15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya Safari are a perfect safari holiday in Uganda and Kenya taking about 2 weeks in the wild. While in Uganda, you will visit the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. This package gives you the best opportunities of meeting the endangered chimpanzees as compared to any other primate conservation area. It also features visiting Queen Elizabeth national park as the only savannah national park on the trip for a wildlife experience where you encounter the lions in the lion tracking experience and also view other animals during the game drives. Gorilla trekking is the main highlight of this safari for Wild Mountain gorillas are the most sought primates in the world given that they can only be found East and Central Africa in countries including Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Uganda has the highest population of these creatures in Bwindi forest national park. Kibale forest national park is Africa’s best chimpanzee trekking destination with guaranteed best views of the chimpanzees and other 12 existing primates in the park. It is also a home to 138 species of birds, 250 tree species and 60 species of forest wildlife including forest elephants, bushbucks, warthogs, giant forest hogs and buffaloes.

15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya

Gorilla In Bwindi Forest National Park

This combined 6 days in the amazing Kenya is comprised of Lake Nakuru national park,  Masai Mara national reserve and Amboseli national park which is home to the savannah elephants. You will track the Big five and the wildebeest migration on the Masai Mara and other incredible animals such as the giraffes, Cheetahs, and Zebras. The Crescent Island in Lake Naivasha is one of the best wildlife adventure also known as Naivasha’s best kept secret. 

15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kampala City 
  • Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
  • Day 3: Gorilla Trekking experience.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park and Ishasha game drive
  • Day 5: Game Drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kibale national park and nature walk experience
  • Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Entebbe 
  • Day 8: Fly to Kisumu and transfer to Nakuru national park 
  • Day 9: Full day Nakuru national park 
  • Day 10: Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve via Crescent Island tour in Lake Naivasha 
  • Day 11: Full day wildlife experience Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 12: Another day in Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 13: Transfer to Amboseli national park
  • Day 14: Full day wildlife experience 
  • Day 15: Transfer to Nairobi – Departure 
  • Day 14: Transfer to Nairobi City 
  • Day 15: Departure

Detailed 15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be met by your 15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya driver Guide who will drive you to your booked hotel in Kampala. Dinner and overnight stay in Fairway Hotel/Serena Kampala Hotel/Forest Cottages 

After breakfast, you will be welcomed by Your 15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya guide who will then transfer to Bwindi national park. It’s an 8-9 hours’ drive with en-route lunch and stop at the Uganda Equator. Proceed to Bwindi forest at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Mahogany Springs Hotel

Have breakfast and transfer you to park offices for briefing about Mountain Gorilla trekking by a local guide. The time taken is usually between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. Meeting the gorillas unexpectedly is one of the most captivating lifetime experiences. You will have a chance to observe and take pictures at a very close range. You will observe adults feeding and groaning among themselves. After an hour with the long-awaited gorillas, your guide and rangers will lead you back to the starting point where your driver will readily be waiting to transfer you back to the lodge for a restful eveningHave dinner and overnight stay as lodge above

After having breakfast early morning, connect and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park-a home to the tree-climbing lions. This is a 4 to 5 hours journey with a stopover lunch via the Ishasha sector. Arrive in the park in the early afternoon and have lunch in Ishasha where you will also enjoy a game drive in the area finding the tree-climbing lions and other available animals. Thereafter drive to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay at Parkview Safari lodge/Kyambura Gorge Lodge/Pumba Safari Cottages 

On Day 5 of 15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya, Go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you will spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes, impala, among others, and a lot of birds, and a good day leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relax a bit and enjoy your lunch.

