12 Days Primates of Uganda Tour

12 Days of Primate encounters with inspirational wildlife adventure doubled with Authentic Local Experiences and accompanied with Safari drive Insightful Driver guides. Also available for group tour from US $ 2485

The Primate Special package combines the highlights of the country including the exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla tracking on a self drive car rental in Uganda. An ideal safari for those in love with primates and an ultimate chance to do birding as well in these particular destinations


TOUR SUMMERY

Trip Starts:       Entebbe – Uganda
Trip Ends:        Entebbe – Uganda
Hotel Rating:    Lodge (Budget Accommodation – Upgrade Available)
Guides:           Profesionally Escorted by a tour/Driver guide
Permits:          Trekking Permits Secured for each person
Fees:             Gorilla Permit Fees and Park fees inclusive
Meals:            Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Hotel


Safari Drive Advantages on This Trip

  • Professionally handled.
  • Beaten off the track by our insightful guides.
  • Completely Tailor made & Designed just for
  • Professional care and attention by our Uganda safari Experts.
  • Professional safari guides in Uganda with in depth Uganda information.
  • Able to Extend this tours to Rwanda Kenya or Tanzania
  • Very Affordable price and quotations.
  • Get upclose and personal with Mountain Gorillas
  • Very nice safari Jeeps.

Itinerary at a glance & Highlights

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Lodge.

Day 2: Jinja – Rafting The Nile

Day 3 & 4: Murchison Falls National Park

Day 5 & 6: Kibale Forest national Park

Day 7 & 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9 & 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Day 11: Lake Mburo National park

Day 12: Back to Kampala – End of Tour


Day 1: Arrival, Entebbe – Kampala
On Arrival at Entebbe international Airport, You will be met and picked by your guide and transfer you to Cassia Lodge Kampala
Accomodation: Cassia Lodge

Day 2: Jinja and the Source of The Nile
After an early breakfast you will set off to Jinja, the tourism capitalof East Africa.  A journey taliking about 2 hours and home to the Basoga tribe in Uganda, Jinja is both an industrial hub and a tourism destination too. Historically it is known for sourcing the Nile and you will cross the Owen Falls Dam en- route to the Wild Waters. On arrival to Jinja you will be starting the rafting straight away. Lunch will be provided by the rafting company as you draft away on the thunderous Nilewhere you will be swallowed and spit-out by the Grade-5 Rapids
Accomodation: The Haven Lodge

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
After an early breakfast at The Haven Lodge you will be transferred to the largest national park in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park which is 3840 sq km in size.
You will thereafter be checked in at Fort Murchison lodge which lies on the southern bank of the Nile. Its welcoming ambiance of the evening sunset will thrill you as you check in. The Lodge provides a a watch varander overlooking the Albert Nile with spectacular sunsets, beautiful fort built cottages with a private balcony. The 12 cottages have been designed in a position such that all those accommodated in either will have a pleasant overlook of the Nile.
Accomodation:  Baker’s Lodge

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park
With an early breakfast you will head for a game drive on the northern sector of the park. Watch out for the Albert endemic birds and Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, elephants and if you’re lucky lions and leopards. You will have lunch then take wonderful boat cruise to the bottom part of the Murchison Falls where you will see how the Nile marvelously squeezes its way through a 6 meter wide gorge. You will get out of the boat and embark on a guided nature walk to the top of the falls where you will find your driver waiting to transfer you back to the Lodge.
Accomodation:  Baker’s Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale national park
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park- The primate capital of the world. The journey is interesting as you get to get breathtaking views of Uganda’s beauty full of nature wonders and through refreshing tea plantations. Reach in the evening and check in to your lodge.
Accomodation: Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast we will set off to Kibale Forest National Park found in Fort Portal, a town at the south-western side of Uganda. This park bares homage to a very large number of chimpanzees. This day will be a long driving day of 8-9 hours; we will have numerous stops to stretch your legs.
Accomodation: Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an Early Breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lying 1978 sq km west of Uganda. It harbors a diverse eco-system which are, a lovely savanna, fertile wetlands making it home for the big game, 10 primate species and a large number of bird species. Upon arrival in the afternoon at your lodge and checking in, you will later head for the beautiful boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. The channel is 40 wide and offers a beautiful scenery of hundreds of hippos along the banks as well as different bird species seen when cruising west towards Lake Edward. You shall later retire at your beautiful bush lodge overlooking the Kazinga channel.
Accomodation: Bush Lodge

