10 Days Best of Uganda Primates Adventure Safari

A 10 days Uganda Primates adventure safari takes you to the most visited tourist destinations in Uganda with wildlife, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey tracking and gorilla tracking, starting and ending in Kampala.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls.
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala and set off to Murchison falls national park with en route visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will have lunch en route and proceed to Murchison Falls national park with a visit to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight and sound of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Pakuba Lodge (Deluxe)/Red Chilli Hotel (Budget)/Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
Wake up early for breakfast and embark on a game drive in the northern part of the park in search for early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. Expect to view lots of wildlife such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, African Lion, Leopard, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda Kob, lions, waterbuck, buffalos among others moving through the lovely savanna grasses. Return to the lodge for lunch and later head for a launch trip on the river Nile rewarding hippos, crocodiles and over 20 unique bird species such as the goliath herons, Egyptian geese, and many more. Dinner and overnight at your lodge(day 1)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park
After a heavy breakfast, you will set off a long scenic drive to Kibale Forest National park, a home to 13 primate species. The journey goes through beautiful Albertine Rift, county side homesteads, and banana plantations among others. Reach fort portal late in the evening and Check in for dinner and overnight stay at Primates Lodge (Deluxe)/Kyaninga lodge /Crater Safari Lodge(Luxury)/Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget).

Day 4: Chimp habituation Experience/ Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk.
After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed to Kanyanchu to start the Chimpanzee habituation experience where you will observe the time-to-time behavior of the chimpanzees returning in the evening. This will give you ample time to take enough photos for the primates, which will apart from the chimps include Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, vervet monkeys among others. Alternatively, you may go for gorilla tracking where you will spend one hour with the chimpanzees. And in the afternoon, go for nature walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at (Day 3)

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park and Boat Cruise.
After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP reaching early with game viewing en route for game like elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks. You will have your lunch which will be followed by a tremendous boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will be rewarded with view of game as Hippos, Crocodiles, several water birds like cormorants and Pied kingfisher among the others. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi lodge (Deluxe)/Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury).

Day 6: Game drive and community walk/forest nature walk.
You will wake up for a cup tea and there after meet your guide for an early morning game drive through in the Kasenyi sector where you will see game as lion, elephants, hyenas, leopard among others. In the afternoon, go for forest nature walk in Imaramagambo forest, where you will see a variety of bird species, monkeys, visit the bat cave. Time allowing, you may as well visit the Salt mining area on Lake Katwe or the Kasenyi fishing village. Dinner and overnight stay.(day 5)

Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi NP.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, set off to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park passing via Ishasha sector for game drive in search of tree climbing lions. Depending on the day’s weather, you may be lucky to find them near the road or enter inside in search of them. Proceed to Bwindi NP reaching in the evening for Dinner and Overnight at Bakiga Lodge/Ruhiija Lodge/Gorilla Mist camp.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking adventure and transfer to Mgahinga NP.
You will head to the park headquarters after your breakfast at 7am with your packed lunch to be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then be allocated the gorilla tracking group and proceed to track the gorillas in the forest. This will take 1-7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After one hour with the gorillas, you will return back to the lodge for refreshment and then  transfer to Mgahinga NP reaching in the evening for Dinner and overnight at Travelers Hotel/Gahinga Lodge.

Day 9: Golden monkey tracking/Batwa Cultural trail and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After an early breakfast, you will EITHER go for golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park OR go for the Batwa cultural trail where you will learn more about the Batwa cultural tradition. On return, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi resort/Birdnest@Bunyonyi resort/ Bunyonyi overland camp.

Day 10: Transfer to Kampala.
After your relaxed breakfast, set off for Kampala passing through Lake Mburo where you will see game as Zebras, impalas. You will make several stopovers to do shopping and photography at the equator reaching Kampala in the evening. Check in into your hotel for overnight or transfer to Entebbe airport for departure if on schedule.

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