12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari starts from Nairobi and features Maasai Mara National Reserve unlimited game drive, Lake Nakuru National Park game drive, Fort Portal crater lake hike, Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Habituation experience, Ruboni community tour, Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive and Kazinga channel boat safari, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi relaxation, Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park before ending in Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari
Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve & game drive

Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park & game drive

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Kampala Uganda via Malaba

Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area. Amabere Caves tour and Fort Portal Crater lake hike

Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruboni Community tour & afternoon game drive upon arrival

Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions & other wild game

Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & boat ride

Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands & Virunga Volcanoes

Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & transfer to Kigali

  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve & game drive

    The safari guide will pick you up from your place of stay in Nairobi and embark on the drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. You enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley at the view point and do an afternoon game drive upon arrival.

    Accommodation:

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Midrange / Standard: Mara Base Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

     

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Maasai Mara National Reserve features incredible landscapes with great wild game including the Big five namely; Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Elephants and Buffalos and the home to the Great Migration – an annual animal migration between Kenya and Tanzania involving Millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and thousands of Gazelles, other wild game such as Cheetah, Hyenas, Impala, Hartebeests among others. The game drive will be undertaken in the morning and afternoon or choose to carry lunch box and spend the whole day in the wilderness.

    Accommodation:

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Midrange / Standard: Mara Base Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park & game drive

    After breakfast, transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and upon arrival, you check in and settle for lunch. In the afternoon, you enjoy a game drive and birding experience exploring the great counts of Flamingos, Rothschild Giraffe, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Zebras among others. Extend to the baboon cliff for amazing sightseeing encounter.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Flamingo Hill Camp

    Midrange / Standard: Lake Nakuru Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Kampala Uganda via Malaba

    After breakfast, depart for Kampala crossing at Malaba boarder post. Enjoy the scenic landscapes of Eastern Uganda and cross the famous River Nile – world’s longest River

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Speke Resort Munyonyo

    Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area. Amabere Caves tour and Fort Portal Crater lake hike

    Depart the hotel at 7am after breakfast for 300km approximately 5 hours transfer exploring the scenic countryside landscapes including Mubende Inselbergs and the Fort Portal Tea estates. Hot lunch in Fort Portal and later embark on adventure hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field for amazing sightseeing experience of various crater hollows and lakes and Rwenzori mountains at a distance. You as well tour the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru for cultural encounters. Proceed to Kibale for overnight

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

    Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

    Chimpanzee Habituation starts at 6am from Kanyanchu Tourism Centre heading to the forest to search for Chimpanzees and spend the whole day with them – the process of habituation that makes them get used with human beings. It’s a great time seeing them as they forage, hunt, patrol, make pant-hooting calls, jump between tree branches along with other behaviors. The activity ends at 7pm when they construct nests for overnight but you are at liberty to cut it short of you feel satisfied.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

    Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruboni Community tour & afternoon game drive upon arrival

    Depart the lodge at 8am after breakfast for the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive excluding the time spent in Ruboni community en route. Visit the Ruboni Community en route on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to learn about the traditions of the Bakonzo people that have inhabited these slopes for over 300 years past. Visit their gardens, Black smith and homestead. From the activity, enjoy lunch in Kasese and proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP for afternoon game drive.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

    Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours. Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

    Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions & other wild game

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a 1.5 – 2-hour game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & boat ride

    Embark on the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gathering at the assembly point for the respective headquarters at 7:30am for briefing and eventual start of the Gorilla trek. Bwindi is marked with steep slopes and narrow valleys all covered with dense vegetation that has earned it the name – Impenetrable. During the gorilla trek, you explore these amazing landscapes before coming across the Mountain Gorillas noted to be critically endangered world over as they forage, play among other behaviors for a period of one hour. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours. From the activity, you slope down to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the scenic Kigezi Highlands famously known as the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure. A canoe ride will be undertaken to explore the amazing beauty of Lake Bunyonyi with its 29 Islands.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands & Virunga Volcanoes

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and later transfer to Kisoro / Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 80km about 2 hours’ drive amidst the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands and the overlooking Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Travelers Rest Kisoro

    Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & transfer to Kigali

    Engage in golden monkey trekking experience departing Ntebeko visitor center at 8am. You traverse the slopes of Mount Gahinga – one of the eight (8) Virunga volcanoes in the Bamboo zone exploring these monkey species with golden patch as they jump in the trees, play and forage for a period of one hour. The entire trek lasts about 4 hours after which you transfer to Kigali enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides en route.

