10 days Gorilla tour, golden monkey, Chimpanzees

Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking, Golden Monkey Tracking, Monkeys, Nocturnal Primate Walks along with wildlife, birds and Uganda's fabulous and unique scenery.

2018 December 31st costs

STANDARD RACK RATE PER PERSON
TypeStart dateBUDGETMID-RANGELUXURY
2 personany dateUSD $ 3,085USD $ 3,885USD $ 4,885
3 personany dateUSD $ 2,820USD $ 3,520USD $ 4,520
4 personany dateUSD $ 2,545USD $ 3,345USD $ 4,145
5 personany dateUSD $ 2,340USD $ 3,040USD $ 3,540
6 personany dateUSD $ 2,155USD $ 2,855USD $ 3,355
Single Supplement adds
USD $685

Day 1 Kampala by road to Kibale Forest Fort Portal

 

The 10 day Uganda Primate and Wildlife Safari begins. We leave Kampala or Entebbe Airport early in the morning for Fort Portal.

You will enjoy the area and its settings, we can visit the ancient 400 year old Nakayima Witch Tree located in Mubende, which to some Ugandans holds power and you can hear the story behind it. We will have lunch in Fort Portal town.

We arrive in the Kibale Forest National Park at the lodging of of your choice (budget-moderate-luxury Kibale Forest Lodging).

That evening before or after a dinner we take an evening forest walk with spotlights to spot nocturnal primates such as the bushbaby and potto (bushbaby night cry is awesome) as well as other nocturnal wildlife and birds.
A well deserved rest at your lodging. Full Board

Driving time: ± 6 hours
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Kibale Forest Camp), Midrange (Primate Lodge) or Luxury (Primate Lodge Luxury Tents)
Meal Plan: – Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Kibale Forest and its surroundings Exploration

A lovely morning breakfast to get you ready for a full day of experience in Uganda and of course there are other primates there such as Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, L’hoest’s Monkeys, Baboons and then there is wildlife, the forest and its beauty and the abundant birdlife that is in the park. Kibale Forest is filled with beauty, the mystery of the rainforest, the butterflies. Back to your lodging for lunch and some rest.
In the afternoon it is a visit to nearby Bigodi Swamp Wetland, a 135 plus kinds of birds can be found here amidst the papyrus, wild palms and polita figs. You will also observe many monkeys here and even spot the rare sitatunga antelope. You might even find some chimpanzees After the walk return to your lodging for dinner and relaxation.

Driving time: ± Days Activities
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Chimps’ Nest), Midrange (Primate Lodge) or Luxury (Primate Lodge Luxury Tents)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 by road transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

We move on to Queen Elizabeth Park where we arrive for an early lunch after a four hour drive. Check into the lodging of your choice
Lunch time it is and afterwards it is a boat ride on Kazinga Channel, home of the largest concentration of hippos in Africa, Uganda wildlife such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, and a multitude of birds, a fantastic introduction to the Park. Afterwards return your lodging for dinner. Full Board.

Before or after dinner take a nocturnal Wildlife drive which is truly an adventure to see the animals prowling around at night. A Uganda Wildlife Authority Guide Ranger will be along to point out what you otherwise would miss such as Lions, Leopards, hyenas, nocturnal birds and anything else you might find on a daytime game drive.
Afterwards it is dinner if you did not take an early one and rest.

Driving time: ± 4hours
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Simba lodge), Midrange (Ihamba Safari Lodge) or Luxury (Mweya Safari Lodge)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Game drive, boat ride, crater lakes drive

Early breakfast and off for a morning of Chimpanzee Tracking and other primates at Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking. A large population of chimpanzee exists in Maramagambo Forest in Queen Elizabeth Park, but the only habituated (being used to humans) is found at Kyambura Gorge. Besides Chimpanzees one can find Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Olive Baboons, you might even find the red tailed Monkeys. Kyambura is also a great place for birdwatchers and you can spot the Black Bee Eater and Blue Bellied Kingfisher along with many forest birds.

After our chimpanzee tracking venture it is a picnic lunch and then a Forest Walk at Maragambo Forest. You are likely to spot quite a few primates such as L’hoest’s Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Vervet Monkeys you can also spot some Chimpanzees and might see a leopard in the distance.
Birdwatchers can delight in some Forest Grenbuls, Sunbirds, Woodpeckers and others. Before dinner we take the late afternoon game drive and also come across some of the fabulous crater lakes, encounter lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and many other mammals and birds and some monkeys.
We return to the lodging for dinner and rest.

