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10 Days Uganda Safari with Gorillas

These 10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas is an idealist’s dream for all Savannahians and holidaymakers opting to see the Open Savannah with Africa’s game including Lions (Most travelers love the tree-climbing lions at Ishasha Sector), leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, African Elephants, Ugandan kobs, hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, African bush elephants, Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Baboons, warthogs, Hertbeests, Jackson Heart beasts, etc not forgetting the whirling hundreds of bird species such as the common hornbills, herons, and turacos.

Destinations to Visit: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison falls National Park, Kibale National Park-the home of Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park.

Highlights.

Day 1: Pick up from the Airport and Transfer to the guest house/ Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park via ZZiwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 3: Morning Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon boat cruise.

Day 10:  walking safari in Lake Mburo and drive to Kampala to end the Safari.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Pickup from the Airport and Transfer to the guest house/ Lodge.

Meet up with our guide who will warmly welcome you and drive you to your reserved Hotel in Kampala, before dinner, our guide will brief you about this 10-day Uganda Safari with Gorillas and chimpanzees. The next early morning we begin our adventurous safari outside the city to Uganda’s well-known destinations

Accommodation

Luxury: Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange: Acasia lodge

Budget: Dolphin Suites

 

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Early in the morning after your breakfast, our guide will pick you up in a safari Vehicle, Drive through the African Massaging roads to the northwestern Region of Uganda leaving out the hustle and bustle of the city, there is much to learn and fall in love on the countryside as you drive through the fascinating views fading off horizons having stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the adventurous on-foot Ziwa rhino tracking, a homage to one of the members of the Big Five, You will have an opportunity to get closer to them to have clearer views and photo moment and Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch, later drive to Murchison Falls National Park where you will drive to the top of the thunderous Murchison falls and later check in your lodge for  Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 3: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise

Wake up early morning, have your breakfast and transfer to this sprawling Savannah where Africa’s well-known hunters live, the early morning game drive will help us catch up with Savannah’s early risers, your guide will help you to spot elephants, lions, Roth child’s giraffe, cape buffalo, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, hartebeest, hyena and on a lucky day, you will see the leopard. The Savannah is also known for its dotted birdlife and a haven to more than 50 bird species that include the rare shoe-billed stork, cormorant, Budongo’s 59 “restricted-range” species, pelican bee-eater Goliath heron, dwarf kingfisher, Egyptian goose white-thighed hornbill and great blue turaco. Drive to the lodge for lunch as we prepare for the Evening insights.

The Evening hot sun awakens it, some become thirsty and parade nearby the watering Points whilst others hide off under the shade. We will begin with an afternoon Boat cruise upstream the calm meandering Victoria Nile to the bottom of the gushing Murchison falls, Halt for just a few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, the busking crocodiles, and over the 17 km stretch you may see elephants, Giraffes, waterbucks, and Uganda Kobs and many more.

Accommodation

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park.

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast, check out the lodge, have an early game drive with rewarding Opportunities to see what you could have missed the previous days, this is also a great chance to see the hyenas Coming out of dens, the early risers migrating to grazing grounds. Proceed with a road drive through the little towns and villages that showcase the African rhythm of life. check in to your preferred accommodation, relax and prepare for an evening nature walk in Bigodi sanctuary.

The evening Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp makes you fall in love with its un-fully discovered sweet places with rich biodiversity and a birders paradise, Bond yourself to the Communities around and learn their way of life. The swamp features a haven of other forest mammals such as bushbucks, sitatungas, and otters.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga Lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After an early breakfast you will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for the briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms that form part of its bio-diversity. The walk will reward you with other primates like Colobus monkeys, lhoestes, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps, retire back to the lodge for lunch, Check out and Proceed on the road drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is nestled between two lakes, George and Edward with the kazinga channel joining the two, its lush Savannah offers prime grazing ground for the African buffaloes, African elephants and various antelopes, the parks hosts over 600 bird species. Drive straight to the lodge check-in and go evening nature walks to explore the crater lakes. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation options.

