7 Days Uganda primates & wildlife safari

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7 Days Uganda primates & wildlife safari takes you through Kampala city the Capital of Uganda and, Uganda’s biggest wildlife national park known as the Murchison Falls national park for adventurous game drives and boat cruise, Lake Mburo national park for nature walks with spots to many bird species, animals and Uganda equator to experience the tropical balance.

7 Days Uganda primates & wildlife safari

Day 1. Arrival at the Airport and Kampala City Tour

You are advised to land a day before or to have an early morning landing and your day shall kick off with Kampala city tour where you will have to visit the, King’s palace of Buganda for Historical and cultural interactions, Gaddaffi Mosque to have a clear view of Kampala. Also you will visit the Rubaga Cathedral and enjoy a drive through kampala city.

You will have your Lunch at Cafe Javas- Kamokya
Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena kigo
Location: At the Shores of Lake Victoria-near Kampala City
Meal Plan: All meals and Mineral drinking water (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 2. Drive to Kibale National park

Drive early from Kampala city through the scenic tea plantation to Fort Portal (Western part of Uganda) where you will stop for lunch. Kibale is particularly alluring to nature lovers known for its excellent chimp tracking and birding, worth also noting having the highest concentration of primates in East Africa of about 13 primates. Such include chimps, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest and blue monkeys. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park
Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Camp
Meal plan: All meals and drinking water (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3. Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk

Today you will have the opportunity to track chimpanzee that leaves Kanyanchu at 8:00 am.
The forest walk will expect to take 2 to 3 hrs where you will follow chimpanzees, meet up with them as they go about with their daily activities and watch them for an hour. After lunch, you will do a swamp walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which is probably better for general monkey viewing and one of the finest birding trails in the country. Overnight at your previous lodge

Please Note Optional Activity: Chimpanzee Habituation
For an extra US$70 per person, you can do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimp tracking. This will take the whole day and you will be 100% sure to come face to face with chimps. Book in Time because only 6 persons are allowed to go per day. Your swamp walk can be postponed to the next morning.

Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Camp
Meal Plan: All meals and drinking water (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day4. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National

Today you drive in about 6 hours to Bwindi impenetrable National park with a stopover for Lunch as proceed to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. On your way to Bwindi on a lucky day, you may spot the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector which are the dominant residents here. You will have a stopover for lunch and thereafter proceed to Bwindi, relax as you wait for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal Plan: All meals and also mineral drinking water
Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 5. Gorilla tracking and Batwa Cultural Visit

Get up early and report to the Park headquarters for a brief talk with the guide; from here you will hit the montane forest for an encounter with the mountain gorillas. Watch out for their voices and listen to them grumble and the young as they swing from tree to tree, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

After tracking, you will come back at your lodge and relax as you and in the evening you visit the Batwa people and come to know their social and economical lives and then come back top lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal Plan: All meals and mineral drinking water

Day6.Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Today morning breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National park –Igongo country Hotel with an optional nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park
Here you will have a chance to view animal species like Zebras, Topis, Elands and others.

Accommodation: Igongo Country Hotel
Location: Mbarara
Meal Plan: All meals and also mineral drinking water.
You will come back later in the evening at your lodge for relaxation, swim, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7. Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover at equator to buy souvenirs, take photos and experience the tropical balance. You may opt to have your lunch at the equator and then proceed with journey reaching Entebbe in the evening so we advise you to have an evening flight back home.

INCLUDED;
Park fees (For non-residents),  All activities (Unless labeled as optional), Accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).

A professional driver/guide, All transportation (Unless labeled as optional),  Taxes/VAT and also Round-trip airport transfer.

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section), Drinking water (On all days)

EXCLUDED
International flights (From/to home), Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day), Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).
Government imposed increase of taxes and also park fees.

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