8 Days Primate Tracking & Game Viewing Safari

Primates Tracking

Safari highlights

Primate Tracking & Game Viewing Safari into Uganda concentrates in a region with beautiful landforms created by strong tectonic forces millions of years ago. The travelers will explore the rainforest, traverse the grasslands, wander into exploration craters and descend steep volcanic mountains.

The major attraction on this adventurous Primate Tracking & Game Viewing Safari without doubt remains gorillas trekking in the Bwindi rainforest. Equally exciting is interacting with families of chimpanzees in two exact opposite habitats. This one is a typical Uganda safari itinerary that arouses wilderness adventure adrenalin beyond normal scale.      

Safari activities

  • Lake Mburo; Game drive, boat cruise
  • Lake Bunyonyi; Boat cruise
  • Bwindi; Gorilla trekking, community walk
  • Queen Elizabeth; game drive, boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking
  • Semuliki National park; forest walk, hot springs viewing
  • Kibale forest; Chimp tracking, sanctuary walk, community walk

DAY 1: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park

Your Primate Tracking & Game Viewing Safari driver will pick you up from the airport on your arrival. You embark on a 4-hour travel to Lake Mburo National Park, southwest of Kampala City.

You will have a brief photo opportunity stop at the equator line crossing point and travel out of the Victoria basin. Your arrival is by coincidence a sunset game viewing drive with many wildlife species lining up the road to your hotel.

DAY 2: Game drive, travel to Lake Bunyonyi

Start the day with an exciting game viewing drive, wander into the beautiful grasslands and woods searching for wildlife species. You will embark on travel to Kabale town, 4-hours drive further southwest.

You will check into your hotel with magnificent views of Lake Bunyonyi down valley. Lake Bunyonyi is a rather quiet destination and ideal for vacation, adventure and launch pad for gorilla trekking expeditions.

DAY 3: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable, visit the Batwa

The boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi is the only one of its kind. You explore the beauty of the floating islands, interact with indigenous people and listen to tales and stories about the lifestyles of the people residing on the islands.

You will embark on travel to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park further west arriving and checking into your hotel in time for lunch. Your safari guide will escort you on tour of selected homestead in the neighborhood to interact with indigenous people and share life experiences.

DAY 4: Gorilla trekking, travel to Queen Elizabeth National park

Everything about Bwindi rainforest and gorilla trekking/primate tracking safari is so captivating. You set out in the morning with rangers and descend into the jungle. The rangers have everyday experiences about trekking gorillas will traverse the wilderness until you discover the gorilla feeding areas. 

Explore the wilderness and discover why tour into Uganda ranks amongst top travel destinations. You will then embark on travel to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, descend the Kigezi highlands onto the floor of the Edward rift.

You wander into the woodlands on a brief game viewing drive and spot a large collection of wildlife species. You will check into your hotel at sunset and prepare to explore Queen Elizabeth a Uganda safari destination with outstanding world wonders.

DAY 5: Game drive, boat cruise

To many travelers on tour of Uganda, Queen Elizabeth is the-has-it-all Uganda safari destination. You will explore Queen Elizabeth a vast and diverse wildlife habitat that has a little bit of something for every adventure traveler. You will traverse the Kasenyi circuit, a major point of call with a high collection of different wildlife species in innumerable numbers.

The afternoon 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is an avenue to explore the water wildlife species and spot large mammals at their most point of weakness when they trek to the channel to cool of their burning thirst. Sum up the exciting Uganda safari activities of the days with a sunset game viewing drive en route to your hotel.

DAY 6: Chimpanzee tracking, tour salt mining works

Primate tracking / Chimpanzee tracking ranks amongst top Uganda wilderness safari activities. You will assemble at Fig Tree camp in time for early morning briefing before rangers descend onto the bed of a gorge. You will wander in the forest and traverse between river crossing points walking in the footsteps of mobile chimpanzees.

You will tour salt mining works at Katwe town on the edges of Lake Edward.  You will visit Lake Munyanyange that has plankton and is a favorite spot for flamingos. You will do a sunset game viewing drive en route to your hotel. 

DAY 7: Game drive, travel to Kibale National Park

You set out in the morning for another game viewing drive to top up on wildlife sightings or try the very last time to spot the missed opportunities.  You will wander into the savannas and explore the specific areas with high opportunities of spotting game. The game viewing drive will be brief and to the point.

You will then embark on travel to Semliki National Park where you will take a walk into the rainforest and visit the legendary Sempaya hot springs. You will enjoy a picnic lunch under forest canopy and get unique feelings of Uganda safari. Travel back to Fort Portal and check into your hotel overlooking the Kibale rainforest.

DAY 8: Chimpanzee tracking, departure

You will wander in the rainforest of Kibale walking in fresh trails left behind by chimpanzees. The exploration in the rainforest leads to a discovery than chimpanzee tracking goes beyond looking for chimpanzees.

The Kibale rainforest has a vibrant wildlife presence all around you. Chimpanzee regulations restrict human interaction to maximum one hour and the tracking entourage retreats to the starting point. You will reunite with your safari guide and embark on travel to Kampala through Mubende town. The safari guide will drop you at the airport in time for your onward flight.

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