7 Day Uganda Primates Watch and Wildlife Safari

This 7 days safari to Uganda with Africa Nature trekkers includes wildlife encounters in Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi National Parks. It involves Gorilla trekking, Game Drives Chimpanzee trekking and boat rides

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Uganda

When you arrive at Entebbe international Airport, our delegate from Africa Nature Trekkers will welcome you and transfer you to the capital Kampala to check into your hotel where you will dine and spend the night. 

Available Accommodation options

Luxury Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel / Imperial Royale hotel / Serena Hotel

Mid range Accommodation: The Boma Guest house / Grand Imperial Hotel / Cassia Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Central Inn Hotel / Holiday Express hotel

Day 2 – Transfer to Bwindi Home of the Mountain Gorillas

Today very early morning our Safari guide from Africa Nature Trekkers will pick you right from your accommodation and transfer you to Bwindi Park located in southwestern Uganda.

During this long drive you make a number of stoppers including one at the Uganda equator where you will take pictures. Then another for lunch in Mbarara town – home of the Ankole long-horned cattle. You will continue with the drive past the beautiful hills, banana plantation and traditional homesteads as head to Bwindi park where you will arrive in the late evening.

You will dine and spend the Night at either:

Available Accommodation options

Super Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Lodge / Mahogany Springs lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Clouds lodge / Gorilla Forest camp

Mid-range Accommodation: Engagi lodge / chameleon hill lodge / gorilla mist lodge / Lake Kitandara camp / Mahogany springs / Nkuringo campsite  Travelers’ nest hotel –kisoro

Ordinary Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Nkuringo camp site / Silver back lodge / Buhoma Lodge

Budget Accommodation: Bwindi view Bandas / Nkuringo campsite bandas / Buhoma Community Bandas / Virunga Hotel / Nshongi gorilla resort

Day 3 – Encounter the Gorillas of Bwindi

Today we shall enjoy one of the highlight activities on this 4 day safari. Early morning we shall have a quick cup of tea before transferring to the park headquarters where the park warden will brief us about the trekking guidelines.

By 8:00am you’ll set out into the forest in groups of eight people led by park rangers as well as guides. Don’t forget to wear strong hiking boots, carry a rain jacket, pack some water and a snack as well as get a walking stick. The time it will take to eventually meet the gorillas is quite unpredictable since it mainly depends on the mountain gorillas’ movement. Once you find them, you will be allowed to spend on hour in their midst observing them and taking pictures and video. Don’t miss out on the silverback – with its sheer size (approximated to weigh 350 pounds).

After wards you will head back to your accommodation to rest. There will be an optional cultural walk to the Batwa community where you will enjoy great traditional entertainment.

Dine and overnight at your accommodation

Day 4 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park; see the tree-climbing lions

You will have breakfast, check out of you lodge and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park going through the Ishasha southern area of this park and search for the unique tree-climbing lions in additional to other animals.

Accommodation Options Available

Luxury: Jacana safari Lodge / Mweya safari Lodge

Midrange: Hippo Hill Camp / Kyambura game lodge / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamb

Budget: Ecology Cottages / Simba safari camp

Day 5 – Game Drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

After breakfast, you will head out to the Kasenyi track where you will have a game drive and see different animals including buffaloes, lions, elephants and different types of antelopes including the Uganda kobs.  You have lunch back at the lodge and in the afternoon set out for the exciting 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga channel during which you will have a closer encounter of wildlife such as hippos, crocodiles and different birds like the like the saddle billed stork, malachite kingfishers, the pink backed pelicans among others. You will head back to your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night

Available Accommodation Options

Luxury: Jacana safari Lodge / Mweya safari Lodge

Midrange: Hippo Hill Camp / Kyambura game lodge / King Fisher Lodge Kichwamb

Budget: Ecology Cottages / Simba safari camp

Day 6 – Chimpanzees trekking, Return to Kampala

Early in the morning you will head to the park headquarters where you will meet the park warden for a briefing about the chimp trekking experience before setting out on this thrilling guided activity. You will encounter various other primates along the way. You will spend some time taking pictures and observing them.

Later on you will start on the drive back Kampala making a couple of stopovers along the way. You will have dinner and spend the night in Kampala city. 

Available Accommodation options

Luxury Facilities: Sheraton Hotel / Imperial Royale hotel / Serena Hotel

Mid range Facilities: The Boma Guest house / Grand Imperial Hotel /Cassia Lodge

Budget Facilities: Central Inn Hotel / Holiday Express hotel

Day 7 – Departure, End of Safari 

Basing on your time of departure, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport and that will mark the end of this safari

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