12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

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12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Tour overview

This 12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari is one of the best itineraries that take you to the most visited National parks of Uganda starting with a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking, Murchison Falls National park, Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee tracking, mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, Canoeing on Lake Mutanda in Kisoro and Queen Elisabeth National Park for wildlife game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel connecting lake Gorge and lake Edward

Safari Highlights of Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary
  • Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Boat Cruise on Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls
  • Game drive in Murchison Falls Park
  • Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Boat cruise in Lake Mburo
  • Game drive in Lake Mburo Park
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Tour Summary of Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise to the “bottom of the falls”
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector
  • Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park
  • Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 12: Departure to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of 12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival – Kampala transfer

One of our company representatives will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to a hotel of your choice in Kampala for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Kampala –Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, depart Kampala early morning taking a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle. Stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Opened up in 1998, the Rhino fund aims at reintroducing black and white Rhinos into Uganda’s protected areas as well as educating the local communities on endangered Rhinos, poaching, and environmental conservation. The Rhino trek takes 1-2 hours and you will get an opportunity of viewing them at close quarters kob. Have a lunch stop in Masindi and continue on to the top of the falls. Checking in for dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your choice.

Day 3: Morning Game drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise-Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive to search for giraffes, lions, hart beasts, elephants, cape buffalo, and many other mammals. Birds include the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mousebirds, the Secretary bird, Swallow-Tailed Bee-eaters, and the Silver Headed Agama. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride on the placid Victoria Nile to the foot of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice and over a 40-meter drop. En route, you may see the Nile crocodile, pools of hippo, waterbucks, and a variety of bird species. Disembark from your boat and take a 45 minutes hike to the gorge where the river explodes into several cascades to form the falls. Dinner and Overnight.

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National park

Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, take a scenic drive on to Fort portal town, checking in for dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your choice depending on your budget.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning walk in Kibale Forest to track the habituated chimps. Watch the delightful apes as they squabble and play in trees. After lunch, we shall go for a 2-3 hour optional nature walk in Bigodi Swamp a home of 200 bird species including the Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco. The swamp has also got 8 Primate Species and an abundance of butterflies. Get a chance to visit Bigodi women’s project located at the wetland sanctuary office in the Bigodi trading center. The group sells Mats, bags, jewelry and 10% of all sales from crafts contribute to community development, and over the years, the income has funded Bigodi Pre–Primary school and supported orphans, widows, the disabled, and other disadvantaged people in the community. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, have an early morning tour to the crater lakes region. Visit the top of the world (A natural bridge) and view the snow Cap of Mount Rwenzori on a clear day. Have an early lunch at the lodge and drive through the foothills of Rwenzori ranges onto Queen Elizabeth National park. Dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your choice.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Get up ready for a 6.30 am morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forests, rivers, swamps, lakes, and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Return to your accommodation for a late breakfast. After lunch, go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home to a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector

We have an option of trekking the Chimps in Kyambura gorge today, alternatively, you can visit the Maramagambo forest for a nature walk in the forest. Return to the lodge for an early lunch and transfer to Ishasha for an afternoon game drive. Ishasha is known as the most alluring region for game drives in Uganda, if we are lucky we shall spot the tree-climbing lions. Dinner and Overnight at the accommodation of your choice.

Day 9: Ishasha – Bwindi Forest National Park

Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, brief game drive, and transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park. Check-in at the accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. For conservation purposes, the time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. Observe the gentle giants as they feed and play. If we have a free afternoon, we shall go for a 3-hour village walk. Take note of the livelihoods of the local communities, and visit a traditional herbalist, blacksmith, and local brewery to see how beer is brewed using local methods. Enjoy the traditional dances offered by the community. If we have time, we can visit Bwindi Hospital and see how we can help the local community. Retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park

Check out of the lodge with packed lunches and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with a brief stop at Igongo Cultural Museum. This is rich with the cultural heritage of western Uganda. Continue on to the park, and overnight stay at the accommodation of your choice.

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park –Kampala

Early morning game drive and enjoy the rich biodiversity including large herds of zebra, impala, gigantic eland, topis, and a variety of bird species. Return to your accommodation for a late breakfast. Have an early lunch and transfer to Kampala or Entebbe airport arriving in time for your departure flight.

End of the 12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Please note that this is a guideline program that may be customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.

  • 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

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.

Includes:

– Meet & greet services airport transfers to/from Entebbe airport,
– Accommodation and meals on safari as above,
– Chimp and gorilla permit
– Bottled water in the safari vehicle,
– Full-time services of English-speaking 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 an 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)

1 person 4875
2 people 3525
3 people 3340
4 people 3250
5 people 3130
6 people 3055

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