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12 Days Uganda Safari, Chimp & Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife & Culture

12 Days Uganda Tour Safari (Primates Tracking Trip) – Overview

This is a unique 12 days Uganda tour safari that you can customize to your special safari needs and budget. This 12 day safari in Uganda tour is the best Uganda trip for you to see great African wildlife, gorillas, and chimpanzee trekking, deep cultural tours, and seeing the magnificent scenery of Uganda.

The 12 days Uganda tour safari (Primate tracking safari) is an 11 nights/12days Uganda safari trip taking you to some of the best wildlife viewing destinations and Ugandan cultural tours.

This 12 days safari in Uganda trip is a unique amazing wilderness of Lake Mburo National Park where you can see giraffes, buffalo, antelopes, zebras, the endemic Kavirondo bush baby all exist here.

The 12 days Uganda tour will also offer you double gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will visit and enjoy endless game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy enormous game drives and enjoying the amazing scenery of this part of Uganda, in the largest Savannah park of Uganda, and a rewarding Nile boat cruise on Kazinga Channel that will expose you to see typical African game and rare birds like the shoe-bill stork.

The 12 tours in Uganda, takes you for a primate encounter in Kibale National Park that gives you a blend of the West African jungle and the East African Savannah.

You will then enjoy a  Kampala city tour the relax at Uganda Wildlife Center at Lake Victoria.

12 Days Uganda Tour Safari (Primates Tracking Trip) – Highlights.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Day 2: Game drives and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Day 3: Gorilla trekking.
  • Day 4: Second gorilla trekking.
  • Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Day 6: Game drive and chimpanzee tracking.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
  • Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking.
  • Day 9: Depart to Kampala.
  • Day 10: Kampala City tour.
  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Day 12: Depart.

12 Days Uganda Tour Safari (Primates Tracking Trip) – Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive in Lake Mburo National Park

You will leave from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park which is located in the Southern part of Uganda.

Before you reach the park, you will have the magnificence of the game drive. You will arrive in time for a boat ride on Lake Mburo.

The wetlands and acacia forests are homes to an impressive variety of antelope including the giant eland and impala.

The lake has a diversity of animal and plant species which will be seen clearly as you are on the boat trip.

Expect to watch hippopotami and birds such as Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, African Finfoot, Pelicans, you may also see the rare Shoe-bill Stork and all these will furnish your visit with pride.

Accommodation: Dinner and over night stay at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo camp (FB)

Day 2: Game Drives And Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After taking breakfast, you will be taken for game viewing because the park is well known for its richness in biodiversity.

It has an estimate of 68 different species of mammals like Buffalo, Eland, leopard, Hyenas, jackals, Topi, Impala, and Zebra.

The five lakes within the park attract crocodiles, hippos, and a variety of water birds, whereas the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists, like the sitatunga antelope plus red, black, and yellow papyrus Gonolek.

After having the view you will head to -Bwindi Forest and on your arrival, you will relax while preparing for the following day: Gorilla trekking.

Accommodation: Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

You will enter the sanctuary at dawn and have pleasure at the home of the mountain gorillas and the beautiful freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After a crumb briefing by the experienced guides, you will proceed through dense bush to trek for these harmed animals called the great Apes (Gorillas).

Other primates also live in the forest including the red tail monkey, chimpanzee, and black-and-white colobus monkey. Return for accommodation or have an optional community walk.

Accommodation: for relaxation or have Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 4: Second Gorilla Trekking

You will have another full day trekking gorillas and you will trek a different gorilla type. Treks either take an hour or four hours– it all depends on where the gorillas are.

And so the time remaining after visiting the gorillas can either be spent hiking in the foothills, relaxing and remembering the trek, or visiting local communities as you want.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After having breakfast you will en route to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, covering over 200 sq km of Rift Valley Savanna, interspersed with patches of forest and crater lakes thus thought for a safari.

At your arrival, carry out a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. You will examine the concentration of crocodiles, water birds, and hippos which is so amazing.

The bird species are the black bee-eater, 11 types of kingfisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors, and many more.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge / Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 6: Game Drive And Chimpanzee Tracking

You will have an early morning game drive in the Park to see wildlife such as Uganda Kobs, spotted hyenas and the leopard elephants, lions, and many others.

You will head to Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee trekking in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge / Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

You will depart from Bwindi forest to Kibale National Park and have lunch en route. When you arrive, you will have a Bigodi Swamp walk in a bid to watch the birds and monkeys that live in the swamp.

Accommodation: You will be transferred to Primates Lodge or Ndali lodge on a full board basis to have an overnight.

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking

You will be taken to Kanyanchu headquarters for the briefing before you head for our chimpanzee tracking after having an early breakfast.

You will also pay a visit to the forest to track chimpanzees. The forest also inhabits 12 other primates which you will view when given enough time such as baboons, vervet monkeys, and grey-cheeked mangabeys.

Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 9: Depart to Kampala

After having early breakfast we will depart for Kampala with a packed lunch and arrive during the late afternoon.

Accommodation: You will Relax and have an overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana (BB)

Day 10: Kampala City Tour

You will start off with the city tour after taking breakfast, you will also walk through the city center, the Uganda Parliament, the National Theater, Namirembe Cathedral, visit the Kasubi Tombs: which represent the Ganda Culture, and Bahai Temple.

We shall finish the tour by having a look at the culture and history that make up this beautiful country.

Accommodation: Overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana (BB)

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe

From Kampala, you will en route to Entebbe for wildlife viewing at Uganda Wildlife Education Center such as vervet monkeys, hundreds of beautiful colored butterflies, indigenous plant species antelope, beautiful debrazza monkeys, and a visit to the botanical gardens to appreciate different plant species.

Accommodation: Overnight at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel

Day 12: Depart 

Transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure.

End of The 12 Days Uganda Tour Safaris.

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