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10 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

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10 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

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10 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

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10 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

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This tour begins on any day upon your request, Kampala - Uganda and runs for 10 days

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Tour Length

10 Days / Nine Nights

Start Date

Any day you select

Eligible Solo Travelers

Any body above 15 Years

Summary

10 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

Day by Day

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Uganda

Day

1

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

2

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation:

Bweza Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

3

Gorilla Trekking

Accommodation:

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

4

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation:

Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

5

Game Drive and Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Accommodation:

Park View Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

6

Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

7

Chimpanze Trekking

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

8

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

9

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

10

Transfer to Entebbe

Accommodation:

No Accommodation

Meal Plan:

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Highlights

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive and Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanze Trekking

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Game drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

school of hippos baby gorilla climbing lion at kasenyi-plains chimpanze bottom of the falls

Included

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Safari 4x4 vehicle

Drinking water

Airport transfer on the first and last day

Tour/driver guide

Chimp permits

All park entrance fees

Hand sanitizer

Face masks

Excluded

International airfares/flight fares

Uganda visa (can be paid at the airport, on arrival)

Tips, other drinks, laundry

Detailed Itinerary

Overview

This tour takes our clients to popular National Parks in Uganda that include Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and boat cruises, to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla trekking. To Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, to Kibale National park for chimpanzee trekking and wetland walk before you drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Day 1

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up to brief you more about the tour and then drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Masaka, a journey of about 5 hours. You will have a stopover at the Equator in kayabwe for photography and simple experiments. You will then proceed on your journey with great views of the beautiful landscape arriving in Lake Mburo National Park at lunch time, Check in at the lodge for Lunch and a short break and proceed to the park for a boat cruise on the Lake. The boat takes 2 hours of close adventure and encounter with aquatic animals and several bird species.

Animals such as hippos and crocodiles and birds like the fish eagles, king fishers among others, after the boat have ample tie time to take pic before heading back to the lodge, on our way back watch out for more amazing animal sightings, this is always a warm up the big game drive for the coming day.

zebra
hippo

Accommodation | Day 1

Rwakobo Rock

Activity

Day 1

Morning

Transfer by Road , to Lake Mburo National Park

Afternoon

Boat Cruise

Meal Plan - Day 1

Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related Tour

Day 2

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park with expectations of seeing many animals like giraffes, zebras, elands, impalas, topis, after about two hours of game drive and game viewing. Exit the park and then Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations and good scenic views. Lunch will be served en route and you will arrive in Bwindi in the evening. Check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

gorilla
gorilla photo

Accommodation | Day 2

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Activity

Day 2

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meal Plan - Day 2

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking

Enjoy early morning, breakfast, the hotel will provide packed lunch, we will then walk if we prefer to the Park headquarters for registration and at 7:45 am we will Join other trackers for a briefing, trekking takes you through thick creepers and undergrowth with your ranger guides to find the Gorillas. The activity can take up to 6 hours depending on where the gorillas slept the previous night and their mobility that very morning, One is availed with one full hour of interaction and photography with the gorillas after finding a group.

It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. After the trek, you will transfer back to the lodge for relaxation, later in the evening we can have a one on one interaction with the indigenous people of the forest, contribute directly to the locals by buying some souvenirs with them and creating long life relationships with the most marginalized groups of people, there after dinner and overnight.

 this is a gorilla
gorilla checking for lice

Accommodation | Day 3

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Activity

Day 3

Morning

Gorilla Trekking

Meal Plan - Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 4

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast in the morning, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for incredible scenery along the way. We arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search for game animals that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopards.

crocodile
ishasha climbing lion

Accommodation | Day 4

Park View Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 4

Morning

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Afternoon

Game Drive at Kasenyi Plains

Meal Plan - Day 4

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 5

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Early morning breakfast followed by a drive to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have missed the previous day. The Kasenyi plains being the famous mating grounds for grazers, we expect to spot some of the wild big cats like the lions and leopards. The game drive takes about 4 hours.

Lunch will be served at the lodge and after that you will head to the jetty along Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like: hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and many other wildlife which flood the channel for drinking water and others for taking a bath so as to cool down their temperatures. The boat cruise lasts for 2 hours of great views on the lake. Drive back to the lodge in the evening for relaxation dinner and overnight.

leopard
hippos

Accommodation | Day 5

Park View Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 5

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Boat Cruise

Meal Plan - Day 5

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 6

Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After an early breakfast drive to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasenyi) area in searches the wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats. Savanna birds and different species of antelopes such water buck Uganda kobs among others, you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon. You will have Lunch en-route or at the lodge depending on the departure and arrival time. Check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

African Elephants
chimpanze

Accommodation | Day 6

Kibale Forest Camp

Activity

Day 6

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Visit Crater Lakes

Meal Plan - Day 6

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 7

Chimpanze Trekking

This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing and after you will be taken for chimpanzee tracking through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species and man’s closest cousins, the chimpanzees. On encountering a chimpanzee family/group you will be allowed an hour of photos and interaction with the chimps native to Kibale Forest National Park . After lunch you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. This wetland belongs to the community neighboring the park and is rich in many bird species and other animals. While here we shall learn culture and interact with locals.

the chimpanze
chimpanze on a tree

Accommodation | Day 7

Kibale Forest Camp

Activity

Day 7

Morning

Chimpanze Trekking

Afternoon

Bigodi Swamp Walk

Meal Plan - Day 7

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 8

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park, a journey of about 400 kms through small towns with great views of the beautiful landscapes and green vegetation. You will have a few stops for bathroom breaks as you proceed through hoima. Lunch en-route in Hoima and continue to bulisa with great views of the rift valley escarpments and Lake Albert.

Enter through Bugungu gate to connect to the top of the falls for great views of one of the strongest waterfalls in the world. You will then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

bottom of te falls
top of the falls

Accommodation | Day 8

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 8

Morning

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Meal Plan - Day 8

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 9

Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise at Bottom of the Falls

After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to the northern section popularly known as Paraa for your morning game drive that will provide you an opportunity of spotting wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and with hopes to spot cats such as lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for a lunch break before proceeding to the pier for your two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls to witness river Nile squeezing itself in a narrow gorge before exploding out producing an experience of a lifetime. While on the boat, one is able to spot some aquatic animals such as the Nile crocodiles and hippos.

elephant
bottom of the falls

Accommodation | Day 9

Pakuba Safari View

Activity

Day 9

Morning

Canoe Boat Ride

Afternoon

Visit the Punishment Island

Meal Plan - Day 9

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 10

Transfer to Entebbe

Wake up early for breakfast and then Drive back to Entebbe international Airport and depending on your departure time; you may decide to visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (optional and not included). This may take 6-7 hours' drive thus reaching Entebbe late in the afternoon for your departure or retire at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe depending on your arrangement.

Accommodation | Day 9

No Accommodation

Activity

Day 10

Morning

Transfer to Entebbe

Meal Plan - Day 10

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Best Time to Visit

June to August and December to February

High Season

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather

June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park

Buffalo

Common

Zebra

Common

Hippo

Common

Giraffe

Occasional

Leopard

Occasional

Hyena

Occasional

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Elephant

Elephant

Common

buffalo

Buffalo

Common

leopard

Leopard

Occasional

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Lion

Common

hippos

Hippo

Abundant

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Occasional

Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Occasional

elephant

Elephant

Common

giraffe

Giraffe

Common

buffalo

Buffalo

Common

hippo

Hippo

Common

lions

Lion

Occasional

Tour Features

This uses hotels.

Can be customized

You can request changes to this tour.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Minimum age of 15 years for solo travelers

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years for solo travelers.

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