15 Days Uganda wildlife and primate safari

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OVERVIEW
Experience an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences on this 15 Days Uganda wildlife and primate safari. For most people mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are the highlight of this safari. There are many amazing opportunities of seeing numerous animals like Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls and the crater lakes is the western and southwestern of the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival to the Pearl of Africa
Day 2-3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park enroute Ziwa Sanctuary, Morning Game drive and After boat cruise
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7: Morning Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Day 8: Transfer to the home of the Gorillas ( Bwindi Impenetrable National Park)
Day 9: Gorilla Trekking
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi Islands Tour
Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo
Day 13: Transfer to Jinja
Day 14: Water Rafting
Day 15: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to the Pearl of Africa
Today on arrival at the Airport, a representative of Yaneta Safaris will be eagerly waiting to receive you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala depending on arrival time for overnight. You will have dinner depending on time of arrival.

Day 2-3: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park en route Ziwa Sanctuary, Morning Game drive and after boat cruise
Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos on foot after which you will have lunch. Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes.
Murchison Falls National park is the biggest in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing. After an early break-fast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, where we look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Enjoy the falls from below also known as the ‘devils cauldron’. This kind of boat cruise only found in Uganda in the whole of Africa.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk
Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forests with streams of water and abundant wildlife. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp trek. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed.
After lunch take on the Bigodi Community Walks – a community project where you visit a swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. This community project is involved in providing employment for youth through tour guiding. You also have opportunity of visiting the medicine man, weaving women, coffee experience and beer making home.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife experience in the plains of Kasenyi. The drive will take us through views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori  Mountain ranges en route.
nIn the afternoon the safari will continue on a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is a stretch of water connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. The boat safari offers you great photography sessions in a relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores, crocodiles, elephants, etc.

Day 7: Morning Game drive and Transfer to Ishasha sector
Today we arise early morning for a game drive in the savannah areas of Kasenyi. The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. The game drive happens in Kasenyi plains in the custom made safari cars for game viewing. Look out for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Kobs, Water bucks etc all this in between the Rwenzori mountains and the Rift valley escarpment.
After the morning game drive, proceed to Ishasha sector in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth which is famed for the tree-climbing lions.

Day 8: Transfer to the home of the Gorillas ( Bwindi Impenetrable National Park)
Today we start journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi – Mountain gorillas. The journey takes us through the terraced hills of Kigezi highlands. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time of arrival. Take your well-deserved rest at your hotel in the lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking
Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable forest is abounding with life hosting species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals, and trees.

Your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will be divided into groups and allocated ranger guides and a gorilla family to trek. Your ranger guide will guide you while communicating with trackers to the enormous and rare mountain gorillas deep in the jungles of Bwindi. The trekking experience takes anything from a few minutes to hours to accomplish, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
As you reminisce on your gorilla experiences we depart for Lake Bunyonyi, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Enjoy stunning scenery – interlocking hills terraced by the locals as they practice farming named the “Switzerland of Africa” by Churchill, the great British diplomat.

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi Islands Tour
Today after a good night sleep, wake up and enjoy the rays of the sun over Lake Bunyonyi. It is surrounded by beautiful hills terraced by the locals as they grow potatoes and other crops for their food and excess for sale.
Take a canoe ride to some of the 29 Islands that will give you an overview of the cultural and history of the area. Most notable is the story of the ‘punishment island’ your guide will share this story while on your boat ride.

In the afternoon, you can dive in the lake for a swim, go bird watching, or hike up a steep hill for more views of the lake and its islands. Alternatively, you can set by the lake shores and enjoy reading a book

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo
Lake Mburo National Park is a small gem in south western Uganda – en route to you pass through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms.
You will have an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo after which you take a short game drive enjoying the beautiful Zebras. OR You can choose to take a nature walk and watch the wildlife with a ranger accompanying you.

Day 13: Transfer to Jinja

After an early breakfast, we take a game drive after which we proceed to Jinja. You will have a stopover at the famous Equator monument where you can have your lunch and do some shopping for crafts. Continue on to Jinja arriving in the afternoon – take the much needed rest.

Day 14: Water Rafting
In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000 km journey through Africa. Your driver guide will transfer you to the starting point of the water rafting where you will find other people waiting for an adventure filled day.
You shall have a whole days rafting experience on River Nile. You will go through half the rapids before lunch and the other half after lunch. There is an option for half day rafting and you choose to rest in the afternoon or choose any of the optional activities.
Optional activities
Quad bike safari, bungee jumping, horseback safari, kayaking.

Day 15: Departure
Indeed all good things come to an end. Thank you for visiting Uganda with us, we enjoyed hosting you. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Things Included

Park fees
Chimp permits
All activities
All accommodation
A professional driver/guide
All transportation
All Taxes/VAT
Round-trip airport transfer
Meals
Drinking water

Things Excluded
International flights
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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