8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari
8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari: Our 8 Days Uganda safari will take you to the home of several primate’s species and get a chance to have face to face of the two different intelligent apes which are man’s closest cousins said to have 98% human genes famously known as Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees. These two great apes will be encountered in two different safari destination that is Kibale forest national park a home to endangered chimpanzees and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park a home to great mountain gorillas .In addition to explore other wildlife species you will have an opportunity to visit Queen Elizabeth national park one of the topmost visited safari destinations in Uganda because of the tree climbing lions and other lots of mammals which attracts tourists on their vacation in Queen. This trip will take you to south western part of Uganda and explore Uganda’s ultimate wildlife species.
Highlights of the 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari
- Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe Airport
- Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park
- Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
- Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 5: Game drives and Boat Cruise Safari in Queen
- Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park
- Day 7: Gorilla Trekking
- Day 8: End of 8 days and Return to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.
Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe international Airport
Pick up from Entebbe Airport: On day 1, you will be welcomed to pearl of Africa and picked up from Entebbe Airport on your arrival by our safari driver or guide who will be at the Airport on time waiting for you. Our safari drive will drive you to your Hotel in Entebbe’
- K Hotels Entebbe
- Via Via Hotel
- Galley Entebbe 2
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale national park
Transfer to Kibale: Wake up have morning breakfast in cool weather climate, then after we set off our journey that lasts 5 to 6-hour drive, you will via Kampala the city of seven hills view around the streets of the city, continue to drive to western region of Uganda passing through countryside. Arrive to the busiest town of fort portal for picnic lunch. After lunch you will drive direct to the lodge for check in and overnight stay.
- Papaya Lake Lodge –Up market
- Primate Lodge
- Chimpanzee Guesthouse –Budget
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
Chimpanzee Tracking: You will wake up early in the morning have breakfast and you will be given packed lunch boxes which will cater for while in the jungle. Your driver will transfer you to kanyanchu tourism center to have a short briefing about dos and don’ts of chimpanzees before you embark for chimp trek in the kibale forest. After experienced ranger will lead you to hike into kibale rain forest in search for endangered chimpanzees and as you search for these great apes, you will have an opportunity to view other small primates since kibale forest is a primate’s capital and species include; blue monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, white and black monkeys, Mangabey, lots of bird species. Once they are found, trackers will be given one hour to spend with them learn about their life style and behavior.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park: After early morning breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and drive out of the park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park to explore wildlife in their safari nature habitant. The journey goes through magnificent view of Rwenzori mountain ranges, tea plantation and rolling savannah. You will arrival in time since it is a short distance drive hour for lunch at your lodge.
- Kyambura Gorge Lodge –Up market
- Twin Lake Safari Lodge –Mid range
- Elephant Hab –Budget
Day 5: Game drives and Boat Safari
Game drives and Boat Safari: You wake early for morning breakfast with delicious snacks, go for a game drive with armed ranger who will direct to the movements of wildlife species in the park before some of predators they go back into hiding. You will enjoy your game driving viewing and these are some of animals to see; tree climbing lions which can be searched in ishasha sector, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, antelopes like Uganda kob, waterbucks, warthogs many more. Return to the lodge for Lunch, rest as you wait for afternoon boat cruise.
Later on in the afternoon, go for boat cruise at Kazinga channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. On your boat at kazinga channel you will be able to see the large concentration of hippos, antelopes, buffaloes, elephants on water banks linking for water, spot beautiful water bird species as you enjoy the boat safari that take about 2 hours on the water. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park
Transfer to Bwindi: On the 6 day, you will be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable national park after your breakfast in Queen. You will drive to a home of the half remaining mountain gorillas in the world and is also a home to bird life species, mammals, insects, flowers and other primates. The journey takes 3 to 4hours drive from Queen to Bwindi national park.
You will arrive at the park, check in to the lodge and have lunch.
Community walk: After lunch you will go for community walk in Batwa pygmy’s trails, where you will come across the people of ancient days who used to leave with mountain gorillas in the forest before the existing of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
- Bwindi lodge
- Buhoma safari lodge
- Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Day 7: Gorillas Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Gorilla trekking Expedition: You wake up early have heavy breakfast with packed lunch boxes. your driver or guide transfer you park headquarter for briefing about the Gorilla rules. After briefing a ranger will allocate you to gorilla family to trek, the trek can take 2 to 8 hours depending on gorilla movements. Once they are a located you will be given an hour to observe them playing, swinging around, learn their life style, take photos, as you’re recommended to carry your cameras, mineral water bottle, long sleeved trousers, hiking shoes, hat, sweaters many more. After Gorilla trekking back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: End of 8 Days Uganda safaris and Return to Kampala or Entebbe Airport
Return to Kampala: After breakfast, on your last day of 8 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari, you check out of the Bwindi impenetrable national park and return to your staying point of the trip, as you head to Kampala you will have a stopover at Igongo culture center visit the place, buy some craft materials to take back to home, have lunch. Then proceed to Entebbe to dropped to your hotel for your next flight morning or at Entebbe International Airport
End of 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari
- Gorilla trekking permits
- Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruise
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation
- Pickups and drop out
- An English speaking driver or guide
- 4×4 WD Safari vehicle and fuel
- Community walk
Extras like Airtime, laundry service, travel insurance, tip to porters, drinks, telephone, hard drinks.