8 days great apes Uganda safari

8 days great apes Uganda tour chimpanzee tracking, wildlife and gorilla trekking

And, as with all our midrange trips, you will stay in an excellent array of comfortable lodges!

8 days great apes Uganda tour

Day 1, Arrival Entebbe International Airport 

Upon the arrival of our dear clients for the 8 days great apes Uganda safari, a driver/guide will be at Entebbe Airport waiting to receive your team. He is obligated to greet, assist you and drive you to the hotel that was chosen for your overnight stay in Kampala. The meal plan booked for your team at the hotel is on bed and breakfast only.
Journey Time 1 hour
Accommodation Sheraton Hotel
Meal Plan BB

Day 2: Fort Portal/ Kibale Forest

Good morning Uganda as the day starts with breakfast followed by the road trip which takes our travelers to Fort Portal in the west of Uganda for the start 8 days great apes Uganda trip.
You will note changes specifically while passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda.
Arrive at the primate lodge or Kibale forest cottages in the early evening, relax, and listen to the sounds of the forest.
Journey Time 7 hours
Accommodation Primate lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees.
Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees in the wild, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
An experienced forest ranger will take you chimpanzee tracking in the morning or afternoon.
You will also see other monkey species that live in this tropical forest.
Once located, you will spend a full hour with the chimpanzees.
Kibale Forest is home to at least 12 primate species including the Red-tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey, and the Blue Monkey.
The birdlife in the forest is also prolific and includes the beautiful Great Blue Turaco.
Your 2hour afternoon swamp walk will take you through small communities and maybe encounter local people. It is always possible to spot three to four different primate species during this walk.
Accommodation Primate lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: 8 days great apes Uganda safari moves to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

In the morning you will continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second-largest park with Lake Edward and Lake George connected by the Kazinga channel. The animals include Uganda Kob, African elephant, leopard, lion, African buffalo, warthog, and waterbuck.
In the late afternoon, you will go for a game drive into the park.
Your lodge overlooks the spectacular Kazinga Channel known to host the largest population of hippopotamuses in the world.
Journey Time 3½ hours
Accommodation Mweya safari lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, dinner

Day 5: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari

Today you wake up early a little before sunrise, coffee or tea and donuts will be served in the lounge.
We will search for the wildlife in the park-like African elephant, African buffalo, lions, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda Kob, and many warthogs.
In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel
Here, you will see a lot of hippos as well as a variety of other animals who come to the waterhole to drink. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a range of beautiful birds.
Journey Time Only the game drive
Accommodation Katara lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Forest

Today you drive to Bwindi forest national park the drive brings you to Mahogany springs lodge.
This lodge gives a sweeping view of the forest canopy where you will be walking for your gorilla tracking. While it may be true that we will get to Mahogany springs in the evening, we prefer getting there much earlier guests can enjoy lodge.
Journey Time 8 - 9 hours
Accommodation Mahogany Springs
Meal Plan Breakfast, dinner

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

Travellers will come face to face with the rare mountain gorilla in the wild as a result they will create fond memories.
Above all for most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as a matter of fact boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Similarly also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies, and 360 birds.
Trekking to the gorillas in particular, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.
7:15 am we travel from the lodge to the briefing point.
You attend the briefing which will bring you to speed with your safety and the mountain gorillas.
Within 2 hours to 7 hours, you will encounter the mountain gorillas and spend 1 hour observing them.
Accommodation Mahogany Springs
Meal Plan Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner

Day 8: Back to Kampala/Entebbe

Consquently as we draw close to the end, have an early breakfast at the lodge, then drive back to Entebbe with this in mind a stop at the equator.
Journey Time 10 - 11 hours
Accommodation Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast

What is included in the 8 days great apes Uganda safari?

Transport in a 4wd with a pop-up roof for an excellent safari view.
Fuel for the tour.
English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
Accommodation as listed in the program.
Meals according to the program.
Park entrance fees according to the program.
All activities described in the itinerary.
chimpanzee permit per person.
1 gorilla permit per person.

What is excluded in the 8 days great apes Uganda safari:

International airfares and entry Visa Uganda
Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.).
The bookings with the hotels mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.
  • Budget
  • $3,867
    per person (2 people)
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