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OVERVIEW

7 Days Uganda Primates Tour combines the highlights of Kibale forest the primate capital home to the chimpanzees and other 12 primate species, Queen Elizabeth national park the climbing lions’ Eden and Bwindi forest for Gorillas trekking.

7 Days Uganda Primates Tour: 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 tracking the Gorilla and Chimpanzees with a night break in Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sector of the Climbing lions.

Itinerary

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. After relaxation, prepare for your 7 Days Uganda Primates Tour adventure that awaits you.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Lake Victoria Serena Resort
Mid-luxury Boma Hotel
Standard Airport Guest House
Meal Plan Dinner

Day 2:Drive to 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.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Ndali lodge
Mid-luxury Isunga Lodge
Standard Kibale forest camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi nature walk

An early start and a long day ahead of you! 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 harbors 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 Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Ndali lodge
Mid-luxury Isunga Lodge
Standard Kibale forest camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Drive to Ishasha for the tree 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 national park 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.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Ishasha Wildness Camp
Mid-luxury Enjojo Safari lodge
Mealplan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Ishasha-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Drive out after breakfast back to the park in search for more wildlife importantly the lions in the fig trees, the Ishasha plains are also home to elephants, Ugandan kobs, topis, elands, buffaloes, 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.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Chameleon Hill
Mid-luxury Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Standard Rushaga Gorilla Haven
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking 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. An option of the Gorilla habituation can be arranged.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Chameleon Hill
Mid-luxury Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Standard Rushaga Gorilla Haven
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Note: Accommodation on request depending on your flight time.

Accommodation Lodge/Hotel
Luxury Hotel No.5
Mid-luxury Boma Hotel
Standard Airport Guest
Meal Plan Breakfast & Lunch

Included in 7 Days Uganda Primates Tour

  1. Vehicle, Safari Van
  2.  Ground Transport in 4X4 Vehicle/Landcruiser with pop roof
  3. English speaking Guide/ driver
  4. Fuel
  5. Gorilla permits
  6. All meals as indicated in the itinerary
  7. Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  8. Park Entrance fees
  9. Bottled water while on safari
  10. Domestic flight fares

Excluded in 7 Days Uganda Primates Tour

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porters
  • Laundry services
  • Visa (Uganda)
  • Any other personal interests
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary

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