10 Days And 9 Nights Wildlife And Gorilla Trekking Group Tour

will take you to Murchison Falls NP for game sighting and to explore the world’s strongest Falls “Murchison Fall”, Kibale Forest NP for chimpanzee tracking

This 10 Days And 9 Nights Wildlife And Gorilla Trekking Group Tour Package will take you to Murchison Falls NP for game sighting and to explore the world’s strongest Falls “Murchison Fall”, Kibale Forest NP for chimpanzee tracking, Queen Elizabeth NP to search for the tree climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP for the mighty gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi for canoeing and bird watching  And Lake Mburo NP for night game drive.

It involves going through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, rolling hills with beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes, dense African jungles, amazing nature created features, plenty of wild animals, different primates and numerous bird species that will make you appreciate that Uganda is truly “The pearl of Africa”. We carefully selected best activities to extremely make this package eye-catching and to enjoy each minute you spend with us on this safari in the true African Wilderness.

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to Kampala City

Up on your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be met by our company representative and driver guide for meet and greet then transfer to your reserved hotel for relaxation with a glass of fresh juice and briefings about your safari package. The next early morning we begin this adventurous safari. Dinner and an overnight

NB, If time allows after relaxation and briefings about your safari you will do evening Kampala city tour to explore the historical places of Uganda such as Kabaka’s palace and Amin torture chambers, Namugongo martyr’s shrines, Uganda National Museum, Kasubi tombs (the burial ground for the Buganda Kings one of the UNESCO’S recognized site).

Accommodation; Fairway Hotel and Spa
Meal plan; Lunch / Dinner

DAY 2: Kampala City – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Transfer to Murchison falls NP – Evening hiking to the top of the Falls

After breakfast begin your panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you can meet these peaceful members of the big five family in the wilderness. Upon your arrival at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary have short break and some refreshment and later go for your white rhino tracking which will provide you with opportunities to explore rhinos close to their feet and you have to keep your camera on standby search that you do not miss out any moment during trucking but you will have to follow the guideline of your local based guide.

After rhino tracking, have a short break and start your drive to Murchison Falls NP with an en-route stop for lunch from Masindi Town. Murchison Falls NP is well known to be one of Uganda’s ancient conservation areas and acknowledged for receiving prominent international visitors. Upon your arrival in Murchison falls NP, go straight to meet the world’s strongest falls with to witness the whole Nile squeeze through a narrow gorge of about only 7 meters wide and exploding into violent waterfalls into a whirlpool about 43 meters below. The sight of this world’s strongest waterfall is breathtaking. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation; Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan; Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

DAY 3: Murchison falls NP – Morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive

On this day after breakfast, start your morning game drive to the northern sector of the Park. This drive will provide opportunities to watch various wildlife including; Elephants, Buffalo, Jackson hartebeest, Kobs, Lion, Leopard, and Giraffe among others all the wildlife here will leave you with a taste of African savannah wilderness. Have short break for lunch and later go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, home of crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob.

This is also a zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, bee-eater, kingfisher, and the rare shoebill stork and by chance you might meet the lake shore hunters retire from boat cruising have a short break and then go for your evening game drive and this will be specifically to search for the big predators of the park such as Lions, Leopards and spotted hyenas. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation; Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan; Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4; Murchison Falls NP – Transfer to Kibale Forest NP – Evening Bigodi Swamp nature walk

After breakfast check out and drive to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive will take you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life, Kibale Forest NP is proudly known to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa with of over 13 species including over 1450 population of Chimpanzees. Some of primates are unique to this park such as; the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates including black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon, Bush babies to mention but a few. On your arrival, check in at your lodge and go to Bigodi swamp sanctuary for your evening nature walk which will gift you with numerous chances to see over 229 species of birds, different tree species, and other small animals within the wet tropical forests of the park. Plus other different primates such as, blue monkeys, baboons and a variety of birds. This walk will take you through Bakiga and Batooro local communities which offers the whole experience of coffee making, local herbs, taking you through coffee and banana gardens which will make you have a clue of how the locally treat themselves and how they survive without modern technology. Return to the lodge for relaxation dinner and an overnight

Accommodation; Isunga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 5; Kibale National Park – Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park – Evening Kasoga community walk

In the morning have your breakfast and go to the Park information center for briefings about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking then set off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it more interesting and adventurous. Besides chimpanzees, other primates will like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, lhoestes, and Vervet monkeys. After tracking return to your lodge for refreshments, lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP “the medley of wonders “.Queen Elizabeth National Park is nestled between two great Lakes, George and Edward with the Kazinga channel joining the two, it offers a prime grazing ground for both big and smalls mammals including over 600 bird species and many reptiles.

