12 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

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Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari - Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Tracking - Rwanda

12 Days Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari Adventure

The biggest highlight of the Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari is the gorilla trekking adventure through the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Just imagine being surrounded by a family of wild gorillas. A huge silverback can pass in front of you, just a few steps away. Wide-eyed babies pound on their chests trying to practice looking tough, but then their playful nature takes over as they pounce on each other and tumble down the hill in a rolling ball of black fur.

It is humbling and an honour to spend time with these peaceful creatures. Wild, but at the same time, looking in their eyes, you can sense their gentle side, the side that shares over 98% of the same DNA humans have.

Apart from Uganda gorillas as the highlight of this safari, the tour spins you with excellent wildlife viewing and unforgettable wildlife encounters through the “Peral of Africa”.  This unique budget and private wildlife safari in Uganda, will expose you to major Africa wildlife safari experiences chimpanzee tracking, Uganda cultural encounter, hikes, beautiful scenery, game drives for 4 of the big fives and boat cruise adventures that will excite and definitely meet your bucket list. All the Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari activities will take place in multiple parks like Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park through central, western and southern Uganda.

  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe,
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

Tour Itinerary

Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

You shall be warmly welcomed by our guide upon arrival at Entebbe international airport and driven to Entebbe/Kampala for an overnight stay, however some activities may be suggested at a cost in case time allows between arrival and dinner time depending on the clients preference. Dinner and overnight stay at Airport guest house.

Accommodation: Airport Guest House
Meals & Drinks: Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Fort portal

Start off the Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari second day by having an early morning breakfast and after head southwest of Uganda for Kibale national park, which is approximately a 5 hour drive while enjoying the scenic view of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley during your travel. On reaching the beautiful town of Fort portal, you shall indulge on a city tour, visiting caves, cultural site like the breasts of Nyinamwiru traditionally known as “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru” and even hike to the crater lakes. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Chimp view guest house or Kibale forest camp.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk at Bigodi

After enjoying a delightful breakfast, head to Kibale national park headquarters for briefing about chimpanzee tracking and then slope into the forest looking for chimpanzees while there, you shall be able to view primates like chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, the bush baby among other primates and their other ways of living. Enjoy your packed lunch and after go for a swamp walk in bigodi wetland sanctuary where you shall see other primates like baboons, grey checked mangabeys, red tailed monkeys, the wetland also has beautiful flora and fauna with about 138 bird species. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Chimp view guest house or Kibale forest camp.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Evening game drive

Wake-up call from the beautiful sounds of birds in the park, and prepare for another Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari road trip through the beautiful Western Uganda. Enjoy an early morning breakfast and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park with famous wildlife like hippos, buffaloes, elephants, kobs, a number of bird species not forgetting the famous tree climbing lions spotted clinging on old fig trees within the Ishasha sector. Have a mouth watering lunch at the lodge and later have an evening game drive. Refresh and after enjoy your dinner and an overnight stay at the Bush lodge.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 5: Game drive and afternoon launch cruise at Kazinga channel

Wake up to a hearty wildlife safari breakfast and head for a game drive. The park supports 4 of the big five that is; lion, leopard, elephant and buffaloes besides that there are spotted hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kobs, warthogs not forgetting birds most of which are found in the Albertan rift valley. The park also has the highest bio-diversity rating in the world from savannah to rain forest, later have lunch and head to mweya for a jetty boat cruise in the afternoon at kazinga channel a habitat to Nile crocodiles, hippos, bird species among others. This is one of the most preferred activities because it gives you a great view of the birds and mammals. Kazinga channel connects lakes Edward and George as well as acting as the drinking point for numerous animals in the park. Have dinner and an overnight stay at the Bush lodge.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 6: Game drive within Ishasha for the Tree climbing lions

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and set off to the Ishasha sector home of the popular tree climbing lions, another major highlight of the Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari. You shall first stop over to the lodge for a mouth watering lunch, check-in and hope the safari van for an afternoon game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Spend time enjoying the view of the park and the lions clinging on the fig trees, later dinner and overnight stay at the river lodge.

Accommodation: At the River Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park

Enjoy a warm breakfast and have a game en-route in the Ishasha sector in search of the tree climbing lions (Optional) this will give you such an amazing experience as you can see the tree climbing lions hanging on the old fig trees. Other animals like the kobs, elephant’s buffaloes among others may be spotted, later head to Bwindi Impenetrable national park have lunch upon reaching the lodge, relax and have personal time, later dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 8: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari package moment you’ve been waiting for. After your delicious breakfast with packed lunch, you shall go for briefing at the park head quarters about gorilla trekking, after hike into the forest in search of the fascinating mountain gorillas. Get a chance to look at their deep rare eyes, the way they feed among other interesting things about the ancient apes that are endangered in the world. Uganda Gorilla trekking can take up to 8 hours depending on the kind of weather and where the Uganda gorillas are at that particular time. Bwindi features a minimum of 400 gorillas in which 12 gorilla groups are habituated for trekking, there are 4 regions from which one can trek that is; Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo, and Rushaga. Have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi famously known as “The little Switzerland of Africa”

After breakfast you shall have a scenic view of Kabale and feel the cool temperatures during transfer to lake Bunyonyi, the cool temperatures have awarded this area as the Switzerland of Africa because of its resemblance to the Swiss Alps, have lunch at the lodge and go for canoeing on lake Bunyonyi the second larva dammed lake in Africa with 29 small islands. The lake is completely free from Bilharzias and has numerous bird species like the black rump button-quail, cattle egrets, pink-backed pelican, papyrus gonolek and so much more. Have dinner and an overnight stay at Bunyonyi view gorilla packers.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi View Gorilla Packers
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Wake up to a beautiful morning and a treat to delicious breakfast, after embark on a journey to Lake Mburo national park passing through the impressive landscape of South-Western Uganda into the dyeing hours of the Uganda gorillas and wildlife safari trip.  The park is famous for large population of zebras, dickers, bush bucks and band antelopes, a variety of forest bird species can also be viewed during the game drive, nature walk and boat cruise. You shall have lunch and a tour to the museum for more exclusive information about the ankole people. Dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo rock lodge.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 11: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast and lets go for the morning game drive. The landscape is beautiful and exposes you to beautiful animals like zebras, antelopes and also other bird species then go the lodge for a yummy lunch then head back to the park and enjoy the boat cruise as well as aquatic animals. Dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo rock lodge.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock Lodge
Meals & Drinks: All meals included

End of the Uganda gorillas & wildlife safari trip.

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
  • Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD with gasoline/fuel,
  • Mineral water in the vehicle,
  • Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
  • Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
  • All Park Entrance Fees,
  • Securing Gorilla Tracking Permits-once (*prices as shown separately).
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
EXCLUDED IN PACKAGE
  • International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
  • Ugandan Entry Visa Fees
  • International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
  • Items of personal nature such us Room service,
  • Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
  • Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,
  • Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,
  • International Airport Departure Taxes,
  • Optional activities unless specified as included,
  • Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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