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The Ultimate 14 Days Primates and Big Five Safari in Uganda
Primates and Big Five Safari in Uganda is an experience that will give you a thrill of lifetime as you explore the best Uganda parks for 2 weeks period.
The 14 Days Primates and Big Five Safari takes you to the western part of Uganda to visit the major tourist destinations and spotting out primates like Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, cheeky monkeys among others and viewing the big five like Rhinos, elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes among others.
14 Days Primates and Big Five Safari takes to parks like Murchison falls national park for Giraffes, hiking to the top of the falls, boat trip, Kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking activity, Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife and tree climbing lions, boat cruise on Kazinga channel, Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking activities, and Lake Mburo national park for impalas and zebras, boat ride among others.
- Arrival at Entebbe international Airport
- Transfer to Murchison falls national park
- Moring game drives, boat cruise and hiking to the top of the falls
- Transfer to Kibale national park
- Chimpanzee tracking and bigodi wetland nature walk
- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Morning game drive and Kazinga channel boat trip
- Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
- Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
- Transfer to lake Mburo national park
- Nature walk and game drive boat ride
- Visit to the Equator
Detailed Itinerary for 14 days Primates and Big Five Safari in Uganda:
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
Welcome to Uganda! Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted by a tour guide from Afrik-Trek Holidays Ltd who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala for a briefing.
Note: If you are already in Uganda, your guide can meet you for the briefing and begin the primates and Big Five safari the following day. There are several accommodation options available in Kampala or Entebbe for your overnight stay.
Ideal Hotels in Kampala and Entebbe;
- Hotel Number 5
- Protea hotel by Marriot
- Serena Hotel Kampala
- Mestil Hotel
- Latitude 0 Degrees
Food Plan; Dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before embarking on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park.
As you travel through Luwero and Nakasongola, make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an exciting rhino trekking experience.
Continue your journey with a scenic drive and have lunch en route in Masindi town. Upon arrival at the park, check-in at your chosen lodge for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options in Murchison Falls:
– Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge
– Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River
– Budget: Red Chilli safari Lodge
Activities; travelling, rhino trekking, scenery viewing
Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your lodge before setting off on a morning game drive in the northern bank of the park.
Keep your eyes peeled for a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Rothschild giraffes, hyenas, warthogs, and various bird species such as Uganda canes, shoebills, Carmine Bee eaters, and Martial Eagles.
Return to your lodge for lunch and later enjoy a boat ride to the base of the falls. Marvel at the close encounters with crocodiles, rhinos, elephants, hippos, and numerous bird species. Head back to the lodge for a scrumptious dinner and a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Visit to the Nile Delta Point.
Indulge in a delicious breakfast at the lodge before embarking on an adventurous journey to the Nile Delta Point. Explore the wildlife-rich area and soak in the breathtaking views of the rolling hills.
After this exhilarating experience, cross to the southern bank for lunch and then transfer to Hoima via Budongo Forest in Masindi. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at Hoima Cultural Lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale National Park.
Start your day with a satisfying breakfast and then embark on a picturesque drive to Kibale National Park.
Admire the scenic views of the farmers’ gardens along the way and the majestic foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Upon arrival, check-in at your chosen lodge for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options in Kibale:
– Luxury: Kyaninga
– Midrange: Primate Safari Lodge
– Budget: Kibale Safari Lodge
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking.
After a delicious breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a briefing and then venture into the jungle for an extraordinary chimpanzee trekking experience.
You will have the opportunity to spend one hour in the presence of these incredible primates. Return to the lodge for lunch and then head to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for bird watching and other primates viewing before retiring at your lodge.
Day 7: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before transferring to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kasese town. Upon arrival at the park, check-in for lunch and then embark on an exciting evening game drive.
Keep your eyes open for sightings of kobs, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species.
Accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
– Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
– Midrange: Parkview Lodge
– Budget: Enganzi Safari Ldoge
Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Cruise.
After breakfast, embark on a thrilling game drive in the park’s plains. Look out for hyenas, lions, elephants, kobs, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes, and other fascinating wildlife.
Return to the lodge for lunch and later enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Witness the abundant water animals, including crocodiles, hippos, rhinos, elephants, and immerse yourself in the diverse bird species. Return to the lodge for a delightful dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
After a satisfying breakfast, check out of your lodge and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Pass through the Ishasha sector, where you have a chance to spot the famous tree-climbing lions resting on the big fig trees. Upon arrival at the park, check in at your reserved lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options in Bwindi:
– Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Midrange: Ichumbi Safari Lodge
– Budget: Wagtail
Day 10: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast at the lodge. Proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing and then venture into the forest for an awe-inspiring gorilla trekking experience.
Spend one hour in the presence of these magnificent mountain gorillas. Afterward, return to the lodge for a late lunch, relaxation, and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay. You can have an evening village walk if you wish to.
Day 11: Batwa Community Walks Experience and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning and visit the neighboring Batwa community. Immerse yourself in their beautiful songs, dances, and learn about their banana brewing process.
Return to the lodge for lunch and then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, savoring the scenic views of the stunning gardens and plantations of Kabale locals. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Luxury – Bunyonyi Lodge
Day 12: Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, embark on a thrilling canoeing adventure on Lake Bunyonyi. Spot a variety of bird species as you explore the tranquil lake, known for its absence of bilharzias, crocodiles, and hippos. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
After a refreshing breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the rolling green terraces cultivated by the Bakiga people, who primarily depend on agriculture.
Upon arrival, check in for lunch and then enjoy a boat cruise, observing crocodiles, hippos, elephants, and a diverse array of bird species.
Accommodation options in Lake Mburo:
– Luxury: Mihingo
– Midrange: Rwakobo Rock
– Budget: Eagles Nest
Day 14: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Kampala.
Embark on an early morning game drive after breakfast, where you have a chance to spot zebras, impalas, antelopes, and various bird species.
Return to the lodge to checkout and then transfer to Kampala, making a stop at the Equator for informative talks and memorable photographs, marking the end of your 14 day Uganda primates and Big Five safari.
Inclusions for 14 Day Uganda Primates and Big Five Safari;
- Bottled drinking water
- Gorilla permits
- Chimp permits
- English speaking Guide
- Airport transfers
Exclusions for 14 days Primates and big five Safari;
- Personal Expenses on airtime, wines, Laundry etc
- Visa fees
- Tips for guides and hotel workers
- Air fares
- Extras at the way
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