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20 Days 19 Nights
Availability : 20
Entebbe Airport
Entebbe Airport
Min Age : 11+
Max People : 200

20 Days Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

20 Days Uganda Safari Tour & Primates  – Long Safaris in Uganda, Go on this grand Uganda safari Tour & maximize the adventure. This tip starts & ends at Entebbe International Airport, you will visit Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Rwenzori National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls Uganda, and Kyambura Gorge.

 

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport

Upon your arrival at the Entebbe international airport the main gate way to Uganda, you will meet and get greeted by our company representative who will later drive you to Kampala for your dinner and overnight.

However, in case you arrive in time you will first enjoy a city tour and visit interesting places around the Kampala city. Dinner and an overnight

Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Options

Luxury:  Serena Kampala Hotel | Serena Kigo Hotel

Mid-Range: Cassia Lodge| Forest Cottages

Budget: Acactus Hotel | Via Via Entebbe

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

You will be picked up from your hotel/lodge by our safari driver after your breakfast, and then after you will embark on a transfer to the south western part of the country to Lake Mburo national park which is about 3-4 hours’ drive from the capital city Kampala. You will make the first stopover at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe, here you will receive informative talks and snack taking and photography. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

The equator is the point which divides between the north and south spheres. From here you will continue on the drive to the park arriving in time for lunch. After assemble at Lake Mburo for an evening boat cruise for an opportunity to watch various species of mammal and birds that feed and live on the lake like schools of hippos.

The Nile crocodiles among other wild game drinking on the shores, the African fish eagle, pelicans, Black Crake, Heron, and Cormorant among other bird species are present at the park. Retire from the activity and return to the lodge or relaxation, dinner and overnight

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Mburo Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Arcadia Cottages | Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget: Eagle nest | Leopard Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 3: Morning Game drive and natural walk

Wake up for breakfast after, enjoy a game drive to explore the striking savannah acacia landscapes with rolling hills marked with bulging Kopje rocks and ancient Precambrian rocks part of the park to catch up with various species of animals, games expected to see include Burchell’s Zebra, elephant, warthogs, eland, Rothschild Giraffes, impala, Uganda kobs, waterbuck, buffaloes just to mention but a few.

Come back at the lodge for lunch, after lunch, enjoy the nature walk through flora and fauna culminating into a ‘’salt lake’’ where you will be fortunate to see a minimum of 4 different species of animals while they lick the salty soil. Or you will enjoy the Banyankole community tour. Dinner and overnight

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Mburo Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Arcadia Cottages | Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget: Eagle nest | Leopard Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

 Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, an evening canoe paddle

After a hearty breakfast, you will be driven to Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Africa, its located in the south west of Uganda about 4 hours’ from Lake Mburo N.P.

You will be driven through a green country side landscape of south western Uganda. You will arrive in the afternoon for relaxation and refreshment. After, go for a canoe ride to explore the lake. Retreat for dinner and overnight

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort | Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi

Mid-range: Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi | Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Budget: Bunyonyi View resort | Crater Bay Cottage

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 5: Enjoy a sun rise boat cruise at the lake and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast and then after, enjoy a sunrise boat cruise to explore the beauty of the lake bunyonyi, here you will be able to explore each and every corner of the lake including different islands, with views to different species of birds.

After which you will come back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch will be a transfer to Mgahinga gorilla forest national park.

Arrive in the late evening for relaxation followed with a dinner and an overnight at (Budget),

Destination: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Mid-range: Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Budget: Amajambere iwacu Community Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 6: Golden monkey tracking or Batwa heritage trail and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

With a relatively hearty breakfast, head to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about golden monkey tracking which are also known as endangered species and known to be living only in the Virunga massif on a world scale.

The ranger guide will take you through the forest to begin the activity one of the most breathtaking activities done on earth. Tracking time is unpredictable it can go from 1-6 hours while in the forest searching for them, once they are met you are strictly, allowed one hour with them while taking photography as well as studding their behaviors.

The other option would be undertaking a community walk which takes you to meet the ancient heritage of the Batwa that used to inhabit the forest for over 500 years however, they were forced out of the forest for conservation process.

They will entertain you through their cultural dance and music as well as giving you their historic stories. Retreat from any activity of your choice and relax at the lodge followed with a transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Dinner and overnight

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Agandi Lodge

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Broadbill Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 7: Gorilla tracking and nature walk

Wake up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. The guide will drive you to the park headquarters for registration and also to receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with these giants.

