10 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Number of TravellersPrice Per Person
1$ 6,330
2$ 5,950
3$ 5,370
4$ 4,985
10 Days
15+

Departure

Entebbe

Destination

Murchison, Kibale, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Parks and Lake Bunyonyi

Included

Gorilla Permits
Chimpanzee Permits
All meals
All Accomodation
All Transportation
All Taxes/VAT
Park Entry fees

Excluded

Additional Accommodation
Tips
International Flights

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Tour Plan

Day 1 Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Your driver will pick you up from the accommodation and you will head out for Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include, the roaring rapids of the Murchison and the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others. En route, make a detour visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. You will have at least one hour of rhino tracking while here. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check into your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 2 Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise along Victoria Nile

Have your breakfast then depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park. Here you will have the opportunity of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. For any birder among you, this area supports the secretary bird and the black chested snake eagle to name a few. Then return to your accommodation for lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the launch/boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including hippos, crocodiles and several water birds. Continue with a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is breathtaking. Miss it only if you must. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Day 3 Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have breakfast in the morning and depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Consider adding a stop in Fort Portal, a town cradled by the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and famed for its crater lakes and cultural experiences. Here, you can explore the Mabeere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves, a fascinating natural wonder. Learn about the caves' unique formations and the captivating story behind their name.

Alternatively, embark on a scenic hike to the "Top of the World" viewpoint, offering breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding crater lakes, lush landscapes, and even the distant peaks of the Rwenzoris. Explore the numerous crater lakes scattered around Fort Portal, some perfect for a short walk and exploration. Continue your journey to Kibale Forest National Park while still basking in the majestic views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Day 4 Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

On this day, you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. Today in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The chimpanzee trekking experience here is done on several well-maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa. Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red Colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, and the black and white Colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies, and nocturnal potts.

After the tracking, you will have the opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to see various bird species, butterflies, and primates. Dinner and your overnight stay are at lodge.

Day 5 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning, you can relax at your lodge and enjoy the tranquility. En route, you will visit the enchanting twin lakes of Rubirizi, also known as Nyanzabiri. Explore the mystical caves, and embark on a boat cruise to spot diverse birdlife. Continuing your journey, you will stop by Lake Katwe, a captivating crater lake famous for its salt production and dramatic landscape. Witness the local communities at work harvesting the salt or simply admire the otherworldly scenery.

Finally, you'll arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth is Uganda's second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific games, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog, and waterbuck. Lions are a usual sighting in the park. Be prepared for large numbers of hippos and elephants, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine. In the late afternoon, you will go for a game drive in the park, where you can witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

 

Day 6 Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you will wake up early. A little before sunrise, coffee, tea, and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and will likely come across elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, and many warthogs. In the afternoon, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine) as well as a variety of other animals that come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffaloes, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a wide range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat safari, you drive back to the lodge through the park.

Optional Activities
Chimp tracking Kyambura Gorge US$ 50 pp
Lion predator tracking US$ 85 pp.

Day 7 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park pass Ishasha Sector for Climbing Lions

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park—famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas–roughly half of the world’s population), including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Day 8 Gorilla Tracking and Batwa Talks and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter, check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water making it magical—you could admire them all day.

Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi Exploration

Lake Bunyonyi, known as the "Place of Little Birds," offers a stunning escape nestled amidst rolling hills. Here, you can choose from a variety of activities:

Take a scenic boat ride or canoe trip across the lake, and enjoy island hopping. Paddle a traditional dugout canoe and discover the lake's 29 islands, each with its unique history and charm. Embark on a community visit or hike through the surrounding islands, experiencing the local way of life.

Go for a refreshing swim in the bilharzia-free waters, or simply unwind by the lake and admire the picturesque scenery. For a thrill, consider ziplining or mountain biking around the lake for a unique perspective.

Day 10 Transfer Back to Kampala

After your breakfast, check out and embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight. Remember to make a stop at the Uganda Equator line mark for some memorable photos while on your safari in the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, proceed to Entebbe Airport where your driver/guide will gladly drop you off. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next you visit. Thanks for choosing Kofi Travel Safaris Uganda.

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