Uganda Primates Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees & More – 8 Days

Ultimate Uganda Primate Safari

Experience the finest primate experience in Uganda “The Pearl of Africa”. Trek through thick forest undergrowth as you look out for chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park as well as several other primate species including vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys and the adorable black and white colubus monkeys among others.

After the trek in Kibale forest, embark on a walk in the lush Bigodi swamps in this unique community tourism initiative that has helped increase household income of the local community through tourism. Enjoy a walk in this swamp that is known for its rich bird life and primate species all the while leaving a positive economic impact in the local community by merely visiting the swamp. Proceed to the Albertine Rift valley where in addition to baboons and other monkeys you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rift valley, numerous sightings of big game like elephant , lion, hippopotamus as well as numerous colourful birds like , swallows,kingfishers and weavers.

Finally proceed to one of Uganda’s most beautiful are Bwindi Impenetrable forest to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of tracking gorillas. Spend a day trekking up the steep forested mountains to the abode of the gorillas and enjoy up to an hour in the presence of these magnificent pacific apes in their natural habitat.

Finish off the safari with a day of unwinding in the beautiful islands of Lake Bunyonyi where you spend a day

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park and Bigodi Swamp Walk
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Day 3: Morning Game Drive and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth Game Drive and Kazinga Boat cruise
Day 5: Ishasha game Drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 7: Relax in the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi islands. Enjoy a canoe ride on Lake.

Day 8: Drive back to Kampala/Jinja or Entebbe via equator crossing

Recommended Visiting Time: January to December

Wildlife: Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees, Black and White Colubus, Vervet Monkeys, Bush baby, Red-tailed Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Olive baboons, Zebra, Lion, Kobs, Topi, Mongoose, Nile Crocodile, Warthog, Topi, African Buffalo, Elephants, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Bush Buck, Hippopotamus, Water Buck, Uganda Kob, Hyrax and giant forest hog among others.

Birds: Shoebill, Blue-naped Mousebird, Woodland kingfisher, Narina’s Trogon, Little Bee-eater, African Green broad bill, Hoopoe, Hairy Breasted Barbet, Black-headed Gonolek, Secretary Bird, Variable Sunbird, Shelley’s Crimson Wing, Red-Chested Cuckoo, African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot, Nubian Woodpecker, Barred Warbler, Malachite Kingfisher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Papyrus Gonolek, Greater flamingo, Black bee-eater, Rufus Bellied Heron, Great Blue Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, Spur-Winged Plover, African Darter, Hamerkop, Yellow Billed Stork, Long-Crested eagle, Verreaux’s Eagle, African Skimmer, Grey Parrot, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Rwenzori Nightjar among others.

Sights and Attractions: Bwindi Forests, Rift Valley, Papyrus Swamps, Crater lakes, Rivers, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Victoria, Lake Edward, Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward

Conservation Areas: Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forests, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National Park

Price

From $2,000 per person**

Price is only a guide and will be confirmed upon enquiry. The above price is based on four adults travelling. Final price will be based upon number of travellers and is based on two adults sharing a room.

Inclusive: Gorilla permits, Chimpanzee permits, Accommodation,transportation in custom built 4X4 safari van, English speaking guide, Conservation/park entry fees, all activities listed in the itinerary, bottled drinking water and some meals (half board).

Exclusive: International air fares, Uganda Visa fees, personal travel insurance, tips and some meals.

Contact us for a detailed itinerary and further customisation of this tour.

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