Uganda Safari- 10 Days Incredible Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimps Tour

    Discover Uganda’s most beautiful parks, from the visitors that have booked our 10 days incredible, they testify as the best Uganda tourist circuit enabling them encounter the rarest of the rare in the Africa jungles including The Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena among other not forgetting the greatest primates including the Chimpanzees and the Gorillas

     

    Day 1: Kampala- Ziwa Rhinos, Murchison Falls


     
    Today drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls “.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Baker's Lodge /   Paraa Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Fort Murchison Lodge (tents) / Murchison River Lodge (tents)/ Red Chilli Rest Camp


    Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park - Safari game drives and boat safari to the bottom of the falls
    Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles.
    This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour).
    See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Bakers Lodge/ Paraa Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Fort Murchison Lodge (tents) / Murchison River Lodge (tents)/ Red Chilli Rest Camp


    Day 3: Murchison Falls-Kibale
    All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.
     Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (self contained cottages)
    Low Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
    (in tents) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (shared bathroom rooms)
    See other Lodging options in or near to Kibale / Fort Portal

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk
    After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
    After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
    Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world”, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori.  

    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (self contained cottages)
    Low Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
    (in tents) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (shared bathroom rooms)
    See other Lodging options in or near to Kibale / Fort Portal

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Day 5: Kibale -Queen Elizabeth National Park
    After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari.
    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Deluxe Tent/ Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge or  Katara Lodge
    Mid-range
    or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge or  Bush Lodge (in rooms) or Buffalo Safari Resort or Enganzi Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price:  Bush Lodge in tents

    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates.
    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Deluxe Tent/ Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge or  Katara Lodge
    Mid-range
    or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge or  Bush Lodge (in rooms) or Buffalo Safari Resort or Enganzi Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price:  Bush Lodge in tents

    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Queen Elizabeth National Park


    Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park-Bwindi
    With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge.  After primate walk, proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and
    acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
    The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.

    Overnight at Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/  Trackers Lodge Buhoma
    Moderate: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/  Gorilla Mist Camp
    Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp or  Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Gorilla Valley Lodge  or Buhoma Community Campground


    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


    Day 8: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
    After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.
    Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.
    Overnight at
    Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/  Trackers Lodge Buhoma
    Moderate: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/  Gorilla Mist Camp
    Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp or  Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Gorilla Valley Lodge  or Buhoma Community Campground

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 9: Bwindi -Lake Mburo
    After breakfast, drive Lake Mburo National park for a game drive. This park is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains. Lake Mburo National park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. Evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing. Arrive in time for the evening boat on Lake Mburo.
    Overnight and dinner at Mihingo Lodge  (Luxury Lodge facility) or
    Rwakobo Rock / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (mid-range moderate facility) or
    or Eagles Nest Camp    (Budget facility)
    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10: Mburo-Entebbe Departure
    After early breakfast, drive back to Entebbe with enroute game drive. You may be lucky and spot big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland, Warthogs, buffalo and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Continue your drive with a stopover at the Equator crossing before you drive to back to Entebbe to catch up your flight back home.

    Meal Plan B-L

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    The above safari package includes
    Airport transfers – Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
    Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
    Boat trips
    One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
    Park fees
    Kibale Chimpanzee and Kyambura Gorge chimp Permits
    Community visits
    Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
    Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
    Enroute lunches
    Game drives, Bigodi Guided Nature Walk.
    However, the package excludes:  expenses of personal nature like: Visa,
    drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking,
    personal insurance, and tobacco.