12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour & Primate Safari – Budget “Whistles of Savannah Night”

This Uganda Exclusive nature tour & Primate Safari starts and ends in Entebbe. It includes Gorilla and Chimpanzee visit, this safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park in western Uganda, this conservation area inhabits over 400 Mountain Gorillas which is half of the remaining world’s Mountain Gorillas.

The 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour takes you to Jinja on a day excursion to explore and have fun doing white water rafting on the Nile River, then upstream the Nile to Murchison Falls National Park famous for a variety of wildlife species including – the lions, Leopards, elephants, bushbucks, Uganda-kobs, Giraffes, birds and many more.

You will also get to Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the Kazinga channel boosting of tree climbing lions in its remote Ishasha sector among others Chimpanzees, a wide range of bird species, elephants as well as communities living in this conservation area make it score high’ other national parks you will visit include Kibale Forest and Lake Mburo National parks – famous for Zebras.

12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour highlights

Tours Start Entebbe Int.  Airport (Google Maps)

Minimum Persons 2 max 6

For the single traveler: 1 pax – please contact us for rates

Pick up and drop off/departure location: Entebbe International Airport

Departure/drop off time: 3 hours before flight time.

Detailed 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour

Day 1: Arrival at – Entebbe – meet greet – transfer to the Hotel – briefing – overnight

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our team will meet and pick you up, drive to the hotel for interaction and briefing about the details of the program, later you will have a free evening, dinner and overnight. (Meal plan on B/D)

Accommodation options: Lake Victoria View Guest House/Entebbe Airport Guest House (Budget)

Day 2: Entebbe – The Source of the river Nile – Overnight Jinja

After breakfast drive to Jinja via Kampala for a city tour highlight, depending on your interests in Kampala, we will have lunch and later take off to Jinja via Mabira/Ssezibwa/tea and sugar cane plantation we will be in Jinja in time to explorer the source of the Nile the world’s longest river NILE, keeping time in mind we will head to the lodge for check in, dinner and overnight. (Meal plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Jinja Base Camp (Budget)

Day 3 of 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour: Jinja – half day dedicated to – (optional activities) – overnight Jinja

An early morning breakfast, depending on your interest of the day (Options-White water Rafting/Bungee Jumping/Kayaking/floating boat cruise at the Nile, will proceed to the points from where we will start off with our exciting days activities, we will return for dinner and overnight. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Lake Victoria View Guest House/Entebbe Airport Guest House (Budget)

Day 4: Jinja – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – transfer to Murchison falls National Park

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, you will drive to Murchison falls through Luwero town, have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary in order to enjoy these black and white Rhinos. Each person here pays $40 dollars for entrance to the sanctuary. This sanctuary was established mainly to protect these rhinos from danger and poachers.

Have a stop in Masindi at any hotel for your lunch and after continue to Murchison falls national park and hike to the top of the falls which will give you beautiful views of these waterfalls. You will gaze at the Nile River which is the longest river in the world, it’s forced through a small gap which is just 7m wide and it flows 43 meters down making it look very beautiful to the viewers.

Murchison falls National Park is one of the largest national parks in Uganda and it covers an area of 3840 sq meters. The park has variety of wildlife species and vegetation which ranges from swamp land, Savannah to riparian forests, and the wildlife species here include; leopards, lions, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, primates like the monkeys and the many bird species including: blue throated roller, the shoebill stork, Ituri Batis, Tit Hylia, Uganda woodland warbler, forest robin, yellow billed and the grey throated. The main tourist activities carried out in this park are game viewing and boat trips along the Nile River. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: red chill bandas (Bandas)

Day 5 of 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour: Murchison Fall National Park – Game drive – afternoon boat cruise – Hike to the Top of the Falls

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, after proceed to search for the wildlife species on a game drive. You will get a chance to view many species including; the giraffes, lions, elephants, buffaloes, birds and many more. The guide will take you back to the lodge to have your lunch at the lodge as you prepare to enjoy a boat cruise on the Nile River.