Day 8: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy another spectacular morning game drive in kasenyi sector in search for the cats and yes you shall be rewarded. We will then drive southwards to the Ishasha sector of the park which is a home for tree climbing lions. Along and towards ishasha sector park entrance gate you shall be rewarded with vibrant wildlife a pleasant view of the Uganda kob, elephants and some birds of riverine and savanna habitats. Ishasha Jungle Lodge found in the Ishasha sector of this park is where you will be checked in.
Overnight: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
On this beautiful day, you will be walking through the Bwindi forest.  You shall first drive from  Ishasha to Buhoma on the Northern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where the walk begins. This incredible and interesting walk through the “impenetrable forest” destination has hills covered with mist, and has a blanket-like cover of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests. Your driver guide will transverse around the park as you walk through the Forest across the Kashasha River and to Nkuringo Gorilla Camp. Accompanied by Walking guides and park rangers, you will make your first encounter with the unique flora and fauna of the Impenetrable Forest.
Accomodation:  Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Jungles
Remarkably the highlight of  this inspirational journey, Gorilla trekking is one of the most exciting days of your safari; today you will be gorilla tracking. Breakfast will be served early and lunch will be packed. The briefing is at 8 am. Your guide will give you highlights of specific details about the way of life of the gorillas you will be tracking. The hike can take anything from one to seven hours. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 7 meters away, however these primates sometimes come closer to you and sometimes touch you.
Depending on when you get back, you may opt to go for a short community walk and to the top of the world; the highest point in Nkuringo and used as a football pitch with incredible and spectacular views..
Accomodation: Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, you shall proceed towards Kabale town with optional motorized canoe trip on Lake Bunyonyi to then proceed to Lake Mburo National park through Mbarara town. You may opt for Muzungu lunch at or allow us share with us a traditional Ugandan meal The Luwombo.  You will later proceed to lake Mburo National park, the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks and underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years. It is home to 350 bird species as well as Zebra, Impala, Eland, Buffalo, Oribi, Defassa waterbuck, Hyena, Topi.
Accomodation: Mihingo Lodge

Day 12: Lake Mburo – Kampala
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to roam the park in search of wildlife the drive starts between 6.30-7pm and last two to three hours. The wildlife-rich eastern banks of Lake Mburo can be explored during a tranquil two-hour boat voyage.After lunch depart for kampala with coffee break and souvenir shoppping at the Equator  with possibilities of visiting the overnight markets.
Accommodation: Bomma Guest house

Rates & Quotes;

Rates displayed are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and on Full Board Arrangement

Budget Accommodations:                       US $ 2485


Mid-Range Accommodations:                 US $ 3895


Luxury accommodations:                        US $ 4410


  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates provided are subject to change
  • Rates provided are per person sharing.
  • Trip is available for group Tour……Inquire availability

Request a quote and best rates for this trip or speak to one of our safari experts for a typical tailor made journey or Would like an extension any of the East Africa.


Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • Experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • Bottled water for the whole journey
  • Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Detailed Uganda map
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations
  • AMREF Flying Doctors insurance

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • Visa (US $50 or $100 tourist multi country Visa)
  • Gorilla permit
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

EXTENSION TRIP: 3 Days Serengeti classic Safari

From US $ 1220 per person

This trip is available for extension to the famous Serengeti as a backup experience Embark on a 3-day safari into Tanzania’s famous Serengeti national Park, one of Africa’s finest and dream game reserves.


 

Day 01:  Transfer to Serengeti
When you arrive in Arusha,(Depending on what time you arrive) you will tranfer from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park crossing the Masai Steppe and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, entering the Serengeti via Naabi Hill Gate. You shall spend the afternoon on a spectacular and welcoming game drives in Serengeti until late afternoon when you will drive and check in at Serengeti
Accomodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Day 02: Safari in Serengeti
On this day, you shall have a vibrant serengeti experience. Proceed after breakfast for the morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge in the mid afternoon. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park The Serengeti National park is a arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world with over 3 million large mammals. Come back to the Lodge or camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Serengeti to Arusha
Early morning game drive can be done and after breakfast you will check out and drive back to Arusha or to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight Back to Arusha town for your connecting flight back home and where the Serengeti classic Safari ends


EXTENSION  TRIP: 3 Days Masai mara Impressions

From US $ 680 per person

This trip is available for extension to the famous Masai mara before you flight back Home. Journey on a 3-day safari to Kenya’s famous Masai Mara Reserve, one of Africa’s finest game reserves.


Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara – Kenya
Departing from the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, we drive down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley. We arrive at our luxury tented camp near Masai Mara in time for lunch.

Then we take our first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.

Returning from our first foray into Masai Mara we have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

DAY 2; MASAI MARA
Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game reserve where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant, Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will also have the option of visiting a local Masai village (at a cost of US$20 per person).

The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener grass before turning south again in October.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming

Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
We depart from our safari camp and take a morning game drive through the Masai Mara Reserve on day three. Then we return to bustling Nairobi, arriving at about 15:00 in the afternoon. This unforgettable 3-Day Budget Masai Mara Camping Safari ends upon arrival back in Nairobi.