10 Days Wildlife & Primates Safari
10 Days Wildlife & Primates Safari in Uganda
The 10 days Uganda Primates Tour offers a fantastic opportunity to visit all Uganda’s untamed wildlife parks, this safari starts with Murchison falls N.P for wildlife viewing and the spectacular water falls, then to Kibale forest for birding and chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth N.P for more wildlife, tree lions, Game drive & boat cruise, Biwndi gorilla forest among others. This itinerary can be tailor made to accommodate all other activites a client may be interested in doing while planning their Uganda safari and can also include visiting Rwanda.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Game Drive & Launch Cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 4: Chimps Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Day 5: Maramagambo forest walk – Launch Cruise
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking – Nature Walk
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Boat Ride
Day 9: Game Drive – Transfer to Kampala
Day 10: Visit the Uganda wildlife Education Centre – Departure
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison falls National Park.
Start safari with an early breakfast and you will be picked from the hotel by our company guide who will transfer you to the park. An en route visit to the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for a guided nature walk to view rhinos at a closer range and later a lunch break in Masindi will refresh your day’s journey. Later proceed to the park for a hike to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight and sound of the Nile crushing through a 7 m wide gap to plunge 43m deep into the gorge, making it the hardest / strongest water falls on the planet. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge (Luxury),
Pakuba Lodge / Sambiya river lodge (Mid-range),
Red Chili Rest Camp (Basic)
Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise.
Today start off with an early breakfast and set out for a morning game drive on the southern banks of the river. On the drive, expect to see different wildlife including; Hartebeest, Lion, Bush bucks, Elephants, Jackal and many others. Return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the late afternoon have a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. You will have a fantastic view of birds – Murchison falls is a bird watcher’s haven spotting, kingfishers, goliath heron, African fish eagle, African jacana, piacpiac, rock pranticole and many others. Wildlife you may see include: hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, water buck, kob, giraffe and bush buck. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
Have breakfast in the morning and depart for Kibale forest National Park. Lunch en route in Fort Portal and proceed in the view of the Rwenzori Mountains. A guided nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary to see various bird species, butterflies and primates. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Primates Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali lodge (Luxury),
Mountain of the moon / Kibale Forest camp / Chimp’s Nest (Mid-range),
Rwenzori view guest house / Chimpanzee Guest house (Basic).
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.
Enjoy your breakfast and head to Kanyanchu park headquarters for briefing before embarking on chimpanzee tracking and other primates like the Red, Black and white colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys plus sighting some birds like the African pitas, Red-faced woodland warbler, Blue-headed sun bird and many more. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after lunch. reaching in time for a short evening game drive around the park for a variety of wildlife species. Overnight stay
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge (Luxury),
Enganzi Lodge / Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge (Mid-range),
Kingfisher Lodge / Simba safari camp (Basic).
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 5: Nature walk and Boat cruise.
Today you will have breakfast and head out to visit the Maramagambo forest hoping to see different bird species, chimpanzee, other primates and the pythons that take shelter in the bat caves. You may as well proceed to visit the blue lake in the middle of the forest. You may alternatively take a morning game drive along the Kasenyi trail to view a variety of wildlife species and birds. After lunch head for a boat ride along the Kazinga channel expecting to see crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, Topis, birds like Corncrake, African skimmer, Marital eagle among others. Overnight stay (Day 4)
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi driving through Ishasha to view the tree-climbing Lions. You will have lunch at Ishasha wilderness Camp; visit the Ishasha River for bush bucks, hippos, crocodile and the green vegetation before departing for Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Budget: Buhoma community rest camp/ Wagtail Eco lodge
Mid-range: Gorilla Mist/Nshongi Gorilla resort/ Bakiga Lodge
Luxury: Gorilla safari lodge/Gorilla resort/ Gorilla forest camp
Day 7: Gorilla tracking and Nature walk.
Wake up very early today for breakfast and head out to the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” when with the gorilla. After tracking, go back to the lodge for breakfast and rest. After lunch visit the Buhoma community to see the Batwa people, their cultural performances, traditional healers and brewers. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 6)
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
Breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the gorgeous scenery of Kabale, reaching in time for lunch in Mbarara. After lunch, proceed to the park for an afternoon boat cruise expecting to see Impalas, zebra, crocodiles, Eland among other savanna species as well as a plethora of bird life including papyrus gonolek, shoe bill stalk,. Dinner and overnight stay at
Budget: Rwakobo rock cottages/ Rwonyo safari camp/Eagle’s nest
Mid-range: Arcadia Cottages / Mburo safari lodge /
Luxury: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Luxury Tented Camp
Day 9: Game drive and Transfer to Kampala.
Take a cup of coffee and leave for the morning game drive to see zebras, Buffaloes, Impalas, Topis, Warthogs and different bird species like shoe bills, gray plantain eater, kingfishers among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Kampala with a stopover at the equator for photography and souvenir shopping as you observe the water experiment. Dinner and overnight stay
Budget: The Lodge / Nexus Resort
Mid-range: Acacia Lodge / La Petit Village
Luxury: Serena Hotel Kampala / Sheraton Hotel Kampala
Day 10: Drive to Uganda wildlife Education Center or Airport.
Have breakfast in the morning and head to Entebbe Uganda wildlife Education Center for a variety of wildlife species and birds or take a simple tour around the city as you carry out last minute shopping before transferring to the Airport for your flight back home.