7 Days Great Primates Rwanda Safari
This safari gives you the opportunity to visit the most important National parks in Uganda for primate viewing in Bwindi and Kibale National Parks. You will do a lot of birding and game drives in open roof vehicles along the Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the boat cruise along Kazinga Channel. For accommodation, you can choose between Classic, Midrange and Budget depending on your preference.
Day 1- Arrival at the Airport
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for the overnight.
Day 2 - Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Following breakfast, depart southwest to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through Mbarara, Lunch en-route. Along the way, you will enjoy the wonderful vegetation, the long horned Ankole cattle and the Ugandan homesteads and farms. Arrival in Bwindi will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters of the gorilla tracking meeting point where you will be briefed by the Park rangers at 8am. The forest is spectacular as it offers a heavily dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access to tourists. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the terrain and the movements of these marvelous primates. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and the thrill of viewing, observing and photographing them as they interact with one other is a rare and exciting experience. After the gorilla tracking, you will drive to Ishasha for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - Tree climbing lions of Ishasha
After your breakfast, drive through the Ishasha Sector south of Queen Elizabeth National Park for the game drive in the open savannah on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. You will search for the typical tree climbing lions found only in this part of the country. It is impressive to see them lying on the branches of fig trees (weather permitting). Lunch en-route. In the afternoon proceed to the Mweya peninsula for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Game drives and Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel to Lake Edward
This day starts with a hearty breakfast then early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens’ mile tracks in the park and you may be able to see lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, leopards, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. Return to your lodge for relaxation at the swimming pool. After lunch, head for a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, a good opportunity for birders, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, and many others as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes. In the evening you proceed to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 - Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park
Today we are in the forest for the chimpanzee trek. This park has the largest concentration of chimpanzees and other primates in Uganda. Have lunch in Fort Portal and return to Kampala for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Reserved for Departure
This day is reserved for the transfer to the airport for your return flight.