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The Great Uganda Gorilla & Primate Safari

Safari Overview – 10 Days/ 9 Nights

This is a specialized Gorillas and Safari that brings you the best of Uganda’s experience putting into consideration that the destination in Africa is condensed with lots to offer. This 10 Days Great Uganda safari offers Uganda’s finest wildlife safari viewing sites, including Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s safari hotspot and home of the great Apes in Uganda. We shall take you to the best African destinations, sites and spots for African birding, and the best ecotourism accommodation facilities.

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe

Our Uganda tour begins in Entebbe, where you’re met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. If time permits, you may opt to visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Established in 1902, the gardens’ fine collection of plants spans the country’s tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones. The gardens are also home to many different avian species, offering an excellent introduction to Uganda’s diverse birdlife. We commonly spot vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys here, too. After head to a luxurious hotel in Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Kibale from bustling Entebbe to Uganda's verdant highlands, where fertile volcanic soil supports a tapestry of tea, coffee and banana plantations. Arrive at our hilltop lodge in time for a late lunch and settle in before the sun dips behind the Rwenzori Mountains. Later head to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Bigodi Swamp Walk & Afternoon Chimpanzee Tracking

Bigodi Swamp Walk & Afternoon Chimpanzee Tracking

This morning, a “swamp walk” through a wetland sanctuary reveals more than 100 bird species. After lunch, we meet our local trackers and begin our first chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest National Park. This equatorial rain forest reserve has one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world, including 1,300 chimpanzees. We may also see red colobus, black-and-white colobus, red tail, gray-cheeked mangabey and other monkeys.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Evening game drive

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Evening game drive

An early start launches an activity-filled day exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, located along the western Rift Valley. The park is a microcosm of East Africa's safari highlights, home to a great diversity of wildlife residing among its volcanic craters, grassy plains and tropical forest. More than 600 bird species—one of the highest concentrations of any park in Africa—and nearly 100 different mammal species are found in the park, including the Ugandan kob, an endemic antelope featured on the country's currency. Head out for an evening game drive, search for classic African wildlife, possibly spotting lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and antelope in the park's northern sector. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Full day Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

Full day Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions,buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores,relax at the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange:Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, head westward to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, watching the scenery gradually change from open savanna to mountain slopes covered in dense green rain forest. Upon arrival in Bwindi check in your mountainside lodge that is our Gorilla trekking base. Relax at the lodge.

Day 7

Gorilla tracking - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla tracking - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast Gorilla tracking at 8.00 a.m. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry a rain jacket and flask of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates (no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Batwa Cultural walk and relaxation at the Lodge

Batwa Cultural walk and relaxation at the Lodge

This morning after breakfast, you hike in the forest with the people of the forest with the help of a Batwa guide and he will provide you with the chance to see the forest and its habitats through their eyes. See how the batwa lived and hunted in the traditional manner. Enjoy trying out your hunting techniques as the Batwa teach you how to shoot with a bow and arrow. Visit a traditional Batwa homestead and learn from the women how to prepare, cook and serve a meal. You will also have the opportunity to sample the prepared dishes. Talk to a medicine man and learn about the medicinal properties of the forest flora. Hear ancient legends and traditional songs.

Day 9

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. After gorilla trekking, Lake Bunyonyi is a magical, stunningly beautiful lake in Uganda to relax and chill out. Check-in to your lodge and you can decide to go swimming at the lodge. After lunch you will go for a boat trip on this beautiful lake. Later head back to the lodge, where you will enjoy seeing the African sunset on Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 10

Transfer Back to Entebbe/Drop Off Point

Transfer Back to Entebbe/Drop Off Point

In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on your journey back to Entebbe on the scenic drive. You will arrive in late afternoon in time for air transfer back home.

Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Entebbe, Uganda—Botanical Gardens


Our Uganda tour begins in Entebbe, where you’re met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. If time permits, you may opt to visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens. Established in 1902, the gardens’ fine collection of plants spans the country’s tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zones. The gardens are also home to many different avian species, offering an excellent introduction to Uganda’s diverse birdlife. We commonly spot vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys here, too. After head to a luxurious hotel in Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 2:  Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park


After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Kibale from bustling Entebbe to Uganda’s verdant highlands, where fertile volcanic soil supports a tapestry of tea, coffee and banana plantations. Arrive at our hilltop lodge in time for a late lunch and settle in before the sun dips behind the Rwenzori Mountains. Later head to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Afternoon Chimpanzee Tracking


This morning, a “swamp walk” through a wetland sanctuary reveals more than 100 bird species. After lunch, we meet our local trackers and begin our first chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest National Park. This equatorial rain forest reserve has one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world, including 1,300 chimpanzees. We may also see red colobus, black-and-white colobus, red tail, gray-cheeked mangabey and other monkeys.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Evening game drive


An early start launches an activity-filled day exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, located along the western Rift Valley. The park is a microcosm of East Africa’s safari highlights, home to a great diversity of wildlife residing among its volcanic craters, grassy plains and tropical forest. More than 600 bird species—one of the highest concentrations of any park in Africa—and nearly 100 different mammal species are found in the park, including the Ugandan kob, an endemic antelope featured on the country’s currency. Head out for an evening game drive, search for classic African wildlife, possibly spotting lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and antelope in the park’s northern sector. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Days 5: Full day Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park


At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions,buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores, relax at the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


After breakfast, head westward to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, watching the scenery gradually change from open savanna to mountain slopes covered in dense green rain forest. Upon arrival in Bwindi check in your mountainside lodge that is our Gorilla trekking base. Relax at the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Gorilla tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


After an early breakfast Gorilla tracking at 8.00 a.m. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry a rain jacket and flask of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates (no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Batwa Cultural walk and relaxation at the Lodge


This morning after breakfast, you hike in the forest with the people of the forest with the help of a Batwa guide and he will provide you with the chance to see the forest and its habitats through their eyes. See how the batwa lived and hunted in the traditional manner. Enjoy trying out your hunting techniques as the Batwa teach you how to shoot with a bow and arrow. Visit a traditional Batwa homestead and learn from the women how to prepare, cook and serve a meal. You will also have the opportunity to sample the prepared dishes. Talk to a medicine man and learn about the medicinal properties of the forest flora. Hear ancient legends and traditional songs.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi


After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. After gorilla trekking, Lake Bunyonyi is a magical, stunningly beautiful lake in Uganda to relax and chill out. Check-in to your lodge and you can decide to go swimming at the lodge. After lunch you will go for a boat trip on this beautiful lake. Later head back to the lodge, where you will enjoy seeing the African sunset on Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Entebbe / Depart


In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on your journey back to Entebbe on the scenic drive. You will arrive in late afternoon in time for air transfer back home.

End of Safari

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $6,509
2 pax Any Date $6,409
3 pax Any Date $6,390
4 pax Any Date $6,340
5 pax Any Date $6,300
6 pax Any Date $6,265

Includes


  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments like water
  • All accommodation & Meals
  • All activities
  • All Taxes /VAT
  • A professional driver /guide
  • Fuel
  • Gorilla permit
  • Drinking water
  • Chimpanzee permits

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks

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