Uganda Primates Safari

5 DAYS Uganda Primates Safari, | Starts/Ends: Entebbe, Uganda | Kibale Forest NP, Queen Elizabeth NP & Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Overview

This 5 Days Uganda primates Safari will start in Entebbe, Uganda and will end in Entebbe, Uganda. It will bring you to Uganda ’s most beautiful and important places such as Kibale forest national park, a home to 13 primate species including Chimpanzee our closest relative, Red colubus monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys, Red tailed monkey, potos and many birds, you will then visit Queen Elizabeth national park to shorten the next day’s journey but with chances to see a lot of game such as elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs, tree climbing lions and leopards. Visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, a home to a half of the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. you be able to meet the gentle giants in the jungle escorted by a park ranger.

Highlight

Included in the price

  • Ground transport in comfortable 4WD Safari Vehicle with Fuel
  • Service of an Experienced English-speaking Tour driver/ guide for the duration of the tour
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Park entry fees
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits for each person trekking in Kibale Forest National park
  • Search for tree climbing lions in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Accommodation with Meals as per the itinerary for 4 Nights 5 Days
  • Bottled mineral water while on the tour
  • Government taxes.

Excluded in the price

  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Kampala for Kibale forest & Nature Walk in Bigodi wetland Sanctuary

After breakfast, your Uganda Primates Safari guide/driver will pick you from your Hotel in Entebbe, then set off for Kibale Forest National Park, arriving in or towards the afternoon. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus.

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will go for nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary where you stand chances to see variety of monkey species and birds.

Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight stay at;

  • PRIMATE LODGE KIBALE
  • CRATER SAFARI LODGE
  • CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE (FB)

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On this day after breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee tracking, spend the whole morning in the forest where you will view chimpanzee and learn more about them in their natural habitat. You will view other wildlife species like red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, Olive Baboons, grey cheeked mangabey, and several bird species.

Later on return, you will have lunch at your lodge, afterwards, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a night, arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at;

  • MWEYA SAFARI LODGE
  • ENGANZI GAME LODGE
  • QUEEN ELIZABETH – BUSH LODGE

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Forest with En-route Game Drive in Ishasha Sector.

In the morning a relaxed breakfast, you will set off the Uganda Primates Safari  with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with en-route game drive in Ishasha sector. This southern part of Queen Elizabeth NP is famous for tree climbing lions.

You will search for these lions, depending on the days’ weather, you may be lucky to find them near or enter deep in search of them. Have picnic lunch and afterwards proceed your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will arrive early evening, relax as you prepare for your mountain gorilla trekking the next day.

Dinner and overnight at;

  • MAHOGANY SPINGS LODGE
  • BUHOMA LODGE
  • GORILLA FOREST CAMP

Day 4: Mountain Gorilla trekking and Community walk

An Early morning start after your Uganda Primates Safari breakfast, you will report at the park office to attend the briefing by the ranger guide about the DO’S and DON’TS of gorilla tracking. You will then be assigned to the gorilla family of which you will track.

Expect to walking long distance on a steep and muddy and slippery trail, sometimes with rain overhead while tracking gorillas. The whole exercise may be strenuous but the joy you experience after encountering the gorillas is overwhelming.

Meeting the gentle giants in Bwindi forest is perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Trekking may take 3-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in their natural habitat.

You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then on return from tracking, you may go for community walk to meet local people including Batwa/ pygmies as you learn about their way of living.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • MAHOGANY SPINGS LODGE
  • BUHOMA LODGE
  • GORILLA FOREST CAMP

Day 5: Morning Transfer back to Entebbe Airport for Departure.

In the morning after breakfast, we drive back to Kampala with lunch break along the way, make a stopover at Uganda equator for you to take photographs and then proceed to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your scheduled departure flight as you end your Uganda Primates Safari.

End of Uganda primates Safari.

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