10 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primate Safari
10 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primate Safari will give you a remarkable experience of Uganda’s diverse wildlife ranging from the big five game, plenty of the savannah animals distributed among the protected parks and the incredible Uganda primates. Uganda is gifted with a variety of habitats and ecosystems of different species with over 50 percent of Africa’s bird species, over 345 mammal species, 20 primates with the highest number of mountain gorillas in the world, plants species, reptiles, and amphibians. In addition the snow-capped Mount Rwenzori, crater lakes, volcanoes, the Nile River and the rainforests all together make Uganda a dream destination of all travellers. This package will take you through Uganda’s ever interesting national parks including; Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Semiliki wildlife reserve and Bwindi Impenetrable national park where we find the highest population of gorillas in Uganda and Lake Bunyonyi. This 10 Days Uganda safaris tours is designed to issue a combination of experiences such as game viewing, chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, gorilla trekking in Uganda, Boat cruising, nature walks, Hot springs adventure, birdwatching and also relaxation which is done at the end of a Uganda safari at Lake Bunyonyi – the deepest lake in Uganda. This package looks at provided relatively cheaper accommodations in mid-range and budget options. Long distance drives are involved given the locations of these national parks however, the drives on Uganda roads are adventurous with great views of the nature.
Safari highlights of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primate Safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
- Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise – Murchison Falls
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
- Day 5: Transfer to Semuliki National Park – Hot springs and night game drive
- Day 6; Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park boat cruise and evening game drive
- Day 7: Lion tracking – transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 8: Gorilla trekking – Bwindi
- Day 9: Explore Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe/Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Depending on your location in Kampala, you will be met by our company representative/driver guide to transfer to Murchison falls national park with en-route stop at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. It’s a 2-3 hours’ drive from Murchison falls national park. After trekking, connect to drive to Murchison falls national park. You will enter through Kichumbanyobo gate and proceed to the top of the falls before you proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Heritage Safari lodge for budget/Pakuba Safari Lodge for mid-range
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise – Murchison Falls
Early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you will spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe. Dinner and overnight as above
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
You will have breakfast early and then drive to Kibale forest national park with lunch en-route in Fort portal town. It is a 7-8 hours’ drive from Murchison falls national. Late afternoon, proceed to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee forest guest house for mid-range/Isunga lodge for midrange
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
Have early morning breakfast and go for briefing and start Chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.
After trekking, you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland where you will experience a lot of bird life and unspoiled nature. Dinner and overnight at lodge as above.
Day 5: Transfer to Semuliki National Park – Hot springs and night game drive
You will wake up early in the morning and transfer to Semuliki National Park. Reach the Park headquarters where you will register and after visit the Hot springs of Sempaya and the Pygmies at their new settlement at Ntandi. In the afternoon, drive to the wildlife reserve for a game drive and look out for animals like Leopards, Forest Elephants and so on.
Check into at for dinner. Late evening, you will go on a night game drive and search for wildlife species such as the slender mongoose, several cats, white tailed mongoose and diminutive genet. Semuliki wildlife reserve is one of the Parks in Uganda where one can go on the night game drive. Return to your lodge late night for an overnight stay at Ntoroko Safari lodge/Semiliki safari lodge for luxury
Day 6; Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park boat cruise and evening game drive
You will have breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will arrive well in time for lunch. Enjoy your lunch and then go for a launch cruise where you will spot various water animals like Hippos and crocodiles, the cruise will also enrich you with various water birds. Connect for an evening game drive in Kasenyi area for animals like the elephants, buffaloes and on a lucky day, you may encounter the lions and leopards. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Pumba cottages (budget)/ Parkview Safari Lodge (midrange)
Day 7: Lion tracking – transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
In the morning after breakfast, connect for a lion tracking experience which will take about 2 hours before you embark on your journey to Bwindi national park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park where you may spot some tree climbing lions. You will have lunch en-route, arriving in Bwindi in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Haven lodge for mid-range/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp for budget
Day 8: Gorilla trekking – Bwindi
Enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for a briefing by the ranger guides before entering the forest in your trekking gears including trekking sticks, good hiking shoes and stocking for tacking-in, long sleeved shirts and long trousers and a rain coat or jacket to mention but a few. Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga national park is no different from other trekking parks that is trekking takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas as they roam the park freely and there is no way of telling where they will be for a particular day however the rangers will be able to find them as they tracked daily. On finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour as you view and take photos of these gentle primates before you descend back.
After trekking, meet your safari guide to connect to Lake Bunyonyi. It is a 2-3 hours’ drive from Bwindi national park. Lake Bunyonyi is the best place a relaxation after gorilla trekking. Connect to your lodge with views of the rolling hills. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi overland resort (budget)/Arcadia lodge (Mid-range)
Day 9: Explore Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and the lake is made of steep hills covered with lush green vegetation showing from the water edges. So after your breakfast, connect for a canoe ride to visit some of the islands on the lake and also sight different bird species. You will also enjoy doing other excursions of your choice. Dinner and overnight stay lodge as above.
Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe/Departure
You will have breakfast then drive out of the park to connect to drive back to Kampala with en-route lunch and visit of the Equator. Proceed to Entebbe and depending on your flight, you will either be dropped at your own booked hotel or proceed to the airport for your onward flight back home.
End of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primate Safari