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16 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid Range Tour

16 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid Range Tour

Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking and wildlife Safari is slightly a long tour that lasts up to 2 weeks and 3 days. It will take you to seven national parks. On this customized safari, you will visit Kidepo Valley National Park Africa's wildest, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, semuliki game reserve, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo national park.

    Safari highlights

  • Cultural experience
  • Game drive
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Boat safari
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Lake bunyonyi
$5733

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    Includes

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Safari 4x4 vehicle
  • Drinking water
  • Airport transfer on the first and last day
  • Tour/driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit

    Excludes

  • International airfares/flight fares
  • Uganda visa (can be paid at the airport, on arrival)
  • Tips
  • Other drinks
  • Laundry

Detailed Itinerary

DAY ONE

Transfer to Sipi Falls

As you enjoy your breakfast our driver guide will be waiting to transfer you to Sipi falls via Kampala, Mbale road which is about 6 hour drive 280 kilometers.

You will get Lunch en-route as you reach the Sipi falls.

Tour all the three supper phrased waterfalls walking through gardens and coffee plantations.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day one accommodation

Rafiki Lodge Sipi Rafiki Lodge Sipi
DAY TWO

Transfer to Kidepo Valley Nationa Park

Following your presented breakfast, head for the scenic and rewarding journey to Kidepo valley national park. This journey normally takes about 8 hours close to 430 kms drive.

Following your presented breakfast, head for the scenic and rewarding journey to Kidepo valley national park. This journey normally takes about 8 hours close to 430 kms drive.

On the way you should expect to see the beautiful sceneries of the great valley and the flat lands of Karamoja.

Check in at the lodge for lunch relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day two accommodation

Kidepo Savannah Lodge Kidepo Savannah Lodge
DAY THREE

Game Drive and Cultural Tour

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast and head out into the wilderness for a game drive along the Narus valley. The scenic drive rewards with the largest herds of Buffalos, elephants, antelope species including; Jackson's heartbeast, bushbuck, kobs, oribs, zebras, giraffes, lions and occasionally leopards among many mammal species.

Expect to see many unique birds including ostrich, kori bustard among others on your game drive to the Kanagorok hot springs.

Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, set off for a cultural walk to the Karmojong at Kapedo and Karema. You will interact and learn about their unique culture and way of life of the karimajong.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day three accommodation

Kidepo Savannah Lodge Kidepo Savannah Lodge
DAY FOUR

Transfer to a Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Murchison falls (259kms - 4-5 hours) via Kitgum. You will have lunch enroute as you proceed to the park through its northern section popularly known as paraa.

Through the northern section of the park you may spot some animals as you proceed to the ferry. Cross with the ferry and proceed to check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day four accommodation

Pakuba Safari Lodge Pakuba Safari Lodge
DAY FIVE

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Have breakfast and then go for a morning game drive at the delta where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, Uganda kobs, among others.

Return and have lunch then at 2pm, you will go for a launch cruise at the bottom of the Murchison Falls along River Nile, enjoy streaming views of hippo and crocodile along the Nile banks, as well as large numbers of different animal species getting down to quench their thirst and bathe.

After the boat cruise at the bottom of the falls, you will hike up the top of the falls from where you will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day five accommodation

Pakuba Safari Lodge Pakuba Safari Lodge
DAY SIX

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and take on the road for Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking. The journey is about 260 kilometers and may take 4-5 hours.

Arrive in fort portal late in the afternoon.

Check in at the lodge for lunch, refresh and relax after a long drive.

Dinner and overnight stay.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day six accommodation

Isunga Lodge Isunga Lodge
DAY SEVEN

Chimpanze trekking and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast you will leave with your packed lunch and water. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for registration and briefing.

After briefing, you will be assigned a group with a ranger who will guide you through the trekking of chimpanzees. At this point will trek through the forest in search of the chimps where you will meet several more primates and birds in the forest.

It will take 2-5 hours to find the chimpanzees. On seeing them, you will spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees while taking pictures and studying their feeding and living behaviors.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day seven accommodation

Isunga Lodge Isunga Lodge
DAY EIGHT

Visit to Semliki and Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Semuliki Game Reserve for the sempaya hot springs and visit to “amaberega nyinamwiru Sempaya”. The Sempaya hot springs with temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius are such a natural wonder.

This natural wonder is backed with a beautiful forest which is also home to many animals like the black and white colubus money, mangabey monkeys and the red tailed monkey. With the high temperatures of the hot springs, one is able to boil eggs which can be ready within 30 minutes.

