9 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife

9 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari – Start your journey in either way at Entebbe airport or Kigali airport, all-inclusive 9 Days Uganda Primates tour and holiday to see wildlife, enjoy comprehensive game drives, Uganda scenery, with game viewing on the Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park – Giraffe, Elephant, lion, Buffalo, Hippos, and leopard among others. Track the fast-moving chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi as well as the unique tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.

9 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Tours

Day 1. Entebbe | Kampala – Murchison Fall National Park

After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle to Murchison Falls National Park. Our first stop is Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you track the wild white rhinos. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage. Take a stopover at Kabalega Dinner for lunch. We will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange; Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Best Budget; Red Chili | Fort Murchison

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2. Murchison Falls National Park | Game Drive | Boat Cruise

After breakfast head to the delta in search of birdlife and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric-looking Shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange; Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Best Budget; Red Chili | Fort Murchison

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3. Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale National Park

Early morning after breakfast we continue driving through the undulating highlands of southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good “photo opportunities”. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge | PrimateLodge

Midrange; Isunga Lodge  | Chimpanzee forest Guest House

Best Budget; Kibale forest camp

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4:Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park

Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 08:00 hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate species. Kibale National Park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rain-forests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large communities of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals.  We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge | PrimateLodge

Midrange; Isunga Lodge  | Chimpanzee forest Guest House

Best Budget; Kibale forest camp

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5. Queen Elizabeth National Park & Rwenzori Mountains

Either a day’s walk in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the great mountain ranges of the world, looking out for its forbidding peaks in the distance, or drive straight to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game seen will depend on the season; the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals. Shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park this morning (about 3 hours driving). Leaving through Fort Portal town, you turn south and early this afternoon enter Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is dominated on its northern border by the snow-capped 16,000-foot Rwenzori Mountains – the famed “Mountains of the Moon”. This 767-square-mile conservation area is bordered on the northeast by Lake George and on the southwest by Lake Edward; its western border adjoins the Congo Parc du Virunga. You will expect to see teeming herds of impala-like Uganda Kob, as well as topi, elephant and lion, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Mweya Safari lodge | Katara Lodge

Midrange; Ihamba lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game lodge | Parkview Safari Lodge

Best Budget; Pumba Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6. Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive & Boat Cruise

We set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi Track in search of lions, elephants, and solitary buffaloes. In the afternoon we go for a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippos huff and sprays at mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Mweya Safari lodge | Katara Lodge

Midrange; Ihamba lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game lodge | Parkview Safari Lodge

Best Budget; Pumba Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7. Ishasha Tree-climbing Lions, Drive to Bwindi

Enjoy your breakfast ready to proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey takes about 2-3 hours but driving through interesting features. We shall be arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home to the rare mountain gorillas plus 11 other primates species including the blue and red-tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp (GFC) | Cloud | Chamellione Hill Lodge

Midrange; Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge | Engagi Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget; Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Ride 4 a woman | Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8. Gorilla Trekking  in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

With the previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready to proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip – gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent Silver-back, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours.

Accommodation;

Luxury; Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp (GFC) | Cloud | Chamellione Hill Lodge

Midrange; Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge | Engagi Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget; Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Ride 4 a woman | Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9. Bwindi – Kampala Entebbe

With the previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready to proceed back to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your international flight back home

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