After, set deep into the forest following the ranger guide to begin the gorilla tracking experience. This trek can take from half an hour to 8 hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is needs as well as tracking gears like sturdy pair of walking shoes, long-sleeved shirts and blouses. Sit in the forest among the gorillas,

listening to them grumble to each other, it’s really a breathtaking moment siting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

You are strictly allowed only one hour with ounce you meet these giants while taking photography as well as studding their behaviors. After this delightful activity, get back to the lodge for late lunch. If you still have the energy this evening, go for a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live. Dinner and overnight

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp | Agandi Lodge

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Broadbill Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park home to wide biodiversity of wildlife. You will pass through the famous part of the park ishasha sector,

enjoy an en route game drive, if lucky you will see the tree climbing lions site in the fig trees or tree branches along with other wild game like buffaloes, elephants, antelopes among others. After this encounter, continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth (northern section) arriving in the evening for relaxation.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 9: Game drive and launch cruise

Wake up for a cup of tea or coffee and then after proceed to the Savannah area of the park kasenyi to do morning game drive to catch-up with early animals rushing from their hideouts, games expected to see include lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, water bucks, jackals among others.

The activity lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch embark on a 2 hours launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George, the launch cruise gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close like schools of hippos, just feet away from the boat, buffaloes linger in the shallows as well as elephant.

The shores are also home to various species of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and may others, after drive slowly back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge

Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 10: Morning Chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge, and transfer to Kasese

Wake up early for a morning breakfast, and then after you will have a short briefing from the park warden about the dos and don’ts while with the chimps.

After, leave for 8:00 am chimp trek in the Kyambura George. The ranger guide will take you deep into the forest to track our close relatives, chimps are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruitful trees or tree blanches.

Tracking may go from 1-6 hours since meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from, ounce they are met only one hour is allowed to stay with them. After the retreat from the activity and get back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch then transfer you will transfer to Maramagambo forest for an afternoon nature walk.

The walk is rewarding with sights to very many species of birds and other flora with impressive sights to bat cave where counts of bats thrive along with the python.

From here you proceed to Kasese on the slopes of the mythical Rwenzori Mountains commonly known as the mountains of the moon. Dinner and overnight.

Destination: Rwenzori National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: mountains of the moon

Mid-Range: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Budget: Ruboni Community Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

 Day 11: Do whole day Mount Rwenzori Hiking and later transfer to Kibale National Park

This day is reserved for exploring the legendary mountains of the moon; Mountains Rwenzori is immense to 5,109m above sea level with snow capped peaks. The day’s venture is an exciting encounter of the mountain slopes sightseeing the lush flora that have earned it a status as a world heritage site. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

Mountain Rwenzori is known as the tallest mountain range in Africa since the Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya are free standing. After the almost a full day activity, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park via Rwimi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge

Mid-Range: Chimpanzee Guest House| Turaco Treetops

Budget: Rweteera Safari Park | Lake Nkuruba & Camp Site

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 12: Chimp tracking and Bigodi nature walk

After breakfast, report to the ranger station in Kibale forest national park before 8:00 am here you will first receive a short briefing about chimp tracking and then after, follow the ranger guide to the forest to begin the most thought after activity at the park chimp tracking.

These delightful apes more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are magnificent to watch as they squabble and play in fruitful trees or on tree branches. Tracking time is unpredictable however it can from 1-6 hours as meeting them depends on where they spent their last night from

Therefore some physical fitness is needed. Ounce they are met you are strictly allowed only one hour with them taking photography as well as studding their behaviors. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

Retire back to the lodge for lunch, after lunch, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary to look for more species of primates and birds like the shining blue kingfisher, blue Throated Roller, see various species of trees among many other species plant.

Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge

Mid-Range: Chimpanzee Guest House| Turaco Treetops

Budget: Rweteera Safari Park | Lake Nkuruba & Camp Site

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 13: Transfer to Hoima take a visit to the Bunyoro Kitara Heritage Trail

After a morning breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima with a fantastic drive all through including the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Arrive in time for lunch after which you drive to the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom to encounter the heritage of the Banyoro. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

Here you will be given informative information from the care takers of the place, explore the Royal tombs where the Kings of Bunyoro lay in rest including the King Kabalega who is well known for resisting the British rule. Walk through Hoima town before you withdrawal for relaxation and an overnight

Destination: Hoima Town

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Miika Eco Resort Hotel

Mid-Range: Kontiki Hotel

Budget: Crown Hotel

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 14: Hoima to Murchison Falls National Park

This day will be reserved for a transfer to Murchison Falls national park passing through the magnificent picturesque landscapes of the Albertine rift with views of Lake Albert and the Blue Mountains of Congo.

