On this 9 Days Uganda Safari – Primate & Wildlife tour, You will go gorilla & Chimp trekking, game drive, launch cruise in Bwindi Forest, Kibale & Queen Elizabeth National Parks Safari respectively.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 5: Launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura George
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day 8: Gorilla tracking
Day 9: Departure
Day 1: Entebbe International Airport drive to Kampala (1 hours drive)
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet with a Trek East Africa Safari representative before transferring to Kampala. Safari briefing and over night stay at Speke Resort Munyonyo or Latitude O. Meal Plan: Dinner
Day 2: Kampala drive to Fort portal (5 hours drive)
Meet and greet in Kampala, transfer to Fort Portal which nestles in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Afternoon visit to Bigodi Swamp. Look out for smaller mammals and primates. Over night stay at Ndali or Primate Lodge – Kibale. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 3: Kibale Forest
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 95% but not always a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. This is home of our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.
The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk. Look out for different flora and fauna. Over night stay at Ndali or Primate Lodge – Kibale. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 4: Fort portal – Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hours drive)
After breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive enroute may yield sightings of Buffalos, Elephants, a variety of Antelopes and with luck lions and Leopards. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch.
After lunch, drive to the dock on the channel for a unique afternoon launch cruise along Kazinga Channel, which joins lakes Edward, and George. This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. Many other animals may be seen including warthogs, Monitor lizards, crocodiles and a variety of bird species such as the Great Snipe, Papyrus Gonolek, and fish Eagles, Pallid Harrier, Gull Billed Tern, Lesser Kestrel and the rare shoebill stork. Over night stay at Mweya Safari Lodge or Elephant Plains Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Forest (4 – 5 hours drive)
Take on an early morning game drive. Look out for the early raisers returning to their hideouts. Early lunch, then check out of your lodge and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The journey takes about 4 – 5 hours but driving through interesting features.
Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Over night stay at Silver back Lodge or Buhoma Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast set off early with your guide to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Spend time in awe watching the Gorillas go about their activities. Return to base and spend the after noon at leisure.
Over night stay at Silver back Lodge or Buhoma Lodge. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 Bwindi Forest – Lake Mburo National Park (5 – 6 hours drive)
Early breakfast, then drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop over for lunch in Mbarara / or proceed to the park for lunch. The drive takes you through the grasslands of Ankole. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive wetland.
Take on an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. This boat ride may yield sightings of the rare shoe bill stork, African Fin foot, the red headed love bird, handsome Francolin, Little Egret, water thick knee, papyrus gonolek, greater and lesser swamp warbler, the white winged warbler, green capped Eremomela, carmine bee eaters, Malachite and Pied Pink backed Pelican. Over night stay either Mihingo Lodge or Mantana Tented Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 8 Lake Mburo National Park (4 hours drive)
After breakfast, take morning game drive along the zebra and other tracks. Look out for the Burch ell’s zebra and the comical warthogs, a number of bird species such as the Verreaux’s Eagle owl, Red-faced Barbet, African wattled plover, black bellied bustard, Blue eared glossy starling and the Temmricks courser.
Lunch break then check out of your lodge/ Camp and set off for Kampala with a brief stop over at the Equator or any of the crafts display centres enroute. Proceed to Kampala for over night stay at Latitude O or Speke Resort Munyonyo. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 Kampala – Entebbe International Airport (1 hours drive)
Transfer to Entebbe International Airport from where you will catch up with your out bound flight. (BB)
- Park fees
- Chimp permit
- All activities
- Gorilla permit
- Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel / Lake Mburo
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation as indicated on the itinerary
- All Taxes/VAT
- Airport transfer/ drop
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International and domestic flights
- All items of Personal nature (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees