HIGHLIGHTS: This primate 10 day tour takes you to Bwindi Forest for gorilla trekking and then to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking and the amazing bird watching.Enjoy game drive across the savannah, along Lake Albert Delta, abundant wildlife in Murchison Fall National Park, then we are off to Kibaale Forest national park is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red tailed monkeys, followed by a trip to Queen Elizabeth Park, famous for its tree climbing lions
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our safari guide who will then transfer you to the booked hotel:-
Victoria hotel Entebbe
Early morning breakfast and off you is for another game drive across the savannah, along Lake Albert Delta, abundant wildlife as you move slowly as the sun rises.
Climb to the narrow gorge that makes the famous Murchison Falls, a popular spot for white water rafting in Uganda. Look out for the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and a variety of birds along the banks.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sambiya River lodge.
Budget/ cheaper options from Red Chillis, Budongo Eco lodge
The game drive is on open vehicle to the north of the Victoria Nile where the park is crowded with different animals.
The gorilla trek can proceed for more than 2 hours but it is worthwhile when you meet a family that you been tracking for a long time.
Carry a wide brimmed hat, binoculars and a good camera to capture the wild’s moments. Sights include the giraffes, buffalos, a few lion prides, oribi, antelopes and waterbucks.
Head back to your lodge for a sumptuous lunch before your afternoon rides.
On the 3 hour boat trip, gently moving along the river bank viewing crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more.
The boat moves gently up the river and stay on the left hand side so that you see most of the animals who come to the river.
Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge
Depart for Fort portal after breakfast, driving for about 4 hours towards Kibaale Forest National Park.
Have lunch from any hotel on the way.
Kibaale Forest national park is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys and red tailed monkeys.
On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits.
Dinner and overnight stay at
Chimps Nest Camp,
Rwenzori View Guest house
Start your day on an early chimpanzee tracking in the abundant forest.
The chimps are the prime attractions in this park, despite the presence of other species of primates like red colobus monkeys, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies.
Other animals include forest elephant, buffalo, forest hog, antelopes and other birds.
Have your lunch break and then head for Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Dinner and overnight stay at Ihamba Lodge,
Simba Safari Lodge,
Mweya safari Lodge
or Jacana Lodge
Early in the morning you will go with a ranger head for a game drive through the park, with magnificent views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills and wild animals like reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffalos and so much more.
Have a break and relax as you eat lunch served at the lodge.
The afternoon adventure entails a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, water stream joining Lake Edward and Lake George.
The channel attract a large school of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, besides the variety of birds that flock the reed shores like the shoebill, pelicans, kingfishers, saddle billed stork and sometimes the crowned cranes.
Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge
After an early morning breakfast, board vehicle and head for Bwindi National park.
Pass through Ishaha, south of Queen Elizabeth Park, famous for its tree climbing lions.
You could stop by Maramagambo forest for a forest walk in the lush green forest; look out for the bat caves that house thousands of bats, pythons, lizards and other reptiles.
Continue on to Bwindi forest for the montane gorillas, a population of the few left in the world.
The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, particularly Albertine endemics like the double collared sunbird, Kivu ground thrushes, short tailed warbler and African grey parrots.
24 of 26 species are found in the park alone.
Dinner and overnight stay at Bwindi View Bandas,
Silver-back Lodge or
Traveller’s Rest Camp
After an early morning breakfast, take a walk to the park’s offices for preliminary briefing where you will be allocated into groups of 8 persons and given about 2 armed ranger guides to lead you through the thick forest.
Trek through the forest’s thick vegetation hearing creaks and groans of the gorilla and monkeys at a distance.
Identify the spoors and trails of the gorillas from their previous night spots and then track them.
Finding the gorillas is quite an anxious feeling, you have only 1 hour to enjoy the amazing creatures as they feed and grumble with their little ones.
Take pictures of them as your tour guide identifies for you this particular family, its name and usual behaviour.
The tracking sometimes lasts 2-7 hours thus the need to pack your lunch for the adventure. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge
After an early morning breakfast, set off to Lake Mburo National Park;
Drive past the intensely terraced Kigezi hill slopes and stop by Mbarara town for lunch break.
Arrive in the park in the early afternoon for a boat ride on the lake or game drive in the park.
On the game drive, there are different animals to see such as the eland, zebras, hyenas, leopards, buffalos, sitatunga and other mammals.
The boat ride on the lake is good for birding safaris for several birds like African Harrier Hawk, yellow-backed, cormorant fish eagles, spectacled weavers, Levillant, shoe bill stork, heron etc. the shores of the lake are crowded with crocodiles and a number of hippos.
Dinner and overnight stay at Rwonyo Bandas, Mantana Luxury Tented camp, Mihingo lodge or Bunyonyi Resort
There is an early option for a game drive at the park and Kampala city tour if you’ve late departures.
Be in time for your flights at Entebbe.