10-DAY UGANDA PRIMATES AND WILDLIFE

SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 10 day Uganda safari takes you to explore the finest of Uganda’s biodiversity in Murchison Falls National Park-Uganda’s largest park for a spectacular game drive and thrilling boat cruise. You will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking, Kibale National Park-the primate capital of the world for chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk, Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda’s second largest, most diverse and popular conservation area for yet another eye catching game drive and fascinating boat cruise and finally to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-the home to the gentle giants for an ultimate gorilla trekking experience before you return to Entebbe.

Tour at a glance

Day 1: Arrival and pick up

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 5: Chimp trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Game drive and Boat cruise

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 9: Gorilla tracking

Day 10: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

Tour in detail

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND PICK UP

Upon arrival, you will be received by the company representative who will transfer you to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Two Friends Beach Hotel

Meal Plan: BB

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK VIA ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

After an early breakfast, your safari guide will meet you at the hotel, brief you about the 10 day safari and set off as you embark on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will pass through Luwero town before having a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, you will take a guided walk to the bush in search of the white rhinos. The tracking will take approximately 3 hours or less. After tracking, you will have lunch and shortly continue with your journey to Masindi town.

You will proceed to the park. Along your way, you will be able to spot some baboons grooming on the roadside, warthogs and many other species of the park. Arrival at the lodge for check-in, relaxation and overnight.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Arise very early in the morning, have breakfast and head out for a game drive (latest 6:30am) in the savannah in search for wildlife such as Nubian giraffes, Lake Chad buffalos, lions, spotted hyenas, Savannah elephants, Uganda kobs, Lelwel’s hartebeest, common warthogs, oribis, Bohor’s Reedbuck and many birds like Black-headed Lapwing, Blue-headed Coucal, Giant kingfisher, Swamp flycatcher, Red-throated bee eater, Black-billed barbet. The game drive is conducted in the Northern sector of the park. After the game drive, you will return and have lunch at the lodge as you prepare for a thrilling boat cruise on the Nile. The launch cruise will reward you with an eccentric view of the Nile, amidst the encounter of the huge Nile crocodiles, hippos and several other wildlife and waders like African skimmers on the lake shores. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast at leisure, you will transfer to Kibale National Park through the Albertine escarpment.  Kibale National Park is one of the best places for chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. The park is also home to over 375 bird species, 351 tree species and 70 mammal species, out of which 13 are primate species including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, Blue monkeys, Red-cheeked Mangabey and Uganda red colobus monkeys.

Overnight at: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full board

DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND BIGODI SWAMP WALK

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the chimpanzee briefing point where you will be briefed about the activity. While there, you will be assigned a game ranger and armed men for your safety against animals in the park. You will walk through the forest as the ranger keeps in touch with the monitoring team on ground. As you walk through the trails, the guide will explain to you the different flora and fauna of the forest.

Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will be given up-to an hour to interact depending on their mood. Later, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the Bigodi swamp walk and community experience. Among the activities to excite you here include local liquor making, weaving of baskets, cultural dances, and also paying a visit to the cultural doctor. Later you will drive back to the lodge for an overnight.

Overnight at: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Wake up to a leisurely breakfast and later transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Rwimi driving through scenic views of some crater lakes like Lake Nyinambuga, Kasenda and Kifurukwa, seen along your way. As you approach Kasese town, you will have spectacular views of the Rwenzori ranges. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park for check-in and lunch. After lunch, you can choose to relax at the lodge or take an afternoon game drive with chances of seeing species like African elephants, African Cape buffaloes among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Overnight at: Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 7: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Have breakfast very early in the morning and head out for a game drive (6:00am) in the Kasenyi plains. You will be exposed to species like African elephants, African Cape buffaloes, Uganda kobs, leopards, lions. The park also boasts a record of over 600 bird species. Drive back to the lodge for hot lunch and take a boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

The Kazinga channel is a 42km stretch, connecting Lake George and Lake Edward with rewarding big herds of buffaloes, school of hippos, Nile crocodiles and different bird species like the rare African skimmers and Lesser Flamingos. After the cruise, you can opt for a sundowner at one of the crater lakes or transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Overnight at: Enganzi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the famous Mountain Gorillas making it the best place in Uganda for tracking these gentle giants. You will arrive late in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast, carry lunch boxes and drive to the park headquarters for a briefing before the gorilla trekking activity. You will be assigned a group to track a particular gorilla family. Shortly you will be led into the jungle by an armed ranger who will keep in touch with the monitoring team on ground in order to easily locate the mountain gorillas. The activity can take between 3-7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Once you locate the gorilla family, you will be given up to an hour to watch them in their natural habitat playing, feeding, resting and going about their daily life. Later return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Overnight at: Bweza Gorilla Lodge   

Meal Plan: Full Board

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA/ENTEBBE

Have breakfast, check out and set off for Entebbe International Airport with a stopover for lunch en-route. You will also have an en-route stopover at the equator for a photo session and you can also purchase some hand-made craft souvenirs before proceeding with your journey, arriving in Entebbe in the late afternoon for drop off at your hotel or the airport for your flight.

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 2 PEOPLE = 3,643 USD

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE = 2,940 USD

COST PER PERSON FOR A GROUP OF 6 PEOPLE = 2,706 USD

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation and meal plan as per
    itinerary

  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 coaster with
    an English speaking safari guide.

  • Activities in the park as per the itinerary

  • Chimpanzee permits

  • Gorilla permits
  • National park fees
  • Rhino tracking fees

EXCLUSIONS

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Phone bills

  • Lunch enroute fees

  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Any personal bills

 

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