6 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primates safari

This 6 Days Uganda Wildlife & Primates safari : will take you to Murchison Falls National ParkKibale Forest National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, a worthwhile trip giving you a chance to explore the 3 most exciting game parks of Uganda. All these parks have unique attractions that are very adorable and magnificent to embrace once you reach them. Murchison Falls National Park with its most powerful water falls, Kibale Forest National Park the primate capital of the world and Queen Elizabeth National Park the medley of wonders.

Activities

  • Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Top of the falls
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Nature walks
  • Equator experience

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls –Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary-Top of the falls

Day 2: Morning game drive-Boat Cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking-Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Game drive-Boat Cruise

Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls –Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary-Top of the falls

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked by the assigned driver/guide who will brief you about the safari and later embark on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place in Uganda where you are able to see rhinos in the wilderness and here, you will do your on-foot white rhino tracking depending on their location. Thereafter head to Masindi town for lunch, later continue to the park, direct to the top of the falls. The sounds and sights of these water falls will leave you with the greatest memories as the waters pours down into the devil’s cauldron. Feel free to take videos and photos of these great memories.  Later you will head to the lodge and check in.

 Accommodation

  • Pakuba safari lodge (full board basis)

Day 2: Morning game Drive – Boat Cruise

Early in the morning you will have breakfast  then with your packed lunch, head for a morning game drive where you will spot different animals like elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda kobs and much more heading to their feeding grounds and may as well spot some cats like the lions and leopards. Thereafter you will be driven to the dock where you will have your packed lunch from as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile, here expect to see the aquatic wildlife like the crocodiles, hippos and monitors as well as have the clear views of the waters.  Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation

  • Pakuba safari lodge (full board basis)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park-Nature walk

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will checkout of the lodge and embark on your journey to Kibale Forest National Park “the primate capital of the world” so as to enjoy yet another experience of the primates. Lunch shall be along the way and later proceed for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary a haven of birds and home to the great blue turaco and different bird species, after continue to the lodge to check-in, dinner and overnight.

 Accommodation

  • Kibale forest camp (full board basis)

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking –Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast in the morning, you will check out of the lodge and head to the park headquarters for some briefing from the rangers about what to do’s and don’ts while tracking the chimps. Upon locating them, you will be given an hour to interact with them and also taking photos and videos for remembrance. After you will start on our journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park having lunch on the way. On arrival, you will check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Buffalo safari lodge (full board basis)

Day 5: Game Drive – Boat Cruise

You will have your early morning breakfast, then drive through the  tracks of kasenyi plains in search of different animals like elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, and many more heading to their feeding grounds. Later head back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that gives you a chance to spot the different bird life, aquatic wildlife and other animals like the buffalos along the water banks wallowing. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Buffalo safari lodge (full board basis)

Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast and later check out of the lodge and embark on your journey back to Kampala. You will have lunch in Mbarara town, after continue with a stopover at the Equator line for the equator experiments, photography and refreshments. Later transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe at your residence or Airport depending on your flight schedule.

                                                    END OF THE SAFARI TRIP

Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee trekking fees
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per the itinerary
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Government taxes/levies
  • Airport transfers to and from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
  • Bottled drinking water

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Other services of a personal nature
  • Driver / guide’s gratuity
  • Personal insurance
  • tips 
  • extra/additional accommodation

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4X4 Safari Vehicles

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari vehicles. Each Safari vehicle comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up to 6 people with their luggage, we also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

Below are some of the optional activities in different parks.

In Kibale National Park

Hiking and Nature walks

There are plenty of day-hikes in or near the park for you to enjoy the various aspects of the Kibale Forest and the surrounding area. Nature walks and hikes abound in, near and around Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda.  There is even a hike that traverses the length of the park where each night you sleep in a different area outside of the park.

Cave experience

The Amabere caves  just a short drive are a combination of legends and nature whereby you will hear the stories of old and see nature at work as you are guided on the hike to the caves and the waterfall. Visit this amazing cave for its beauty, natural wonder and cultural legends. It is located not too far from Kibale Forest and is a most welcomed addition to the other places in, near, or around Kibale Forest Park.

The Nakayima witch’s tree

This is a cultural and traditional worship site that you can visit on the way to Kibale from Kampala or from Kibale to Kampala. Commonly called the Witch’s Tree it is on top of a hill with great views, it is used by Ugandans who come and appeal to the spirits in the case of illness, infertility, diseases and relationships.

Chimpanzee tracking

After Bwindi Impenetrable Forest it is the favorite Primate Park to visit in Uganda and what makes Kibale Forest even more popular are the added plus items that one can do and see like chimpanzee trekking or habitation experience.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Nature Walks

We organize short and longer nature walks guided by very knowledgeable and skilled guides inside the Maramagambo forest. During these walks, you will get an opportunity to visit the bat caves found near the breathtaking Blue Lake. These ancient caves today are habitat to large pythons which prey on the hundreds and hundreds of bats that live here. You will also encounter different bird species as you explore this forest.

Bird Watching

Our adventurous guided bird watching tours in the park are led by professional birding guides who will lead you in the forest and detail you about the various species living within this area. The park has a bird list of more than 501 different bird species which in fact makes it the best place for enthusiastic birders to enjoy such a tour.

Lion tracking

Lion tracking is one of the most interesting experimental tourism activities in Uganda. Lion tracking involves learning much more about the habits of the king of the wild in natural plains of Kasenyi within the national park.  Limited numbers of participants are allowed to a natural habitat and the activity lasts for 2-3 days and only twice a day; in the morning around 8am and late afternoon.

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