This 8 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari is a great journey across Uganda taking you to explore Uganda’s best safari parks. This Uganda safari includes; Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, Game Viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park including the rare tree climbing lions of Ishasha and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Contact us today to book this 8 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari.
Day 1: Arrival – Entebbe Airport.
Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be received by our driver/guide who will brief you about the safari itinerary and thereafter transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Depending on your arrival time, you will be taken on a tour of Kampala City, Uganda’s Capital City and business center. While on Kampala City, you will tour many places which may include, The Kabaka’s Palace, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Kibuli Mosque, Independence Monument among many other places. You will later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Meal Plan: (Dinner).
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After your early morning breakfast, you will embark on a 5 hour journey to Kibale Forest National Park. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which gives you the opportunity to encounter primates including different monkey species. There are also various bird species including the fabulous blue turacco among others. Accommodation Options: Kyaninga Lodge (High End), Primate Lodge – Forest Cottages (Mid Range) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget Facility). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner).
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Have an early morning breakfast and proceed to track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. The park is home to other primates as well including; golden monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for ornithologists. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other 137 bird species plus an array of butterfly species. Accommodation Options: Kyaninga Lodge (High End), Primate Lodge – Forest Cottages (Mid Range) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget Facility). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch Dinner).
Day 4: Kibale National Park – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Carry out a game drive in the Mweya Peninsular that has a magnificent location of the Rwenzori glacial peaks. Check out Lake Katwe and other small crater lakes. Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge (High End) or Enganzi Lodge (Mid Range) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 5: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have an early morning breakfast and go on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. The park is also home to over 600 bird species. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge (High End) or Enganzi Lodge (Mid Range) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes where the mountain gorillas live. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is worthwhile. Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Accommodation Options: Mahogany Springs/Buhoma Lodge (High End) or Silverback Lodge/Engagi Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast and briefing by park ranger guides, depart with picnic lunch boxes to start a 30 minutes – 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas as you hike up and down slippery slopes with dense mist covered vegetation. This strenuous quest will eventually bring you to the face of one of the most sought after creatures-the mountain gorilla. Spend a full hour with them while observing and learning their behavior as you take photos. If time permits, take a village foot safari in the afternoon to meet and interact with the local communities that live around Bwindi Forest. Accommodation Options: Mahogany Springs/Buhoma Lodge (High End) or Silverback Lodge/Engagi Gorilla Lodge (Mid Range) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget). Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Day 8: Return to Kampala – Entebbe Airport.
You will have an early morning breakfast and embark on a 9 hour journey back to Kampala with a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch and to explore the life style of Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed to the Uganda Equator for photos and to buy souvenirs before proceeding to Kampala and then Entebbe Airport for your evening departure flight back home or to your next destination. Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch).
End of the 8 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari.
The 8 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari includes;
- Airport transfers
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- One Gorilla Permit per person.
- Community walk/Village visit.
- Park Ranger Fees.
- Chimpanzee trekking permit for Kibale.
- Game drives.
- Bigodi nature walk.
- Relevant Government Taxes.
- Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Full time English speaking Driver/Guide.
- 1 liter of complementary mineral water per person per day.
- Park fees.
- Boat ride along the Kazinga Channel.
- Igongo visit.
Excluded in the 8 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari is;
- Visa Fees.
- Personal Insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.