Gorillas, chimpanzees & tree-climbing lions!

7 days—Uganda Primate Safari

$2650-3450 USD

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Safari summary

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, Boat cruise, Chimp tracking and Gorilla trekking adventure. This is an opportunity for you to see the mountain gorillas if you have limited time to go on a safari, with stunning sceneries and view of the local communities. Flight from Entebbe to Kihihi will help cut the long driving time to Bwindi Gorilla Park, before a leisurely game in the queen Elizabeth National Park while a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel has a lot of birdlife and game to offer to your site.
Safari Highlights
Arrival, meet and greet
Flight Entebbe to Kihihi
Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Ishasha tree climbing lions
Game drive Queen Elizabeth Park
Launch Cruise on Kazinga Channel
Chimpanzee Tracking
Crater Lakes Visit
Bigodi Swamp walk


About this tour

Tour type Custom, tailor-made, private
Main focus Primate trekking
Activity level Moderate activity
Best months All months
Countries
Parks

Fine details

Safari highlights
  • Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
  • Walking safari—with armed guard
  • Primate trekking
What’s included?
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals
  • Park fees
  • Private vehicle and driver
What’s not included?
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with our representative who will then transfer to your hotel for an overnight. Distance; Approx. 10 Kms, 15 Minutes’ Drive Meals Plan; None

Boma Guest House

Day 2, Entebbe Flight to Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable

Morning transfer to Entebbe international airport for a local light weight flight to Kihihi Airstrip, representative from the lodge who will be waiting for your arrival, meet and greet then transfer to the Bwindi gorilla park. Check in at you lodge, lunch and relax at the lodge contemplating on the Gorilla Trekking adventure the next morning. Distance; 1hr 45 min flight and Approx. 45 Kms, 1hr 15 Minutes’ Drive Meals Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Buhoma Haven Lodge

Day 3, Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla trekking starts at 8am after a briefing, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for gorillas depending on where they were last sighted the previous evening. Trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas, and can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these apes is a reward worthy to earn. In the afternoon visit the Ride for a woman project for a community experience. Distance; Meals Plan; Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Buhoma Haven Lodge

Day 4, Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

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 Kichwamba 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.

Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 5, Queen Elizabeth N. P.

Queen Elizabeth

Morning game drives in the Kasenyi plains through to Katwe Kob mating grounds, most of the animals you are likely to find include; impala, sitatunga and luckly lions. Afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga channel with great views of species like; Hippo, Buffalo, elephant and birdlife that queen Elizabeth N. P. has to offer. off the boat cruise, continue on an game drive en-route the lodge. Distance; Approx. 10 Kms, 30 Minutes’ Drive Meals Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 6, Queen Elizabeth to Kibale

Kibale

Morning drive to the chimp-land with a stopover by the crater lakes and hike to the top of the world, you will have lunch en-route before heading to Kibale Forest Park. Afternoon visit Bigodi swamp, a community project. a 4.5km trail lead by a local guide for about 3 hours with bird species like great blue Turacos, Hornbills, Kingfishers and primates like Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, L’hoest Monkey etc. Distance; Approx. 125 Kms, 3hours’ Drive Meals Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Turaco Treetops

Day 7, Chimp tracking and Departure

Kibale

Morning Chimpanzee Tracking adventure in Kibale forest; tracking starts at 7am with a briefing at Kanyanchu, An advance team tracks the chimps and communicates with your team on radio call. Tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding. After chimp tacking, have lunch at the lodge before a gentle drive to Entebbe arriving in time to check-in for your flight back home. Distance; Approx. 350 Kms, 6 hours’ Drive Meals Plan; Breakfast, Lunch.

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