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8 Days Wildlife And Primate Safari In Uganda

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This 8 Days wildlife and primate safari in Uganda was planned to make you explore Uganda’s wildlife and big primates that will give you an unforgettable experience of the wilderness. It will take you to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and Bird watching in Bigodi swamp, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat safari on the Kazinga channel and to see the tree climbing lions. Later, go Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the magical mountain Gorilla trekking and end with Lake Mburo National Park for the night game drive and horseback riding.

When travelling to foreign destinations it is always respectful to dress modestly and we suggest the emphasis is on comfortable clothing. It is often warm on the plains and at lower altitudes but cold in the hilly and mountainous areas of Uganda and Rwanda; a rain jacket, fleece and good quality walking shoes/boots are essential.

When tracking the gorillas and chimpanzees we recommended wearing sturdy clothing to help protect against scratches, i.e. long sleeve shirt, trousers and a good pair of lightweight walking boots. Protective leather gloves or gardening gloves are also useful, as well as a pair of gaiters.

As the temperature is variable and weather conditions can change; we also recommend taking a fleece or light jumper (layers of clothing are best especially with moisture-wicking undergarments) and lightweight breathable waterproof jacket/trousers or poncho. A small backpack is useful to carry your water, pack lunch, camera and binoculars. Walking sticks are available at the park head quarters as are porters (it is worth taking a porter as it provides local people with employment and they will give you a helping hand on any steep terrain).

Best time to visit Uganda  for 8 Days Wildlife And Primate Safari Uganda is during the Dry season that runs from January to February and from June to September is considered the best time to visit with the peak safari time in Uganda being from June to September, while Migratory species arrive in August to December, and March to May offering the best birding time

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
8 Days Wildlife And Primate Safari In Uganda.

Safari Highlights

Day 1; Entebbe International airport – Drive to Kampala city – Kampala evening city tour

Day 2; Kampala city – Kibale Forest National Park – Bigodi sanctuary Evening Nature Walk

Day 3; Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga community tour

Day 4; Queen Elizabeth national park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise trip – Evening game drive

Day 5; Queen Elizabeth national park – Morning game drive – Search for the tree climbing Lions – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

Day 6; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 7; Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat canoeing – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive

Day 8; Lake Mburo national Park – Morning horseback riding – Return to Entebbe international airport

Safari Package Inclusions and Exclusions at a Glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport for 8 days in 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up safari van
  • Fuel for 8 days
  • English speaking driver guide for 8 days
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner)
  • En-route meals
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government taxes
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • 1 Mountain tracking permit per person
  • Kampala evening city tour
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp evening nature walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest National park
  • Kasoga community tour
  • 2 game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park (Morning and Evening game drives)
  • Morning game drive in Ishasha sector
  • Mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Morning boat riding on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Night game drive at Lake Mburo national park
  • Horseback riding
  • A visit to Kayabwe Equator landmark
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Laundry service
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Tips
  1. Day 1 Entebbe International airport – Drive to Kampala city – Kampala evening city tour

    On your arrival in Uganda at Entebbe international airport, you will be warmly received by our company representative who will be your safari driver guide for a meet and greet then drive to check in at your booked hotel in Kampala the capital city of Uganda after checking, meet your driver at the hotel reception to be briefed about your 8 days Uganda safari. Depending on your arrival time, you may go for Kampala city evening tour. Kampala is one of the most exciting cities in Africa with a variety of best tourism sites such as a visit to the Kabaka’s palace (Twekobe) and Idi Amin torture chambers, the Kabaka’s lake, the Old Kampala mosque (Gadaffi mosque) and the Uganda national museum. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation option
    Forest Cottages (Standard/Budget)
    Fairway Hotel &Spa (Mid-range)
    Skyz Hotel Naguru by Marriott

    Meal plan; Lunch /Dinner

  2. Day 2 Kampala city – Kibale Forest National Park – Bigodi sanctuary Evening Nature Walk

    After having breakfast, meet your driver guide to start your drive to Kibale Forest national park through villages while seeing the indigenous people on their plantations, farms, others at the work stations and enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the countryside which will make your drive so adventurous. Kibale forest national park is one the best parks to visit for primate experience in Africa and famous to be a home base to the highest number of primate species in Africa which are 13 species including chimpanzees our closest relatives with 98.8% human DNA. Kibale forest national park is the finest destination in Uganda and Africa for chimpanzee trekking experience. On your visit to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking, you will encounter several other primate species and some are unique to this park these include; the rare L’Hoest monkey, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboons, vervet monkeys and many others. On your way to Kiable forest national park, you will have a stopover in Fort portal to stretch, have lunch and refreshments and then proceed with your drive to check in at your reserved lodge and later go for Bigodi swamp sanctuary evening guided nature walk. Bigodi swamp sanctuary is a base to over 200 bird species, 8 primate species and some other mammals like Sitantugas, bush pigs, forest elephants and many others because this park is home to over 70 mammal species. Bigodi sanctuary swamp walk, return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

