7 Days Uganda Safari Experience with Primates

Code: UGANDA

Our 7 Days Uganda Safari Experience with Primates gets to you to the western countryside to sight at hundreds of savannah grazers, Primates in Kibale National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a renowned destination for gorilla trekking Safaris.

Kibale National Park is one of Africa’s foremost research sites. While many researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others are investigating Kibale’s ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and Transfer to Bwindi,

Arrival at Entebbe Airport, Our guide will pick you up and transfer you to Entebbe to the hotel booked for an early morning breakfast. That same morning, you will set off for your road travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park famous for the endangered mountain gorillas trekking. The travel to Bwindi may last for over eight (8) hours and thus will get to arrive later tin the afternoon/evening.

Accommodation at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs Lodge  or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

Day 2: Travel to Kibale National Park

Travel to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal, The drive is through a beautiful countryside dotted with traditional homesteads, crop gardens and huge Tea plantations as well as trading center and towns. You will have lunch en-route and arrive in the late afternoon

Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

Report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules of chimpanzee habituation. Kibale National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species being the Chimpanzee, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkey. In the afternoon, you may go (optional) for a community walk or cultural/traditional dance performances.

Overnight at; Kibale Forest Camp or Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) (Budget).

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth & Boat Cruise on Kazinga channel

Then, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park and have lunch at the lodge booked. In the afternoon go for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a 42km channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and offers an excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful, with well over 550 resident species.

Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB) (Budget).

Day 5: Transfer to Ishasha Sector still in Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the climbing lions and later transfer to Bwindi National Park or Ruhiija

You will after breakfast move to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda Kob, their favorite prey. It is also home to many buffaloes, elephants as well as the rare shoebill and later in the evening transfer to Bwindi or Ruhiija.

Check in hotel for Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (There is an optional to track Gorillas from Ruhijja).

The height of Uganda Tour Safari is at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where we meet our cousins; the Mountain Gorillas. After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 2 to 8 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the Hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world.

Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film is recommended. You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas. In the later afternoon, optional to go for a village walk that include visiting the Batwa homes for their livelihood experience or Traditional entertainment and performance.

Overnight at hotel; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

Day 7:

Early morning breakfast and later travel back via Mpigi famous for Equator line and then to Entebbe for your outbound flight in the evening.

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