Best Uganda Safari - impressive Gorillas 15 days
An amazing variety of primates (20 species) can be encountered on a Uganda Safari. Some of the special wildlife you might see on your Uganda Safari are introduced here.
Shoebill in Mabamba Swamp and White Rhinos in Ziwa Sanctuary by Matej Dolinay – Living Zoology. 2 amazing places we gladly include in your safari itinerary.
Climate: tropical climate prevails along the equator. Cool to cold weather and humid conditions are to be expected at higher altitudes mainly at night.
Best Uganda Safari impressive Gorillas and Chimpanzees 15 days
For birders we will provide a special Uganda Safari itinerary and birding guides
A short video from our client Christof
Day 1 – Arrival in Uganda
Upon your arrival in Entebbe you will be greeted and taken to the hotel. It is just a 10 minutes drive and tomorrow morning you will wake up with the view to Lake Victoria.
Protea Hotel, breakfast
Day 2 – Start of your Uganda Safari. You have the choice to fly from Entebbe to Murchison Falls or enjoy a 5 hour drive to get an impression of Uganda’s landscapes and lifestyle. The journey is 350 km, ¾ tarmac and ¼ rough roads. You will stop above the Murchison Falls to see the water pressing into the narrow gorge and cross River Nile. Lunch will be on the way. The lodge situated on the bank of the River Nile will be reached later in the afternoon. Enjoy the fantastic view!
Early morning you will be driven to the starting point of the Chimpanzee trekking. It can take hours or just a short while on narrow partly slippery paths until you will find them. But to spend time with these amazing apes is worth all the effort! The ranger will inform you how to behave near the Chimpanzees.
Lunch and a deserved break at the lodge.
Since Uganda is home of 20 different primate species. You will have a guided walk at the Bigodi Wetland in the afternoon to look for some of them: Uganda Mangabe ( ugandae), L’Hoest Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti, Syn.: Cercopithecus lhoesti), Western Colobus (Colobus guereza occidentalis), Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) and Uganda Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles). But also other mammals can be seen like Sitatunga, Bush Buck, Bush pig, Otter and others. The place has 138 bird species and among them is the striking Great Blue Turaco.
Day 8 – Kibale National Park
After breakfast you will be taken to habituated Chimpanzees. They are not tame but used to people. But still you follow the advice of your guide to avoid unpleasant situations. You will carry packed lunch to spend hours observing the behaviour of these interesting apes. Return to the lodge in the afternoon.
Day 9 – Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Your journey takes you further South to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive of around 3 hours is half on tarmac and half on rough road. You will reach the lodge in the heart of the park for lunch with view to Lake Edward, Ruwenzori and Virunga Mountains in DRC. The volcanic range reaching up to 5.109 m is partly the border between Uganda and DRC. Enjoy the view before you go for an afternoon game drive.
Mweya Safari Lodge, full board
Day 10 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kazinga Channel is famous for its bird life but also Hippos, Sitatunga, Water Bucks, Elephants and Nile Crocodiles. The water flows very slowly and so travels the boat you are on. Best time is morning hours. For photographer we advise to hire a private boat.
Kazinga Channel is connecting the Lakes Edward and George and is 32 km long. The water flows very slowly through vegetation and sand banks fringing the channel.
Enjoy lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon you visit the Katwe Explosion Craters. There are several craters in an area of 210 km2. The largest has a diameter of around 3 km. Heated gas and steam has lead to the explosions which were happening during the last 1 Million years.
Mweya Safari Lodge, full board
Day 11 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Either game drives in the heart of the park in search of Patas Monkeys, which can run very fast running on the ground, Oribi, Uganda Kob and others.
Or in the morning you visit Kyambura Gorge where Chimpanzees and Uganda Red-tailed Monkeys occur. Lunch in the lodge and in the afternoon you participate on a guided walk in Maramagambo Forest. Here you can find a number of primates: Chimpanzee, Western Colobus, L’Hoest Monkey, Uganda Red-tailed Monkey, Green Monkey and Olive Baboon.
It depends on your preferences which program you choose.
A distance further south is the area famous for tree climbing lions. It is not that they only do it here but the chances to witness this are very high in Southern Ishasha. The drive takes you along Ishasha River to reach the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Relax at Lake Mutanda with its amazing view or once back in Kampala spend a day at Mabamba Swamp where chances are highest to find the Shoebill Stork.
Some impressions from Uganda Safari
How is your best Uganda Safari impressive Gorillas and Chimpanzees conducted?
We will take care of you from the moment of your arrival at Entebbe airport for your Uganda Safari and up to the drop off at the airport
You will be driven in a 4×4 Safari vehicle with roof opening. An experienced English speaking driver/guide will explain a lot to you during your Uganda Safari and take you to the places of interest
Local guides and rangers will guide you on Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey trekkings and walks and ensure you will see a lot and be safe
The standard of accommodation Uganda Safari will be adjusted to your budget. Here we have listed mid to high end lodges and hotels. Most destinations have a selection of different accommodation in various price and standard categories. This enables us to be very flexible to suit your wishes.
Season, standard of accommodation and number of participants influence the price. We therefore don’t indicate a price here. Please contact us for any enquiries.
All our Uganda tours can be tailor-made according to your wishes and interest.