12 Days Uganda Primates & Game Safari

This safari offers you an opportunity to discover and photograph Uganda a poetry wrapped in beauty and explore and walk in footsteps of Samuel and Florence Baker, Ernest Hemingway witness the miracles of the green landscapes, fertile valleys, shimmering lakes, and witness the big five mammals, enjoy and photograph Bats through Uganda’s national parks, enjoy breathtaking experience, meet the closest and playful chimpanzee in Kibale forest National Park, discover the rich humbling evidence of African culture, experience the most beautiful birds such as saddle-park, shoebill, red-throated bee-eater. Highlights of national park including, Mabamba Swamp, Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley National Parks, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 1:Transfer to Mabamba Swamp for Shoebill
Drive to Mabamba Swamp in search for shoebill and other wetland birds for the best photography opportunities before proceeding to Equator crossing line. So cruise in Wooden canoes for the best traditional experience. Other birds include African jacana, purple swamphen, goliath heron, purple heron, black crake and several weavers.
Water experiment at the Equator
Uganda is truly a country gifted and being a one of the few counties in the world where imaginary line that divide the earth into two halves passes enjoy and participate in the water experience and get certificates afterwards get your lunch at Equator from a selected restaurant before proceeding to Lake Mburo National Park to check in at the lodge.

Day 2:Morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park
After morning breakfast drive to Lake Mburo for game drive for the best photography opportunities in search for big herds of elands, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, baboon and best scenic view rapped in the rocky outcrop, acacia woodland, savannah and perfect birding experience and colorful birds, displaying and posing for the photos. Drive to the selected restaurant/Hotel for lunch before proceeding for afternoon boat cruise.
Afternoon Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
After lunch proceed to the two hours boat cruise in search for the specials of Lake Mburo this cruise will give you an opportunity to photograph shoebill, airs of enormous fish eagles, hammerkops, Giant kingfisher, African finfoot, crocodiles and hippos with fantastic view of the lake reflected with marshy vegetation and drive back to the lodge afterwards with possibilities of watching bats.

Day 3:Morning Guided Nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park

After early morning breakfast drive to the gate to get the armed ranger guide for the walk. This walk gives you an opportunity to explore and photograph the attractions of this whispers of the wild in its natural state for the best memorable eye to eye wildlife in Uganda. Afterwards return to the lodge for lunch before transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Visit to Igongo Cultural Centre
After lunch visit the Cultural Centre with collections of different attractions where the future meets the past. Visit the Igongo Cultural Museum and see the exhibits of the south western culture and her neighboring kingdoms and many others before driving to Bwindi Impenetrable.
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Drive through this amazing and spectacular scenery which never fails to impress. The region is sometimes referred as the land of milk and honey. Enjoy the noble slow moving animals which were originally herded down from ancient Egyptians 2000 years ago called new long-horned Ankole cattle. Before driving through the snake like roads though the green rolling terraced hills of Kigezi region before reaching in the evening to check in at the lodge.
Stop along the way as you drive to the lodge and photograph the fantastic view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and green rolling terraced hills. After getting back to the lodge have your time to relax as you enjoy the perfect balcony view of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from your room or on your private patio or just outside at the shade besides the restaurant and the bar.

Day 4:Gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After early morning breakfast at lodge drive to the gorilla tracking briefing point. Get registered and get general briefing before you see off to go and meet these beautiful majestic giant maintain gorillas in the forest. Tracking is captivating and unforgettable experience which is more than repays the effort needed to reach. Tracking starts at 8:30am and can last from a few hours to a whole day depending on where gorillas were left the previous day. The park is characterized by tangled vegetation dropped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep slippery valleys and high-draughty ridges. It is ever chilly weather and challenging terrains offers the best experience in a trek though one of Africa’s most ancient rainforests in search of the endangered maintain gorillas ranks among the world’s premier wildlife encounters.
NB: You will go with packed lunch.
After tracking visit a craft shop and maybe you can check in there for hand craft items. Afterwards drive back to the lodge as you enjoy the breath taking views of Bwindi forest the Uganda’s most pristine tracts of rainforest.
Have your time and relax as you enjoy the perfect view of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Enjoy the balcony view of the impenetrable forest from your room or on your private patio just outside at the shade besides the restaurant and the bar as you wait for dinner.

Batwa Community Experience
After Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Visit Batwa, for generations, Bwindi’s dense forests were home to the indigenous Batwa; hunters, gatherers, and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine, when the national park was established the Batwa were evicted from the forest and abandoned their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Here you discover the magic of Batwa’s ancient home while enjoying nature walks and learning about the cultural heritage, the Batwa demonstrates hunting techniques, gather honey, point out medicinal plants and demonstrate on how to make hand crafts, Visit Batwa Men and Women where women of the community perform sorrowful songs which echoes eerily around and this will leave you with moving sense of richness of this fading culture.

Day 5:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha
After the early Morning breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Ruhiija-Butogota-Kihiihi to Ishasha this area is reach in bird species such as back bee eaters, African Green Broadbill, Regal sunbird, and spend a night in Ishasha.
Game drive in this remote southern region. Enjoy the rewarding sightings of the tree-climbing lions lounging in the branches of the trees. Enjoy the varieties of other wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, topis, waterbucks. Uganda kobs, hippos get the best photographic opportunities. This classic African safari is a great memorable experience before proceeding to the selected hotel for lunch. Before checking in at the lodge this drive from Ishasha to Katunguru is very charming as you sprawl in the great endless plains.

