8 Day Uganda Primate Trekking and Game Safari

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Place Visited

Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest NP

   Itinerary highlights

  • Scenic drive from Entebbe to Lake Mburo NP
  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Gorilla Tracking Experience
  • Scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Wildlife viewing and boat safaris on Kazinga Channel
  • Scenic drive to Kibale Forest NP
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Experience and Bigodi Wetland walk

  Price Includes

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
  • Transport in a four wheel drive car plus driver guide
  • Accommodation for 7 nights and meals
  • All activities listed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water

  Exclusions

  • Hotel fees in Kampala
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses especially beer, tips, cigars, laundry
  • International flights

Overview

The 8 Days Uganda Primate and Game safari is a safari in Uganda that gives you a lifetime opportunity to track and meet the gorillas and chimpanzees as well as view the game wildlife in their habitats.

This tour will take you through the central, southern and western parts of Uganda giving you a chance as well to drive through the traditional towns of Uganda, crossing the Equator line twice and meeting the local communities of Uganda along the way through the beautiful rolling hills of Kigezi region to misty, magical tropical rain forests of Bwindi National park where you will have a chance to track and encounter the magnificent mountain gorillas in their habitat the forest of Bwindi you will spend one hour on each trek with them once you find these mighty gentle giants.

This tour is open to any dates throughout the year and depending on availability you we will book for you your gorilla trek in either Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga or Ruhija, as well this tour can be tailor to best fit in your budget and interests ranging from accommodation requirements, transport and meals throughout the tour.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport for your 8 Day Uganda Primate trekking and Game Safari.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at the Equator line for a photograph and some informative talks and experiments. Enjoy an en-route game drive as you drive to your lodge\hotel for check-in and lunch. After lunch, you will have a boat on the lake in search for hippos, crocodiles and water birds among others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Lodge: Lake Mburo Safari lodge/Rwako Rock Lodge.

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day 2
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.

You will be picked up by our safari guide from either a guest house/Lodge in Entebbe or Kampala if you arrive a day before or from Entebbe International Airport if you arrive in the very early morning hours, then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park in South Western Uganda where you will spend two nights.

This journey is about 8-9 hours’ drive but very enjoyable as you will be driving through various local communities and towns along the road, the drive as well takes you through the beautiful cascading and rolling hills of Kigezi region. You will as well have an opportunity to cross the equator where you will have an en-route stopover for photography and equator experience then you will drive to Mbarara for en-route lunch after proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for overnight.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Cottages.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board.

Drive time: 8-9 hours’ drive.

Day 3
Gorilla tracking experience Day.

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through the tropical rain forest of Bwindi your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three-quarters of the day.

During your trek, you will have a chance to encounter other wildlife including, various bird species and tree species which your guide which give you information about to make the trek enjoyable. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Cottages.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 4
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

On this day you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for 2 nights at Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge, the park is located along the Equator in South-Western Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s most popular and diverse conservation area situated in the western rift valley floor with a variety of habitats including grassland, acacia woodland, forest and water which has enabled it to sustain a wide variety of wildlife among them the Big 4 animals which you will enjoy viewing while you stay here.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Drive time: 4-5 hours’ drive

Day 5
Wildlife viewing and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National park.

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for game drives in Kasenyi plains for wildlife viewing you will have a chance to see the big herds of Buffalos, Antelopes, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs among the wildlife and return to the lodge for lunch then later in the afternoon you will do a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel by far known as the highlight of all activities in this park.

This boat cruise offers a chance to spot over 400 species of water birds, many wild animals as they flock this channel for drinking water and above all, Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge/Buffalo Resort Lodge.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 6
Transfer to Kibale Forest National park.

On this day after your morning breakfast, you will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for 2 nights at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, the park is East of Rwenzori Mountain captured with tropical rain forests. The park is best known for its 13 species of primates which include Uganda’s largest population of Chimpanzees and other large mammals such as Elephants, Buffalos and giant forest hops which are however really seen.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/Kibale Home stay.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Drive Time: 2-3 hours

Day 7
Chimpanzee tracking experience and Bigodi Wetland walk.

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for Chimpanzee trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour.

Once this is done, you will trek through the tropical rain forest of Kibale Forest National park with your ranger guides to find the Chimpanzees, which can take you from half an hour to three-quarters of the day. During your trek, you will have a chance to encounter other wildlife including, various bird species and tree species which your guide which give you information about to make the trek enjoyable.

This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful Creatures. After or before your chimpanzee trek, Bigodi wetland walks an initiative that was set up to support the cause of the local community and all the proceeds earned are reinvested back in the community.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/Kibale Home stay.

Accommodation type: Low Mid-range/High Budget but open to upgrade

Meal Plan: Full Board/with packed Lunch

Day 8
Drive back to Entebbe/Kampala to end the tour.

After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala or Entebbe for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Uganda today.

Meal Plan: Half Board.

Drive time: 4-5 hours’ drive.

END OF TOUR.

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