9 Days Primates in-style Uganda Safari

9 Days Primates in-style Uganda Safari:

Proudly refered to as the Primate capital of the world, Uganda is a land of contrasts, still virgin & lush green. Famously known for its undulating and extraordinally experience, coupled with unending savannah plains with vibrant wildlife to spectate, Uganda is home to human closest relatives, the endangered mountain Gorillas and the chimpanzees silently living in peace at one of Africa’s oldest forests. On This Journey Dubbed “The Primates in-style Uganda Safari” Will take you through Uganda’s pride and absolutely get you upclose and personal with the mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzee’s doubled with spectacular Wildlife exceptional experiences and slumbering in some of Uganda’s Top-notch Lodges.

 

Trip Overview

Safari Starts: Entebbe – Kibale National Park

Safari Ends: Entebbe –Uganda

Destinations: Entebbe| Kibale National Park |Queen Elizabeth N.P |Bwindi N.P | Lake Bunyonyi |Lake Mburo N.P

What To Expect & Impressions: Chimpanzees | Kazinga Channel Safari | Tree Climbing Lions | Beautiful nature Walks | Batwa Cultural tour | Traditional Coffee Tour | Authentic Local meal_ Luwombo experience | Dugout Canoe |Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners | Mountain Gorillas | Top-Notch Beautiful Lodges & Insightful Karamojong Driver Guides

Day- Day Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park & Evening Sundowner

            Overnight: Kibale Forest camp/Chimpanzee forest Lodge or Turracco Tree Tops Lodge

Day 2: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

            Overnight: Kibale Forest camp/Chimpanzee forest Lodge or Turracco Tree Tops Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Q.E.N.P. Afternoon Kazinga Boat Cruise.

            Overnight: Bush Lodge or katara Lodge/Mazike Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Ishasha. Sundowner Game drive for tree climbing Lions.

            Overnight: Enjojo Lodge or Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi N.P/Nkuringo with Bwindi Walking Safari.

            Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 6: Gorilla trekking – The ultimate Wildlife Encounter.

            Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Dugout canoe with Batwa Community Tour

            Overnight: Arcadia Cottages or Birdnest Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo.

            Overnight: Eagles Nest Lodge or Rwakobo Rock

Day 9: Drive back to Entebbe airport for connecting fligh

Itinerary Day-Day Details

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park & Evening Sundowner

Our Journey will start with a relaxed breakfast and plan to leave the lodge for Kibale National park We shall be able to drive for about 5 hours reaching our lodge about 3pm. With a packed lunch along the way we will have a lunch break and proceed to the lodge. After check-in we will head for a sunset sundowner at the top of the world view point a beautiful place with great views on Campfire next to the lodge.

            Overnight: Kibale Forest camp/Chimpanzee forest Lodge or Turracco Tree Tops Lodge

Day 2: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

After a relaxed breakfast, We will embark on a 20 minutes drive to Bigodi swamp – an eco-community site famous for the nice swamp walk. Expect to see different kinds of monkeys and many endemic bird species and plants. The walk takes about 2-3 hours depending on sightings and walking pace. After the walk, we will then have our lunch and prepare for the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park. The chimpanzee trekking involves walking in search of chimpanzees with a ranger guide in the rainforest, an activity that takes between 3-4 hours. We will then return to the lodge for relaxation and in time for dinner.

            Overnight: Kibale Forest camp/Chimpanzee forest Lodge or Turracco Tree Tops Lodge   

Day 3: Transfer to Q.E.N.P. Afternoon Kazinga Boat Cruise.

On this morning after a relaxed Breakfast, we will proceed to our next destination in Queen Elizabeth National park, a bio-diverse national park and most visited in Uganda which is about 3 hours drive from Kibale and crater safari Lodge. We plan on arriving by 12:30 so we can have lunch at Mweya and prepare for the Kazinga channel boat cruise. The Kazinga channel is a 40km connecting water body for lake George and lake Edward populated with vibrant wildlife encountered on a close range. Expect to see lots and lots of schools of hippos, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, bird species, lions or more so leopards. This cruise takes about 2 hours and takes you to the mouth of lake Edward.  On your return, we will then drive to the lodge for our overnight.

            Overnight: Bush Lodge or katara Lodge/Mazike Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Ishasha. Sundowner Game drive for tree climbing Lions.

On this Morning after a relaxed breakfast and pool overlooking the savannah plains, We will today start a lazy drive to Ishasha, The southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is known for its vibrant wildlife and the famous tree climbing lions. We shall arrive in time for lunch and later head for a sundowner game drive in the ishasha plains. We expect to see elephants, buffalos, antelopes, hogs, hippos,lions, leopards and much more. Later relax for a sundwner before we retire to our lodge.

            Overnight: Enjojo Lodge or Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi N.P/Nkuringo with Bwindi Walking Safari.

On this morning after a relaxed breakfast, we will Depart for Bwindi impenetrable National park and in Nkuringo to be specific. The drive takes about 5 traversing through the forest and a section of a possibility to walk through the forest for those that would like to walk through the forest to Nkuringo while others can drive with the jeeps to reverse. Driving presents very good scenic drives with spectacular rolling hills and calm forest sounds. Its quit bumpy but very rewarding. Our Lodge is nkuringo Lodge set on the backdrop of Nteko Ridge overlooking the Forest.

            Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 6: Gorilla trekking – The ultimate Wildlife Encounter.

The Day for the mountain Gorilla trekking is here: After having an early breakfast, we will proceed to the briefing point of the Gorillas. And later embark on the ultimate wildlife encounter – Uganda’s pride. The gorillas are gentle, they are sweet, they are helpful to each other with the young ones. A moment with them defines no distinction that exists between human and man and yes a one on one with the great apes is a rewarding experience and a lifetime adventure. The Whole experience lies on the effort put in to find the great giants. You shall have a one hour with them and then embark on a journey back to the starting point.

      Overnight: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Dugout canoe with Batwa Community Tour

After a relaxed Breakfast, we will transfer to Lake bunyonyi _ The second deepest lake in Africa estimated at 900m deep and snakes around 29 islands. We will take on a 2.5hours drive and arrive in time for lunch. We can later embark on a canoe/boat cruise on the lake bunyonyi and arrive back to the lodge in time for a barbeque Dinner on campfire overlooking the beautiful lake.

            Overnight: Arcadia Cottages or Birdnest Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo & African meal Enroute + Sundowner gave.

Today we will plan a relaxed breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Ascending & descending down the rolling hills of Uganda past jaw-dropping landscapes and villages. We should be able to Arrive in time at lake Mburo for relax and prepare for a sundowner gamedrive that leads us to the shores of lake Mburo where magical views present themselves . Before we arrive at lake Mburo, we plan an authentic local & typical Ugandan meal experience. Having a local Ugandan meal (Luwombo) prepared by a typical ugandan woman, in a typical Ugandan home and in a typical African setting while learning more on our Uganda traditional culture. We shall later proceed to Lake Mburo, one of the smallest national parks in Uganda but with the highest density of animals per square kilometer. Lion, leopards, giraffes, home to zebras, hippos, buffalos, elands, topis and so much more.

            Overnight: Eagles Nest Lodge or Rwakobo Rock

Day 9: Drive back to Entebbe airport for connecting flight.

Today morning after a relaxed breakfast… we will embark on activities in the morning as we plan to drive back to Entebbe. As some of the members embark on the sportive bike ride safari, some will embark on the Walking safari in Lake Mburo with a ranger guide. Later, We will all checkout of the lodge and head to Entebbe with a stop at the equator for photo moments and souvenirs as we head to Entebbe for dinner and later the international airport for your connection flight back home.

….End of Safari

Included in The package/Price:

  • Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari landcruiser
  • Full Board Accommodations 8 Nights
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit Per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Planned Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners

Excluded in the Package

  • Personal International flight
  • Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east African tourist visa
  • 1st Night if required & Depends on Flight details
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
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