6 Days Uganda Primate Safari

6 Day Uganda Safari – Primates and Gorilla Trekking

Travel to the dense, evergreen tropical rainforest and enjoy trekking chimps in Kibale forest crossing to the Mountain gorilla haven; the impenetrable forest surrounded by comfort.

Safari Outline;

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
  • Day 2: Entebbe transfer to Kibale Forest
  • Day 3: Half Day Chimpanzee trekking (Kanyanchu) & Bigodi Wetland
  • Day 4: Kibale transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Entebbe

Especially for:

  • Primates lovers
  • Photographers – Experienced & inexperienced

Detailed Itinerary;

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
Depending on the time of your flight, Escape To Africa representative will pick you up at the Airport with a placard and transfer you to the Hotel.

  • Travel time: 10 Minutes
  • Accommodation: Protea Marriot Hotel/ Boma Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

Day 2: Entebbe transfer to Kibale Forest
With an early breakfast, transfer to Kibale Forest.This park is famous for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates. Kibale forest is one of the loveliest forests in Uganda with so much to offer from different bird species, 13 species of primates, other species of mammals, numerous indigenous and exotic tree species. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rwenzori ranges.

  • Travel time:6 Hours
  • Accommodation: Primates Lodge Kibale / Crater Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Half Day Chimpanzee trekking (Kanyanchu) & Bigodi Wetland
With the tracking permit transfer to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu for Morning Chimpanzee tracking. This activity starts at 8am and lasts an average of three hours accordingly. A hot meal at the Lodge and after relaxation with your guide transfer to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary. This swamp is an extensive collection of biodiversity, including primate species; mangabeys, vervet monkeys, white & black colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, grey cheeked and the L’Hoest monkeys. This wetland is a great example of a community-based project in an effort to protect the forest and areas around it. And it’s also famously known as a birders paradise.

  • Accommodation: Primates Lodge Kibale / Crater Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Kibale transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable
With a leisurely breakfast transfer to Nkuringo / Rushaga sector in Impenetrable forest National Park. This vast reserve offers arguably the most productive montane forest birding in Africa and supports 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species. Once part of a much larger forest that included the Virunga Volcanoes in neighboring Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is now an ecological island within a sea of human cultivation and is of immense conservation importance.

  • Travel Time: 7 Hours
  • Accommodation in Nkuringo: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Accommodation in Rushaga: Gorilla Safari Lodge  / Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking
With an early breakfast transfer from the lodge with packed lunches. After gorilla briefing, continue to the forest for gorilla tracking. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular offering a dramatic, steeply forested landscape, incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous walk trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary as per the movements of the gorillas. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored, many find it to be a rare and moving. Tracking can take place at Nkuringo or at Rushaga (1hour drive from Nkuringo), as per the gorilla permits obtained. Upon return, relax at the lodge or opt for a stroll through the community center or drive up to the “Top of the World” – the name given to the football field, high up in Nkuringo which offers amazing views over the peaks and forest. A great way to stretch your legs after the gorilla tracking and to enjoy a sundowner.

  • Accommodation in Nkuringo: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Accommodation in Rushaga: Gorilla Safari Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Entebbe 
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the misty jungle before driving to Entebbe for your flight back home with a stopover at the equator.

  • Travel time: 9 Hours
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast Only

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Included in the above quote:

  • Our Quotes offered in USD
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Accommodation as listed in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits
  • Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
  • Private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 1 to the evening of day 6
  • All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking guide
  • Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodges and Hotel)
  • Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote:

  • All drinks
  • Lunch & Dinner on (Day 1 & 6)
  • Uganda Entry Visa fee
  • International air flights
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program
  • Laundry Services
  • Gratuities and Tips

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