    End of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari starts from Nairobi and features Maasai Mara National Reserve unlimited game drive, Lake Nakuru National Park game drive, Fort Portal crater lake hike, Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Habituation experience, Ruboni community tour, Queen Elizabeth National Park game drive and Kazinga channel boat safari, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi relaxation, Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park before ending in Kigali.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari
Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve & game drive

Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park & game drive

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Kampala Uganda via Malaba

Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area. Amabere Caves tour and Fort Portal Crater lake hike

Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruboni Community tour & afternoon game drive upon arrival

Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions & other wild game

Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & boat ride

Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands & Virunga Volcanoes

Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & transfer to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve & game drive

    The safari guide will pick you up from your place of stay in Nairobi and embark on the drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve. You enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley at the view point and do an afternoon game drive upon arrival.

    Accommodation:

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Midrange / Standard: Mara Base Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

     

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Maasai Mara National Reserve features incredible landscapes with great wild game including the Big five namely; Lions, Leopard, Rhino, Elephants and Buffalos and the home to the Great Migration – an annual animal migration between Kenya and Tanzania involving Millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of Zebras and thousands of Gazelles, other wild game such as Cheetah, Hyenas, Impala, Hartebeests among others. The game drive will be undertaken in the morning and afternoon or choose to carry lunch box and spend the whole day in the wilderness.

    Accommodation:

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Midrange / Standard: Mara Base Camp

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park & game drive

    After breakfast, transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park and upon arrival, you check in and settle for lunch. In the afternoon, you enjoy a game drive and birding experience exploring the great counts of Flamingos, Rothschild Giraffe, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Zebras among others. Extend to the baboon cliff for amazing sightseeing encounter.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Flamingo Hill Camp

    Midrange / Standard: Lake Nakuru Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Kampala Uganda via Malaba

    After breakfast, depart for Kampala crossing at Malaba boarder post. Enjoy the scenic landscapes of Eastern Uganda and cross the famous River Nile – world’s longest River

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Speke Resort Munyonyo

    Midrange / Standard: Cassia Lodge

    Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

  • Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park / Fort Portal Area. Amabere Caves tour and Fort Portal Crater lake hike

    Depart the hotel at 7am after breakfast for 300km approximately 5 hours transfer exploring the scenic countryside landscapes including Mubende Inselbergs and the Fort Portal Tea estates. Hot lunch in Fort Portal and later embark on adventure hike to the Fort Portal Crater lake field for amazing sightseeing experience of various crater hollows and lakes and Rwenzori mountains at a distance. You as well tour the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru for cultural encounters. Proceed to Kibale for overnight

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

    Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

    Chimpanzee Habituation starts at 6am from Kanyanchu Tourism Centre heading to the forest to search for Chimpanzees and spend the whole day with them – the process of habituation that makes them get used with human beings. It’s a great time seeing them as they forage, hunt, patrol, make pant-hooting calls, jump between tree branches along with other behaviors. The activity ends at 7pm when they construct nests for overnight but you are at liberty to cut it short of you feel satisfied.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

    Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ruboni Community tour & afternoon game drive upon arrival

    Depart the lodge at 8am after breakfast for the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive excluding the time spent in Ruboni community en route. Visit the Ruboni Community en route on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to learn about the traditions of the Bakonzo people that have inhabited these slopes for over 300 years past. Visit their gardens, Black smith and homestead. From the activity, enjoy lunch in Kasese and proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP for afternoon game drive.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

    Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours. Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

    Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions & other wild game

    After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You undertake a 1.5 – 2-hour game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game. The Ishasha is one of the only two places in the world where tree climbing lions can be encountered. They tend to lie in fig tree branches in the day time. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange:   Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & boat ride

    Embark on the Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park gathering at the assembly point for the respective headquarters at 7:30am for briefing and eventual start of the Gorilla trek. Bwindi is marked with steep slopes and narrow valleys all covered with dense vegetation that has earned it the name – Impenetrable. During the gorilla trek, you explore these amazing landscapes before coming across the Mountain Gorillas noted to be critically endangered world over as they forage, play among other behaviors for a period of one hour. The gorilla trek lasts 2 – 8 hours. From the activity, you slope down to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the scenic Kigezi Highlands famously known as the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure. A canoe ride will be undertaken to explore the amazing beauty of Lake Bunyonyi with its 29 Islands.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

    Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands & Virunga Volcanoes

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and later transfer to Kisoro / Mgahinga Gorilla National Park 80km about 2 hours’ drive amidst the incredible views of Kigezi Highlands and the overlooking Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Travelers Rest Kisoro

    Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge

    Meal Plan: Full Board

  • Day 12 of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari: Do Golden Monkey trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & transfer to Kigali

    Engage in golden monkey trekking experience departing Ntebeko visitor center at 8am. You traverse the slopes of Mount Gahinga – one of the eight (8) Virunga volcanoes in the Bamboo zone exploring these monkey species with golden patch as they jump in the trees, play and forage for a period of one hour. The entire trek lasts about 4 hours after which you transfer to Kigali enjoying the views of Rwandan hillsides en route.

    End of the 12 Days Uganda Kenya Primate & Wildlife Safari

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