10 Days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

These 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari will take you through the unique jungle encounters with the greatest highlights including chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, crater walk tour, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi which are all in Uganda, this is an experience you can’t find elsewhere in the world.

Your visit to Kenya to Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara reserve for an exclusive wildlife encounter with over 95 mammals habituated here including lions, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, Hyenas, Gazelles, Topis, and an opportunity to catch the annual wildebeests and zebra migration.

Highlights of the 10 days Uganda Primates Tour &Kenya Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest National Park Kibale
  • Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 5: From Bwindi to Entebbe and fly to Nairobi
  • Day 6: From Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 7: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Park
  • Day 8: Spend the other two days at Maasai Mara
  • Day 9: Transfer back to Nairobi
10 days Uganda Primates Tour

10 days Uganda Primates Tour

Detailed 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe Airport Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional guide who will then transfer you to your hotel for a dinner meal and overnight stay.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Kampala Serena hotel
  • Acacia villa
  • Protea hotel Marriott Kampala
  • Hilton garden
  • Latitude 0 degrees
  • Boulevard suites
  • Meal plan: dinner

Day 2 of 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park

After breakfast early in the morning, our professional driver will be there to pick you up and your trip starts.

Before setting off for the journey will brief you about the whole trip before starting up the drive.

You will be able to enjoy the fascinating drive through the papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale. Feel free to ask your guide anything that you feel needs explanation.

The guide assigned to you has as much information as you may need to know and is worth noting. You will have lunch en-route at Fort Portal.

By late afternoon you will check in your lodge, refresh and get ready for a guided walk-in crater lakes area of the park, you will experience an outstanding cultural visit.

Later you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as you prepare for the following day’s adventure.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge
  • Midrange: Turaco Treetops
  • Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale Forest National Park and Transfer to Bwindi

After an early breakfast, your guide will be there to take you for a half-day search of the chimpanzees.

You will also have a chance to see other primates including phoestes, red colobus monkeys, blue and red-tailed, and grey-cheeked Manga-bey.

The guide will drop you at the office headquarters. You will be briefed by the park rangers and hand you to the guide who will take you through the trek.

After spotting the chimpanzees you will be allowed to spend an hour with them in their natural life. Take as many pictures as possible. You have to ensure your camera flashlight is turned off!

After this experience, you will return to the starting point to meet up with your guide who will drop you back at the lodge, have lunch and check out.

You will embark on a six-hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest through Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will be able to spot some animals like elephants, Buffalos, among others.

You will arrive at a good hour for dinner, check into your lodge, refresh and have dinner and later overnight stay.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp
  • Buhoma lodge
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Rushanga Gorilla Camp
  • Gorilla Heights Lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 4 of 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

This is the critical day of our trip Gorilla Trekking. After breakfast, we assemble at the briefing ground of the park offices ready to receive the proceedings of the day, before being guided in the forest by the park ranger guide.

You will also be escorted by the touring police to protect you against any threat be it from forest Elephants, buffalos, and even wild Gorillas.

Trekking of the gorillas depends on how lucky you were on the family of the gorilla permit. There are various gorilla families in the forest and you will be assigned to one of them at the time of booking.

After spotting your gorilla family, you will be given an hour to spend with the family up close. Take memorable pictures to capture this amazing moment. After this, you will return to your lodge for an overnight dinner

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp
  • Buhoma lodge
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Rushanga Gorilla Camp
  • Gorilla Heights Lodge
  • Meal Plan: full board

Day 5 of 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari: Transfer from Bwindi to Entebbe and Fly-Out to Nairobi

The return journey to Kampala will be in the morning after breakfast, then Entebbe with lunch en-route with stopovers at Igongo cultural center to explore the lifestyle of the Ankole and Bahima.

Thereafter proceed to the Uganda equator before evening departure flight to Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Upon arrival at the airport (JKIA) our safari guide will be there to meet you to transfer you to a hotel. Later you will have dinner and overnight

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • The monarch hotel
  • Serene suites furnished studio apartments
  • Hilton hotel
  • Sagwe furnished apartments
  • Sarova Stanley
  • Jewel stone hotel
  • Kenya comfort hotel
  • Meal plan: full board
10 days Uganda Primates Tour

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Day 6: Transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

After an early breakfast, you will check out by around 8 am. Your guide-driver will be there to pick you for the safari.

Shortly after leaving Nairobi, you will begin your descent down the floor of the great rift valley, you will enjoy short photography stopovers at the viewing point where you can enjoy a stunning view of this geographical phenomenon.

Proceed further Naivasha, Gilgil, and Elementaita areas arriving at lake Nakuru and check-in in at your lodge freshen and have your lunch. This afternoon, you will enjoy game drives in the park and along the shores of the alkaline lake

You will enjoy a hot lunch at your lodge before taking an afternoon game drive along the shores of the lake to spot baboons, buffalo, lions, leopards, eland, waterbucks, and more. The popular pink-necked lesser flamingoes may be spotted here.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury: Nakuru Spa Lodge
  • Midrange: Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Budget: Sewala Lodge
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 7 of 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After an early breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National Reserve at 8 am, on arrival, check-in at your lodge; freshen up and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will begin your evening game drive around 3 pm, in search of the BIG 5 and several other animals and birds until late evening of around 7 pm.

While in for the game drive, you will get to capture these moments on the camera. You will head to your lodge, freshen up and go for dinner and later overnight stay.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury: Keekorok Lodge
  • Midrange: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Mara Springs Safari Lodge
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 8 And 9: Masai Mara National Reserve

Also known as the 8th wonders of the world; to fully witness the wonders of this mighty park, you will be required to wake up before dawn, for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise.

