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8 days Classic Uganda Primate Tour

This Classic Primate tour combines the highlights of the country including exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla tracking.

Highlights of the Primate Special:

  • Exciting night walk in the African rainforest
  • Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest with an optional full day chimp habituation experience
  • Excellent game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Optional second chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Unforgettable meeting with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Canoe Excursion Lake Mutanda and Experience Lake Bunyonyi
  • Walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Your safari at a Glance!!!!

Days

Routes / activities

Accommodation

 Covered Meal Plan

Day 1

Arrival Entebbe International Airport

Papyrus Guesthouse

BB

Day 2

Entebbe –Kibale Forest

Isunga Lodge

B,L,D

Day 3

Full day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Isunga Lodge

B,L,D

Day 4

Transfer Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kazinga Chanel Boat trip

Kasenyi Safari Lodge

B,L,D

Day 5

Game drive in the Kasenyi sector, Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth National Park

Topi Lodge

B,L,D

Day 6

Game drive Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest  

Buhoma community rest camp

B,L,D

Day 7

Nkuringo- Gorilla tracking

Lake bunyonyi eco resort

B,L,D

Day 8

Transfer to Kigali  –Transfer flight out bound

 

 

B-Breakfast

L-Lunch

D-Dinner

           

 

Day 1- Arrival Entebbe International Airport

Upon arrival in Entebbe, we will meet you at the airport and transfer to your accommodation in Entebbe.

Accommodation: Papyrus Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast arrangement

Day 2 - Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast with driver/guide will set off to Western Uganda, to Fort Portal. This lively town is the base for activities around Kibale Forest National Park. The national park offers one of the most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda, 70 mammal species and 13 primate species.

The drive takes 5 to 7 hours so we will arrive in time in Fort Portal for lunch.

After lunch we will shake off the long drive with a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for.

Accommodation: Isunga Lodge  

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3 - Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Proceed to the Kanyanchu visitors Centre at 06.00am to meet with the Chimpanzee Habituation team where you will conduct what is known as the Chimp Chex activity. This activity is a unique opportunity to participate in the habituation of chimps within the Kibale Forest National Park. There is provision for you to participate from dawn to dusk where you can call 'time' on the day such that it can be quite challenging physically but at the same time there are long pauses in the experience that will see you relaxing and observing in close proximity to the chimps as they too relax in the middle of the day.

Accommodation: Isunga Lodge  

Meal plan: Full board

 

Day 4 – Bigodi Swamp Walk and to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Breakfast and transfer to the Bigodi Wetlands, visit the community based Bigodi Sanctaury great for Primate viewing and also birding haven.

After the swamp walk, equipped with a packed lunch you will drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is the most popular park in Uganda as it offers diverse ecosystems, classic big game, 10 primate species and over 600 bird species.

You will drive leisurely southwards; explore the park in an extensive game drive.

Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Boat cruise Kazinga Channel

You will spend the whole day exploring the park further. Starting off with an early morning game drive, a boat trip on Kazinga Channel continued by the drive southwards to the Ishasha sector which is re-known for its tree climbing lions. You will carry a packed lunch.

Meal plan: Full board

Accommodation: Topi Lodge

Day 6 – Ishasha tree climbing game drives and transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

As you are warming up for the gorilla tracking… We start the day with a game drive to look for tree climbing lionsin Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth before having a relaxed lunch at the lodge.  We then drive further south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is of Uganda´s oldest and most diverse rainforests. The “impenetrable” forest is also home to more than 320 mountain gorillas, 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals and over 350 species of birds. 

Meal plan: Full board

Accommodation: Buhoma community Lodge

 Day 7 – Gorilla tracking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

The most exciting day of your safari, the briefing is at 8 am and you will learn about gorilla etiquette. And then you will start walking and hiking in the impenetrable forest until you find the gorillas. For one hour you are allowed to watch those majestic giants! Depending on the duration of the track you can either relax in the afternoon at the lodge and just enjoy the view or go for another walk around and explore the village or walk up to the highest football field with the best view ever. Also today, you will carry a packed lunch.

Meal plan: Full board

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi eco resort 

Day 8 –  Transfer to Kigali for outbound flight

We come to the end of our thrilling primate and wildlife adventure in the two East African countries most known world over as The Pearl of African and The Land of A thousand hills respectively. Hope you carry howm great wildlife experience!

 

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