8 Days Primates Safari Uganda – Gorilla Trekking Safari and Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

The 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda is well packaged with game drives and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park.

Trip Highlights for 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Game drives
  • Launch cruise
  • Chimpanzee trekking

Brief itinerary for 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

  • Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kampala for a city tour
  • Day 2: transfer to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 4: transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and an evening game drive
  • Day3: morning game drive and launch cruise
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park
  • Day 7:  Chimpanzee tracking
  • Day 8: return to Kampala

Detailed itinerary for 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kampala

Upon arrival, you will be received by our company representative who will transfer you to Kampala for stimulant and a city tour as you visit various sites in the capital city of Uganda.  Overnight at

Victoria Serena

The Boma Guest House

Golden tulip

Cassia lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your guide will pick you from your hotel early in the morning and drive you to the south western side of the country through a lush country side. You will be awestruck by the traditional drum makers, a photo shoot at the Equator and the Ankole long horned cattle near Mbarara town. With a lunch stop in Mbarara, proceed further south west through the enthralling scenery of Kabale with rolling hills festooned with terraces. On arrival, check into the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay:

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chameleon hill lodge

Ichumbi gorilla lodge

The Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

mountain gorilla on 8 Days Primate Safari UgandaEarly in the morning after breakfast, Report to the park headquarters with a picnic lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. Enter the forest and enjoy its exquisiteness and novelty being home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Proceed through the dense vegetation to trek for these endangered primates depending on where they built their nest the previous night.

For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is one hour. Observe the placid giants as they feed, groom the young, make love and play. If time allows, after tracking, you may take a community visit as you experience the life style of the Batwa communities. Visit a traditional herbalist, black smith and a local brewery to see how beer is brewed using local methods. Get back to the lodge diner and overnight stay:

Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Chameleon hill lodge

Ichumbi gorilla lodge

The Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Evening Game Drive

We shall drive through the country side passing through traditional homesteads and farms. Continue on to Queen Elizabeth National park through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector) as you look out for the tree climbing lions resting in the fig trees. You may as well be pleased by the sight of cobs, water bucks and other antelopes grazing in the Ishasha plains. Have lunch and carry on to the upper part of the park with an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at

Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mazike safari lodge

Parkview safari lodge

Engazi game lodge

Day 5: Morning Game Drive and Launch Cruise

Take a morning game drive to catch up with the early raisers like the leopard, lion, spotted hyena among others. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s miscellaneous ecosystem of lush plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an implausible profusion of wildlife.

As you take the Kasenyi trail, watch out for buffalos, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, topis, kobs, waterbucks, bush bucks, bush duikers among others. Also, to expect is an astonishing bird life that includes the martial eagle, the Woodland kingfisher, the great blue turaco, the grey plantain eater among the 606 species recorded in the park. Revert to the lodge for a late breakfast.

After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds including the African Fish eagle, the African Skimmer, pelican, the antediluvian looking shoe bill and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be viewed as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are common inhabitants and are habitually sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight at

Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mazike safari lodge

Parkview safari lodge

Engazi game lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National Park and Bigodi Walk

After your tranquil breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale forest national park eminent for its highest population of primates in Africa and home to the Chimpanzee. You will pass through Kasese as you enjoy the appealing sight of the Rwenzori glacial peaks’ well decorating the sky line’s back ground and arrive in Kibale in time for lunch. After lunch, you will embark on a nature walk through Bigodi wetland for primate and bird watching. Overnight stay at

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

Kyaninga Safari lodge

Crater Safari lodge

Kibale forest camp

Day 7:  Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee on a 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda chimpanzeeHave an early morning breakfast and head out to the Kibale national park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park guide. Go on to track man’s closest relative of all the apes in this cosmic forest.

You are likely to come across other primates like olive baboons, bonbons, red colobus, black and white colobus, red and blue monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey among others as well as a wide miscellany of birds. If you have time, you may take an optional evening visit to the crater lakes of Ndali. Retire for an overnight at your lodge.

Lodges in Kibale Forest National Park

Kyaninga Safari lodge

Crater Safari lodge

Kibale forest camp

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

You will check out at the lodge after your breakfast as you drive back to Kampala through Mubende. You may take an optional visit to Nakayima Tree which is believed to be the house for a goddess Nakayima and her spirits and some locals go to seek their favor.  

Then proceed with an en route lunch in Mityana or Kampala depending on where time for lunch will find you. Upon arrival in Kampala, transfer to the airport arriving in time for your departure flight.

End of 8 days Primate Safari Uganda

Inclusions for the 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

  • Park Entrance fees
  • Launch cruises
  • Game Drives.
  • Gorilla Tracking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Transportation in Safari Land cruiser
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • all accommodations while on tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit in Kibale national park
  • Bigodi wetland walk
  • Kampala city tour

Exclusions for your 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

  • International flight
  • Visa fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Drinks and tips

What to carry for gorilla and chimp tracking on your 8 days Uganda Primate Safari

  • Hiking Boots
  • Garden Gloves
  • Rain Jacket
  • Long Sleeved Shirts/Blouse
  • Energy Giving snacks
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Insect repellants

Guidelines for gorilla tracking on your 8 Days Primate Safari Uganda

Before you set out

  • Don’t visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
  • Human waste should be buried 30cm (12) deep
  • Maximum number of visitors is eight persons per gorilla group

When you are with the gorillas and chimps

  • Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour.
  • If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans.
  • Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day.
  • Don’t use flash photography