Lulu Safaris Uganda

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

On arrival at the airport, a representative of Lulu Safaris Uganda will be eagerly waiting to receive you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe for an overnight stay. You will have dinner depending on the time of arrival. You will spend a night at The Boma Lodge before heading out to the beautiful west of the Pearl of Africa.

Main Destination:
Kampala (City)
Accommodation:
The Boma Entebbe
  • Mid-range guest house located in Entebbe (City)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Transfer to Kibale National Park

Transfer to Kibale National Park

On this day, your driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to start the journey to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is through Uganda’s countryside passing lots of agricultural lands, homesteads, and roadside fruit and vegetable markets. Apart from these fascinating sights the only stopovers will be for the washrooms and stretching whenever you need to.

You will have lunch in the beautiful Fort Portal town with spectacular landscapes of the Ruwenzori Mountains in the background and ever-green lawns. From here you will proceed to your lodge ready for chimpanzee trekking the next day.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit December to February and June to July
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HippoRare
LionRare to None
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Turaco Treetops Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge bordering Kibale NP (Chimps) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park

This is the chimpanzee tracking day in the primate capital of the world—Kibale National Park. After your breakfast, your driver/guide will transfer you to the briefing point before the chimp trek. The experienced ranger guide will take you through a briefing on what to expect and how to conduct yourself in the forest.

After the briefing, you will start the hike through the tropical forest for an unforgettable and rewarding experience in search of man’s closest relatives the chimpanzees. You are allowed one hour in their presence after locating them.

After lunch, you will take a swamp walk in the Bigodi community. Proceeds from this help in community development. In addition to the swamp, you will visit different homes for coffee experience, banana brewing experience, basketry and traditional medicine.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Twin Lakes Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Crater Lakes Region (depending on road conditions) and enjoying views of the Rwenzori Mountain Ranges. You have an option of having a late breakfast and then preparing to leave after this.

You have an option of a free afternoon at your lodge where you can choose to relax and rest. Alternatively, you can choose to take a game drive through the park before proceeding to your lodge or you can take an afternoon village walk around your lodge.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Twin Lakes Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Game Drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Africa is home to a vast, unrivalled number of species living in the wild. Queen Elizabeth National Park has the highest biodiversity of any protected area in Africa. The best time for game viewing is morning when the predators are looking out for prey and before they go back into hiding. You will be using a car that allows the roof to top up so the opportunities of watching the game are maximized. You will enjoy sightings of exotic and rare species including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel—towards Lake Edward where you will watch different wild animals that come to its waters and those that live therein and numerous species of birds.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Ishasha Jungle Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Transfer to Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lions

Transfer to Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lions

Ishasha is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions. After their meals, these predators like to climb fig trees to rest and experience the winds but also easily watch their prey because of the high savanna grass. Today morning after a late breakfast, you will leave for Ishasha to see lions, different bird species and other mammals.

Main Destination:
Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Accommodation:
Ishasha Jungle Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a late breakfast, you will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park—the home of half the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you missed seeing the lions the previous day, you can choose to do another game drive through the park to try another opportunity of sighting the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Buhoma Community Haven Lodge
  • Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

The ultimate safari experience in the ‘jungles of Africa’, spending the day with the gigantic gentle mountain gorillas. The adventure of hiking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of gorillas is a unique experience. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guides after which you are divided into groups to track different gorilla families.

You will then hike the forest in search of the gorillas with leading from the ranger guide. Once you locate the gorillas with your ranger/guide, you will observe them for an hour after which you will start the walk out of the forest.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Buhoma Community Haven Lodge
  • Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After the exhilarating experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest coming face to face with the gorillas, your driver guide will pick you up after breakfast to start the journey to the calm and beautiful Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the winding roads from the Kigezi Region with stopovers for pictures.

Once you arrive at the park, you can choose to take a boat trip on Lake Mburo or take a nature walk/walking safari with a ranger guide. After this experience, you will retire to your lodge the much needed rest.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP

BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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LionRare
Accommodation:
Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Transfer to Kampala and End of Trip

Transfer to Kampala and End of Trip

Your driver/guide will pick you up after breakfast for a short game drive before exiting the park. Today you will drive back to Kampala. You will drive out of the park and stop over at the Equator monument for lunch, souvenirs and photo sessions in both the north and southern hemispheres.

This will mark the end of your Uganda primate safari, thank you for exploring Uganda with us. We hope you had an amazing time and will encourage others to visit the Pearl of Africa. You are also welcome back to explore other parts of Uganda that you missed out on this tour.

Main Destination:
Kampala (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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  • This tour is offered by Lulu Safaris Uganda , not SafariBookings.
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  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
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  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.