Wakanda Holidays

12 Days Uganda Primates Safaris

The 12 Days Uganda Primate safaris covers all of Uganda’s hotpots for primates including Bwindi Impenetrable forest for the endangered Mountain gorillas in Uganda. Most of the primates in Uganda are found in the forests. Above Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and other primates, this tour will offer; beautiful flowers and plants of Uganda, butterflies including endemics, birding, scenery/ canopy viewing and other animal species restricted to tropical forests of Uganda.


Day 1 Arrival in Uganda at the Entebbe International Airport and begin the tour with an introduction to Uganda’s primates by visiting Entebbe botanical gardens in case you arrive early.

Day 2 After an early breakfast we will travel to Mabira central forest reserve which is about 54km East of Kampala. This forest is one of Uganda’s largest surviving natural central forest reserve covering an area of 306 sq km. we will explore the treasures of this forest using an extensive network of trails as we enjoy the Red-tailed Monkey, Grivet and other primates squabbling in the canopy of the forest. There are lots of butterflies, and birds (over 300 recorded species, including some of the Congo biome species). Dinner and Overnight at Mabira River Lodge or Rain-forest Lodge

Day 3 After an early breakfast we shall move west to Kibale National park. This is bound to take us the whole morning. We shall have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to the forest while birding and primate watching on the main road. Kibale forest is the richest in Uganda in terms of primates with 13 primate species including the closest species to human beings, the Chimpanzees. The forest also boosts about a bird list of about 325 species including 6 that are restricted to the Albertine Rift, over 200 species of butterflies and many other forest species. Dinner and Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp

Day 4 We will assemble after an early breakfast for a briefing for the most thrilling activity in this park, the Chimpanzee Tracking. Other primates that we are likely to see here include L’Hoest Monkey, Red Colobus Monkey, L’hoest Monkey etc

Day 5 Today we start early with our packed lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. We will head direct to Maramagambo forest for a forest walk doing birding and monkey tracking. Diner and overnight at Elephant Plains Lodge

Day 6 We may decide to have another day with the chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge in the morning or do a game drive through the Kasenyi trail. Later in the afternoon, we shall go for a launch cruise at the Kazinga channel. We shall stay at Mweya Safari Lodge this night.

Day 7 We start early after breakfast and drive for the rest of the day to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. We will hardly take any activity today, thus we shall check in our lodge for refreshment and prepare for one in a life time activity, Gorilla Tracking.

Day 8 We shall have an early breakfast and assemble for briefing for Gorilla Tracking in the forest, depending on the movements of these gentle giants; we may spend two to several hours of the day in the forest. Diner and Overnight at Nkuringo Lodge

Day 9 Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. We shall arrive there in time to have an afternoon walk to the view point passing through beautiful mountain flowers and plants for scenery viewing.

Day 10 Today after breakfast, we will go for Golden Monkey Tracking. We may also have a chance to meet the Blue Monkeys, Gorillas, Black and White Colobus Monkey, Forest Elephants, Giant Forest Hogs and stunning birds. Uganda Golden Monkey

Day 11 Travel back to Kampala

Day 12 We may decide to visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe and Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary then fly back the next day or end our tour that very day and depart.

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