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This 7 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari is an amazing way to see some of the best tourist destinations in Uganda, such as the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can see wildlife and take a refreshing boat ride; Kibale Forest National Park, where you can track chimpanzees and go on a nature walk through the Bigodi wetland sanctuary; and finally, the southwest region of the country, where you will trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

7 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival – Entebbe Airport.

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, our driver/guide will greet you and provide you with an orientation before taking you to Kampala, the country’s capital. Arrive at the hotel you have reserved in advance for dinner and the night.

Accommodation: Kampala Sheraton, Kampala Serena Hotel, Fairway Hotel.

Meals: (Dinner).

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at the hotel, head to the primate capital of the world, Kibale Forest National Park, where you may track chimpanzees, the closest relatives of humans, for a five to six-hour ride. Alternatively, you can be picked up at the hotel. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the verdant tea estates of Toro and Mubende Rocks during this thrilling adventure. There are two stops along the way: one for lunch at Fort Portal Town and the other at the enigmatic Nakayima tree. Proceed to the lodge located in Kibale Forest National Park where you will spend the night and dine.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After breakfast, prepare your hiking equipment and meet at the Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for an orientation. Start the walk slowly and pick up the pace, but the ranger/guide will notify you of the chimps’ arrival after an hour or three. After spending an hour with these fascinating primates, head back to the Lodge for lunch. Check out of the Lodge and make your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park for dinner and an overnight stay following a midday meal and a little rest.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Rising to the gentle sounds of the forest, you will eat breakfast and embark on an early game drive where you will be able to see a variety of African animals, such as warthogs, buffaloes, topis, lions, and Uganda Kobs. In addition, several of the park’s crater lakes and bird species that live in Queen Elizabeth National Park will be explored throughout the programme. Return to the Lodge to have lunch.

You can expect yet another unexpected wildlife sighting at the banks of the Nile, where you can see hippos and crocodiles lounging alongside aquatic birds, particularly African fish eagles and pelicans. This afternoon boat cruise will take place along the Kazinga Channel. Go to the Loge to unwind, have dinner, and spend the night.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will be moved to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on day five in order to fulfil your ambition of seeing the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Enjoy your breakfast before leaving the Lodge and beginning your thrilling ride, which will reward you with breathtaking views of the Kigezi mountains. The journey will include lunch at the Savannah Resort in Kihihi, and an evening arrival in Bwindi.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Silverback Lodge.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking Experience.

Get ready for the thrilling gorilla trip with your trekking gear after breakfast. Go to the Briefing point to meet up with other trekkers for a briefing on the activity’s rules. You will next travel or be driven to the trailhead, where you will hike with seven other hikers, armed rangers, porters, and guides. You will be shown to the designated gorilla family and their daily routines after one to four hours. After an hour of interaction with them, head back to the Lodge for lunch and relaxation. If you’re not too tired, go for an optional evening stroll; if you are, however, you can prefer to unwind at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Silverback Lodge.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 7: Return to Kampala – Departure.

Enjoy your breakfast, pack your things and check out of the lodge to be transferred to Kampala.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch).

End of the 7 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari.

The 7 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari includes;

  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person.
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide.
  • Park Entrance fees.
  • Bottled Water in the vehicle.
  • Tour guide allowances.
  • Airport Transfer.
  • Government Taxes.

However, the tour cost excludes; Visa fees, international airfare, personal travel insurance, personal shopping bills, telephone bills, tips to local guides, items of personal nature such as cigarettes, laundry, souvenirs and items not listed as included in the cost.

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