12 days Uganda primate & wildlife tour

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Trip highlights for the 12 days Uganda primate & wildlife tour:

This 12 days Uganda primate & wildlife tour itinerary will take place in Uganda; arriving and departing via Entebbe International Airport. You will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the Great Apes and enjoy the highlight of the safari trekking the Mountain Gorillas. Proceed to 2nd most visited Park in Uganda; Queen Elizabeth National Park in the Ishasha sector famously known for the Tree climbing Lions where you will enjoy game drives. You will then proceed to the Mweya peninsular where you will enjoy a game drive too and a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel and also trek the Chimpanzees in the Kyambura Gorge. You will lastly visit Kibale Forest National Park where you will trek the Chimpanzees and enjoy a nature walk in the bigodi swamp.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After arriving Entebbe International Airport, you will clear with immigration, proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation) or The Boma Guest House (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  ENTEBBE – DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

You will enjoy a very early breakfast on this day and start your full day’s drive to the South Western part of Uganda having a stopover at the Equator; the imaginary line that divides the earth into two halves. En-route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the great apes the Mountain Gorillas you will have picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Kigezi hills with countless terrace farms. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 3:  GORILLA TREKKING

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter go to the start points and enjoy the highlight of the safari. Trekking the Gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience which takes between 2–6 hours. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH – ISHASHA SECTOR

Early breakfast and start drive to Ishasha sector famously known for Tree climbing Lions. Enjoy an evening game drive. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (High-end Accommodation) or Enjojo Lodge (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 5: FULL DAY ISHASHA 

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Ishasha sector. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (High-end Accommodation) or Enjojo Lodge (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 6:  ISHASHA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After relaxed breakfast at the lodge, you will be assisted with checking out and after settling the bill for extras if any start your drive to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The second most visited Park and the most popular savannah reserve in Uganda. This Park has the highest variety of habitats and wildlife too. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Enganzi Lodge (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 7:  GAME DRIVE AND BOAT RIDE ALONG THE KAZINGA CHANNEL

After an early breakfast, you will proceed for a game drive; through the Kasenyi and North Kazinga plains where you will see herds of Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes, etc…

In the afternoon after lunch at the lodge, you will have a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel en-route you will see groups of Hippos and Buffalos a few metres away. You will see some animals coming to drink water at the banks and a various bird species.

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Enganzi Lodge (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 8: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KYAMBURA GORGE

On this day, you will have an early breakfast, and proceed to Park headquarters and after the formalities, you will go into Kyambura Gorge to trek the Chimpanzees. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Enganzi Lodge (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 9: DRIVE TO FORT PORTAL

After a relaxed breakfast at your lodge, you will depart the park and start your drive to Fort Portal Town / Kibale National Park. Fort Portal was founded as a garrison for British soldiers by Gerald Portal from whom the town derives its name. And is the only town with an English name in Uganda. Here you will see many tea plantations producing high quality tea for local and export market and views of the mighty misty Mountains of the Moon; the Rwenzori mountains.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Kibale Forest Camp (Medium Accommodation) 

Meal plan:            B,L,D

Day 10: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND BIGODI SWAMP WALK

On this day, you will have a morning Chimpanzee trekking experience in the company of an experienced ranger guide, you will search for Kibale Forest’s resident Chimpanzees and also have a chance to see other primates such as Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Red Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue monkeys. In the afternoon after lunch, you will enjoy a walk through the papyrus swamps of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (High-end Accommodation) or Kibale Forest Camp (Medium Accommodation) 

Meal plan:            B,L,D

Day 11: FORT PORTAL – ENTEBBE

Depart your lodge after breakfast for Entebbe passing via Kampala. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation) or The Boma Guest House (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,L,-

Day 12: DEPARTURE

Drive to Entebbe International Airport to catch your departure flight. This marks the end of your 12 days Uganda primate & wildlife tour or Uganda gorilla & chimpanzee tour in Uganda.

Meal plan:            B,L,-

Includes:

  • Uganda Gorilla permits $700 per person
  • 11 nights’ accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat rides
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature