7-Day Primates of Uganda Safari

9 days safari in Tsavo west, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Mara and overnight stay in mid range accommodation.

Tour description:

A magical journey through beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south; immerse yourself in mysterious Bwindi Forest National Park and fall in love with some of the most fascinating creatures on planet Earth.

Day 1:Arrival

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel. Just before a unique experience: meeting chimpanzees and gorillas in some of the most beautiful conservation areas and overnight at 2 friend beach hotel

Lunch and dinner are included

Day 2:Fort portal

After breakfast drive to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Lunch en route. In the afternoon you can spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Isunga lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 3:Kibale to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, today activity is the nature walk in Kibale National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially to encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale national park with its 766 sq km of rain tropical forest contains the highest primates’ density in the world. Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red-tailed monkey and vervet monkey. Moreover, 325 species of birds are recorded. In the afternoon proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive as you enter the park. Overnight and dinner at Baboon safari resort

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector

After a cup of coffee, at 6.30 am go for a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though is shy and rare to be seen. Reach up to the Baboon cliffs and the splendid crater lakes region. Have lunch and in the afternoon take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening, you continue your journey to the southern part of the park in the Ishasha sector, a vast savannah between the rivers Ishasha and Ntungwe. Dinner and overnight at the Enjojo lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 5: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

After breakfast, morning game drive in Ishasha, where you might have a chance to see the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. After lunch, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas and it is a Heritage Site under Unesco for the biodiversity importance. You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level. The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity and overnight at Buhoma community lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 6: Mountain gorilla safari

Early in the morning, you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8 am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviours while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and you might engage for this the support of available porters. In the evening proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, wonderful scenery, for dinner and overnight at Buhoma community lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 7: Bwindi – Entebbe – Kampala

After breakfast, drive to Entebbe for your flight out.

Lunch en route.

 

Total price for 2 people is $5900

Price for a solo private is $4400

The price includes:

  • Park fees
  • mid range safari accommodation
  • Covid -19 safety measures
  • English speaking professional driver/guide
  •  safari vehicle for game drive
  • Gorilla permit
  • Internal flight
  • Pickups and drop off during safari
  • Meals
  • Mineral bottled water

The price excludes:

  • Int Air ticket
  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas