UGANDA PRIMATES SAFARI

 Bwindi Impenetrable N.P, Queen Elizabeth N.P, Kibale Forest N.P,
Murchison Falls N.P, Lake Mburo N.P & Lake Bunyonyi

From $3,560 per person

African Primates Safari for 10 Days

Tour Overview

These 10 days of Uganda wildlife and primates also introduced me to Uganda’s cultural experience including the highlights of this safari, trekking the remaining endangered mountain gorillas, chimp trekking rhino trekking, Murchison Falls, Uganda Crater Lake, and a chance to discover Uganda bushes and wildlife experience

Highlights of a day Uganda Wildlife Safari-primates tour in the Pearl of Africa, what you should expect to see on this safari, most endangered Great Apes, and all Big Five Wildlife Safari. On this 10-day safari in Uganda you will get a chance to encounter the following animals which include Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo, Wildlife including Giraffes, Hippos, Hyena, Orbi, Bushback, Eland, bush pigs, Crocodiles among the few things you will see and also Boat cruise on river Nile in Murchison falls and on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking Safari
  • Bigodi Swamp Community Walk
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Tours
  • Great opportunity for photography
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Forest nature walks
  • Game drive/ Viewing
  • Endangered Golden Monkey Trekking

Trip Inclusions

  • Safari Vehicle Transportation
  • An expert English-speaking driver/guide
  • All Accommodation and meals
  • One gorilla permit
  • All park entrance fees
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimpanzee permits

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visas and personal travel insurance
  • All drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1

10 days Chimpanzee, Gorilla, and wildlife safari

This tour will allow you to explore Kibale Forest, Bwindi Forest National Park Murchison National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park, Lake Bunyinyi, Kigali Kibuye, and other parts of Rwanda. these guided forest treks can be taken in search of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzees and mountain Gorillas. Among other primates, these include vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon, and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee and gorilla. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest of Bwindi, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 4 or 5 other types of primates in Uganda, most probably the grey-cheeked mangabey and the red-tailed monkey.

Arrival in Entebbe

On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver/guide who will transfer you to the hotel/lodge in Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

Budget: Gorilla Guest House Entebbe

Mid-range: Boma Hotel Entebbe

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 2

Murchison Falls and Uganda Primates Safari

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning about 7:am take a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle. Stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Opened up in 1998, the Rhino Fund aims at reintroducing black and white Rhinos into Uganda’s protected areas as well as educating the local communities on endangered Rhinos, poaching, and environmental conservation. The Rhino trek takes 1-2 hours and you will get an opportunity of viewing them at close quarters kob. Have a lunch stop in Masindi and continue to the top of the falls. Checking in the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Budget: Murchison River Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 3

African Elephant - The “Big Five” Game Viewing in Uganda

Explore Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive to search for giraffes, lions, heartbeats, elephants, cape buffalo, and many other mammals. Birds include the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mousebirds, the Secretary bird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters, and the Silver Headed Agama. After lunch go for a 2-hour boat ride on the placid Victoria Nile to the foot of the magnificent Murchison Falls, this is the point where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice and over 40 meters drop. On the boat ride expect to see many elephants come to drink water, the Nile crocodile, pools of hippos, waterbucks, and a variety of bird species.

Budget: Murchison River Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

Mountain gorillas

Transfer to Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast our safari driver guide and departure for your amazing journey to Kibale Forest National Park, you will have a lunch stopover at Fort Portal Town and late processed to Kibale Forest. This evening go for the Bigodi swamp primate walk or Bigodi community walk

The Bigodi community walk leads you to the homes of the local communities who stay near the park. While on this village walk, you will be escorted by a resident with enough information about the culture and norms of different people and their tribes. This walk goes through homestays and it will also allow you to visit local schools and churches. This walk will expose you to the village life, especially in the remote areas. After driving back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House

Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

3 day fly in queen elizabeth safari

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest  & Afternoon Bigodi Swap Walk

An early breakfast and it is time for your Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, you will participate in an orientation and you are off into the deep forest to meet the group that is habituated.  You will be with a ranger/guide, trackers, and others that are part of the Chimpanzees tracking

Chimpanzee tracking is a learning experience, you will spend one hour in the presence of a group of chimpanzees observing their habits and ways.  You will also receive plenty of input from your guide since he keeps you informed of what is happening before you.

The chimpanzees will not be the only primates or wildlife that you will spot, but this is home to 12 other primates, the 350-plus species of birds, 200 plus primates and mammals that are found in the Kibale Forest Park.

You will need a daypack, poncho or rain jacket, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, hat, boots, packed lunch, 2 liters of water, and some snacks. Thereafter go to Bigodi wetland to search for the rare shoe bills, sitatungas, and many more primates. Dinner and overnight at

Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House

Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari , tree climbing lions, big five

Amabere Cave – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast drive to Amabere ga Nyinamwiru (Breasts of Nyinamwiru) daughter of King Bukuku of the Batembuzi dynasty, It is one of the seven wonders of Uganda located near the NyakasuraSchool within the Kabarole district in the western part of  Uganda, It is a limestone site that has stalagmites as well as stalactites. The meaning of Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru is translated in the local language as “the Breasts of Nyina Mwiru” The cave was named after one of the daughters of King Bukuku who was then ruler of the Batembuzi Dynasty and ancestor of the current-day Babito Kings of Bunyoro and Toro Kingdoms

The Nyina Mwiru Several traditional stories have been raised to talk about Nyina Mwiru, some say that Nyina Mwiru was a very beautiful girl who got several marriage proposals from several men and this got the father very angry, so what he did was cut off her breasts but this did not stop her from getting more marriage proposals. We will have a lunch break and later drive to the Karambi Tombs the burial grounds of Omukama Kasagama &amp. After driving to Queen Elisabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight at

Budget: Irungu Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Bush Lodge or Buffalo Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

affordable and cheaper gorilla destination, Uganda gorilla permit cost $600 compared Rwanda where gorilla permit cost $1500

Chimp trek in the Kyambbura Gorge of Queen Elizabeth National Park-transfer to Ishasha Sector

We have an option of trekking the chimps in Kyambura Gorge today, alternatively, you can visit Maramagambo forest for a nature walk in the forest. Return to the lodge for an early lunch and transfer to Ishasha for an afternoon game drive. This sector is known as the most alluring region for game drives and the best to see lions in the trees in Uganda, if we are lucky, we shall spot the tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at

Budget: Topi Lodge

Mid-range: Jungle Lodge or Enjojo Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Ishasha – Bwindi Forest National Park

Brief morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park. Check-in at the accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight at

Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

Mountain gorillas

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest, After Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

You will wake up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other clients for a briefing about dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas on your tracking experience. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by ranger/guides. During your trek, you may encounter several birds, other animals, and primates in the forest, and once you have found the gorillas you will spend one hour with them and return to the Lodge overnight. You will have an opportunity to listen and observe as you ask questions to the guide and take photos and videos. After transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and have an evening boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Budget: Crater Bar Lodge or Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10

Lake Bunyonyi – Transfer to Kampala or Kigali

Have a relaxed morning later in the midday transfer to Kampala or Kigali for your evening flight back home

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