14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

14 Days, 13 Nights
  • murchison falls np
  • lion tracking qenp
  • kazinga channel – elephants
  • ishasha lions
  • IMG-20221128-WA0049
  • ABL_3015
  • kazinga channel – 4
  • Bunyonyi 11
  • Entanda cultuarl center 14
  • Murchison falls boat cruise
  • Nakasero market
  • boat cruise at kazinga channel 2
  • n-c 5
  • kazinga channel – 2
  • Golden-Monkey 2
  • go 6
  • Ngamba island 4
  • kidepo valley national park birds
  • Kidepo-Valley-National-Park 1
  • zebra
  • SipiFalls 8

Description

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions unleashes the best you should expect on a Ugandan safari. You will begin your trip as you visit the 2nd top safari national park called Murchison Falls national park, then continue to other remarkable destinations including Kibale Forest National park, Queen Elizabeth national Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla national park and Lake Mburo national park. You will drive back to Kampala via the Equator line that separates the earth into two different parts i.e, the North and Southern hemisphere. Then continue your safari to Jinja for the source of River Nile, visit Sipi falls and then finally drive back to Kampala or Enteebe International Airport for your Flight.

Expect to see a lot of wildlife, the big four animals, Mountain Gorillas, Golden monkeys and amazing sceneries within your 10 days safari in Uganda.

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

Day 1: Airport pick up and optional City tour.

On this day, you will be warmly welcomed at the airport by one of our professional tour guides. From the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for check in, have lunch and relax. You may go for a city tour to see how busy Kampala is and also buy some few locally made items like Ugandan branded Jerseys, huts and other items that you may love at the Kampala craft market. You will later head back to the hotel in the evening to have dinner and overnight stay.

In the evening, you may opt to have a night out in one of the clubs in Kampala to explore the night life in Kampala city.

Accommodation: Millennium Terrace Hotel

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Wake up early, have breakfast and drive off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Once there, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. From the rhino tracking, head to Masindi where you will have a lunch stop. After lunch, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls NP. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.

Later when you reach your lodge, you will freshen up and relax at your accommodation as you wait for dinner in the evening.

Accommodation: Red Chili Rest Camp

Meal plan: All meals and mineral drinking water

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise, plus evening game drive.

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions: After an early morning breakfast, you will leave for an early morning game drive looking for the early morning riser.  As you head out for the game drive, you will be in position to spot animals like the buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, Rothschild giraffes, Oribi, Kobs and waterbucks together with some bird species along the way with some feeding together with the big animals.

Later you will head for the boat at Paara cruising point for a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile. This Boat ride on Victoria Nile goes for 3 hours and you will be able to see some Nile crocodiles, numerous hippos, as well as various bird species.

After your boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation as you wait for the evening game drive.

The evening game drive will take you to see the animals as the walk back to their resting habitats and caves. You will have more opportunity to see them resting under trees and others hiding out. You will also have beautiful picture moments of the sunset and later after your evening adventure drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Dinner and Overnight

Accommodation: Red Chili Rest Camp

Meal plan: All meals and mineral drinking water

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

Day 4: Drive to the top of the falls and transfer to Fort Portal

You will have breakfast and then drive to the top of the falls to truly appreciate the beauty and magnificence of the Murchison Falls. From the top, we shall embark on a transfer that will see us overnight in Fort Portal. The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic passing through villages, lush green countryside, and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check-in and just relax.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation: Fort Motel

Meal plan: All meals and mineral drinking water

 

Day 5: Amabere caves and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day, you will wake up on a morning breakfast and drive to the Tooro kingdom palace. The palace stands on Harukoto hill, the tallest hill within the heart of Fort Portal city giving a clear and scenic view of the entire palace building and the city. After this brief visit, you will drive to Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru caves, which is a unique tourist attraction that is located 10 km away from Fort Portal town in Kabarole near Nyakasura School. The direct translation of Amabere ga Nyina mwiru is “breasts of the mother of a slave”.

According to legends, the caves acquired the name after King Bukuku of Bunyoro chopped off the breasts of his daughter Nyinamwiru and had them thrown inside these caves, following a prophecy that the daughter would one day get married and have a son, Ndahura, who would kill the king and take over his throne.

