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Uganda Primate Safari
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Uganda Primate Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Scheduled and tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Entebbe
- Your Uganda Primate Safari starts when you arrive in Entebbe
- Your guide will transfer you to the hotel.
- Afternoon at leisure to relax and visit a few of Entebbe attractions.
- Accommodation: Lake Victoria Hotel

Day 2: Bwindi or Rwanda
- Depending on whether you are off to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Rwanda's Parc National des Volcans the following itinerary applies.
- After breakfast, you will drive to the west of Uganda, along mountain roads to either Bwindi or Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda Gorilla sanctuary - depending on where permits are held.
- Overnight in en-suite chalet/ lodge accommodation, all meals included. It will be a fairly long day in the vehicle, passing some interesting scenery, farmland and lush green hillsides.
- Accommodation: Lodge (Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast)

Day 3 : Mountain Gorillas trekking
- An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas.
- These massive primates are extremely rare, only 600 remaining. You will get within metres of the family, and be privileged to spend time amongst them.
- Returning to the camp for a late lunch, we have an opportunity for forest walks with the guides, or just to relax. Overnight Bwindi or Kabale/ Rwanda/ Kisoro.
- The Gorilla trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to six hours or longer is not uncommon - at relatively high altitude.
- Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%.
- Accommodation: Lodge (Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast)

Day 4: Kabale area
- Further trekking opportunity should permits be available, or the option of a forest walk to look for birds and other primates, or just relax in this beautiful area.
- Later in the day drive to Kabale a small town in the highlands.
- The road to Kabale takes you into the Uganda Highlands - the Switzerland of Africa - with great views and vistas of this lush green area.
- Accommodation: White Horse Inn (Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast)

Days 5,6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Drive from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park, via the Ishasha or via the scenic highland route.
- Within these two days we will go on a boat cruise on the Kasinga Channel, famous for hippos and bird life, and trek chimps in the Chamburu gorge (subject to permits being available and group size).
- Early morning and late afternoon game viewing/ drives will also be conducted in search of Uganda's unique wildlife such as the Giant Forest Hog, Red Forest Buffalo and Ugandan Kob, and lion, elephant and leopard are often seen.
- Accommodation: Mweya Lodge (Dinner, Lunch and Breakfast)

Day 7: Entebbe
- Morning game drive out of the park
- Drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe, where you'll overnight at the luxurious Lake Victoria Hotel
- Accommodation: Lake Victoria Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 8: Safari Ends
- Half-day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Reserve on Lake Victoria, where over 20 orphaned chimpanzees have been relocated under the management of a group of dedicated conservationists including the Jane Goodall Institute
- Depending on flights this may be done on day of arrival
- Transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or optional add-on

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation: 7 nights hotels/ lodges
  • - Meals: all meals per itinerary
  • - Guided: English
  • - Plus: transfers, services of driver/guide, all park entry fees, boat cruise on Kasinga Channel, Ngamba Island Trip
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Flights
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Gorilla or Chimp tracking permits
  • - Laundry
  • - Any drinks including bottled water
  • - Gratuities to guides, drivers

  • Rates On Request
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in US Dollars
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - UGAN; from £ 482
  • USA - UGAN; from $ 1065
  • EUR - UGAN; from € 570
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Getting to Uganda

  • Getting to Uganda
  • Entebbe International Airport is the main point of entry into Uganda when flying from outside or within Africa. Airlines that fly into Entebbe are Turkish Airlines, KLM, SAA and Emirates to mention a few.
  • It is from Entebbe that most safaris will depart.
  • Safaris are best combined with either a Kenya and/ or Tanzania safari package.
  • Uganda Map

  • Uganda Map
  • Map of Uganda featuring Uganda, Kampala, Lake Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, Kibali, Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks.
  • This Google Map by Uyaphi pin points most (if not all) the lodges and safari camps that are used when on Safari in Uganda.
  • Switch between Satellite and Map views to see the areas from above.
  • Malaria in Uganda

  • Malaria in Uganda
  • Because of the tropical climate and high rainfall Malaria is common, the time of year on travels also plays a factor.
  • Malaria is found in all areas of Uganda, one must use the utmost of care when travelling here.
  • Please consult your doctor or travel clinic before departing for your safari.
  • Prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers.
  • Uganda Weather

  • Uganda Weather
  • The rain season is Mar-May
  • Light rain season is Nov-Dec
  • Wet seasons are Mar-May & Oct-Nov
  • Dry seasons are Dec-Feb & Jun-Aug
  • Rainfall is between 500mm - 2500 mm
  • Humidity is between 70% -100%
  • Remember that Uganda enjoys ideal weather conditions, warm in the tropical lowland region and cool in the Kigezi highlands.
  • Uganda Distance Table

  • Uganda Distance Table
  • Kampala to Bwindi Park 530km
  • Kampala to Kibale Park 350km
  • Kampala to Kidepo Park 840km
  • Kampala to Lake Mburo 230km
  • Kampala to Murchison Falls 350km
  • Kampala to Queen Elizabeth 435km
  • Kampala to Entebbe 40km
  • Kampala to Ruwenzori 265km
  • Kampala to Jinja 80km