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6 days Primates and Gorillas of Uganda

Primates and Gorillas of Uganda

Private tours and expeditions to Uganda for guided groups, mostly centered around tourist needs. Our Uganda Safaris include Chimpanzee Gorilla Tours – built around tracking the rare mountain gorillas, wildlife safaris, mountaineering trips, bird watching etc. Join us on our heart warming expeditions through the national parks of Uganda guided by professional and experienced tour guides.

Day1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT–TRANSFER TO HOTEL/LODGE IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport (preferably a morning Flight) you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from Cheetah Safaris and then transfer to your lodge in Kibale Forest. Along the way you will make stopovers to take pictures and also interact with local people if time allows.
Accommodation: Isunga Lodge,Kibale Forest Lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours

Day 2: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NP (The Primate Capital of the World)

Have early morning breakfast at 06:00am, then drive to the park headquarters in Kanyanchu for briefing before setting off for a full day chimpanzee Habituation Experience.You will be assigned a guide and a ranger then set off for your habituation expedition.
Accommodation: Isunga Lodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: 20 minutes

Day 3: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Today you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Breakfast will be served at 6:00am in order to arrive in time for the 9:00am boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park.During the boat ride, you will view Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloesmany bird species. Among the common species to look out for are the Martial Eagles, African spoonbills, Cormorants, African Skimmers, and Pelicans. You will then drive to the lodge for your lunch and later in the evening go for an evening game drive to look out for wildlife within the park.
Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Park View safari Lodge or similar
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: approximately 2-3 hours

Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARKTO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Have an early breakfast at 06:00am thentransfer toBwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. This is home to 50% of the total population of the surviving Mountain Gorillas in the World. You will arrive later in the afternoon, check in and have your lunch. Later in the evening you may go for an optionalnature walk or community visit to the pygmies who were the inhibitors of Bwindi Forest.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp or similar
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: approximately 6-7 hours including a late lunch break enroute.

Day 5: IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)

After Breakfast, you will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing on the behaviors of the mountain gorillas before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking experience. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting pointand drive to back to the lodge for your overnight.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Packed Lunch
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: 30 minutes

Day 6: TRANSFER TO KANOMBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- KIGALI FOR DEPARTURE

You will take breakfast at leisure and transfer to Rwanda for your afternoon/evening departure flight. You will cross the Uganda-Rwanda border through Cyanika or Katuna and proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Driving Distance:
Driving Time: approximately 3-4 hours

What’s Included?

– Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking permits
– A TOYOTA LAND CRUISER driven by an English speaking driver/guide.
– Exclusive use of vehicle.
– Mineral water on route except during meals.
– Pick up and drop off at the airport.
– All transfers as per the itinerary
– All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary

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