Itinerary for 12 days primate tracking Uganda & wildlife tour
Day 1 : arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Our company representative will receive you upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport. He will update you with all the information about the safari, the country; take you to get local currencies. Later check in your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala. Depending on the time of your arrival some optional activities can be arranged.
Day 2: drive to jinja for white water rafting
Jinja town is located south of Uganda and it’s the second largest city in the country after Kampala, the construction of the Owen falls dam in 1952 led to the big concentration of manufacturing industries in this town but also its geographic location explains the overnight in this town. It’s located on the shores of lake Victoria, offering good relaxation environment. It where we find the source of the Nile, The world longest river originates here. The town offers boat ride to the source of the Nile. Nile River has series of waterfalls like the bujagali falls and now the itanda falls known for white water rafting with grade seven rapids, horseback riding can also be done in this town.
Day3 : rhino tracking and transfer Murchison falls
After breakfast we drive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary, the breeding ground of white rhinos. Rhinos in Uganda by 1984 had been killed to extinction, which led to the establishment of this sanctuary and it’s also the only place in Uganda where you can see rhino in their natural habitat. Tracking rhinos is very amazing because it’s like a nature walk with a ranger guide where you stand very close to the endangered rhinos. After tracking settle for hot lunch before continuing to the safari lodge in the park or near the park.
Day 4 : morning game drive and boat ride in the afternoon
Today we set off very early in the morning in search for game especially the cats that are more active at this time. Many animals are very busy having breakfast and congratulating each other having survived the night; such as, the Jackson heartbeats, giraffes, oribi, Uganda Kob, water-buck, buffaloes and predictors like lions ,leopard, hyenas, jackals not forgetting the big giants like elephants. After the morning game drive return for to lodge for lunch and boat ride in the afternoon. Aquatic animals and birds are seen during this boat ride, to mention but a few; hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, African fish eagles, bee eaters, kingfisher’s and lots more. Seeing the bottom of the falls you will hike up to the top of the falls, for a clear view of the falls where you will meet your guide to bring you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 : morning game drive,transfer to Hoima
Morning game drive in search for wildlife such as; Jacksons heartbeats, giraffes, oribi, Uganda Kob, waterbuck, elephants, buffaloes and predictors like lions ,leopard, hyenas. See the delta point, the lowest point in Uganda where the Nile leaves Lake Albert, Is worth the visit. Plenty of unique butterflies are also seen. After this game drive you will cross the Nile to the southern bank through budongo forest where you can see some primates along the way to masindi town for lunch. After lunch continue to hoima for an overnight. A cultural performance can be arranged on request.
Day 6 : drive to Kibale forest national park
Long drive but no rush, after breakfast, you will set of for kibale forest national park as a destination. Seeing locals attending to their gardens and farms. A lot of cash are grown in this region; Cotton, Tobacco, Maize, Banana and Tea. Always room for photo stops. Overseeing the foothills of the Mountain of the MOON you are arriving to fort portal. The most clean green town in Uganda. Continue to your lodge close to the park.
Day 7 : chimpanzee tracking day in Kibale
In the morning after an early breakfast, you assemble to kanyanchu visitor centre for briefing more about the chimpanzee tracking and behaviors in their presence. Late you will be led by a ranger guide into the forest to meet our closest cousins. Spend a quality hour with them. Tracking can be short or longer depending on the availability of food and fruits for the chimpanzee but the experience is always rewarding. Return to the camp for hot lunch and restful evening. Opportunities of doing optional activities
Day 8 : drive to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast, we depart for Queen Elizabeth national park. Another scenic drive on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori seeing Glaciations’ on a clear day, Banana bicycles, Tomato plantations, Cotton, Tea. Pass through Kasese Town, a very famous copper mining town during the colonial era. Arriving and checking in at your lodge. Hot lunch, an evening game drive for a chance of seeing lions, leopard, Uganda kob, elephants, buffaloes, and abundance of bird life.
Day 9 : morning game drive and a boat safari on the channel
After an early breakfast, we set out for a game drive. This is just a right time of seeing hyenas returning to their dems after the night also lions hunting if not feasting, antelopes’. Drive to the northern part of Queen Elizabeth national park for a boat ride on the kazinga channel in the afternoon. This is a very good place of seeing elephants, buffaloes very close as they come to drinking water from the channel. Thousands of hippos, Nile crocodiles, monitor lizards, many bird species, after check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 : tree climbing lions, transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park
Drive to the southern sector of the queen Elizabeth park offering great gaming potential most notable the tree climbing lions, big herds of elephants, buffaloes, thousands of Uganda kob, Topi, leopards, hyenas, and true open savanna landscape. A visit to Ishasha river campsite brings you close to Congo, hippos and different monkeys are also seen at this place, it’s also a great place for picnic lunch. After lunch, continue to Bwindi impenetrable park.
Day 11 : gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
After an early breakfast, we go to the park offices, for briefing and gorilla group allocation. All forest activities are conducted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority; at this center we meet the people who are joining the group of tracking. 8 people in each group are being led by a range guide and armed escorts into the forest. Gorilla tracking is less predictable mostly when it comes to the duration of the hike, but good news if the ranger guide is in communication with the trackers who leave early in the morning the visitors. And it’s very rewarding after meeting the gentle gorilla family in their natural home. Spend that quality time with them either by taking much more photos or just enjoying to once in a life experience. Return back for the tracking certificates before getting to the lodge for relaxing. Here are some of Bwindi accommodation from tripadvisor site
Day 12 : departure for Entebbe international airport
Early breakfast in the morning and prepare for a longer journey back to Kampala or Entebbe, beautiful sceneries and amazing landscape. Stop for hot lunch on the way before arriving in the evening.
End of 12 days Primate tracking & Wildlife tour services
safari cost inclusion of 12 days Primate tracking & Wildlife tour
- Airport Transfers
- 11 nights accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
- Bottled Water
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Bottled Water
- Experienced English speaking Driver
- 4X4 Safari car for Transportation
safari cost exclusion of 12 days Primate tracking & Wildlife tour
- Tips for Driver and Guides
- Air tickets
- Drinks from the Accommodation
- Anything not discussed during the initial meeting