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5 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

5 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari (chimps, Gorillas and wildlife)

The 5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari is a tremendous way of exploring Uganda’s most popular wildlife species within a short time. There is no better way to encounter the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and other mammals (especially lions, leopards, antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes and elephants among others) than undertaking the exciting 5 days Uganda Primates Safari.

This epic short tour takes you to Uganda’s two most popular safari destinations-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda for the mountain gorillas and cultural tour as well as the Queen Elizabeth National Park in western Uganda for chimpanzee trekking, a Launch cruise and game viewing.

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Exciting things about the 5 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

  • Visit to Mpambire drum making site.
  • Gorilla trekking.
  • Equator experience.
  • Game viewing.
  • Launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
  • Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Transport by a spacious and air conditioned 4WD Vehicle.
  • Thrilling cultural tour.
5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari

Itinerary highlights of the 5 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking and cultural tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon Launch cruise.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and return to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary of the 5 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

First day of your 5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari: Wake up early enough (at least by 5:00am) for breakfast and be picked by our safari guide from your place of residence by 6:30am. Be briefed on your exhilarating 5 days Uganda Primates Safari and leave the City for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a journey lasting 8-9 hours and involving a number of stopovers.

Your first stop is at the Uganda Equator along the Kampala-Masaka highlight where you will spend at least 30 minutes taking photos and exploring how the Earth is divided into Northern and Southern Hemispheres, and surprisingly get a chance to stand on both Hemispheres. Proceed with the interesting and informative journey while enjoying the beauty that makes Uganda “the Pearl of Africa”, with another stop at Igongo Cultural Center before the Mbarara (the Town of Milk and Honey) for lunch. Continue until the Northern sector of Bwindi where you will be based.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge or Silverback Gorilla Lodge.
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Bwindi View Bandas.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner.

Travel time: 8-9 hours.

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking and cultural tour

Have a hefty breakfast at the Lodge and with your trekking gear head to the Park Headquarters for briefing on dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla trekking. At 8:00am be transferred to the trailhead and start the trek in company of other 7 trekkers, porters, armed ranger and a guide, and this will take about 1-3 hours to find the allocated gorilla family. On finding the family, your clock will start ticking, cameras rolling and information on the mountain gorillas flowing and after 60 minutes, your time with the mountain gorillas will be done. Find a convenient place to enjoy your packed lunch and return to the Park Headquarters for your trekking certificate and later to the Lodge.

In the afternoon engage in a community walk to explore the interesting rural life and unique culture of the people which will be climaxed by an exciting cultural dance. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Camp.
  • Midrange: Engagi Lodge or Silverback Gorilla Lodge.
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Bwindi View Bandas.

Meal Plan: Full board.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge, check-out and start your journey northwards towards the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Uganda Kobs, buffaloes and elephants will welcome you to the savannah National Park and while driving through the Ishasha sector, you will get a chance to see the tree climbing lions (if lucky). Head to the northern section of the Park that is known for the abundant wildlife and bird species. Arrive on-time for lunch and later relax, have dinner and rest for the night.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Jacana Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge or Bush Lodge.
  • Budget: Kazinga Channel View Resort or Simba Safari Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon Launch cruise

Grab a cup of hot tea or coffee and prepare to explore the wild beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park. At 6:30am start the game drive by driving through the Northern section of the Park especially across the Kasenyi game track where herds of elephants, bushbucks, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, Defassa waterbucks and small prides of lions as well as leopards will be spotted. After 3-4 fruitful and nature rewarding game drive, return to the Lodge for a proper breakfast and rest till lunch.

Have lunch and proceed to this Park’s most exciting tourist activity-the launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel where Nile crocodiles and Hippos will be spotted at a stone throw from the boat. Other animals that will be encountered during this boat cruise are the elephants, buffaloes and Uganda kobs at the banks of the Kazinga Channel, and not forgetting the beautiful birds that will be seen at the banks, nearby wetlands, in the water or freely flying up the sky. Cruising while on the upper deck of the boat will offer the best views. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at:

  • Luxury: Jacana Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.
  • Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge or Bush Lodge.
  • Budget: Kazinga Channel View Resort or Simba Safari Camp.

Meal Plan: Full board.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and return to Kampala

After breakfast, get your trekking gear ready for a walk across the Kyambura gorge for a wonderful time with one of the habituated chimpanzee communities. It takes a shorter time to find them here than other larger places like Kibale Forest and Budongo Forest among others. Spend one hour and return to the Lodge for check-out. Leave Queen Elizabeth National Park for Kampala with a lunch break in one of the Towns and another stop at Mpambire Drum makers to see how traditional drums are made from specific tree species.

This is the 5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari

Inclusions of the the 5 Days Wildlife and primates Tour:

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit.
  • Game viewing.
  • Launch cruise.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Relevant Government taxes.
  • Bottled water.
  • Driver allowances.
  • A customized 4wd Vehicle plus fuel fees.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation-2 nights in Bwindi and other 2 nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Meals according to the meal plan.
5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari

5 days Uganda Primates and wildlife Safari Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses such as tips (for porters, guides or waitresses/waiters), laundry fees, cigarettes, telephone bills, shopping and souvenirs.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance covers.
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