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6 Days Primate Safari Bwindi National Park and Kibale National Park

Overview

This safari takes you to Bwindi and Kibale National Park, two of the most popular parks in Uganda where you can see various wildlife and breathtaking sceneries. The highlight of this trip includes Gorilla tracking

Best time to visit: June-August / Dec-Feb

Duration

6 days

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Depart from Kampala

After picking you up, we drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. We make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi National Park. This is a lush highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and birds, valleys, hills and swamps filled with papyrus. You can also spend your afternoon having a walk around the village and see the local communities living around the park.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Gorilla resort Uganda safari lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp (High end/luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation)

Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Gorilla resort Uganda safari lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp (High end/luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation)

After breakfast, we drive for Kibale national park via kabale and have lunch on the way arriving late afternoon for relaxation. Kibale National Park harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. It is an extensive National Park, protecting a large block of rainforest that offers some excellent forest for bird watching. Birds and primates combined with easy access, a good infrastructure and a variety of interesting activities make this forest ideal for primate watching safaris to Uganda. Many of the facilities are community based, thus providing the local community with the necessary revenue to keep their interest focused on the long-term protection of the area.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Ndali Safari Lodge (Luxury) or the tree house at Kanyankyu ecological centre (Budget)

After breakfast, we go to the forest for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning and spend half day searching for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest. The guide will provide detailed explanations about the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. After lunch, we visit to Bigodi swamp for another beautiful encounter with a rich flora and fauna.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Ndali Safari Lodge (Luxury) or the tree house at Kanyankyu ecological centre (Budget)

Relax in the morning and we drive back to kampala via fortportal afterwards with lunch en route. We arrive in Kampala early in the evening and guests can decide which activity they want to take such as city tour and shopping.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Hotel Africana

We pick you up and drop off at the airport.

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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