Select Page

10 Days Best of Uganda Primate & Wildlife Safari

GORILLA, CHIMPS, RELAXATION IN LAKE BUNYONYI
Learn moreRequest details

Overview

Discover the best of Uganda in 10 days. The safari takes you to explore the vast wildlife Uganda has. The safari also takes you to the virgin land of Kidepo for impressive wildlife & Karimojong discovery. The excitement throughout this trip is undeniable. From the awesome gorilla encounter, splendid wildlife experience to the African big 5 encounter – you have every reason to miss Uganda after finishing this trip.

10 Days

IN THE WILD

BWINDI, KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, LAKE BUNYONYI, ETC

$ 8,034

PER PERSON

PREMIUM

LUXURY SAFARI

WILDLIFE

ADVENTURE SAFARI

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your Lodge

Lodges subject to availability

Kampala Serena Hotel
Sheraton Hotel
Mestil Kampala

 

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Uganda, “Tusanyuse okukulaba” meaning we are happy to see you. Depending on your arrival time, our company representative will meet and pick you up. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay, if you need to check out the city in the late evening, you can let your driver know about your plan for the night.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Lodges subject to availability

Paraa Safari Lodge
Nile Safari Lodge

Today you will start the journey to Murchison Falls National Park as early as 6 am to be able to have ample time in the park. You will drive directly to the park with a brief stopover at the top of the Murchison falls. After this experience you proceed for lunch and later for a boat Safari on River Nile from where you shall watch different animals along the shore both those that live in the water and those coming for watering.

The boat ride takes you to about ten meters from the bottom of Murchison falls – also known as the ‘ ‘Devils cauldron” before returning to the starting point. Your driver guide will pick you up and after a short evening game drive if you are staying at the northern bank of the river otherwise you transfer immediately to the southern bank because of ferry crossing times.

You will eat dinner and sleep at your lodging.

Day 3: Full day Murchison Falls exploration

Lodges subject to availability

Paraa Safari Lodge
Nile Safari Lodge

Day 3: Full day Murchison exploration – Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

This morning in Murchison Falls National park starts differently compared to Kidepo days. This time, you are having a morning boat cruise along the Nile. The boat cruise is approximately 2hrs, just floating on the waters, watching various animals on the water banks including the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, birds such as the sun birds, African fish eagle and most interesting the water falls. If you are fit enough, you can opt for a hike to the top of the falls and if not, sail back to the river shores. Proceed for lunch, if it’s a hot day, take a deep in the pool and wait on your guide for an evening game drive. Many of the animals are winding their day and some of the night hunters are getting ready to run out of their dens, catch a glimpse of the giraffes, elephants, kobs, bushbucks, warthogs, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks and so many more. This is enough for the day, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Continue to the lodge for overnight.

Day 4:  Transfer to Kibale National Park

Lodges subject to availability

Kyaninga Safari Lodge
Primate Lodge

Day 4:  Transfer to Kibale National park

Today is yet another day for a longer drive also. Driving from Murchison falls to Kibale National park is approximately 9-10hrs on the road. Most important of all, your guide will help you enjoy the trip, make stops to take photos, have some fresh fruits and snacks as well; it is such an interesting drive. Take a moment to see the Mahoma falls, the crater lakes and a lot more.

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking experience

Lodges subject to availability

Engazi Game Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant Plains

Day 5: Chimp trekking experience

Kibale forest is termed as the primate capital of the world with over 13 species of primates living in this forest. Today’s best highlight is the chimpanzee tracking that takes approximately 3-4hrs with the help of the guide. Make sure you carry some drinking water and get your camera ready to capture these apes. Close to the chimps, you can view the colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, forest hogs and thousands of birds. Retire from the encounter and return to the lodge for lunch or have a packed meal in the forest. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at either leisure or visiting the Bigodi wetland to capture a moment with the birds of kibale forest and mostly the elusive shoebill before a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Day 6: Full day Queen Elizabeth national park experience

Lodges subject to availability

Engazi Game Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant Plains

Day 6: Morning Game drive & Boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National park

You wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading to the park for the game drive at 7am. Undertake a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks and the Queen’s Mile in search of the amazing wild game including; cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Hyena, lions, side striped jackals among other wildlife. Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2pm. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 60 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable 

Lodges subject to availability

Clouds Mountain Game Lodge
Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park driving through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park named Ishasha well known for its tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector presents a remarkable encounter with the unique tree climbing lions which are only existing in two spots in the whole world with the Ishasha sector having the best viewing opportunities. You continue on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Day 8: Bwindi Gorilla trekking experience 

Lodges subject to availability

Clouds Mountain Game Lodge
Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 8: Bwindi Gorilla trekking

This is a special day dedicated for the impressive mountain gorillas. Undertaking the gorilla trekking experience in the hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi is such a lifetime endeavor that will create lasting memories. You gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track. The encounter takes 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is available to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Upon approaching gorillas, their reaction is not predictable as it can include them giving you a courteous welcome, minding less about you and charging against you. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park through fascinating Kigezi Highlands where locals apply terracing methods to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscapes. You arrive at your lodge and proceed for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Golden monkey experience

Lodges subject to availability

Clouds Mountain Game Lodge
Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 9: Golden monkey trekking

You will return to the park for your golden monkey trekking. Just like the previous day, you receive a briefing from the ranger guide who will share information on what to expect while in the Virunga volcanoes searching for the golden monkeys. After this short brief, you will start your hike up in search of the golden monkeys.

Porters are available for those interested and an enforcement officer will join you to help in case you meet the wild buffaloes and Elephants which can be dangerous. Golden monkeys are swift in their movements unlike the gorillas and you will follow them as they feed. They love feeding on bamboo shoots among other foods like fruits, vegetation and sometimes ants.

You are only allowed to spend 1 hour with the golden monkeys before you start your descent back to the starting point and continue the journey to your lodge or any other activity you have organized for the day.

Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala

Lodges subject to availability

no accommodation

Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala.

the early morning lake tour by taking a boat cruise exploring the impressive waters of Lake Bunyonyi noted as the second deepest in Africa. You also take a walk on one of the main Islands to explore the beauty of the lake of a thousand Islands in detail. Retreat from the 2 hour activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive driving through impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda making a traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center for typical African buffet and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots where one leg would be in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. Arrive in Kampala in the afternoon to mark the end of the tour.

Request A Quote

Send us a direct email or fill out the form by clicking the below link and a safari expert will put together a trip quote for you.

Let’s help you craft a safari that suits your style.

Related Safari Experiences

12 Days Luxury Uganda Exploration

12 Days

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings.

12 Days Luxury Uganda Exploration

12 Days

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings.

12 Days Luxury Uganda Exploration

12 Days

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings.

Book with Confidence cool

We are regulated by UTB and also duly registered to the bodies below

:(