The 5-day Uganda Primates and Wildlife special safari will not only allow you more time to relax and enjoy the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park plus numerous wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park but will also give you unmatched views of Western and Southwestern Uganda as you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. This particular Safari Tour highlights the exceptional Lion/Leopard Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the extraordinary Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park plus a special visit to the Kibale forest National Park home to Chimpanzees, forest elephants etc.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
This National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi). The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, giant forest hog, warthog, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 metres (3,806 to 8,553 ft.).
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest.
The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve. The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park. This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometres (110 mi) wildlife corridor. It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates
SAFARI TOUR SUMMARY
- Pick up/then transfer to Rushaga, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
- Early morning transfer to Briefing point; thereafter begin your gorilla trek.
- After the activity, you will return to the Lodge for your Dinner & Overnight.
- Have lunch, and thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Early morning Game drive.
- Return to the lodge for Lunch, and thereafter proceed to do a Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
- Transfer to the lodge for dinner & overnight.
- Early morning, you will be transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
- Briefing after lunch, later dinner & overnight.
- After breakfast, do a Top of the world walk.
- Return to the lodge for an early lunch.
- Embark on a journey to Kampala.
Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Rushaga, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, and lunch en-route.
On arrival, you will check into your accommodation; thereafter proceed to have your dinner and later overnight.
Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Driving Time: Upto 9hrs
Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the briefing area; here you will be briefed about your Gorilla trekking activity.
Later after the briefing you will begin the Gorilla trekking activity; the might last you upto 6hrs.
After the trekking, you will be return to the lodge for lunch and will later be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park, on arrival; you will have dinner and thereafter your overnight stay.
Accommodation: Elephant Plains Lodge
Driving Time: Upto 5hrs
Activities: Gorilla Trekking
Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Katunguru gate by your Local Ugandan guide; here you will begin your Lion Tracking Experience.
You will then be transferred to one of the salt lakes to enjoy the spectacular views while feasting on Uganda`s delicacy the ROLEX.
Depending on how long it takes and what you see, you will then head to Elephant Plains for your Lunch.
After Lunch you will be transferred to the shores of the famous Kazinga Channel; here you will do Boat Cruise on the Channel. Expect numerous wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos,
After the Boat cruise, you will embark on a journey to your accommodation for your dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Elephant Plains Lodge.
Driving Time: Upto 6hrs
Activities: Lion/Leopard tracking, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.
Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest National Park; on arrival, you will have lunch.
After lunch, you will head straight to the briefing area; here you will begin your chimpanzee trekking activity.
Later return to your accommodation for your dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse.
Driving Time: Upto 5hrs
Activities: Chimpanzee trekking.
Early morning after breakfast, you will do a Top of World tour; this is a 3 to 4 and half hours (rough estimate11kms) activity which involves walking through Tea plantations, crater lakes exploration, gardens, bushes around the community and interacting with local children and adults living nearby the crater lakes.
At the top of the world hill, the 3 crater lakes are viewed clearly in a straight line which is so interesting and amazing. Again, with this walk you meet local people as it is a path through the community; you take to the top of the world hill.
Depending on what you see and how long the trek takes, you will return to the lodge for your lunch.
After lunch you will embark on a journey back to Kampala; arrive early evening.
Accommodation: Dillard Serviced apartments
Driving Time: Upto 5hrs
Activities: Top of the world Tour.
Safri Tour Cost
Cost Per Person
- Mid-Range-Full Board accommodation
- All park entry fees.
- All Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
- Ground transportation-4X4 fully safari customized Vehicle.
- Fuel for entire trip.
- Return Airport transfers.
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- International flights.
WHAT TO CARRY WHILE ON THIS SAFARI
- Long sleeved shirts & Long pants.
- Standard hiking boots.
- A raincoat.
- A camera.
- Long socks.
- Insect repellent.
- First aid kit: painkillers, anti diarrheal, hand sanitizer, malaria medication, anti-bacterial medicine.
- Universal adaptors.
- Sunhat or cap
- Lip Balm .
- Anti-malarial meds (check with your travel doctor before your trip.
- Bug spray
We will get back to you shortly to finalize your booking.