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Primate Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Gorilla Forest Camp

Enjoy four days exploring the Kibale Forest National Park on guided forest walks (where you may encounter chimpanzees and Red Colobus Monkeys) and the plains game and high concentration of elephant in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Your last three nights are spent in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with two full days of gorilla tracking.

Day 1-2: Primate Lodge, Uganda

Today you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you will be met for a welcome drink and briefing, and then transferred to your hotel, followed by a drive of approximately 6 hours west to the Kibale Forest National Park.

This tropical rainforest is the natural habitat for 12 primate species, and contains the highest primate density of any area on Earth. Here, on a guided forest walk, you may find chimpanzees and Red Colobus Monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient trees, some of which are 50 to 60 metres (150-180 feet) in height. They provide a majestic canopy for the profusion of life, including 325 bird species. We enjoy morning and afternoon walks.

Spend 2 nights at Primate Lodge on a full board basis.

Day 3-4: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Uganda

This morning we take a road transfer of approximately 6 hours south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The game densities in Ishasha are high, and this region has reported some of the largest herds of Elephant anywhere in Uganda, as it is the main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC. There is prolific plains game here, primarily Topi and Uganda Kob, buffalo, hippo and of course elephant.

Spend 2 nights at Ishasha Wilderness Camp on a full board basis.

Day 5-7: Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda

We enjoy game drives in the park, followed by a transfer to Bwindi (approximately 2 ½ hours).

The Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi are part of a worldwide population of just 720 individuals. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to either one of 6 habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allowed a few privileged visitors to interact with them in the wild.

The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

Spend three nights at Gorilla Forest Camp on a full board basis.

Day 8: Departure

Today we take a private charter flight back to Entebbe and prepare for our departure flight home.

Primate Lodge

Accommodation

Located in the middle of Kibale Forest National Park, this eco-friendly safari lodge is the perfect gateway for tracking the primates of Uganda, with a special focus on the wild chimpanzees that inhabit this African rainforest. view details

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Accommodation

The ideal location for a midway break between gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game viewing in the other areas of Queen Elizabeth National Park or Kibale Forest. view details

Gorilla Forest Camp

Accommodation

Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp nestled in the mist-swathed rainforests of a mountainside in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. view details

  • Twin accommodation
  • Meals & beverages as specified
  • Private transfers
  • Scheduled flights
  • Scheduled game activities as specified