6  DAYS
6 Days Primate Safari Bwindi NP and Kibale NP
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

DURATION: 6 DAYS

PLACES TO VISIT: Bwindi, Kibale

ITINERARY
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.

Dinner and over night at either the 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). Full board meals.

 

 

 

Day 2  Bwindi National Park

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. 

Dinner and over night at either the 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). Full board meals.

Day 3  Kibale National Park

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.

Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Safari Lodge (Luxury) or the tree house at Kanyankyu ecological centre (Budget). Full board meals.

Day 4  Kibale National Park Wildlife Viewing

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. 

Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Safari Lodge (Luxury) or the tree house at Kanyankyu ecological centre (Budget). Full board meals.

Day 5  Drive back to Kampala

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. 

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana. Full board meals.

Day 6  Airport Transfer

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

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