Drive straight to your lodge for check in and go for a visit to Kasoga community which offers typically firsthand experience with immerse both cultural and marine practices that will presented to you in an unique style such as local milking processes, escorting cattle to the bush within the community parameters, and the indigenous methods of milk preservation to produce local yogurt and finally getting ghee. A visit to the landing site will avail you with endless opportunities to engage in the marine practices of the community that will make you feel authentic African culture and feel the serenity of one of Uganda’s virgin culture. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation; Parkview Safari Lodge
Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 6; Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive

After your morning coffee, head out for a morning game drive to look for wildlife on Kasenyi track of the park. Common sightings here are; elephant, warthog, waterbuck, Uganda kob, warthog, lions, hyena, buffalo and so much more including many bird species. Have a short break for lunch and go for your afternoon boat cruise on the well-known Kazinga Channel.

The Channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa, big number of Nile crocodiles and it is a paradise for birders enjoys most as they see hundreds and hundreds of birds on the shore. Expect to see a number of big mammals on the shores as they have come to quench their thirty such as Elephants, Buffaloes, and Antelopes. After this adventurous launch prepare for your evening game drive and this will be specifically to search for the big predators of the park such as lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and many others. Return to the lodge for diner and an overnight

Accommodation; Parkview Safari Lodge
Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 7; Queen Elizabeth N.P – Morning game through Ishasha sector – Transfer Bwindi National Park

Wake up to have breakfast before continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a home to the half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas with a game drive through Ishasha sector to search for the amazing tree climbing lions and after collecting memories here continue with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park for the thrilling mountain gorilla experience, Arrive to check in, relax and go for an evening village walk or souvenir shopping in the local craft shops if time allows. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal Plan; Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

DAY 8; Bwindi National Park – Morning gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing

Wake up early for breakfast and depart for morning pre tracking briefing at the park information center. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla tracking” the time taken while tracking is not known but it is expected to be between 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the trek expect to discover other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others.

On encounter, spend an hour of exhilarating moments with these gentle giants. Return to the lodge for a shower, lunch. Then leave the home of red eyed giants and drive to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing.

Accommodation; Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi
Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 9; Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive

After breakfast with great memories of the mountain gorillas depart Lake Bunyonyi heading to Lake Mburo National Park the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. On arrival to the park enjoy the drive en route to the overnight accommodation. Wildlife here include: the elusive leopard, jackals, hyenas, zebra and the newly introduced giraffes among others.

Drive straight to the lodge for relaxation and later go for your night drives also give you the best chance of finding leopards, spotted hyena and there is one male lion in the park who resides down by Lake Mburo itself. It is an interesting experience out at night with a spotlight, an unusual twist on your regular game drives. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation; Rwakobo Rock lodge
Meal plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

DAY 10, Lake Mburo NP – Morning game drive – Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Wake up for breakfast before going out on horseback riding safari– a nature walk on horses for 2 hours in the park accompanied by an armed ranger will be one of the best since you get the opportunity to get closer to the inhabitants of the park and photo moment. Return to your lodge for another set for full breakfast and later return to Entebbe International Airport to meet your return flight through the famous Ankole region with their long horned Ankole cattle with an en route stop at Kayabwe Equator crossing point the widely known landmark that is worthy to witness the equator water experiment and to take a memorial photos. Have Lunch and then continue with your drive straight

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch

The price includes;

  • Ground transport using a safari van which is 4*4WD and air-conditioned and pop roof for 10 days (Safari Land cruiser)
  • English speaking drivers/guides for 10 days
  • 3 hours boat cruise on the Murchison river
  • 2 boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • 1 chimpanzee permit
  • 1 gorilla permit
  • Rhino trekking at Ziwa
  • Game drives as indicted as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drive in search for the tree climbing lion
  • A village experience
  • A visit to Lake Bunyonyi and canoeing
  • Accommodation for 9 nights on full board meal plan
  • Night game drive at Lake Mburo
  • Horseback riding
  • Game drive at Lake Mburo National park
  • A visit to Equator crossing point
  • Meals as indicated against each day.
  • Park entry fees to all mentioned national parks in the itinerary
  • Mineral water for the entire safari
  • En-route meals
  • Return airport transfers
  • English speaking driver guide

The price excludes;

  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra meals and activities

Package Quotation

$2927 USD Per person sharing in a double on full board meal using a safari Land cruiser

$600 USD Single room supplement

Discount for a couple in private room $5780 USD

The group size is 16 people and minimum size is 8 people however, it can be customized into a private tour. The tour will depart on 10th Aug 2020 and end on 19th Aug 2020. Please confirm with a commitment payment of $1200 USD. Bio data of your passport details will be required for the purpose of booking your gorilla, chimpanzee permits and accommodation facilities. Last booking is 25th June 2020, this is because gorilla permits and chimpanzee permits have to be booked and paid in advance due to their being on high demand and with a limited number to be sold out on daily basis.

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