7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure

7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure

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7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure

The 7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure is an exclusive Uganda safari that will give you a rich and satisfying experience of Uganda.
Country: Uganda
Duration: 7 days 6 Nights.
Category: Primate, Wildlife and Cultural tour.

Trip Summary.
Day 1: From Kampala transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Batwa community cultural experience.
Day 3: From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 4: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National park
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park.
Day 7: Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park to Kampala

Safari inclusions

  • Park entrance fees.
  • Gorilla Permit.
  • Chimpanzee Permit
  • Batwa trail experience
  • Fresh drinking water on board
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer.

Safari Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance

Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.

7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park.

The 7 days Uganda Primate, wildlife & culture adventure begins from and ends in Entebbe/Kampala.

Your guide will pick you from your hotel early in the morning and drive you to the south western part of the country through a verdant country side.

You may have a stopover at traditional drum makers, a photo shoot at the Equator.

With a lunch stop at Igongo cultural center Mbarara. Proceed South through the fascinating scenery of the Kigezi rolling hills adorned with terraces.

You will reach Bwindi impenetrable forest in the evening and check in at the lodge booked for you.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  & Batwa comminity experience.

Ultimately the most exciting of all- meeting the gentle gorillas of the mist.

Have an early breakfast 6:30am, then proceed to the park headquarters by 7.30am for a briefing from the Park rangers.

Ensure to carry along rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, and ankle high jungle boots.

The park rangers will allocate you different gorilla families which you will track. Besides seeing Gorillas other animals such as antelopes, bush pigs, chimpanzees, baboons, elephants.

Over 350 bird species are also a common sighting in this park.

Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas. Perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure
Gorilla tracking bwindi forest

When you finally get to meet the gentle giants you are allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

Photos are allowed with no flash photography. Minimum 5 meters distance must be kept.

Avoid contact with the gorillas as you can spread diseases but also coming close may mean invading their space. The silverbacks or dominant males may not like it thus this could lead to charging.

Also avoid running away in case of attack by the gorillas.

The Gorilla trekking may take between 2 and 8 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village cultural walk.

This gives you an opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest live. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way.

The walk begins at your accommodation. Visit the local Doctor as he performs his trade.

Visit the pygmies locally known as the Batwa, who originally lived in the rain forest before it was gazetted. They will show case songs, dances, different skills like fire making, hunting and storytelling.

Visit a school run by community NGO thus supporting disadvantaged kids.

You will get to see the local home steads, local people see and learn their ways.

The cultural excursion will showcase art and craft, dance and culture as well as way of life. If you have time you can learn a few skills yourself.

You will see several souvenir shops, schools, churches and drinking joints.

Other options includes taking the trails, to see the stunning waterfalls.

You can choose to have a birding expedition in the forest addition to various primates.

Accommodation Options (full board)

Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Buhoma community Rest camp/ Gorilla Valley Lodge/ Trackers tavern

Moderate: Bakiga Lodge/ Ichumbi Safari Lodge.

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge /Mahogany Lodge /Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Silverback Lodge,

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth national park

We shall drive through the country side passing through traditional homesteads and farms.

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park through the northern part of the park (Ishasha sector). Look out for the tree climbing lions resting in the fig trees.

You may as well be rewarded by the sight of Elephants, water bucks, antelopes grazing in the Ishasha plains.

Have lunch and continue to the upper part of the park at Kasenyi with an evening game drive. Retire and check in at your booked lodge.

Accommodation Options (fullboard)

Luxury: Mweya safari Lodge, Elephant plains safari lodge, Mazike Valley lodge, Kikorongo safari lodge.

Midrange: Kyambura game lodge, Ihamba Lake Side, Twin Lakes, Bush Lodge, Ishasha jungle lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp

Budget: Simba safari camp, Twin lakes safari lodge, Bush lodge-tents

Day 4: Game drive and Mweya boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Take a 6.30 am morning game drive to catch up with the early raisers like the leopard, lion, spotted hyena among others.

The park has a diverse ecosystem of grassland plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters. This makes it home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.

Leopard Queen elizabeth national park

As you take the Kasenyi trail, look out for buffalos, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, kobs, waterbucks, bush bucks, bush duikers, etc.

Also to expect is a stupendous bird life that includes the martial eagle, the Woodland kingfisher, the great blue turaco, the grey plantain eater.

Up to 606 species are recorded in the park. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast.

After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds. The African Fish eagle, the African Skimmer, pelican, the pre-historic looking shoe bill.

On a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are common residents and are regularly sighted along the channel banks.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred lodge.

Accommodation Options (fullboard)

Luxury: Mweya safari Lodge, Elephant plains safari lodge, Mazike Valley lodge, Kikorongo safari lodge.

Midrange: Kyambura game lodge, Ihamba Lake Side, Twin Lakes, Bush Lodge, Ishasha jungle lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp

Budget: Simba safari camp, Twin lakes safari lodge, Bush lodge-tents

Day 5: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale forest national park. Famed for its high population of primates in Africa and home to the Chimpanzees.

You will pass through Kasese town as you enjoy the captivating sight of the Rwenzori mountain ranges.

Decorating the sky line’s back ground and arrive in Kibale in time for lunch.

After lunch, you will embark on a nature walk through Bigodi wetland for primate and bird watching. Overnight stay at your preferred lodge.

Accommodation Options (fullboard)

Luxury: Primate Lodge, Papaya lake side lodge,

Mid-range: chimpanzee cottages, Isunga lodge, mountains of the moon

Budget: kibale forest camp, chimpanzee guest house, Rwenzori view guest house

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

After an early morning breakfast, report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park guide.

Proceed to track man’s closest relative of all the apes in this vast forest. Encounter other primates like olive baboons, bonobos, red colobus, black and white colobus, red and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey.

As well as wide diversity of birds. If time allows, you may take an optional evening visit to the crater lakes of Ndali. Retire for an overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation Opptions (full board)

Luxury: Primate Lodge, Papaya lake side lodge,

Mid-range: chimpanzee corteges, Isunga lodge, mountains of the moon

Budget: Kibale forest camp, Chimpanzee guest house, Rwenzori view guest house

Day 7: Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park to Entebbe/Kampala.

You will check out at the lodge after breakfast to transfer back to Kampala.

Drive through Mubende after an exciting Uganda primate, wildlife adventure. Take an optional visit to Nakayima Tree which is believed to be the house for a goddess Nakayima and her spirits.

Some locals visit to seek her favor. Proceed with an en route lunch in Mityana.

End your 7 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife & Culture Adventure with last minute shopping.

You can have a brief tour around Kampala. Thereafter transfer to Entebbe airport arriving in time for your departure flight.

End of the Safari