Day 6:Morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After early morning breakfast drive to Kasenyi for the best clear photographs and in this vast savanna of Kasenyi which is the perfect setting for the classic African safari experience. Get prepared to photograph animals such as Uganda kobs, waterbucks, herds of elephants and buffalos which provide a dream photo opportunities before as you proceed to Katunguru for overnight. Enjoy the great view set against the backdrop of the jagged Ruwenzori Mountains. Enjoy the explosion craters. Enjoy the view of Lake Nyamununka in front to might Rwenzori.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After lunch drive to Kazinga Channel the Oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhibit the park. This two hours boat cruise will give you chance just to cruise few meters away from hippopotamuses and buffaloes while the hug slow moving elephants meander just by the shores. Enjoy the fantastic view and the best chance to photograph animals and birds while the expert ranger guide narrates the stories of these creatures. See local fishermen in the Lake Edward before returning to drive back to the lodge.

Day 7:Visit Maramagambo & Transfer to Kibale National Park

After early morning breakfast drive to Maramagambo forest the puzzling with primates including baboon, and several monkey species, the forest is also alive with numerous birds including the rare forest flycatchers, white napped pigeon, and the striking rwenzori turacoo, visit the shady forest that conceals the crater lakes and a bat cave with specially constructed room just sit back as you watch bats afterwards drive back to the lodge for lunch before proceeding to Kibale.
After Lunch drive to Kibale National Park via Fort Portal where you will stopover for for Photography along the way before driving to Kibale arriving in the evening. The drive from Fort Portal is a reward experience below the snow-capped mountains, the Ruwenzori’s and Rift Valley escarpment wall with fantastic scenic view with rich Green Tea Plantations. Afterwards check in at the lodge.

Day 8:Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale National Park
After early morning breakfast drive to Kanyanchu Tourist Centre. The chimpanzee tracking is the most popular tourist activity in these loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest cover interspersed with over 375 species of birds, 60 mammal species and mostly famous 13 species of primate diversity. Participate and enjoy the chimpanzee tracking which starts at 8:00am. Which lasts 2 – 5 hours. The tracking is only for 6 people per group. After training drive back to the lodge.

Day 9:Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After early morning breakfast drive to Murchison Falls National Park through Hoima town and proceed via Rift Valley escarpment. Fabulous scenery and more scenic route with views across Lake Albert towards the blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with stopover for lunch at the selected restaurant/Hotel in Hoima Town.

Day 10:Morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
After early morning breakfast drive to the northern part in search for the four of big five mammals. Here you will see and enjoy the best photographs of African buffalos which is one of the most social animals of the plains and you will not miss the giant African Elephants and so many other, the cheerful antelopes and of course the king of the jungle-lions. This is the best place for the perfect photographs.
Game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern bank. Here you will begin the journey into African wilderness. It engages all your sense from the very first beginning sparkled to life when you first hear a distant roar of a lion or a laugh of a hyena in the night or a song of thousands of cicada beetles at midday then experience the heightening of these senses when you feel the ground vibrate of giant elephant cross right in front of you, never to be forgotten sights and safari moments. Enjoy wide range of animals in this Nile Valley. Your guide will take you through this prime wildlife pane for the best of iconic and unforgettable safari experience. Animals here include several herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, baboon, leopards, hyenas, jackals, lions and several bird species encountered on this safari and afterwards drive back to the lodge for Lunch, relax as you enjoy the perfect view of the Balcony from your private patio inside room or at the shade besides the restaurant and the bar or at the swimming pool after here if you feel like doing evening game drive it is also another relaxing way as you sit back and watch the plentiful of the animals as they drink and as well graze in this open short grassland plains.

Afternoon boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
After lunch, take about cruise upstream from Paraa which presents an astonishing display of wildlife with memorable fronted view of the falls. This trip gives an opportunity to encounter the permanent residents of the river such as hippos and crocodiles and also the frequent visitors such as elephants, buffaloes, baboons, waterbucks and many birds. Beautiful scenic view of Nyamsika Cliff. Be dropped off by boat and hike to the top.

Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls

The Boat will drop you to the Bottom of Murchison falls where you will meet Ranger Guide and Hike up to the top of Murchison Falls and it takes you about 45 minutes to one hour. Enjoy the best photograph for the mighty Murchison Falls and freedom falls at the picnic platform view of the Nile squeezing itself on 7-8m wide gorge while standing at the Baker’s rock with thunderous roar into devil’s “cauldron” creating a trademark rainbow before reach up at the top to witness the remains of the 10 pounds bridge which was funded by Sir Winston Churchill in 1961 and lasted only for one year’s and your Guide will drive and wait for you at the top and then you drive back to the lodge.

Day 11:Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to see rhinos. Register and get prepared for the briefing at the rhino tracking offices. These are the only rhinos in the wild here in Uganda. It has been through efforts of the dedicated and committed nature lovers and conservationist, tour operators and funders that is why this project has been successful this far and is growing in heaps and bounds, along with rhinos there are many other animals that are found in this sanctuary. Tourists play a very important role set off with trained guides who would share their knowledge and experience with rhinos (the white race). After tracking drive to the selected restaurant/Hotel before proceeding to Entebbe International Airport to check in for the Flight.
Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for the best photographs opportunity alongside other animals such as warthogs, bushbucks, vervet monkeys and several woodland and dry country birds . Afterwards proceed to Kampala for overnight at the selected Hotel.

Day 12:Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
After Breakfast Relax at the Hotel as you wait for lunch at the Hotel and afterwards transfer to Entebbe International Airport to check in for the flight.