BEST OF UGANDA PRIMATE SAFARI (10 Days)

Uganda

BEST OF UGANDA PRIMATE SAFARI (10 Days)

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Our 21-day trip brings you the best of Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 16 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

To Visit : Murchison, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi NP, Mgahinga NP

When to go : Any Time (for private safaris)

Activities : Game drives, Chimpanzee tracking, gorilla tracking, launch cruise, golden monkey tracking

  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
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ITINERARY SUMMERY
Day 1: Arrival, Kampala city tour Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park Day 6: Game drives and Boat cruise Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Day 8: Gorilla tracking and cultural walk Day 9: Golden Monkey tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala/Kigali End of Tour.
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SAFARI ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival, Kampala city tour
On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at The Lodge(Budget), Cassia Lodge(Deluxe) Le petit Hotel(Luxury).
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
At 7:00am, you will be picked from your hotel set off to Murchison Falls National park, reaching Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by 11:00am Rhino Tracking. After tracking the Rhinos for 1 hour, you will continue to Masindi where you will have lunch. You will then continue to Murchison National park reaching by 3:00pm. You will then visit the top of the falls and later drive to Red Chill Hotel (Budget)/Sambiya River Lodge (Deluxe)/Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) for your dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise.
In the morning, you will wake up early to go for morning game drives to be able to catch up with early risers like lion, leopard, hyenas, bush bucks, among others before they return to their hiding places. Return to the hotel for late breakfast, relaxation as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the Victoria Nile falls which will reward you with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 2)
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of themoon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. Reaching Fort Portal early evening, relax and refresh at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge(Luxury) Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe)/ Chimps nest Lodge (Budget).
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth national par
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for the chimpanzee briefing by the forest guide. You will locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will see more other primates such as the red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. After lunch, transfer to QENP reaching in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Enganzi Lodge(Deluxe)Ihamba Lodge(Budget).
Day 6: Game drives and Boat cruise
After a cup of coffee, go for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park. You will see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Kobs and many more. Drive back to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, after lunch and proceed for the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Different animals that come to drink water at the channel and water birds will be viewed along the shores such buffalos, elephants, school of hippos, crocodiles as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and Overnight stay (Day 5)
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi NP via Ishasha sector with game drives search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest found in the southern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge (Budget)Gorilla Mist camp(Deluxe) Mutanda Lodge(Luxury).
Day 8: Gorilla tracking and cultural walk
Early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 3-9 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural wild. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then transfer back to your lodge for relaxation. If still early, you may go for community walk in the evening to visit the Batwa (pygmies) and get entertained with their traditional dances. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 7).
Day 9: Golden Monkey tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning, you will go for golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga NP, enjoy them play in the forest. On return, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi resort(Budget)/Arcadia cottages(Deluxe)/ Birdnest@Lake Bunyonyi resort.(Luxury)
Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala/Kigali
After your relaxed breakfast, set off for Kampala. On your way to Kampala, you will have scenic view of mountains, plain fields and plantations. You will make several stopovers to do shopping and photography, reaching Kampala in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay(Day 1) or transfer to the airport for your departure flight if it is on schedule. Or, you may transfer to Kigali from Lake Bunyonyi which is a closer distance and depart from Kigali.
End of Tour
 

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Budget
The Lodge (Kampala) Red Chill Hotel (Murchison Falls) Chimps nest Lodge (Kibale Forest National Park) Ihamba Lodge (Queen Elizabeth national park) Bakiga Lodge (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) Bunyonyi resort (Lake Bunyonyi)
Med-range
Cassia Lodge (Kampala) Sambiya River Lodge (Murchison Falls) Mountains of the moon hotel (Kibale Forest National Park) Enganzi Lodge (Queen Elizabeth national park) Gorilla Mist camp (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) Arcadia cottages (Lake Bunyonyi)
Luxury (Deluxe)
Le petit Hotel (Kampala) Paraa Safari Lodge (Murchison Falls) Ndali Lodge (Kibale Forest National Park) Mweya Safari Lodge (Queen Elizabeth national park) Lake Mutanda Chamileon Hill (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) Lake Bunyonyi resort (Lake Bunyonyi)