6 Days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali

The 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali is an extra ordinary safari that starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda. The safari will take you to various destinations in Uganda including Kibale national park where you will spend time with the chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth national park where you will be able to view animals elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles among others during the game drives and boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The safari will also take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Highlights of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali

Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 3: Morning game drive/ lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 6: Departure to Kigali

Detailed itinerary     

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Depending on your location in Kigali on the first day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali, you will be welcomed by our representative who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Kibale national park. The journey takes about 6 to 7 hours’ drive passing through Katuna border in Kabale and on the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy stunning views of the farmlands, Rwenzori Mountains, tea plantations, Lake Gorge, crater lakes among others. Upon arrival in Kibale national park you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Chimpanzee trekking,

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali, you will meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kanyachu Visitors Centre for chimpanzee trekking briefing. After the briefing you will be divided into a group of 6 people where each group will be allocated a chimpanzee family to trek and a park guide who is well conversant with trails in the forest. Trekking of chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking you will be able to spot other primates such as grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, some bird species, plants among others. Once the chimpanzees are found you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which helps you to learn more about their behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, fight, hunt, enjoy the juveniles playing up in the trees, take photos and record the moments. After the face to face encounter with the chimpanzees you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your driver guide to return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. On the way you will enjoy great views of the landscape, crater lakes, tea plantations among others and upon arrival you will continue to check into the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Morning game drive/ lion tracking and afternoon boat cruise

Morning game drive/lion tracking,

You will have breakfast on the third day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali and meet up with your driver guide to go for a morning game drive or lion tracking experience in Kasenyi plains. During the game drive you will be rewarded with great views of large herds of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs which will be grazing in the open savannah plains view predators like lions, leopards if you are lucky, variety of bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive to the lodge for lunch.

6 Days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali
Lion Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat cruise,

After lunch you will go for an exciting boat cruise on Kazinga channel a water body that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. During the boat cruise which takes about 2 hours you will get a chance to view elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs drinking water along the shores, view large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, water birds like martial eagle, papyrus gonolek, pelicans, hornbills, African skimmers, cormorants, African spoonbills, fish eagles, king fisher’s among others and also view fishermen organizing their fishing nets along the water banks. After the boat ride you will return to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

After breakfast on the fourth day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali, you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On the way you will pass through Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park where you will get an opportunity to spot the tree climbing lions which will be lying up in fig tree branches. After the game drive in Ishasha sector you will have lunch where after you will continue the journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park and upon arrival you will check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Gorilla trekking,

After an early breakfast on the fifth day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali, you will carry your lunch box and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing you will be divided in groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a gorilla family to trek and a park guide who is knowledgeable about the mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their location and during trekking you will be able to view forest birds, other primates like l’hoest monkeys, baboons, plant and tree species among others.

Once the mountain gorillas are found you will be able to spend one hour with them which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their lifestyle, behaviors, habits, take photos, watch them carry out their daily activities and record the fascinating memories to show people back home. After a breathtaking encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your guide to return to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Departure to Kigali

After a relaxed breakfast on the last day of the 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali, you will have a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to start the journey to Kigali. On the way you will have a stopover for lunch where after you will continue the journey to Kigali and upon arrival, your driver guide will drop you off at Kigali international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advise.

End of 6 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali

6 Days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali includes        

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Park entrance fees/ game drives
  • Lion tracking experience
  • Boat cruise fees
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

6 Days Uganda primates and wildlife safari from Kigali  excludes                   

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, cigarettes, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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