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7 Days Uganda Primates & Gorilla Safari

Discover the wild primates, game and cultures of unique Uganda on this budget Uganda Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Safari.

Trip Highlights

7 Days 6 Nights Gorillas, chimpanzee and wildlife safari Uganda
Day1: Kampala to chimpanzee forest Kibale
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking /Bigodi wetland visit
Day 3: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 4: wildlife expedition in Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park
Day 6: Gorilla tracking adventure
Day 7: Return back to Kampala

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day1: Kampala to chimpanzee forest Kibale
Depart by road for Fort Portal via Mityana and Mubende. Stopover for Lunch in Fort portal Town or have a Picnic lunch enroute then continue to arriving late in the afternoon. Use the afternoon to relax and explore the nearby crater lakes. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel /Primates Lodge/ Chimpanzee View Guest house / Travelers’ Inn.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking /Bigodi wetland visit
Have an early breakfast before going to track the chimps and other primates crashing through the high canopy of the Kibale tropical rain forest. Take note of the colorful birds squawking in through the tropical forest canopy. Carry with you packed lunch After lunch take an afternoon nature walk through the Bigodi swamp as well as some of the projects run by local community.
Dinner and Overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee View Guest House /Primates Lodge/ Travellers Inn.

Day 3: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth National park
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. The game seen will depend on the season. Take a Visit to the salt works in Lake Katwe, a salty lake in Uganda. Testing the waters of this lake is a wonderful experience for those who have never tasted salty waters. Have lunch and later go for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Engazi lodge/Simba Safari Lodge.

Day 4: wildlife expedition in Queen Elizabeth National park
After breakfast, go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest to see different tree species, primates, the bat colony and the blue lake. Have lunch and then go for the afternoon launch cruise. Expect to see different animals such as hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of water birds can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp / Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp / Ishasha Bandas.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing either via Ishasha, the home of the mysterious tree climbing lions or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. This will depend on the road situation. Explore the village and the native communities if time permits. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Bandas / Bwindi View Bandas.

Day 6: Gorilla tracking adventure
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by UWA officials at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Pack your Lunch. Remember you need jungle boots since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas camouflaged in the dense tropical vegetation. Depending on the time, go for a leisurely community visit to the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community bandas / Bwindi view Bandas.

Day 7: Return back to Kampala
Have a leisurely Breakfast before departing for Kampala passing through the ever green and beautiful countryside of Western Uganda. You will have lunch enroute in Mbarara Town. Stopover at the Equator to participate in the water experiment and at Mpambire drum village a chance to buy yourself a locally made drum Dinner and overnight in Kampala or Transfer to the Airport for your flight Home

Price

Prices may vary according to the number of people, lodge type, and client preferences.. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors (Tour consultant) for more information.

The tour quotation Includes

– Gorilla tracking permits
-Game drive
-Boat cruise
-park entrance
-Chimpanzee permits
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers

The tour quotation excludes

– Kampala hotel fees (the night before the safari and the night after the safari)
– Tips
– Laundry services
– Beverages/Drinks
– International flights
– Visas
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

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