This boat will allow you get close to the water animals which include over 4000 hippos as well as the Nile crocodiles. The Nile has got many stunning bird lives which is also enjoyed while taking your boat trip; these include; the bee eaters, colored king fisher, shoe-bill stork, grey throated and the yellow billed birds. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: red chill (Bandas)

Day 6: Murchison Fall National Park – Hoima – transfer to Kibale National Park – (Optional nature walk)

Transfer early from Murchison falls National Park after breakfast; pass via the Lake Albert escarpments, which will give you good views of this beautiful lake.

Have a stopover in Hoima at any hotel to have your lunch, after this, drive passed Lake Nkusi joining along Lake Kyoga. You will as well pass through many traditional villages as you enjoy local people carrying out agriculture. Have a chance to take to some photos of the rolling hills filled with traditional cash crops.

You will as well enjoy Fort Portal which is in the foot hills of Rwenzori Mountains filled with tea plantations, after enjoying this platform of green tea, you will continue to Kibale National Park which is one of the great rain forests in Africa.

This forest is mainly famous for around 13 Primate Species with chimpanzees being the main tracked species. The other primate species include the golden monkeys, black and White colobus monkeys, as well as the bird species. The park is also next to Bigodi wetland which is managed and owned by the local people in the area, this place is famous for primate watching as well as bird watching.

On arrival to the park, you will check in to your lodge and after proceed to visit the scenic crater lakes region plus the terraced tea plantations around the hills of fort portal. This Crater Lake sits on the on Lake Nyinambuga where tourists can take a walk as they enjoy the cool breezes of this lake. After, return to the lodge to enjoy your dinner and overnight.

Only 1 hour is permitted to you to view the chimpanzee. Trekking takes about 1 hour to 6 hours basing on the location of these relatives of Man.  We will return for lunch and thereafter depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzee tracking fee USD $200.00 Net in Kibale National Park, in Kalinji Forest the Chimpanzee permit is US $50

Price Is Not Included in The Quotation (price/pax)

(Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Rweetera Safari Park (Cabins)

Day 7 of 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour: Engage in Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest – transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – (optional)

Wake up so early and head to Kanyanchu by 8:00 am to start your chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest. Chimpanzees are considered to be the closest relatives of human beings since they share 98% of their DNA with that of the Humans.

As you proceed with your search of these beautiful chimps, you will as well view many other primate and animal species including; the LHoests Monkeys, black and White colobus monkeys, red tailed Monkey, grey cheeked Manga-bey, pottos, bush babies and many bird species including; the little green bul, yellow spotted nictor, rumpled tinker bird, crowed eagle, green breasted pitta, black bee spotted eater as well as the elephants which are the mammals.

This famous conservation area is bordered by Lake Edward in the south west and in the north east, it’s bordered by Lake George. This park was named after Queen Elizabeth the second and it has variety of wildlife species including; the impalas, kobs, forest hogs, elephants, buffaloes, tree climbing lions, and the cape buffaloes.

This national park is also filled with many volcanic calderas which harbors many flamingos on several seasons. On your arrival at the park, check in and prepare to engage in a game drive with in the park, you will spend the afternoon watching many wildlife species including the kobs, elephants, lions, buffaloes and many more, get a chance to visit the baboon cliff which is famous for its beautiful scenery and many good views of the mountains of the moon.

You will as well enjoy much of Savannah vegetation grassland which occupies most of this park, back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp (Pitched tents – community affiliated) – (Tent)

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – game drive – afternoon boat cruise – community Walk – entertainment

Arise early enough and after breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive where you will see various animals like elephants, elands, antelopes, buffaloes, lions, among others.

