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12 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure Safari

This 12 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure takes you to Uganda’s best National Parks in the Pearl of Africa. This amazing safari covers Murchison falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Here, you will get a chance to sight the Big 5 animals (Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, and Buffaloes).   The thrilling activities are mainly game drive, boat cruise, cultural encounters, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking among other activities.

Safari destinations

Murchison Falls National Park

Known as the top destination for tourists due to the wonders in this park like rapid falls, 4 out of the big 5 animals etc. It is found in the western region of Uganda and covers districts like Masindi, Buliisa, Amuru, Pakwach, Kiryandongo and Nwoya. The park covers 3840 Sq. km and is the oldest national park in Uganda. This park is a home to 76 mammal species including 4 members of the big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo). You can also encounter Rhinos at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. Other animals to expect in this park include crocodiles, water bucks, giraffes, warthogs, Uganda kobs, hartebeest, Hippos, Bushbucks, Oribis, hyenas and various bird species like black bee eater, rare shoebill stork, weavers, grey crowned cranes, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black-headed lapwing, Red throated bee eater among others.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

After Murchison Falls National Park, you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park the 6th diverse national park in the world. It has beautiful features such as Kazinga Channel, Crater lakes, Savannah plains etc. On your mazing boat cruise, you will spot the highest concentration of hippos along the Kazinga channel and other mammals and cats not forgetting the famous tree climbing lions.  There are more than 600 bird species like grey crowned cranes, Martial eagle, shoebill, African green pigeon, handsome francolin, Nubian wood pecker, swamp flycatcher, African skimmer etc.

Kibale Forest National Park

You will then proceed to Kibale Forest National Park “primate’s capital” found in Kabarole district. It has about 13 primate species including monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees. The major activity here is chimpanzee trekking where you will explore the forest with the highest number of chimpanzees in Uganda. Some of the primates include colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, Olive baboons, Anubis baboons etc.  They are all for the exploration on this amazing trip. The park also harbors over 375 species of birds like African pied wagtail, Great blue turaco, Pin-tailed whydah, Slender-billed weaver, Tropical boubou etc.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The ultimate gorilla experience is where you will have the gorilla trekking. This is the epic of the adventure and you will explore the rare and endangered gorillas in their natural habitats. Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park a home to 54% of the world remaining mountain gorillas. The park has about 459 Mountain Gorillas with 21 habituated families living in all the sectors of the park which include Buhoma, Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Ruhija. You will spend a day tracking mountain gorillas, taking their pictures and enjoying their behavior however, you will have a chance to visit these amazing primates very close in their natural habitats and lastly you will visit the Batwa community and know their way of living.

Lake Mburo National Park

The Safari ends at Lake Mburo National Park one of the smallest parks in Uganda. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including Zebras, Impalas, buffaloes, bush pig, topi, crocodiles, elands, buffalos, oribi, waterbuck, leopard etc. Bird species like African Fin foot, pied kingfisher, bare faced go away, Red faced barbet, Greater painted snipe, Blue breasted kingfisher, striped kingfisher etc.  Here you will relax and enjoy the scenery. The Park’s topography and vegetation are made of falling and raising hillsides, rocky outcrops, open and wooden grassland, rich acacia tree valleys, forests, bushes and thickets together with permanent and seasonal swamps along the shores of the Lakes.

 

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kampala

Day 1 of 12 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure Safari will start with a pick up from Entebbe International Airport by Our professional driver guide from Mutanda Gorilla Tours who will meet and greet you. He will brief you about your 12 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & wildlife adventure Safari. He will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. You will relax and recover from your long hours of flight. Dinner and overnight Stay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Serena Hotel, Mid-Range: Latitude O Degrees, Budget: Victoria Mews Hotel

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park via Zziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking – Evening Game Drive

Rise up early morning for a hot breakfast and get ready to hit the road with your driver guide to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino Tracking. You will make a stopover in Ziwa, you will track white rhinos. This sanctuary is where you can sight rhinos at a close range in the presence of the ranger guide. But also you can see some antelopes, bush bucks, Uganda kobs, oribis, waterbucks and some bird species like Grey-Crowned Crane, Shoebill, African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, and Marabou Stork among other bird species can be sighted.  You will then proceed to your lodge to check in as you get ready for evening game drive.