Luxury: Elephant Plains lodge

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages.

 

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of leading Uganda’s Savannah destinations most visited by holidaymakers from all over the world, this is where the Well-known African Hunters live, the musketeers forming schools around shore banks, hundreds of ungulate grazing in the Open. After your breakfast, get on the Safari game drive to trace for the members of the big game before they disappear into thickets. The sprawling Savannah features other vistas inclusive of craters, Kazinga Channel known for its school of hippos busking on the shores, the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees are known for the tree-climbing lions who love hiding around targeting their prey, the most eaten Uganda kobs. Retire back to your lodge for lunch and a short relaxation as you prepare for the evening insights.

Later in the evening, Get on the 1 – 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, a haven for birds types, hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo and later go for another evening game drive through the Kasenyi trails well known for its big hunters of the park such as Lions, Leopard, Spotted hyenas and many others since the evening is their prime time to looking for their survival and expect to find them in action. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options.

Luxury: Elephant Plains lodge

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

 

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector.

After morning breakfast, Drive through the Ishasha sector famously known for the tree climbing lions, Proceed and Drive through the Kigezi highlands and the overlooking hills inhabited by the locals and the coffee plantations, proceed thru the hilly landscapes to cover about 3 hrs 40 mins to 4 hours before Penetrating the densely forested terrains of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Our gorilla permit shall determine our overnight lodging Option to catch up with the morning activities in the park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge.

Midrange: Bakiga Lodge.

Budget: Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

 

Day 8: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

After an early breakfast, carry your Packed lunch, head to the park headquarters for short briefing about the gorilla trekking guidelines, form up with other gorilla trekkers in a group of about 8 People, the thick verdict Jungle if full of challenging adventures and is only for those who are Physically fit. Along with the game ranger, track the gorillas through the walkable forest trails for about 2-4 hours till you encounter with the forest giants – the Mountain Gorillas. Spend 1 hour interacting with them and then retire back to the park headquarters where you will be awarded a certificate for Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. After the gorilla trek Experience, return to lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and lunch and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening canoeing.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Arcadia lodges

Midrange: Bunyonyi Echo Resort

Budget: Supreme Adventure Park.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon boat cruise.

After morning breakfast, check out the lodge, and prepare for a 5 hours road drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Agip Motel, later proceed and branch off the highway to the Park’s entrance point. Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s smallest Savannah National Park but with vast amenities that never fail to impress, just located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. Unlike other Parks, Lake Mburo is dotted by metamorphic rocks which date back more than 500 million years, and it’s the only park in Uganda where it is possible to do guided Nature walks. It’s only here and Kidepo Valley National Park that has Zebras, the other wildlife not to miss here is impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck, and over 350 bird species. The neighboring communities are occupied by the dominant Bahima (Ankole) tribe who are Cattle Keepers preferably the long-horned Cattle that tend to be a common sighting here.

After lunch, set out for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo to sight at the water-loving birds and the onshore dwellers, this will be a great hotspot for the school of Hippos, Buffaloes, warthogs, and tranquillity of Bird species. Retire back, have an overnight, Dinner, and sinner.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock

Budget: Mpogo Safari Lodge.

 

Day 10:  Walking safari in Lake Mburo and driving to Kampala to end the Safari.

Wake up early morning and catch up with the morning breeze, the game ranger will guide you in the park over a memorable Nature walk in the Open, Get on the horseback riding safari– a nature walk on horses for 2 hours in the park accompanied by an armed ranger, Ushering best chances to get close to the residents, the best spots to take photos at the Sunsets and catching up with the Savannah early risers. After this, check out the lodge and proceed on a 4 hours road drive to Kampala, have a stopping point at the Equator at Kayabwe for Photography, and also buy some crafts from the Craft Shops where you can buy yourself a souvenir. Later proceed to Kampala or head to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your flight.

 

Tour includes 10 Days Uganda Safari with Gorillas

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (on all days)

Tour excludes 10 Days Uganda Safari with Gorillas

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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