Day by day trip details

Tukwaniriza! Today you will arrive at Entebbe international Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a GoExplore representative who will then transfer you to your accommodation for an overnight.

Overnight: Lake Heights Hotel

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Kibale Forest National Park through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Rapidly becoming a must-do destination in Uganda, Kibale Forest offers an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest. Large mammals aren't so easily seen but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds more than make up for it, and besides, Kibale is most famous for its primates and it is commonly known as the promates capital with about 13 species of primates. The commons being the Chimpanzees. You have the opportunity to stop by one of the tea plantations and learn how tea is planted, haversted and proceed. Thereafter, proceed to the park for an overnight. 

Overnight: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed by the rangers and by around 8:00am the search of the amazing chimpanzees begins. Kibaale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting calls, and then head to the place from which they replied from. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socializing with each other. The tracking takes 2-3 hours after which you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles. Alternatively, you can visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a picturesque view of the breathtaking scenery.

Overnight: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

You will start the day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter drive to Lke Bunyonyi in the South Eastern part of Uganda. The lake is commonly known for its beautiful scenery and derives it name from being a habitant to a variety of bird species. Time allowing, you will have a boatride on Lake Bunyonyi as you explore the different Islands and the beautiful scenery.

Overnight: Arcadia Cottages

After breakfast with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your gorilla family tracking will start immediately after the briefing. This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos. Later, trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificate and return back to the lodge.  

Overnight: Arcadia cottages

After breakfast, you will be drive to Kigali. Upon arrival, you will have a brief city tour of Kigali where you will visit the Genocide museum. Later proceed to the Airport for your departure flight. 

Webale! Thank you for choosing GoExplore Safaris to be your African Guide and we hope to take you on more East African Journeys.

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips while on the safari
  • Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this safari. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.