11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari

11 Days Uganda safari

Chimps at Kibale National Park

The 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari is an exciting Uganda tour adventure that starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport. The safari features the prime wildlife safari destinations like Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park for wild game viewing, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Mountain Gorilla trekking and Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee habituation experience. The culture and heritage encounters are provided for in Kampala city, Bigodi eco-community and the Batwa people of Bwindi.

Uganda Safari Highlight of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda & transfer to the Hotel 

Day 2 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo Np, make a stop at the Equator crossing & do an evening game drive upon arrival. An optional Banyankole Community tour can be arranged 

Day 3 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game walking safari and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np. Sightseeing en route 

Day 4 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np and do an afternoon Batwa Community encounter

Day 5 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do Game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 6 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 7 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park, sightseeing of the Rwenzoris en route & visit the Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route 

Day 8 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 9 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Bigodi wetland walk & transfer back to Kampala. 

Day 10 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Kampala City tour

Day 11 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Departure at 14:50hrs

Detailed Uganda Safari Itinerary of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda & transfer to the Hotel 

Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main gateway to Uganda where you will find the company representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome. The amazing weather and brightening atmosphere on the shores of Lake Victoria give you a remarkable first impression of Uganda. After briefing about Uganda and the safari, you will connect to the respective hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange: Cassia Lodge

Budget: Nexus Resort Hotel

Day 2 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo Np, make a stop at the Equator crossing & do an evening game drive upon arrival. An optional Banyankole Community tour can be arranged 

After breakfast embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park Uganda in the south-west of Uganda departing your place of stay at 6:30 am. The drive to Lake Mburo National Park is 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive and you will break this journey after driving only 77km from Kampala at the Equator crossing Kayabwe which is a re-known site for photography since most of the travellers prefer taking pictures with one leg in one hemisphere and the other leg in a different hemisphere. There are also geographical experiments that can be carried out for the keen geographers to demonstrate the geographical separation of the north and southern hemispheres. You retreat from this break and continue on the drive to Lake Mburo Park Uganda. Upon arrival, you check-in at the lodge, settle for lunch and in the evening, you slope down to the park for an evening game drive exploring the impressive wild game sights and the views of the savannah at the sunset.

Accommodation
Luxury:
Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock

Budget: Eagles Nest Mburo

Day 3 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Morning game walking safari and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np. Sightseeing en route 

Connect to the park for an impressive wild game viewing on foot starting at 7 am and lasts for 2 hours. You explore the beautiful views of the savannah dotted with Acacia Species and with sections open grassland. The protruding rock Kopjes and Precambrian rocks that date back to 500 million years ago are rewarding to view also. The possible sights of wildlife including the Burchell’s Zebra, the Impala, Topis, the Deffasa Waterbuck, Bushbuck, warthog, the Rothschild giraffes and elands among other species can be explored on this morning encounter. Retreat from the activity and connect to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda, making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 33km from Lake Mburo NP after which you proceed to Bwindi welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands connecting to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 4 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np and do an afternoon Batwa Community encounter

Have breakfast then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00 am embark on the gorilla trek safari Uganda along the tracks within the impenetrable forest in search for these great mountain gorillas. The gorilla trekking might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a lifetime thrill of a wildlife adventure only Africa can offer you. After the activity, you connect back to the lodge for relaxation. In the afternoon, you embark on the Batwa community tour to explore their unique traditions and the way of life. These are former forest dwellers who survived on hunter-gather culture and are known to be among the last groups of short people on this planet.

Accommodation

Luxury:  Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 5 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda doing a game drive in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth Park Uganda named Ishasha well known for its tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector presents a remarkable encounter with the unique tree-climbing lions which are only existing in two spots in the whole world with Ishasha sector having the best viewing opportunities. After this encounter, you proceed to the northern side for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 6 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

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After breakfast at 6 am, drive to the savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a 3 – 4 hour morning game drive exploring the park’s rolling savannah landscapes dotted with counts of wild game including the big four of the big five like lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants, antelope species like waterbucks, Kobs, bushbucks among others, jackals among other wild game. The stretch to Kasenyi and the Mweya peninsular offers you the best of these. You settle for lunch at Tembo restaurant in the Mweya peninsular after which you gather at the Mweya jetty to embark on a thrilling boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel. The cruise takes 2 hours with possibilities of encountering the aquatic species such as Nile Crocodiles and Hippos not forgetting other wild game that tends to congregate on the channel shores to consume water.  Retreat from the activity and do a game drive along the channel track with in the Mweya peninsular to explore more game. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Mazike Valley Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget:  Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 7 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park, sightseeing of the Rwenzoris en route & visit the Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route 

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kibale National Park 157km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive enjoying the scenic views en route before making a stop in Kasese on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to explore the Ruboni Village to explore the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people that have lived on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past. They feature unique experiences including their way of life, the crops that they grow, livestock that they keep, their art and craft not forgetting impressive music dance and drama. You retreat from the encounter and continue on the drive to the Fort portal area for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:       Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 8 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Kyambura Game Reserve Chimpanzee trekking

Connect to Kanyanchu Tourism Center to catch up with briefing at 6 am and then head to the forest of Kibale on the Chimpanzee habituation experience. The Chimpanzee Habituation experience, unlike the chimpanzee safari Uganda, presents a magical encounter to spend the whole day with Chimpanzees as you explore them to forage, socialize, copulate, much fruit, patrol, make their impressive pant hooting calls from the time they leave their nests up to the time they build the new nests. It is a magical day in the forest exploring other forest wonders including the historical trees that are 55m tall and over 200 years old and the myriad of birds including the Kibale ground thrush that is endemic. You retreat from the activity at around 7 pm to connect back to the starting point and then to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Luxury:  Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Budget:       Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 9 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Do Bigodi wetland walk & transfer back to Kampala. 

After breakfast, you transfer to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary a famous successful community tourism initiative in the whole of Uganda presenting a magical walk in its communally controlled wetland with possible sights of 138 species of birds including the great blue turaco, the papyrus gonoleks and a range of hornbills. The sights of the swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope that is resident in the swamp may also be explored. The walk offers a touch of the community including the home of the traditional healer and an extension to the local school can also be arranged. The range of arts and crafts at the centre put together by local women offers you an impressive look of the local expertise. Retreat from the walk, and embark on the 326km drive about 7 hours back to Kampala.

 Accommodation

Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange: Cassia Lodge

Budget: Nexus Resort Hotel

Day 10 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Kampala City tour

After early morning breakfast, you will embark on the Kampala city tour and visit Kabaka/King of Buganda palace, Makerere University-the oldest university in East Africa, the Baha’i temple, Kasubi tombs, Owino market, Namugongo Uganda Martyrs shrine, Kibuli and Gadhafi mosque plus other attractions.

Accommodation

Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange: Cassia Lodge

Budget: Nexus Resort Hotel

Day 11 of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari: Departure 

Have a relaxed breakfast after which you transfer to Entebbe International Airport 40km about 1-hour drive from Kampala to catch up with the flight back home.

 End of the 11 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee & Uganda Wildlife Safari