A vintage way of Exploring Uganda through this 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees

Overview of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & chimpanzees

Wildlife in Virunga national park

Wildlife in Virunga national park

This 8 days Uganda wildlife safari takes you on an amazing Uganda tour adventure as you explore some of Uganda’s best safari destinations. This 8 days Uganda wildlife safaris kicks off with a relaxing but rather a delightful Kampala city tour which takes through the sights and sounds of Kampala to give you a close encounter with the world’s friendliest and happiest humans. From Kampala, this Uganda safari tour adventure continues to Kidepo valley national park which lies about 600km from Kampala or a 14-hour drive. While in Kidepo Valley National Park savour the magical encounter of a wide variety of some of Africa’s finest wild mammals such as the Burchell zebras, Rothchild giraffes and also some if not all the 4out of the 5 Africa big game that Kidepo their home. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and undertake another thrilling series of game drive in this park coupled with a forever to remember boat cruise to the bottom of the world’s strongest waterfalls.  Did you know that Uganda is referred to as the home of primates? Well, this long Uganda wildlife safari will just definitely answer this question for you with ease since you are gifted with an opportunity to encounter numerous primate species as you indulge in a heartwarming Uganda chimpanzee safari experience during your visit to The Primate Capital Of The WorldKibale forest National park Uganda.

Highlights of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees

Enjoy a Kampala city for the whole day

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Transfer to Kitgum for an overnight stay en-route to Kidepo valley park

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Make your way to Kidepo and engage in an evening game drive

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: indulge in a morning game drive and an evening cultural encounter with the Karamajongs

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: transfer to Murchison falls national park and have an evening game drive here

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: engage in a morning and evening game drive

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees:  transfer to Kibale national park and engage in an evening nature walk in Bigodi wetlands

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees:  A morning chimpanzee trekking and transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees

6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls

6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Kidepo Valley Park & Murchison falls

Day 1 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: This day is met to welcome to the magical Pearl of Africa on this wonderful 8 days visit Uganda experience. It involves you waking up at around 7:00am and enjoy a wonderfully and freshly brewed cup of coffee using the aromatic proudly Ugandan homegrown Arabica coffee from the fertile soils of Elgon mountain in the eastern part of this country which you should really plan to visit next time you get a chance to visit Uganda again because of the several attractions here such as the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet the sipi falls which can be toured in a 1 day sipi falls safari. This really aromatic coffee is served with a wide array of freshly barked bites that will make you smile for a bit as you taste them out. Expect to be picked up at 8: 00 am by none other than our experienced guide using any of our wide fleet of safari cars which include 4×4 safari minibus for hire in Uganda/ 4×4 safari land cruiser for hire in Uganda / 4×4 safari jeeps for hire in Uganda or 4×4 coaster for hire in Uganda. Embark on this 1-day Kampala city tour that sees you visit several attractions around the city. Start of this Kampala day tour with a visit to the oldest royal tombs in the east and central Africa the Kasubi tombs and these are a burial site to 4 kings of Buganda. These tombs were constructed in 1884 by then King of Buganda Kabaka Mutesa I. proceed to the parliament of Buganda kingdom called Bulange Mengo and have a lecture about the history of this great Kingdom that existed for over 6 centuries now. Visit the royal palace to the King of Buganda then take a lunch break. After this break visit the downtown area of Kampala and this takes you to the heart of Uganda’s transportation sector which the Old and New Taxi parks. If you come from a country where the definition of a taxi is a small sedan cub that is hired by 1-2 people to take them to a desired place, well brace for a cultural shock because in Uganda, our definition of a taxi is quite a story to tell and there is no better way to tell it than living the story which will happen when you visit these 2 taxi parks. Climax this Kampala city tour with a visit to the largest open-air market place in east Africa, Owino market and if you have been looking for a good pair of second-hand jeans on jumper or even food, this is the place for you to be as anything and everything in Uganda is sold in this market and at the best rate than anywhere else in Kampala. Return to your already prebooked lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Wake up early in the morning and ready yourself for a tour Uganda wild road transfer to Kitgum. This Uganda tours adventure lasts between 7-8 hours and while it lasts, it’s absolutely magical as you get to enjoy splendid views of Uganda’s lush green landscape as well as the incredibly thrilling road stops along the way. These begin with a stop in Luwero at a roadside fresh fruit market to so that you can replenish your energy levels from an assortment of fresh, sweet and juicy Ugandan fruits that are purely organic. Proceed with your safari Uganda journey to Ziwa rhino sanctuary while at this sanctuary, you an opportunity to meet one of the 5 big Africa game- the rhinos as this sanctuary is home to 27 of these land grants. As you search for the rhinos here, don’t miss out on the various bird species that are found here.  After a fascinating encounter with the rhinos, transfer to Kabalega dinners to enjoy a sumptuous hot exotic meal before proceeding with the rest of your journey to Kitgum where you will have dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Enjoy an early morning breakfast then continue with your short Uganda wildlife safari to Kidepo. This journey lasts between 4-5 hours and while it lasts its spectacular as you get to see Uganda’s landscape. Making it to the Kidepo valley gate leads ushers you into the wonderful scenery of Kidepo Valley National Park and now expect to see of the inhabitants of Kidepo showing themselves to you as a gesture of welcoming you to their home on your way to the lodge. Have a nicely prepared lunch and also have a drink to keep you cool from the usually hot temperatures of Kidepo Park. In the evening, start off you Uganda safari game drive that takes you on an amazing adventure in Kidepo Valley National Park. During this game-drive, expect to encounter some wild animals like Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Hippos, Lions, Burchell Zebras, Giraffes and many more. During this very game drive, you can still take time off and indulge in a mini birding adventure as you get to see several of the bird species that roam the savanna plains of Kidepo Valley National Park.

