7 Days Primate watching and wildlife sights.

 


Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi National Parks.

In the morning after breakfast, your driver who doubles as your guide will pick you from your Hotel in Kampala and drive you to Bwindi Forest National Park. Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country at the edges of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa before the drop of the Western Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking:

Morning after breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by your guide. You will be allocated guides to track gorillas with, and then will be off to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guides and then it’s off! The time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek.  Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner. After tracking will walk back to your lodge for overnight stay Full Board.
Day 3: Bwindi - Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park stopping at baboon greeting spot.The evening will be at leisure dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast carryout game drive viewing herds of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes and some predators- lions leopards hyenas etc. Watch different species of birds. Over 500 species have been identified here making it a Mecca for bird -watchers. They include Black-bee eater, 11 different species of Kingfisher, several falcons, eagles and Raptors.

elephants

Then take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will see a variety of game mostly marine animals. This waterway joins Lake Edward and Lake George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, with elephants at the banks and a wonderful diversity of birds. Because of the different habitats of the lakeshores and the broad Savannah, the variety seems endless. Catch a glimpse of water birds diving for fish, the Marabou stork, bee-eater and cheeky bronze-tailed starling as well as the majestic crowned crane. Retire to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning visit Kyambura gorge and track chimpanzees in their natural habitat. View a variety of monkeys after the chimp walk in Kyambura Gorge will depart this interesting unique part of the world and head to Kibale Forest National Park another primate concentrated families.Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Kibale Forest - Chimp tracking

After an early breakfast you will be driven to Kanyanchu park headquarters. With local guides,trek chimps in Kibale National Park in their natural habitat nestled in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains (the famed mist shrouded "Mountains of the Moon") Kibale Forest is rich in animal life, including an astonishing 12 species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded, the very localized red colobus and L'Hoest's monkeys. .
In the afternoon visit the surrounding- Bigodi swamp eco tourist site or enjoy unique view of crater lakes and other volcanic features. Dinner and overnight.

One of the crater lakes in the area.

crater lake

Day 7: Kibale-Kampala–Entebbe.

After breakfast drive to Kampala or Entebbe via Mubende stopping at Nakayima tree, interesting forest and swamp spots with lunch on the way.
END OF SAFARI
Please Note the safari cost includes:

  • Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
  • Gorilla permit 1 permit.
  • Game drives, park fees,
  • 2 tracking chimpanzee permit 1 for Kyambura and 1 for Kibale,
  • safari driver /guide and 4x4 vehicle
  • Park fees
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Drinking bottled water while driving on safari

Excluded are:

  • Beverages and bar bills, phone alls, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc.

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