7 days Primate tracking & Uganda Wildlife

Day 1: Arrival Kampala Or Entebbe

Our safari guide will be at Entebbe Airport to pick you up from your flight and takes you directly to your lodge in Entebbe. Depending on the hour of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Entebbe (though any fees are at your own expense). You will stay in a nice guesthouse with spacious rooms.The coffee and local meals are wonderful and there are plenty of different species of birds in the gardens.

  • Mid range accommodation: Airport guest House
  • Meal plan: Dinner.
  • Travel time: 15 Minutes from Airport
  • Activity: Airport pick up

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park

This morning after your breakfast at 8am your guide will drive you to Lake Mburo national park which is one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides to Kidepo Valley NP) which is home to zebra, eland and impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife. You will have a stop over to the Equator where you will have an opportunity to see the experiment of how water spins clockwise and anti clockwise and at 0 degrees at the line of the equator the water will not spine,

after the experiment you will then continue with your journey to Lake Mburo national park. you will arrive in for lunch and at 4pm you will go for a game drive in the park to look for Giraffe, Topi, Elands, Zebras, Impala,  Warthogs, Kudu, Water bucks and many more.

  • Mid range accommodation:Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Travel time: 4 hours
  • Activity: Equator & Game drive

Day 3: Boat ride & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This morning after your breakfast at 8am your guide will drive you to the Lake in the national park  for a boat ride to look out for crocodiles and hippos thus a good number of birds to be seen during the boat ride. after the boat ride you will drive to Igongo cultural center for lunch. After lunch you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national park which is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda Kob, warthog and water buck. Lions are often sighted both in and around the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippos and elephants. In the late afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga channel where you will find hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalo and birds.

  • Mid range accommodation: Marafiki lodge
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Travel time: 4 hours
  • Activity: 2 Boat cruises

Day 4: Ishasha – Tree Climbing Lions – Game Drive.

Today you will go to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth NP. This area is called Ishasha and is famous for its tree-climbing-lions! To escape from the heat during the day, the lions climb the fig trees. We hope you get lucky and spot the king of the jungle in one of the huge fig trees. You will also find Topi, Leopard, Elephants, Water buck, Warthog and different species of birds. After lunch you will drive back to your lodge

  • Mid range accommodation: Marafiki lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Travel Time: 2 hours
  • Activity: Game drive in Ishasha.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trek & Transfer to Kisoro Town

This morning at 6:30am you will drive to Kalinzu central forest for chimpanzee trekking, Kalinzu forest is a natural forest located in Busheyi District western Uganda. Pitched on top of an escarpment on the eastern edge of the Great Albertine Rift Valley and the forest reserve is 147 Square Kilometer adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Maramagambo Forest. The forest hosts species of primates including the blue Monkeys and chimpanzees and its famous for variety of species of trees and shrubs including the ficus, Prunus African, the Strobia and parinari. You will trek chimps for 3 to 4 hours after chimp trek you will go to Kisoro town where you will have the two nights.

  • Mid range accommodation: Marafiki lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
  • Travel Time: 2 hours
  • Activity: Game drive in Ishasha.

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

Today is the big day for gorilla trekking, meet Uganda’s gentle giant! For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. The gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts mountain gorillas and Duikers. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas. have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience.

This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

  • Mid range accommodation: Travelers Rest Hotel
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
  • Trekking Time: 3-7 hours
  • Activity: Gorilla tracking

Day 7: End of your tour – Airport transfer

After an early breakfast, your driver/ guide will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping. Accommodation, for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.

  • Mid range accommodation: Not included.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
  • Travel time: 7 hours.
  • Activity: Road Trip to Entebbe