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6 Days Uganda Primates Safari

6 Days Uganda Primate Kingdom

Visit Kibale Forest home to Chimpanzees and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to endangered mountain gorillas.  Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi  Impenetrable National Park form Uganda’s primate Kingdome. You will have an enroute game drive in Ishasha sector-home to tree climbing lions.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Uganda
  • Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest NP
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking 
  • Day 4: Kibale – Bwindi
  • Day 5: Gorilla Tracking 
  • Day 6: Bwindi – Entebbe /Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe. Meet Jewel Safaris airport staff at the airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have briefing on your safari today or tomorrow morning depending on your flight schedule.  Overnight accommodation at Hotel No.5 on Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park. Following morning breakfast, start for western Uganda. Drive to Kibale with stops at different places for stretching, refreshments  and photography. You will have views of “Mountains of the moon” along the way .   Lunch in Fort portal and proceed to the lodge.

Meals and accommodation at Crater Safari Lodge or Similar

Day 3: Primate Tracking (Chimpanzees) in Kibale. Following early morning breakfast, transfer to Kanyancu are for briefing on the chimpanzee walk. You will be led into the forest sanctuary by knowledgeable rangers who share detailed information on the flora and fauna of Kibale Forest. Interact with mans “closest friends” in their natural habitat, take photos and later return to the lodge. Look out for other primate  species and forest birds

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided walk in Bigodi area and spot unique bird species. This part of the park has amazing flora and fauna. Meals and accommodation at Crater Safari Lodge or Similar

Day 4 : Kibale Forest > Bwindi Impenetrable (Via Ishasha). After early morning coffee, drive to Bwindi via Ishasha sector. Game drive enroute where you are likely to see multitudes of animals including Buffalos, Antelopes, Bush bucks, elephants, Baboons and tree climbing lions. Lunch at the lodge

In the afternoon, you will visit the local community including local hospital, schools and craft/gift shops.  Meals and accommodation at Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Day 5: Bwindi . Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is famous for mountain gorillas. You will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing and enter one of Africa’s  thickest forests in search for the hairy people. The walk is quite challenging but an interaction with one excited Gorilla family will blow your mind. Experienced rangers will accompany you and share knowledge on the flora and fauna of Bwindi forest. Late, return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit Ride 4 a woman project run by brave and courageous women. Meet hard working Bwindi residents  who are on a mission to eradicate poverty through empowering young women with economic skills. Meals and accommodation at Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Day 6: Bwindi – Entebbe /Return Flight. Have your breakfast and start the journey back to Kampala with a stopover at the equator. Proceed to the airport arriving in time for your onward international flight. Or drop off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Drive takes approximately 8 hours

Alternatively, take a bush flight from Bwindi to Entebbe departing at 9:45 am and 11:45 am ( on payment of extra $$$). Flight takes 1 hour. Note that flight schedule is subject to change

Depending on your departure time, you may need a day room to freshen up. Get in touch

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package includes

  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Accommodation according to our agreement
  • Government tax
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Domestic and International flights
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees

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