10 Day Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda

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Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda

Overview

This amazing 10 Day Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda combines the wide African savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park with the dense tropical rainforests of Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. Excellent African wildlife viewing and unforgettable encounters with the higher primates of Uganda!.

Highlights

  • Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
  • Night game drive in Lake Mburo NP
  • Accommodation in intimate, luxury safari lodges
  • Free gift package upon arrival


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Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water in the car
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • Chimpanzee & Gorilla permit per person
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations

Not included

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50)
  • Optional activities in Jinja
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

ITINERARY


Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed by a Forever Africa Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel and a quick briefing about the Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda.

Overnight at The Boma / 2Friends Guest House/ Lake Victoria Hotel (B&B).

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park (4-5 Hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast we will depart Entebbe and head west to Fort Portal, with lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park.

Dinner and overnight at the superior safari tents of Primate Lodge Kibale. (B-L-D)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp

Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates.

Dinner and overnight at the superior safari tents of Primate Lodge Kibale. (B-L-D)

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 Hrs)

After a delicious breakfast the Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda guide will calmly transfer you and your party to Queen Elizabeth National Park while passing the region of the Crater Lakes. Have lunch and relax at the pool before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants.

Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Game Lodge. (B-L-D)

Day 5: Game Drive and Kazinga Channel

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a luxury boat cruise (drinks and canapés included!) along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.

Dinner and overnight at Kyambura Game Lodge. (B-L-D)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park (4-5 Hrs)

After breakfast we head towards the south to continue our Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda trip, passing the southern sector of the national park (if road conditions allow). This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas.

But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla tracking can go for a guided forest walk or explore the surroundings with the Buhoma Village Walk.

Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Day 8: Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park (4-5 Hrs)

After breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. As we enter the park it is likely that you will spot some wildlife. After checking in you will go on a boat ride on the lake to view the rich bird life and many hippos that are cooling off.

Have an early Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda dinner before going on a night game drive in an open Landrover with spot light. This special game drive of 2-3 hours provides good chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals.

Overnight at Mihingo Lodge. (B-L-D)

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala (5 Hrs)

Early start of the day as we will go for a safari walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out we depart the protected area and drive back to Kampala. Arrival in the afternoon and leisure time to visit some shops or relax at the pool.

Overnight at Le Petit Village. (B-L)

Day 10: Departure

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on your flight schedule you can join our guide on a city tour and visit some interesting and historical sites. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight. (B)

End of the 10 Day Luxury Primates Safari in Uganda

Terms and Conditions

* The rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Forever Africa Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

* Should any of the included accommodations not be available, Forever Africa Safari reserves the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included.


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