10 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari : This is a safari tour that takes you to Uganda’s stunning destinations that is to say Murchison Falls National Park , Kibale National Park , Queen Elizabeth National Park , Bwindi Impenetrable National Park , Lake Mburo National Park and Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Depending on your arrival time at Entebbe Airport on day 1 of the 10 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will give you a short briefing about your Uganda safari and then set off to Murchison Falls National Park. On your way you will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino tracking you will continue to drive to Masindi town for lunch. After lunch proceeds with the journey to Murchison Falls National Park upon arrival, you drive directly to the top of the falls where you will enjoy rewardable views of the waterfall, animals, and birds among others. After driving to the lodge check-in have dinner and overnight stay.
Paraa Lodge – Luxury Accommodation
Pakuba Safari Lodge -Mid-Range Accommodation
Parkside Safari Lodge – Budget
Day 2: Morning Game and Afternoon Boat Cruise
On day 2 of the 10 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari, you will have morning breakfast and meet up with your driver guide to drive you to the park for a morning game drive in the park which begins at around 7:00 am. The game drive can take about 4 to 5 hours following different rewarding tracks such as the Buligi game track, Victoria track, and Albert track which offer classic views of wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, warthogs, giraffes, lions, warthogs, Jackson’s hartebeest and various bird species among others. After the game drive you will drive to the Paraa landing site for a thrilling boat cruise on the River Nile at the bottom of the falls which begins at around 2:00 pm and the cruise activity takes about 2 hours ride. During the boat cruise, you will have spectacular views of the waterfall and cruise near the hippos and a Large number of Nile Crocodiles in the water, view other animals on the water banks such as elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes as well as various water bird like fish eagles, Herons, Kingfishers, Cormorants among others. After the boat cruise, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight in the same lodge you used the night before.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After morning breakfast on day 3 of the 10 Days Uganda primates and wildlife safari you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your safari driver guide. The driver guide to transfer to Kibale National Park which ranks with thrilling views of the local people, farmlands, traditional homestead, Rwenzori Mountains and tea plantations many more. You will have en-route lunch on the way and a stopover to take photography and stretch your legs. Upon arrival, you will check in to the lodge and have dinner and an overnight stay.
Chimpanzee Forest Lodge – Mid-range Accommodation
Kibale Forest Lodge – Budget Accommodation
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After morning breakfast on day 4 of the 11 days of Uganda Safari, you will meet up with your safari driver guide to drive you to Kanyanchu Visitors Centre for a chimpanzee tracking briefing about the dos and don’ts as well as expectations of chimpanzee trekking.
After the briefing, you will be allocated to a chimpanzee family to trek and a park guide is the one to lead in different trails in the forests. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on their movements because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. Once the chimpanzees have been located, you will be given one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a great opportunity to learn more about their amazing lifestyle, and behavior, watch them feed, take photos, and enjoy the juveniles playing up in the trees and video capturing.
After the one-hour encounter with the chimpanzees, you will trek back to the park headquarter, and meet up with your safari driver guide to driving to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will check out of the lodge, and meet up with your driver guide to drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a panoramic view of the Rwenzori Mountains, Lake George, tea plantations many more, and upon arrival go for an evening game drive in the park where you will view animal species such as Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, elephants many more. After the game drive you will drive to your booked lodge check-in, have dinner and overnight stay.
Elephant Hub Lodge –Mid-range Accommodation
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge –Budget
Day 5: Game drive/optional lion tracking and Boat cruise
You will have morning breakfast on day 5 of the 10 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife safari and meet up with a driver guide to drive you for a morning game drive where you will have views of wild animals like buffaloes, lions, elephants, leopards, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, waterbucks, warthogs, bird species many more. After the game drive you will drive to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you will go for an exciting boat cruise activity on Kazinga Channel a water body that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. The boat cruise begins at 2:00 pm at the landing site near the luxury lodge Mweya Safari Lodge and takes 2 hours. During the cruise, you will have gainful viewing of animals like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks many more along the shores of the lake, watch large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in the water, and sightsee various water birds as well as view the fishermen organizing their fishing nets along the water banks. Then after your boat ride you will drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight as above.