    Accommodation option
    Rwetera Safari park (Standard/Budget)
    Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Crater safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

  3. Day 3 Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga community tour

    Wake up early morning to have breakfast with all your bags loaded on your vehicle and drive to the park information center to meet other guests for your pre-trekking briefing about the trekking safety measure to follow during chimpanzee trekking and then set off to start the forest guided walk to search for chimpanzees.  During chimpanzee trekking, you may encounter other wildlife species in the forest such as other primates, other mammals, butterflies and several bird species and your guide from UWA will give you information about everything that you will en counter which will make your forest walk so joyful and adventurous. The time you spend while looking for chimpanzees is not known because it depends on the movements of the chimpanzee family that was allocated to you so, it is expected to take between 30 minutes to 4 hours walk and when you meet them, you allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour with them, asking everything that you would wish to know about them and you are free to take as many photos as you would want therefore, you have to be prepared with your camera such that you do not miss and moment during your chimpanzee trekking walk. After meeting chimpanzees, return to the starting point to have refreshments, lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park to check in at your reserved lodge and later visit Kasoga community. You visit to Kasoga community will let you get in touch indigenous people around the park where you will get a chance to explore their life style, know their relationship with wildlife and then take part in cultural life, marine practices, local fishing, visiting women crafts shops and conclude with canoeing. All these will reward you with great memorable life time experience. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation option
    Pumba cottages (Standard/Budget)
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

  4. Day 4 Queen Elizabeth national park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise trip – Evening game drive

    This day rise up very early in the morning to have breakfast and leave the lodge for your early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park through Kasenyi track which is famous as the mating ground for Uganda Kobs and hunting area for the big predators such as Leopard, Lion and spotted hyenas. In the course of your morning game drive, you will come across a variety wildlife species such as; Uganda kobs the huge Elephants, Caped buffaloes, Warthogs, Forest giant hog, Lions, Leopard, Topi, Bushbucks, some primates and many other species because this park is a home to over 95 mammal species and 600 recorded bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park and one of the most popular national park in Africa where you can encounter several wildlife species with diverse ecosystems that include sprawling savanna, sparkling lakes, humid forests, fertile wetlands, and Ishasha plains the home of the tree climbing loins. After your game drive, have a short break to relax, have lunch and go for the amazing afternoon boat launch safari on Kazinga channel which connects Lake George and Edward. Boat launch on the Kazinga channel is one of the most thrilling experience in the park where you will meet a number of both water and land mammals plus many bird species such as African crocodiles and hippopotamuses and others land mammals such as Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Elephants, Uganda kob and many others as they have come to swim and drinking water plus numerous bird species that makes the channel to be the bird’s paradise. After your afternoon boat launch, have a short break and later go for an evening game drive to search for more wildlife species mostly the big predators of the park such as Leopards, Lions and on lucky day, you may find them in action of hunting. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation option
    Pumba cottages (Standard/Budget)
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

     

  5. Day 5 Queen Elizabeth national park – Morning game drive – Search for the tree climbing Lions - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

    After having breakfast, check out and go for your second morning game through Kasenyi track. This game drive will give you an opportunity to search those wildlife species mostly mammals that you could be have not seen during your previous game drives like nocturnal species which are usually active during early morning and late evening hours and by a big lucky you may find them in action. Thereafter, proceed with your tour to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park with game drive en-route in Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park to look for the tree climbing lions. Then have lunch, refreshments and then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park the home to half of the worlds’ remaining population of mountain gorillas. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is also a home base to over 120 other mammal species, over 346 bird species, 400 plant species besides mountain gorillas. Check in at your reserved lodge dinner and an overnight.

    Accommodation option
    Ride 4 a woman (Standard/Budget)
    Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mahogany Spring Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

  6. Day 6 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    After having breakfast, meet your driver guide to drive to the park offices to join other visitors to be briefed about the safety guidelines to follow during mountain gorilla trekking in the forest and then start your guided forest walk to search for the mountain gorillas. During mountain gorilla trekking in the forest you may encounter many other wildlife species such as other primates, bird species, butterflies and Bush pigs, forest Elephants and many others. Your guide will give you information about everything that you will meet which will make your mountain gorilla trekking walk so adventurous and exciting. The time taken while looking for mountain gorillas is no known but it is expected to be between 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the location and movement of the gorilla family you are tracking. Therefore, you have to be well prepared to walk any distance but seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda its 99.8% guaranteed. Once you meet them you will be allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour while following their moves, enjoying the actions like young ones playing, adults making nests, inquiring many questions about them and taking as many photos as you would want. Therefore, your camera has to be fully charged and on standby such that you do no miss out any moment. After your 1 hour with mountain gorillas, return to the park offices to get your trekking certificate, enjoy your packed lunch and other refreshments and then drive to Lake Bunyonyi to spend your evening relaxing while canoeing and bird watching.

