10 day primates tour with gorilla trekking in Uganda

10 days Uganda primates tour with gorilla trekking in the rain-forests

This Uganda primates tour with gorillas lasts 10 days. Moreover, the Uganda primates tour with gorillas takes you to the scenic forest parks and the Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary. In particular, you see up to 14 primate species including the chimps and gorillas in Uganda!!

Highlights of the 10 days primates tour with gorillas

10 Days Uganda Primates tour with gorilla tracking Bwindi for adventurous Uganda safaris

  • Visit 2 forest national parks
  • See primates in the jungles
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking
  • Visit the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • The numerous crater lakes
  • Mountains of the moon
  • The Equator and be in two hemispheres at the same time
  • The local African communities and towns of Uganda
Watch the Gorillas play and fight in the forest while on the 10 days Uganda primates tour
  See the chimpanzees on the Primates tour in Uganda      Watch the Red-tailed monkeys playing in the trees on the Primates tour in Uganda
Day 1: Airport EBB – Arrival at Entebbe

Firstly, you are warmly received when you arrive. And accordingly transferred to the hotel for the overnight rest.

Overnight stay at: Cycads Guest House (BB) or The Boma (BB)

Day 2: From Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (350km, 6 hrs)

After your breakfast, you are duly picked up from the hotel. We then drive westwards through the green hills. A variety of local farms and tea plantations dominate the landscape all the way to Fort Portal city. Here, have a stop for a lunch buffet of local tasty food or a La Carte as you relax to the sights of the city and the Rwenzori mountains in the background. We then transfer to the lodge and relax to animals and sounds of the forest. Finally as night falls, we enter the forest to locate the ever illusive night primates like bush babies (optional). Kibale national park is a huge protected tropical rain forest with a significantly high number of primates in Africa. The park also harbors a reasonably big number of forest birds and colorful butterflies.

Overnight stay: Chimpanzee Guest House (FB) / Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi Swamp

After an early breakfast, you start with a briefing of the activity in general and what to expect in the park. Then, enter the forest for the chimp tracking. The trekking in the forest undergrowth is really at your own pace. It is even easier along the trails in the company of the experienced local guides. The guides especially explain the life in the forest including of chimps, tree species,the birds and other mammals that live.

You see primates such as the Olive Baboons, Mangabeys,  L’ hoerst Monkey, red-tailed Monkey,red and black-White Colobus. Subsequently, the highlight is meeting the chimpanzees. Uniquely, they associate in the trees or on the ground. Return to your accommodation for lunch and relax. In the afternoon, take another walk for more primates in the nearby Bigodi community swamp. Generally, the swamp shares a similar ecosystem with Kibale forest.

Overnight stay: Chimpanzee Guest House (FB) / Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Kibale forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park through crater lakes (130km, 4 hrs)

We wake up to a hearty breakfast and likewise, views of the forest. Hereafter, we drive southwards through the villages and crater lakes area. Briefly, we have a stop at the Equator for the African sun experience. And then enter Queen Elizabeth national park. Queen Elizabeth national Park has open Savannah, rain forests and craters. Eventually, we check in at the lodge and relax for lunch to sounds and sights of the wilderness. In the afternoon, we do a relaxing nature walk in the Maramagambo jungle for chimpanzees. This area is known for its wild chimpanzees, monkeys and bat caves that have huge snakes. Thereafter, have dinner and relax.

Overnight stay: The Enganzi Lodge (FB) or the Katara Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Enter the Kyambura Gorge in the Rift Valley

Enjoy early cup of coffee or tea, we then transfer to Kyambura. After the briefing, enter the forested gorge to track the chimpanzee and other primates that reside here. The encounter with chimps socializing on the ground or quietly feeding in the trees is an unforgettable experience. Return to the lodge and relax, Or even still, have a sunset game drive. Have dinner and a cozy night. 

Overnight stay: The Enganzi Lodge (FB) or the Katara Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi 155 km / 200 km 5 hours

Wake up leisurely to a sumptuous breakfast. We then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This is the only forest in the world where gorillas and chimpanzees live together. On our way we pass through hilly villages with beautiful landscapes and mountains of breath taking views. Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique montane forest, with many wildlife species and birds. As a matter of fact, this jungle is one of the 2 places in the world where you see the endangered Mountain Gorillas!!

Overnight stay: Gorilla Mist Camp (FB) or the Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 7: On the trails Gorilla tracking in Bwindi!!!

Early morning, we set off to the forest. The walk up and down the trails can be adventurous. But the eventual highlight is the encounter with a family of the Gorillas!! You will have an hour with them for an experience that will definitely last a lifetime. You may also see other animals of the park like the forest elephant and duikers as well as beautiful birds.

Overnight stay: Gorilla Mist Camp (FB) or the Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable forest to Entebbe about 8 hours

Early morning, we drive through the countryside by road. Finally, we reach  Entebbe. Along the journey, we stand in the middle of the planet at the Equator. It is possible to use a domestic flight to Entebbe (optional).

Overnight stay at: Cycads Guest House (FB) or The Boma (FB)

Day 9: Entebbe to Ngamba Island Sanctuary 23km 45 min

After a leisurely breakfast and relaxing, we get on the mid morning boat across Lake Victoria to the Ngamba Island. The forested sanctuary is known as the home to orphaned chimpanzees. These are normally confiscated from the illegal trade in endangered wildlife. In fact, some of the rescued chimps including babies are believed to be from as far as Congo. Soon, we tour the Island and clearly observe the afternoon feeding of the infant Chimps. As the sun sets, we also see the adult chimps as they return from the forest.

Overnight stay at: Ngamba Islanda Tented Camp (FB)

Day 10: Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to Entebbe 23km 45 min

To begin with, you wake up to the sounds of the chimpanzees and the waves of lake Victoria below. We then watch the whole chimpanzee family as they feed. Thereafter, the adult chimps set off to the forest while the young ones remain behind wailing. Hereafter, relax and have breakfast. At around mid morning, we catch the boat again and cross the lake back to the mainland. We finally, transfer to the airport for the departure flight. Here, we end the 10 days Uganda primates tour with gorillas.

We are glad to let you know that the 10 day Uganda primates tour with gorillas can be done at any time of the year.

 

TOTAL PRICE (Medium range accommodations- Full board)

2 persons: USD 2805 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

4 persons: USD 2490 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 2370 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

USD 390 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

USD 232 per person one way domestic flight Bwindi-Entebbe*

The above price includes:
  • Ground transfers
  • 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Sealed Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodations with mentioned meals
  • Entrance fees to the sites and Parks 
The following activities are included: Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking, nature walks
TOTAL PRICE  (High Budget accommodations- Full board)

2 persons: USD 3640 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

4 persons: USD 3310 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

6 persons: USD 3145 per person (double/twin sharing) based on a private tour

USD 495 single room supplement outside the double/twin room

USD 232 per person one way domestic flight Bwindi-Entebbe*

The above price does not include:
  • Activities not in the Itinerary
  • Flights and Insurances
  • Visa for Uganda
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips, personal expenses such as laundry and communications

The 10 days Uganda primates tour with gorillas can be done at anytime of the year.

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