This 7 days wildlife and primate safari will begin and end in Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city. The safari will take you to Murchison falls park in the eastern part of Uganda, however you have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and trek the gorillas. Murchison falls National Park is known as Uganda’s largest national park with a diverse wildlife species. From here you will head to Semulik valley national park a home to wide variety of birds, primates and mammals.
The tour will as well take you to kibale forest national park a home to over 13 species of primates including the chimpanzee the man’s closest relatives. Other primate species to see in kibale include the black and white colobus, olive monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkey among many others and over 300 bird species.
This tour is one of the must booked safaris while on your trip to Uganda.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
You will be picked up by your guide from the airport /Hotel in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Murchison falls passing through the Luwero triangle with sight to different home steads along the way. Before reaching the park, you will branch to and visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will track the white rhinos and have lunch at the restaurant. From here we will proceed to the park, visit the falls at the top where you will see the magnificent falls passing through the 7 m gap with rocks and form the Victoria Nile. From here we will head to the lodge for relaxation and, super and an overnight
Accommodation Options; Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe ( luxury), Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge(Mid-range), Global Village/Red Chilli Rest Camp/Heritage Safari Lodge(budget ) Meal Plan; Full Board
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drives & Boat cruises
After an early breakfast at the lodge, set out for a 2 hours game drive in the park Murchison falls Uganda’s largest park owning a wide variety of wildlife such as leopards, hippos, lions, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, waterbucks plus different species of bird just to mention but a few
After this two hours fantastic experience, drive back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch, then after have a 3 hours boat cruise on the Nile where you will see a number of animals along the banks such as elephants, hippos, crocodile, antelopes, you will also have a chance to see monkeys and birds if lucky will see the rare shoebills along the shores. Sail to the bottom of the falls where you will hike for about 1hour and 30 minutes after which you will return to your lodge for supper and Overnight stay.
Lodging Options; Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe ( luxury), Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge(Mid-range), Global Village/Red Chilli Rest Camp/Heritage Safari Lodge(budget ) Meal Plan; Full Board
Day 3: Chimp Trekking in Budongo Forest
On this day after breakfast, our safari guide will drive you to budongo forest which is approximately 40-50m and trek the chimpanzee within Budongo. Budongo forest is a home to other primates such as galago, red-tailed monkeys, potto as well as blue monkey as well as various species of birds like the yellow-footed eye catcher and the white-thighed hornbill.
Lodging Options; Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe ( luxury), Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge(Mid-range), Global Village/Red Chilli Rest Camp/Heritage Safari Lodge/ Budongo Forest (budget ) Meal Plan; Full Board
Day 4: Semliki National Park
After early breakfast, head to Semliki Valley national park, the park is located in Bundibugyo District along the western border of Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo near Lake Albert. You will pass and enjoying the spectacular drive with views of Lake Albert and the legendary Mountain Rwenzori ranges. The park has a great location within western Albertine Rift valley region and occupies the eastern section of Ituri forest connecting Uganda with Congo River separated by river Semliki. The park hosts approximately 400 species of bird mainly forest birds, over 300 species of trees have been also recorded here and over 52 mammal species that include 11 daylight species. Enjoy a night game drive and spot night games within the park, you will see the thin white tailed mongoose, very small night-jars plus several cats.
Dinner and an overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Sempaya hot springs
While Semulik, you will visit the the Sempaya Hot spring the major highlight to the park. These natural springs have a geyser shooting high from an 8 meter wide hole at a very high temperature. Sempaya Hot springs is the largest in the whole of Uganda and it’s a must not miss while at the park. While on your way to the spring you may have a chance to identify a variety of bird types such as the blue breasted kingfisher plus Frasier’s ant-thrush in addition to primates such as the grey checked mangabey plus the red-tailed monkey. In the Late afternoon, take a boat ride on Lake Albert, a wonderful lake. You will be fortunate to see various water animals, later head back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight
Dinner and slumber at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National Park
On this day after a hearty breakfast, your guide/driver will transfer you to Kibale forest national park another breathtaking tourist destination hosting over 13 species of primates coupled with chimpanzee. Enjoy the gorgeous drive southwest through Fort Portal where you will have a lunch break. You will have a chance to See the Toro Kingdom palace, the eating places, Royal tombs, the mosque and several shops along your way to Kibale, only a couple of kilometers ahead. Arrive in time at the park for lunch and after, lunch, take a guided nature walk in the Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a place ideal for birders. The Papyrus Gonolek plus the Blue Turaco can easily be seen among other 137 bird types and also a number of colorful butterflies. Dinner and an overnight at
Day 7: Chimp Tracking and Departure
Early Breakfast at the lodge, after your guide will take you to the park head offices for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with chimps and after set out for Chimpanzee tracking through the forest. During the trek, you stand a big chance to spot more species of primates that live in the forest plus various species of birds. Once the chimps are met, you are only allowed 1 hour with the chimpanzees, you may find them doing their daily activities like feeding, breast feeding, making nest for the following night, playing among etc. Other mammals that can be seen during chimp trekking include the forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later on return to Kampala/ airport with lunch en-route
End of safari
Safari Price includes:
Accommodations on full board basis,
Park Entrance Fees
English Speaking Driver/guide,
4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle,
Ranger guide during game drives and Ranger for trekking
Bottled Drinking Water, Boat trips, Transport and all mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.
Excludes: Air Travel fare, Uganda Visa charges, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry and Tips given to staff and guides, Insurance, and Extra activities.