Make a stopover at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs en route to explore the traditional means of salt extraction and how the local people especially women apply their native knowledge to derive one of the fine salts you can ever have.

From here you will continue with your drive to Murchison Falls National Park entering through Bugungu gate. Check in to your booked accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Fort Murchison Lodge

Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 15: Game drive and launch cruise

Morning breakfast is followed by a transfer to the northern part of the park for a game drive to catch-up with a wide variety of games that live at the park.

Games expected to see include elephant, buffaloes, bushbucks, lions, warthogs, giraffe, and a variety of bird species. After, take a slow drive back to the lodge for lunch. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

After lunch, proceed for a two hours launch cruise on the Nile River up to the substructure of the mighty Murchison falls for more opportunity to view various amazing species wildlife like schools of hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river bank lucky visitors can spot the rare shoe bills. After the activity drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Fort Murchison Lodge

Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 16: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park.

After a heavy breakfast at the lodge, embark on the transfer to Kidepo valley national park in the far northern part of Uganda. The park is known as the largest in Uganda perched in a natural systematic dry savannah overlooking the border of South Sudan and Kenya.

Pass through Gulu and Kitgum the areas which suffered much from the Lord’s Resistance Army headed by Kony. However, the area is now free and Kony was fought out of this part of Uganda.

Arrive in Kidepo Valley National Park in the late evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Budget: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 17: Do morning game drive and Karimojong community tour

Early morning breakfast, after embark on a game drive in the savannah landscape of the kidepo valley national park. Drive to the Narus valley where most of the animals congregate as they come to drink water.

Games expected to see include lions, elephants, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, cheetah, warthogs among many other wildlife; you may also come across the Ostrich.

After the activity Retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and have lunch. After in the afternoon go for a community walk to Karimojng pastoralist with their exciting custom that surrounds these authentic people.

They will take you around their home steads, cattle Kraals, their cultural Manyattas and they will also perform for you their cultural songs, after come back at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Budget: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 18: Trek to Morungole Mountains to the native Karimojong

This day you will hike to the Morungole Mountains where the native Karimojong are known to be flourishing. The native Karimojong are famously known to be the original inhabitants of the area before they were forced to the mountains by the coming of the pastoralist groups. Uganda Safari Tour & Primates

The climbs are rewarding as you will be fortunate to see the remarkable views of Karamoja plains and south Sudan Mountains. After the activity retire back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge | Adere Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Budget: Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 19: Transfer to Sipi Area. Do game drive in Pian Upe Game Reserve en route

On this day after breakfast, you will embark on another thriving activity in the Sipi area in the eastern part of Uganda. However you will first enjoy a game drive in the famed Pian Upe Game Reserve for opportunity to see more species of wildlife like Jackals, Civets, Spotted hyenas, Servals, Leopards, Wildcats, Vervet monkeys, Patas monkeys, Olive baboons, vervet monkeys, Topi, Cape buffalo, just to mention but a few. After the activity embark on the transfer to Sipi Area .dinner and an overnight

Destination: Sipi Falls

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Mid-Range: Lacam Lodge

Budget: Crown’s nest camp site

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 20: Trek Sipi falls and then transfer to Jinja

Wake up early for a hearty breakfast and then after embark on the hike to Sipi falls. The hike is rewarding with impressive views of the calming water and landscapes including the farmland of the Bagisu. After this activity get back to the lodge for lunch and the drive back to Kampala or at the airport to meet your departure flight back home. End of the safari 20 days Uganda safari, Thank you so much for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations, We hope to see you again!!!!!

Destination: Kampala

Accommodation: No

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Things Included

All accommodation

ALL permits (Chimpanzee and Gorilla)

All Meals Plan

Park Entrance Fees

English Speaking Guide/Driver

4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle

Ranger guide during game drives

Ranger for trekking

Water Rafting

Bottled Drinking Water

Boat Trips

Transport

All mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.

 

Things Excluded

International Flights

Uganda Visa Charges

Alcoholic Drinks

Laundry

Tips to Guides and Staff

Insurance

Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary

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