7 days Great Primates Uganda Safari
This 7 days safari offers you a chance to visit several of Uganda’s national parks to see primates in Bwindi NP and Kibale National Park. You will as well enjoy bird watching in your open roof safari vehicles, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and have a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Your accommodation will be determined by your budget.
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by our delegate who will transfer you to your place of accommodation in the capital in Kampala.
Day 2 – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Following breakfast, leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and have lunch in Mbarara town. On the way, you will drive through the green countryside with terraced hills dotted with homesteads plus the long horned Ankole cattle. You will reach Bwindi in the evening. Dine and overnight at your lodge.
Budget Accommodation: Nshongi Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation: Wagtail Safari Camp/ Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Gift Of Nature Lodge/Trekker’s Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Silverback Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation: Clouds Lodge/Mahogany Springs lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 3 – The encounter with mountains gorillas
Right After breakfast in the early morning you will head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed before going gorilla tracking. The rainforest is thick and it’s crisscrossed by several animal trails. The duration of the trek will be determined by how far the gorillas would have moved. The joy of finally meeting the gorillas and even spending an hour with them will certainly be very memorable an experience. Generally Gorillas are huge peaceful yet shy animals however you will have a chance to take photographs and observe them play, feed and care for their young. After the tracking you will head to Ishasha where you will dine and spend the night.
Day 4 – Tree climbing lions of Ishasha
Following breakfast, you will drive through the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have a game drive within the open savannah on the rim of the Albertine Rift Valley. There you will look for the tree climbing lions which can only be seen in this area of the country. It is very fascinating to see them resting in the branches of the big fig trees. You will have lunch along the way. After lunch you will continue to the Mweya peninsula where you will dine and slumber.
Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp/Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation: Simba Safari Camp/Ihamba Safari Lodge/Bush lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge
Day 5 – Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Following a cup of coffee have a game drive in the morning along Kasenyi and Queens Mile to see small animals, lions, kobs, elephants, waterbucks, cape buffalos, spotted hyenas plus warthogs and mongooses, in addition to various birds. Head back for breakfast and rest by the poolside. in the afternoon you will leave for the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to see hippos playing, numerous bird species, buffaloes as well as crocodiles. Later in the evening drive to Fort Portal where you will dine and spend the night.
Budget Accommodation:Ruwenzori View Guest House/Chimpanzee Guest House
Moderate Accommodation:Chimp Nest Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Mountains of the moon
Super Luxury Accommodation:Kyaninga Lodge
Day 6 – Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park
In the morning after breakfast you will set out chimpanzee trekking in the forest. This park supports the largest number of primates in the whole of Uganda. You will have your lunch in the town of Fort Portal after which you will drive back to Kampala. Dine and slumber in your hotel.
Day 7 – Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport depending on your time of departure.