10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari presents Mountain Gorilla trekking,Chimpanzee trekking, extensive wild game viewing and incredible scenery. The destinations featured include; Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport.

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10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari Detailed itinerary Safari

Day 1 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the Hotel

Upon landing at Entebbe International Airport, you are welcomed by our representative who will then transfer you to the Hotel

Accommodation: Budget: Airport Guesthouse Entebbe, Midrange / Standard:Boma Hotel Entebbe, Luxury / Up market:  Protea Hotel Entebbe

Day 2 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Murchison Falls NP, en route visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Set off for the drive to Murchison Falls National Park 311km approximately 5 hours’ drive excluding the stop at Ziwa. The Rhino trekking experience at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary lasts 2 hours marking your initial encounter with the Big five. Settle for hot lunch at Kabalega Dinner and continue to Murchison for overnight

Accommodation: Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard:  Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent, Luxury / Up market:Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Day 3 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive in northern Murchison, Nile launch cruise in the afternoon & hike to the top of the falls

Game Viewing Game Drive in Murchison Fall National Park & Afternoon Launch Cruise A Long Nile River

The northern sector of Murchison Falls National Park has a very open beautiful savannah landscape dotted with a myriad of wild game including the towering Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Leopards, Defassa waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Buffaloes, Kobs, Lions, Oribi and a range of bird species. The game drive starting at 7am lasts for 3 – 4-hour game drive. You return to the lodge for hot lunch or enjoy picnic lunch if you carried lunch box in the morning. At 2pm, the scheduled Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the falls departs Paraa Jetty offering opportunity to spot the Hippos, Nile crocodile, birds like shoebill stork and the wild game drinking on the river side. The adventure hike to the top of Murchison Falls NP offer exciting views of the world’s most powerful waterfall where the Nile River squeezes itself to pass through a less than 7m ravine before falling 43m below the Devil’s Cauldron forming a plume of spray with a thunderous roar and trademark rainbow. Meet your guide and vehicle at the top of the falls and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge, Midrange / Standard:  Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent, Luxury / Up market:Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Day 4 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Kibale National Park. Sightseeing of the countryside 

Depart the lodge after breakfast for the transfer to Kibale National Park 366km about 8 hours drive enjoying the countryside views of rural Uganda. You can enjoy packed lunch from the lodge en route or have late hot lunch in Fort Portal.

Accommodation: Budget:Isunga Lodge Kibale, Midrange / Standard:Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent, Luxury / Up market:   Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

Day 5 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Undertake Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np, afternoon Bigodi wetland walk & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

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Settle for breakfast and transfer to Kanyanchu tourism centre where briefing for Chimpanzee trekking starts at 08:00am. The activity is conducted by the park ranger guides with 2 – 5 hours in the forest but with one hour of actual Chimp viewing and photoshoots for purposes of Conservation. From the Chimp trek, enjoy your lunch after which you do Bigodi walk for 1 – 2 hours enjoying the birds sight possibilities including the Great Blue Turaco, swamp animals like Sitatunga and other primate species. This eco tour experience also captures the community way of life after which you transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP 157km about 3 hours’ drive. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains en route is rewarding to explore.

Accommodation: Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages, Midrange / Standard:Enganzi Game Lodge, Luxury / Up market:Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

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

 

The game drive starts at 7am where you will explore the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for 3 – 4 hours offering likely sights of Lions, Leopard, Buffalos, Elephants, spotted hyenas, Kobs, water bucks among others. Settle for lunch and in the afternoon, you take up Kazinga Channel launch cruise departing at 2pm for a period of 2 hours drive. The likely sights include; Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, wild game drinking water or hunting on the channel side and the range of birds. The evening game drive will be done along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages, Midrange / Standard:Enganzi Game Lodge, Luxury / Up market:Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Day 7 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Ishasha sector game drive en route for more wild game including tree climbing lions  

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 160km to Buhoma or 218km to Ruhija but an en route game drive will be made in Ishasha sector to gain chances of viewing the famous tree climbing lions along with other wild game.

Accommodation: Midrange / Budget:   Gorilla Mist Camp, Luxury / Up market:     Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 8 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Undertake Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, do an evening boat cruise & relaxation

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking starts at 8am with briefing at the respective park headquarter and is conducted by armed park ranger guides. The trek traverses hilly forested landscapes of Bwindi with dense vegetation, narrow valleys and steep slopes. The 2 – 8 hours trek depending on the gorilla group movement provides for one full hour with the Mountain Gorillas viewing them as they forage and socialize while taking amazing photos. From the activity, you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the scenic Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure. A canoe ride to explore this amazing lake with 29 Islands will also be organized.

Accommodation: Midrange / Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort, Luxury / Up market:Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 9 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park, enjoy lunch at Igongo & do an evening game drive upon arrival

Settle for relaxed breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 hours’ drive enjoying the views of the countryside rural areas and towns. Break the drive at Igongo for lunch – Ugandan cuisine after which you proceed to the park for an afternoon game viewing experience. The views of the savannah at the sun set is also amazing.

Accommodation: Budget: Eagles Nest Mburo, Midrange / Standard:    Rwakobo Rock, Luxury / Up market: Mihingo Lodge

Day 10 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Enjoy morning walking Safari in the moist savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo Np & transfer to Kampala. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabween route

Game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park starts at 7am enjoying the scenic walk through the moist savannah with likely good views of Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, waterbucks, Topis, Warthogs, Cape Buffalos among others. From the 2-hour activity, spend the time chilling at the lodge, settle for lunch and later transfer to Kampala / Entebbe. A stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe offers good photo shooting opportunities.

End of the 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Murchison

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Paraa Safari Lodge located on the banks of the River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park’s northern section. The lodge commenced operation in 1954 and presents Upmarket / Luxury accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

Kasenyi Safari Camp - accommodation in queen elizabeth np

Kasenyi Safari Camp is positioned on Lake Bunyampaka rim the Queen Elizabeth National Park presenting midrange / standard accommodation establishment within Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Kibale

Kyaninga Lodge - luxury accommodation in kibale np

Kyaninga Lodge is a luxury / upmarket accommodation establishment located in the backdrop of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains on the rim of Lake Kyaninga one of the myriad crater lakes in the area.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

Price per Person for Different Numbers of People

Budget Midrange Luxury
1 Pax 8233
2 Pax 6048
3 Pax 5321
4 Pax 4957
5 Pax 4739
6 Pax 4593
1 Pax 8673
2 Pax 6506
3 Pax 5785
4 Pax 5423
5 Pax 5207
6 Pax 5062
1 Pax 10154
2 Pax 8059
3 Pax 7362
4 Pax 7012
5 Pax 6803
6 Pax 6663
Single Supplement USD585 Single Supplement USD726 Single Supplement USD1128

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