12 Day Primates & Predators

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There is the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow-capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It is all here, a feast for all the senses.

Let us show you the Uganda we know and love.

This is Africa: the way it should be!

chimpanzee in Kibale National Park

Day 1 Arrive at Entebbe Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Fly to Kisoro and transfer by road to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Day 3 Full day Gorilla tracking.
Day 4 Hike through the Bwindi Forest and transfer by road to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5 Game drive on the Kasenyi plains and boat safari at the Kazinga Channel.
Day 6 Drive to Kibale National Park.
Day 7 Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park.
Day 8 Transfer to Semliki Game Reserve.
Day 9 Boat trip on Lake Albert.
Day 10 Fly and transfer to Apoka Safari Lodge.
Day 11 Game activities in Kidepo Valley National Park.
Day 12 Return flight to Entebbe and connect to your return flight.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive at Entebbe Airport. Meet and greet by The Uganda Safari Company Driver/Guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe (+/-15 minutes).

Overnight at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel (BB).

Day 2:

Early morning pickup at 06h00 from your hotel and transfer to Entebbe Airport (+/- 15 minutes) for a scheduled flight to Kisoro (07h45/08h55). Pick up from Kisoro Airstrip and transfer by road for 2 hours to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

In the afternoon visit the Batwa Community.

Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks).

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Day 3:

Full day Gorilla tracking (depending on gorilla permit availability).

Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks).

Gorillas in Bwindi, Uganda

Day 4:

Hike through the Bwindi Forest from Clouds to the Northern part of the forest (Buhoma).

Pick up from Buhoma and transfer by road to Queen Elizabeth National Park (-/+ 4 hours).

Overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge FB + non-premium brand drinks)

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 5:

Morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains. Afternoon boat safari at the Kazinga Channel and evening game drive.

Overnight at Kyambura Gorge Lodge -FB + non-premium brand drinks)

Day 6:

After breakfast, drive to Kibale National Park, (the drive will take -/+ 3 hours.) Your home for the next two nights is Kyaninga Lodge, set against a backdrop of Kyaninga Lake with the legendary Mountains of the Moon in the distance. Enjoy a 3-hour walk around the lodge in the afternoon.

Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Kyaninga Lodge

Day 7:

After breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the bigodi swamp walk.

Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 8:

Transfer by road to Semliki Game Reserve for 2 hours. Afternoon game drive / Walk

Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9:

Sunrise boat trip on Lake Albert to view the endangered Shoebill. Evening sundowner-game activity.

Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (FB)

Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 10:

Transfer to Semliki Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Entebbe Airport (10h20/11h25) and then connect onto a scheduled flight to Kidepo Airstrip (12h30/14h45). Pickup by a lodge representative on arrival who will transfer you to Apoka Safari Lodge (+/- 10 minutes). Evening game drive / walk.

Overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks).

Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 11:

Game activities in Kidepo Valley National Park. Visit to Lorukul Village.

Overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (FB + non-premium brand drinks).

Day 12:

Transfer to the Kidepo Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Entebbe Airport (15h00/16h30). Stay at Entebbe Airport and connect to your outbound International flight.

Download Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Laico Lake Victoria Hotel,
Entebbe

Laico Lake Victoria Hotel - Entebbe, Uganda

Day 2 - 3:

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge,
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4 - 5:

Kyambura Gorge,
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Day 6 - 7:

Kyaninga Lodge,
Kibale National Park

Kyaninga Lodge

Day 8 - 9:

Semliki Safari Lodge,
Semuliki National Park

Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 10 - 11:

Apoka Safari Lodge,
Kidepo Valley National Park

Apoka Safari Lodge