Connect for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will get an opportunity to see a number of bird species, elephants and buffaloes, hippos, and crocodiles. The Kazinga channel is known to have the highest concentration of hippos. Retreat from the boat trip in the evening and check-in your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay as a lodge as above

Wake up and enjoy your breakfast, meet your guide and transfer to fort portal town. It’s a 3-4 hours’ drive a lunch break in Fort portal town. Visit the Amabere caves and waterfalls then connect to Bigodi swamp for a nature walk experience. This is one of the best places to see the different primates species that cannot be seen when trekking chimpanzees in Kibale forest.  It takes about 2-3 hours depending on what is available to see. This is also a place for birds where bird lovers must visit. Thereafter, proceed to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay Chimpanzee guesthouse mid-range/Kyaninga Lodge/Isunga Lodge 

After breakfast at the lodge, meet your driver to drive to Kibale national park. Have early lunch then connect to the park headquarters for your afternoon chimpanzee trekking experience; you will be briefed by the park officials thereafter enter the forest for your chimpanzee trekking. The search takes about 2-5 hours depending on the location of the chimps. On seeing the chimpanzees, you will be granted 1 hour in their presence. Drive out of the park and connect to back to Kampala. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive via Mityana road. You will connect to your hotel close to Entebbe airport. Dinner and overnight stay at Best Western Garden Hotel

Depending on your flight time, you will have breakfast and be dropped at Entebbe airport for your flight to Masai Mara, departing from 12:15 pm to 13:15 pm. You will be met by your Kenyan guide and transfer to Lake Nakuru national park. You will have en-route late lunch then proceed to a 3-4 hours’ drive to the park. Dinner and overnight stay Ziwa Bush Lodge

Wake up early, enjoy breakfast and connect for an early morning game drive to explore more of the park’s beauty. During the game drive, spot animals like lions, leopards, hyenas, and different antelope species. Later afternoon drive to Lake Nakuru and enjoy the views of huge numbers of flamingo birds on the lake shores and other bird species. In addition to the birdlife of the park, explore the park’s wildlife spotting animals like the black and white rhinos, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, and zebras. Before nightfall return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Ziwa Bush Lodge

After very early, have breakfast and transfer to Masai Mara national reserve en-route for about 2-3 hours’ at the crescent island in Lake Naivasha to find some of the interesting animals. After lunch, proceed to Masai Mara national reserve which is along the floor of the magnificent rift valley for unlimited game drive and land of the Masai people. Proceed to your lodge for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay at AA Lodge Masai Mara – Mid-range option  

After breakfast, full day in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents, The Masai Mara plains are full of wildebeest during migration season early July to end September, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle are regularly seen, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, and bat-eared foxes. The black rhino is a little shy and hard to spot but is often seen at a distance if you are lucky. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River as are very large Nile crocodiles, which lay in wait for a meal as the wildebeest cross on their annual quest to find new pastures. Later Meals and overnight at lodge as above

After breakfast, enjoy another day in Masai Mara search of its popular residents. After the full day game drive with packed lunch and with an evening game drive in the plains, return to the lodge in the evening with great memories of the wildlife. Dinner and overnight at lodge as above

You will be meant by your guide after breakfast, you will set off your journey to Amboseli national park located in the southern part of Kenya. It’s a 7-8 hours’ drive from Masai Mara to Amboseli national park with en-route lunch. 

Upon arrival, visit the observation hill that gives you an overall view of the whole park especially the swamp and some animals. In the evening, the clouds are usually vividly giving you chances of viewing the snow-capped dome of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in Africa. As your return to the lodge, enjoy an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Kibo Safari Camp/Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Have breakfast and explore Amboseli national park. This park is a home of the famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to the savannah elephants. Among other wildlife species include; the lions, cheetah, leopards, wildebeests, buffaloes, monkeys families and rare bird species. Spend your morning and afternoon on game drives also visiting the swamp below observation hill that hosts many elephants, hippos and a variety of water fowls like Pelican and Egyptian goose. Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge as above

After breakfast, drive out of the park to return to Nairobi. It’s a 4-5 hours’ drive with lunch break in Nairobi city. Depending on your departure flight back home, you wait for your flight after check-in at the airport for your onward flight back home or be dropped at your desired location in Nairobi. 

End of the 15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya Wildlife Safari

15 Days Uganda Primates & Kenya Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (For non-residents).
  • 1 Gorilla Permits
  • Chimps permits
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day).
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed increases in taxes and/or park fees.

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