Day 1: Arrive Entebbe-Tour to Entebbe zoo for Ugandan wildlife preamble
12 DAYS (11 NIGHTS) UGANDA PRIMATE SAFARI
This tour will focus on; Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi & Lake Mburo National Parks plus relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi.
Upon arrival at Entebbe, you will be met at the airport by our company representative who will then transfer you to the hotel for relaxation. This afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel. If time allows, you may visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre/Botanical Gardens. Dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Entebbe or Lake Victoria Guest house
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast check out and drive to Kibale forest National Park via Mubende and Fort portal with lunch pack en route. Arrive late afternoon for a nocturnal walk in Kibale forest lookout for Galagos, Pottos and Bush babies. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge or Chimp’s Nest.
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk.
After breakfast, drive to Kibale forest starting point to embark on a morning forest walk in search of chimpanzee. As we trail we may also encounter other primates in this forest which include among others, Gray Cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus, etc. Afternoon take a nature walk the Bigodi sanctuary return for dinner and Overnight at Primate Lodge or Chimp’s Nest.
Day 4: Kibale/Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, check out and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes us via the slopes of the Rwenzori’s and slopes down south wards to Mweya Safari Lodge. We take an afternoon launch boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, a place believed to host the largest concentration of Hippopotamus in Africa. Also seen are buffalo, kob, the occasional Nile crocodile and a spectacular bird viewing opportunity. Dinner and Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge or Irungu Forest safari Lodge.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park –Kyambura Gorge track plus a game drive
After an early tea/coffee, drive to Kyambura gorge with packed breakfast. Descend down the Kyambura gorge for yet another different experience with the primates. Kyambura Gorge is a natural home for habituated chimpanzees; this area also supports mammals similar to those in the bush area of the park and three saline crater lakes, which attract large numbers of Flamingos. This afternoon we go for a game drive to return to our lodge for Dinner Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge or Irungu Forest safari Lodge.
Day 6.Transfer through the Ishasha sector to Bwindi National Park
After an early morning breakfast, check out ready to depart south with picnic lunch through the famous Ishasha sector for a game drive in search of tree climbing lions. After our lunch we then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest arriving early evening. Dinner and overnight Mahogany Springs lodge or Gorilla mist camp.
Day 7: Bwindi National Park (Gorilla trekking)
Early breakfast, and with our picnic lunch, we then head to the park offices for briefing prior to trekking the mountain gorillas. Later, start your trek with a ranger and other gorilla trackers to find the gorillas. Trekking may take anything between an hour to 10 hours depending on the family and the terrain, encountering rain and muddy conditions along the way so be physically fit, come with sturdy hiking boots, long pants, gloves and raincoat. Maximum time spent with the gorillas is 1 hour. Dinner and overnight Mahogany Springs lodge or Gorilla mist camp.
Day 8: Bwindi/Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive through the scenic Little Switzerland of Uganda to the edge of Lake Bunyonyi one of the Crater Lakes in this part of Uganda. Here , there are various optional activities such as Canoe rides, swimming in the Bilharzia free Lake, community walk or hiking on one of the Islands. Dinner and Overnight at Birdnest or Bunyonyi eco resort
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park –Evening game drive
Morning breakfast then take a canoe ride on this beautiful Lake to visit the Island that acted as a Leper asylum in the 1950’s. After lunch travel to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have a chance of walking in the park which hosts, Impala, Zebra, Topi, Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippo and a variety of bird and plant life. Dinner and Overnight Mihingo Lodge or Rwakobo Rock
Day 4: Transfer to KIbuye and relax in the afternoon
After breakfast take a game drive then transfer to Kampala for lunch then proceed to Jinja, Source of the Nile. Dinner and Overnight at Jinja Nile Resort/Gately on the Nile/Kingfisher Resort.
Day 11: Jinja/Entebbe
After breakfast, travel to the Bujagali Falls where White Water Rafters enjoy rides through the Big Grade 5 white water rapids, then head for our starting point for the rafting craze! Spend the entire day rafting with lunch on the river island, transfer to Entebbe later in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Protea hotel Entebbe or Lake Victoria guest house
Day 12: Entebbe
After breakfast at your pace, check out and be transferred to Entebbe international airport to readily catch your flight back home as you say farewell to the pearl of Africa!! What is included? Gorilla permit Accommodation All meals Chimpanzee permit Transport in 4x4 Guides & Park fees What is not included? International flight ticket Tourist Insurance Beverages