13 Days Complete Uganda Primate and Wildlife Tour
Your 13 Days Complete Primate Wildlife Safari in Uganda will take you to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and a Bigodi wetland walk, Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will enjoy game viewing and also Climbing hills to track lions in Ishasha, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to trek Mountain Gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing, bird watching, then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, and end with Jinja city amazing view such as the Nile and for rafting.
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
A guide will pick you from the Hotel in Kampala in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Murchison falls through the Luwero. On the way, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will track rhinos and have lunch at the restaurant. Proceed to the park where you will see the mesmerizing falls passing through the 7-meter gap with rocks and form the Victoria Nile. After head to the lodge, have supper and an overnight.
Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise along the Victoria Nile
On this day wake up early and have breakfast at 6:30 am, after your driver and the ranger guide will pick you up from the lodge to start your Game drive at 8:00 am. After the game drive at around 11:40 am, drive back to the lodge, relax to freshen up and have lunch as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise.
On the boat you will be able to see various things like the river Nile crocodiles, elephants, leopards rhinos along the banks of the Nile as well as different birds species, clamped in the trees such as the bee-eaters, , the shoe billed stork and many others. The boat ride will take you to the base of the Murchison Falls, when you reach here you will be able to see clearly the legendary waterfalls.
Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest
Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and you continue on 13 Days Complete Uganda drive to Kibale Forest National Park, you will take pleasure in the beautiful scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en-route in Fort portal town and continue as you will have great views of the Ruwenzori ranges. Check-in at your lodge before going for an optional guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest
Get up so early for breakfast and head to the park, where you will be briefed and later start off with Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Kibale forest is among the charming places well-known for different primates and several crater lakes within Uganda.
In the morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment. These chimps are also exciting and this very close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience on your trip. After lunch, you will drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Have a delicious dinner and night’s rest.
Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise in the Queen Elizabeth
Enjoy your breakfast and set out for a game drive through the Kasenyi track and where you have a chance to observe different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, and if lucky enough leopards together with amazing beautiful bird species. Queen Elizabeth has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, and forests. With this, its scenery is spectacular with crater lakes like Nyamunuka and various shrubs and forests.
Later head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel; this is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for a night’s rest and dinner.
Day 6:Drive to Inshasha to track the Tree Climbing Lions
On this day you will wake up, and after breakfast, take a 2 hours drive to Ishasha which is home to tree-climbing lions. With the help of skilled park rangers, you will also such out for these lions and imagine how amazing it is to watch the lions in trees. Have lunch at the lodge or in form of a picnic. And enjoy more of these cats, and talk to the indigenous people called the Batwa, learn their histories and culture by the fireplace, then later return to your lodgings for dinner and rest.
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
On this day, you begin your journey to Bwindi the habitat of gentle giants Mountain gorillas. This journey will take you through Kigezi highlands and their various terraced hills. Have Lunch on your way or from the lodge; it will be dependent on your arrival time. Have dinner and take a rest at your lodge.
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi
Talk of gentle giants with a 98% DNA close to that of humans, it’s the Mountain gorillas that made Bwindi Forest their home. Also, other species like butterflies, plants, primates, mammals, butterflies, frogs, among others are also found here. After briefing at the headquarters, you will be led by the rangers into the jungle to track gorillas.
This experience usually takes 1 hour to about 8 hours since gorillas move differently also and only 1 hour is granted to capture your greatest moments with the gorillas. Just in case some of you are not interested in tracking gorillas, you can go for a short guided forest walk or a Village walk to the Batwa community. Retire at the lodge.
Day 9: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi
Today after breakfast while still in the mood of reminiscing about the previous day’s gorilla experiences, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, which is Africas second deepest lake and a birders spot. Enjoy the eye-catching landscapes such as the locally terraced interlocking hills where most locals carry out their farming.
After heading out for a canoe ride on the lake which harbors 29 islands and almost every island with a history such as the Punishment Island – enjoy the stories from the guides on this boat ride. 13 Days Complete Uganda, Return to the lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon, take a walk, or hike up the hills to enjoy more spectacular views of forests and lakes, or watch birds, or read a book while relaxing by the lake shores, or swim in the lake which is Bilharzia free and safe for swimming.
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, embark on the 4 hours and 30 minutes drive to Lake Mburo National Park – among Uganda’s smallest parks with lunch en route you will be passing through stunning sceneries, farms, and plantations.
The park is home to a big number of Zebras, also impalas, oribis, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks and also over 332 bird species made it their home. When you arrive in the park- in the afternoon go on a boat cruise along Lake Mburo, take enough photographs.
Day 11: Drive to Kampala
Enjoy an early breakfast, after doing a game drive as you continue to Kampala, have a stop at the Equator line; take photos and also buy some souvenirs from a craft shop. Enjoy lunch still at the Equator or in Kampala depending on the time you arrive there.
After lunch drive to Jinja located in the East of Uganda and the home of the source of the Nile River. Arrive in the evening and have dinner and take a rest at the lodge/hotel of your choice.
Day 12: Seeing the Nile – White Water Rafting
Have an early breakfast and head out for today’s activities. The Nile River finds its source in Jinja where it starts the 4000 km through different African countries. So your driver will take you to where the beginning point is as you go for discovering the Source of the Nile; you will go for a guided boat cruise on the Nile.
After the boat, go for half a day rafting on the rapids which is an adventure and an unforgettable experience. Have lunch and after you could choose to rest at the lodge on the swimming pool or go for optional activities like bungee jumping or kayaking or quad biking or Horse riding
Day 13: Departure – End of Safari
Take breakfast leave Jinja, while on the journey to Kampala, you will stop to buy some souvenirs to take home with you. If you have a flight on the same day your guide will transfer you to Entebbe as you bid farewell to Uganda. The End of 13 Days Complete Uganda, thank you for choosing Magic African Safaris, we hope see you soon!
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