9-day uganda primates - lions & so much more

9 Days | Kampala, Uganda
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9 DAYS / 8 Nights Uganda Primates – Lions and so much more (mid-range)

Primates and wildlife in Uganda combined with Ngamba Island sanctuary which is the great work of Jane Goodall institute for the protection and conservation of chimpanzees. The tour continues westwards towards Kibale Forest national park where the powerful encounter with the chimps in their nature habitat may leave you asking for more. The journey continues to Queen Elizabeth national park and through Ishasha region famed for the tree climbing lions before you encounter the mountain gorillas.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Entebbe for overnight

Upon you arrival through Entebbe International airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your overnight hotel in Entebbe in BB.
Accommodation option: Cape Diem Guest House (subject to room availability at time of booking). 

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Nganba Island for chimpanzee tour

This morning after breakfast, take the 45 minute boat trip to Ngamba Island, the home to the orphaned chimpanzees living in the protected sanctuary. On arrival, the duty caretakers will take you around the chimp home and brief you about the history of the sanctuary and how and why the chimps were transferred to this island. You will be in time for the feeding session as this gives a chance for visitors to interact with the chimpanzees. Standing on the visitor platform, you’ll also notice their unique behavior and then take pictures of them. Return to your Entebbe accommodation.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Entebbe and transfer to kibale forest national park

After breakfast, drive south west of Uganda to the town of Fort Portal and then proceed to Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch en-route. Arrive at Kibale forest in the evening and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Accommodation Options: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Drive time: 6 - 7 hours.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trek in Kibale Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, you’ll have briefing session by the park officials and later set off to the rainforest on the chimpanzee tracking adventures. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening, we organize the Bigodi swamp walk. Bigodi Swamp is popular with many swamp endemic birds like pelicans, herons, collared apallis, bee-eater, Narina trogon, black capped apallis, yellow spotted nicator, blue headed sunbird, woodland warbler and more. The swamp is also a major livelihood for the local community through tourism and crafts.
Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as night before.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, one of the largest parks and home to several species of mammals. Lunch and arrive in time for an evening game drive in the savannah with sights of Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, hyenas, stripped jackals, Hippopotamus, Kobs, Warthog and a variety of primates like Chimpanzee, olive baboon, red-tailed and vervet monkeys in the forests. Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice
Accommodation options: Enganzi Lodge /Ihamba Safari Lodge (subject to room availability at time of booking)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive time: 4 - 5 hours.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise in the park

After breakfast, drive towards Kasenyi and visit the crater lakes, Edwards and George which has been popularly marked as the mating ground for several antelopes, particularly for the Uganda kob. You maybe be lucky to also sight more wildlife that may include lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other animals. Head back to your lodge for lunch and then proceed on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the rays of the setting sun on the launch cruise as you return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight as night before. 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to bwindi forest via the ishasha sector

Take an early breakfast and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest park through Ishasha sector the area famed for the tree climbing lions. Have a short game drive, lunch and then proceed to Bwindi via the lush green countryside. Reach Bwindi by the evening and check into your lodge for overnight and dinner.
Accommodation options: Silverback lodge/ Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Chameleon Hill lodge (subject to room availability and gorilla permit allocation at time of booking)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Drive time: 5 - 6 hours.

Day 8: Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Forest

After an early breakfast, head to the ranger station for briefing and by mid-morning, start your gorilla trekking expedition in the lush forest vegetation of Bwindi national park. It is quite strenuous and requires fitness through the long hours of anticipated gorilla tracking, sometimes taking 2-7 hours of trekking. Other sights on the trails may include monkeys, birds and several butterflies. Spend utmost one hour with the gorillas and then retire to your lodge happy to have made the trip. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as night before.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 Day 9: Transfer from Bwindi Forest back to Entebbe

This morning after your breakfast, start the long journey back to Kampala with stops at the equator point and lunch. Reach Kampala in the early evening and transfer to the airport for your flights. This day is reserved for late evening or night flights.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

 End of Safari

Useful informations


Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
Strict: Partial refund if cancellation is within 1 week of booking

Good to know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

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Upcoming Availibilities

22 Jun 2024 - 07:00  |  01 Jul 2024 - 07:00
$2,830.00 per person · 20 spots left
29 Jun 2024 - 07:00  |  08 Jul 2024 - 07:00
$2,830.00 per person · 20 spots left

Organized By
Wild Jungle Trails

Wild Jungle Trails

Wild Jungle Trails Ltd Specializes in gorilla tracking and wildlife safaris ranging from domestic to International comfort tours ending in Rwanda, long and short excursions tailored to suite the needs of our clients, Wild Jungle Trails  Ltd ensure to give you the Ultimate safari experience that is a lifetime memory.
To this end we employ experienced guides whose knowledge and expertise will help you to become intimately acquainted with the splendor and mystery that are the hallmarks of Uganda. 

Each Safari is led by a driver / guide who is fluent in English with an in-depth knowledge of all aspects in animal spotting, identification and behavior.
Our experience enables us to offer the most diverse selection of Safaris available including Gorilla Tracking Safaris, Wildlife Adventures, Birding safaris, mountain treks and our specialty lies in designing your dream holiday with unique itineraries to meet your every need. 

Wild Jungle Trails Ltd Staff 
All our Safari Guides are field trained, experienced and keen to meet your every wish. Distinctive in their smart uniforms, they will always greet you with a smile.
All our driver guides are specialists in their own way. Some specialize in ornithology, others in ecology and animal behavior, but all have an excellent general knowledge of the National Parks and the animal kingdom. They are always successful in their aim of getting you safely and happily to the summit under their professional licenses. 

Wild Jungle Trails Ltd Vehicles
Our fleet of 4-wd safari equipped vehicles includes Toyota Land Cruisers and Safaris Vans. Each safari vehicle is specially equipped.

$2,830.00 / pp
Up to 20 peoples
Durée : 9 Days