10 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and 5 others

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$4,200.00

Duration

10 days

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Overview

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, Gorillas Chimps, Africa Gorilla trekking safari

This 10 Days Uganda Primates-Wildlife Safari, Chimpanzee trekking & wildlife safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wildlife game drives coupled with amazing game scenery- the highlight of an African safari in Uganda.

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Africa are carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Uganda has an increased number of Gorillas to a tune of 400 Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and more than ten (10) in Mgahinga thus possessing close to a half of the world population of these Species.

All tourists that have an African gorilla trekking safari in Uganda have wished to have it again and again. Tracking gorillas can take from 2 – 8 hours depending on how far the gorillas are feeding or resting from. Once tracked, you are allowed to stay with these beautiful apes for only 1hr but every tourist that has trekked these gorillas has intimated that it is a worthwhile trek! Besides, gorilla trekking, the safari features wild game viewing including the Big five of land animals namely; lions, elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes and Leopard. The chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale forest is also incorporated

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Highlights
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Game Park on a 10 days tour.
  • Explore Mountain Gorillas in their Natural Habitats.
  • Enjoy Chimpazee tracking Experience in Kibale Planet of Apes.
  • Observe local flora and fauna like elephants, lions, and crocodiles
  • No need to plan anything, this is an all-inclusive package
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this private tour

Very early in the morning your Uganda safari guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park 311km about 5 hours’ drive. On your way, you will pay a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – where white rhinos are kept in a natural environment. Here you will participate in Rhino Tracking by foot, An experience you will live to remember. The next stop-over shall be at either Kabalega diner or Masindi town for your lunch and arrive in the evening at the top of the falls-where the world`s longest river -Nile River, is forced to flow through a 7 meters wide narrow rocky gauge before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here you will take a ferry across the river to the northern section for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

To further accelerate this Uganda safari, you will have an early morning game drive towards the northern river bank in search for Cape buffalo, elephants, bohor reed bucks, lions, Rothschild’s giraffes, hyenas, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, and if lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for relaxation till you take your lunch. After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is the highlight of a tour to Murchison Falls National Park and is so fascinating. It allows you to have a close and personal interaction with the animals. With over about 4,000 hippos reported to be along this stretch of the river and numerous Nile crocodiles and a birdlife stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters dwelling along the riverbanks you are assured of a great adventure. On your luck day, you may see the rare shoebill-a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat cruises you to the base of the falls to further your impression of the falls and the Nile at large. You settle for your overnight

Early in the morning after breakfast embark on the transfer to Kibale National Park 441km about 9 hours’ drive driving through rural landscapes of Hoima and Kagadi before approaching Kyenjojo in the evening. The lunch stop is made in Hoima and you arrive in Fort Portal Area in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast early in the morning go to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am for a briefing before tracking the habituated chimps. These beautiful apes-more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are a great adventure watching as they squabble and jump from tree to tree. This forest is home to over 13 primate species include the red Colobus monkey, bushbabies, the rare L’Hoest monkey, black-faced vervet monkeys, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, plus baboons. Birders have close to 335 species recorded to watch including the endemic Prirogrines ground thrush. The shady forest trails offer much delight to botanists and butterfly lovers, the forest elephant, smaller and hairier than the savannah one, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park and other mammals including the giant forest hog, buffalo and antelope species like duiker are all that will spice your Uganda safari adventure. Right after the encounter, you will embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park driving past the Rwenzori Mountains with impressive magical sights before arriving in Queen Elizabeth NP in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Have an early morning game drive so as to spot the early risers such as the elusive leopards and spotted hyenas. The game drive also offers you possible views of lions, Buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Uganda Kobs among others. After the game drive return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel to have a likely close look at hippos and crocodiles. The banks of the channel are also home to many bird species that include the saddle billed stork, the pink-backed pelicans, the pied and malachite kingfishers among others. From the 2 hour activity, you can undertake a game drive along the channel track in the Mweya peninsular to spot more game before retiring for dinner and overnight

After an early morning breakfast, embark on your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha Sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Ishasha, you search for tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the fig tree branches in the day time. Settle for lunch in Ishasha and continue in the drive to arriving in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

After a heavy early breakfast but with packed lunch, you will transfer to the park headquarters in the respective region where your gorilla permit is located for a briefing before embarking on your gorilla trek at 8:30 am. Park guides will after take you through the thick buttress root tree forest plus undergrowth- tracking the gorillas. This 2 – 8 hour Gorilla trek requires a reasonable degree of fitness a pair of jungle shoes. Once tract, interaction with the gorillas as you listen to them grumble as well as taking photographs with them takes only 1hour. It’s important to note that there are only about 880 of these beautiful apes left in the world most of them over 400 are fortunately found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Bunyonyi traversing the Kigezi Highlands commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Upon arrival, you embark on the wooden engine boat cruise exploring the calm waters of Bunyonyi – the senc deepst in Africa intercepted by counts of 29 Islands some of which are inhabited. You disembark your boat to explore some of the Islands and their communities including the Batwa populations with their rich heritage not forgetting the Bakiga natives. The traditions including the food preparation, dances and performances and other stories make your encounter rewarding. Retreat to relax at the lodge for relaxation and overnight

Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo NP 199km about 4 hours drice making a lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara town. Proceed to Lake Mburo national park for an evening boat cruise on arrival or a game drive if preferred. Whichever you choose, you have an opportunity to encounter a range of wildlife including the Nile crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting birds like African fish eagle. Settle for dinner and overnight.

