13 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE SAFARI

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Safari Overview – 13 Days/ 12 Nights

This 13 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari and Chimpanzee Tracking offers you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences. Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking are the highlight of this safari with other amazing opportunities of seeing Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda and the crater lakes in the western and south-western of the country.

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Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by your guide who will then drive you to your accommodation. You may opt for visiting the zoo in Entebbe, Mabamba swamp according to the time of arrival of your flight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange: Innophine Hotel 790

Budget: Traveller’s Inn

Day 2

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

You will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you shall have a walking Safari to the White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli

Day 3

Boat trip, Game drives & Fishing in Murchison Falls NP

Boat trip, Game drives & Fishing in Murchison Falls NP

After breakfast you shall go for an early Morning game drive. The trip takes you through beautiful landscapes made up of savannah grasslands down to the delta point in search of Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Buffalo, Elephant and several antelope as well as Bird species. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the River Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Enjoy these spectacular waterfalls.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Red Chilli

Day 4

Visit the top of the waterfalls

Visit the top of the waterfalls

After breakfast, you will depart Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to the Top of falls to enjoy views of the majestic murchison falls and drive then to Fort Portal. This is a day long drive through the scenic countryside. You will drive past numerous tea plantations before reaching Fort Portal in the evening.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Midrange: Kluges Guest Farm

Budget: Chimp’s Nest

Day 5

Drive to Kibale Forest – Bigodi Swamp walk

Drive to Kibale Forest – Bigodi Swamp walk

After Breakfast you shall proceed to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking in the jungles after a briefing on the exercise and guidance by the rangers. In the afternoon, you will take a walk through Bigodi Swamp which is a hub for numerous birds and primate species. Kibale National park is home for over 20 primate species and hundreds of birds species.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Midrange: Kluges Guest Farm

Budget: Chimp’s Nest

Day 6

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast you will drive to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive in search of the vast animal species and birds.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Lodge

Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 7

Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

You start the day with an exciting early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famously known World-over for it high Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. In the afternoon, take the amazing Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, revealing hundreds of Hippo as well as various bird species some of which are seasonal immigrants.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Lodge

Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 8

Lion Tracking in Ishasha

Today you will drive to Ishasha, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This sector is famous for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive searching out for tree climbing lions in the woodlands and later and relax at the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange: Enganzi Lodge

Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 9

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 10

Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Gorilla Trekking Adventure

With an early breakfast and a packed lunch, you will experience gorilla trekking which is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences as you encounter the endangered animals in their natural Habitat. The trek will take between 2 and 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gentle giants. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about gorillas.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 11

relax

relax

Enjoy a relaxing and calm experience at the scenic Lake Bunyonyi, you can opt for an exciting canoe excursion on the Lake in the morning or choose to just relax on the shores of the lake, a swim in the Bilharzia free lake or a visit to the communities around the lake.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 12

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena

Midrange: Hakuna Matata

Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Ruhengeri in Rwanda

After breakfast you will drive to Rwanda the “land of a thousand hills” enjoying the stunning landscapes along the way with various scenic views. On arrival at the hotel, you will enjoy views of Virunga chain of mountains, hike Mt Bisoke, visiting the grave Dian Fossey or enjoy Golden monkey Trekking and later leave Ruhengeri and proceed south to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.

Day 13

Transfer - Entebbe

Transfer - Entebbe

Relax at the shores of the Lake Kivu as you enjoy the cool breeze,enjoy a swim or conduct a a boat cruise on the scenic lake. After which you will drive to Kigali City where you will visit the Genocide Museum in Gisozi and in the evening be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight back home.

End of Safar

Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by your guide who will then drive you to your accommodation. You may opt for visiting the zoo in Entebbe, Mabamba swamp according to the time of arrival of your flight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe
Midrange: Airport Guest House
Budget: Traveller’s Inn

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary


After breakfast you shall start your journey to Murchison Falls National park driving through Kampala city. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you shall have a walking Safari to the White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon, proceed to the legendary Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge
Midrange: Murchison River Lodge
Budget: Red Chilli

Day 3: Game drive and Boat ride to the Bottom of the falls


After breakfast you shall go for an early Morning game drive. The trip takes you through beautiful landscapes made up of savannah grasslands down to the delta point in search of Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Buffalo, Elephant and several antelope as well as Bird species. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the River Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Enjoy these spectacular waterfalls.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Baker’s Lodge
Midrange: Murchison River Lodge
Budget:  Red Chilli

Day 4: Visit the Top of the falls and drive to Fort Portal


After breakfast, you will depart Murchison Falls National Park with a visit to the Top of falls to enjoy views of the majestic murchison falls and drive then to Fort Portal. This is a day long drive through the scenic countryside. You will drive past numerous tea plantations before reaching Fort Portal in the evening.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ndali Lodge
Midrange: Kluges Guest Farm
Budget: Chimp’s Nest

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Swamp Walk in Bigodi Wetland


After Breakfast you shall proceed to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee trekking in the jungles after a briefing on the exercise and guidance by the rangers. In the afternoon, you will take a walk through Bigodi Swamp which is a hub for numerous birds and primate species. Kibale National park is home for over 20 primate species and hundreds of birds species.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ndali Lodge
Midrange: Kluges Guest Farm
Budget: Chimp’s Nest

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Game drive


After breakfast you will drive to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive in search of the vast animal species and birds.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange: Enganzi Lodge
Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 7: Game drive and Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel


You start the day with an exciting early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, famously known World-over for it high Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna. In the afternoon, take the amazing Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, revealing hundreds of Hippo as well as various bird species some of which are seasonal immigrants.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange: Enganzi Lodge
Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 8: Drive to Ishasha sector in search of the tree Climbing Lions


Today you will drive to Ishasha, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This sector is famous for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive searching out for tree climbing lions in the woodlands and later and relax  at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange: Enganzi Lodge
Budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

With a rendezvous morning,you will start your journey to one of the most lakes; Lake Bunyonyi which means a place with “many small birds. Along the way you enjoy spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan mountains also reffered to as the “Switzerland of Uganda”.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi
Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 10: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park


With an early breakfast and a packed lunch, you will experience gorilla trekking which is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences as you encounter the endangered animals in their natural Habitat. The trek will take between 2 and 8 hours, depending on the movement of the gentle giants. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about gorillas.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi
Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 11: Relax at Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy a relaxing and calm experience at the scenic Lake Bunyonyi, you can opt for an exciting canoe excursion on the Lake in the morning or choose to just relax on the shores of the lake, a swim in the Bilharzia free lake or a visit to the communities around the lake.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Midrange: Birdnest @Bunyonyi
Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 12: Transfer to Ruhengeri in Rwanda


After breakfast you will drive to Rwanda the “land of a thousand hills” enjoying the stunning landscapes along the way with various scenic views. On arrival at the hotel, you will enjoy views of Virunga chain of mountains, hike Mt Bisoke, visiting the grave Dian Fossey or enjoy Golden monkey Trekking and later leave Ruhengeri and proceed south to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena
Midrange: Hakuna Matata
Budget: Bushara Island Camp

Day 13: Relax at Lake Kivu and Departure


Relax at the shores of the Lake Kivu as you enjoy the cool breeze,enjoy a swim or conduct a a boat cruise on the scenic lake. After which you will drive to Kigali City where you will visit the Genocide Museum in Gisozi and in the evening be transferred to the Airport for your outbound flight back home.

End of Safari

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