12 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari : You may explore a wide variety of wildlife, scenery, and cultural aspects of Uganda on this 12-day safari to the country’s primates and wildlife. The highlight of this safari may be monitoring gorillas and chimpanzees, but there are also incredible chances to view rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and many different types of birds, not to mention a lot of deep green forest. Enjoy the rumbling Murchison Falls in Uganda’s north and the crater lakes in its western region. You will encounter nature and culture up close on this excursion.
Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival for Best of Uganda Safari
At the Entebbe international airport, our naturalist guide will greet you as you arrive in Uganda and take you to your hotel in the city. Take in the cool air coming from Lake Victoria, the second-largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s sleep because your trip begins the next day.
the 20-minute drive
Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
After a leisurely morning, head to the northern/western circuit’s Murchison Falls National Park. In order to track rhinos, the voyage includes a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After allocating them with the aid of your ranger guide, you will spend a total of one hour with the rhinos.
You will travel to Murchison Falls National Park overnight after this experience. You will either visit the top of the falls today or tomorrow, depending on water levels.
Drive duration is five hours, while a scheduled flight lasts one hour and ten minutes.
Day 3: Game drives and Boat Safari
The biggest park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, offers satisfying game viewing. We begin the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile after an early breakfast, searching for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, buffaloes, leopards, lions, and other bird species. Watching wild animals as they eat, play, and defend the young in their natural habitat is, in fact, a privilege.
The safari on the River Nile will resume in the afternoon. You will go on a leisurely boat safari with others, increasing your chances of seeing a wide range of animals and birds. Keep an eye on the Murchison Falls, often known as the “devil’s cauldron.” The animals and falls may be seen in amazing detail on this boat safari.
B, L & D
Day 4: Transfer for Chimps in Kibale Forest
After an early breakfast today, we travel to Kibale National Park, the world’s primate capital, to see the chimpanzees. We hope your visit to Murchison Falls National Park was exciting. There are 13 species of primates in the Kibale Forest, and chimpanzee tracking is one of the most popular activities there.
You will pass through little towns, local markets, and many bird species on this excursion, all while taking in breathtaking scenery. This is a day trip that can include a packed lunch or a stop in a town en route. Later that evening, you arrive at your lodge prepared for an adventure tomorrow.
5 hours by car or 1 hour by scheduled flight B, L, and D
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Community Walk
East Africa’s primate capital is Kibale National Park. Trekking with chimpanzees is a rewarding experience that takes you through dense tropical forests and over rivers and streams. While on this safari, you might see red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds chirping from the treetops. Your guide will assist you in finding the chimpanzees. Enjoy the photo opportunities and see them playing and feeding.
Depending on time constraints, you will either visit Bigodi Village or a wetland famed for its diverse population of birds and primates in the afternoon. You are aiding in the growth of this community by participating in this tour because the money raised is utilized to construct schools and provide microloans.
B, L & D
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast today, we continue our excursion to Queen Elizabeth National Park to observe wildlife in the Kasenyi plain. On the way, we’ll pass by a number of crater lakes and the mysterious Rwenzori Mountain ranges. When we get to the park, we’ll go on a short game drive before heading to the lodge for lunch.
B, L, and D: 2 hours of driving
Day 7: Game drive and Boat Safari
On the 7th day of your 12 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari, We get up early this morning to go on a game drive. The animals are out beginning their days in their various families, clans, and groups. Keep in mind the distinction between these animals in their natural habitat and those in zoos that are imprisoned. The game drive takes place in the specially built safari cars in the Kasenyi Plains to witness the wildlife. Watch out for wildlife such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, kobs, waterbucks, and other species in the area between the Rift Valley Escarpment and the Rwenzori Mountains.
The safari will continue in the late afternoon with a boat ride across the Kazinga channel, a body of water that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. With plenty of bird life on the shoreline, crocodiles, elephants, etc., the boat safari provides you with excellent photography opportunities in a comfortable setting.
B, L & D
Day 8: Expedition to Bwindi impenetrable Forest
We set out on our adventure to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest today, the home of the gentle giants. We travel through the Kigezi highlands, which have beautiful terraced hills as a backdrop, on this wonderful adventure. Depending on the time of arrival, lunch will either be along the route or at the resort.
You’ll get a lot of rest in your lodge or as you get used to the dense forest as you get ready for the gorilla walk the following day.
Four hours of driving, B, L, and D
Day 9: Gorillas trekking in Uganda
The Bwindi National Park’s gentle giants will be the highlight of your safari! Enjoy the abundance of the dense, alive forest, which is home to many different kinds of birds, butterflies, primates, and mammals. You will eventually come face to face with the massive and endangered mountain gorillas with the assistance of your guide, who is also a park ranger. The duration of the trekking experience might range from one hour (occasionally) to roughly six hours. You only have an hour with the gorillas, though, to capture your best moment.
B, L & D
Day 10: Transfer to Jinja
On the 10th day of your 12 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari, After a leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to the airport to catch your flight to Entebbe, from where you will continue to Jinja, the hub of East Africa’s adventure.
Drive to Jinja takes two hours and thirty minutes, while the flight to Entebbe takes one hour and fifty minutes.
Day 11: White Water Rafting on River Nile
You will transfer to the white water rafting starting location this morning after an early breakfast.
Visit the Source of the River Nile at Jinja, where the Nile begins its 4000 km trip through Africa and presents a formidable task for rafters. You will experience white water rafting for the entire day.
Day 12: Transfer to Entebbe
We hope your time in Uganda has been excellent. Your safari to see primates in Uganda comes to a close now.
3 hours for the drive
B & L