This one-day Equator tour takes you to Uganda’s Equator, an imaginary line that splits Uganda into two, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. In this short Uganda tour to the Equator, you will also do a Kampala city tour before setting off for your incredible moments at the Equator.
This seven day tour takes you to Bwindi Forest For Gorilla Trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise as well as community walks.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a Trek East Africa Safaris representative who will then transfer you to your accommodation. Subject to arrival time, a half day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre can be arranged at an additional cost.
Overnight stay at The Boma. The Boma is a small, family run guest house located in the suburbs of Entebbe. This facility is located in a quiet, relaxed accommodation and a peaceful atmosphere. Each en suite room is uniquely decorated, with many having their own veranda. Gourmet meals are prepared upon request and guests can enjoy the welcoming bar area any time of day as well as the guest house’s large garden, private swimming pool and large patio boasting of beautiful views towards Lake Victoria.
Depart your lodge, and drive to the Entebbe domestic airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip. The flight takes just over an hour (subject to the plane used) and upon arrival you will be met by a Trek East Africa Safaris representative and driven to Buhoma Lodge, located within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive to the lodge is through local villages and mountain roads – lovely scenery and very interesting en route!
Bwindi Forest National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The park contains almost half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site.
Bwindi Forest is also home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 160 species of trees. Overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge
After early breakfast, a Trek East Africa representative will walk you down to National Park Headquarters where you will meet your park guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes.
The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 1063 remaining in the wild. This is an experience you won’t soon forget!
Some of the gorilla families are located in an area which you will need to travel to by vehicle, but don’t worry – we will transport you there!
Following the trek, return to your accommodation and, if time allows, take a guided afternoon forest or community walk.
Please refer to our detailed information sheet for more detailed information on Gorilla Tracking requirements, conditions, and considerations.
Overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge
This morning we depart Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and travel (2-3 hours) to Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Time permitting, during our drive from Bwindi to Ishasha, we may visit a Community Project on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here the local people allow you to enjoy some time in their homesteads, as well as see some of the crops and curios they produce, and visit the local elephant trench project – which stops elephants coming into the village and raiding crops.
Afternoon game drives will be enjoyed in the Ishasha area, looking for the huge herds of buffalo, elephant, Uganda kob and of course the famous tree-climbing lion typically found in the area.
Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness.
Spend the day enjoying game drives in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park is known for its famous tree climbing lions sometimes found lying about in the branches of the native fig trees. The area is also rich with wildlife including warthog, water buck, bush buck, leopard, Ugandan kob, elephants, countless bird species and even the rare giant forest hog.
Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Game Drives – Mweya Sector
After breakfast, transfer to Mweya penisular of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The many nearby crater lakes and mountain ranges provide a beautiful backdrop for your journey.
Boat Cruise – Kazinga Channel
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You may encounter herds of elephant, buffalos and antelopes, families of warthogs, large groups of hippos, and crocodiles basking on the shore. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks.
Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge
This morning we will travel early to the Kyambura Gorge to enjoy Chimpanzee trekking. After this activity, we depart to the airstrip nearby for the flight to Entebbe.
This activity will generally take place in the morning. The forest is alive with noise and you should be lucky enough to see the habituated chimps during your trek.
Rest of the afternoon/evening is at leisure.
An airport transfer has been included after your safari has been completed – from your Entebbe hotel, or directly after the safari.
End of Trek East Africa Safaris Seven Day Uganda Primates Tour.
Overnight optional. If staying in Entebbe, please request assistance at time of booking safari for these arrangements. If departing Entebbe the same night, please note your flight returns to Entebbe late morning (approximately 11h.00/12h00) so DO NOT book flights departing prior to 16h00 in order to allow time for security, check in and any delays due to weather
- Park fees
- Chimp permits
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- Domestic Flights
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Drinking water
- International flights
- Items of personal nature (insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees