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10 day Primates and Big five Ugandan safari

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Overview

This seamless itinerary ensures a blend of adventure and comfort throughout your wildlife exploration through diverse landscapes of the pearl of Africa.

Arrival day
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda (EBB), our guide will welcome you to the Pearl of Africa.
Afterwards, you will transfer and check-in to a booked lodging in Entebbe for a relaxation from your journey.

If you arrive in Uganda early, consider a visit to the serene Entebbe Botanical Garden. This oasis near Entebbe offers a haven for bird enthusiasts, showcasing numerous bird species and occasional sightings of black and white colobus monkeys and vervet monkeys. The garden provides a peaceful retreat, a visual delight absents of crowds. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, with the melodic sounds of birds punctuating the stillness of the surroundings. It’s a perfect opportunity to unwind and appreciate the beauty of Uganda’s biodiversity in a tranquil setting.

Day 2
Journey to Murchison falls national park via Zziwa rhino sanctuary

• Start your day with breakfast, and your assigned driver will take you to Murchison Falls National Park.
• Visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking, encountering the first of the Big 5 and have a lunch break in Masindi town, continue to the park.
• Pause at the top of Murchison Falls, Witness the world’s mightiest waterfalls on the second-longest river.
• Check into your accommodation for a relaxing evening and a camp fire.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 3
Murchison game drive and boat trip to the base of the falls
The journey promises an exciting blend of nature, wildlife, and adventure

• Start your day with breakfast and embark on an early morning game drive across the vast plains of Uganda’s largest national park.
• Explore the vast plains of Uganda’s largest national park, spotting lions, elusive leopards, giraffes, hartebeests, buffalos, elephants, as well as numerous bird species for bird enthusiasts.
• Return to your accommodation for rest and lunch.
• opt for an optional hot-air balloon safari for an extra adventure at an extra cost.
• In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls, spotting hippos, Gigantic Nile crocodiles, and waterbirds.
• Consider a hike to the top of the falls for a breathtaking view.
• Return to your accommodation for a relaxed evening.
Day 4
Transfer to Kibale National Park

• Embark on a captivating journey to Kibale Forest National Park immediately after a sumptuous breakfast at your lodging.
The drive promises not only a lengthy but also an exceptionally picturesque route, winding through charming villages, verdant landscapes, and hills adorned with tea plantations that define this region of Uganda. The breath-taking scenery will captivate you throughout the entire journey.

Renowned for its diverse primate population, Kibale National Park showcases chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, Lhotse’s monkeys, and Uganda mangabeys.
Engage in an immersive chimpanzee trail experience, witnessing them gracefully swing through forest canopies and forage for wild fruits. Upon reaching your accommodation, the evening unfolds with seamless check-in, a delightful dinner, and a tranquil overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Day 5
Chimp trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

• Embark on an exhilarating day of chimpanzee trekking following a wholesome breakfast, commencing with a comprehensive briefing at the ranger’s post outlining protocols.
• Led by a seasoned ranger guide, delve into the enchanting Kibale Forest for an awe-inspiring chimpanzee tracking experience, marveling at the captivating presence of these primates. Spend a rewarding full hour in close proximity to the chimpanzees upon discovery.
• Afterwards, return to the lodge for a satisfying lunch.
• Set forth for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arriving in the evening, unwind at your prearranged accommodation for a serene overnight stay.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6
• Commence your day with an early rise and a nourishing breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive across the Kasenyi plains.
• Keep a keen eye out for the majestic Cape buffalos, herds of elephants, and elusive big cats such as lions and leopards, among other captivating wildlife.
• Return to your accommodation for a well-deserved period of relaxation and lunch.
• Post-lunch, engage in a two-hour boat excursion along the Kazinga Channel, linking Lakes George and Edward. Be enthralled by the presence of diverse wildlife, including massive hippos, elephants, and crocodiles, amidst the scenic beauty.
• The water shores will also reveal an array of bird species.
• Conclude your day with a delectable dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at a safari lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7
Transfer to Bwindi through the enchanting Ishasha plains.

• Indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on a captivating journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, traversing the renowned Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famed for its elusive tree-climbing lion with high sighting chances. The spectacle, though occasionally concealed in the grasslands, promises a breathtaking encounter.
• Proceed to Bwindi, a sanctuary hosting nearly half the global population of mountain gorillas.
• Upon arrival, take a moment to check in at your accommodation, preparing for the upcoming Bwindi gorilla-trekking adventure.
• Anticipate an exhilarating experience with habituated gorilla groups the next day, ensuring a seamless blend of relaxation and anticipation in this extraordinary wildlife expedition.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8
Gorilla trekking and transfer to Bunyonyi.

• Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before proceeding to the rangers’ post. Receive a comprehensive briefing on trekking etiquettes from our experienced ranger guide, ensuring a responsible and memorable adventure.
• Enter the gorilla sanctuary, where the captivating beauty of the rainforest unfolds—a dramatic, densely forested landscape crisscrossed by animal trails, providing a unique experience for tourists.
• The duration and terrain of the trek vary with the movements of these remarkable primates. Once a gorilla group is located, relish an unforgettable hour in their presence, observing these gentle yet endangered giants.
• Afterward, return for a well-deserved lunch before embarking on a journey to the enchanting Lake Bunyonyi (Africa’s second deepest lake). Framed by verdant, terraced hills reaching heights of 2,200 – 2,478m, the lake’s allure lies in its 29 islands of varying shapes and sizes, creating a nearly magical panorama that captivates the senses.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

• Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast before embarking on a journey to Lake Mburo National Park via Mbarara town.
• Arriving in the early afternoon, take a well-deserved rest before engaging in a late afternoon/evening game viewing experience.
• Anticipate encounters with majestic elands, zebras, topis, impalas, Uganda kob, and Cape buffaloes, among other captivating wildlife, during the game drive.
• Subsequently, unwind at your lodging for an overnight stay.
• opt for an extraordinary experience with the optional Mburo night game drive (at an additional cost), offering a chance to observe nocturnal creatures such as snakes, hyenas, owls, and elusive leopards on fortunate occasions. Immerse yourself in this unique opportunity for a truly exceptional wildlife encounter.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10

• Indulge in an early breakfast, setting the stage for a captivating morning bushwalk in Mburo Park, guided by an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger. This immersive experience offers close encounters with zebra, giraffe, eland, topi, Cape buffalo, and other antelope species.
• Venture along the trail to the hilltop, commanding breathtaking views of Lake Mburo and its environs, showcasing nine of the twelve lakes surrounding the national park.

Following this enriching exploration, return to your accommodation for checkout. Subsequently, embark on a journey to Entebbe Airport for your recommended flight departure at 18:00 onward. We look forward to welcoming you back or any referrals on your future visits. Safe travels!

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)