This 9 Day Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari takes you to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking.

Kibale is home to the Uganda Primates, the chimpanzees.

Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip, which stands 1,590m above sea level.

The lowest point is 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south.

The forest has the highest concentration of primate species in the world.

You will also visit Uganda’s largest National which is Murchison Falls National Park.

Thus will view a variety of wildlife and take a boat ride to the bottom of the falls.

This tour’s highlight is the gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest where you will encounter the Mountain Gorillas.

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in south-western Uganda.

It is next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

Gorilla tracking is an ultimate experience.

You will also visit Queen Elizabeth National Park which is the most visited park in Uganda known for its spectacular and scenic views.

The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination.

StarMount Safaris will make your safari memorable.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel & Murchison Falls
  • Game Drives
  • Gorilla Tracking

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & Evening Game Drive

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Ride

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

Day 9:  Departure by road or domestic flight to Entebbe International Airport

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

On arrival, you will meet the StarMount Safaris’ tour guide/driver at Entebbe International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you will spend a night as you wait to start your safari the next day.

Accommodation:   Accommodation: Serena Lake Victoria

https://www.serenahotels.com/serenalakevictoria/en/default.html - Luxury

KHotels –  https://khotels.ug/ Mid Range

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & Evening Game Drive

Your driver/guide will pick you up at 8.00 a.m. and you will then head to Uganda's largest National Park, Murchison Falls National Park. It is Uganda’s biggest and oldest National Park, with breathtaking scenic allure and landscapes.  You will check in the lodge and relax. Later in the evening, you will do an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge www.kabalegalodge.com/ (Mid Range)

Baker’s Lodge http://ugandaexclusivecamps.com/bakers-lodge  (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise

In the morning you will have breakfast before going for a game drive in the park’s Northern area to see the animals like the Buffaloes, Lions, and Elephants. Other animals you will see include Rothschild giraffes, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Waterbucks and a great diversity of other Antelopes in large numbers. You will return to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon go for the thrilling boat cruise on the bottom. You will sail close to the bottom of the falls and while on this cruise you will see various birds, numerous hippos, and giant crocodiles plus some other animals grazing close to the banks. You will be able to see different bird species within this area. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Kabalega Wilderness Lodge www.kabalegalodge.com/ (Mid Range)

Baker’s Lodge http://ugandaexclusivecamps.com/bakers-lodge  (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and thereafter you will commence on your journey to Kibale National Park. While on the drive, you will be exploring and viewing the scenic landscapes of Western Uganda such as; the lush vegetation, the small towns, distant views of Lake Wamara and extensive beautiful tea estates as you approach Fort Portal town.  You will have lunch in Fort Portal town. Thereafter you will drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation:  Kibale Forest Camp www.naturelodges.biz/kibale-forest-camp/ (Mid Range)

Primates Lodge https://ugandalodges.com/primate/the-lodge/ (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

After your early breakfast, you will head out for a Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale National Park. You will be transferred to Kanyanchu Park headquarters where you start with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers. Enjoy this experience as you catch up with the chimpanzees. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will check into the lodge for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge http://www.marafikisafaris.com/ (Mid Range)

Katara Lodge http://www.kataralodge.com/ (Luxury)

 Meal Plan: Packed Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 6: Morning Game Drive & Boat Ride along the Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast at 6.00am, your guide together with a game ranger will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, waterbucks, bushbucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel – a natural channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. On the cruise, view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, eaglets converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. You will then be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge http://www.marafikisafaris.com/ (Mid Range)

Katara Lodge http://www.kataralodge.com/ (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, you embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park driving along the fascinating scenic landscapes like the Rwenzori Mountains with its glacial peaks. You will check into your lodge and relax.

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge http://bakigalodge.org/ (Mid Range)

Mahogany Springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/ (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

You will have breakfast and thereafter you will head out for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will be transferred to the park headquarters and in the company of the ranger guides, you traverse the forest jungle, hiking steep slopes and descending narrow valleys not forgetting crossing the seasonal streams in search of these endangered apes. The whole encounter can last about 2 – 8 hours with one full hour of spending with the gorillas. Thereafter you will return to your lodge.

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge http://bakigalodge.org/ (Mid Range)

Mahogany Springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/ (Luxury)

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 9:  Departure

Luxury: After breakfast, the guide will transfer you to Kisoro Airstrip to catch a scheduled Aero Link flight which departs at 9.10 am and arrives at 11.25 am at Entebbe International Airport. Thereafter you will take your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Mid-range: This morning, after your breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and then transfer back to Kampala. You will have a lunch stopover. After lunch, you will continue to Entebbe. The guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch En route

No of Person Mid-Range – (RPPS) Luxury – (RPPS)
2 $3,570 $5,950
4 $2,945 $5,125
6 $2,740 $4,850
8 $2,635 NIL

Tour Includes

  • Domestic Flight from Kisoro Airstrip to Entebbe (Luxury option)
  • Airport transfers
  • 8 Nights’ Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ground transport
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All Park entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
  • Meals per day as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water while on safari

Tour Excludes:

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Visa Fees (You can apply for the visa online or on arrival at $50 per person)
  • Air Fares and connecting flights
  • Alcoholic beverages

 

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are noncommissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices.
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.
  • Permits Run out fast, the earlier you decide on the tracking the sooner we can secure the permits for you
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