This 7 days 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 traveling and gives you an epic experience of the primates in Uganda tacking the Gorilla and Chimpanzees with a night break in Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sector of the Climbing lions.

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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.

Day 2: Kibale National Park

After breakfast, 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. Thereafter drive to the lodge with the best view of the forest, an evening crater walk is worthy to relieve you of the driving lag and a scenic walk experience.

Overnight at Isunga lodge/ Turaco tree tops lodge

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi nature walk

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. The forest is placed as the primate capital of the world and offers up to 13 species of primates lots of bird species with some forest endemics like the blue breasted pita.

After lunch we will take on 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 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.

Overnight at Isunga lodge/ Turaco tree tops lodge

Day 4: Climbing lions
After a meal in the morning, drive to Ishasha sector with a stopover at the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise to see lots of wildlife along the shores before taking on a game viewing drive to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known for the tree climbing lions. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy an evening game drive in search of the tree climbing lions in the different figs marred inn the open savannah wilderness.

Retire to the lodge for overnight after the game drive at Enjojo lodge/ Ishasha Jungle lodge

Day 5: Ishasha-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Drive out after breakfast back to the park in search for more wildlife importantaly the 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 rain forest – 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 stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge or Agandi safari Lodge

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi

The most exciting day of your safari, the briefing is at 8:00 am. 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 point with the best view ever of the forest.

Overnight stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge or Agandi safari Lodge

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 of 7 days Uganda Primate Tour

  • 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 of 7 days Uganda Primate Tour

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Laundry services
  • Meals
  • Visa