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07 Days – Great Primates Safari

Rwanda gorilla trek safari

07 days – Great Primates Safari

Great primates safari is a 7 days holiday to the “Pearl of Africa”,the most welcoming  friendliest people  in Africa.

Its an idea safari holiday for all age groups and doable through out the year.

Great Primates safari – highlights of the day includes:

  • Equator stopover
  • Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • The climbing lions of Ishasha sector
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee and  primate tracking

Detailed day to day itinerary  – Great Primates Safari

Day 01-Arrival 

Welcome to Uganda. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for the overnight,

Imperial Royale Hotel (C) or Metropole Hotel (M) or Tristar hotel (B). BB

Day 02 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Leave Kampala in the morning. Stopover at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey view the long horned Ankole cattle papyrus acacia woodlands and terraced landscape of Kigezi high lands on your way to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Lunch enroute in Mbarara at the Igongo Cultural Centre and a chance to visit the Ankole cultural museum. Dinner and overnight

Mahogany Springs(C) or Silverback Lodge(M) or Buhoma Community. FB

Day 03 – Gorilla Tracking

After an early Breakfast and briefing from the guide, set off for the gorilla trekking in the Forest Sanctuary, the activity starts at 8.00am. You need to carry packed lunch, rain jacket and jungle boots. The rangers will provide you with walking sticks and your driver will ensure that you have enough drinking water. The time taken to find the gorillas depends on the movements of these marvelous primates. An encounter with an earth shaking 350 pound silverback or baby gorilla is an unforgettable experience!
Dinner and overnight

(C) or /Savannah Lodge (M & B) @ the River Lodge(B). FB

Day 04 – The tree climbing Lions of Ishasha sector

After breakfast, drive through the Ishasha sector of QENP; go for a game drive in the open Savannah in search for the tree climbing lions. These rare lions are found only in this part of the park. It’s impressive to look at them while they are resting on top of the fig trees. Lunch en-route. Afternoon, proceed to the Mweya peninsula. Dinner and overnight at

Mweya safari Lodge (C) or Ihamba Lodge (M) or Bush lodge (B). FB

Day 05 – The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

After a cup of coffee, embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens’s mile tracks in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, warthogs, leopard, spotted hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax on the swimming pool. After lunch board the boat cruise for the best navigation of the Kazinga Channel, a good experience for birding, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants. Transfer to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight at

Mountain of the moon or Fort Motel (M) or Ataco Resort (B). FB

Day 06 – Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park.

Leave the park after breakfast and drive to Fort Portal. In the afternoon you will go for the chimpanzee and primate trekking in the forest. Here is found one of the largest populations of chimpanzees in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at

Mountains of the moon (C) or Fort Motel (M) or Ataco Resort (B). FB

Day 07 –Depart

Breakfast and leave . This marks the end of this great primates safari.

Tariff per person (includes the gorilla permit):

CLASSIC ACCOMMODATION

2 Pax-$3335

4 Pax-$2935

6 Pax-$2800

MID RANGE ACCOMMODATION

2 Pax-$2845

4 Pax-$2455

6 Pax-$2325

BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

2 Pax-$2470

4 Pax-$2075

6 Pax-$1940

Great primates safari includes 

  • Land transport in four wheel drive minibus with English speaking driver-guide.
  • Transfer to/from airport of Entebbe
  • Accommodation in hotels and lodges
  • Gorilla and chimp permits
  • Park entrances
  • 1 Liter of Mineral Water Per Person Per Day

Great primates safari excluded

  • International flights
  • Visas (visa for Uganda 100$)
  • Tips in hotels, drivers, guides, etc.
  • Drinks in general, extras in hotels, expenses of personal type.
  • Other optional activities that can be made during the tour and not included in the itinerary.
  • Gorilla permit and chimp permit for the child

GORILLA TRACKING

In the program there is a day in Bwindi to track gorillas. The cost of the gorilla permit is included in the tariff.

We can obtain these permits if you communicate to us in advance. In case of availability, these have to be paid immediately.

In case of modification; we will communicate it as soon as possible.
Once requested and paid for, the gorilla permit is not refundable in case of cancellation.

VISA

A visa is needed for Uganda. Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is needed. The price is $100 (valid for one month and for a single entrance). The visa is issued at the airport on arrival.

TRANSPORT

We use 4×4 minibus vehicles or land cruisers.

DRINKS

Drinks taken are at the expense of the client.

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