Uganda Safari of Wildlife and Primates Adventure | 7 Days
This safari is designed to give you an amazing and memorable experience about Uganda’s wildlife and primates. The trip takes you to Kibale Forest where you will encounter with man’s closest relative; chimpanzees. The trip further proceeds to Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing as well as enjoying a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and Bwindi Impenetrable forest for the thrilling highlight of mountain gorilla trekking.
- Chimp tracking in Kibale forest national park and Kyambura Gorge
- Wild life exploration in Queen Elizabeth National park
- Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest national park
Day 1 — Arrival and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by our company staff who will guide you through this safari offering you all the necessary briefing regarding the safari.
On your journey to west Uganda, you pass by the pre-historic Fort Portal town and later arrive at your Lodge for overnight stay.
Day 2 — Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
Enjoy the morning tracking the habituated chimpanzee families within Kibale Forest. It is such a memorable experience going after these chimps in their very natural habitat as they feed, swing about in the trees and play.
In the afternoon, you will be able to visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which supports a variety of wildlife including animals, butterflies plants and an array of bird species among which are the uncommon Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco.
Day 3 — Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
On this day, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park and on the way, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges.
Continue driving directly to the park to have a game drive (optional). The wild animals you may likely come across include numerous Uganda Kobs within the Kasenyi plains.
Day 4 — Morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise
In the morning, you will go for a game drive in the Kasenyi plains where you will be in a position to see a variety of animals which may include the 4 of the big five and different antelopes.
And later on in the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects lake Edward to lake George.
The Kazinga channel is habitat to one of the biggest populations of hippopotami in Africa with numerous elephants, buffaloes and other animals which gather to drink water.
The channel also attracts several water birds like the Pelicans and the African Fish Eagle.
Day 5 — Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Start this day by travelling to the famous Bwindi Forest driving through the Ishasha region. In here, you’re likely to see the exceptional tree-climbing lions. Basing on the time of arrival, you may tour around the lodge to enjoy the spectacular sights of the mountain streams or visit the neighbouring villages.
Day 6 — Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Early morning, you will go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. Tracking in the dense Bwindi requires physical fitness as it may last the entire day.
Optionally there are alternative activities and expeditions in and around the national park which include;
• A guided walk in the verdant rainforest which is habitat to numerous endemic Albertine types of birds, butterflies plus uncommon plant life. The walk provides wonderful photographic sceneries and in addition, the well knowledgeable guide will brief you about this internationally important haven.
• Visit the local villages to learn about their community projects like the Amagara project which helps the resident farmers plus their communities, as well as the Bwindi Community Hospital which began as a health clinic beneath a tree but now offers the basic medication plus educational services to the local communities.
• There’s also the traditional exploration of the exciting Batwa people (pygmies) who are the former tribal residents of this forest. Although today they are no longer in this forest, they still practice many of their traditional customs as well as hunting.
Day 7 — Travel to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport
After an early breakfast, you drive back to Kampala journeying past the rolling green hills and farms. Have lunch along the way, stop and take in a visit to the Equator that runs through Uganda. It’s marvellous to have pictures taken underneath the Equator Sign.
Generally, people tend to carry out nonscientific experiments, most of them are manipulated illusions and not authentic, but fun to watch.
There are also Curio and Souvenir Shops that you can visit. A couple of them have their wares nicely displayed and make it easier to shop for crafts, including of course the Equator T-Shirt that is an optional buy for many visitors and others.
Arrive late in the afternoon in Kampala and transfer to your lodge or Entebbe International airport catch your flight.
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Ground transport
- Boat cruise
- Park entrance fees
- Vehicle entrance
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Enroute lunches and bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Game drives
- Community visit
- Gorilla Trekking permit
- Visa fees
- Air ticket
- All extras and optionals at the accommodation for example laundry, beverages
- Charges by the porters during gorilla trekking
Price — US $2,340 per person (For two people)
The price slightly increases if you decide to travel as a solo traveler. Conversely, the price payable per person reduces from the stated amount if the tour is booked by more than two people.