10 days primate wildlife safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park, kibale national park

10days primate wildlife Uganda safari. Safari Highlights:

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Crater Lakes
  • Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Photo session at the Equator

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

Today on arrival at the Airport, a representative of Jamie jungle Safaris will be eagerly waiting to receive you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala for overnight. You will have dinner depending on time of arrival.

Mealplan –Dinner
Accommodation

  • Up market – Serena Kampala hotel 
  • Mid-range – Cassia lodge 
  • Budget – Airport guest house 

Day 2: Transfer to the primate capital of the world – Kibale national park.

Today your driver guide will pick you from your hotel after breakfast to start journey to the primate capital of primates – Kibale forest. The drive is through Uganda’s countryside with past lots of agricultural lands, homesteads, road side fruit and vegetable markets and forests. A part from these fascinating sights the only stopovers will be for the washrooms and stretching whenever you need to.

You will have lunch in the beautiful Fort portal town with spectacular landscapes of the Rwenzori mountains in the back ground and ever green lawns. From here you will proceed to your lodge ready for chimpanzee trekking the next day.

Journey time – 5 hours

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Up market – Kyaninga lodge
  • Mid-range – Primate lodge
  • Budget – Rwenzori view guest house 

Day3: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park

 

Today is the Chimpanzee tracking day in the primate capital of the world – Kibale National Park. After your breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point before the chimp trek. The experienced ranger guide will take you through a briefing on what to expect and how to conduct yourself in the forest.

After the briefing, you will start the hike through the tropical forest for an unforgettable and rewarding experience in search of man’s closest relatives the Chimpanzees. You are allowed 1 hour in their presence after locating them.

After lunch, take a Swamp walk in Bigodi community – proceeds from this help in community development. In the addition to the swamp you will visit different homes for coffee experience, banana brewing experience, basketry and traditional medicine. Dinner overnight at kyaninga lodge(luxury), primate lodge (mid-range), Rwenzori view guest house (budget).

B, L & D

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Crater lakes region (depending on road condition) and enjoying views of the Rwenzori mountain ranges. You have an option of having a late breakfast and then preparing to leave after this.

You have an option of a free afternoon at your lodge where you choose to relax and rest. Alternatively you can choose to take a game drive through the park before proceeding to your lodge or you can take an afternoon village walk around your lodge.

Journey time – 2hours
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Up market –Mweya safari lodge/elephant plains lodges
  • Mid-range – Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget – Simba safari lodge

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth national park

Africa is home to a vast, unrivaled number of species living in the wild. Queen Elizabeth national park has the highest biodiversity of any protected area in Africa. The best times for game viewing is morning when the predators are looking out for prey and before they go back into hiding. You will be using a car that allows the roof to top up so the opportunities of watching the game are maximized. Enjoy the exotic and rare species which include Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Uganda Kobs etc.

In the afternoon enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel – towards Lake Edward where you will watch different wild animals that come to its waters and those that live therein and numerous species of birds. Dinner overnight at Mweya safari lodge (luxury),Ihamba safari lodge (mid-range), Simba safari lodge (budget). 

B, L & D

Day 6: Transfer to Ishasha sector for tree climbing Lions

 

Ishasha is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park famous for the tree-climbing lions. After their meals these predators like to climb fig trees to rest, experience the winds but also easily watch their prey as because of the high savanna grass. Today morning after a late breakfast, you will leave for Ishasha for the lions, the different bird species and other mammals.

Journey time – 2 hours
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation

  • Up market – Mweya safari lodge 
  • Mid-range – Ihamba safari lodge
  • Budget – Simba safari lodge

Day 7: Safari to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest

Today after a late breakfast, We leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you missed seeing the lions the previous day, you can choose to do another game drive through the park to try another opportunity of sighting the tree climbing lions of Ishasha.

Journey time – 2 hours
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation

  • Up market – Mahongy springs lodge
  • Mid-range – Silverback lodge
  • Budget – Buhoma community camp

Day 8:  Gorilla trekking in Uganda

 

The ultimate safari experience in the ‘jungles of Africa’, spending the day with the gigantic gentle mountain gorillas. The adventure hiking through Bwindi impenetrable forest in search of gorillas is a unique experience. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guides after which you are divided into group to track different gorilla families.

You will then hike the forest in search of the gorillas with leading from the ranger guide. Once you locate the gorillas with your ranger guide, observe them for an hour after which you will start the walk out of the forest come back to lodge dinner overnight at Mahongy springs lodge (luxury), Silverback lodge (mid-range), Buhoma community camp (Budget).

B, L & D

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

After the exhilarating experience in Bwindi Impenetrable forest coming face to face with the gorillas, your driver guide will pick you up after breakfast to start the journey to the calm and beautiful Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the winding roads from the Kigezi region with stopovers for pictures.

Once you arrive at the park, you can choose to take a boat trip on Lake Mburo or take a nature walk/ walking safari with a ranger guide. After this experience you will retire to your lodge the much needed rest.

Journey time – 4 hours
Meal plan – B, L & D

Accommodation

  • Up market – Mihingo Lodge
  • Mid-range – Lake mburo safari lodge 
  • Budget – Eagles Nest

Day 10:  End of your Ugandan Primates Safari

Your driver guide will pick you after breakfast for a short game drive before exiting the park. Today you drive back to Kampala. You will drive out of the park and stop over a the Equator monument for lunch, souvenirs and photo sessions in both the north and southern hemispheres.

This will mark the end to your Uganda primate safari, thank you for exploring Uganda with us. We hope you had an amazing time and will encourage others to visit the Pearl of Africa. You are also welcome back to explore other parts of Uganda that you missed out on this tour.

Meal plan – B & L

Gorilla trekking tips

  • Pace yourself and drink plenty of water.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated.
  • Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are essential.
  • Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  • Long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect stings.
  • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash
  • Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge.

NB: please note that to confirm your trip you need to make a payment of 30% and then 70% to fully book the safari or make 100% down payment to book safari.

 

Tour includes:

  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Park entrance fees
  • 2Boat rides
  • Ground transport with all fuel costs
  • A liter of Bottled water in the safari vehicle per person.
  • Full board accommodation for 9 nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
  • Chimp permits
  • 2nature walks 
  • Enroute meals 
  • Safari pop up roof van or land cruiser jeep

Tour excludes:

  • Extras at the accommodation  
  • Visa 
  • Passport
  • Flights 
  • Air tickets
  • Covid tests and Covid certificate 

 

Jamie Jungle Safaris 

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