10 Days Uganda Gorillas & Game Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorillas & Game Safari

Uganda mountain gorilla
Uganda mountain gorilla

Uganda Gorilla Tracking & Game Safari

Start/End: Kampala
Duration: 10 Days
Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Game Drive, Boat Ride
Destinations: Jinja, Kibale Forest, QENP, Bwindi Forest, Lake Mburo

This 10 days trip in Uganda will give you an adrenaline adventure on the Nile River, Game safari in Queen Elizabeth park, Chimp tracking in Kibale and trekking the mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

An amazing opportunity to enjoy white water rafting on the Nile River waters in Uganda plus a game safari experience. This journey through Uganda’s most popular destinations will make your Safari Memorable with spectacular views of the green vegetation & mountainous areas. First off on this trip is the beautiful town of Jinja located north east of Kampala (Uganda’s capital). This is where the source of the Nile is, and you or your team will have chance to see it. A rafting experience awaits you at the other side of the falls, with an experienced rafter/kayaker that will guide you through the whole process. Also you will find enough craft shops for your souvenir shopping.

Going west to a beautiful town of fort-portal giving you views of the majestic Rwenzori Mountains from a distance and an astonishing green countryside. Later visit the Bigodi wetland sanctuary, a place known as the true birders paradise & common for the Rwenzori Blue Turaco bird. Your guide will take you to Kibale forest national park for an awesome chimpanzee tracking which is almost like the gorilla trek but this one will reward you with a number of primates.

After this you will go down to south western Uganda to the most popular destination – Queen Elizabeth national park, viewing the parks animals like elephants, Lions, kobs etc and boat trips on the Kazinga Channel. The Journey will continue down south passing through the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ place known as Kabale winding your way down to the impenetrable forests of Bwindi. It’s here that you will get to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Get ready with your cameras as this will be a story to tell the world about Uganda’s gentle giants. Finally you will visit Lake Mburo national park on your way back to Kampala, which is situated between the towns of Masaka & Mbarara.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jinja White Nile Rafting
  • Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Boat Ride on kazinga Channel & Savanna game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, transfer to kampala

Our tourist guide / driver will be waiting at Entebbe International airport to pick you up and then transfer you to your accommodation for the night.
Accommodation at Cassia Lodge Kampala(Comfort), Serena Hotel(Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja then back to Kampala

Early morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Jinja for a white water rafting experience on the Nile. This can take a full day of half day depending on your choice and also visit the source of the Nile, Jinja town and some craft shops for your souvenir shopping.
Accommodation at  Cassia Lodge(Comfort), Serena Hotel(Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 3:  Rwenzori mountains – Kibale forest

Today your guide will transfer you to Fort Portal town – a 5 hrs journey from Kampala with stop-overs along the way. This town nestles in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains so be sure to have that amazing view. In the afternoon, you will visit the Bigodi swamp to see smaller mammals and primates. Highlights are finding the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga.
Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp(Standard), Mountains of the moon hotel (Comfort), Ndali lodge(Luxury).
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Kibale forest national park

Today you will visit the Kibale forest to track the Chimpanzees and 10 other primates including l’ hoestes, red colobus, blue, red-tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations on primates, the forest fauna and flora. This primate walk is both informative and enjoyable.
Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp(Standard), Mountains of the moon hotel (Comfort), Ndali lodge(Luxury).
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park

Today we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for about 3 hours following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges for much of the journey. We will have a game drive en-route which will reward us with views of the lions, elephants, leopard, buffaloes, hyenas and a variety of antelope species. In the afternoon, your guide will take you for a unique 2- 3 hour boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This boat trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. Many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This boat trip will give you excellent opportunities for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.
Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp (Standard), Mweya Safari lodge(Luxury).
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 6:  Game Safari in Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park with the massive Rwenzori’s as a backdrop provide excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bushbuck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of wildlife.
Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp (Standard), Mweya Safari lodge(Luxury).
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi imepenetrable forest park

Today we drive through the Kigezi highlands region of Uganda also known as the “Switzerland of Africa” providing views of terraced hillsides and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable forest which is a 5 hours journey.
Accommodation at  Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Bwindi Gorilla Haven (Comfort), Silverback lodge(Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park

The Bwindi forest is a spectacular and incredibly dense rain forest which offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape. You will arrive at the park headquarters early in the morning (7:00am) for briefing by the UWA staff before going to trek. Don’t forget to carry along your tracking gear which includes raincoats, jungle boots and more. The trekking will take a couple of hours (2 -7 hrs) depending on how far the gorillas might have moved. In groups of 8 people, your guide will lead you through the numerous pathways created for the tourists and eventually you’ll find your way to the rare & shy gorillas. A certificate is awarded by UWA at the end of every gorilla trekking experience. Later relax at your lodge which will give breathtaking views of the park.
Accommodation at  Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard), Bwindi Gorilla Haven (Comfort), Silverback lodge(Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner.

Day 9:  Lake Mburo national park

Check out after breakfast in the morning for a 4 hours drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch. This is the best place in the country to see zebras. Lake Mburo has 5 lakes and is mainly savanna with scattered acacias trees. The park features animals such as impalas, elands, roan antelopes, reedbucks, klipspringers and topis, as well as buffaloes and hippos. Adjacent to the park are the ranches of the Bahima (Ankole) tribe, who herd the famed long-horned Ankole cattle that are a common sight here. Take an afternoon boat ride on the Lake & see a variety of birds and hippos too.
Accommodation at Mburo Safari lodge or Mihingo lodge.
Meal Plan: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Transfer back to Entebbe

Early morning after breakfast, go for a safari walk in the park accompanied by your guide and later return to your lodge for Lunch. Check out in the afternoon and depart for Kampala which is 3 hours away with a stop-over at the Equator line. Your guide/ driver will later drop you in Kampala or at Entebbe International airport for your evening flight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

End of Safari

INCLUDED

  • Safari Vehicle Transportation
  • An expert  English speaking driver/guide
  • All Nights’ Accommodation
  • One gorilla permit
  • Park fees, nature and community walk fees
  • Activities as specified in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
Kampala City Skylline
Nile Rafting - Jinja tour
Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking
Ishasha Tree Climbing lions
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
uganda gorillas
Lake mburo national park tour
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