7 Days Primates & Wildlife Safari

Discover the primates and wildlife in Uganda; you shall visit Bwindi impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking, Kibale forest for chimpanzee tracking and Queen Elizabeth national park. This safari is ideal for those looking to learn about the primates in Uganda and enjoy the most awarding wildlife experience of Africa; gorilla tracking!

Brief Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
  • Day 02: Gorilla tracking adventure and Nature walk/cultural walk.
  • Day 03: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda.
  • Day 01: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
  • Day 04: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale national park.
  • Day 05: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk
  • Day 06: Transfer to Kampala.
  • Day 07: Kampala City Tour and Departure.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked from the hotel by the guide/driver, and set off to Bwindi National park in Southwestern Uganda, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. You will have photography en route at the equator and lunch in Mbarara town before proceeding via the mountainous Kabale town, also known as “Switzerland of Africa”. Reach Bwindi in the evening for dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest camp (Luxury)/Silverback Lodge (Deluxe)/Buhoma community bandas(Budget).

Day 2: Gorilla tracking adventure and Nature walk/cultural walk.

silver back gorilla tour

This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for Gorilla tracking. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are always park guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. In the evening after tracking the gorillas, you may go for a cultural walk in the nearby Batwa community and be entertained in their unique tradition, or go for a nature walk. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (Day 1).

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda

rwanda culture

In the morning, you will have your breakfast and set off to QENP. You will drive slowly via Ruhija reaching Ishasha sector by 11:00 am to have game drives where you may be opportune to see the tree climbing lions. Continue to QENP reaching early enough for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise at 3 pm along the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Dinner and overnight stay at Kyambura game Lodge(Luxury)/Ihamba Lodge(Deluxe)/Kingfisher Lodge(Budget).

Day 4: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale national park.

rwanda culture

In the morning, you will go for game drives, where you will see games like lions, bushbucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Go back to the hotel for a late breakfast, and relax at the poolside as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, set off to Kibale national park, home of over 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/Mountains of the moon hotel. (Deluxe)/Chimps Nest Lodge(Budget).

chimps tracking

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk.

In the morning, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, where you will encounter other primates as colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons as well as a variety of bird species and flora. After lunch, you will go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you will see a variety of birds and other animals. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 4).

equator Uganda

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala.

In the morning after breakfast, you drive back to Kampala, with en route visit to Nakayima tree in Mubende, a historical tree, stop over for photography, reaching Kampala in the evening for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel(Luxury)/Cassia Lodge(Deluxe)/Landmark view Hotel(Budget).

Day 7: City Tour and Departure.

rwanda culture

In case your departure flight is in the evening, you will have a morning city tour around Kampala, where you will visit the Namugongo Shrines, where the Uganda martyrs were burnt alive for refusing to denounce their Christian faith, the National Museum, Bahai temple, Gadafhi Mosque, the local markets, Kasubi tombs among others. In the afternoon, transfer to Entebbe airport for your departure flight. End of Safari.

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Where to Stay

Kyambura Lodge, Uganda

Kyambura game Lodge Uganda
Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.

Silverback Lodge, Uganda

kyambura game lodge ugandaSilverback Lodge is located only 5-minute walk to the Bwindi national park and has breathtaking views of the valley and forests that surround it.

The lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi forest. The lodge comprises of 12 rooms and is said to be the largest lodge in the Buhoma area.

Cassia Lodge

cassia lodge buziga kampala uganda
Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala, close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool with few mosquitoes and an astonishing view of the lake as well as the city.

The lodge offers and international cuisine in a serene environment. In addition, we have conference facilities, a business center, wireless Internet connection, a large swimming pool and 20 luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar, and a balcony overlooking the lake.

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