Western Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Tour Overview

Traverse dense rainforests, guided by expert trackers, as you encounter majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This curated journey ensures a seamless, immersive experience, an unforgettable expedition that promises a deep connection with the soul of Uganda’s rich biodiversity.

8 Nights
Year Round
From $ 3,865 per person

Overview

Day 1

KAMPALA

KAMPALA

Kampala, Uganda's vibrant capital, merges modernity with rich culture. Its bustling markets, historical sites like Kasubi Tombs, and Uganda Museum depict the nation's history.

The city's street life buzzes with boda-bodas (motorcycle taxis) weaving through traffic, alongside matatus (minibusses) blaring music.

The city's diverse dining, lively nightlife, and artistic fervor reflect Uganda's essence. Kampala thrives as a dynamic hub, harmonizing tradition and progress, embodying Uganda's soul.

Arrival in Kampala and transfer to Kampala Serena for overnight stay.

Kampala Serena Hotel - Deluxe Room

Kampala Serena Hotel - Deluxe Room (1 night)

Merging elegant style with contemporary comfort, the 186 hotel rooms and suites at the Kampala Serena Hotel are beautifully furnished, appointed with 5-star amenities and decorated with unique African artwork.

Sitting on 17 acres of lush water gardens, all accommodation is designed to meet the needs of corporate and leisure travellers with complimentary high-speed Internet, minibars, generous workspaces and private balconies.

Includes Breakfast

Day 2

KIBALE FOREST

KIBALE FOREST

Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda, spans 700 sq km of dense rainforest, famed for its diverse primates, especially habituated chimpanzees. It's a premier spot for thrilling chimpanzee trekking and houses 12 other primate species alongside rich avian and butterfly life. Guided nature walks offer glimpses of this biodiversity while fostering eco-tourism and conservation initiatives. Kibale is a biodiverse haven inviting exploration and cultural encounters, a testament to Uganda's rich natural heritage.

Travel Kampala to Kibale Forest

Travel Kampala to Kibale Forest

Head west after breakfast through Mubende arriving in Fort Portal for lunch. The drive is approximately 6 hours in duration.

Later proceed to enjoy an afternoon guided walk inthe vanilla plantation, and walk around the crater lake.

Ndali Lodge - Chalet

Ndali Lodge - Chalet (2 nights)

Ndali Lodge is nestled on an extinct volcano's edge, now Lake Nyinambuga in Uganda's Bunyaruguru Crater Field. This rustic haven offers an intimate atmosphere, boasting a homely vibe maintained by locally trained staff from nearby villages.

The lodge hosts various activities, including guided walks around the vast farm and trips to the Mahoma Waterfall. Guests can enjoy birdwatching, butterfly spotting, and primate sightings during these excursions. Additionally, a two-person inflatable kayak is available for further exploration on the lake. Ndali Lodge invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature's wonders amidst this picturesque Ugandan setting.

Includes : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

CHIMPANZEE TREK

CHIMPANZEE TREK

After breakfast start a half day search of the cheeky chimpanzees in the forest, also look out for the Red Colobus (anendemic species only found in this forest in Uganda).
Other primates include the Chimpanzee as well as Grey Cheeked Mangabey.
In the afternoon, take a swamp walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary for a closer to nature encounter.

Day 4

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in southwest Uganda is a UNESCO site famed for protecting endangered mountain gorillas. This ancient rainforest offers thrilling gorilla trekking experiences amid dense vegetation and rugged terrain. Home to diverse wildlife and unique flora, it also shares the heritage of the Batwa pygmies, providing cultural insights into their traditional forest lifestyle. This biodiverse sanctuary harmonizes thrilling encounters with gorillas, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion, making it an extraordinary destination for nature and culture enthusiasts alike.

Travel Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Travel Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today travel to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with picnic lunches. The travel time is around 6 hours.

Drive through the Ishasha Plains the area famous for its tree climbing Lions.

Arrive at Buhoma Lodge and relax before dinner.

Buhoma Lodge - Chalet

Buhoma Lodge - Chalet (3 nights)

Buhoma Lodge, near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, stands as one of two lodges within the park. Guests cherish its cozy African-themed atmosphere and sustainable construction. The lodge's elevated lounge provides stunning forest views, while ten eco-friendly chalets offer peaceful escapes. Guests enjoy forest sounds, occasional gorilla visits, and daily entertainment from resident monkeys. Chalets prioritize eco-materials without compromising comfort, featuring comfy beds, spacious bathrooms with rain showers, hot water, and local amenities, with some offering relaxing bathtubs after adventures.

Includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5

GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

During your time in Uganda you will enjoy two gorilla treks, to find different gorilla families.
Walk with the rangers and trackers through the thick and steep vegetation to track the Gorillas. After viewing the gorillas, have your picnic lunch and return to Buhoma Lodge
TREKKING TIME: 30 Minutes - 8 HOURS

Day 7

Travel Bwindi to Kampala

Travel Bwindi to Kampala

Take a scenic & long drive to Kampala, around 9 - 10 hours, through the mountainous area of Kigezi and the Ankole area with its Long Horned cattle. Overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel

Kampala Serena Hotel - Deluxe Room

Kampala Serena Hotel - Deluxe Room (1 night)

Merging elegant style with contemporary comfort, the 186 hotel rooms and suites at the Kampala Serena Hotel are beautifully furnished, appointed with 5-star amenities and decorated with unique African artwork.

Sitting on 17 acres of lush water gardens, all accommodation is designed to meet the needs of corporate and leisure travellers with complimentary high-speed Internet, minibars, generous workspaces and private balconies.

Spacious Deluxe Rooms are elegantly appointed and feature views of the hotel’s water gardens from both the room and private balcony. Furnished with one king or two twin beds and a marble bathroom with a double vanity and walk-in shower, our Deluxe Rooms are relaxing, comfortable spaces that offer peace and tranquillity after a day of travel, meetings or exploring.

Includes Breakfast

Day 8

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH US!

THANK YOU FOR TRAVELLING WITH US!

Your tremendous journey with us comes to an end.
After breakfast you will be returned to Kampala for your outbound flight.
We wish you safe travels home, and look forward to welcoming you back to our spectacular continent! So much more to explore, so many adventures to be had.

HAKUNA MATATA

('There are no troubles!' - Swahili)

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