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8 Days Uganda Apes Safari Circuit

Safari Overview

The 8 Days safari is a thrilling adventure to Uganda’s savannah grassland national parks which are Murchison falls national park Uganda’s largest and oldest park sheltering the highest population of wildlife, Queen Elizabeth national park, and lake Mburo national park.

The safari will expose you to the highest population of wildlife such as elephants, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, buffalos, antelopes, and many bird species. You will also enjoy a boat cruise at the Nile and kazinga channel.

Apart from game viewing, you will trek the chimpanzees in kyambura sector of the national park of Queen Elizabeth national park.


Trip Summary

Day 1: Kampala to Murchison falls national park

Day 2: Game drives & Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 4: Chimp tracking & Bigodi wetland nature walk

Day 5: Visit the Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru Cultural site & transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park

Day 6: Game drives & Launch cruise at kazinga channel

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP & boat cruise

Day 8: Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park. Transfer to Kampala.

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

After a morning breakfast, you will leave Kampala for Murchison falls national park through the famous Luwero triangle with a lunch stopover at Masindi hotel. The whole travel will take you approximately 7-8 hours to reach the top of the falls where you will stop for photography and viewing.

Its here that river Nile the world’s longest river is forced through a narrow gorge in the rock only 7 meters wide, before ferociously plunging down 43 meters to the rocks below. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge / Nile Safari Camp / Red chill Camp.

Day 2: Game drives & Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Early morning at sunrise, we make our way into the world famous MFNP for a half day game drive in search for the wildlife wonders Africa offers her visitors in this unspoiled land where the big game still roam freely.

We might even spot some of the Big Five – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, and Leopard. Other animals include; Rothschild’s Giraffe, Hyena, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, and chimpanzees among others.

After lunch, proceed for a boat trip to the bottom of the Falls along river Nile. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippos and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds such as the African Fish Eagle, African Skimmer and the rare shoebill stork which can easily be seen at the banks of the river.

Other bird species that can be seen include Silver Bird, Grey-crowned Crane, Goliath Heron, Black-headed Gonolek, Green-winged, Long-toed Plover, Saddle-billed Stork, Spotted and Verreaux’s Owls. Dinner and overnight in Paraa Safari Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge / Red Chill Camp.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale primates forest

Early morning head to Budongo forest (known for a diversity of ecology) for chimp trekking. See our closest relatives (800 chimps population) and see what you can learn from them.

There are also other primates such as the vervet monkeys, blue and red-tailed monkey, potto, black and white colobus and baboons. In the evening we head south to Kibale national park about 4hrs. Check-in art Mountains of the Moon Hotel.

Day 4: Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest

Kibale forest national park
Early morning after taking a cup of tea, you will proceed to Kanyanchu to track chimps and other primates within the forest. Compare and contract between the chimp’s behavior and humans and discover a lot! Also, check out the grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest monkey, red-tailed monkey, and the vervet monkeys.

In the afternoon, proceed for a nature walk to Bigodi ecotourism site (Swamp), see a variety of bird species, primates, and many antelopes. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Cultural tour, transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park

Morning visit to ‘Amabeere ga Nyina Mwiru’ cultural site, Toro King’s palace and Karambi tombs / traditional healers, lunch in Fort portal and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park (4 hrs) while keeping your out for a variety of game during the evening game drive. Overnight at Mweya safari lodge / Hippo Hill Lodge / Simba safari camp.

Day 6: Game viewing drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Uganda safaris

In the morning after eating, go for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains which is such an exciting adventure. Here you may see the dark and hairy forest giant hogs, leopards, warthogs, large herds of elephants, Defassa waterbuck, and bush baby.

Later you go for a launch trip on the Kazinga channel. You will be rewarded with views of the lakes Edward and George, Hippos, yawning crocodiles, several water birds like cormorants and flamingos among the rest.

Day 7: Drive to Lake Mburo National park

Morning breakfast at the lodge and hit the road to Lake Mburo National park. Arrive in time for lunch and embark on a boat ride to explore the beauty of the lake, retire for dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages/Lake View Hotel Mbarara.

Day 8: Game drive, transfer to Kampala Uganda safaris

Wake early for a game drive in searches for acacia related animals like Zebras, Oribs, Kobs, sitatungas, and many bird species, retire for late breakfast and proceed back to Kampala with an en route stop at the equator for photographs, arrive in Kampala by afternoon.

End of the tour

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Price Includes

  • Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
  • Gorilla permits 1permit per person
  • Game drives, park fees, 2 tracking chimpanzee permit,
  • Visit to Ngamba chimps on lake Victoria
  • safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
  • Park fees
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Drinking bottled water while driving on safari

Price Excludes

  • Beverages and bar bills, phone all, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc
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