4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

4 Days Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari

Day 4 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: The fourth day of this Uganda safaris is a spectacle which you have to savour every moment of it. Kick-off the day with a nice breakfast and savor the breathtaking Kidepo sunrise which is incomparable to any other you have seen before. Transfer to the kidepo’s Narus valley wilderness which is a hotbed for various wild mammals which flock the Narus river to have a drink and graze to the fresh and succulent pastures here. This grants you an opportunity to numerous wild mammals such as Burchell zebras, cheetahs, leopards, lions cape buffaloes, greater and lesser kudus, giraffes, African bush elephants and hippos. As you enjoy this game drive, also have your pair of binoculars ready as you might need to zoom in on the various bird species that you may cross paths with several of the 475bird species that exit here. After 2-3 hours of exploring the untamed wilderness of Murchison falls park, return to the lodge for lunch. As the hot temperatures of Kidepo wind down in the evening, get into the van and transfer to one of the Karamajong communities for an epic Uganda cultural safari experience. On arrival here, you are in for a thrilling Karamajong welcome frenzy which comes with traditional Karamajong music and dances and when the rhythm of this high jumping and foot-stamping dance gets to your inner core, feel free to join these locals and groove to this African beat. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast checkout of the lodge and embark on a 7-8 hour drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy a mini-game drive en route to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: Day 6 kicks off with an amazing breakfast treat at the lodge which is aimed at giving you a lot of energy for the day’s activities ahead. Kick-off this eventful day on this 6 days Uganda safaris tours with a morning game drive following several game-drive tracks in Murchison falls in search of the wild mammals that dwell in this tropical savanna paradise. During this game-drive expect to encounter wild animals such as Burchell zebras, cheetahs, leopards, lions cape buffaloes, Jackson hartebeest, giraffes, African bush elephants and hippos. After 2-3 hours of traversing Murchison falls park wilderness, return to the lodge and relax as you wait for lunch to be served. After this lunch transfer to the Paara jetty for a fascinating boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. During this cruise, take to the upper deck and have 360 views of this part of Murchison falls wilderness. Expect to have dramatic encounters with wild water dwellers such as the hippos, the prehistoric Nile crocodiles that have hardly evolved for over 50 million years. As you enjoy this cruise, look out for the Nyamusika cliffs which habituate thousands of various bird species such as red-throated bee-eaters, swallowtails kingfishers and many more. As you draw close to the falls, you will be welcomed by a thundering roar of the falls as the water plunges itself a whopping 43 meters below a cliff. Get off the boat and hike to the top of the falls where you will be ushered into the real beauty of Murchison falls as you get to see its true tenacity as you see millions of gallons of water squeezing through a narrow gorge of about 8 meters before plummeting 43 meters below a cliff.

3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

Day 7 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: wake up early in the morning and enjoy a relaxing breakfast checkout of the lodge and embark on a road adventure to Kibale national park which is located 311kms away taking about 6-7 hours to complete. As you engage in this journey enjoy the breathtaking views of the Congo blue mountains that will be visible at certain points of this journey. on arrival to fort portal, have a lunch break then transfer to Bigodi wetlands for a really fascinating nature walk that gives you an opportunity to engage in a thrilling Uganda bird watching safari experience with several of the 350 bird species in Kibale up for sighting. The epitome of this Uganda birding tour in Bigodi will be catching sight of the Great blue turaco. Don’t miss out on several of the primate species that will give you a warm-up for tomorrow’s big deal which is a truly remarkable chimpanzee trek in Bigodi wetlands. After about 2-3 hours of exploring this pristine piece of nature, transfer to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Mountain Of The Moon, Nyaika Fort Hotel

Mid-range: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Chimpanzee Nest Lodge Rwenzori View Guest Camp

Budget: Kibale Guest Cottages, Kibale Forest Camp, Rweetera Safari Camp

Day 8 of the 8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Chimpanzees: This is the final day of this safaris Uganda and its only fair that we close of this safari in Uganda a top-notch experience and that’s an epic chimpanzee trekking safari. This commences with an early morning breakfast then transfer to the Kibale Forest National Park centre where you engage in a short Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari briefing which is aimed at acquainting you with all the necessary rules and regulations for your own safety at that of the wild apes while on this magical chimpanzee trekking tour in Uganda. When you are done, you get assigned to a particular ranger to guide on this Uganda wildlife safari walk of faith into the jungle as you track down the chimpanzees. As you track these humans of the wild on this short Uganda wildlife tour, you can also take note of other spectacular creatures of the wild that you may come across on your Uganda wildlife safari hike to the chimpanzee. After the chimpanzee encounter return to the lodge and where you get to have lunch, checkout and embark on a road transfer back to Kampala.

In order for you to truly appreciate and understand that Uganda is really the home of primates, you would need to make your way down to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National park Uganda where you have a chance to engage in a gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience. Yes, Uganda is home to these great apes and many tour operators in Uganda have come up with numerous Uganda gorilla tour packages that come in both short gorilla safaris Uganda and long Uganda gorilla tours. Some of the Uganda safari companies that offer these packages include Prime safaris and tours ltd and also Wild Gorilla  Safaris