6 days Uganda primate safari
6 days Uganda primate safaris will give you the utmost experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will have rewarding experiences participating in a number of memorable safaris like chimpanzee trekking in the kyambura gorge, gorilla trekking, morning and evening game drives which will give you the chance to see a number of attractions like primate species like the chimpanzees, gorillas, tree-climbing lions, buffalos, elephants, kobs, forest hogs, and cape buffalos and a number of bird species which will make the destination quite memorable. The safari will also lead you to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas, Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will participate in gorilla trekking
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 6 days Uganda primate safari
- Day 1: pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
- Day 2: morning game drive and evening boat cruise
- Day 3: chimpanzee trekking
- Day 4: transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 5: gorilla trekking
- Day 6: transfer back to Kampala
DAY 1: PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH
On day one of your 6 days Uganda safari, Depending on your location in Kampala, our guide will pick you at exactly 7 am and brief you on your Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari. The drive to the park from Kampala will take approximately 4-6 hours. Where you will pass through different towns like Lukaya where the aroma of roasted meat will hit you. The place for a long time has provided refreshments and high quality roasted kinds of meat to travellers. Through this town you will have a chance to try out the delicious meat. On reaching Kayabwe, you will have the equator experience where you will pose at the equator and experiments of the north and southern hemispheres will be carried out. Lunch will be served in Mbarara town at Igongo cultural centre which offers different cultural dishes like millet bread, Eshabwe, dishes made with locally handmade ghee which is quite an adventure to taste the authentic dishes. After lunch your way to fort portal town where you will be able to visit the amabere ganyinamwiru caves, after the trip at the caves, you will make your way to Queen Elizabeth national park where the tree climbing lions are found. On reaching the park, you will participate in an evening game drive where you will have a chance to see a number of animals catching their last bites for the day in the plains as they get ready to go to their resting place animals like zebras, elephants, elands, antelopes, crocodiles can be seen sun basking, leopards, lions, hyenas are easily seen during the evening games drives because they come out of hiding in order to hunt for their prey which is a thrilling adventure to see. After the game drive, you will head back to your hotel for dinner and over night.
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
DAY 2: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND EVENING BOAT CRUISE
On day two of your 7 days Uganda safari, after an early morning breakfast, you will go a morning game drive where you will have the opportunity to see a number of early risers grazing in the plains for instance the antelopes, buffaloes, elands, impalas among other animal species. You will then transfer to the ishasha sector for the ultimate lion tracking experience where the tree climbing lions will be seen which is quite a mesmerising trait that the lions in the park posses which is quite unique from the lions around the world . You will have an ultimate lion experience where you will be accompanied by the guide who will brief you on the activity what to be expected and so on.
The activity will enable you see the lions up close which might be hard to see during the game drives. With the help of a radio collar that fitted in a head lioness, researcher/ guide/ ranger is able to easily locate the given pride with the help of directional antenna. After locating the lions, you will spend watching them in their natural habitat and you can even take up close pictures which is quite interesting and rewarding. You will then head back to your hotel for lunch and relax as you await the evening boat cruise.
After your lunch, you will then head to the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which will offer a vast look at the landscape including a number of water birds like shoe bill stork, flamingos, king fishers great cormorant, little grebe, northern lapwing, red necked grebe, wandering albatross pied.
Animals like the hippopotamus elephants, waterbucks buffalos, crocodiles can also be seen sun basking among other animals. After the beautiful adventure, you will head back to your hotel for dinner, relaxation and get ready for the next day.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING
On day three of your 6 days Uganda primate Safari, after an early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will be transferred to the kyambura gorge also known as the valley of apes in the eastern part of the park. The forest has a number of primate species including the red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, white colobus monkeys, red Columbus monkeys At the steep slopes of the valley, a number of bird species can be seen like the greater and lesser flamingos, African skimmer, papyrus canary white tailed lark papyrus eagle owl lesser, shoebill.
On reaching the forest loud hoots of the chimpanzees will be heard from a distance, the guide will brief you on the activity and after wards you will continue deep in the forest where you will meet a number of chimpanzees and you will be able to observe them for a period of time. You will be able to see them jump from one tree branch to another, how they groom, eat and so many more. After the primate encounter, you will transfer back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Alternatively, you can carry out a community tour around the park where you can visit craft villages and support the locals that sale handmade crafts African sandals, baskets, African wear among other items which can act as souvenirs.
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
On day four of your 6 days Uganda primate safari, after an early morning breakfast at your hotel you will be picked by your guide who will transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On reaching the park, you will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park the home to half of the remaining mountain gorilla in Uganda. On reaching the park, you will participate in guided nature walks which will give you the opportunity to see rewarding attractions like a number of primate species, bird species among other attractions. The guided walks will give you the opportunity to explore the vast impenetrable forest which will open a new environment of wilderness and wildlife. After the memorable activity you will transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
The Meal plan: lunch and dinner
DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING
On day six of your 6 days Uganda safari, after an early morning breakfast and packed lunch, tourists will embark their journey to carry out gorilla trekking the activity. Depending on your permit, you will transfer to the sector where the gorilla family you’re going to trek is. The activity will involve you hiking through the rugged terrain and it can take a given amount of time approximately 2-6 hours but with the help of the guide, it will be easy to locate the gentle giants.
On locating and coming into contact with the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them and here you can take pictures of them, watch how they groom one another, how they live amongst one another which is quite interesting to watch. After the one hour with the gorillas is done you will then embark on your Batwa trail experience (optional) where you will meet an exciting group of people the Batwa who are forest people that survive on forest products.
These are mainly hunters who hunt small living creatures of the wild and collect fruit as a source of food. The encounter with the interesting group of people will offer memorable experiences. Alternatively, you can also participate in nature walks on the different trails in the park where you will come across different attractions like the numerous bird species, primate species and the peaks of the Virunga Mountains. After the activities, you will proceed to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast lunch and dinner
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
DAY 6: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
On day 6 0f your 6 days Uganda safari, after an early morning breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and embark on your journey to transfer back to Kampala. Through Mbarara town, lunch will be served and you will proceed on your journey back to Kampala. Our driver will drop you at a location of your choice in Kampala city or Entebbe international airport which will mark the end of 6 days Uganda Primare Safari.
End of 6 days Uganda Primare Safari
- Pickup and drop off in Kampala
- An English speaking guide
- Entrance permits
- Igongo cultural centre
- Meals and bottled water
- 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
- Game drives
- Boat cruise
- Nature walks
- amabere ganyinamwiru caves permit
- Kampala city tour
- lion tracking experience
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Uganda visa fees
- Activities that are not included on the itinerary