Gorilla Tracking Experiences

12 Day Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking!

Overview

This 12 day tailor-made private Uganda Safari gives you an opportunity to see Uganda’s main game parks; including Murchison Falls National park, Bwindi Impenetrable, Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park and Lake Mburo for Zebras. On this trip you will get to see many wildlife in their natural habitats like lions, elephants etc. and many bird species and many monkeys as well as the mighty mountain Gorillas. You will also meet many amazing people and their cultures and learn why Uganda was voted the friendliest country in Africa.

Day 1

Welcome to Uganda! Entebbe -Kampala

Your driver/guide will be at Entebbe Airport to pick you up from your flight and takes you directly to your lodge in Kampala. Spend a night here.

Day 2

Kampala via Rhino sanctuary to Murchison Falls

Today’s journey will take you north from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will go for a game walk with an experienced ranger to the rhinos giving you a unique opportunity to view them at close range.

Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks once had both black and white rhinos; however, wide spread poaching during the Idi Amin era resulted in the disappearance of this majestic animalsfromthewild.Foundedin1998, Rhino Fund Uganda works to reintroduce black and white rhinos into Uganda and runs a breeding programme.

You will stop for lunch and a beer at Hemmings way in Masindi

You will be staying at a great lodge overlooking the River.

Journey Time:  8 hours

Accommodation:  Para Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, dinner

Day 3

Game Drive in Murchison Falls  and hike to top of the falls.

Get ready for an early wake up today!

In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go out on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park.

You will come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom:  elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds can be spotted during the game drive.

In the afternoon, you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully being watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts. You will reach the base of the 43-meter high Murchison falls, which approach with a thunderous sound.

After the boat safari, you will hike to the top of the falls. From here, you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities!

Return to your comfortable lodge, to enjoy a good meal and enjoy the views

 

Day 4

Boat Safari on Delta-To Lake Albert or a second game drive

The Nile Delta is the area where the Victoria Nile flows into Lake Albert. A boat safari down the river towards Lake Albert is a“must do”for every bird watcher as the banks of the delta are home to hundreds of bird species including the rare and prehistoric-looking shoebill stork. Also, will see hundreds of hippo and maybe even bathing elephant and huge crocs.

Come back to your lodge in time for lunch. Have an afternoon to relax or do another game.

 

Day 5

Murchison Falls – Fort portal

Early morning you will set off to your next destination, you will spend a night here in Fort portal. It is a beautiful town overlooking the famous Mountain of the moon (Rwenzori and with many crater lakes. Staying here will cut down on the driving that also give you a good time to relax and enjoy the trip better.

  • Journey Time:  7 hours                              
  • Accommodation:  Rwenzori View Guest house
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 6

Fort Portal – Ishasha – Tree-climbing lions

After breakfast, you will set off to Ishasha. On the way, you will stop at the equator to take a photo before continuing to ishasha.  The Ishasha area is famous for its tree-climbing lions. To escape from the heat during the day, the lions here have learned how to climb the fig trees. If you are lucky, you might spot a few during your game drive, so keep your eyes open and look up! Besides these famous lions, there is other interesting wildlife to be seen, like buffalo and the Uganda kob.

After lunch, you will go for an afternoon game drive looking for the famous tree-climbing lions.

In early evening, you will come back to your lodge (Jungle lodge) for dinner and rest for today.

  • Journey Time:  3.5 hours                                                           
  • Accommodation:  Jungle Lodge
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 7

Ishasha – Buhoma ( Bwindi)

This morning after the breakfast, you will go for another game drive on the way out of the park. Another chance to look for the tree climbing lions. You will then continue to your next destination. Buhoma area of Bwindi forest.

Day 8

Buhoma – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Your long awaited time has arrived. Today you will set out in the morning to go for your gorilla tracking experience. The trek can take between 2-8hrs but the excitement of coming face to face with these amazing animals will take after away all the tiredness.

Day 9

Buhoma – Lake Bunyonyi        

Today it will be an early morning wake up. After breakfast, you set off to Lake Bunyonyi. Getting here in late morning. Have lunch and start exploring this beautiful place. You will go on canoeing trip to the small islands.  In evening, you can sit and relax while watching the sunset.

Journey time:  3.5 hours

Accommodation:  Firest Cottages

Meal Plan:  Dinner

Day 10

Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National park, one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated.  Mburo is home to Zebra, Eland and Impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife – not to mention the lake itself, which is teeming with Hippos and Crocodiles! However, you can now see Giraffes there too. You will stay just outside the park boundaries, but it will feel like being in the middle of the park. From your verandah and restaurant, you have a great view over the park and its wildlife.

 

You will go for an evening bicycle safari after lunch and then an evening game drive before coming back to your lodge for dinner.

  • Journey Time:  3-5 hours                                                        
  • Accommodation:  Pineapple Bay lodge
  • Meal Plan:   Breakfast and dinner

Day 11

Lake Mburo National park – Entebbe

Today, you will set off for a very early morning walking safari in Lake Mburo national park. The walk is about 2-3 hours. Coming back to lodge for breakfast and then leave for Entebbe. On the way, you will stop for lunch at the equator.

  • Journey Time:  7 hours                                                        
  • Accommodation:  Forest cottages

Day 12

Departure

Today is your last day, depending on your flight time; we may be able to squeeze a morning activity in and around Entebbe like the Entebbe botanical gardens.

THE TOTAL COST FOR THIS TRIP WILL BE $3900 PER PERSON

This will include:

  • One Gorilla permits per person
  • Ground transport
  • Accommodation mid-range.
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees in the park
  • Boat launch
  • Guide/driver

Costs excludes

  • Items of personal nature like Laundry,
  • International flights
  • Last night at Boma.

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