After a quick cup of coffee, you will head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal

Alternatively, you can escalate the moment of joy to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife.

Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari in order not to miss this breathtaking experience!

Your guide can also organize a visit to a traditional Masai village (Manyattas) where you can join the pastoral community and learn more about their unique culture.

During this visit, you can associate with the community natives freely and get to learn about their practices and beliefs.

Am sure this will leave you with a good understanding of their traditional lifestyle and insight into their myths and beliefs.

You will then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on-site before setting off

This park harbors over 95 mammals and 450 bird species including lions, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, gazelles, and topis. The annual wildebeest and zebra migration (over 2 million) from Serengeti also takes place here from June to October each year

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Luxury: Keekorok Lodge
  • Midrange: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Mara Springs Safari Lodge
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 10 of 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari: Maasai Mara/ Nairobi/ Departure

This day will start off with morning breakfast and after checking out; you will have a morning game drive as you exit the park.

Embark on a long road drive back to Nairobi. Special barbeque will be served at the famous carnivore restaurant followed by a transfer to the airport and back home.

End of the 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

Background Information of the 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

Maasai (Masai) Mara National Reserve

This is a vast game reserve in the semi-arid Narok County found in Kenya. It is contiguous with the Serengeti national park in the Mara region of Tanzania.

It is named in the honor of Maasai people who are the ancestral inhabitants of the area. Mara means spotted in maa, a Masai language.

Maasai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional wealth in wildlife and wildebeests immigration to and from Serengeti every year during the dry season from July to October.

This is commonly known as the Great Migration. A visit to the reserve is great adventure to undertake for cultural tour of one of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, the Maasai.

This noble tribe is one of the very few tribes we have retained most of their traditions. It has a team of traditional dancers who dance to their call-and – dance response singing and perhaps their most widely known dance is the damu or rather jumping dance.

You can get to join the dancing as these flexible male dancers jump higher and higher to the rhythms of the enchanting music accompanying their dancing strokes.

Masai Mara has several tourism activities among others, these are the hot air balloons over the reserve, safari drives, nature walk, bird watching, site seeing, guided bush walk and hiking.

One may choose to indulge in all of these activities or a few of these depending on their preference.

Lake Nakuru National Park Great Adventure of a lifetime on the 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

The Great Rift Valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches across the Middle East and Africa from Jordan to Mozambique.

The outstanding view, as you approach from Nairobi, is quite unbelievable. The ground unexpectedly disappears from under you, extending to thousands of kilometers in either direction.

An excellent starter to the Kenyan Rift Valley, it may appear as the most amazing part of this experience- as it sinks deeper to explore the lake system of the Rift

The Great Rift Valley Viewpoint is always a perfect place to stop by, stretch and take vivid pictures.

Here, you can watch the enthralling Rift Valley with its vast vegetation and the sun rays kissing the far and wide.

The stretching mountains in the vicinity meet the foreseeable edges of the land, giving the feeling of an abstract painting.

There are a number of lakes around the viewpoint and these are Baringo, Bagoria, Nakuru, Elementaita and Naivasha.

They are all unique and support a staggeringly large proportion of Kenya’s Wildlife. The saline Bagoria is sometimes home to huge flocks of the lesser flamingo and contains more true geysers than any other area of equal size in the world.

There a number of activities that can be performed while in this place such as hiking, trekking, game viewing, photography, guided walks around the crater lakes, picnic lunches, bird watching, golfing and community visits.

The Great Rift Valley is indeed a wonder of the world. It stretches from the Middle East and passes through Africa. It has great and vast chunk in East Africa, and it ends in Mozambique in the South.

Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Bwindi is derived from the Runyakitara word “mubwindi” and means “a place full of darkness” this name comes from the extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods.

The bamboo and thick ground cover of ferns, vines, and other plants growth severely hinder direct access on foot.

The forest is on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the Virunga Mountains

The forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth where half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas lives in its natural habitat jungle.

The forest has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage site for its biological significance!

The forest has been described as “riven by disputes and crosshatched by historical, political, biological boarders” by the researcher Craig Stanford, co-director of the park’s Jane Goodall Research center. In 1991, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was established

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Explore Uganda the pearl of Africa) on the 10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari

This park is located in the South Western Uganda. The Park is on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of the Virunga Mountains.

Composed of 321 square kilometers (124 square miles) of both Montane and lowland forest, it is accessible only by foot.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage site for its biological significance.

Species diversity is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for 120 mammal species, 348 bird species, 220 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species.

Floristically, the park is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 plant species of ferns.

The northern (low elevation) sector has many species of Guineo-congolian flora, including two endangered species, the brown mahogany and Brazzeia longipedicellata. In particular area shares in the high levels of Endemism to the Albertine Rift

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbill and turacos.

It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi Gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain Gorillas.

Habituated mountain gorilla groups are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and the Nkuringo in the Districts of Kanungu,Kabaale and Kisoro respectively all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority

Kibale Forest National Park

This is a national park in western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It occupies land area of 766 square kilometers (296 square miles) in size and located between altitudes of 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) to 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) in elevation.

Despite encompassing primary moist ever green forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes to contain both lowland and montane forests. In eastern Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest.

The park was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged forest reserve.

The park forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park. This adjoining of the parks creates a 180 kilometers (110 mi) wildlife corridor.

It is important eco-tourism and Safari destination, popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates

10 days Uganda Primates Tour & Kenya Wildlife Safari Inclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone call bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the Uganda safari
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