for one of the most selling activities, chimpanzee trekking. Drive to the park entry for payments and be given your trekking permit head to the trekking point in the Kanyanchu visitors center where you will meet your ranger guide who will pass you through a briefing about chimp trekking.
The activity normally takes 2-6 hours but depending on the movements made by the chimpanzee trekking is unpredictable. As soon as you reach them you will be given an hour in their presence for you to take photos and videos of the animals playing with their young ones. Drive back to your lodge for lunch.
In the evening, you will be picked up by a guide from Isunga cultural community who will give you a brief shortly about crater lakes exploration, and after you will head for the activity which will take you 2-3 hours depending on your interest, spend and how much you will have to see. Have a look at the different types of fish and methods used to catch them and all the required information about the craters and surrounding communities will be provided. After return back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national Park.
On this third day of your Safari, wake up early in the morning and have a well-served morning breakfast with tea or coffee, and later drive to Bwindi impenetrable national Park located in Southwestern part of the country.
The journey takes 6-7 hours of drive. While on your way to the park, you will have a stopover for lunch, and continue with the journey passing through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park to the nearest Buhoma sector of Bwindi. Check-in at your lodge for your meals.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking and Batwa Cultural Tour.
This is the day which you have been waiting for. Begin it with a morning breakfast at your lodge and after set off for the activity. Drive to the park’s main office and pay for the permit and after head to the trekking point where you will meet a ranger guide who will give you a short description of the activity.
This activity is rewarding, approximately taking 1-8 hours depending on the location of these giant animals. The moment you land on them, an extra one hour will be given to you in their presence as you are taking photos and short videos. Return to the office for your trekking certificate and drive to the lodge for lunch.
Enjoy the cultural experience of the Batwa in the evening where you will be led by Twa cultural guide while giving you information about their way of life. These people will give you the best entertainment in form of dance, music, drama, art, taste their local foods, and you can optionally buy some of their own made crafts for remembrance. Retreat to your lodge for dinner.
Day 5: Return to Entebbe airport. Fly back home.
Being your last day of your Safari, begin it with a well-served morning breakfast at your and after drive heading to Kampala city having a stopover at the equator in payable where you will have photographs of the two parts of the world – southern and northern hemispheres. Proceed with your journey to Kampala and then to Entebbe airport and fly back to your home country.
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