10 Days
10 Days Wildlife, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari
Uganda

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


Game Drive.

Gorilla Trekking.

Boat Cruise.

Chimpanze Trekking.

Horse Riding.

Night Fires.

TOUR OVERVIEW

This 10 Day wildlife, gorilla and chimpanzee Uganda safari that will take you to Murchison Falls National Park popularly known for having the world’s most powerful waterfall that emits large volumes of water about 300 cubic meters per second, you will have a game drive and launch trip at the bottom of the falls optional is a hike to the top of the falls. Continue to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking, head to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drive and launch trip along the Kazinga channel. You will then conclude your safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park for an encounter with the rare Mountain Gorillas before returning to Kampala.

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe Airport, meet and greet with your driver guide thereafter you will be transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala for an overnight.

 

Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park

After your morning breakfast, start with your journey to Murchison falls National Park passing through traditional homesteads of Luwero, have a stopover lunch in Masindi, proceed on to Murchison falls passing through Budongo forest, and enter the park through Kichombanyobo gate. You can take a visit to the top of the falls and thereafter continue to your accommodation late in the evening. Check-in, relax, have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

 

Day 3: Game Drive & Launch Trip at the Bottom of the fall – Murchison Falls National Park

After your breakfast in the morning, you will then drive to the northern section of the park crossing with a ferry for the early morning game drive. You will drive across the savannah, along Lake Albert Delta to search for wildlife like elephants, Lions, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, there will be warthogs, hyenas, so many savannah bird species. Before midday, you will be through and return to the lodge to wait for your lunch. In the afternoon, after your lunch, you will go for a 2-hour launch cruise along the Victoria Nile and this takes up to the bottom of the falls. During this boat ride, you can expect to see animals like the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, among along the Nile river Banks and in the water. You can also opt to hike up to the top of the falls which will be at an extra cost or return with the boat to where you started from and then drive back to your lodge.

 

Day 4: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

After your morning breakfast, you depart Murchison Falls and head to Kibale national park a home of chimpanzees. The drive is almost eight hours but will provide you with some stunning views as you pass through small African villages and banana plantations. The lovely town of Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for the many tea plantations. You will reach the lodge late in the evening, check in, relax have dinner and overnight at the booked lodge.

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking- Kibale Forest National Park

Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp trekking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa with over 13 primate species. Transfer to the starting point for a briefing before you go out to look for the chimpanzees. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others.

 

Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your morning breakfast, meet the driver and start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Kasese, with the spectacular view over the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side and the green valley on the left. On arrival you can do a afternoon game drive on your way to the accommodation in the middle of the national park and have a chance to spot wild animals like; waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife. Later in the evening check in you lodge, relax have dinner and an overnight.

 

Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Launch Trip along Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive and on this drive; you will have a chance to view different wild animals like; – lions, buffaloes, elephants, Ugandan Kobs and many more. Return later in the afternoon for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 8: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking. You will drive to the south part of the Bwindi forest, via Kisoro. This takes 6 to 7 hours and you will reach in the evening therefore; you will have a lunch stopover. Check in your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking- Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest National Park

After an early morning breakfast walk to the park headquarters for briefing and later follow the gorilla trail. It normally takes between 2 to 6 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. However, when you meet them you are allowed to spend 1hr seeing how they feed their babies, play nest. You will later on be transferred to your lodge, relax and have diner.

 

Day 10: Drive back to Kampala

After your breakfast, you can still be relaxing at the lodge, enjoy some optional activities and later you will be transferred back to Kampala, passing via Mbarara and having a stopover at Igongo culture for lunch, visit the Equator. You will then proceed with your journey reaching in Kampala in the late evening.

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