10 Days Ultimate Primate Safari

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On your Uganda primate safari, visit the chimps in their native habitat, Kibale National Park. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife safari and a chance to see the Big Four. Trek into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, or take a drive through Ishasha, home of tree climbing lions. Finish your excursion in Lake Mburo National Park.

Safari Highlights:

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Crater Lakes
  • Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
  • Gorilla tracking


Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

When you arrive at the airport today, a representative from Kagera Safaris will be there to greet you and transport you to your hotel in Entebbe for the night. Dinner will be served based on your arrival time.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale national park

After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the primate capital of the world, Kibale Forest. The journey takes you through Uganda’s countryside, via agricultural regions, homesteads, roadside fruit and vegetable stores, and woods. Aside from these wonderful vistas, the only stops will be for restrooms and stretching whenever necessary.

You will have lunch at the lovely Fort Portal town, which has wonderful views of the Rwenzori mountains in the background and lush green grass. From here, you’ll head to your lodge in preparation for chimp trekking the next day.

You can also take a scheduled aircraft from Entebbe International Airport to Kasese Airstrip, where you will be taken to your resort.

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park

Today is Chimpanzee monitoring day at Kibale National Park, the world’s primate capital. After breakfast, your naturalist guide will transport you to the briefing location before to the monkey hike. The trained ranger guide will give you a briefing on what to anticipate and how to behave in the forest.

Following the briefing, you will embark on an amazing and fulfilling journey through the tropical jungle in search of man’s closest cousins, the Chimpanzees. You have one hour in their presence after finding them.

After lunch, go for a Swamp walk in the Bigodi village; the funds will go toward community development. In addition to the swamp, you will visit other homes for coffee tasting, banana brewing, basketry, and traditional medicine.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This Uganda primate safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park, travelling through the Crater Lakes region and enjoying views of the Rwenzori mountain ranges (depending on road conditions). You have the option of eating a late breakfast and then getting ready to go.

You can opt to spend a ‘free’ afternoon at your lodge relaxing and resting. Alternatively, you might enjoy a game drive around the park before arriving at your lodge, or you can go for an afternoon village walk near your lodge.

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth national park

Africa is home to an enormous, unrivaled number of wild species. The biodiversity of Queen Elizabeth National Park is the greatest of any protected region in Africa. The ideal time to see wildlife is early in the morning, when predators are seeking for prey and before they go back into hiding. You will be driving a vehicle with a retractable roof to maximize your viewing options. Enjoy uncommon and rare creatures like as elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs, among others.

In the afternoon, take a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel towards Lake Edward, where you will see many wild creatures that visit to its waters and those that dwell there, as well as countless bird species.

Day 6: Transfer to Ishasha sector for tree climbing Lions

The southern portion of Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its tree-climbing lions. Because of the thick savanna grass, these predators like to climb fig trees after their meals to relax, feel the breezes, and conveniently observe their prey. After a late breakfast, you will go for the Ishasha sector to see the lions, several bird species, and other animals.

Day 7: Safari to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas.

If you missed seeing the lions the day before, you may go on another game drive across the park in pursuit of these remarkable beasts – the Ishasha tree climbing lions.

Day 8:  Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Spending the day with the enormous gentle mountain gorillas in the thick forest is the ultimate safari experience in the ‘jungles of Africa.’ Hiking through Bwindi dense forest in search of gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime event. After a briefing from the ranger guides, you will be separated into groups to track different gorilla families.

Then, with the assistance of a ranger guide, you will travel into the jungle in search of gorillas. Once you’ve located the gorillas with your ranger guide, you’ll spend an hour watching them before beginning your trek out of the forest.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

After the thrilling experience of meeting face to face with gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, your driving guide will pick you up after breakfast to begin the journey to the serene and picturesque Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the twisting roads of the Kigezi area, with photo stops along the way.

When you get at the park, you have the option of taking a boat ride on Lake Mburo or going on a nature walk/walking safari with a ranger guide. Following this event, you will retreat to your lodge for some much-needed slumber.

Day 10:  End of your Ugandan Primates Safari

After breakfast, your driving guide will take you up for a brief game drive before leaving the park. Today you return to Kampala by car. You will leave the park and stop at the Equator monument for lunch, souvenirs, and picture opportunities in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

This concludes your Uganda primate safari; thank you for visiting Uganda with us. We hope you had a fantastic experience and will recommend the Pearl of Africa to others.