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
On day 6 of the 10 days Uganda primates and wildlife safari have breakfast, check out at the lodge, and meet up with your driver guide to drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along your way, you will pass via the Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. During the game drive you will be able to view the unique tree-climbing lions which will be seen hanging up in the acacia, fig tree branches, and other animals such as buffaloes, elephants, topi, warthog’s hippos, waterbucks, topi, warthogs many more. After the game drive you will go for lunch.
After lunch, you will continue with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which takes about 3 to 4 hours’ drive. Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge have dinner and have an overnight stay.
Buhoma Haven Lodge – Mid-Range Accommodation
Buhoma Community Rest Camp –Budget Accommodation
Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early breakfast on day 7 of the 10 days Uganda Primates and wildlife safari, you will be picked up by your driver guide with your packed lunch boxes to transfer to the park headquarter for the briefing about the rules, regulations, and expectations of gorilla trekking experience.
After the briefing, you will start trekking in the forest which takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their movements during trekking you will have great views of the bird species and other primates like chimpanzees, and black and white monkeys among others. Once gorillas are allocated you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habit. During that one hour, you will be able to learn more about their lifestyle, and behaviors and memorable photography were taken with a flash less camera and video capturing. After a break-taking experience with the gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarter where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in Gorilla Trekking, meet up with your professional driver guide and drive back to the lodge for an evening relaxation dinner and overnight as above.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast on day 8 of the 10 days of Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari, you will check out of the lodge and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is found in Kabale. Lake Bunyonyi is renowned as the deepest lake in Uganda and the second deepest in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Upon arrival, you will check into the lodge for lunch where after you will go for a boat cruise on the lake where you expect to explore some of the 29 islands as well as enjoy spectacular views of the landscape, birds, local people, terraced farmlands many more. After the boat ride transfer to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Arcadia Lodge –Mid-range Accommodation
Bunyonyi Eco Resort – Budget Accommodation
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After morning breakfast is served at the lodge on day 9 of the 10 days of Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your safari guide to drive to Lake Mburo National Park. You will pass via Kabale town go through Ntungamo town and upon arrival, you will check into the lodge and have lunch.
After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo which offers you an opportunity to view wild animals such as warthogs, buffaloes, and antelopes seen drinking water along the shore of the lake, view water species like hippos and crocodiles and water birds like cormorants, kingfishers, fish eagles many more. The boat ride takes about 2 hours and after you will have a short game drive in the park where you will view animal species like buffaloes, impalas, zebras many more.
Arcadia Lodge – Mid-range Accommodation
Eagles nest – Budget accommodation
Day 10: Morning game drive and Departure to Kampala
On the last day of the 10days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari you will have morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your guide to go on a game drive in the park while on the game drive you will be able to view several wildlife animals like warthogs, zebras, giant forest hogs, waterbucks, impala, giraffes among others. After the game drive you will drive out of the park and begin the journey to Kampala. While driving back to Kampala you will have a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe where you will have delicious en-route lunch, enjoy future photography, and buy craft items. Then proceed with the journey to Kampala. You will reach the evening and your driver guide will drop you off at any place of convenience or the airport for your next flight back home.
End of the 10 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari
Gorilla trekking permit @ $700 pp
Chimpanzee trekking permit @ $200 pp
Park entrance fees/game drives
Boat cruise fees
Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi
Rhino tracking fee
All activities included in the itinerary
Full-time English-speaking driver guide
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
All meals at the lodge (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Pick up and drop off in Kampala/ Entebbe
4WD safari van and fuel
Bottled drinking water
Air flight tickets
Optional activities not included on the itinerary
Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, cigarettes, crafts, drinks, laundry services,
hiring a porter, and tips among others