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14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate Safari Holiday

This 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate Safari Holiday takes you to the savannas of Queen Elizabeth for a game drive in Kasenyi plains and a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, Murchison Falls for a game drive and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Forests and the rainforests of Kibale for Chimpanzee trekking, a mind-blowing while Canoeing on the deepest lake in Uganda Bunyonyi and unforgettable experience mixing with the wild on Foot in Lake Mburo National Park the Whispers of the World. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animals, and a blend of a city tour.

Highlights of 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate Safari Holiday

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport and Drive to the Lodge.

Day 2: Kampala City Tour.

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 4: Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi community walk.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 8: Morning game drive and afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

Day 9: Transfer to Ishasha Sector for a Game drive.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 11: Gorilla trekking and optional activities around the Park.

Day 12:  Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 14: Walking Safari and Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe to end the safari.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport and Drive to the Lodge.

Pick you up from Entebbe airport and transfer you to the Guesthouse, this is where your Alive Africa Adventure safaris guide will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your 14 days Uganda safari after a good breakfast. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to explore the area. There are many options in Entebbe and easily organized. For example, a visit to the Botanical gardens or Kampala City Tour

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigo

Mid-Range: K Hotel Entebbe

Budget: Via Via

 

Day 2: Full Day Kampala City Tour

In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on Kampala city tour. Visit Gadhaffi mosque, Kasubi tombs (currently under construction), King’s palace, Bahai temple, local markets, Uganda museum, Namugongo martyrs’ shrines among others.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel

Midrange: Acacia Lodge

Budget:  Dolphin Suites.

 

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After an early breakfast, our driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 am, he will also brief you about your 3 Days safari to Murchison falls and you will start your 6 hours journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will go through the Luwero, and later have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking; here you will find both black and white rhinos.

After tracking has another stop in Masindi where you will have lunch, lunch proceeds to the park, after making payments for park entry drive towards the top of the falls, here along the way you will see various animals such as warthogs, baboons among others. 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate, Being at the top of the falls is an amazing experience as you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8m gorge. Take as many photos as you can. Later drive to the lodge, relax the whole evening, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 4: Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On your Game Drives you of course need a fair share of luck and very good eyes to try and spot as many animals as possible. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom. On this 14-day Uganda safari, you see them all; elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope, and many tropical birds. They are all there! A professional ranger with extensive knowledge on the park and its inhabitants will join you in your car. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species, and big herds of buffalo. You will discover some of the park’s ecosystems and different scenery with dense woodland, extensive savannahs, and rolling grasslands. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife and/or wildlife if you like.

The afternoon boat safari towards the Murchison Falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the fall. You can imagine; this boat safari will show you breath-taking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale onboard for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys, and all the other (also thirsty) wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. If you like hiking, the boat can drop you near the waterfalls and you can hike up to the top (this takes around 1 or 1, 5 hours). The views are amazing!

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park

After breakfast at your accommodation, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way. Kibale NP is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus Ugandan). While on your chimpanzee trails, you will see them swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will reach and do little but check into your accommodation where you will have dinner and the overnight rest.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga lodge

Budget: Kibale forest Camp.

 

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi community walk.

Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The Chimpanzee Trekking experience here is done on several well-maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact. Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos.

In the afternoon of this 14-day Uganda safari, you will go for a walk in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary which features 8 primate species, over 200 bird species and many reptiles. During the walk – which takes 2 to 3 hours – you have a chance to many animals, but the highlight is catching a glimpse of a famous bird; the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga lodge

Budget: Kibale forest Camp.

 

 Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is in southwestern Uganda and is most often included in visitors’ itineraries. It is the second-largest park in the country and is located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, next to Lake Edward and Lake George which are joined by the Kazinga channel. Few reserves in the world have such high biodiversity with landscapes including savannah, bushland, wetlands, and lush forests. On your first game drive, it is time to explore the Queen Elizabeth National Park with her 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. We advise you to be alert and proactive on your game drive to help the ranger spot as many animals as possible.

