The 6-day gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzee trekking at Kibale National Park safari offered by Bamboo Ecotours takes you to the most stunning tourist attractions in southwestern Uganda. The major highlights are game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale National Park, gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park, and golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The tour starts in Kampala/Entebbe and ends in Kigali, Rwanda.
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
Our representative will pick you up in Entebbe or Kampala and drive to Kibale National Park. The drive to Kibale National Park will go through amazing landscapes of western Uganda. You will arrive at Kibale National Park in the afternoon, ready to start dinner and relaxed night.
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest National Park. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Fort Portal crater drive
You will head to the Kibale forest immediately after breakfast to trek the chimpanzees in their forest home. If you are lucky on the trek, you might encounter other different species of monkeys in the Kibale forest. These include the colobus monkey, olive baboon, and red-tailed monkey. Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park after chimp trekking to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park will go through the spectacular Fort Portal crater lakes.
Day 3: Kasenyi game drives, Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions – Transfer to Bwindi National Park
You will start the day with early morning breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we proceed to the famed Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot various species of wild animals. Kasenyi plains dwell in the vast savannahs of the Albertine rift in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It will be a morning full of adventure! Expect to encounter lions, herds of buffalos, elephants, Uganda kobs, topi, and bushbucks. While spotting the “Big Five” in the park is not guaranteed, on a lucky day, you may site leopards to make it the “Big Four.”
Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions
On the way to Bwindi National Park, we will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, popularly known for the tree-climbing lions. Unlike their counterparts at the Kasenyi plains, the lions at Ishasha have found a way to climb the fig trees in to enjoy the warm temperatures available in the park. While the sighting of the tree-climbing lions is not 100% guaranteed, a stopover at Ishasha is worth a visit!
Day 4: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park
You will head to the Bwindi national park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The briefing will be conducted by the national park guide and will cover the basics of what to expect during the trek. It is at this point that you will be told which gorilla family to trek. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take from a few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.
Day 5: Golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the golden monkey trek
You will transfer from Bwindi national park to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to trek golden monkeys. The golden monkey trek will be done in 4-5hours. Compliment the golden monkey trekking tour with a visit to the famous Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 6: Canoe trekking at Lake Bunyonyi. Transfer to Kigali/Rwanda
Start the morning with breakfast, followed by a canoeing experience at Lake Bunyonyi. Other activities at Lake Bunyonyi include bird watching, community walks, and cultural tours. We will then drive to Kigali in the afternoon.