Later, proceed for a Unique evening game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches which will enable you view the predators as they hunt like hyenas, leopards, lions, bush babies, hippos among others. Dinner and overnight Stay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budget: Red chilli Rest Camp

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 3:  Murchison Falls National Park – Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Boat Cruise

You will wake up early morning for a hot breakfast on this day and start game drive through different trails in the park like Buligi trail, Albert trail, Victoria trail and others where you will be able to spot animals like elephants, giraffes, warthogs, elands, Uganda cobs and big cats like lions and leopards. Buffaloes are also spotted in big numbers in this national park. After this game drive, you go back to the lodge for lunch as you get ready for the afternoon boat cruise.

Later in the afternoon, embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls. You will see the Nile crocodiles resting on the shores, giraffes, Bufaloes, herds of hippos while in water, bird species like the black bee eater, grey crowned crane, marabou stork and many others, you will have a view of the magnificent Murchison falls as it roars and pours its waters through a narrow gorge. The experience lasts for three hours. You will then return to your lodge for evening relaxation, dinner and overstay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budget: Red chilli Rest Camp

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drive – Hiking to the top of the falls and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

You will wake up early morning for a hot breakfast on the 4th Day of the 12 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure Safari. You will head out for a morning game drive in the park where you will spot different animals like elephants, Giraffes, warthogs, lions, Leopards, Buffaloes in both the savannah and forested part of Murchison falls.

After this experience, you will now hike to the top of the falls viewpoint to see, hear and feel the falls roaring. You will reach the breathtaking point where John Speke stood to affirm that Uganda is indeed the Pearl of Africa. You will hike at these falls and enjoy the stunning beauty of Uganda. Nature and animals as you contemplate the rapids of the amazing river Nile forcing in a 7 meters gorge falling more than 40 meters deep. You will return to your lodge for lunch and sign out.

After this amazing Adventure, you will embark on the journey to Kibale Forest National Park where you will arrive and check in your lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Isunga Safari Lodge, Budget: Rwetera Safari Park

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking full day

The Day will start with an early morning heavy breakfast and then you will proceed to the briefing point by your guide. This is where you will be told about the dos and don’ts before you start off your trekking journey. This briefing is done by the professional game rangers and they make sure that you get the best experience with the primates.

After the briefing, you will start off the trekking to look for chimpanzees in the forests. The Park has more than 13 primates. However you will also encounter other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, Olive baboons, L’Hoest’s monkeys. This exercise depends on where you find these primates because nature can be unpredictable in its own way. Upon finding them, you will spend one full hour with them. In the presence of the professional game ranger, you will have a lot to learn about their behaviors and way of Life. You will return to the lodge for lunch and get ready for the evening. After this trekking exercise, you will get back to your lodge for lunch and take a rest from the long distance fatigues. Then Take your dinner and enjoy the sounds of the forest.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Isunga Safari Lodge, Budget: Rwetera Safari Park

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Bigodi Swamp nature walk and Cultural Encounter.

Upon rising up in the morning, you will have a delicious breakfast thereafter you will take a guided walk in Bigodi swamp. This wet land is known to have the presence of different monkey species and baboons. You can even spot forest elephants as they sneak to the neighboring gardens from the forest. You will get back to your lodge for lunch and take a rest. In the evening, you will visit the local community and experience their traditional way of life. You can take part in their activities like brewing coffee (coffee experience) and also learn about cultures, food, different herbs and how they use them to treat different diseases. You will get back to your lodge for dinner and overnight Stay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Crater Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Isunga Safari Lodge, Budget: Rwetera Safari Park

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Evening Game drive

On the 7th day, you will have breakfast and check out of the accommodation. Then, meet your driver at the reception to start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is located in western Uganda. It is one of the most popular and diverse national parks in Uganda, and the game drive is a great way to experience the park’s wildlife and natural beauty.  The drive will take about 3-4 hours, and you will have an opportunity to enjoy the scenic view and definitely you will have stopovers along the way. On arrival, you will check in at your lodge and have lunch. Take some rest as you prepare for the evening game drive.