After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the country that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bush buck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra , wart hogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. Retreat from the activity an embark on the transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in north sphere and the other remains in the south. It also am impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a remembrance for this safari in Uganda End of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimps trekking & wildlife safari

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

Included/Exclude

Inclusions
  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.
  • Chimp tracking permit in Kibale Park
  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.
  • All Taxes and VAT.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.
Exclusions
  • International flights.
  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Tips.
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • Government imposed an increase of Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits, Chimp tracking permits and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

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3 thoughts on “10 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari”

  1. Lukooya Chris December 29, 2021

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    Very nice safari, i highly recommend.. It offers a lot for a low price, gorilla and chimpanzees were absolutely fantastic

  2. Once in a lifetime trip!! By Briony on TripAdvisor

    After doing a safari in Kenya, we thought nothing could match that… but then we came to Uganda! Wow

    We booked the 10 day Uganda tour with Richard over Christmas and from start to finish it was exceptional. Richard was very attentive and approachable, constantly keeping us up to date with everything regarding the trip and answering any of our questions or queries.

    We were picked up from the airport and debriefed about the trip before we started which made us feel well-prepared and informed.

    Mark and Joseph were excellent guides. They were very knowledgable, friendly and it was great to have them with us for the trip!

    For us this trip was really the trip of a lifetime- we ticked so many bucket list experiences off our list- walking with rhinos, trekking with the mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees, seeing hippos, crocodiles! We were amazed by the amount of animals we saw and it really couldn’t have been any better!

    The trip was well organised, accommodation was beautiful, food was great- they even catered for me being a fussy eater and my boyfriend who is vegan!

    If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, book your trip to Uganda! You certainly won’t be disappointed!

    Oh and bring plenty of sweets for the children, they will constantly ask for them so be prepared! We also loved visiting the Kichwamba Orphange- their smiles and laughter was amazing and really brightened up our Christmas 😃

    Thanks again Inspire African Safaris for a fantastic experience in Uganda! We will remember this trip forever.

    • star rating  North East of Uganda's capital city kampala is Jinja town where our tour was. The town so beautiful and the guide so cheerful. All the time we spent on the... read more

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      November 24, 2022

    • star rating  Amazing experience in uganda - Inspire African Safaris arranged an incredible tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for me and my family. Booking was done but before confirming we were given a chance to ask... read more

      mawandan2022
      November 23, 2022

    • star rating  I had an unforgettable experience in the wilderness as i toured to Lake Mburo National with my favourite travel company in Uganda. It was my second time to travel with... read more

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      November 20, 2022

    • star rating  Best travel company in Uganda - It was my very first time to visit Uganda and so I had to look for a trustworthy and best travel company to use. My friend recommended me Inspire African... read more

      The flying part of the trip was so interesting as it made everything faster, easier and fun in the luxurious jet. The wildlife encounters during the game drives in all the 3 countries was marvelous. Toured alone but my guide was never a bore for he made me forget that I didn't come with anybody. I also recommend this company to anybody planning a trip to East Africa because you will not be disappointed. Thank you Mr. Richard for well planning my trip and giving me the best experience in your home land Uganda and East Africa at large.

      naziwaa
      November 17, 2022

    • star rating  Well planning and awesome guides - A morning of memories in the jungle, the rain took over the morning as we were being briefed for our gorilla trekking. The day was so cool and everything felt... read more

      323felixj
      November 16, 2022

    • star rating  Delivering the best - The trip was worth the money they asked for. Adventure beyond expectations and the guide was on point when it came to wildlife explanations. We enjoyed both the land safari... read more

      shaficks2022
      November 15, 2022

    • star rating  Knowledgeable guides - My husband and I met Mark at the airport who was our driver for our 2days tour, he picked us in a luxury vehicle with comfortable seats and a mini... read more

      nakintum2022
      November 15, 2022

    • star rating  By the time my safari reached I wasn't feeling fine but still went. I was emotionally down but then my bad day was turned into a great one and all... read more

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      November 12, 2022

    • star rating  My first experience - My first visit to the Pearl of Africa is one of the best experiences I've ever had in life. Booked my trip to kibale with Inspire African Safaris via their... read more

      The weather so cool and people busy attending to their work I witnessed as I travelled to my destination. I even had a chance taste the Ugandan most delicious roadside snack commonly known as a Rolex. Indeed inspire Safaris is the most trusted travel company because I didn't miss any activity and the journey was so awesome. I recommend this company because it can be entrusted to deliver the best

      isaacn0
      November 12, 2022

    • star rating  Unforgettable Experiences - I booked this trip in 2019 and for known reasons things cancelled, I was not refunded because lockdown happened on the exact day of my safari and due to cancellation... read more

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