13 days Great Wildlife Primates Safari

13 days, 12 nights We visit 5 national parks to see wildlife, primates, birds.

Uganda Safari Highlights
Gorilla safari in Bwindi forest national park, Chimpanzees and primates in Kibale Forest. Swamp birds in bigodi wetland. Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tree climbing lions in Ishasha.
Day 1 Arrival in Entebbe. 
13 days great wildlife primates safari with arrival at Entebbe International Airport where a representative from Steady safaris will meet, greet, and assist you before taking you to your overnight hotel in Kampala.
Cassia Lodge
No Meals

Day 2: From Kampala to Ziwa rhino sanctuary, Murchison falls national park
6:30 am depart for Ziwa rhino sanctuary found 170 km (105 miles).
11:00 am track southern white rhinoceros
1:00 pm have lunch at the Kabalega dinners
3:45 pm enter the pack, visit the Murchison falls
Budget: Fort Murchison tents
Mid-range: Pakuba Safari lodge
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3 Murchison falls morning game drive and afternoon boat ride
This day early in the morning we go for the game drive we great chances of spotting lions, elephants, leopard, various species of antelopes, and giraffes. In the afternoon we have the impressive boat safari trip on the Victoria Nile to see the Murchison Falls. Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, African buffalo, African elephants, and many birds are among the expected.
Budget: Fort Murchison tents
Mid-range: Pakuba Safari lodge
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 4 Morning game drive and afternoon game drive
More time in the park for game drive morning and evening
Budget: Fort Murchison tents
Mid-range: Pakuba Safari lodge
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 5 travel to Kibale Forest
Early morning departure for the journey to Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert, on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rain-forest.
Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages
Mid-range: Crater safari lodge
Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 6 Track chimpanzee morning with bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon
At 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also, 10 other primates can be seen!! The park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community-based project)
Budget: Kibale Guest Cottage
Mid-range: Crater safari lodge
Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 7 Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal, we reach at around midday in time for lunch at either Bush Lodge/Mweya Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon, we will make a game drive.
Budget: Bush lodge
Mid-range: Ihamba safari lodge
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 8 Explore Queen Elizabeth national park
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants, etc. You will go lion tracking in the morning during your game drive which will end at about 11:30 am and then drive to Mweya safari lodge for lunch. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals on the side of the Kazinga channel. It is believed that the Kazinga channel has more hippopotamus than any other water body in the world.
Budget: Bush lodge
Mid-range: Ihamba safari lodge
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 9 Explore Queen Elizabeth - South Ishasha area
After breakfast, you go to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking. The walk is about 2 to 3 hours and it is not very challenging.
With all this done we drive to the Ishasha sector for another game viewing safari including searching for tree-climbing lions.
Budget: Ishasha River Ntungwe Camp
Mid-range: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Luxury: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 10 To Bwindi forest national park
Go for another morning game drive before we continue to Bwindi forest national park.
Budget: Bakiga Lodge
Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp
Luxury: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge

Day 11 Gorilla tracking
Enjoy gorilla tracking today this is how the day starts;
6:30 am start breakfast until 7:15 am.
7:30 am depart the lodge for the area office where dancers will be performing local dance. Here clients watch the dancers while their passports are being registered.
8:00 am attending a short briefing on the gorilla tracking process, get grouped, get assigned a tracking group/family.
8:30 am start the gorilla tracking walking into the forest or taking a drive to the starting point where the tracking begins.
You will head out with your packed lunch, plenty of drinking water in your backpack.
2:00 pm you will be back and you will be very exhausted. We meet you and bring you to your accommodation for cleaning up and rest.

Day 12 Travel to Lake Mburo national
We depart Bwindi for another small national park called Lake Mburo where we arrive early evening.
Budget: Mburo Eagle’s Nest Camp
Mid-range: Rwakobo Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Mantana Luxury tented Camp

Day 13 to Entebbe
Morning walking safari, return to the lodge for cleaning up and have an early lunch before we depart for the airport. To end the 13 days

What is Included
Safari Jeep with comprehensive insurance, lodge on full board, driver/guide and armed rangers in the parks when required, all fees for the excursions-activities as stated above, all park entrance fees, accommodation as stated based on rates, gorilla permits, chimpanzee permits

Not Included
Flights domestic and international
Travel Insurance
Tips $20 per person per day
Activities not included in the Itinerary
Items of personal nature such as phone calls
Second gorilla permit on day 4 value $700 

1. Travelers are supposed to reach Entebbe on the tour starting the day before 8 am and leaving from the same airport at the end of the tour after 8 pm.
2. If these times can't be respected then 1 or 2 days should be calculated for the overnight in Kampala.
3. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to see chimpanzees.
4. Kibale National Park offers small walks of 1 or 2 hours followed by creative activities.
5. Gorilla trekking is not allowed to anyone under 15 years of age.
6. Prices for private safari. No extra passengers added.
7. All prices are VAT included.
8. Prices are in United States dollars.
9. Gorilla permits are available booking at least 3 months before the departure date.

Terms and conditions
1. At the moment of booking a deposit of 40% of the total amount is due.
2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to not accept bookings made less than 60 days prior to the date of departure.
4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as canceled.
6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to the departure date of the tour, a full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, a refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
7. Gorilla permits are non-refundable. 

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