UGANDA PRIMATES AND WILDLIFE SAFARIS FROM KIGALI

 Kigali, Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale Forest, Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth N.P

From $2750 Per Person

7 Days Uganda primates tour and wildlife safari from Kigali Rwanda

Tour Overview

Primate safaris in Uganda start from Kigali Rwanda, Uganda as a destination is well known as the Primate capital of the world which is more easily accessed from Kigali airport in Rwanda, flying into Kigali and going to Uganda primate safari means saving money because trekking permits are more affordable in Uganda than in Rwanda, for example, gorilla permit in Rwanda cost $1500 while in Uganda it cost only $700, this means that if you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will saving $800 on each permit (per person).

On this 7 Days Uganda primates tour and wildlife safari from Kigali Rwanda you get a chance to see mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park “the primate capital of Africa”

We also offer special experiences of gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Forest, golden monkey habituation experience in Mgahinga National Park, and Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest and Budongo Forest, we can organize all your Uganda primates safaris and habituation experience tours starting from Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Track Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi or in Mgahinga
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Boat ride on Kazing Channel
  • Game Viewing
  • Visit Uganda Equator

Trip Inclusions

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

Excludes

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

DETAILED ITINERARY for 7 Days Uganda Primates and wildlife safari from Kigali

Day 1

gorillas of Uganda - Gorillas in Mgahinga National Park

Arrival, Kigali City tour, and transfer to Bwindi Forest.

From Kigali airport, you will be welcomed by our guide/driver who will gladly take you for a Kigali city tour, you will be mesmerized by the natural beauty of Rwanda the land of thousands of hills. It’s such a clean city with hospitable people who will be warmly happy to receive you. The first spot that tourists visit when on a city tour in Rwanda is the genocide memorial museum; it has information about how this war started. You continue visiting the national museum and other attractive sites in the city (Kigali City tour is optional). You will enjoy an adventurous drive through the terraced hills as you access the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda’s Kisoro area it’s a famous home for the great mountain gorillas.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)
Moderate (Budget) Lodge: Broadbill Forest Lodge
Mid-range Lodge: Bakiga Lodge


Day 2

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Rwanda-rushaga gorilla habituation experience

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, pick up your packed lunch and drive to the Bwindi forest park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and don’ts during your gorilla tracking which starts at 8:00 am. Gorilla trek is done through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the mountain gorillas, tracking can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling for anyone being with these beautiful endangered Creatures of Africa.

ACCOMMODATION 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)
Moderate (Budget) Lodge:  Broadbill Forest Lodge
Mid-range Lodge: Bakiga Lodge


Day 3

Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Golden Monkey tracking in Mgahinga

After early breakfast you will proceed to golden monkey tracking, this is another existing moment. Before meeting the golden monkeys, you will see other primates, fauna, and flora. Finally, get face to face with the beautiful golden monkeys. You will see them play as they jump from one branch of the tree to the other; all this will be amazing and memorable for your Uganda primate safari from Kigali.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)
Moderate (Budget) Lodge:  Broadbill Forest Lodge or Virunga Hotel Kisoro
Mid-range Lodge: Travellers Hotel Kisoro or Bakiga Lodge


Day 4

golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park

Transfer from Mgahinga to Queen Elizabeth Nation Park

After breakfast start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This drive will take you through the Ishasha sector arriving at Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will have a game drive route where you might spot game along the way as you transfer to the park headquarters. Watch out for tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, before heading to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)

Moderate (Budget): Lodge:  Irungu Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge

Mid-range Lodge: Buffalo Safari Lodge


Day 5

wildlife in Kazinga Channel

Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast go fro a morning game drive which will take you through different tracks and parts of  Queen Elizabeth National Park and in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel which connects Lakes Edward and George. The launch cruise will reward you with games like hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and birds at the shores, thereafter we transfer you to Kibale Forest National Park.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)
Moderate (Budget) Lodge:  Rwenzori View Guest House
Mid-range Lodge: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge


Day 6

chimpanzees trek in Uganda-kibale forest national park

Morning Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Bigodi swamp walk

After breakfast, head to Kibale Forest to view the primates, This activity begins at 8.00 am with a briefing of the rules for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way, you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus, and the Blue-tailed and Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest. The park ranger guides will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well. After you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a Bigodi swamp walk.

ACCOMMODATION

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (FB)
Moderate (Budget) Lodge: Rwenzori View Guest House
Mid-range Lodge: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge


Day 7

End of 7 Days Uganda Primates and wildlife safari from Kigali Rwanda

After morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali International Airport for your flight out late in the evening.


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