The highlight of the safari is a hike in the Bwindi forests in search of the rare mountain gorilla. An hour spent with one of the habituated gorilla families will provide a lifetime of memories. You will watch the infants and juveniles tumble and play alongside their mothers and as your eyes spot the shining back of the mighty Silverback the hairs on your arms tingle as the excitement mounts and you realise the opportunity which you have been given to share this experience with your fellow trekkers and this incredible apes.
Day 1 Arrival to Uganda
Warm welcome at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your hotel at Kampala. Overnight is in Kampala
Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls
Early departure from Kampala to Murchison Falls. With lunch en route we will arrive in the national park in the afternoon and visit the magnificent waterfalls, where the river Nile is being forced into a seven meter crevice. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 3: Game drive, boat ride, game drive
After an early breakfast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. In the afternoon the safari will be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile for game viewing at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 4: Drive to Kibale forest
We depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal. This long journey will be rewarded with stunning views as you pass small villages and local markets. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 5: Chimpanzee forest walk and Swamp walk
Go in search of the wild chimpanzee families, the red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and many other primates in Kibale Forest. After a traditional lunch in Bigodi Village, we will visit the swamp, known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth
In the morning you can enjoy the majestic Rwenzori Mountains in its full glory, where you will have a guided nature walk at the foothills and have a glimpse of the village life. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with a small game drive on our way to our accommodation in the middle of the park. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 7: Game drive, boat ride, game drive
The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We also look out for lions, elephants and other wild animals in their natural habitat. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy some more of the African wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 8: Drive to Bwindi forest
Enjoy a hike in Maramagambo Forest, famous for the Blue Lake and Bat Caves. Or go in search of the chimpanzees in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rainforest (optional, not included). In the afternoon departure to Bwindi, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 9: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI
The highlight of your primate safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! 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! Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 10: Drive to the airport from Bwindi forest arrival is 6pm
$3,160 (2 people) budget
$3,890 (2 people) mid-rgne
$4,600 (2 people) luxury
$2,890 (4-6 people) budget
$3,650 (4-6 people) mid-range
$4,200 (4-6 people) luxury
Departure: every Wednesday and Friday
Group: min. 2 people
2. 1 Gorilla permit Per person
3. Vehicle 4x4 with comprehensive insurance
4. English speaking Guide
5. Park Entry fees
6. Boat ride Murchison falls & Queen Elizabeth parks
7. Chimpanzee tracking Kibale forest
8. Game Drive Murchison falls & Queen Elizabeth parks
10. Ziwa Rhinos sancturary
11. Steady Safaris Charge 20%
2. Flights International and/or Domestic
3. Personal Travel insurance
4. Extra Meals not Included on Itinerary
5. Extra activities not Included on Itinerary
6. Items of Personal Nature
7. Driver Gratuity or Tips
9. Items NOT listed or agreed upon