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7 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview

This Seven-day safari offers the ultimate primate safari experience in Uganda. The safari starts with a visit to Kibale Forest national park home to the chimpanzees and 13 other primates’ species. At Kibale you will do a chimp trek, then head to queen Elizabeth national park. The second half of the journey takes you to the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park home to endangered mountain gorillas. At Bwindi you will do a gorilla trek, and later visit Lake Bunyonyi.

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 2: Kibale Forest – Chimpanzee Trekking & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Game Drive & Launch Cruise
  • Day 4: Transfer From Queen Elizabeth To Bwindi forest
  • Day 5: Mountain Tracking Bwindi, Afternoon Transfer To Mgahinga
  • Day 6: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 7: Canoeing On Lake Bunyonyi, Departure

Activity highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Game Drive

7 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari: Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or from Entebbe international airport on arrival for your gorilla trekking and chimpanzee safari. Transfer to Kibale forest heading west past mubende and continue to Fort Portal where you will stop for lunch. Proceed to Kibale forest arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your preferred lodge.

Accommodation Options:

  • Chimpanzee forest lodge
  • Chimpanzee capital
  • Isunga Lodge

Destination: Kibale National Park

Day 2: Kibale Forest – Chimpanzee Trekking & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc. Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.

Later, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife.

Accommodation Options:

  • Enganzi Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Game Drive & Launch Cruise

Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds. After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.

Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Bush Lodge(budget)
  • Marafiki Safari Lodge(mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari Lodge(luxury)

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Day 4: Transfer From Queen Elizabeth To Bwindi forest

After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species. Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight.

Accommodation Options:

  • Trekkers Tarven / Rushaga gorilla haven lodge (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)
  • Chameleon hill lodge or Mahogany springs lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge

Destination: Bwindi National Park 

Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Bwindi, Afternoon Transfer To Mgahinga

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three quarters of the day.
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the Park headquarter.
This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.
Later in the afternoon, you will transfer Mgahinga gorilla national Park home of Gorillas and Golden Monkeys.

Accommodation Options:

  • Lake Mutanda Resort Luxury Cottage
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Travellers rest Kisoro
  • Ichumbi Kisoro

Destination: Mgahinga National Park

Day 6: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi

After an early morning breakfast, you will head out for Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park. This activity will last for 3 hours in which you will spot the several monkey species in the area. Later in the afternoon, transfer from Mgahinga gorilla national park to lake Bunyonyi, uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lodge, dotted with several islands.

Accommodation Options:

  • Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 7: Canoeing On Lake Bunyonyi, Departure

Enjoy morning breakfast and then go for a canoeing activity on lake bunyonyi where you will take photos of this beautiful lake, and interact with the locals. Later you transfer back to Kampala, Lunch en-route. The guide will drop you off at your hotel in Kampala.
Note: if you intend to fly out this very day, you will not do the canoeing activity, you will simply utlize day 4 of the trip to take photos as day 5 will only be for transfer. Also note that you are required to book a late flight since the driving time is over 8 hours.

The End of safari

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Entebbe or Kampala to Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to Lake Bunyonyi and End in Entebbe or Kampala Uganda.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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