15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

15 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and features Mountain Gorilla Trekking/Habituation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, extensive wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. The Uganda safari also features great sightseeing experience of countryside landscapes.

Safari Highlight of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kitgum. Track Southern White Rhino en route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Day 3 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park & do an afternoon game drive

Day 4 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 5 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP. Enjoy the scenic views of northern Uganda landscapes

Day 6 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive in northern Murchison, an afternoon Nile boat safari & hike to the top of the falls

Day 7 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison & transfer to Lake Albert Lodge. Visit the traditional fishing communities at Lake Albert, sightseeing of the Albertine rift valley and the blue Mountains of Congo en route and bush dinner at the lodge

Day 8 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Fort Portal Area (Kibale National Park). Visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Day 9 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Undertake Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kibale Forest National Park & Bigodi wetland walk

Day 10 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route & evening game drive upon arrival

Day 11 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do wildlife tour / game drive/game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 12 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions.

Day 13 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and boat cruise

Day 14 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural centre & do an evening game drive upon arrival

Day 15 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do a morning game walk in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer back Entebbe

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

Day 1 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: 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 overnight

Accommodation

Midrange: Boma Hotel Entebbe

Day 2 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kitgum. Track Southern White Rhino en route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

Depart from the hotel at 6:30am after breakfast for the transfer to Gulu. Enjoy the sights of flat landscapes of Nakasongora before making a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for 2-hour Rhino trekking experience to mark the beginning of the Big five experience. From this activity, you proceed on the drive to Gulu for overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: African roots Guesthouse Gulu

Day 3 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park & do an afternoon game drive

Widlife Safaris in Uganda

Following breakfast, embark on the drive to Kidepo Valley National Park driving through impressive landscapes of Karamoja including the settlement pattern and nature itself. You arrive in the park early for lunch after which you embark on an afternoon game drive exploring the park’s impressive landscapes dotted with magical wild game including Zebras, lions, Giraffes, Cheetah, Buffalo, elephant among other wildlife. The afternoon offers you close sight for wildlife as it converges on the water points. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari tent

Day 4 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Unlimited game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

After an early cup of coffee / tea at your respective lodge, embark on the impressive game viewing experience in the rolling savannah plains of Kidepo Valley National Park Uganda. The Kidepo’s impressive landscapes supports counts of wild game including the lions, elephants, Buffaloes, Rothschild giraffes, greater and lesser kudu, cheetah, eland, leopard, and black-backed and side-striped jackals, spotted hyena, Burchell’s zebra, warthog, bush pig, bushbuck, Defassa waterbuck, bush duiker, Bohor reedbuck, oribi and Jackson’s hartebeest. The drive through the Narus Valleys offers you possibility of encountering such wildlife while the stretch to Kidepo valley exposes you the beautiful sand river which tends to be dry in the dry season and the views of the Ostrich which exists only here in the whole of Uganda.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge – Safari tent

Day 5 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP. Enjoy the scenic views of northern Uganda landscapes

Embark on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda passing through impressive landscapes of northern Uganda former dwelling place for the Lord’s Resistance Army headed by Joseph Kony. You are taken back to imagine the horror that happened in this part of the country by viewing the war ruins and the people themselves some with no lips and others with no ears. You drive past Kitgum, Gulu and eventually arrive in Murchison Falls Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Day 6 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do morning game drive in northern Murchison, an afternoon Nile boat safari & hike to the top of the falls

After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometre stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hornbills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of the spectacular fall where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself to fall 43m down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Day 7 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Another game drive in Murchison & transfer to Lake Albert Lodge. Visit the traditional fishing communities at Lake Albert, sightseeing of the Albertine rift valley and the Blue Mountains of Congo en route and bush dinner at the lodge

After breakfast, do more game drive in Murchison Falls National Park for broader wild game viewing possibilities. After which you set off for the drive to Lake Albert exploring the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko and then enjoying amazing scenic views of Albertine rift valley flats and escarpments not forgetting the blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling bush dinner under the tropical stars.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Lake Albert Lodge

Day 8 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Fort Portal Area (Kibale National Park). Visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field

Settle for a relaxed breakfast after which you connect to Fort Portal Area where Kibale National Park is located. You enjoy the countryside views en route and settle for lunch in Fort portal town. In the afternoon, you visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from any of the encounters and transfer to Kibale National Park Uganda for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 9 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Undertake Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kibale Forest National Park & Bigodi wetland walk 

Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking which begins at 8 am. 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. 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 the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

Day 10 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Visit Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route & evening game drive upon arrival

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth 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 Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda for an afternoon game drive exploring the impressive landscapes of Queen with the beautiful views of the savannah at the sunset after which you retire for relaxation dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 11 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do wildlife tour / game drive / game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Drive to the rolling plains of Queen Elizabeth 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, waterbucks, 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 2 pm 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 12 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions.

 Embark on the drive to Bwindi Forest 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 13 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and boat cruise

Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00 am after which you embark on the Uganda Uganda along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trek safari Uganda 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 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 Uganda in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Midrange: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 14 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural centre & do an 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 15 of the 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari: Do a morning game walk in Lake Mburo National Park, lunch at the lodge and transfer back Entebbe for the flight departure

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, Bushbuck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, warthogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. Retreat from the activity, chill at the lodge till lunchtime and after which you embark on the transfer to Entebbe 280km about 5 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in the 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 15 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Safari Tour, Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

No of Pax Rate pp in US Dollars
2 Pax $3933
3 Pax $3555
4 Pax $3365
5 Pax $3252
6 Pax $3176
7 Pax $3158
8 Pax $3118
Single Room Supplement $395

Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit Uganda. From July 1st 2020, a top of $100pp will be required
  • Chimpanzee permit Kibale. From July 1st 2020, a top of $50pp will be required
  • 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
  • Ranger fees Kidepo
  • Bottled water while on safari.

Exclusions

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