8 Days Uganda Primate Safari
8 Days Uganda Primate Safari : The two primary activities of this safari in Uganda are hiking with chimpanzees and gorillas. As you travel through the Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, two rain forests, you will come face to face with these great apes. You can also go on a boat safari or a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to see beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa
A representative of our Safaris company will be waiting to meet you when you arrive at Entebbe International Airport and will drive you to your accommodation so you can get some rest before continuing on your tour the following day.
Day 2: Transfer to the home of Chimpanzees – Kibale National Park
On the 2nd day of your 8 Days Uganda Primate Safari, We depart for Kibale Forest, the world’s primate capital, after breakfast. You travel through the countryside before arriving in the picturesque town of Fort Portal, where you can eat lunch at Gardens Restaurant or wherever else your tour guide suggests. You will travel to your lodge after lunch to check in and spend the night.
As an alternative, you can fly on a scheduled route from Entebbe to Kasese Airstrip and then drive for roughly one and a half hours to your lodge.
Drive time: five hours; scheduled flight: one hour and thirty-five minutes B, L, and D
Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest
chimpanzee-budongo-forestAfter a leisurely breakfast, your naturalist guide will take you to the Kanyanchu tourism center briefing area so you can get ready for your monkey trek through the jungle. You will be guided by an expert ranger as you travel through a tropical forest in search of chimpanzees, which are the closest living cousins of humans.
You will stroll through the Bigodi neighborhood after lunch, with the money going toward community improvement. You can choose to take the village walk, the swamp walk, or both. You might see red-tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, butterflies, and several bird species while strolling through the marsh. The stroll continues as you stop at other residences where you can practice making coffee, brew bananas, make baskets, and learn about various folk remedies.
PS: A chimpanzee habituation experience is a possibility. You can spend more time in the forest participating in this activity while learning more about chimpanzees’ daily lives, habitats, and diets.
B, L & D
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
On the 4th day of your 8 Days Uganda Primate Safari, After a thrilling encounter with chimpanzees in their natural environment, we travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park to observe animal safari, traveling via the Crater Lakes region (depending on the condition of the road) and taking in vistas of the Rwenzori mountain ranges.
B, L, and D: 2 hours of driving
Day 5: Game drives and Boat Safari
We embark for a wildlife drive after an early breakfast with a focus on the predators before they retreat into hiding. The vehicle is specially designed for viewing wildlife, so you can see unique and endangered species including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and Ugandan kobs.
Take a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Many different animals and lovely bird species can be found on its banks. On the water, this boat travels for about 2.5 hours.
B, L & D
Day 6: Transfer to the home of Mountain gorillas
We are headed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is where half of the mountain gorillas left on Earth are found. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to diverse tree species, bird species, primates, animals, insects, and more. As you continue to Bwindi, you will pass through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. On a lucky day, you might see climbing lions by the roadside.
PS: You will take an alternative path and avoid going through Ishasha if you are tracking in Rushaga or Nkuringo.
Four hours of driving, B, L, and D
Day 7: Gorillas trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
On the 7th day of your 8 Days Uganda Primate Safari, Amazing animals with a lot of energy yet a compassionate nature are gorillas. After an early breakfast, your driver guide will take you to the briefing area. Because you are unsure of how long the trek will take, you will pack a lunch. You will be assigned a gorilla family to hike with and a ranger guide after the briefing.
Following a briefing, the ranger guide will take you on a forested expedition. Depending on where they nested the previous night, the gorilla walk can last anything from a few minutes to several hours. Once the gorillas have been located with the aid of your guide and trackers, you are only permitted to spend an hour with them before beginning the trek back to the starting point.
B, L & D
Day 8: Departure
You will leave this morning for Entebbe/Kampala, stopping first at the Equator marker. Your safari to see primates in Uganda comes to an end now.9-hour drive or 1-hour 50-minute scheduled flight
B & L
End of your Uganda Primates Safari