8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari and Primates

On this 8-day Uganda Safari with Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and Wildlife tour, you will see Western Uganda, home to some of the most stunning and profound lakes in Africa, as well as gorillas and other primates.

8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari and Primates Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kibale Forest national park.

When you get to the Entebbe International Airport, our expert driver guide to be there to greet you. Proceed to Fort Portal Town via Mityana, stop for lunch at Garden City Restaurant, and then continue to Kibale for supper and an overnight stay at any desired and pre booked lodge of your choice.

Day 2: Nature walk and chimpanzee trekking

Head to the headquarters for a briefing on tracking chimpanzees after a hearty meal. While tracking, one may also come across baboons, vervet monkeys, Colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species. While you wait to go on a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, where you will witness a variety of birds and other creatures, have lunch and unwind at your lodge.

Day 3: Make your way to Queen Elizabeth to go on safari.

Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second-largest park, which is close to Lake Edward and Lake George and situated at the foot of the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, such as warthogs, gazelles, Uganda Kobs, and waterbucks. After checking in, have lunch, then get ready for the nighttime game drive.

After that, spend the night and dinner at your lodge.

Day 4: Boat cruise and game drive

You will rise early today, well in advance of sunrise, and breakfast will be given before we depart for an extended game drive. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Uganda kobs, and warthogs are among the animals you might encounter.

You will go on a boat ride down the Kazinga waterway, which connects the lakes George and Edward, after lunch. As they come to drink, you can see lots of hippos along with a variety of other animals and birds. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Game drive and travel to the Impenetrable Bwindi National Park

You’ll go on a game drive when you leave the park after breakfast. As they seek refuge from the afternoon heat, look for the lions that climb trees on the large fig trees. During your game drives, you might be fortunate enough to spy a few. After lunch, travel through fascinating communities and enjoy breath-taking views of the stunning highlands as you approach the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Head to the pre booked lodge for overnight.

Day 6: Go gorilla trekking and Experience the Batwa community

Proceed to the park headquarters for a pre-trekking briefing after breakfast. You will depart into the forest at 8:00 in groups escorted by park officers and guides. The length of your hunt is determined by the gorillas’ movements. After you locate them, you will spend an hour documenting their amazing way of life with pictures and movies.

After lunch, unwind and spend the evening having a cultural encounter with the Batwa pygmies. Go back to the lodge to spend the night and supper;

Day 7: Canoeing and cultural exchange

Head out for a cultural tour after breakfast. This three-hour village stroll starts with a visit to the handicraft stores where you can purchase locally crafted wood carvings, textiles, and candles made from beeswax. Savor the music and dances of the Batwa community while they narrate tales of their past existence in the forest.

Take a canoe journey after lunch to see the five islands, each with a unique history. After dinner, head back to your resort for the night.

Day 8: Leaving

After eating breakfast, make your way to Entebbe in time for your return trip home.