15 Days Gorilla Safari and wildlife in Uganda

15 DAYS - 14 NIGHTS
  • 15 days safari with murchison falls national park
  • 15 days safari with a nocturnal walk in kibale forest national park
  • 15 days safari with chimpanzee trekking in kibale forest national park
  • 15 days safari with queen elizabeth national park
  • 15 days safari and kampala city tour
  • 15 days safari and white water rafting
  • 15 days safari with lake mburo
  • 15 days safari with gorillas in uganda

Description

This 15 days adventure in Uganda will take you to Murchison Falls National park for hiking to the top of the world’s most power falls and wildlife spotting, Kibale forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk, Queen Elizabeth National park where you will enjoy game viewing and the tree  Climbing lions in Ishasha sector, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park for the endangered Mountain Gorillas trekking, Lake Bunyonyi will feed your eyes with the beautiful sighting and relaxation, and finally Lake Mburo National park before proceeding to Kampala city, then after  end with Jinja for rafting.

15 Days Gorilla Safari and wildlife in Uganda Highlights;

  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary
  • Top of the Fall Tour In Murchison Falls National Park
  • Game Viewing Drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat Cruise on Victoria Nile In Murchison Falls National Park
  • Nature Walk/ Nocturnal Walk In Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest National Park
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk In Kibale Forest National Park
  • Crater Lake Tour
  • Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel In Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree climbing lions tour In Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Batwa forest Pygmies Community Tour
  • Mountain Gorillas Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Canoe Riding and Swimming in Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Bunyonyi Islands Tour
  • Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Nature Walk in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Equator Line Experience In Uganda
  • Sezibwa Falls Cultural Tour
  • Source of the Nile Visit
  • White Water Rafting on the River Nile
  • Kampala City Tour
  • Road trips around Uganda

PRICE INCLUDES;

  •     Lodging
  •     Meals
  •     Chimpanzee permits
  •     Park Entrance Fees
  •     Gorilla Permits
  •     English Speaking Guide/Driver
  •      4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
  •     Rhino tracking
  •     Ranger guide during game drives
  •     Ranger for trekking
  •     Water Rafting
  •     Bottled Drinking Water
  •     Boat Trips
  •     Transport
  •     All mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.

PRICE EXCLUDES;

  •     International Flights
  •     Uganda Visa Charges
  •     Alcoholic Drinks
  •     Laundry
  •     Tips To Guides and Staff
  •     Insurance
  •     Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Pick up by your safari guide from the Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in the morning after breakfast and and embark on the transfer to Murchison falls National Park through the remote away from Kampala. A long the way we shall have a tour to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking adventure and have lunch at Kabalega Dinners. Then after proceed to the park, visit the top of the fall where you will view the stunning falls passing through the 7 m narrow gorge pours into the Victoria Nile with thunderous force. After head to the lodge, have dinner and an overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge or Equivalent.

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Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park and Game drives & Boat cruises

Today, enjoy early morning breakfast at the lodge and head out for the 2 hours game drive in Ugandas’ largest park with a wide raange of wildlife species such as leopards, hippos, lions, warthogs, cape buffaloes, African elephants, antelopes, Rothschild’s giraffes, waterbucks and various bird species. After the game drive, transfer back to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation, then have a 3 hours launch cruise on the River Nile where you will spot a number of wildlife species along the banks such as African elephants, hippos, Nile crocodile, antelopes, monkeys and water bird species, ride towards the bottom of the falls where you will hike to the top of the fall for about 1hour and 30 minutes after which you will retire to your lodge for dinner and Overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Pakuba Lodge.

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Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest via Fort Portal City.

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast, then checkout from the lodge and have a game drive through the park to Kibale Forest National park via Fort portal. The Park is one of Africa’s most beautiful rain forests and habitat to 13 primates and the most common ones are Chimpanzees, it also give a great birding experience place with over 325 bird species. Along the way you be spotting stunning landscapes, forests and the remote of the country side. Upon arrival at the park have a nature walk in the evening before continuing to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Equivalent

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Day 4: Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda.

After breakfast, transfer to the park offices for briefing and then after set out for Chimpanzee trekking through the dense forest. We shall keep this in mind that only 1 hour is given to visitors when they encounter face to face with the chimpanzees. Besides chimpanzees, other primate species can be spotted like the Red Tailed Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black, LHoest’s Monkeys, White colobus Monkeys and also African elephants, antelopes, Cape buffaloes. From there head back to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation. In the evening go for nature walk through the Bigodi wetland where you will spot birds, olive baboons, bush babies, sitatingas among other wildlife species.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Kibale forest Camp.

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Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through crater lakes visit.

Immediately after you relaxed breakfast head out for a 4 hours drive to Queen Elizabeth which is one of Uganda’s best wildlife National parks the park is a home to over 600 bird species, high concentration mammals like African elephants, Cape buffaloes, lions, leopards among others. During the road trip you will enjoy scenic views including the Rwenzori ranges and stopovers along the crater lakes. Upon arrival at the park set out for the evening game drive where you will spot a number of animals.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Elephant Hab lodge or equivalent.

