7 days Uganda Primate Tour

This Uganda Primate tour combines the highlights of Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Gorillas tracking. An ideal safari for those who do not have too much time for travelling.
Primate tour

Detailed Itinerary for Uganda Primate Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our Range Land Safari guide/driver who will brief you and transfer you to the hotel for your overnight stay and dinner at Lake Victoria Serena Resort or Boma Hotel Entebbe
Overnight: Lake Victoria Serena Resort / Boma Hotel Entebbe
Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Kibale National Park

Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. in Entebbe and set off to Western Uganda, to Fort Portal. This lively town is the base for activities around Kibale Forest National Park. The national park offers one of the most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda, 70 mammal species and 13 primate species. The drive takes 5 hours so we will arrive with time in Fort Portal for lunch.

After lunch we will shake off the drive with a walk to the Bigodi swamp. The Bigodi Swamp is a paradise for bird watchers. 138 species of bird have been recognized within the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and among the major bird species within the sanctuary is the grand Blue Turaco. The swamp also harbours several primate species like the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the L’Hoest monkey.
Accommodation: Primates Lodge or Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and to Queen Elizabeth National Park

An early start and a long day are ahead of you! Today you will track chimpanzees and will not only learn about them but also about the flora and fauna of the national park.
After the tracking, equipped with a packed lunch you will drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is the most popular park in Uganda as it offers diverse ecosystems, classic big game, 10 primate species and over 600 bird species.
You will drive leisurely southwards; explore the park with an extensive game drive.
Accommodation: Mweya Lodge Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will spend the whole day exploring the park further. Begin your day with a cup of coffee, and then enjoy an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile where you may encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Ugandan kobs and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, you will have a two-hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile for an opportunity to see hippo, buffalo, Ugandan kobs, elephants and warthogs.

This trip also enables you the chance to see some spectacular birds.
The Kazinga channel is about 40m long adjoining Lake Gorge to Lake Edward. It has the perfect view of the parks’ major wildlife ventures. The shores of the lake attract a large concentration of mammals, birds as well as reptiles all year around. This particular channel is known to have the largest concentration of Hippos in the whole world!
Overnight : Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 5: Ishasha-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Drive out after breakfast south into the remote and open Ishasha plains in the southwest of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Famous for tree climbing lions in the fig trees, the Ishasha plains are also home to elephants, Ugandan kob, topi, eland, buffalo, wart hogs, and other savannah wildlife. The Ishasha River runs through this part of the park and it supports a healthy hippo population. Wildlife view with a picnic lunch.
After lunch, continue the drive south into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest region.

Bwindi Forest is a World Heritage Site and it is a magnificent swathe of forest that crosses the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age – is one of the most biologically diverse in Africa. Bwindi has at least 90 mammal species, including 11 different primates.
Overnight: Buhoma Lodge or Silverback Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi

The most exciting day of your safari, the briefing is at 8:oo a.m. and you will learn about gorilla etiquette. And then you will start walking and hiking in the impenetrable forest until you find the gorillas. For one hour you are allowed to watch those majestic giants. Depending on the duration of the track you can either relax in the afternoon at the lodge and just enjoy the view or go for another walk around and explore the village or walk up to the highest football field with the best view ever.
Overnight: Buhoma Lodge or Silverback Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board

Day 7: Transfer to Entebbe

After a warm breakfast, you drive back to Kampala through the rolling hills of the Kigezi on to Igongo Cultural centre to have lunch en-route and fly back home late evening.

Included in the price

⇛ Vehicle/ Fuel
⇛ English speaking driver
⇛ Gorilla tracking Permit
⇛ Chimpanzee tracking Permit
⇛ Park entrance
⇛ Accommodation
⇛ Breakfast
⇛ Bottled water
⇛ Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price

⇛ Drinks
⇛ Tips
⇛ Porters
⇛ Laundry services
⇛ Meals
⇛ Visa