This 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking combined with game viewing to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and lastly Lake Mburo National Parks safari, takes you through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, it involves the rolling hills with beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes, dense true African jungle, 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
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be welcomed by our company representative and safari guide for a transfer to your reserved hotel in Kampala. The 10 days game viewing combined with gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari briefing will be done right before dinner at the hotel where you will be spending the night. The next early morning we begin this adventurous safari you have all been preparing for.
Accommodation: Marie’s Royale Hotel
DAY 2: Kampala City – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Transfer to Murchison falls national park
After breakfast begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle, en-route stop to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place where you can meet these members of the big five family in the wilderness, This visit will provide you with an opportunity to go closer to these peaceful giants to have clearer view and photo moment. Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park to explore the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Twiga Tale Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
DAY 3: Murchison falls NP – Morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive
Enjoy breakfast and head out for morning game drive your guide will help you to spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, water buck, oribi, bush buck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Retire for lunch break and later go for an afternoon boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, home of crocodiles and over the 17 km stretch you may see elephant, water buck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, horn bill, cormorant and the rare shoe bill stork and by chance you might meet the lake shore hunters. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls. After this amazing boat cruise safari make a simple evening game drive specifically in search for the big cats. Return to your Lodge dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Twiga Tale Safari lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.
DAY 4: Murchison falls national park – Morning game drive – Transfer to Kibale forest national park – Evening nature walk to Bigodi swamp
After breakfast check out, drive to Kibale Forest National Park with morning game drive through the park and this will award you with an opportunity to see some animals you missed during previous game drive. Estimated transit time is 7 hours with frequent stops to stretch legs. The drive takes you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life. On arrival, check in to your preferred accommodation to relax and later go for an evening nature walk to Bigodi sanctuary nature walk. Kibale forest national park is proudly known to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Nkuruba Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
DAY 5; Kibale National Park – Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting 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 interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, lhoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps go the lodge for refreshments lunch and start the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is nestled between two lakes, George and Edward with the kazinga channel joining the two, its lush Savannah offers prime grazing ground for the African buffaloes, African elephants and various antelopes, the parks hosts over 600 bird species. Drive straight to the lodge check in and go evening nature walks to explore the crater lakes. Dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation: Pumba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.
DAY 6; Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive
Early rise today, 06:00am grab your breakfast and out to catch the lions, hyenas hunting before they disappear into the thickets. Other animals to see on the game drive are; cape buffalo, the handsome Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, leopard, waterbuck. At 03:00pm, take a cruise on the Kazinga channel a haven for over 600 bird types, hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo and later go for another evening game drive through Kasenyi tracker and this will be specifically to search for the big hunters of the park such as Lions, Leopard, Spotted hyenas and many others since evening is their prime time to looking for their survival and expect to find them in action. Later return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.
Accommodation: Pumba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/
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; Ruhondeza gorilla lodge
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
DAY 8; Bwindi National Park – Morning gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing
After 06:45am breakfast, head to the information center for a briefing before embarking on the long awaited trek. Gorilla trekking may last only for 3 hours or up to 8 hours or more of the day sometimes with rain overhead so be prepared with sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket. After a satisfactory trek, return to lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and lunch and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation; Bunyonyi safari resort
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
DAY 9; Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Evening 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 to have lunch relax as you are viewing the park and in the evening go for an amazing game drive in search for the wildlife of the park. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with few predators and it is the best for biking and nature walk safaris. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Mpogo safari lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 10; Lake Mburo N.P – Morning nature walk – Entebbe international airport
Wake up for breakfast before going out for a nature walk 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 the lodge for another set of breakfast and then embark on the drive to Entebbe with a stopover at Kayabwe equator point for the water experience and to buy souvenirs and have lunch later drive straight to Entebbe international airport for your return flight back home with great experience of gorilla.
Meal plan Breakfast and Lunch
Net Rate: $2305 Pp Sharing