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Green Escapes with Gorillas and Chimps

Safari Overview – 14 Days/ 13 Nights

This 14 Days Green Escapes with Gorillas and Chimps safari 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

Safari over view

Safari over view

Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 14 Days on a Safari in Uganda and get an opportunity to visit all different sites and places that make Uganda the Pearl of Africa. This safari takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including; Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park, Jinja for a memorable Uganda holiday experience.

Arrival at Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe in order for you relax after the long journey. Later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Midrange:Admas Grand Hotel

Meal plan: Full board

Day 2

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and hike top of falls.

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and hike top of falls.

Ganyana safari driver/ guide will pick you from the hotel very early in the morning then begin a drive to Murchison Falls Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, four of the big five can be spotted here – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and many other animals with a stopover at Nakasongola where you will have lunch then transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, an asylum to the Rhinos. Enjoy a glimpse of the white Rhino alongside some birding around the vicinity and later continue on the road to Murchison falls National Park. Later Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives

Full day Murchison falls – Game drives

On this day you will enjoy breakfast in the wilderness. Head out for an early morning game driver at 6.00 am, you will spot animals like lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard among others and different bird species. Head back to the lodge for lunch.

Cruise to the “bottom of the falls”

Cruise to the “bottom of the falls”

Later enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. You will be able to see the Nile crocodile, bloat of hippos and a variety of bird species. Later in the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you will see animals like buffaloes, antelopes, lions, elephants and many more. Bird species may include the Black chest snake Eagle, blue napped mouse birds, the secretary bird and many more. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4

Top of the Falls Visit and Transfer to Kibale Forest National park and Bigodi Swamp Walk

Top of the Falls Visit and Transfer to Kibale Forest National park and Bigodi Swamp Walk

Early morning after breakfast, Head to the top of the falls. Then continue driving through the undulating highlands of Southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area. Have lunch in fort portal. Reach the park and go for nature walk in Bigodi Swamp. Head to the Lodge and relax, later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5

Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles are considered the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. Kibale national park covers 795km squared mostly equatorial rainforest terrain. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.

Today, you will wake up ready for breakfast and check out of your lodge. You will then embark on a journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive ready for lunch and later on the evening, pay a visit to the salt lakes of Katwe and tour the local community. You will head to the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

Full day Queen Elizabeth – Game drives and boat cruise

At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions,

buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores, you can still have an evening game drive which is optional, then ride back to the lodge for dinner and night.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8

 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

This morning, you will check out of the lodge and set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. The climbing lions can be seen lounging in the fig trees during mid- morning as they rest from the previous night strenuous hunt! However, it is not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Sometimes it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 9

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and later go for gorilla trekking, this could take 4-8 hours depending on the

movement of the gorillas. After trekking, meet your driver and transfer back to the hotel where you will unwind as you reflect on the memorable gorilla trek.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury:Mahogany Springs Lodge

Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 10

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, which is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi has almost 32 Islands and is a good stop over for relaxation from trekking

Mountain Gorillas. Upon arrival, you will go on a boat ride, which will enable you visit most of the islands on the Lake. Each Island is named according to the bird species found on the Island and some were named because of their purposes for example the Punishment Island, which is the smallest and was used by the Bakiga people to drop their girls who got pregnant before marriage. You will also learn a lot more about the Islands and the people that inhabit them and after the Boat ride, return back to the Lodge for relaxation while you watch the beautiful sunset.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Meal plan: Full board

Day 11

Transfer to Lake Mburo and Boat cruise

Transfer to Lake Mburo and Boat cruise

Breakfast will be served early , transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Head back at the lodge, relax in the evening and have Dinner.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kigambira Safari lodge

Midrange:Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 12

Transfer to Jinja

Transfer to Jinja

On this day, you will wake up ready for breakfast. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. Transfer to Jinja the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. At the source of the Nile enjoy an evening sunset boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort

Midrange: 2 Friends Beach Hotel Jinja

Day 13

Whitewater rafting and Tubing on the Nile and transfer to Entebbe

Whitewater rafting and Tubing on the Nile and transfer to Entebbe

You will after breakfast, enjoy White water rafting on the Nile. Later then head out for tubing on the Nile that. Enjoy more of adrenaline drifting on the Nile right at its source. After these activities you will embark on your journey back to Entebbe.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel

Mid range: Admas Grand Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 14

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe international Airport in time for your flight back home.

