7 Days Uganda Bird Watching and Primate Safaris From From Kigali Rwanda

This 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching and Primate Safaris From Kigali Rwanda, it can also start and ends in Entebbe Uganda, it involves both gorilla & chimpanzee trekking, it involves wildlife viewing, as well as bird watching. The main tourist destinations to visit includes; Kibale National park is famous for bird spices and harboring 13 primate species including the chimpanzees, olive monkeys, vervet monkey, white and black colobus monkeys and many more. Queen Elizabeth national park which is famous for variety of wildlife and bird species including the tree climbing lions as well as the Kazinga channel which connects both Lake Edward and Lake George and it has got variety of crocodiles, hippos, birds and the buffaloes. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park of Uganda is famous for mountain gorillas and it contains a total number of 460 individuals with 20 main gorilla groups to track. The harbors many other animal species including the chimpanzees, monkeys, elephants and many species of Birds. you can as well see what our previous clients say about us on Trip Advisor

Safari Highlights

  • Birding in Bigodi Swamp
  • Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest
  • Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector
  • Game drive in Queen Elisabeth Park
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Tour Summary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park for a primate safari
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking safari and Bird Watching in Bigodi wetland
  • Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking safari
  • Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Day 7: Departure and end of 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching and Primate Safaris From Kigali Rwanda

Things to Consider

  • All Accommodation is Inclusive
  • All Meals are included
  • Tour can Start and End in Uganda or Rwanda
  • Can be Booked as Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour: Max 6 to 8 People per group
  • Gorilla trekking permit is included
  • Tour Can Depart any day any time
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • All Park Entrances is Included

Transportation & Guides

We use both standard 4×4 customized safari vans and 4×4 luxury customized safari Land cruisers as our road mode of transport for game viewing, taking photos wildlife filming and photography, all our safari vehicles has pop up roofs for proper game viewing and easy for to take as much photos as you can, with also charging system for your cameras, phones and also every client is guaranteed of a window seat for easy view.

Our drive/guides are very professionally and well trained, we know every successful safari needs a great guide, majority of the comments from our clients regarding our services are centered on the professionalism of our guides, returning clients request the same guide on their second and third trip.

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park for a primate safari

After breakfast transfer to Kibale Forest National Park , this fascinating drive takes you through papyrus swamps and thick jungle towards the Kibale Forest which is neatly tucked sat the floor of the Rwenzori Mountains. Kibale forest is 1100 -1600 m above sea level and it contains both mountain and lowland forests with 13 primate species including the chimpanzees and golden monkeys including the red colobus monkeys as well as the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys. The park was gazetted in 1932 and established in 1993 to protect the then increasing number of animals and vegetation. The other species of animal species found in the park include; 250 tree species, 325 bird species, 13 primate species in Kibale forest, 60 mammal species, and 14 wild fields. On you arrival at the park, you will visit the scenic crater lakes region and get chance to check out the terraced tea states. Later on, proceed back to the lodge to relax for the evening and enjoy your dinner.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guest
Budget: Kibale Forest camp

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking safari and Bird Watching in Bigodi wetland

Early in the morning after taking breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. By 8:00am, you will be starting your search for the chimpanzees within the park. These primates in Uganda are the closest relatives to the human being and they share 98% of their DNA with that of the human beings. There are also many other primate species and many bird species which will be seen along with the chimpanzees and these include; the L’Hoest’s monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked Mangabey, red tailed monkeys, the bush babies, and many bird species which include; green breasted pitta, rumped tinker bird, yellow spotted nicator, and the green breasted pitta, this park is one of the great rain forest in Africa and it has the largest community of chimpanzees where by each community has 1 -100 individuals and each community has a complicated social structure.

In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting calls, and then head to the place from which they replied from. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socializing with each other.

