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10 Days, 9 Nights
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10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas and Chimpanzees is one of the most adventurous Uganda Big five holiday Safari, indulging you and your loved ones with something new, better and different in most of the favorite and magical places with beautiful sceneries and plenty of Solo Musketeers, Africa’s well known hunters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Our closest Cousins-the forest chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, the gushing waterfalls in Murchison falls National Park, Ziwa Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the must see Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi- the second-deepest lake in Africa, the western drained Open flat lands being a gateway to discover the African culture and many more adventures.

Our 10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas is an idealist’s dream for all Savannahians and holiday makers 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.

Price Includes

  • 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)

Price Excludes

  • 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

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport or Kampala City

Uganda is arguably one of the leading welcoming countries, Entebbe and Kampala have stunning amenities to halt you and sinner with numerous Options. Our guide will warmly welcome you, Transfer you to your reserved Hotel in Kampala, Before dinner, Our guide will brief you about this 10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas and chimpanzees. The next early morning we begin our adventurous safari outside the city to Uganda’s well known destinations

Lodge Options: Marie’s Royale Hotel – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

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 thru the inviting panoramic views fading off horizons.

Drive thru the memorable Luwero Triangle known for the guerrilla war that brought the current regime(National Resistance Movement) into power in 1986, en-route to have your first stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the adventurous on-foot Ziwa rhino tracking, a homage to one of the members of the BigFive living here, You will have an opportunity to get closer to them to have clearer views and photo moment. Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch, later drive to Murchison Falls National Park where you will begin with a Hike at the top of the thunderous Murchison falls. Retire back and check in your lodge, Dinner and overnight.

Lodge Options: Pakuba Safari Lodge – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 3: Murchison falls Experience: Morning game drive, Afternoon boat cruise, Evening game drive

Wake up early Morning, have your breakfast and transfer to this sprawling Savannah where the Africa’s well known hunters live, the early morning game drive will help us catch up with the Savannah’s early risers, your guide will help you to spot elephant, lion, Roth child’s giraffe, cape buffalo, water buck, oribi, bush buck, bohor reed buck, hartebeest, hyena and on a lucky day, you will see the leopard. The Savannah is also known for its dotted bird life 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. Retire back for lunch as we prepare for the Evening insights.

The Evening hot sun awakens it, Some become thirsty and parade near by 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 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, water bucks and Uganda Kobs and many more. After the experience, Retire back and check in your lodge, Dinner and overnight.

Lodge Options: Pakuba Safari Lodge – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 4: Morning game drive, Transfer to Kibale National Park, Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp

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 Nocturnals, hyenas Coming out of dens, the early risers migrating to grazing grounds. Proceed with a road drive through the little towns and villages that showcases 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 a 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.

Lodge Options: Isunga Lodge – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 5: Kibale National Park – Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for 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.

Lodge Options: Enganzi Game Lodge – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 6: Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the leading Uganda’s Savannah destinations most visited by holiday makers 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 over 600 bird 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 evening is their prime time to looking for their survival and expect to find them in action. Return to the lodge for dinner and sinner.

Lodge Options: Enganzi Game Lodge – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 7: Morning game through Ishasha sector, Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest park

Wake up on the dead sounds emanating from the Jungle, 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 a distance of 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 so as to catch up with the morning activities in the park.

Lodge Options: Gorilla Mist Camp – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable gorilla tracking experience, Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing

Wake up on the soothing morning breeze, this is the “Switzerland” of Africa, all the coldness here is pillowed by the misty Bwindi forest, prepare your tracking gears as recommended and advised by our team, After your 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 on Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and sinner.

Lodge Options: Gorilla Mist Camp – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Early in Morning after your 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 underlined by ancient Precambrian 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. Its only here and Kidepo Valley National Park that have 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.

Prepare 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 a tranquility of Bird species. Retire back, have an overnight, Dinner and sinner.

Lodge Options: Rwakobo Rock – Mid Range

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe via Uganda Equator

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 Sun sets 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 stop point at the Equator in Masaka, Take photo captions, there also many Craft Shops where you can buy yourself a souvenir. Later proceed to Kampala or head to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your flight.

Lodge Options: Not Available

Meals & Drinks: All meals included

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