With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants, and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, this park guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species. All being well you see elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, different species of antelope, and just maybe some of the exciting predators such as; lion, leopard, civet, genal, and serval cats. Ten species of primates enjoy the park’s diverse habitats. 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate, Vervet and black-and-white colobus monkeys are easily spotted in the trees, and of course the boldest species; baboons!

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Elephant plains Lodge

Midrange: Elephant hab lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 8: Morning game drive and afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to me most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

In the afternoon will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos more than you can imagine as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing elephants, and a range of beautiful birds.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Elephant plains Lodge

Midrange: Elephant hab lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Ishasha Sector for a Game drive.

Drive for approximately  2.5 hours to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This part is famous for its’ tree-climbing lions. While lion cubs around the world frequently climb trees for fun, adults rarely do. However, these lionesses enjoy spending the hot afternoons snoozing in fig trees to get away from the tsetse flies and to enjoy a cool breeze. This is the most memorable sight in the park as you have never seen such photogenic lions posing for your camera before. During a game drive, you will try your luck! Meanwhile don’t miss the stunning scenery and superb birdlife in this southern remote section of the park either.

There is amazing birdlife is and many herds of elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes are regularly spotted. Vervet monkeys, baboons, black- and white colobus have become residents of the lodge

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Mid-Range: Enjojo Lodge

Budget: Topi Lodge

 

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Ishasha sector and Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harbouring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups, which you will trek. Uganda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Tracking. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge

Mid-Range: Broadbill Forest Camp

Budget: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

 

Day 11: Gorilla trekking and optional activities around the Park.

This is the major highlight of your safari. Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their 14-day Uganda safari. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lies on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared). The bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa that can make claim to host both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the worlds’ population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies and 360 bird’s species call Bwindi home. This the  place to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas up close for your very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment.

Your gorilla encounter will be an exciting (for some also challenging) journey along forested (sometimes slippery) slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gentle giants. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity. Think of dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time to complete the gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours! Drive back to the lodge for relaxation and optional activities like visiting the Batwa.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge

Mid-Range: Broadbill Forest Camp

Budget: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

 

 Days 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Today we will take you to another exciting lake Bunyonyi ‘Lake of many small birds” this stunning location offers some wonderful optional activities. The southwestern part of Uganda is known as” Little Switzerland”, a lush, mountainous region dotted with freshwater lakes, which makes it the perfect base for a number of activities beyond gorilla tracking. The area is great for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cultural village tours, and bird watching or water sport activities.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury:  Arcadia lodges

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Echo Resort

Budget: Supreme Adventure Park.

 

Day 13 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is a small national Park (on the route from Bwindi National Park back to Entebbe) but should certainly not be underestimated. This is the only place in southern Uganda to see zebras and the only park in the country with impalas, slender mongoose, and giant bush rats. You can also look for hyenas, leopards, topis, elands and the beautiful Rothschild’s giraffes, not to mention the lake itself which is teeming with hippos and crocodiles! There are a lot of wonderful activities on offer, such as horse-riding, bush walks, boat safari on the lake, and a mountain bike safari. It is exciting to approach the wildlife at such close range, especially combining the fresh air with the beautiful scenery of Lake Mburo National Park.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock

Budget: Mpogo safar lodge.

 

Day 14: Game walk, and transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe to end the Safari.

Lake Mburo N.P. is one of the two parks in Uganda where it is permitted to go for a safari walk with an experienced ranger. Footprints and animal droppings tell which animal has been here and how long ago. It is exciting to approach the wildlife at such close range. This activity is included this morning. After the Nature walk, you continue en-route lunch and a stop at the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop-off at the airport to catch your flight back home recommended for 19:00 onward. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Alive Africa Adventures, See you again!

 

 Tour includes 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate Safari Holiday

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Rhino Trekking
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation in all National parks
  • A professional driver/guide,
  • All transportation 4×4 Landcruiser
  • All Taxes/VAT, Round trip airport transfer, Meals, Drinking water
  • Fruits, Hiking, WIFI throughout the safari

 

Tour Excludes on 14 Days Uganda Ultimate Primate Safari Holiday

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Personal items

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