Enjoy Primate Safaris involving Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking safaris in Uganda. Places to visit include Kibale National Park, a home of various primates like chimps, Queen Elizabeth Park and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, for the Gorilla Tours.
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Land at Entebbe International Airport and get welcomed by a representative from AAB Tours and Travel who will then transfer you to your accommodation in Kampala. Overnight at Grand Imperial Hotel.
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 the lots of tea plantations. From this good-looking town, we will continue to Kibale National Park. In the evening we will join 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: CHIMPS 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 of 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 story telling 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 on people’s welfare. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale Cottages.
Day 4: FROM KIBALE FOREST 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 nice-looking Tooro Kingdom Palace as you head out of Fort Portal. Have lunch and relax at the lodge before going on a game drive in search of the wildlife like the warthogs, buffaloes, water bucks and elephants. Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.
Day 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE AND BOAT RIDE
The daytime begins with an early morning game drive and go to the lovely area of the Uganda Kobs. Move further seeking out for 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. Be happy 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 TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
After breakfast, move towards the south, passing through the Isasha Sector of the national park. Ishasha Sector is famous for the 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 and wonderful landscape of Kigezi Highlands. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the afternoon. Take 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 in Uganda. Meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi Forest, is 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 any gorillas. However it will unquestionably be valuable as you 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 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 Grand Imperial Hotel.
Day 9: ENTEBBE AIRPORT TRANSFER AND DEPARTURE
On this day, depending on your flight schedule, our driver picks you up from you hotel and take you to Entebbe International Airport for your next departure flight.