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7 Days Primate Tracking & Wildlife Safari

Overview

The 7 days’ primates and wildlife safari, takes you to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla experience, Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife adventures and then to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee experience.

This safari is the best for those who love both primates and wildlife experience.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience
  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 4: Game viewing and boat cruise
  • Day 5: Drive to Kibale forest national park
  • Day 6; Chimpanzee tracking experience
  • Day 7: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked from the hotel after morning breakfast by our company guide/driver. Drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park in the south western part of Uganda, the home to the half of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas. Have stopover at the Uganda equators for some photos and then another stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, proceed with the journey via the mountainous Kabale town, also known as ‘’ Switzerland of Africa’’. Arrive at Bwindi impenetrable forest late in the evening and drive to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Duration: 10-12 hrs drive

Meal plans: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation:

  • Gorilla safari lodge [luxury]
  • Gorilla Mist Camp [Midrange],
  • Gift of Nature lodge [budget]

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience

Take morning breakfast, have your packed lunch, water and necessary trekking gears for trekking the rare endangered mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking experience is one of the most exciting wildlife experience in the world. With help of UWA game ranger, enter the jungle in search of the mountain gorillas.

The trek takes half an hour to 8 hours depending on the movements of the rare mountain gorillas. The game ranger will interpret the lifestyle of the gorillas and the flora and fauna found in this forest.

Later in the evening, after the trekking, go for cultural walk in the nearby Batwe community, enjoy their traditional performances. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Have a morning cup of coffee, check-out of the lodge for transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Drive slowly via Ruhija to Ishasha sector where you will have game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other wildlife. Have lunch en-routes and drive to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Duration: 4-6 hrs drive

Meals plan: full board

Accommodation:

  • Mweya safari lodge [luxury]
  • Park view safari lodge [mid- range]
  • Simba safari lodge [budget]

Day 4: Game drive and boat cruise

Go for early morning game drive at Kasenyi area and expect to encounter herds of elephants, lions, leopards, water-bucks, warthogs, monkeys, baboons, kobs, buffaloes and plenty of birds among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and early lunch. After lunch, proceed for 2pm boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where Lake Albert connects with Lake George. You will spot plenty of wildlife including school of crocodiles, hippos, elephants, water bucks, kobs and many others. Then later proceed for Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Check-out of the lodge after morning breakfast and head for a short game drive in search of more wildlife. After proceed to Kibale forest national park with lunch en-route at Fort Portal town. Visit the crater lakes and Amabere Ganyinamwiru and see the beautiful view of the pearl of Africa. Drive to Kibale forest national park and check-in at the lodge.

Duration: 4-5 hrs drive

Meal plan: full board

Accommodation:

  • Primate Lodge [luxury]
  • Mountain of moons [mid-range]
  • chimp guest house [budget]

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland sanctuary

Have a morning cup of coffee. After drive to park’s headquarters for briefing on rules and regulations of chimpanzee tracking. UWA well-armed game ranger will lead the group into the jungle in search of chimpanzees. After finding the giants, spend one hour with them. Return to the lodge, have lunch and after lunch, head for Bigodi wetland sanctuary walk in search of monkeys, butterflies, flora and fauna among others. Thereafter head back for Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 7: Departure

After morning breakfast, check-out of the lodge and transfer back to Kampala.

Drop off at the hotel or Entebbe international airport.

End of 7 days’ primate and wildlife safari in Uganda.

Includes

  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entrance fee
  • Guide/driver’s allowance
  • Government taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transport to and from,
  • Mineral water
  • Meals full board

Excludes

  • Visa
  • flights
  • tips
  • laundry
  • extra expenses
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