Driving time: ± Day activities
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Simba lodge), Midrange (Ihamba Safari Lodge) or Luxury (Mweya Safari Lodge)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 Transfer to Bwindi forest national park

Early morning breakfast and off we are for Bwindi and on the way we take a detour and game drive to spot some tree climbing lions in the Ishasha portion of Queen Elizabeth Park. They sleep in the trees during the day time in order to avoid annoying bugs. Packed Lunch.
After check in and a well deserved rest it is off for a hike on the three hour Munyaga Waterfall trail where you encounter lots of primates and birds along the lovely trail along the river.
Driving time: ± 4hours
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Bwindi View), Midrange (Silverback Lodge) or Luxury (Gorilla forest Camp Lodge)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Gorilla trekking or tracking

This is one of the biggest days of your life, Tracking (Trekking) the endangered Mountain Gorillas, an early breakfast, a packed lunch and off it is to an orientation and then a long hike up to a full day tracking your group of Mountain Gorillas. It can take up to 8 hours, but is usually shorter. All well worth it, the cost of the Mountain Gorilla fades into the distance as you view these magnificent creatures up close.
In the afternoon it is a village walk, time permitting to see the practices and ways of the Bagika and Batwa people…a most rewarding time of activities all done in the traditional ways.

Dinner back at your lodging facility and rest.
Driving time: ± Days activity
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Bwindi View), Midrange (Silverback Lodge) or Luxury (Gorilla forest Camp Lodge)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Transfer to Mgahinga national park

After breakfast it is off to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, a region that is dotted with active and inactive volcanoes. In Mgahinga Gorilla Park they are are all inactive.

There are times when Mountain Gorillas can be found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park depending on their movement from and to Rwanda which is nearby.

The beauty of the park, of Lake Mutanda is breathtaking and most stunning.
In the afternoon it is a boat ride on Lake Mutanda, one of the most beautiful lakes around, Volcanoes in the distance, the quietness of the lake only broken by the sounds of birds and the paddles dipping into the water and an evening sunset, lots of water birds to be seen.
Dinner at your lodging and rest.

Driving time: ± 5hours
Luxury Accommodation: – Travellers Resort
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Gorilla tracking and Golden monkey trekking

Breakfast and off for a full day at Mgahinga Gorilla Park along with a packed lunch. Morning Golden Monkey tracking. This endangered is thriving in the Mgahinga area and there about 4000 of them found here.

The Golden Monkey is quite attractive with its bright orange gold colored body, cheeks and tail, while its limbs are black and is it tail end and crown.

After the Golden Monkey tracking it is lunch time from your packed lunch and after lunch it is off for the Rugezi swamp where you can see Forest Elephants, smaller and hairier than their savannah cousins, also the Bushpig, lots of birds such as Rwenzori Turaco, Western Green Tinkerbird, Olive Woodpecker and more. You will find some monkeys and other mammals along this trail and be guided by Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger.
Back to your accommodations for dinner and rest.

Driving time: ± Day activities
Luxury Accommodation: – Travellers Resort
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Transfer to Lake Mburo

Early Morning Breakfast and off for Lake Mburo National Park where we Check in at the lodging of choice. Lunch is next and of course it is full board.
Afternoon boat ride to view hippos, Crocodiles, Impala, Eland, Buffaloes Zebras on the shore, birds in abundance such as African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike and many other (315 kinds of birds).

Lake Mburo is a continuance of the Tanzanian Plains into Uganda and it is savannah beauty dotted with acacia trees is simply lovely to behold and it is is one of only two parks with Zebras and a must for Zebra lovers. There are only two kinds of primates here the Vervet Monkey and Baboons.
Dinner at your lodging and rest.

Driving time: ± 4hours, 20minutes
Luxury Accommodation: – Budget (Rwonyo Camp), Midrange (Mburo Safari Lodge) or Luxury (Mihingo Lodge)
Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Transfer to Kampala-Entebbe

Breakfast and off to a morning game drive with zebras, antelopes, buffaloes, leopards to hopefully to be discovered by you. Lake Mburo used to be a place to find an abundance of lions but during the turbulent days of Uganda and as pastoralist came onto the Lake Mburo land they were killed and displaced. We do not

After the game drive it is off to Kampala and and lunch on the way. We head for the Entebbe area where we check in at the Imperial Resort Beach hotel up-market, Anderita Beach hotel moderate or Golf View Inn budget.
Dinner and rest.

Included in the price for this trip

  • * Guides
  • * Vehicle
  • * Fuel
  • * English speaking driver
  • * Park entrance
  • * Gorilla permit
  • * Game drives
  • * Boat trip
  • * Chimpanzee walk
  • * Swamp walk
  • * Accommodation
  • * Meals
  • * Bottled water
  • * Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price for this trip

  • * Drinks
  • * Tips
  • * Porters
  • * Laundry services
  • * Second Gorilla permit (we organize it for you)
  • * All activities in Kisoro
  • * Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
  • * Any other personal interests
  • * The first and last night in Uganda

Permits In Rwanda: USD $750 In Mgahinga: USD$600 In Buhoma Bwindi: USD $600 In South Bwindi: USD $600 In Congo: Currently not possible

Transport

4WD Toyota Land Cruiser (1-4 pers.) 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Extended (4-6 pers.) 4WD Toyota Hiace (7-8 pers.) The cars are well maintained and our drivers are experienced and English speaking Ugandans. If necessary we can also hire other vehicles.