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, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe in order for you relax after the long journey. Later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

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


Ganyana safari driver/ guide will pick you from the hotel very early in the morning then begin a drive to Murchison Falls Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, four of the big five can be spotted here – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard and many other animals with a stopover at Nakasongola where you will have lunch then transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, an asylum to the Rhinos. Enjoy a glimpse of the white Rhino alongside some birding around the vicinity and later continue on the road to Murchison falls National Park. Later Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 3: Full day Murchison falls – Game drives and Boat trip


On this day you will enjoy breakfast in the wilderness. Head out for an early morning game driver at 6.00 am, you will spot animals like lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard among others and different bird species. Head back to the lodge for lunch, and later enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. You will be able to see the Nile crocodile, bloat of hippos and a variety of bird species. Later in the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you will see animals like buffaloes, antelopes, lions, elephants and many more. Bird species may include the Black chest snake Eagle, blue napped mouse birds, the secretary bird and many more. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury:  Paraa Safari lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 4: Top of the Falls Visit and Transfer to Kibale Forest National park and Bigodi Swamp Walk


Early morning after breakfast, Head to the top of the falls. Then continue driving through the undulating highlands of Southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area.  Have lunch in fort portal. Reach the park and go for nature walk in Bigodi Swamp. Head to the Lodge and relax, later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking


Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our tour guide on a briefing of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest. We then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles are considered the best placeto view chimpanzees in Africa. The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates along with the various creatures of the jungle. Kibale national park covers 795km squared mostly equatorial rainforest terrain. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include black and white colobus monkeys etc.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park


Today, you will wake up ready for breakfast and check out of your lodge. You will then embark on a journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive ready for lunch and later on the evening, pay a visit to the salt lakes of Katwe and tour the local community. You will head to the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

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


At 6.00a.m wake up for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens’s Mile. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and various bird species, after head back to the lodge for breakfast . In the afternoon, you will embark on a two- hour boat trip on Kazinga channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife. The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities as well as the chance to see African elephants, warthogs and kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of wildlife. This ride will leave you with an amazing experience on water. When back on the shores, you can still have an evening game drive which is optional, then ride back to the lodge for dinner and night.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Day 8:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

This morning, you will check out of the lodge and set out for a game drive in the Ishasha area bracing yourself for a chance to see the rare tree-climbing lions. The climbing lions can be seen lounging in the fig trees during mid- morning as they rest from the previous night strenuous hunt! However, it is not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Sometimes it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area. After proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in preparation for your next day Gorilla trek.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters for briefing with your packed lunch and later go for gorilla trekking, this could take 4-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After trekking, meet your driver and transfer back to the hotel where you will unwind as you reflect on the memorable gorilla trek.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi


After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, which is the second deepest lakes in Africa. Lake Bunyonyi has almost 32 Islands and is a good stop over for relaxation from trekking Mountain Gorillas. Upon arrival, you will go on a boat ride, which will enable you visit most of the islands on the Lake. Each Island is named according to the bird species found on the Island and some were named because of their purposes for example the Punishment Island, which is the smallest and was used by the Bakiga people to drop their girls who got pregnant before marriage. You will also learn a lot more about the Islands and the people that inhabit them and after the Boat ride, return back to the Lodge for relaxation while you watch the beautiful sunset.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safri Resort
Midrange: Bunyonyi Safri Resort

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo and Boat cruise

Breakfast will be served early, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. After lunch in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. Head back at the lodge, relax in the evening and have Dinner.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kigambira Safari Lodge
Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge

Day 12: Transfer to Jinja


On this day, you will wake up ready for breakfast. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take photos and buy some souvenirs. Transfer to Jinja the first industrial town of Uganda. You will visit the source of the Nile. At the source of the Nile enjoy an evening sunset boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa) starting its journey all the way to the Mediterranean. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: 2 Friends Jinja

Day 13:Whitewater rafting and Tubing on the Nile and transfer to Entebbe


You will after breakfast, enjoy White water rafting on the Nile. Later then head out for tubing on the Nile that. Enjoy more of adrenaline drifting on the Nile right at its source. After these activities you will embark on your journey back to Entebbe.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel

Day 14: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe international Airport in time for your flight back home.

End of Safari

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $8,118
2 pax Any Date $7,712

Includes


  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments like water
  • All accommodation & Meals
  • All activities
  • All Taxes /VAT
  • A professional driver /guide
  • Fuel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
  • Gorilla permit
  • Covid-19 Test arrangements

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Covid- 19 Test

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