    Accommodation option
    Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Standard/Budget)
    Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
    Birdnest Resort (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

  7. Day 7 Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat canoeing - Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive

    Rise up early to have breakfast and then go for your morning boat canoeing safari on Lake Bunyonyi which will take you to visit several Island on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi has a total of 29 dotted islands and each of the island has its own story such as the Akampene Island which was used by the Kiga community to punish their girls whom they wound find pregnant before marriage by isolating them there to death as a way of teaching lesson to others not to do the same. After your morning boat canoeing safari on Lake Bunyonyi, return to your lodge to check out and start a drive to Lake Mburo national park with a stopover in Mbarara city to have lunch, refreshments and proceed with the drive to check in at your reserved lodge in Lake Mburo national park. Lake Mburo national park is one of the smallest park but so attractive and blessed with variety of wildlife species which are unique, many small lakes, woodland vegetation and rolling hills which provide comfortable accommodation to the wild animals and bird. Lake Mburo national park has the highest concentration of Zebras which will be the first to welcome you on your way to the lodge, it is the only park where you can meet Impalas the one of the smallest antelopes and many others like Elands, Caped buffaloes, Warthogs, hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, Giraffes, Leopard, spotted hyenas and many others including over 300 bird species. After relaxing, you will go for an evening and night game drive which will give you a chance to explore more mammal species including nocturnes which are not easy to spot during day such as Leopard, Bush babies, porcupine, white tailed mongoose and Spotted hyenas. Dinner and an overnight

     

    Accommodation option;
    Mpogo Safari Lodge (Standard/Budget)
    Rwakobo Rock Safari (Mid-range)
    Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

  8. Day 8 Lake Mburo national Park – Morning horseback riding - Return to Entebbe international airport

    This day have a cup of coffee and a simple bite and then go for your early horseback riding in the wilderness. This is an exceptional experience of doing a morning game drive/nature walk on horses through the park and during your horseback riding, you will encounter many wildlife mammals of    Lake Mburo national park such as Zebras, Elands, Buffaloes, Impalas, Warthogs more interestingly, you will watch them from a closer distance without being scared to lunch away as its during game drive using safari vehicle. During horseback riding, you are allowed to get off the normal tracks that used when doing game drive by car so this will reward you with more chances to many mammals and it is the best way of environment conservation and not interrupting with the freedom of wildlife as it is when using safari vehicles that causes noise and air pollution. After horseback riding safari, return to the lodge to have full breakfast, check out and embark on your drive to Entebbe international airport with stopover at Kayabwe Equator landmark for water experiment, have memorial photos, lunch and proceed with your drive to Entebbe international airport for your return flight and this will be the end of your 8 days wildlife and primate safari in Uganda

    Meal plan; Breakfast / Lunch

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Accommodation options

Day 1 Accommodation option
Forest Cottages (Standard/Budget)
Fairway Hotel &Spa (Mid-range)
Skyz Hotel Naguru by Marriott

Meal plan; Lunch /Dinner

Day 2 Accommodation option
Rwetera Safari park (Standard/Budget)
Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Crater safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

Day 3 Accommodation option
Pumba cottages (Standard/Budget)
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

Day 4 Accommodation option
Pumba cottages (Standard/Budget)
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

Day 5 Accommodation option
Ride 4 a woman (Standard/Budget)
Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
Mahogany Spring Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

Day 6 Accommodation option
Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Standard/Budget)
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
Birdnest Resort (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

Day 7 Accommodation option;
Mpogo Safari Lodge (Standard/Budget)
Rwakobo Rock Safari (Mid-range)
Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Transport for 8 days in 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up safari van
  • Fuel for 8 days
  • English speaking driver guide for 8 days
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner)
  • En-route meals
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government taxes
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • 1 Mountain tracking permit per person
  • Kampala evening city tour
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp evening nature walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest National park
  • Kasoga community tour
  • 2 game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park (Morning and Evening game drives)
  • Morning game drive in Ishasha sector
  • Mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Morning boat riding on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Night game drive at Lake Mburo national park
  • Horseback riding
  • A visit to Kayabwe Equator landmark
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Laundry service
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Tips