This tour will take you to Uganda’s top national parks for primate, gorillas tracking and game viewing. Sharing the love of primates with that of endangered gorillas and wildlife is regarded as a life time memory safari.
Day1: Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to Kampala.
On arrival at Entebbe international airport, our guide will meet and brief you about the tour and later transfer you to the hotel/lodge of your overnight. Have dinner and overnight stay at: (Budget) the Lodge Hotel, (Mid-range) Cassia Lodge, Boma Guest House, (luxury) Hotel Africana, and Serena Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park
After breakfast, your guide will pick you and drive you to the north-eastern part of Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park; you will drive through the Luwero triangle which is greatly remembered for the war victims. We will have our first stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary a home to both the black and white rhinos rhino tracking is at usd40 per person per tracking. We will have lunch break at Masindi and later we will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, visit the top of the falls where the water marvels at the Might Nile being forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades. While here one can appreciate the staggering power with which the Nile crashes through the narrow gap in the escarpment. After this wonderful view we will continue to the lodge for an overnight (luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba game lodge, Nile safari lodge (mid-range) Sambiya River Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge, (budget), Budongo Eco lodge, Red Chill rest camp Fort Murchison lodge(Full Board)
Day 3: Game drive and Launch cruise
After a cup of coffee you will be driven to the northern part of the park to meet the early risen rushing out from their hideouts. Games expected to see include predators and nocturnal animals like the hartebeests, leopards, leopards, Hyenas, elephants, giraffes, Lions and many birds among others. After this wonderful activity Return back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch, then in the afternoon you will go for a boat cruise which will take you to the bottom of the falls to have a glance to many other species of animals like Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants and buffaloes can be seen along the shoreline and also many species of birds that live and feed on the lake like the king fisher, eagle and if lucky you can spot a rare shoebill. After this magnificent activity return to the lodge for Dinner and an overnight stay at (luxury) Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba game lodge, (Mid-range) Sambiya River Lodge, Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge, (budget), Budongo Eco lodge, Red Chill rest camp Fort Murchison lodge
Day 4: Drive to Fort portal Kibale National park.
In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to Fort portal, the drive from Murchison falls to Kibale N.P takes about 7 hours to reach the town, you will arrive in the late afternoon in Fort portal for lunch and then after lunch proceed to Kibale forest national park a home to over 13 species of primates the most common is the chimpanzee the closest relative to human. Check into your pre-booked accommodation for leisure and later dinner and an overnight at Kyaninga Lodge, primate lodge kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (midrange), Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (budget)
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters in Kanyankyu for briefing before you set off to the forest to begin the search of our closest relatives the chimps. Chimpanzee tracking time is unpredictable however the search can go from 1-6 hours since meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from, so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed as well as tracking gears like sturdy pair of shoes. Ounce they are met you strictly allowed only one hour with them. Chimps are fabulous fun to watch when doing their daily activities like feeding, making nest, playing as well as jumping from one tree to another. In the process of chimp searching other species of primates can be seen including the Colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked Mangabeys baboons, civet monkey, among many others and the guide will provide you with all relative information needed on any forest flora and fauna that you come across. Come back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon go for bigodi nature walk or Ndali crater lakes region. Kyaninga Lodge, primate lodge Kibale, Ndali Lodge (luxury), kibale forest Camp, Ruwenzori view guest house (midrange), Chimpanzee Forest Guest House(budget)
Day 6 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Queen Elizabeth National park a home to a wide biodiversity of wildlife. The drive will take you about 4 hours with a scenic drive up to the park and you will arrive in the afternoon for lunch, after you will embark on a two hours launch cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects lakes Edward and George, the launch cruise provide an opportunity to watch various species of wildlife that live and feed on the lake including large numbers of hippos, crocodiles while buffaloes and elephants can be spotted along the shoreline and many species of birds if lucky you can even spot the rare shoebill. Dinner and an overnight at: Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge (luxury), kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge samba safari Lodge (mid-range) Engazi lodge, Ihamba safari Lode, Hippo Hillo Lodge, Simba Safari Camp (budget
Day 7: Game drive
After breakfast, you will be driven to Kasenyi area of the park to catch-up with different species of animals that live in the park. Games expected to see include elephant, lion, Leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, warthogs, Uganda Kob, among others, after drive back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch. After lunch, you will visit Katwe salt lake and get to know how salt is being extracted from this beautiful lake. Or you can go for chimp tracking in the Kyambura George. Dinner and an overnight at Mweya safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge (luxury), kyambura game Lodge, Ihamba safari Lodge samba safari Lodge (mid-range) Engazi lodge, Ihamba safari Lode, Hippo Hillo Lodge, Simba Safari Camp (budget
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Enjoy your morning breakfast to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will pass via Ishasha a famous place known for its tree climbing lions, if lucky you will have a glance at them sited on fig trees or tree blanches, they are so interesting to watch. You will have a lunch en-route at Ishasha wideness camp. From here you will continue to the park with more sites to different species of games like antelopes, elephant, buffaloes among others, you will arrive at the park in the late afternoon; relax at the lodge prior to your gorilla tracking tomorrow. Dinner and an overnight at (Luxury) Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge (midrange) Mahogany Lodge/ Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, (budget) Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Travellers Rest Hotel, or Buhoma Community Campground
Day 9: Gorilla tracking
Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking, before 8:00am report to the ranger station for registration and an informative talk from senior ranger guides/park warden; the guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from 3 to 9 hours depending on where these species spent the night before. So a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). You will sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 880 of these beautiful creatures left. Dinner and an overnight at (Luxury) Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge (midrange) Mahogany Lodge/ Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, (budget) Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Travellers Rest Hotel, or Buhoma Community Campground
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After a Morning breakfast, drive through the rolling terraced hills of Kabale to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lakes in Africa and it is dotted with at least 20 small islands and encircled with steep terraced hills. Have lunch at the lodge and enjoy your afternoon canoe ride to explore the different islands and the opportunity to see numerous bird species. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice 🙁 Budget): Bushara Island Camp, (Mid-range): Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Heritage Lodge, and Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort. (Luxury): Arcadia Cottages
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo
Have breakfast at the lodge, after you will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is the smallest park in Uganda and the closest park to the capital Kampala, arrive in time at the lodge for lunch and then after lunch go for an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo for an opportunity to view various species of animals such as hippos and crocodile just meters from the boat, buffaloes and elephant can be spotted along the shoreline plus various species of birds that live and feed on the lake. Dinner and an overnight at 🙁 Budget): Bushara Island Camp, (Mid-range): Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Heritage Lodge, and Lake Bunyonyi Safari Resort. (Luxury): Arcadia Cottages
Day 12:Game drive andTransfer to Kampala
After an early breakfast, go for a game drive at the park to search for zebras, antelopes, cape buffalos, elands and Oribis and many species of birds. Retire back to the lodge for lunch and the after depart back to Kampala/hotel/airport to meet your departure flight if scheduled on this day.
End of the Safari
The safari quotation includes
- The cost of all 4×4 ground transportation and fuel Full time English speaking guide and all his associated expenses
- Park entry fees
- 2 Gorilla permit per person
- 1Chimppermit per permit
- Nature walks
- Community walks
- Game drives
- Boat rides
- Accommodation and meals on full board basis staying in single rooms
- Airport transfers
- and any other activity listed in the itinerary
But it will exclude items of personal Nature like laundry, beverages, beers and tipping of staff at the lodge and any other expenses that is not mentioned above.