10-Day Uganda Primate and Wildlife Safari.
Experience an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences on this Uganda Safari. For most people, mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are the highlights of this safari. There are many amazing opportunities for seeing numerous animals like Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and several species of birds. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls and the crater lakes in the western and southwestern of the country. Early Visitors to Uganda were simply amazed by what they found, In his literary masterpiece “My African Journey”, Winston Churchill describes Uganda as “the Pearl of Africa”.
Day 1: Kampala (City)
Day 2-3: Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4-5: Kibale National Park
Day 6-7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8-9: Bwindi National Park (Gorilla Trekking)
End: Entebbe (Day 10)
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala (45 minutes transfer)
The arrival of your flight at Entebbe International Airport. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative outside customs and immigration hall and transferred to your hotel. Assisted with check-in. Tour briefing will follow at the lobby. Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 2: Kampala - Murchisons Falls (07 hours drive)
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. You will depart for Murchison falls National Park, via Bombo and Masindi town. En route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will then have lunch and continue your drive. Enter through Kichumbanyobo gates and proceed to the lodge with brief game drive en route.
Arrive, check in, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Murchison Falls
Go for an early morning game drive on the Northern Bank of the Murchison Falls National Park. You will be able to view animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kobo. Murchison Falls National Park; is an untamed African savannah bisected east to west, for 115 km, by the mighty river Nile.
Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge. Lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes you to the Bottom of the roaring falls where you will see giant crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagles and rare shoebill. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay in the evening.
Day 4: Murchison - Kibale National Park (09 hours drive)
Breakfast at the lodge. Check out by 07h30 and depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch will be en route or depending on arrival time at fort portal. Punctuation of stopovers in the far countryside offers us chances to stretch in villages and around tea plantations along the drive as we check in the late evening. Have dinner and a night in a beautiful area close to a crater lake bordering Kibale Forest.
Day 5: Kibale National Park (chimp trek/ Bigodi Walk)
A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00 am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 primates, including the red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, the blue monkey, the grey mangabey, pottos, black-faced vervet monkeys, baboons, and also bush babies.
After lunch, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets. Meals and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 6: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park
After Breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park. Arrive and check-in at the lodge. Lunch. Afternoon, depart for a game drive in the park. Evening, return to the lodge before sunset for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth
Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile allows visitors to encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds.
Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge in the mid-morning, followed by lunch.
This afternoon, a two-hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is an opportunity to see hippos and crocodiles. The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa. Predators as well as nocturnal animals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons for a drink. In addition, many antelopes like the Waterbuck and the Uganda Kob also come here to quench their thirst.
This trip also enables visitors a chance to see spectacular birds. Return to the lodge in the evening, Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi National Park
08h30: After early breakfast at the lodge, check out and depart for Bwindi impenetrable forest and national park. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 and more live within Bwindi boundaries. Arrive and check-in at the lodge. Lunch. The afternoon will be at leisure.
Bwindi National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and black & white Columbus monkeys. The great blue turacos are often seen and even for a non-bird watcher, they are a marvellous sight.
Arrive and check-in, followed by lunch. The afternoon is for leisure to relax.
Day 9: Bwindi (Gorilla trek)
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountain gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You will need to carry drinking water, a rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas.
After tracking, come back to the lodge for late lunch. The afternoon will be at leisure to rest and enjoy the amazing scenery. Lunch, dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Bwindi - Entebbe (1 hour and a half flight) - Depart
Breakfast at the lodge and check out.
Transfer to the airstrip. Bid farewell to your driver's guide. Proceed to check in
for your scheduled Aerolink Air transfer to Entebbe. (flight time TBA).
Land and assisted with check-into international departures
End of our services, wish you an excellent trip.
- park fees
- Gorilla permits
- chimp permits
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals & Drinking water
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- some meals