Primate Adventure-web for 8 Days

Uganda is the pearl of Africa! And indeed there is no better place to spend a holiday than here. A lot of fascinating natural resources, culture and the most hospital people in the world. On this safari you will engage in game drives, launch cruises, gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking. This is an opportunity for you to see the big five including the tree climbing lions, trek chimps and gorillas with stunning sceneries and visit the local communities to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local inhabitants.

Safari Highlights

  • Arrival, meet and greet
  • Lake Mburo boat cruise and game drive
  • Bwindi Gorillas and the Batwa experience
  • Queen Elizabeth Park, Ishasha Tree climbing lions, Kasenyi game drives and launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Kibale Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancyu and Bigodi Swamp Walk

Tour Summary

Day 1, Arrival
Day 2, Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 3, Lake Mburo Park to Bwindi Gorilla Park
Day 4, Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Day 5, Bwindi Gorilla Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 8, Kibale to Entebbe and Departure

Day 1, Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with our representative who will then transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2, Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park

Pick up from your hotel and drive westward with a stopover en-route at the equator arriving in time for lunch at the lodge before heading to Lake Mburo Rwonyo peninsular for an afternoon boat cruise.

The park is the smallest of the Uganda’s protected savannah parks with lots of metamorphic rocks and a home to over 350 species of birdlife, zebras and buffaloes are the face of the game in this savannah land. Elands, Oribi Waterbucks, Hippos, Reedbucks, Topi and a Leopard can also be spotted on a lucky day. After a boat cruise time allowing you will go for an evening game drive in the park.

Day 3, Lake Mburo Park to Bwindi Gorilla Park

A short game drive early in the morning before starting the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with lunch en-route.  The drive will take you along a tarmac route and then a reasonable distance on a murram road some parts of the road are bumpy and while on the drive you will enjoy a true massage of the African wilderness roads. After check in at the lodge you will have a well earned rest contemplating on the gorilla trekking experience the following morning.

Day 4, Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening. The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the Gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial closeup with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

Day 5, Bwindi Gorilla Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning breakfast and a relaxed drive Northwards to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, a game drive searching for tree climbing lions and lunch en-route as you continue to the drive to Kikwamba sector of the park where you will spend an overnight.

Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park is the most endowed with animal species including Impalas, Elands, Buffaloes, elephant, famous tree climbing lions and depending on how lucky you are; you may also find a Leopard.

Day 6, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning game drives in the Kasenyi plains through to Katwe Kob mating grounds. Most of the animals you are likely to find here include impalas, sitatungas and lions when lucky enough.

Afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel will give you great views of several game including Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and birdlife that queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer, off the boat cruise and continue with and evening game drive in the park before returning to your lodge for an overnight.

Day 7, Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park

Morning drive to the chimp-land with a stopover by the crater lakes an hike to the top of the world, you will have an early lunch  before heading to Kanyancu for an afternoon Chimpanzee tracking.

Kibale forest has over 1,450 individuals (Chimpanzees) protected within the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors an outstanding opportunity to Track these apes in their natural Habitat. Tracking starts at 7am with a briefing at Kanyanchu park headquarter where you will be allocated rangers to take you to the forest. An advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and communicates with your ranger on the radio call. Other tracking Schedules are in mid morning at 11am and the last is Afternoon at 2pm, tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

Day 8, Kibale to Entebbe and Departure

Morning visit Bigodi swamp, this is a community project aimed at improving the livelihoods of the local people, a local guide will lead you on a developed 4.5km trail through the swamp for approximately 3 hours where you can find several bird species including the great blue Turraccos, Hornibils Kingfishers and also Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, L’hoest Monkey, Vervet Monkeys can be spotted.

A gentle drive through tea plantations and beautiful sceneries with a lunch stopover en-route arriving Entebbe late afternoon in time to check in for your flight back home

We believe you have enjoyed your holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

Extension Options

Flight from Kasese to Entebbe

After Biodi swamp walk, transfer to Kasese Airstrip for a local light weight flight to Entebbe international airport and connect with your international flight back home.

Papyrus Guest House

Boma Guest House

Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Leopard Rest Camp

Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Mihingo Lodge

Buhoma Community Camp

Buhoma Haven Lodge

Bwindi Lodge

Baboon Safari Lodge

Elephant Plains Lodge Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Isunga Lodge

Primate Lodge

Ndali Lodge

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with services of an experienced English speaking Driver-guide
  • 1x Gorilla trekking per person
  • 1 X Chimpanzee tracking per person
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Launch Cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Crater lakes visit
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

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  • Meals in Entebbe on the arrival day
  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • International Air ticket
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  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities
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