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

The king was not pleased to hear this prophesy so cutting off her daughter’s breasts was an attempt to deform her so men wouldn’t be attracted to her, little knowing that she was already pregnant with a boy child. Upon giving birth, the king made a second attempt to avert this prophecy by ordering the child to be killed. However, the people who were instructed to execute these orders just dumped the child in the caves where her mother’s breasts had been earlier dumped. You will explore this cultural-historical caves together with the Mabere waterfalls that are found there with fresh and very cold waters.

Later you will leave fort portal and head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, check in at your accommodation and rest for the next day.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most visited national park in Uganda with thousands of hippos that populate shorelines of Kazinga Channel. The open savannah dotted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees providing a habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, big herds of buffaloes and many other animals.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 6: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions: On this day, after your breakfast, you will head out for a morning game drive in  the northern section of the park “Kasenyi planes” where you will interface with the savannah animals. The game drives are best done in the morning hours when mammals are just coming out of their hiding places looking for food and also in the late evening hours when they return back to their resting caves or grounds. Your morning game drive might take about 3 hours and later on you will continue to Mweya peninsular at Kazinga channel for a boat cruise.

A boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel will offer you one of the greatest wildlife experiences in Africa and Uganda in particular. Prepare to see countless hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, water birds and many of the other park animals drinking from the channel. You will return to the lodge with a short evening game drive as you end your day with a sunset view while resting at your accommodation.

Dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Meal plan: All meals and mineral drinking water

13 Day Bird Watching and Exploring the Pearl of Africa

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On this day, you will wake up the on an early morning breakfast so that you you are able to reach kalinzu forest on time. This day will be an adventurous one, as you will be able to see humans’ closest cousins; the chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest. You will have a delicious breakfast and head out for a briefing session from our professional tour guides. You will then proceed to the forest for chimpanzee trekking. The forest is a habitat to over 300 chimpanzees and around 70 chimpanzee communities have been habituated for tourism purposes.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest takes 3 to 4 hours before you meet the chimpanzee community depending on the trail that you take. This is also because chimpanzees keep moving from one place to another in search for food.

After the exciting chimpanzee trekking experience, you will head for lunch as you leave the park heading southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Upon arrival in Bwindi, you will check in at your lodge for relaxation and overnight stay as you wait for Gorilla tracking the following day.

Accommodation:  Gorilla Mist Lodge

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water 

 

 

Day 8: Gorilla trekking experience and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

On this adventurous day, you wake up on an early morning breakfast and report to Bwindi Park headquarters for a short briefing with the leader tracker/ ranger guide before you start on your day activity. From here you will head into the montane forest for an encounter with the mountain gorillas.

Always watch out for their voices and listen to them grumble and the young as they swing from tree to tree, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male “the silver back”. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular and it offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.

You will look for these endangered species and finding them will depending on the last nesting location of the previous night. The time taken to track the gorillas can be range from 4 to 7 hours or beyond. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed only one hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting and one in a life experience to be long savored.

This will sum up your dream expectations as you walk back to the vehicle and drive out of the park transferring to Mgahinga Gorilla national park. On arrival at your lodge, you’ll check in for relaxation and leisure as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Travelers’ rest hotel

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day. 9 Golden monkey tracking and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

On this day, you will wake up very early in the morning for breakfast and head at the park headquarters for a short briefing. Golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park involves travelers hiking through the forest in search of the golden monkeys in their natural habitat. The activity starts at 8 am with a briefing from the ranger guide or lead tracker. You then head out in search of the golden monkeys using the Gahinga trail. Once you locate the Golden monkeys, you’ll be limited to only one hour in their presence and then head back to your starting point. The trekking may takes about 2 to 4 hours depending on where they last nested the previous night. After you will return to the vehicle and check out of the park as you head to Lake Mburo National park.

You will drive through the hills of Kisoro and Kabale, and have lunch on your way as you reach the park. On arrival to Lake Mburo National park, you will check in at your lodge and relax as you wait for an evening game drive to see the gentle mammals of the peaceful park. The nature walk will give an opportunity to see a lot of animals like the Zebras, giraffes, antelopes, hippos, buffaloes, topis, elands, waterbacks and bushbacks among many other animals. You will later return to the lodge for rest with the whispers of the wild.

Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Lake mburo National park

Day 10: Morning nature walk and transfer back to Kampala

After an early breakfast at the lodge, by 7am you will check out of the lodge and head for a guided nature walk with a ranger guide. Lake Mburo national park is an ideal place to do guided nature walks, and you will begin with a drive, then walk on foot to have an adventure closer to nature. The activity and drive can take about 1 or 2 hours and then drive to then drive to Kampala.

You’ll live this beautiful part of the world as you check out of the park and head to Kampala, having lunch at Uganda’s Equator. You will take some pictures and buy some souvenirs, then drive straight to kampala.

Accommodation: Millennium Terrace Hotel

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

 

Day 11: Drive to Jinja Adventure City for River Nile discovery

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions: On this you will wake up on a lazy breakfast and drive to Jinja adventure city, passing through different town on your way. You will have you first stop branching off the main road heading to the Historical Ssezibwa waterfalls which are approximately 32 km east of Kampala city in Mukono District.

The falls are about seven meters high and with the sweet hissing sound created by the falling water which forms beautiful scenery. This is complemented by the natural vegetation cover and the undulating and steep rocks over which the waters fall.

The site also presents several tourist activities such as bird watching, camping and rock climbing to the top of the falls.

You will check out and continue to the Mabira forest for 2 hours where we have a forest walk The Mabira forest is a rain forest area covering about 300 square kms (120 square miles) situated in Buikwe District between Lugazi and Mabira forest is a habitat to over 300 bird species and many Ugandan primate species. The forest is great, it is still a perfect place nature walks inside it. You will walk for over an hour under tree canopies without spotting the sky, thereafter have your sky adventure in the forest ‘zip lining’.

14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

Later you will drive to jinja and cross the bridge to the other part of Uganda full of adventurous activities.

Jinja is the second biggest and busiest city after Kampala, and it is located in Eastern Uganda. Founded in 1907, Jinja city is about 85kms away from Kampala and it is suitably located on Lake Victoria shores and it is where the Source of the River Nile is located.

You will have lunch and head for a boat criuse to the source of River Nile. Here you will cruise to the main point where the nile starts from and later return to your your accommodation for dinner and over stay. You may also have a night out in jinja to enjopy the night life in Jinja.

Accommodation: Brisk Recreation Hotel Triangle

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

 

Day 12: Quad biking and transfer to Kapchorwa

Begin your day with a morning breakfast at your accommodation, there after head the big day activity. You will transfer from your hotel and go for Quad biking, On arrival, you’ll be briefed about the whole activity and all you have to know before getting on the bikes. You’ll then dress up in protective gears and ride off to explore the trails on four wheels. Then activity will take about 3 hours as you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place. Later you will have drive to kapchorwa in northeastern Uganda. You will arrive in Sipi in time for lunch and after lunch you will visit the community which is such an amazing experience. You will later stay for overnight as you listen to the amazing sound from the falls, as you wake up the next day to breathtaking sceneries of Kapchorwa.

Accommodation: Sipi Valley Resort  

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

Day 13: Hike sipi falls and nature walk

Today you will wake with the rores of the waters from rthe falls, after breakfast, you will start the hike to the falls. The sipi falls is comprised of 3 waterfalls each flowing from a different altitude. The highest fall drops from an altitude of 100m referred to as the main fall since it is the last fall in the series, this fall is a little bigger than the other two falls, but all give Uganda a beautiful scenery. In fact most people say that sipi falls are the ‘most romantic falls’ in Uganda which is evidenced by the wonderful falls.

This area is majorly where most hikes to Mt. Elgon are started from. Hiking up to these falls gives a beautiful scenic view, like Lake Kyoga, the karamoja low lands, coffee plantations and other surrounding areas. Later in the Afternoon you will visit the coffee Plantations and have a nature walk as you wait for the sunset moments on top of the hills.

Later you will return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Sipi Valley Resort  

Meal plan: all meals and drinking water

 

Day 14: Drive back to Enteebe International Airport

Begin your day with a morning breakfast at your accommodation as say fare well to this beautiful part of Uganda driving back to Enteebe International Airport.

You will have lunch on your way back as you pass through jinja and Kampala proceeding to Enteebe International Airport for your flight.

Meal plan: breakfast and lunch, plus drinking water

End of your 14 Days Uganda Big 5 safari with Primates & Tree Climbing Lions

 

INCLUDES:

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • Golden Monkey Permit (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

 

EXCLUDES:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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