This combined driving and flying safari focuses on chimps and gorillas. This safari offers chimp trekking in Kibale Forest which is known for is superb chimp sightings.This safari is aimed at those who are a short on time, but keen to see chimps as well as gorillas. You’ll have ample time to trek endangered mountain gorillas twice, as well as enjoy a chimp trek in Kibale Forest. On this hosted FLY IN safari we include domestic flights to save those long journeys by vehicle. Luxury accommodation, friendly hosts, professional guides and custom made safari vehicles.
In the morning you will be met by your personal Wild Frontiers vehicle and guide and drive through rural Uganda to Kibale Forest, approx. 6-7 hours driving time.Kibale National Park, known for its superb chimpanzee tracking and bird watching, is home to over 60 different mammal species. With the greatest variety and concentration of primates of any forest in East Africa, the 766 sq. km park extends south from Fort Portal all the way to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dominated by tropical forest, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, the park reaches altitudes of 1100-1590 meters. This diverse habitat and climate provides the perfect environment for Kibale’s rich primate populations including nine diurnal primates. Visitors to the park have the opportunity to encounter Vervet, red tail, H’oest and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, red and black and white colobus, olive baboon, chimpanzees and a wide variety of birds and other mammals.
Overnight at Chimpundu Lodge.
Drive to National Park Headquarters (approx. 5 minutes) to meet your guides for the day and begin your chimpanzee tracking experience. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the forest to view wild chimpanzees as well as several other species of primates in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within metres of these amusing and very social apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Chimpanzees, our closest cousins, are extremely endangered with only an estimated 5000 remaining in Uganda. After lunch depart for Bigodi Swamp, considered one of Uganda’s best bird watching locations. Bigodi’s rich ecosystem makes it a spectacular venue for viewing numerous primate and bird species in their natural habitats. This two to three hour walk can be tailored to your individual schedule and interests.
Overnight at Chimpundu Lodge.
Drive to Bwindi Forest, drive time 5-7 hours. Afternoon optional activities available.Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The area, one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa, where lowland and montane habitats meet, contains a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs. Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region.
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge.
Following breakfast at the lodge, travel to National Park Headquarters to meet your guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild. This is an experience you won’t soon forget!After your gorilla trek either spend the time relaxing at the beautiful lodge overlooking Bwindi Forest, or spend the time exploring some of the optional activities available in the area.
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge
Transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe airport - drive time from Buhoma to Kihihi is 2 hours or Drive back Entebbe – drive time is 7 -8 hours.Connect to your international flight out.Book Now