15 Days Uganda Primates Safari


Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe International Airport to Hotel in Kampala
Day 2: Drive to the Source of the Nile in Jinja, transfer to the Sipi Area
Day 3: Visit the Sipi falls
Day 4: Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 5:

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe International Airport to Hotel in Kampala
After landing in Entebbe International Airport, our experienced driver guide will welcome you and give a briefing about Uganda in general and then take you to hotel of your choice in Kampala. Dinner and overnight stay in Sheraton hotel or Protea hotel Kampala

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja and then the Sipi Area
Breakfast in the morning and after; you will be picked from the hotel in Kampala ready to set off to Jinja where you will learn more about the source of the Nile, the Gandhi monument and finalize it with the stunning Bujagali falls. In other option, you can engage in exciting and breathtaking adventure-white water rafting that features as the prime adventure in the area. While in Jinja you will catch a glimpse of several breweries and other factories. You will get a local dish for lunch at Bujagali and later continue to Mbale for relaxation and overnight stay at Sipi River Lodge, Lacam Lodge (midrange) and Crow’s Nest Camp Site (Budget)

Day 3: Visit the Sipi falls and transfer back to Jinja
Breakfast early in the morning and after, you will head to the Sipi area to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Sipi waterfalls on River Sipi within the Mount Elgon slopes. The hikes start around the Crow’s Nest Camping and lodging site. You will hike across the sugarcane plantations, coffee and matooke on you way. After your thrilling adventure, you will be transferred back to Jinja where you will spend a night at Wild Water Lodge (Luxury), Haven Lodge (Midrange) or Nile River Camp (Budget)

Day 4: Transfer to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to Murchison Falls National Park via the Kampala-Masindi route where you will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to catch a glimpse of the only white rhinos that make up the big five game in Uganda. Along the way, you will be amazed with the spectacular views of the surrounding areas in the remotest part of Uganda. After rhino tracking at Ziwa, you will connect to Murchison Falls National Park where you will have dinner and a night at Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Global Village Guest House or Red Chili Camp (Budget), Sambiya River Lodge (Moderate)

Day 5: Game drive in the morning and boat cruise in the afternoon, Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast in the morning, you will Murchison Falls National Park one of the best safari destinations that feature the hugest population of wildlife species for you to catch a glimpse while on game drive. While on game drive northern sector of the park expect to view African elephants, spotted, Cape buffaloes, lions, bushbucks, Oribi, Rothschild’s giraffes, waterbucks, hartebeests as well as leopards. After, return for lunch and rest a bit and again set off for the boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile to Murchison falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world. While on boat cruise expect to sight Nile crocodiles, hippos and several water birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Global Village Guest House or Red Chili Camp (Budget), Sambiya River Lodge (Moderate)

Day 6: Second game drive in the morning and visit to the top of the Nile, Murchison Falls National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off for the second round wildlife viewing in the park where you will be in position to sight the species that you missed in the last game drive. After, you will return to the lodge for rest and lunch and then set off to the top of the Nile where you will hike to through the stunning surrounding area of the park up to the mighty Murchison waterfalls to view it as it squeezes itself into a narrow gorge of about 7 meters. After, return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Global Village Guest House or Red Chili Camp (Budget), Sambiya River Lodge (Moderate)

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
You will have breakfast early in the morning and after embark on a long distance drive to Kibale National Park, Southwestern Uganda. Along the way you will catch a glimpse of the surrounding areas especially the stunning Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, tea plantations and many more. Upon arrival, you will check in your preferred lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Rwenzori View Guest House or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget), Primate Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Chimp Nest Lodge (Moderate).

Day 8: Visit the mighty Semuliki hot springs
Following breakfast in the morning, you will embark on journey to Semuliki National Park for wildlife viewing and pay a visit to the spectacular female and male hot springs that feature among the world’s most powerful and healing hot springs. If you want to prove it come along with an egg and within minutes it will be ready. You will have lunch and after head to the Kasenda Crater Lakes which concentrate around the area providing breathtaking views of the park. After, return to the lodge where you spent the previous night.

Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast in the morning at the lodge and after, you will head to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you catch a glimpse of the Rwenzori Mountain range. You will have lunch and set off for the thrilling launch cruise along the Kazinga channels which take you about 2 hours to view several wildlife which gives you higher chances of viewing hippos and over 620 distinct avian species. Return from the amazing boat cruise and visit the stunning Crater Lake area and after, come back to the lodge for rest, dinner and overnight stay at Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp or Mweya Hostel (Budget), Kyambura Game Lodge or Mweya Safar Lodge or Katara Lodge (Luxury), Simba Safari Camp or Ihamba Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge (Moderate).

Day 10: Wildlife viewing in the morning and Chimpanzee tracking, in the afternoon Kyambura Gorge-Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast in the morning, you will set off for early morning game drive via Kasenyi sector to view spectacular wildlife species like Lions, Uganda Kobs, African elephants, Waterbucks, Cape Buffaloes, Spotted hyenas, Warthogs, Mongooses, as well as distinct birdlife. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After, set off for the afternoon Chimpanzee tracking and other primates via the Kyambura Gorge. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Hostel (Budget), Kyambura Game Lodge or Mweya Safar Lodge or Katara Lodge (Luxury), Simba Safari Camp or Ihamba Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge (Moderate).

Day 11: Visit the Ishasha sector-Queen Elizabeth National Park, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will embark on morning game drive to the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have a chance to view the rare tree climbing lions. The area is filled with vast savanna scattered with acacia and fig trees where most of these incredible species can be found while relaxing. After, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park southwestern Uganda to track some of the 400 rare mountain gorillas that thrive in this protected area. Upon arrival, you will check in the your preferred lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, BWINDI View Banda, Nshongi Gorilla Resort (Budget), Lake Kitandara Tented Camp, Wagtail Safari Camp (Moderate) or Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Clouds Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Gorilla Resort Lodge (Luxury).

Day 12: Gorilla trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast in the morning, you will gather at the park headquarters for briefing depending on where your permit directs you to track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are four main trailheads in Bwindi where gorilla trekking begins from, and they include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo sector. Each of these sectors have habituated gorilla group one of which will be assigned to you to track in a group of eight visitors per day. After, you return to the starting point where you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland Camp, Arcadia Cottages (Moderate), Heritage Lodge (Luxury) or Bushara Island Camp (Budget)

Day 13: Boat ride, Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast in the morning, you will set off to Lake Bunyonyi for breathtaking boat ride towards one of the 29 spectacular islands where you have a chance to encounter amazing birds. After, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Bird Nest Bunyonyi, Heritage Lodge (Luxury), Bunyonyi Overland Camp, Arcadia Cottages (Moderate), Bushara Island Camp (Budget)

Day 14: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
You will have breakfast early morning and after you will set off to Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing where you will catch a sight at the zebras, cape buffaloes, elands, topi, Oribis, impalas, giraffes and many more. There are also over 250 bird species for you sight. After, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia cottages (Moderate), Rwonyo camp (Budget), Mantana Tented Camp or Mihingo Lodge (Luxury).

Day 15: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast early in the morning, you will set off to Kampala where you will have a city tour in Kampala to Kasubi tombs or King of Buganda palace, Bahai temple and after, transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your scheduled flight which will mark the end of your memorable safari

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