8 Days Primates & Wildlife of Uganda

Luxury Game drive and Wildlife Viewing Safari

All Year Round Safari
Budget/Midrange/Luxury

ATTRACTIONS

Uganda

Duration:

8 Days

Number:

From 1 persons

Tour Focus:

Wildlife viewing

Price

From $ 6,523 PP

8 Days Primates & Wildlife of Uganda

Travel through Uganda for an 8-Day Adventure Safari with us Today

This 8 Day Primates and Wildlife Uganda Safari is designed for someone who has less time to spend in Uganda but is interested majorly in Gorillas and chimp trek and a bit of wildlife, this trip starts in Entebbe, the drive to Kibale Forest National Park will take you approximately 6 hours including a lunch stopover in Fort Portal. 

Experiences

This Safari can be customised to your needs as an individual or as group

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

3 x Night’s accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Park entrance fees
Private Game drives in Ishasha with an Experienced driver guide
All transfers in a 4×4 Land cruiser
Sundowner with drinks in Ishasha
1 x Gorilla permit at $ 800
Community walk in Bwindi
Boat ride in Lake Mburo and Lake Bunyonyi
Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Exclusions

International Airfares
Insurance
All Soft, Alcoholic and Premium drinks
Visa fees to Uganda (Should be applied for online)
Personal items like Laundry

Optional Add-Ons

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Maasai Village visit

Night Game drive

Walking Guided Safari

Sundowners

Bush Breakfast

Price

Prices

Price Breakdown: Luxury comfort

LUXURY COMFORT
SEASONSAFARI PRICE
Upmarket accommodation – The rest of the year!1 Pax - $6,991
2 Pax - $5,051
3 Pax - $4,681
4 Pax - $4,489
Upmarket Accommodation Low Season Apr/May and Nov1 Pax - $6,523
2 Pax - $4,725
3 Pax - $4,351
4 Pax - $4,160
Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Number 5 or Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Primates Lodge, Elephant Plains Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Mihingo Lodge or Kigambira Safari Lodge

Itinerary

Itinerary Breakdown / Destination Highlights

Itinerary for 8 Days Best of Uganda Adventure Safari

Arrive at Entebbe Airport – Entebbe Hotel (Approx. 10 -30 mins drive)

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. He will be your tour and driver guide for the rest of the days you will be in the country. After the interaction and brief introduction, you will be transferred to your preferred Hotel in Entebbe for an Overnight stay. Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Number 5 or Lake Victoria Serena Resort for Upmarket

Depart for Kibale Forest National Park (Approx. 6- 7hrs drive)

Early morning have your breakfast at the lodge and depart for Kibale National Park. The Journey will take you through the Western Rift Valley’s Albertine Escarpment as well as the green countryside and traditional homesteads of the local people within the Bunyoro and Toro Kingdoms. Upon arriving in Fort Portal, clear days will give you a glimpse of the legendary snow-capped Mountain also famously known as the “Mountains of the Moon” (Mt Rwenzori). Kibale Forest National Park is home to 13 primate species including the common man’s closest Cousins (Chimpanzees). The Forest is also home to over 325 bird species including the rare Green Breasted Pitta.  Arrive at your Lodge in the afternoon. Check-in and later set out for a nature and bird walk within the Bigodi Swamp. The wetland is a project being run by local communities and is much known for its rich diversity of bird species and other primates. It also provides employment and job opportunities to the local youth through tour guides. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and an overnight stay. Full Board

 

Primates Lodge for Upmarket.

Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning breakfast at your lodge and set out for a half-day Chimpanzee tracking experience. You will be transferred to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu for a 30-40mins briefing and get to know more about the chimpanzees and their ways of living within the forest. After this, you will then embark on your journey to search for these primates through the forest. On spotting the chimps, you are only given one Hour to be with them as you take videos and pictures. Along the way, other primate species can be spotted such as the LHoest’s Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Blue Vervet Monkeys, and Black & White colobus Monkeys among others. Other animals that can be seen are Forest Elephants, Buffalos, and a lot of bird species. After the tracking, return to your Lodge for Lunch and afternoon transfer to your next destination Queen Elizabeth National – one of the country’s best wildlife National parks with over 600 bird species, mammals like Lions, Leopards, elephants, buffaloes and so many others. Dinner and Overnight at your Lodge. Full Board

 

Elephant Plains Lodge for Upmarket

Game drive and Boat ride along the Kazinga channel

After an early morning breakfast, depart for your morning game drive in the Kasenyi area. Look out for wildlife animals such as Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Antelopes, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, and so on. Lunch and in the afternoon set out for the launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. The channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel is home to one of Africa’s largest hippo populations and bird species. this 3hrs boat cruise will enrich you with views of the water-loving animals such as Hippos, Elephants, Buffalos, Crocodiles, and other antelopes as we as bird species. Return to your Lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Elephant Plains Lodge for Upmarket

Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (Approx. 5hrs drive)

After breakfast leave the northern side of the park and transfer to the southern sector of Ishasha. Game drive in the mid-morning hours searching for the rare tree-climbing lions. Afternoon embark on your journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park is well known for being a habitat for the endangered species of Mountain Gorillas. Check in at your Lodge. Full Board.

 

Mahogany Springs Lodge for Upmarket

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The day is finally here for your unforgettable lifetime experience of meeting face-to-face with the giant mountain Gorillas. You will start your day with an early breakfast at your lodge and then transfer to the Park headquarters (Depending on which location you have booked your accommodation) for briefing. There are 4 sectors in which Gorilla trekking takes place within Bwindi Forest. The northern side of the park is comprised of Buhoma and Ruhija Sector and the southern side is comprised of the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. After Briefing, you will start on your day’s trek. Searching for the gorillas may take like 2-5hrs depending on where they were last spotted the previous day. Once they have been spotted, you will be given one hour to take videos, and photos and also get a chance to ask the rangers and the guides any questions about these giant apes.  Besides the great Apes, the forest is also home to other wildlife and bird species such as butterflies, primates, mammals, frogs and so on which all can be seen along the way to the Gorillas. After seeing the Gorillas, you will then head back to your lodge and retire for the rest of the day. The whole day’s activity can take between 5 to 9 hours. Packed Lunch and hiring porters are highly recommended. If time permits, you will also visit the Ride 4 a Woman project in Buhoma and get a chance to interact with local women and learn about their variety of handwork crafts made out of local materials like basket weaving and knitting. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. Full Board

 

Mahogany Springs Lodge for Upmarket

Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park (Approx. 5hrs drive)

After your morning early breakfast, you will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park which is Uganda’s smallest National Park. The journey will take you through stunning sceneries and views of the Ankole Kingdom with animal farms and different crop plantations. Arrive in time for Lunch at your Lodge in Lake Mburo. Afternoon set out for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Look out for Hippos, Buffalos, and others. The park is famously known for harbouring the largest number of Zebras in Uganda. Other animals that can be seen also include Impalas, Oribis, Giraffes (just recently relocated from Murchison Falls), and a lot of bird species. Overnight at your Lodge. Full Board.

Mihingo Lodge or Kigambira Safari Lodge for Upmarket.

Lake Mburo to Entebbe (Approx. 5hrs drive)

Morning breakfast and have a game drive as you exit the park. Look out for animals that are habitat in the park such as Impalas, Zebras, Oribis, Topi, Elands, and so on. Lake Mburo also is one of the few parks where one can do a guided nature walk and still most of the animals as if you are on the game drive. The park also is a habitat for more than 300 bird species and is also very famous for birders. Later drive back to Entebbe having Lunch en route. Stop over at the Equator for the water experience as well as Photography. Proceed and drop off at the Airport in time for your evening departure flight to your next destination or Back Home. Breakfast and Lunch.

 

END OF 8 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI ADVENTURE

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