6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda

The 6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda mainly visits the western Uganda region. Western Uganda is the most endowed region in the Ugandan Tourism industry, with most of the parks lying within the Great East African Rift Valley. This safari takes you to the major hotspots for Primate Adventure in the region including Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park fort the Gorilla Trekking adventure and Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking.

Trip Highlights of the 6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda

  • Arrival in Kigali Rwanda, meet and greet Kigali City Tour
  • Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
  • Craters lakes visit
  • Kibale Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancyu
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Community experiences

Day 1: Arrival for the 6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda

Arrive Kigali International Airport, you meet and greet with our representative who will then transfer you to the hotel for an overnight.

Approx. Distance.10kms, 20minutes’ Drive

Meals. None

Day 2: Kigali to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Morning breakfast and a city tour of Kigali with a visit to the Genocide memorial, later transfer to the Cyanika border finalize with immigration and border crossing processes then continue the drive to Bwindi Gorilla Park. Check in at the Lodge and relax anticipating the gorilla trekking experience the next morning.

Approx. Distance.     170kms, 4hours’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in southwestern 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 close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

Approx. Distance.  None

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Park to Kibale Forest Park

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, you will drive to the chimp-land with Lunch en-route. A stopover by the crater lakes en-route will spice up your journey in an exciting way. Check in at the lodge refresh and relax awaiting the Chimpanzee tracking Experience the following day.

Approx. Distance.     375kms, 7hours’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park

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. Tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

Visit Bigodi swamp in the afternoon, 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 trial through the swamp for approximately 3 hours where you can find several bird species including the great blue Turacos, Hornbills 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.

Approx. Distance. None

Meals. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Kibale to Entebbe (Kigali) and Departure

On the last day of this 6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda Safari, you will transfer to Entebbe Airport with lunch en-route and arriving Entebbe late afternoon in time to check in for your flight back home.

Alternatively you can choose to drive back to Kigali and fly out from the same airport as you came in.
Discuss with our experts at the time of booking your preferred airport of departure.

Approx. Distance. 410kms, 7hours’ Drive

Meals. Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation. Departure

End of  the 6 Days Uganda Primate Adventure from Rwanda Safari.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels motioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability at the time of booking.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, Bed & breakfast in the city and fullboard on safari
  • Transfers in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with services of an experienced English speaking Driver guide
  • 1x Gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. ($800 per person)
  • 1 X Chimpanzee tracking Kibale Forest ($250 per person)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Kigali city tour
  • Batwa community visit
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Crater lakes visit
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle,
  • All applicable government taxes.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe on the arrival day
  • Drinks
  • Visas (preferably East African Tourist Visa $100)
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

Starting from USD 2,570 per person

 

 

Location

Comfort

Medium

Luxury

Kigali CityOnomo Kigali HotelHeaven Boutique HotelDes Mille Collines Hotel
Bwindi ForestRushaga Haven LodgeIchumbi Gorilla LodgeNkuringo Gorilla Lodge-Suite
Kibale ForestKibale Forest CampTuraco TreetopsNdali Lodge

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