11-Days Wildlife & Primate

Safari Tour

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Overview

The tour starts and ends in Uganda. This tour will take you to the most bizarre national parks, these parks include Lake Mburo national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and the boat safaris, visit Murchison falls national park to enjoy the wildlife and the water falls, visit Kibale National park for chimp tracking, tour the source of the Nile and many more attractions.

 

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Pick Up From Entebbe Airport

Day 2: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park

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Day 1: Pick Up From Entebbe Airport

Upon your arrival at the airport, the guide will meet you and you will be taken to your booked lodge in Kampala and relax for the rest of the day, as you prepare to start your safari the next day. You can opt for a small city tour depending on the time of arrival.

Day 2: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (3 Hours’ drive) with a stop at the equator for photographs. Expect en route game viewing with animals such as Zebra, Impala, and Eland and other Savannah species and birds like African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, and so on. After lunch, take an afternoon Boat trip on Lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and variety of bird species including the rare shoebill.

Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Home to 400+ Mountain Gorillas

Wake up early for morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to the hide outs, return to the lodge for full breakfast and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with enroute game viewing. The journey goes through beautiful views of Kigezi Hills, “the Switzerland of Africa”, have picnic lunch enrote and relax in the evening as we wait for dinner.

Day 4: Gorilla tracking Adventure

Have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters (with packed lunch and water) for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. Time taken searching for these humble giant apes is unpredictable. However, it ranges between 2-8 hours depending on their movement. The activity goes through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome. However, the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast early morning and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park with lots of game viewing en-route, including tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector. Relax after lunch at Mweya safari Lodge, and later go for an evening game drive to see animals like buffaloes, Lions, herds of Elephants, bush bucks, bush pigs, warthogs, Deffassa waterbucks and many more.

Day 6: Full day tour activities in Queen Elizabeth Park

After a cup of tea / coffee, to go for a game drive and catch up with the early risers, and predators trying to get back to their hide outs. Return for full breakfast and lunch at the Lodge, relax as we wait for lunch, later go for afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa, alongside other animals like Buffaloes, and huge crocodiles basking on the shores, as well as 611 birds species.

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park

Have breakfast and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park(home to 13 primate’s species ) through Fort-portal, amidst the great mountains of the moon(Rwenzori mountains) offering you beautiful sceneries. Lunch er-route and proceed for chimpanzee tracking. Expect other primates too like the Mangabeys, colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, bush babies baboons and many more.

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

Have breakfast and connect to Murchison falls National Park, arrive by afternoon, have lunch and drive direct to the top of the falls where the park derives its name. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing itself through a narrow gorge of 7 meters wide to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of whitewater- incredible scenery.

Day 9: Full Day tour activities in Murchison Falls Park

Take a cup of tea/coffee and go for a game drive before dawn to catch up with predators and early risers. Expect animals such as jackals, Lions, Leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffe, antelope, elephant, Buffaloes, Uganda kob and many more. You will retire from the game drive for late breakfast and lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a Boat ride on the Victoria Nile. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will view animals like the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and rare shoebills and many more.

Day 10: Transfer to Jinja & visit the source of the Nile

Wake up so early and have breakfast and then transfer to Jinja were you will arrive in time for lunch but you will have a stopover at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary to view some Rhinos and after you will proceed to Jinja and then visit the source of the Nile.

Day 11: Drive Back to Kampala

Have breakfast and then drive back to Kampala and the guide will either drop you at the airport for your departure flight or at the hotel for your stay depending on your departure time.

Inclusions        

 

  • Meals
  • Bottled water
  • Private safari vehicle

 

  • An English speaking guide
  • Accommodation
  • Park access fees
  • All activities detailed in the Itinerary

 

Exclusions

 

  • Tips,

 

  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

Min: 2 Travelers
Start/End: Kampala
Duration: 5 Days
Activity: Game drives, Boat cruise, Chimpanzee tracking, Gorilla tracking, nature walk
Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale National Park

Why Book with us?

  • Safari Departs any date
  • Unbeatable prices
  • Authentic safari experience
  • Tailor-made safari packages
  • Accommodation and meals inclusive
  • Professional guides
  • Life changing travel experiences

Best time to go

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

Uganda Gorilla Permits costs

Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

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