8 DAYS PRIMATES AND WILDLIFE SAFARI
Uganda is home to 20 primate species with Kibale National Park containing the highest density in all of Africa with a total of 13 including the recently discovered Dwarf Galago. As well as the chimpanzee and gorilla, the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons can be seen during game drives, launch trips or nature walks, along with smaller nocturnal species such as the bushbaby and potto. The journey will also offer you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking, there are amazing opportunities of seeing climbing lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest, enjoy the crater lakes is the western Uganda. This journey will bring you close to nature.
- Gorilla tracking
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
- Crater lakes
- Bird watching
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Nature walks
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
Upon the arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by representatives from Prime Tours Uganda. Transfer to Kampala at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay Rochester hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
After your early morning breakfast, embark on the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Mbarara – Masaka road and Kabale – Mbarara road, brief stopover at the equator for photos and buying locally made crafts that you may want to have on the journey. You will have lunch in Mbarara town at Agip motel/Shaheen restaurant/Café Havana.
Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and check in at the lodge. You will have an evening nature walk in the park for about 1 hour, then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Bwindi Cultural Centre.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking
Have the morning breakfast very early at around and then drive to the starting point of Buhoma sector for Gorilla trekking and this can take over 3hours and once they are spotted, there is that emotional moment experienced since they also behave like humans because they share about 98% of the humans’ DNA, have a good time with them. Have your packed lunch in the forest and then continue to another sector of the park at the starting point and proceed with the Gorilla trekking and the chances are high of spotting them easily since the condition is cool and favorable during afternoon hours, and once they are spotted, share moments with them for about an hour, take some great photos for your memories. Drive back at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Bwindi Cultural Centre.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have your early morning breakfast at 7:00am. Start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check in at the lodge. Drive to Ishasha, the most remote section of the park. It is home to the famous Tree climbing lions. There is also a swamp that is endowed with numerous bird species like the rare shoe bill stock, collared pratincole, palm-nut vuture, Pel’s fishing owl to name but a few. Herds of buffalos and elephants are likely to be seen in the grasslands. Go back at the lodge for lunch.
Go for an early evening boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will see schools of hippos swimming in the water. Dinner and overnight stay Engiri game lodge and campsite/Enganzi game lodge.
Day 5: Crater lakes and Semliki National park
Take your morning breakfast at 7:30am. Drive to visit the crater lakes of Queen Elizabeth Park. You will be stunned by the astonishing view of these small yet spectacular lakes. You will have lunch back at the lodge.
After your lunch, start the journey to Semliki National park with a stopover in Fortportal town for a visit to Amabere ga nyina mwiru along Bundibugyo road. Proceed to the hotsprings in Semiliki National Park. Semiliki is also a renowned birders’ haven. Expect to see various birds among which are, Brown-crowned eremomela, Congo serpent eagle to name but a few. Dinner and overnight stay Sempaya Rest Camp/Semliki Guest House.
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National park
After your early morning breakfast, proceed to Kibale National park. Upon the arrival at the park, check in at the lodge. In the evening, go for an evening nature walk of about 2 hours, the expectations are high while having a great time when meet different species including the largest population of the threatened red colobus and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto. An estimated 500elephants are present, along with buffalos, leopards, warthogs, bush pigs, golden cats and duikers. A keen observer may spot reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of 250 species of butterflies.
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and Bird watching
Have your early morning breakfast. Drive to Kanyanchu for chimpanzee tracking into the forest. You may also encounter other primates like Red-tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Uganda Red Colobus, Demidoff Galago, The Potto among others. You will have lunch back at your lodge.
In the early evening, proceed for a swamp walk in Bigodi village for about 2 hours birding, there is number of beautiful birds such as the Black-wattled Hornbill, Blue-headed crested flycatcher, yellow throated cuckoo, chocolated-backed, red-rumped tinkerbird, African dwarf kingfisher among others and this is a great opportunity for a birder.dinner and overnight stay Primate lodge/Bigodi community lodge.
Day 8: Departure
Take your morning breakfast at 8:00am and check out of the lodge. Embark on the journey back to Kampala with a lunch stopover along the way. Proceed with the journey and you will be dropped at the location of your choice in Kampala city or at Entebbe International Airport for an evening flight.
END OF TOUR
|NO. OF PAX
- A 4×4 Safari vehicle
- Park entrance fees
- Professional English speaking guide
- Gorilla permit
- Chimpanzee permit
- Tour activities as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Government levies & taxes
- Visa costs
- Insurance costs
- Personal expenses
- Laundry costs
- Extra activities not in the itinerary
- Extra food and drinks