Later return to the lodge, relax and have lunch. During the afternoon set out for boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will see various numbers of animals like crocodiles, hippos, water bucks, buffaloes, as well as birds like the storks, King fisher among others, return to the lodge for dinner and, (optional 3-hour night guided game drive depending on your strength and interest), stay or return at the lodge for your overnight. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp (Pitched tents – community affiliated) – (Tent)

Day 9 of 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour: Ishasha – Game drive in Ishasha – Transfer to – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast embark a journey to Bwindi Forest a home to Mountain gorillas covering an area of 331 sq km. Pass through the Ishasha sector where you will take pleasure in watching tree-climbing lions, also enjoy various spectacular landscapes on your way, have lunch and continue to Bwindi to check in for dinner and overnight. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Rushaga Gorilla Camp – (Cabins)

Day 10: Bwindi impenetrable National Park – Gorilla trekking – Community walk – Experience

On this day you will have a great time meeting with the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest! After a tasty breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the lodge, head for briefing and later enjoy the fullness of the mist forest as you see the gentle giants and other wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, monkeys, butterflies and different bird species.

Only 1 hour is permitted to you to view the Gorillas. Trekking takes about 1 hour to 8 hours basing on the location of these gentle giants. After the trek, in the evening you could go for a guided nature walk or a community visit, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Gorilla tracking fee USD $700.00 Net,

Price Is Not Included in The Quotation (price/pax)

(Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation options: Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Cabins)

Day 11:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – (Orphanage Free day

Morning at leisure, breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on our way we will visit the orphanage home visit in Kabale at (Grace Villa) before we finally transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a free evening (activities thereafter are optional), dinner and overnight. (Meal Plan on F/B)

Accommodation option: Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Cabins)

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Return to Entebbe – for departure

After an early breakfast, as we will embark on our journey back to Entebbe. Have lunch en route with a stopover around the equator to have experiments and take enough photos. Later arrive in Kampala in the evening or a drop off at the Entebbe for a flight. (Meal Plan on B/L)

End of Deks Uganda Safaris Service – 12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour

12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour Quotation:

  • Based on 2 parsons sharing services – per person standard rate
  • Standard Net rate – based on Budget range Accommodation per person: USD $3,550.00
  • For any extra 3rd person or more please contact office for rates

Overnight stay options:

If staying in Entebbe, please request assistance at the time of booking this safari to allow us ample time to make arrangements. If departing Entebbe, the same night, please note’ both by use of charter flight or by road’ return to Entebbe is always late morning (approximately 16h00), please DO NOT book flights departing prior to 20h00 or 22h00 respectively in order to allow time for security, check in and if any delays due to weather.

12 Days Uganda Exclusive Nature Tour Inclusions and Exclusions       

Price includes:

  • All accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary on FB & BB basis
  • Gorilla permit fees/permit purchased NET from UWA each $700.00 per person per visit
  • Chimpanzee permit fees/permit purchased NET from UWA each $200.00 per person per visit
  • Full time exclusive use of a 4 x 4 Safari Pop up roof Van
  • Full time services of experienced English-speaking drive/guide
  • All services in national parks i.e park entrance fees, guided nature walks, hikes & game drives
  • Boat trips in both Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Park
  • A 3-hour guided night game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park (optional – depending on one’s strength and interest)
  • Bottled drinking mineral water, coffees, teas or soft drinks while on Safaris, game drives, walks, hikes or transfers
  • All Nature/Safari & Community walks as indicated in the itinerary-safari program
  • All airport pickups and drop off from Entebbe & back to Entebbe airport
  • All activities indicated & mentioned in the itinerary
  • A $12 per pax off as a donation to orphanage homes whose parents’ death are/were as a result of animal conflicts within conservation areas
  • All government related taxes

Price Excludes:

  • Optional Forest walks each at $20.00 plus entry of $40.00 park entry fees
  • Optional Batwa community visit in Bwindi or Mugahinga or Nyakabade and the entertainment each at ($25.00 per person)
  • Laundry service in different hotels we stay
  • Bar bills, phone calls
  • Personal insurance and medical bills
  • Air fares
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • All services marked as Optional in the itinerary
  • Driver/guides/hotel staff or any other person’s gratuity

Note:

  • Gorilla permit cost $700.0
  • Chimpanzee permit costs $200.0 in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee permit cost $50 in Kalinzu Forest

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