Uganda Wildlife Adventure Safari

Overview

This Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you to Uganda’s most famous parks including Kibale National Park the primate capital of the world and one of East Africa’s major tropical rainforest, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda’s best known and biggest nature reserve, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park commonly known for mountain Gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, Lake Mburo National Park Uganda’s smallest park which contains an extensive area of wetland and harbours several species of mammals not found anywhere else in Uganda and the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. This safari will provide you with a combination of tours that includes a trek to visit gorilla, chimpanzee, boat safaris and experience wildlife game drives as you adventure all that Uganda has to offer.

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Highlights

  • Scenic Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Bigodi nature walk“
  • Visit “Top of the world” along the crater lakes
  • Visit the Top of the falls
  • Game drives
  • Boat ride to the Bottom of the Falls, along the Kazinga Channel, on Lake Mburo
  • Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Canoe excursion on Lake Bunyonyi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

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

Ganyana safari driver/ guide will pick you from the airport, meet and greet then begin the Murchison Falls Adventure 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.

Main Destination: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chobe safari lodge
Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meals & Drinks: Full board

Day 2

Game Drive and Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls

After early morning breakfast, embark on a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile. Escorted by a game ranger, you may opt for a game walk while trailing animals and studying animal spoors. Game in this area includes Giraffe, Elephant, Hartebeest, Lion, Uganda Safari Kob, Oribi and a variety of Savannah and woodland birds. After lunch, take a Nile Cruise to the bottom of the falls for game viewing at close quarters.

Main Destination: Murchison falls National Park

Accommodation:

Luxury: Chobe safari lodge
Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Budget: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meals & Drinks: Full board

Day 3

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After an early breakfast, start your road drive to Kibale Forest National Park as you enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape. Kibale Forest National Park is found in Fort Portal, a town at the south-western side of Uganda where you will enjoy views of tea plantation and banana plantations.

The park is 6-7 hours from Kampala thus you will enjoy an en-route lunch in Fort portal town.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge
Mid range: Kibale forest camp, Isunga Lodge
Budget: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4

Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi nature walk

After an early breakfast, head over to Kibale Forest Headquarters and get a briefing on the day’s activity. With a ranger guide, you will venture into the jungle in search of the chimpanzees and while tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species. You will spend one hour with the chimpanzees as you watch them play, feed and groom each other.

In the afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk, rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species hosting eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Later you can enjoy a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for crater lakes view and the mountain of the moon.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali Lodge
Mid range: Kibale forest camp, Isunga Lodge
Budget: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, after a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. You will peacefully be driven to the park towards the south passing via the Crater Lake area as you enjoy the beautiful landscape with hills. Relax as you appreciate the breathtaking atmosphere at the park before going for an evening Game drive.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley Lodge
  • Midrange: Baboon safari lodge
  • Budget: Bush Lodge, Pumba safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6

Game Drive and Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Enjoy an early breakfast, and head out for a morning game drive to the Kob mating area in Kasenyi. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes, lions and other fauna in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, go for an exciting boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. A good percentage of wildlife is found along this channel including buffalos, hippos and elephants.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Options:

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley Lodge
  • Midrange: Baboon safari lodge
  • Budget: Bush Lodge, Pumba safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7

Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi via the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and here you may spot many wildlife including the famous Tree climbing lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, among others. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps.

Arrive in the evening to Buhoma and overnight as you prepare for Gorilla Tracking.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla Forest camp, Buhoma Lodge
  • Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Budget: Buhoma community Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

After breakfast, you will proceed to UWA visitor’s reception where briefing is done before tracking. It takes a few minutes but you leave with gorilla etiquette. Walk and hike this steep and slippery terrain until you meet the family gorilla. Enjoy this one hour allowed in the company of the brilliant giants! Looking into the eyes of one of the magnificent creatures brings home the distressing fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that your presence contributes to ensuring their continual survival.

Depending on the duration of the track you can either head for Batwa cultural experience, relax at the lodge or enjoy another walk around the village with the breathtaking views of the virunga mountains.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla Forest camp, Buhoma Lodge
  • Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Budget: Buhoma community Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 9

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and canoe excursion

Enjoy an early breakfast and embark on your journey across the beautiful landscape, the rolling hills, cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the only lakes around where you can swim safely, here you will have time to relax, swim, go for a ride in a dugout canoe or just sit by the side of the pool and read a book.

Main Destination:  Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: 

  • Luxury: Birds’ Nest Lodge
  • Midrange: Bunyonyi Resort
  • Overland: Bunyonyi

Meals Plan: Full board

Day 10

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, we set out on a 4 hours’ drive to Lake Mburo National Park where we will go on a game drive in search of eland antelopes, zebras, impalas and many acacia- associated birds. We will also visit some of the lakes within the park where hippos, crocodiles and variety of water birds will be seen. After lunch, we crown off the afternoon with a boat ride on the lake.

Main Destination:  Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation: 

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
  • Midrange: Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Budget: Rangeland Mburo Lodge

Meals plan: Full board

Day 11

Transfer back to Entebbe

With an early breakfast, you will go for a walking safari, where you will have the chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Stop-over en-route in Mbarara for lunch at Igongo Cultural Center to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator to buy some souvenirs to take back home and proceed to Entebbe for your flight home.

End of Safari

Rates per person in a Luxury Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $9,680 $6,826 $6,365

Rates per person in a Midrange Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $5,765 $4,178 $3,845

Rates per person in a Budget Accommodation

Start date Solo
1 Room
2 Pax
1 Room
3 Pax
2 Rooms
Jan 1,2019- Dec 31, 2020 $4,998 $3,627 $3,442

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Includes

  • Transportation for the entire trip
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat trips
  • Vehicle entry fees
  • En-route lunch
  • Ferry crossing fees in MFNP
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking
  • Accommodation
  • Canoe excursion
  • Government taxes
  • Game drives
  • Bigodi swamp walk

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Laundry

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