This Primate Safari leads to Kibale National Park, a home of various primates, Queen Elizabeth NP and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, for wonderful and unforgettable Gorilla Tracking in Uganda.
Tour Prices – per Person
$3765 (1 Person)
$2845 (2 People)
$1895 (3 People)
$1685 (4 People +)
including 1 gorilla permit per person
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Land at Entebbe International Airport and get welcomed by a representative from Magic Wildlife Adventures, who will then transfer you to your accommodation in Kampala.
Day 2: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
We depart in the morning from Kampala and head west to Fort Portal. You may have a stop at Nakayima Tree Shrine, believed to be hosting the spirit of Nakayima. Fort Portal is positioned in the shade of the fabulous Mountains of the Moon and is well-known for having lots of tea plantations. From this beautiful town, we will continue to Kibale National Park.
In the evening, we will go on a night forest walk and go in search of the bush babies, pottos and other night-time animals. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale Cottages.
Day 3: Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest and Bigodi Community Walk
This is a day for an exciting chimp tracking in Kibale Forest. This forest is highly regarded as having the most diversity and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Have a guided nature walk in the tropical forest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a delicious lunch at the lodge, transfer to Bigodi Village for a thorough walk.
Together with a guide, who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle of the inhabitants, you will follow the village path and visit a primary school, Catholic Church, traditional homesteads, learn about the crops and listen to the storytelling of the elderly people.
Bigodi Walk is a scheme of the local people of Bigodi Village, and the proceeds generated are shared by the community to improve people’s welfare. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale Cottages.
Day 4: From Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, we peacefully drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing the beautiful area of the crater lakes, a striking countryside with small lakes and rolling hills. You will see the beautiful Tooro Kingdom Palace as you head out of Fort Portal.
Have lunch and relax at your lodge, before going on a game drive in search of wildlife, like warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat Ride
This day begins with an early morning game drive to the lovely area of the Uganda Kobs. Move further, seeking out lions, elephants, buffaloes and more wild animals in their natural environment before going back to the lodge for a wonderful lunch.
Enjoy an afternoon boat sail along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway sandwiched between Lake Edward and Lake George. Get excited with the abundant birdlife all over the area, plus elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are freshening off at the shores.
The boat cruise is among the highlights of your safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Apart from the morning game drive, one can go for a visit to Kyambura Wildlife Reserve for a guided primate walk. Kyambura is an attractive gorge entirely covered with tropical rainforest.
As you follow the river at the lower base, you will go in search of chimpanzees and other primates dwelling in the area. Dinner and overnight at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, move towards the south, passing through the Isasha Sector of the national park. Ishasha Sector is famous for tree climbing lions.
After a short game drive in this sector, continue the trip to Bwindi Forest, the home of Gorillas in Uganda. While driving through the green scenery, you will pass traditional homes and have good panoramic views of the wonderful landscape of Kigezi Highlands.
Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Volcanoes Bwindi, Gorilla Conservation Camp, Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or at Silverback Lodge.
Day 7: Uganda Gorilla Tracking
Put aside the memories of the Kibale Primates, the game drive and Boat ride at Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy the peak of your Safari in Uganda, the Trekking of the Gorillas.
Meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi Forest will be the best part of your Uganda trip! Stride a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with visible rainy clouds above you, before you come across the gorillas. However, it will unquestionably be valuable to watch them closely as they eat, have fun and relax. It’s an exceptionally a unique and a memorable experience!
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Volcanoes Bwindi, Gorilla Conservation Camp, Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or at Silverback Lodge.
Day 8: Bwindi National Park to Kampala
After breakfast, we head off from the thick forest of Bwindi and drive back to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Go by Lake Mburo National Park and keep a look out for zebras and impalas. Have lunch at Brovad Hotel in Masaka Town, before proceeding to Kampala. Have a photo session at the Ugandan Equator in Mpigi district. Dinner and overnight at your reserved hotel in Kampala.
Day 9: Entebbe Airport Transfer and Departure
On this day, depending on your flight schedule, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.