6-Day Uganda Primate Watching

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Overview

This safari package will give you an excellent experience with the primates. You will visit Kibale forest national park, a home to man’s closest relatives the chimpanzees as well as several other primate species. While in Kibale, you will have a rewarding chimpanzee tracking experience. Optional chimpanzee habituation experience (Full-day is also possible). 

In Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Gorilla tracking experience is an activity that will give you a greater experience with the primates in the Pearl of Africa. 

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  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe
  • We can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Entebbe Airport (EBB)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival to Uganda and transfer to The Boma Hote

Upon arrival to Uganda on this day, you will meet our safari representative who will thereafter transfer you to acacia beach Hotel Entebbe for an overnight stay (Bed and breakfast basis).

Activity of the day: Arrival to Uganda and transfer to the Hotel
Accommodation: The Boma Hotel
Meal plan: Bed and breakfast basis

Day 2

Transfer to Kibale forest National Park

After breakfast, you will prepare for a transfer to Kibale forest national park, commonly known as the Primate capital of the world. This park is a home to the chimpanzees as well as several other primate species.
You will arrive to Fort Portal town in the afternoon for lunch; thereafter proceed into the park for dinner and overnight stay at Primate Lodge Kibale (Full-board basis).

Activity of the day: Transfer to Kibale forest National park
Accommodation: Primate Lodge Kibale
Meal plan: Full board basis

Day 3

Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale forest and Bigodi swamp walk

You will spend this day with man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees. After breakfast in the lodge, you will be transferred to the briefing area where you will meet the ranger guides well set to take you for a rewarding experience. You will thereafter proceed to visit the chimpanzee family allocated to you. During the process, several other animals and bird species may also be spotted.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to the Bigodi wetlands, where you may encounter several bird species including the rare Papyrus Gonolek. Several primate species including the black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys may also be spotted.

Activity of the day: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetlands walk
Accommodation: Primate lodge Kibale
Meal plan: Full board basis

Day 4

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forests, home to the Gorillas

This day after breakfast, you will prepare for a transfer to the home of the rare mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable forests. This park offers guests an excellent encounter with the rare mountain Gorillas with about one hour to be spent with the Gorillas once they have been tracked. Upon arrival to the park, you will be transferred to Gorilla Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Activity of the day: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla camp cabin rooms
Meal plan: Full board basis

Day 5

Mountain Gorilla tracking and evening Batwa community experience

The long awaited day is finally here. You will start this day with an early morning breakfast in the lodge; thereafter proceed to the briefing area. The ranger guides allocated to you will take you through the whole process; thereafter lead you into the forests to meet with the gentle giants. Once the Gorillas have been tracked, you will spend about an hour with the Gorillas, a perfect opportunity for you to take as many pictures as possible. You will thereafter visit the indigenous Batwa communities for a cultural experience. These communities have unique ways of life and cultures, giving you a taste of the true African cultures.
Later in the evening, dinner and overnight stay will be at Gorilla Safari Lodge.

Activity of the day: Gorilla tracking experience and Batwa community tour
Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board basis
Optional available activity of the day: Gorilla habituation experience at an extra fee of $800 per person.

Day 6

Transfer back to Entebbe for outbound flight

This day you will prepare for a transfer back to Entebbe for your outbound flight. After breakfast, you will start-off with the journey, targeting the first stopover in Mabarara town for lunch. You will thereafter have another stopover at the Equator before proceeding to Entebbe for your outbound flight.
End of safari
Kindly note:
This safari can be customized based on guests’ travel preferences, time and budget.
Flight option available at an extra fee of $359 per person.
Gorilla tracking permits are issued on a first-come first serve basis.

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

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