Later in the evening, you will head out for the evening game drive in the Kasenyi plains. During your game drive, you will spot animals like buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards and antelopes on lucky days. After your game drive, you will return to your lodge for dinner and Overnight Stay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Twin Lake Lodge, Budget: Pumba Cottages

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Wake up early in the morning and start your day with a heavy delicious breakfast after prepare for the morning game drive. The game drive takes place in Kasenyi plains where you will get an opportunity to see buffaloes, leopards, bush pigs, and some bird species like swamp flycatcher, Marital eagle, shoe bill, Black bee eaters etc. You will also get a chance to take photos of these animals. Thereafter you will get back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, while on the boat you will be able to sight animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks etc. and bird species like African Jacana, African skimmer, rare shoe bill etc. and other attractions of the park. After this experience, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Twin Lake Lodge, Budget: Pumba Cottages

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha sector for Tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Upon waking up in the morning, you will have a delicious breakfast then after check out from the lodge. You will start your journey to Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is famous because of the tree climbing lions and this attraction is eye catching hence leaving you satisfied with the activity There is no clear research to explain why they climb but some speculations show that they want to have better view of the prey or running away from the insects and other parasites. You will also search for topis, hyenas, monkeys, leopards, birds etc.

Thereafter, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located in the South West of Uganda in Kanungu District. You will enjoy the scenic landscape and the beautiful hills of Kigezi region. Upon arrival, you will check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp, Mid-Range: Silverback Lodge, Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Nature walk

You will wake up early in the morning and get your breakfast as you prepare for Gorilla trekking. After breakfast you will be driven to the starting point where you will be briefed by the Park rangers about the Do’s and don’ts. You will start this amazing journey in search of gorillas in their habitats. With the professional rangers, you will spend one full hour with these amazing primates called mountain Gorillas. You will learn a lot about their life and behaviors. This time can be the most rewarding of your safari. Gorillas stay in families and you will therefore have a chance to visit one of these families. As nature is unpredictable, you will look for these primates in the forest. Therefore, you can either find them earlier or later on your adventure. After the experience, you will return to your lodge for lunch and relaxation.

Later, you will head out for Nature walk that will provide relaxed opportunities to explore one of Uganda’s rainforests. Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park has several nature walk trails that you can follow during the guided nature walk such as Muyangwa waterfall trail in Buhoma sector, Rushura hill walk, Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, Ivi river trail etc.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp, Mid-Range: Silverback Lodge, Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Night Game drive

You will wake up early and have breakfast and then check out from the lodge and get on the journey to the Forest. Reach Lake Mburo National Park after a journey of 3-4 hours and check in to your lodge. Have lunch, and take a rest as you prepare for evening game drive.

Later in the night, you will go on a game drive where you will spot animals like giraffes, warthogs, impalas, elands and zebras among others. Lake Mburo has the highest concentration of zebras in all national parks. After the amazing game drive, you will go back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge, Mid-Range: Rwakobo Lodge, Budget: Hyena Hill Lodge

Meals Plans: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

 

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park – Boat cruise and Transfer to Entebbe International Airport or Hotel        

On this last day of the 12 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Adventure Safari. You will wake up early in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast as you get ready for another game drive. You will spot more animals in the park and this is a chance to catch a clip of those you might have missed on your previous evening. Then get ready for boat cruise on Lake Mburo. While on the boat cruise, you will spot different animals like buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and also birds on this cruise.

After this amazing experience, you will check out of the lodge. You will have lunch on the way as you get to Entebbe international airport or hotel as this marks the end of your 12 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & wildlife adventure Safari in Uganda.

 

INCLUSIONS
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Luxury accommodations for two nights on full board
  • English speaking guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Drinking water and fruits through out
EXCLUSIONS
  • International flights
  • Country entry Visa Fees
  • Alcoholic Drinks and soft drinks
  • Souvenir and gifts
  • Personal items and other purchases

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