10 Days Road Trip to Encounter Gorillas & Wildlife in Uganda Tour

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Duration 📅

10 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Language 🌐

English

Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle, Boat, Ferry

Visa 🛂

NOT Included

Inclusions

Accommodation for 9 nights
Chimpanzee tracking permit
Ground transport aboard a 4×4 Toyota Hiace Safari Van
Boat rides as indicated in the itinerary
Gorilla trekking permits
Park entrance fees
Services of an English speaking guide and driver
All community visits and cultural experiences
Lion tracking in QENP
Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
Bottled water in the safari van
9xBreakfast
9xLunch
9xDinner

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💎 Why we love it ?

This 10-day Exclusive Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari gives you the most amazing, enjoyable, and memorable days of exploring the wilderness of Uganda. This Uganda tour is designed to give you the opportunity to travel to habitats where you may encounter the world’s rare and threatened species of birds and animals.

 

🏁 Tour Itinerary: 10 Days Road Trip to Encounter Gorillas & Wildlife in Uganda Tour

Day 1: Arrival At Entebbe International Airport & Transfer to The Hotel/Lodge

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed and received by the company staff member that will transfer you to your hotel/lodge for resting and preparation for your Safari to Uganda-the Pearl of Africa.

🏚️ Accommodation: Airport Link Guest House.

 

Day 2: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park With Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

We will set off early to explore Uganda and have experience of the natural wonders that make Uganda the pearl of Africa! We will use this day to travel to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive time from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park is about 6-7 hours including time spent at the Rhino sanctuary and lunch break.
However, business at Murchison Falls must! We enter Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary first to experience life with the white rhinos. We will be looking out for moments as Rhinos charge and use their prized horns to dig the ground and as well break tree branches.
After tracking the rhinos, you will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, and upon arrival at the planned accommodation facility; you will relax, have dinner and enjoy your overnight sleep.

🏚️ Accommodation: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 3: Exploration of Murchison Falls National Park

This day of your Safari gets you to encounter the natural establishment of Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is greatly endowed with animals, birds, the Nile River, and forests that will certainly give you beautiful lasting memories about wildlife.
You will begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park. There, you will encounter beautiful rolling plains. While in these plains you may view Lions, Giraffes, Buffalos, Elephants, Antelopes, Hippopotami, Spotted hyenas, Wild cats, lions, leopards as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the birders, this area supports the Secretary Bird, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Tawny, and Martial Eagles Carmine and Swallow-tailed Bee-Eaters among others.
In the afternoon, you will go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap down to the delta. This experience is breathtaking and should not be missed!
After docking at the shores, you will undertake a hiking expedition to the top of the falls. While hiking, you will enjoy sighting these marvelous falls from different angles and it’s from the top where you will enjoy seeing the Nile River forcing its way through the narrow gorge.

🏚️ Accommodation: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

 Day 4: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

On this day of the safari, you will embark on the journey in the morning to Kibale Forest National Park and this is a long drive that takes about 8 hours.
While on the journey, you may opt for occasional stopovers to enjoy views of beautiful sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert. Also, this travel gives you an opportunity to have an insight into the typical African village set up in the far countryside and various plantations.
On arrival, you will instantly start enjoying the natural breeze and beauty of the place and its environs. You will be able to see Blue monkeys and Black and White colobus monkeys which occasionally frequent the surrounding areas of your lodge. The various sounds in the forest and nearby thickets from the birds’ calls and animals will create a new tune to your ears.

🏚️ Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day starts with an opportunity to encounter Man’s closest cousins-chimpanzees in the forest of Kibale. The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates as well as birds and a variety of butterflies, and insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative, and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes.
For conservation purposes, you will be allowed in the forest after locating the chimps for a maximum of one hour and then after walk out of the forest.
After a successful track of these primates, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park, and along the way; you will enjoy the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges.

🏚️ Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages.

 

Day 6: Game Drive & Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park

You start this day’s activities by having a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. This activity focuses on giving you a personal encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. During the game drive in the Kasenyi plains, you will see various animals such as Elephants, Buffaloes, and Antelopes. Lions are elusive cats and chances of sighting them during the normal game drives are limited. To enhance the chances of sighting them, you will track lions during the game drive in Kasenyi plains.
Queen Elizabeth has the environs of the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward, and Lake George. It is intended that upon completion of your game drive in the park, you undertake an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel- a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended to give you desirable relaxation and we believe it will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari because of the abundant birdlife and animals that are sighted.

🏚️ Accommodation: Pumba Safari Cottages.

 

 Day 7: Travel to Bwindi Forest National Park

After a relaxed breakfast, you will travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for the highlight of this safari which is gorilla tracking. Bwindi is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and your encounter with these gigantic will certainly give you lasting memories about your safari. On arrival at the lodge, you will check-in and relax in preparation for the next day’s activities.

🏚️ Accommodation: Ride 4 A Woman.

 

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning, you will go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. The canopy will envelop you completely with rare and exotic flora found on every side. This is a challenging trek since it involves hiking through steep ascents and tangled trails.
Once gorillas are identified, you will be allowed a maximum time of one hour within their vicinity and then after walk out of the dense forest. Your time with the gorillas will certainly create a long-lasting memory about your visit to Uganda.

🏚️ Accommodation: Ride 4 A Woman.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 

You depart from Bwindi early in the morning and head to Lake Mburo National Game Park for yet another marvelous encounter with the wild of Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park is a habitat to more than 60 species of mammals including the Impala which only lives in this park in Uganda, the Burchell’s zebras, Buffalos, Warthogs, Hippos, Leopard, Topis, Elands, and Hyenas among others. It is also home to 350 bird species which include the rare Shoebill stork, African finfoot, Saddle-billed stork among others.
Along the way to Lake Mburo National Game Park, you will enjoy Uganda’s countryside which is abundantly blessed with eye-catching sceneries such as the hills, vast banana plantations, and herds of the indigenous Ankole cow. Surely, your journey will be filled with moments of memorable exposure to nature.
On arrival at Lake Mburo National Game Park, you will go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This lake is rich in a diversity of animal and plant species, which can only be viewed clearly while on a boat trip. These include crocodiles, Hippopotami, and birds like African Finfoot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant, and Fish eagle. You may also see the rare Shoebill stork.

🏚️ Accommodation: Eagles Nest.

 

Day 10: Morning Game Drive-In Lake Mburo National Park & Travel to Entebbe For Departure Flight

You will begin this day with an early morning game drive within the park where you are likely to see Zebras in large numbers, Buffalos, Hippos, Topis, Elands, Impalas, and many other savannahs animals. After the game drive, check out from the lodge and drive to Kampala. Along the way, stop at the equator for en-route lunch and photo session.

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