Lunch enroute and transfer to Nyakasura to visit amabereganyinamwiru (stalagmites and stalactites). At the site, expect to visit the nyakasure water falls, crater swamp and carter lakes around the place.

Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Rweteera safari park or Turacco tree tops or Isunga lodge fortportal.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day eight accommodation

Isunga Lodge Isunga Lodge
DAY NINE

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for your wildlife safari. You will take on the Kasese road as you enjoy the views of the Rwenzori Block Mountains, proceed to cross the glacial river Nyamwamba which originates from Moutain Rwenzori.

Expect to see big gardens along the Mubuku irrigation scheme as you lead to Kasese town. You will have a chance to stop at the equator for photo moments and a short experiment.

On arrival, check in at the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the boat launch later in the afternoon. This 2 hours boat cruise will expose you to a lot of wildlife and bird life as most animals descend to the lake side to quench their thirst and take mud baths.

Some of the animals expected to see are elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and water birds like flamingoes, herons, ducks, hummer kop, kingfishers among others.

After the boat, transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day nine accommodation

Enganzi Game Lodge Enganzi Game Lodge
DAY TEN

Game Drive and Crate Lake Visit

Early morning after breakfast, you will drive to the Kasenyi plains for a morning game drive that takes 4-5 hours, check in at the park entrance for clearance and proceed into the park.

You will then begin your search for the game with animals like leopards, lions, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, elephants among others.

Expect to see some birds in the park like the helmeted guinea fowl among others.

Later in the afternoon you will transfer back to the lodge for lunch and refreshing as you prepare for the crater lakes visit late in the afternoon until evening for the sunset view on the Kyambura escarpment as you transfer back to the lodge for sinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day ten accommodation

Enganzi Game Lodge Enganzi Game Lodge
DAY ELEVEN

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, your driver guide will take you to Bwindi via Bunyaruguru where you will see other crater lakes by the road side and over he hills.

You will have a few stop overs to enable you have more doze of our natural diversity. Expect to see the tea plantations along the road where you may take photos.

You will then proceed to Ishaka and branch off to Kitagata for a short visit to Kitagata hot springs.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day eleven accommodation

Bweza Gorilla Lodge Bweza Gorilla Lodge
DAY TWELVE

Gorilla Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, clients will be given your packed lunch from the lodge and driven to the briefing point in the park where they will check in and have a briefing.

The briefing starts at 8:30am but clients are expected to be there by 8:00am.

After briefing, clients with their ranger guide start their activity as they trek through the impenetrable forest in search of the gorillas, trekking may take 4 hours or more depending on where the gorillas last slept at night.

1 hour is given to the trackers as they take photos and learns more behaviors of the gorillas, they will then trek back to the office for their graduation ceremony and will be awarded with gorilla tracking certificates.

Your guide will then drive you to Lake Bunyonyi for your afternoon relaxation.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day twelve accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
DAY THIRTEEN

Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up at a convenient time, take breakfast and start the day with a canoe or boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Uganda dotted with 29 islands and a place of very many small birds with a great morning sunrise.

Visit the punishment island and other several islands and transfer back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon hike to the top view of the lake.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day thirteen accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
DAY FOURTEEN

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After morning breakfast,you will be transfered from Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park (200kms) a journey of 3 hours. Through the great hills of Kigezi you will drive to Ntungamo district and start the ankole kingdom while heading to mbarara.

You will pass through various banana (plantain) plantations and pineapple gardens by the road side, Lunch enroute at igongo cultural center and hotel.

Drive to the park later in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day fourteen accommodation

Rwakobo Rock Rwakobo Rock
DAY FIFTEEN

Game Drive and Nature Walk

Following your presented breakfast, drive to the park for the morning game drive with expectations to see various animals in the park. Some of the animals that can be encountered at the park are; erands, giraffes, zebras, impalas, toppis, waterbucks among others.

Drive to the lodge for lunch and preparation for a nature walk in Uganda's safest savanna park.

    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinking Water

Day fifteen accommodation

Rwakobo Rock Rwakobo Rock
DAY SIXTEEN

Transfer to Entebbe

Breakfast early in the morning, we shall set off for Entebbe a journey of about 230 kms which is 4 -5 hours' drive.

You will have a stopover at the equator for photo moments, short experiment and lunch.

Embark on your journey to Entebbe.

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    Meal Plan

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Drinking Water

Day sixteen accommodation

No accommodation

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