12-Day Spectacular Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Durations

12 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Min Age

16

Price From

$4,637

About 12-Day Spectacular Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Experience the diverse and captivating beauty of Uganda with our extraordinary safari.

Your journey begins in Entebbe, where our guide will transfer you to Gorilla Neighbour Guest House for a relaxing night.

You’ll embark on an adventure that takes you from Lake Mburo National Park, where you’ll encounter zebras and wildlife, to the serene Lake Bunyonyi with its breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in Bakiga culture and traditions, staying with a local family, before heading to Kisoro and the enchanting world of mountain gorillas.

Witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, trekking through the lush forests. Your journey continues to Ishasha, where you can spot tree-climbing lions, and Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse wildlife.

The trip concludes with a memorable return to Entebbe, leaving you with a craving for more African safari adventures.

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Pricing Table

Number of Guests Price Accommodations
1 $8,339 Single
2 $5,485 Double
3 $4,637 Double/Single

Included / Excluded

To help you plan your trip, we have put together a list of what’s included and what’s not included in your tour package. This will give you a clear understanding of what to expect and help you make any necessary arrangements before your journey begins.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Arrival at Entebbe Airport and you will meet your guide waiting for you and will transfer you to your hotel to relax as you get ready for the safari the next day. While at the Hotel, you may opt for a city walk around Entebbe or Kampala Capital City, Transport will be provided. 

Stay: Gorilla Neighbour Guest House BB

You will begin your day early in the morning and then drive from Kampala to Lake Mburo to enjoy the zebra destination. We have a stopover at the equator and be able to take photos as well as experiments. After that we shall continue driving past the town of Masaka. We shall reach the park and then drive out the large Savannah dotted with the acacia and shrubs as you will be viewing topis, zebras, warthogs, impalas, as well as buffalo. You will then check in at the lodge.

Stay: Leopard Rest Camp BB

Wake up early for your nature walk in the park in order to visit the hyenas den, get a chance to view waterbucks, zebras, birds, buffalos within their day break forest life! After the walk, get back to the lodge for breakfast before you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi as the target destination. This is a lake at 1800m above sea level in an area with superb views and the small resident and the exotic bird species singing. This is the coolest area in Uganda below 10 C on some nights.

Stay: Byoona amagara island BB

You will enjoy a free day along the lake with some activity options like swimming, canoeing, visiting the Islands. The other optional activity can be hiking the Bushara trail along the lake shores. Go back to the lodge and relax and in the afternoon, have a canoe ride to the small resident and the exotic bird species that sing. You can also mix with the locals or relax with the orphan performers.

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The Bakiga people are an ethnic group inhabiting the southwestern region of Uganda, primarily in the districts of Kabale, Rukungiri, and Kisoro. They have a rich cultural heritage that is worth exploring, making a visit to their home a truly remarkable experience.

The Bakiga people have a distinct set of cultural practices, beliefs, and traditions that have been passed down through generations. Their traditional music, dance, and storytelling are vibrant expressions of their culture. With their unique drum beats, energetic dances, and melodious songs,the Bakiga people showcase their rich folklore and history. Visiting the Bakiga people through their home stays provides a unique opportunity to witness their way of life firsthand. Staying with a Bakiga family allows visitors to engage in daily activities, learn traditional skills, and participate in cultural ceremonies. From helping with farming activities to learning traditional crafts such as basket weaving or pottery, guests gain a deeper understanding of the Bakiga people and connection to the land and their ancestral traditions.

Moreover, the warm and welcoming nature of the Bakiga people ensures that visitors feel like part of the family. Sharing meals, stories, and laughter with the locals fosters a genuine cultural exchange that goes beyond mere sightseeing. The Bakiga people are known for their hospitality, and their home stays offer a unique opportunity to forge lasting friendships and create unforgettable memories.

In conclusion, a visit to the Bakiga people and their homestays is an enriching and unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in their vibrant culture, witness their traditions, and form meaningful connections with the locals. By embracing their warm hospitality and exploring the stunning surroundings, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the Bakiga people and their way of life.

Stay: The home of Bakiga FB

The drive from Kabale to Kisoro in Uganda is not only mesmerizingly beautiful, but it also offers a thrilling adventure for nature enthusiasts. As you cruise along the winding mountain road, you’ll be surrounded by lush green tea plantations and terraced hillsides, showcasing the region’s breathtaking landscapes and visiting the pygmies. These were the former forest habitants of the forests before the gazette.

Stay: Travelers Rest Camp BB

Put your boots on and grab a sturdy walking stick, today is a once in a lifetime experience: Gorilla tracking! It is one of the best Ugandan travel experiences you can have. You will be hiking up in the mountains which can take between 2 to 6 hours depending on how far the Gorillas are.


Stay: Travelers rest camp BB.

Travelers rest camp BB

A leisurely drive through Bwindi National Park brings us to Ishasha, one of the few regions in Africa where lions can be spotted climbing trees and lounging on branches. Therefore, make sure that during the game drive you are not only looking out over the savannah, but also have your eyes focused up in the trees!

Stay: Enjojo African Camp BB

After breakfast you will go for another game drive in search of the tree climbing and after proceed to queen elizabeth National Park afternoon

Stay: Kazinga Wilderness Camp BB

In the morning you will be hiking off the beaten track, through the jungle in search of chimpanzees. Once you find them, it will be a fascinating experience as you watch them play, feed and swing through the trees, which is highly entertaining afternoon game drive 

Stay: Kazinga Wilderness Camp BB

We will start the day with an early morning game drive while many animals are still on the move during the cool part of the day. On a good day you could see lions, buffalo, elephants, antelopes, the elusive bush pig and you might even be lucky to spot a leopard! Hippos, buffalo, crocodiles and many species of birds can be spotted during the afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

Stay: Kazinga Wilderness Camp BB

we drive back to Entebbe, and we drop you off at the airport in time for your scheduled flight and hope we have whetted your appetite for more African safari adventures.

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FAQs About 12-Day Uganda Primate Safari

The best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking and wildlife viewing is during the dry seasons, from December to February and June to September. These months offer favorable weather conditions and enhance your chances of successful wildlife encounters.

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be physically demanding, involving hikes of 2 to 6 hours in steep terrain. While it’s accessible to most fitness levels, being reasonably fit and prepared for a challenging trek is advisable.

Your safari includes a unique cultural experience with the Bakiga people, including traditional music, dance, storytelling, and engagement in daily activities. You’ll learn traditional skills, participate in cultural ceremonies, and gain a deeper understanding of Bakiga culture through homestays.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its diverse wildlife, including lions, buffalo, elephants, antelopes, bush pigs, leopards, hippos, and crocodiles. In Ishasha, you can spot tree-climbing lions, a rare and thrilling sight.

The Kazinga Channel boat trip offers a chance to see a variety of wildlife, including hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. It’s a unique experience to observe these animals up close in their natural habitat while cruising along this scenic channel.

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