10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

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10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Starts:- 30th Aug 8th Sept 2019

Overview of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari, Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Gorilla Tracking IN MGAHINGA NATIONAL PARK

Gorilla Tracking 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

This 10 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wildlife game drives coupled with amazing game scenery – the highlight of an African safari in Uganda. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Africa are carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Uganda has an increased number of Gorillas to a tune of 400 Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and more than ten (10) in Mgahinga thus possessing close to a half of the world population of these Species. All tourists that have an African gorilla trekking safari in Uganda have wished to have it again and again. Tracking gorillas can take from 2 – 8 hours depending on how far the gorillas are feeding or resting from. Once tracked, you are allowed to stay with these beautiful apes for only 1hr but every tourist that has trekked these gorillas has intimated that it is a worthwhile trek! Besides, gorilla trekking, the safari features wild game viewing including the Big five of land animals namely; lions, elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes and Leopard. The chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale forest is also incorporated.

Brief / Summary Itinerary of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Detailed Itinerary of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Day 1 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 30th Aug 2019: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport, meet our representative and then transfer to the Hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

Day 2 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 31st Aug 2019: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Ziwa Sanctuary

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 311km from Kampala about 5 hours’ drive excluding stops en route, You drive through impressive flat stretches of Nakasongora district before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km to Ziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos which are only found here in the whole of Uganda. You retreat from the activity, settle for lunch at Kabalega dinner and continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

Day 3 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 1st Sept 2019: Do morning game drive in northern Murchison & an afternoon Nile launch cruise with a hike to the top of the falls

The Nile Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park Uganda tour

Drive to the park’s northern section for a morning game drive offering impressive wild game viewing encounter.  The 3 – 4 activity takes you through the designated park tracks including Buligi, Queen, Albert and the entire delta area with possibilities of encountering the lions, elephants, Rothschild giraffes, Leopards, Jackson’s Hartebeest, waterbucks, Oribis, Kobs among others.  The open savannah grassland intercepted with scattered borasus palms also present a unique landscape worth viewing. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa jetty for afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. The 3 hour boat encounter opens you to the thrilling Nile waters in their relaxed flow as they join the Albert delta. The views of Hippos, Nile crocodile and shoebill stork might impress you along the adventure. Upon arriving on the bottom of the falls, you will embark on the hike to the top of the world’s powerful waterfall. The Nile River which is the longest in the world forces itself to pass through a less than 8m ravine before falling 43m below to what has been termed the devils cauldron forming a plume of spray marked by a thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow. During the hike, you will enjoy the sounds of the Nile as it splashes its head on the impermeable rocks that have stood in its way for centuries past. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

Day 4 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 2nd Sept 2019: Transfer to Kibale National Park. Whole day drive exploring the impressive countryside landscape of Uganda

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kibale National Park driving through impressive countryside landscapes of Hoima and Kagadi. You enjoy impressive views of the en route countryside. A lunch stop can be made in Hoima and you arrive in Fort Portal in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 5 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 3rd Sept 2019: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP, Bigodi wetland walk & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

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Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking which begins at 8am. The encounter commences with a briefing from the respective park rangers who will be your guides through the activity detailing the conduct of the exercise. After this, you head to the forest in search of the man’s closest relative. The dense forests of Kibale comprise of lush flora with mature trees marked with huge buttress and climbers, impressive bird species including the African Pitta, Afep Pigeon, Green-breasted Pitta, White-naped Pigeon, Red-chested Owlet, Crowned Eagle, Black Bee-eater, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Western Nicator, Little Greenbul, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot, Brown Illadopsis, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Collared Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dusky Crimsonwing, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Yellow Spotted Nicator, Black-eared Ground Thrush Little Green Bul and Abyssinian Ground-thrush among others. Apart from chimps, Kibale also supports other 12 Primate Species including the threatened red colobus with the highest population thriving in Kibale, the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed and blue monkeys, bush baby, olive baboon and potto which may be viewed  during the trek.

Finally you approach the common chimpanzees which have been fully habituated and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer to them and take pictures. Viewing them as they munch fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling, mating and making pant hooting calls may lure you into unforgettable excitement. You have hour availed to you to encounter these precious apes and you are free to take as many photos as you can. Retreat from the activity which tend to last 2 – 5 hours and get back to the starting point where you will rejoin your company safari guide, settle for your packed lunch after which 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 encounter and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP 157km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive with the views of  the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 6 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 4th Sept 2019: Do game drive in Kasenyi sector, an afternoon launch cruise along the 45km long Kazinga Channel & evening game drive along the channel track

The Launch Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to the rolling plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park with its extensive savannah grassland for amazing game viewing experience after breakfast. The drive through the Kasenyi tracks enables you to explore a range of game including the elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, water bucks, side stripped jackals among other species. The activity tends to last 3 – hours after which you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise starting at 2pm for Marasa and 3pm for UWA with the interval of 2hours to make a round trip for another turn. The encounter offers you opportunity of encountering the Nile crocodiles, the Hippos and water birds along the channel. The wild game also tends to come to the channel shores to quench their thirst. Retreat from that and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 7 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 5th Sept 2019: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions.

Embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions that tend to lie on fig tree branches overlooking their prey in the plains. Continue on the drive to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 8 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 6th Sept 2019: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, do an evening boat cruise & relaxation

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Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00am after which you embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails 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 life time thrill of a wild life adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange:   Lake Bunyonyi Rock-resort

Day 9 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 7th Sept 2019: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center en route & do evening game drive upon arrival

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 hours’ drive. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Centre before proceeding to enter the park through Sanga Gate. Do an evening game drive as you head to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Midrange: Rwakobo Rock

Day 10 of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda : 8th Sept 2019: Do morning walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park & transfer to Kampala. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe.

Uganda Equator

After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the country that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bush buck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, wart hogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in north sphere and the other remains in the south. It also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a remembrance for this safari in Uganda

End of the 10 Days Group Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Getting There

Price per Person for Different Numbers of People

Single Room Supplement$271
Number of people against price per person2 –
$2929
3 –
$2659
4 –
$2527
5 –
$2446
6 –
$2393

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit Uganda
  • Chimpanzee permit Kibale
  • Full board accommodation on Safari
  • Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Entebbe
  • Full time English speaking professional driver-guide
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van equipped with pop up roof suitable for touring and photography
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat fees Kazinga Channel, Murchison Falls & Lake Bunyonyi
  • Boat Bunyonyi
  • Fuel
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari.

General Safari Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Other Beverages/ drinks
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

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