5-Day Uganda Primates Special Flying Trek via Kigali

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP

Track Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest

Primate safaris in Uganda might not be as well-known as others, but they certainly do not disappoint. Trek all Uganda primates in this special 5-day fly-in tour that includes gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. The 5-day trek is best for guests visiting Uganda to track all primates. The tour can best be combined with a big game safari in Kenya or Tanzania. The trek starts in Kigali, Rwanda, and ends in Entebbe, Uganda.

Tour Highlights

Visit Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum

Track mountain gorillas in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi National Park

Track golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Explore community experiences (Batwa Culture or Coffee Tour)

Track chimpanzees through Kibale National Park with expert guides

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Trip Details

Trip Details


Adults (15-80): $3,562

Please inquire for the budget accommodation price, this is our mid-range accommodation tour

2 persons or more: $2,838 per person
3 persons or more: $2,778 per person
4 persons or more: $2,699 per person

Departure Time

Anytime between 7:00 am to 10:00 am Kigali time

Meeting Point

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:

  • Downtown Kigali
  • Kigali International Airport


Monday to Sunday, year-round


5 days

Difficulty Level

Moderate – uphill trekking

Group size

1 to 5 persons


  • One gorilla trekking permit per person (value of $700)
  • One chimpanzee trekking permit per person (value of $200)
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Domestic flights in Uganda
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as specified in the itinerary
  • Drinking water when in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees and other costs described in the itinerary

Not Included

  • International flights from the country of origin
  • Accommodation for days not listed in the itinerary
  • Airport transfer only available on the day of the trip
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Visas, travel, and medical insurance
  • Gifts, gratuities, and tips
  • Other costs of personal nature
  • Optional activities (see tab 4)

What to Bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Garden gloves
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Long-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Other items to include: zoom lens for wildlife shots and energy bars/bites

Participation Requirements

  • Age restriction: 15-80 years old
  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • We advise against people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions participating on this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Good to Know

Depending on the availability of gorilla permits, we may propose trekking gorillas at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

What You’ll Do

Our representative will pick you up at Kigali Airport or downtown Kigali and drive you to Bwindi National Park. The 4 to 5-hour scenic drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda’s northern town of Ruhengeri where you will cross over into Uganda via the Cyanika or Katuna border posts. The trip continues through the nearby towns of Kisoro or Kabale and finally into Bwindi National Park. Before driving to Uganda, guests may opt to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum.

After an early morning breakfast, we will have a short drive to the Bwindi National Park gate to receive a gorilla-trekking briefing. The national park guide will conduct the presentation that covers the basics of what to expect during the gorilla trek and how to act to ensure the safety of both guests and the gorillas. Once you are assigned to a group, our adventure into the rainforest begins! Follow your guide through dense vegetation until you encounter these impressive creatures in their natural habitat. Depending on how far inside the forest the gorillas are, the trek can take from between 3 hours up to 8, but most last between 3 and 6 hours. After the gorilla trek, we will take you back to the lodge to enjoy a well-deserved dinner and an evening of relaxation.

Golden monkey trekking. Trek the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

This trip will take you to trek the golden monkeys, an endemic species of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in southwestern Uganda. You will enter the forest and walk through the bamboo vegetation and various indigenous plants like giant lobelia. Your national park guide will tell you about the national park’s history and the fauna and flora that the park holds during the trip. The golden monkey trek should take about 5 hours. Optional activities in the afternoon include Batwa Cultural experience, Coffee Making Tour, and Canoeing at Lake Mutanda. Dinner and overnight around Lake Mutanda.

We start our action-packed fourth day with a morning flight from Kisoro Airport to Kasese Airport. Our guide/driver will pick you up from Kasese Airport and drive to Kibale National Park.  After arriving at Kibale, join the experience of tracking the chimpanzees in the afternoon.  On a lucky day during the trek, you might encounter other different species of monkeys in the Kibale forest. These include colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and red-tailed monkeys. Dinner and overnight at Kibale National Park.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will drive to Kasese Airport where you get the flight to Entebbe Airport. The estimated departure from Kasese Airport is 10:20am & arrival at Entebbe is 11:25am. Either spend the night in Entebbe or continue to your next destination.


Accommodation & Meals

Optional Activities on Day 1

  • The Batwa Trail Cultural Tour inside Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – $80 USD
  • Visit the Batwa Community in the Village – $30 USD
  • Canoe Trekking at Lake Mutanda – $30 USD
  • Coffee-Making Experience – $30 USD
  • Mabungo Community Village Tour in Kisoro – $30 USD

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