12 days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife safari
All inclusive 12 days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife safari life time safari to see primates, enjoy comprehensive game drives, Uganda scenery, with game viewing on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls NP, Lake Mburo – giraffe, elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, and leopard among others. Track the fast moving chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and the endangered Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. Enjoy canoes trekking on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi as well as the unique tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport – Kampala
You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Kampala fro your dinner and overnight. Mt Zion Hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, and Dinner.
DAY 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls “. Overnight and dinnerFort Murchison Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3. Murchison Falls National Park Safari
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodilesFort Murchison Lodge.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4. Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals and overnight Rweteera camp or Kibale forest camp
Day 5 Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Walk
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos. After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Rweteera camp or Kibale forest camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6. Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Engiri Game lodge or bush lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7. Queen Elizabeth National Park
Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates.Cinner and overnight at Engiri Game lodge or bush lodge.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8. Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Dinner and overnight at Trekkers Tarvan Cottages.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 9. Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track gorillas in Bwindi. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Dinner and overnight at Trekkers Tarvan Cottages.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 10. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. Evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing. Dinner and overnightat Lake Mburo Safari Lodge . Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 11. Lake Mburo National Park
Morning game drive in the Park which is an is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland , Warthogs ,buffalo and other Savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. The evening is spent on an evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing and relaxing at the Lodge observing game moving in the park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Mburo Safari Lodge .Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 12 . Lake Mburo-Entebbe Departure
After early breakfast, Drive back to Kampala with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch enroute before you drive to back to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up your evening flight back home. Meal Plan B-L End of Service
- Airport transfers – Transportation by a 4wd vehicle, Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary, Boat trips, One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance Park fees, Kibale Chimpanzee chimp Permits, Community visits, Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour Services of English speaking Driver/guide. Enroute lunches Game drives Bigodi Guided Nature Walk
- expenses of personal nature like: Visa
- tips to local guides
- porter fee while trekking
- personal insurance
- and tobacco.