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Primates in Uganda safari - 10 days

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Richard Kisembo

Karumuna Safaris

karumuna safaris gives out the ultimate safari experience all over East Africa.

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Primates in Uganda safari - 10 days

Come for a safari with focus on primates. Go to Kibale Forest national park for chimps habituation, Bwindi Impenetrable national park to trek the mountain gorillas two times and finish with the chimpanzee close up experience at Uganda wildlife educational centre. Mixed in is also a game-drive and relaxation by Lake Bunyonyi.

DAY 1

Day 1 - Transfer to Kibale F

Meet your safari guide and leave Entebbe/Kampala in the morning for your Primates in Uganda safari . The target of the day is Kibale Forest National Park. It will be a full day in the car so settle in and enjoy the Ugandan countryside passing by the window.

Overnight Primate Lodge
DAY 2

Day 2 - Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest National Park

Be woken up by the sounds of the jungle and have an early breakfast. This day you will have a full day in the jungle as you participate in chimpanzee habituation. The habituation is a way to get the chimps used to tourists in preparation for opening their group up for chimps trekking. During the day you get the chance to study the chimps and for sure many great photo opportunities. When your adventure with the chimps is over your guide takes you back to the lodge for a relaxed evening. Read more

Overnight Primate Lodge
DAY 3

Day 3 - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and boat-cruise on Kazinga channel

Have a relaxed breakfast before heading towards Queen Elizabeth national park. After lunch your guide takes you to the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride is a great highlight were you for example can look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and warthogs along the shores of the channel. Read more

Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 4

Day 4 - Tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and transfer to Bwindi

Head off to the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park in the morning. The drive there goes along an adventurous road and you have the chance of seeing baboons and smaller primates in the trees as well as elephants along the way. In Ishasha you find topis, buffaloes and search for the tree-climbing lions. The lions in this area are famous for climbing up great fig trees to take a rest. After finishing your game-drive the journey goes on to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Enjoy the changing landscape as the car slowly climbs up towards the misty mountains of the gorillas. Read more

Overnight Gorilla Mist Camp
DAY 5

Day 5 - First Gorilla trekking day

You have now reached a highlight of this Primates in Uganda safari; the gorilla trekking days. Your guide will take you to the starting point of the gorilla trekking in the morning and you set of for your adventure. During this first day of gorilla trekking everything will be new to you as the trek takes you through the jungle up to the point where the gorillas are and you get to spent one hour with them. When you are back from the gorilla trekking your guide takes you back to the lodge to relax and get ready for the new adventure next day. Read more

Overnight Gorilla Mist Camp
DAY 6

Day 6 - Second Gorilla trekking day

This day you set of for the gorilla trekking in the morning for the second time. Now you know a bit more what to expect and can take in the moment in another way. Of course as the gorillas are wild the experience will not be the same as the day before, you get new chances for meetings close-up and to get does great photos. When you are back from the trek your guide drives you down from the mountains to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Read more

Overnight Bushara Island camp
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DAY 7

Day 7 - Relax by Lake Bunyonyi

Have a free day by Lake Bunyoyi to rest after your days of gorilla trekking. Here you can rent a canoe to explore the islands, take a swim (the lake is free of hippos, crocodiles and bilharzia), go for a hike or just relax with a book.

Overnight Bushara Island camp
DAY 8

Day 8 - Transfer to Entebbe

After breakfast the journey towards Entebbe starts. Make stops along the way for lunch in Mbarara and at the Equator for the chance to stand with one foot on either side on the southern and northern hemisphere. After the last part of the drive to Entebbe your guide takes you to the hotel for a relaxed evening. Read more

Overnight Lake Victoria view guest house
DAY 9

Day 9 - Chimpanzee close up at UWEC in Entebbe and free afternoon

After breakfast you get ready for your last encounter with the great primates for this Primates in Uganda safari. Uganda wildlife education centre offers an unforgettable morning with their chimpanzee close up experience. At UWEC they believe that it is through getting to know the chimps humans will be motivated to save them and during the hour you spend with the chimps you really do get to come close. Note that valid health proof is requiered for the chimpanzee close up experience. After the experience at UWEC your guide takes you to see the Botanical garden of Entebbe and then back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch you have a free afternoon that can be spent relaxing at the hotel, exploring Entebbe or by a close by swimming pool. Read more

Overnight Lake Victoria view guest house
DAY 10

Day 10 - Flight day

You have reached the end of the Primates in Uganda safari and depending on your flight arrangements you will be taken to Entebbe airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Jennifer, United States

Excellent Experience with Karumuna Safaris. I highly recommend Karumuna Safaris. The service they provide is impeccable - whether it's communication leading up to the tour, guiding during the tour itself and beyond, this company is top-notch! Our guide went above and beyond to make sure we saw as many animals as possible on the tour as well as had a comfortable journey. Read more

Andrew, United States

Great for the budget traveler, with customizable itins and wonderful people. We booked a customized itinerary based on the 7-day Gorillas and Savannah Safari. Richard Kisembo was a joy to deal with electronically in the months leading up to our trip, and he was equally enthusiastic when we finally met in person in Kampala. I was surprised to find out that Richard would not be joining us for our trip. Instead, he introduced us to our guide Ahmed, who became our friend as much as our guide over the course of our trip. I do think that our being young (both under 30) and adaptable budget travelers made this arrangement work out as well as it did. The trip was not luxurious, but it was perfect for us. Read more

Sebastian, United Arab Emirates

Great private tour. Very well organized. Friendly guide, good accommodation and high focus on costumer satisfaction.

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