12 Days Chimps and Wildlife Safari in Uganda

12 Days Chimps and Wildlife Safari in Uganda

  • Entebbe, Uganda

Memorable Uganda Safari

This tour will take you to the most fantastic national parks in Uganda, including Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat safaris, Murchison Falls National Park for great wildlife and the waterfalls, and Kibale National Park for chimp tracking. You will also tour the source of the Nile and many more attractions. Gorilla permit worth 600 USD per person is included.

Highlights

  • Amazing game drives
  • Chimp and gorilla tracking
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Boat cruise to Murchison falls and on Kazinga channel
  • Inclusive of park fees and gorilla permit
  • Whitewater rafting on the river Nile
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Meals and bottled water
  • 12 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you will be provided comfortable accommodations for 11 nights.

Day 1: Arrival

Your friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Enjoy the fresh breeze from Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s rest for your adventure starts the next day.

Day 2: Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rhinos. Continue onto Murchison Falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile, which is forced through a seven-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park game drive

Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest park in Uganda, offering fulfilling game viewing. After an early breakfast, you will start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile and look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, buffaloes, leopards, lions, and different bird species.

Indeed, it is a privilege watching wild animals in their habitat as they eat, play, and protect their young. In the afternoon, the safari will continue on the river Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Watch the water the Murchison Falls, the "devil's cauldron." This kind of boat cruise only found in Uganda in the whole of Africa.

Day 4: Chimps in Kibale Forest National Park

Today, you will depart for the home of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, the primate capital of East Africa. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates, with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking. On this journey, you will have stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets, and several bird life. This is a day’s trip with packed lunch or in a town en-route.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

Kibale National Park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies.

With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. After lunch, visit Bigodi village and swamp, known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.

Day 6: Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, after breakfast, your tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges en-route. On arrival in the park, you shall have a small game drive as you proceed to the lodge for lunch and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. The boat safari offers you great photo sessions in a relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores, crocodiles, and elephants.

Day 7: Wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Notice the difference between the animals in their natural habitat and those caged in zoos. Have a game drive in Kasenyi plains in the open-roof safari cars. Proceed to Ishasha, famed for the tree-climbing lions, and search for them with the help of rangers. Lunch will be a picnic or at the lodge.

Day 8: Expedition to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today, you will start the journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi. This fulfilling journey takes you through the Kigezi highlands with great scenery of terraced hills. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on the time of arrival. Your lodge in the Impenetrable Forest will offer you great resting as you prepare for the next day’s trek.

Day 9: Gorillas trekking In Uganda

The highlight of your safari will be meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi National Park! Enjoy the fullness of the Impenetrable Forest abounding with life, host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, and mammals. Eventually, with the help of your guide who is also a park ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas.

The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about eight hours to accomplish. However, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or a short guided forest walk.

Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife

The journey to Lake Mburo National Park is through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. Have a visit to a culture museum, exhibiting the life of the native people of the area. Have lunch or picnic at a restaurant along the way. Arrive in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo.

Day 11: Tour to Jinja

After an early breakfast, you will take a game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. You will later proceed to Kampala, with a stopover at the famous equator line. Have lunch in the city or equator depending on your arrival time and proceed to Jinja. Jinja is home to the source of the river Nile.

Day 12: Whitewater rafting on River Nile

In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin. Visit the source of the river Nile where it starts its 4000-kilometer journey through Africa and a great challenge for rafters. You shall have a whole day of rafting experience. Proceed to your hotel or late-night flight.

  • Boat cruise on Murchison Falls on the third day
  • Visit to Bigodi village on the fifth day
  • Boat cruise along Kazinga channel on the sixth day
  • Boat trip on Lake Mburo on the tenth day
  • Tour to Jinja on the eleventh day
  • Whitewater rafting on the river Nile on the twelfth day

This safari tour will take place in various destinations in Uganda, including Lake Victoria, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Jinja.

Uganda

The stunning lushness of Uganda’s national parks combined with spectacular landscapes provides the setting for some of the Africa’s most memorable visitor experiences. Uganda is one of the best wildlife viewing destinations on earth thanks in large part to the stunning national parks. Lake Victoria has been called the most amazing lake on Earth and Lake Bunyonyi the most beautiful lake in Africa

Mountain gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the best viewing opportunity in the world for the rare primates, and this is the highlight of any trip in Uganda. Enjoy the unforgettable encounters with the chimpanzees during walks in the forests in and around Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth and in Kibale National Parks. Uganda is blessed with many beautiful and incredible places that you do not want to miss!

The price includes meals and bottled water throughout the safari.

  • Capture photos of the sceneries and wildlife
  • Enjoy the game drives and activities
  • Explore the surroundings
  • Rest in your accommodation
  • See the stunning views
  • Game drives
  • Gorilla, chimpanzee, and rhino trekking
  • Boat cruise to Murchison falls
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Tour to Jinja
  • Whitewater rafting on the river Nile
  • Visit to Bigodi village
  • Community village walk or short guided forest walk
  • Park access fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Transport in a private safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Meals
  • Bottled water
  • Airfare
  • Visas
  • Optional activities
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any other extras not detailed in the itinerary

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kajie Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.

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