Later in the afternoon, you will go for bird watching in Bigodi swamp in Kibale Forest which is also good for watching primates and many birds. It’s mainly maintained by the local people and they earn a living from there. You will enjoy many bird species here including; the great blue turuco, and many more, the other primate species to view here include; the baboons, mongoose, otters, bush pigs as well as the bush bucks.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guest
Budget: Kibale Forest camp

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, you might opt for a bird watching/nature walk in Kibale forest or decide to drive directly to Queen Elizabeth National park, the drive takes 3 hours and you will pass through fort portal town and arrive at the park in time for lunch, On your arrival, check at the lodge and enjoy your lunch as you prepare to enjoy evening game drive with in the park, you will view many species of birds and animal which may include the birds, elephants, lions, buffalos, kobs, antelopes and many more.

Queen Elizabeth is mainly famous for the many wildlife species and birds along Kazinga channel which connects Lake George and Lake Edward. The park covers an area of 767 sq. miles and it’s a home to many bird species as well as crater lakes. After evening game drive, return to your lodge for an overnight and dinner.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Mid-range: Bush Lodge
Budget: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

We shall wake so early in the morning, proceed to the park to engage in an early morning game drive to view the early morning risers in kasenyi track, get chance to view many birds and animals including; lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes, kobs, antelopes, etc. these animals can be view at a closer range. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch as you prepare to enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, were your eyes will be fed with variety of water animals and many species of birds. The wildlife species include; the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, pink backed pelicans, saddle billed stork, the malachite kingfishers. After, return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Mid-range: Bush Lodge
Budget: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi forest for gorilla trekking safari

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to towards the south of the park through the great shinning Savannah vegetation and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national Park via the Ishasha sector which is famous for the tree climbing lions and birds. On your arrival at the park, check in at the lodge, enjoy lunch and after proceed for a late evening game drive within the park, get chance to view many animal species including; the antelopes, kobs, water buck, warthogs, elephants and many species of birds.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge Ruhija
Budget: Broadbill Camp

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Have an early morning breakfast, and after proceed to the park headquarters to have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The rangers will then accompany you to the rain forest to start your search for the gentle giants. This walk can sometimes be tough and it needs someone so strong. Trekkers are always advised to carry their rain coats and boots because the weather there is always unpredictable. There are also some potters who always help with the carrying of the luggage on behalf of the visitors but at a small cost. On sighting the gorillas, the rangers will guide you on handle them, especially by giving them a 6 meter distance as you enjoy them play around. It’s always not easy to predict how long gorilla tracking in Uganda will take and this also depends on the location of some families since some of them are far from the park headquarters. However, it always takes 2 to 8 hours to come into contact with them and the rangers will always be there to guide you. Trackers are also advisable to be physically fit before going for tracking. After your trek, return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon, you may opt to visit the Batwa community to enjoy some cultural performances before retiring at your lodge.

 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Mid-range: Bakiga Lodge Ruhija
Budget: Broadbill Camp

Day 7: Departure and end of 7 Days Uganda Bird Watching and Primate Safaris From Kigali Rwanda

Breakfast in the morning and after start your journey back to Entebbe/Kampala, you will have a stopover at the equator for some photos and lunch in Mbarara town at Igongo cultural center. You might also opt to visit the museum here and after proceed to Entebbe/Kampala reaching late afternoon.

All our tours/safaris can start and end in Kigali Rwanda or Entebbe Uganda with no extra costs


Our tour consultant is at your disposal for any information you may need 24/7

 


We do all your airport transfers in Kigali or Entebbe

 


We arrange accommodation for you day before the tour starts and on the day tour ends with no extra costs

Includes: Meet & greet services, airport transfers to/from Kigali airport, accommodation and meals on safari as above, one gorilla permit per person bottled water on safari vehicle, services of driver/guide, all park entry fees and set activities on the itinerary.

Excludes: Visas, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature. Charter/Scheduled flights also optional extra.  Plus all expenses of personal nature like tips, drinks etc.

COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS.

Cost per person sharing Price(USD)

COST PER PERSON SHARING TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS

Cost per person sharing Price(USD) budget Safari Price (USD)Mid-range Safari
1 person 4085 4247
2 people 3645 3960
3 people 3485 3630
4 people 3279 3480
5 people 3145 3287
6 people 3050 3195
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