The 9 Day Primates safaris in Uganda takes you to the Murchison Falls, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Forest National Parks to experience the chimpanzee trekking tours, wildlife viewing, boat ride, Kyambura gorge walk, gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi forest and then relax at Lake Bunyonyi and you will have unforgettable experience!
Day1: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park
Breakfast, after transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with the en-route visit to the Ziwa sanctuary for Rhino tracking and after take lunch. Transfer to the park via the Budongo Eco forest enjoying the bird songs and primates. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Fort Murchison Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Game Drive & Boat Ride
Dawn game drive looking for the early riser animals like leopards and lions and other wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, water and bush buck, warthogs among others. Lunch, after take an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that connects Ramsar Lake George into Lake Edward and on this cruise experience more wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
Have breakfast, after embark our safari vehicle drive to Kibale forest with scenic view of the undulating land forms and fabled mountain of the moon. Lunch en-route, evening relax at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge/Kibale Primates Cottages/Kibale Forest Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast, after head to the park headquarters for briefing and after enters into the forest to search for the chimpanzee in the mist, while on this walk expect to watch other primates like white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys and manageably species. Return to the lodge for lunch, drive with scenic view of the fabled mountain Rwenzori to the Queen Elizabeth National park, and take evening game drive to spot variety of wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, lions, Uganda Kobs among others. Drive to Mweya Safari Lodge/Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge, Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, and Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Game Drive & Boat Ride
Have breakfast, and take dawn game drive to spot more wildlife, early this morning you expect to view the nocturnal and other early riser. This experience takes 3-4 hours looking for wildlife which includes the elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, topi, oribi, Uganda Kobs, water and bush bucks. Drive to the Kasenyi fishing village to spot the Hippos along the shores of the Lake Gorge. Return to lodge for lunch and thereafter prepare for the evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects the Ramsar Gorge to Lake Edward. Over this cruise expect to spot a variety of the wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel and take as many amazing photographs. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
Day6: Kyambura Gorge Walk – Ishasha Southern Sector
After breakfast, drive to Kyambura gorge for the unforgettable chimpanzee trekking, on this trekking expect to watch more primates like the white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys, manageably among others. After drive to Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions resting the branches of the fig trees. Lunch, after embark on the game drive to search for more wildlife like the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topi, oribi, water and bush bucks, leopards. Dinner and overnight stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Meal plan: F/B
Day7: Ishasha Southern Sector – Bwindi Forest Gorilla Park
Today we have our breakfast, as these tree climbing lions are rarely seen today we take another game drive to search them and other wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topi, oribi, water and bush bucks and leopards among others. Lunch; thereafter transfer to the Bwindi Gorilla Park that habits half of the mountain gorillas in the mist. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs/Buhoma Haven Lodge/Buhoma Tented Camp, Meal plan: F/B
Day8: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure – Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search for the shy primates in their mist. It is whole or half day adventurous activity depending on the movement of the gorillas, when meet them it is one hour allowed staying with the primates for the clients to enjoy those playing, take unforgettable photographs. Remember as you visit these primates in the tropical rain forest carry with you the rain gears, walkable shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screens, packed lunch and bottled mineral water. Spend the evening visiting the local communities around the park-like the typical Bakiga homes, local breweries, traditional healers, Batwa cultural performances, local schools and art and craft shops. After transfer to Lake Bunyonyi at Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge/Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Overland Cottages for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B
Day9: Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala/Entebbe
Have breakfast, thereafter embark the safari vehicle and drive back to Kampala, lunch en-route. Stop at the unforgettable Uganda equator to shop curious to take home as unforgettable fact from Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”. Transfer to airport for your return flight back home, End of services!
The package includes:
Accommodation and meals
Transportation by safari vehicles
Visit the equator
Chimp permits $ 150 USD per person
Kyambura gorge walk
Gorilla permits $ 600 USD per person
Professional English speaking guide
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Bwindi. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.