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10 Days 9 Nights
Max People : 33
Tour Details

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest

Day 4: Kibale Forest- Morning Chimpanzee trekking

Day 5: Game dive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

Day 6: Morning and afternoon game drives in Ishasha

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10: Return to Kampala

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
What to Expect

Our 10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas is an idealist’s dream for all Savannah and holiday makers opting to see the Open Savannah with Africa’s game including Lions (Most travelers love the tree climbing lions at Ishasha Sector), leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, African Elephants, Ugandan kobs, hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, African bush elephants, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Baboons, warthogs, Hertbeests, Jackson Heart beasts etc not forgetting the whirling hundreds of bird species such as the common hornbills, herons and turacos.

Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive from Kampala in the morning with your guide to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s largest park and home to 451 bird species and 76 mammal species. Your eyes will be fed with lots of sightings along the way as you will enjoy a bottle of drinking water. Have a number of stops in Masindi for lunch and also at the top of the waterfalls.

There is nothing as thrilling as watching the River Nile make its way a 8 m crevice and dropping nearly 45 meters below as it continues with its course. Due to the great power of the falls, you will realize that the ground here is actually shaking; this is very impressive as a rainbow is also found. There after continue to your lodge and check in, have dinner and an overnight stay.
Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options; Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury), Fort Murchison/Pakuba Safari Lodge(Mid-range), Heritage Safari Lodge(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 2Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat cruise

On this day, you will have a tasty breakfast and set out for a game drive. The tour guide will leadyou to the finest places to easily see the animals. You will certainly enjoy Ugandas true wilderness as you will be taking the best pictures that will be unforgettable on this safari. The thrill will be seeing lions, lioness plus their cubs together with other wild animals such as elephants plus giraffes moving, buffaloes and antelopes grazing in the savannah.

Head back to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some rest as you prepare for the afternoon Nile boat cruise. On the boat you will have a great time on the Victoria Nile, the boat takes you to the bottom of the falls. You will observe various animals like elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, water bucks and also birds such as the storks, fish eagle among others. While at the bottom of the falls you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfalls. Return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Options; Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury), Fort Murchison/Pakuba Safari Lodge(Mid-range) /Heritage Safari Lodge(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest; you will take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fortportal town and continue as you will have great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge. You could go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination: Kibale National Park

Accommodation Options: Luxury Ndali lodge/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/ (Mid Range) Chimpanzee Guest House /Chimp nest lodge / Rweteera Safari Park Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 4Kibale Forest- Morning Chimpanzee trekking

Get up so early for breakfast and head to the park, where you will be brief and later start off with Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Kibale forest is among the charming places well-known for different primates and several crater lakes within Uganda.

In the morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment. These chimps are also exciting and this very close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience on your trip. After lunch you will drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Have a delicious dinner and night rest.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/ (Luxury), Bush lodge/Irungu Forest Safari Lodge / The Baboon Safari Resort (Mid-range), Mweya Hostels/Bush lodge in Tents(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 5Game dive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

Enjoy your breakfast and set out for a game drive through the Kasenyi track and other tracks where you have a chance to observe different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes and if lucky enough leopards together with amazing beautiful bird species. Queen Elizabeth has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, forests and over 600 bird species which live in the park.

With this, its scenery is spectacular with crater lakes like Nyamunuka and various shrubs and forests. Later head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel; this is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, water bucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for a night rest and dinner.

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/Katara lodge/ (Luxury), Bush lodge/Irungu Forest Safari Lodge / The Baboon Safari Resort (Mid-range), Mweya Hostels/Bush lodge in Tents(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 6Morning and afternoon game drives in Ishasha

After breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National park for your morning game drive. Ishasha is popular for tree climbing lions and chances of seeing them climbing depends on your luck of the day. Ishasha has other animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many othere. You may also drive to River Ishasha to see the border of Uganda and Democratice republic of Congo. Return to the Lodge for Lunch and then evening game drive in Ishasha. for dinner and overnight

Destination: Ishasha Sector of climbing lions

at Lodging: Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Luxury) Topi Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast transfer Bwindi via the Ishasha sector as you will have a chance to observe tree-climbing lions in the wild. Bwindi National Park is home to over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 27 frog species among others and covering an area of 331 sq km. Have lunch en route and continue with your journey combined with amazing and spectacular views of banana, tea plantations and the overall green vegetation of the area. On reaching the park check in at lodge of preference. Have dinner and overnight stay as you wait n the big day for gorilla tracking.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/Silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 8Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

After a cup of tea, head to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the dos and donts while in the park with gorillas.

After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants. Only 1 hour is permitted to trekkers while with the gorillas. Make sure you carry packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, walking sticks for those who are not so fit.

Later return to the lodge and relax. In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that has lived in the forest for many years, enjoy traditional dances from them. Head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/Silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 9 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, which is approximately a 6 to 7 hours drive. You will go through the outstanding scenery in Kabale which is a combination of terraced hills, forests, banana plantations among others. Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Lake Mburo which is home to over 332 bird species, sitting on an area of 371 sq km.

A number of animals made it their home such as Zebras, impalas, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes, and reedbucks among others. Upon arrival, you will have a boat cruise on the lake where your eyes will be fed with lots of wonders like the birds, crocodiles, hippos, zebras among others. Have dinner and a night rest.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation options; Mihingo lodge(Luxury)/Rwakobo lodge(Mid-range)/Rwonyo Rest Camp(Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 10Transfer back to Kampala

As you come to the end of this adventurous safari, you will have breakfast and leave for an early game drive. There you will see numerous zebras, Impalas, warthogs and antelopes living in their many natural habitats.
A good camera is a must have which in this instance offers you better pictures of Ugandas true wilderness.Proceed with your journey to Kampala, with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator to take photos hence arriving in Kampala in the evening or if your flight is on the same day, you will be transferred to Entebbe for your flight back home.
Destination: Kampala
Accommodations: no

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