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Day 6: Game drive & Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today after your breakfast set out for an early morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth Park where you will be spotting various wildlife species like waterbucks, lions, African elephants, hartebeests, Rothschild’s giraffes, antelopes, cape buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, also view different crater lakes. After the 3 hour drive, transfer back for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon 2 hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel which has the highest concentration of hippos in the world over, this comes along with several bird species and animals like Nile crocodiles, African elephants, antelopes among others.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge.

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Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Ishasha sector for the Tree Climbing Lions

On this day, wake up early in the morning and head out for another game drive and this will give you a chance to see animals in their families, distinctive clans, and groups, this game drive is done through the Kasenyi plains looking out for African elephants, leopards, cape buffaloes, waterbucks, and various beautiful birds. Later embark on the 2 hours drive to Ishasha which is a home to the tree-climbing lions. With the help of the experienced ranger guide you will search out for these lions in the fig trees.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Ishasha jungle lodge.

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Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park.

On this day, you start your journey to Bwindi impenetrable national the habitat of gentle giants the endangered Mountain gorillas. This road trip will take you through Kigezi highlands and its various scenic terraced hills. Have Lunch along the way or upon arrival at the lodge depending on your arrival time.
Meal plan: Bakiga Lodge.
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge or equivalent.

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Day 9: Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

The talk about these gentle giants claims 98% DNA close to that of human race, Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home to half of the world’s total population for mountain gorilla. And other species like butterflies, plants, primates, mammals, reptiles, among others. After the briefing at the headquarters, you will be led by the ranger guide into the jungle to search for the mountain Gorillas. This experience usually takes 2 hour to about 8 hours being that gorillas move differently, and only 1 hour is granted to visitors to have a glimpse with the gorillas. In case you are not interested in mountain Gorillas trekking, you can have a short guided forest walk or Village walk to the Batwa community. After the adventure return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Bakiga lodge or equivalent.

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Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this day, after your relaxed breakfast as you’re still in the mood of reminiscing about the previous day’s gorilla adventure, you will embark on the drive towards Lake Bunyonyi, which is the Africa’s second deepest lake and a birders destination. Enjoy the beautiful views of the landscapes like the locally terraced interlocking hills where most locals carryout their crop cultivation. Also while here you are at the base that was named by British’s great diplomat Winston Churchill as the pearl of Africa.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Bird’sNest Resort

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Day 11: Tour Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Have your relaxed breakfast with an amazing view from flourishing surrounding hills, forests and the beautiful rays of the sunrise. After set out for a canoe ride on the lake Bunyonyi which harbors 29 islands and of which every island has its own history like the Punishment Island, you enjoy the stories from the guides about the area, and later return to the lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon relaxation before you take a community walk, or hike up the hills to enjoy more stunning views of forests and lakes together with birds, or as well you can read a book while relaxing by the lake side, or swim in the lake which is free of Bilharzia and safe from crocodiles and other dangerous animals.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Birds’Nest Resort or Equivalent.

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Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park- The Zebra Magnet.

After your breakfast, embark on the 4 hours and 30 minutes road trip to Lake Mburo National Park, known for being the smallest but rich with wildlife, we shall have a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town, the road trip will go through stunning sceneries, farms, markets and plantations. The park is a habitat to a big number of Zebras, impalas, oribis, Cape buffaloes, warthogs, and waterbucks with over 332 bird species. Upon arrival at the park by afternoon hours head for a boat cruise along Lake Mburo
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock

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Day 13: Road trip Transfer to Jinja via the Equator line.

Enjoy your relaxed breakfast, then after embark on the game drive as you find your way out to Kampala, have a stopover at the Equator line, take photos and also purchase some souvenirs from craft shops. Serve your lunch still at the Equator or in Kampala city. After lunch continue with your road trip to Jinja which located east of Kampala to explore the source of the Nile River. Arrive there in the evening and have dinner and take a rest at the lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Kingfisher Hotel Jinja or Equivalent.

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Day 14: White water rafting in Uganda and Explore the Nile River.

Have an early breakfast, set out for today’s adventures. The Nile River has its source in Jinja where it starts and stretches northwards 4000 km through different African countries. So your safari guide will lead you to the beginning point, and embark on the guided boat cruise to the source Source of the Nile. After the boat cruise, go for half day rafting on the rapids and falls which is an adventure and a memorable experience. Have lunch and after you could opt to rest at the lodge on the swimming pool or go for optional activities like kayaking or quad biking or Horse riding and tubbing.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Kingfishers Resort Jinja.

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Day 15: Kampala city tour and transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Have breakfast and leave Jinja for Kampala city tour buy some souvenirs to take home with you. Depending on your departure flight time, you can still have time to explore Kampala city, visit the monuments, historical places, markets around Kampala before transfer to Entebbe for the flight back home, hence marking an end to the 15 days Gorilla Safari and wildlife Uganda.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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