Best Primate, Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking Safari  in Uganda – 14 Nights 15 Days

Welcome to Uganda the pearl of African countries, Uganda is currently branded as “gifted by nature” through Jungle Safaris Ltd you will experience the unforgettable exclusive Uganda gorilla safari on the African continent, with this itinerary, you have chosen the ultimate Uganda primate and mammal safari as most of the attractive areas in Uganda have been featured in this tour. With the gifts of nature, Uganda is a home of the endangered mountain gorillas where gorilla tracking is featured in this tour; this is the cherished wildlife encounter in Africa and Uganda with half of the remaining world’s population living here. Parks and reserves in Uganda  faceted in this safari are ideal retreats for the discerning eco-tourist seeking to appreciate what Uganda a small country to the size of Great Britain or the State of Oregon in the US in a time zone of GMT+3 has to offer.

DAY 1: Arrival for our Gorilla Safari and orientation to Uganda.

Arrive at Entebbe international airport for our gorilla safari. You will be welcomed by our Staff from Jungle Safaris who will transfer you to Imperial Resort Beach Hotel (L). Tourists who will arrive early will visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) for an orientation about the unique flora and fauna  of Uganda. Have a feel of ex-situ conservation and get in close contact with the lion, zebra, chimpanzee, buffalo, Rhino, water buck, duiker, crocodile, colobus monkey, shoe bill stock, and different species of birds and animals. Feel the breeze of the lake and a variety of fishing birds along the lake shores. If it’s a weekend, enjoy a thrilling performance from local cultural groups. Dinner and overnight at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Serena Hotel or Cassia Lodge. BB

DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls game Park- Uganda

Murchisonfalls Safari

Tour To Murchison falls Uganda

After an early breakfast, our gorilla safari takes us through Kampala towards Northern Uganda. Lunch at Masindi Hotel – a rambling colonial era hotel – with an attractive wooded ground in Masindi town, a gate way to Budongo Forest and Murchison falls National Park and one of the oldest in Uganda. Watch out for the mighty tropical Budongo forest for some primate species. Rather more appealing is the green, leafy stretch of surburbia that runs north from the town center past the golf course. A visit to the top of the mighty Murchison falls is extra ordinary – a point where the water escapes through a narrow gorge forming splendid thunder and roar! Relax and take photographs at the spot with a permanent rainbow. Ferry Crossing to Paraa Safari lodge which offers comfortable accommodation and typical Uganda hospitality. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari or Sambiya River lodge.

DAY 3: Morning game safari and afternoon launch cruise along the Victoria Nile in Uganda

Morning breakfast, and thereafter transverse in the northern part for a game safari. Watch out for African elephant herds, buffalo and water buck herds, giraffes, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, and a variety of bird and other animal species, the primate of the day will be the Patas Monkey. After lunch, enjoy a two-hours boat safari to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls-an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to Paraa Safari lodge for dinner and bed.

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DAY 4: Our Mammal and Primate Safari takes us to Fort Portal Uganda

Breakfast to be served early as we greet the early morning rising sun in Uganda. Ensure to be in time before the ferry crosses. Carry a picnic lunch for a long drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the way to Kibale forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at Primate, Ndali Lodge or Ataco Country Resort Mid range.

DAY 5: African/Uganda Primate encounter – Chimpanzee tracking safari

Early morning primate viewing on a guided forest walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The activity starts at 8.00 am immediately after breakfast. This part of Uganda has the highest number of primate species on the African continent. Watch out for chimp families, and the Uganda red Colobus monkeys swinging through the dense forest with birds, butterflies and many reptiles as well as small insects which are a common feature in this park. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco- tourism site is amazing for an encounter of rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch can be arranged from Kanyanchu Tourist centre or Fort portal on the way to Semliki National Park. Dinner and over night at Semliki Safari Lodge or Mountains of the Moon Hotel. Optional Activity: Night game drive, if you spent the night at the Safari Lodge.

DAY 6: Semliki Valley National Park- Unique Game Encounter in Uganda

Enjoy your breakfast at 8:00 am, visit Semliki Wildlife Reserve and take a boat ride on Lake Albert for sight seeing and birding. Return to the lodge for lunch. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of Mt Rwenzori and a game drive on the way to Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari, Jacana Safari Lodge or King Fisher Safari Resort for two nights.

DAY 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda

After an early breakfast, set off for a game safari along Kasenyi track in the park and expect to see Lions Elephants, buffalo, Warthogs and birds. Get back to the lodge for Lunch. Launch trip on Kazinga channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild animals in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari or Jacana safari Lodge. Optional Activity: Evening walk to the bat hideout if you spent a night at Jacana Safari Lodge.

DAY 8- Chimp Tracking Safari in Uganda

After a cup of coffee, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primate species, reptiles, leopards and many more rare species of animals in Uganda. Carry a picnic lunch. After tracking, drive to Bwindi the Gorilla park through Maramagambo and Ishasha sector enjoy game viewing on the way, specifically look out for the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead or Gorilla Forest Camp or Lake Kitandara Tented Camp, for two nights.

DAY 9: Gorilla Tracking Tour in Bwindi Uganda

After an early breakfast depart to the National Park to begin your gorilla trek. A Mountain Gorilla  is a wild animal, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 90%. You will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike. The gorilla trek can take between one and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. This massive primate- the gorilla is extremely rare, only approximately 650 remaining. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. Return to your lodge after your picnic lunch. If your trek was relatively short, you will have the opportunity for a forest walk with a guide or just to relax.

DAY 10: Prolific views of the Switzerland of Africa – Kabale Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

After breakfast, you will depart the gorilla sanctuary and head to Kabale. The road to Kabale takes you into the Uganda Highlands – the Switzerland of Africa – with great views and vistas of this lush green area. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Arcadia Cotages on Lake Bunyonyi. The lake locally known as the ‘lake of small birds’ is the second deepest lake in Africa and is re-known for excellent birding opportunities as well as canoe rides on the still peaceful remote lake. F/B.

DAY 11: Lake Mburo National Park Uganda

An after breakfast drive heading for Lake Mburo National park. This is one of the smallest parks in Uganda and offers a great variety of game including zebra, leopard, various antelope and hippo – as well as prolific birdlife. Here you may go on a walk with a local guide, or on game drives exploring this park. F/B at Lake Mburo Mantana Tented Camp or Arcadia Cottages.

DAY 12: Lake Mburo Game Safari

Zebra luctating in LMburo

Enjoyable Savannah Safari in Uganda

Have an early game drive in Lake Mburo National park to view and take photographs of the impala, Zebras,
Waterbucks, Eland, Hippo and a variety of Birds. Drive to Ssese Islands via Bukakata. A roll on roll off ferry will take you to the Bugala Island the main island of the Ssese Islands group. After lunch activities to be undertaken include bird watching /nature walk where you may see monkeys, ladybirds, parrots, and turacos, which reside inside the forests enjoying the spectacular view and fresh breeze from Lake Victoria. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm Beach Resort or Ssese Islands Club.

DAY 13: Safari around Lake Victoria – Uganda

After breakfast, participate in one of the areas most exciting activities of sport fishing in known fishing grounds. Return to the resort and check out to catch up with ferry and then drive to Kampala. Dinner and over night as the first night in Kampala for more two nights.

DAY 14: Safari to Jinja

After an early Breakfast, drive Eastwards to Jinja the first industrialized town in Uganda. Enjoy Viewing the Sugar and Tea plantations, Mabira Forest, fruit and craft markets along the road to Owen falls Dam, Visit the source of the Nile, where its long journey to Mediterranean sea starts. Carry a picnic lunch. Drive back to Kampala the capital of Uganda.

DAY 15

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. End of our Mammal, Primate, Gorilla and chimpanzee Safari in Uganda

Our Uganda safaris always include:

– All meals and accommodation mentioned in the Itinerary
– Mineral water per person per day
– All entrance fees required
– Professional driver/guide  English speaking
– All activities chosen at the destination areas
– All ground transportation in 4WD vehicle, also air port pick up and drop offs where need be

They exclude:

– Tips
– An extra gorilla racking permit
– Charter fees and air tickets
– Telephone calls
– Internet fees and any other items of a personal nature
We highly value your interests and our services are custom-made to meet all clients needs, therefore, do not hesitate to seek your satisfaction with Jungle Safaris Ltd.

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