10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour

10 days Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport.  Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. This close encounter with these amazing primates is simply breathtaking

This 10 days Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport.  Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. This close encounter with these amazing primates is simply breathtaking.  Also get a close encounter with a number of African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture to experience the best of the big fives and the big two primates. Experience the wonder of the World’s renown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge.

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Tour Highlight

Day 1: Arrive and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with an optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at an extra fee of $50 per person

Day 3: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike to the Top of the Falls

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Cruise into Lake Edward

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lion Game Drive

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Enjoy full Day Relaxation at Bunyonyi

Day 10: Transfer to the Airport

Day 1: Arrive and Transfer to Hotel

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities.  Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time allowing you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while in upcountry

Accommodation:  Fairway Hotel and Spa
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with an optional stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at an extra fee of $50 per person

Start your Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour with an early morning breakfast and later drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park, you may stopover at the Rhino Sanctuary for an optional opportunity to trek Rhinos at an extra fee of $50 per person.  Currently, the sanctuary has a total of 32 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about one and half hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch at your expense and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal Plan:  Full Board

Day 3: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike to the Top of the Falls

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may continue to the top of the falls at an extra fee of $15 per person where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft  in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal Plan:  Full Board

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park- Bigodi Swamp walk

After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive south via Hoima through Fort Portal and through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates viewing the mystical Rwenzori Back drops. You will arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge, relax and go for Bigodi swamp walk to explore more of the bird species and the local community. Come back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Isunga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan:   Full Board

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking- Afternoon Boat Cruise & Evening Game Drive

This is one of the highlights of your Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour. After breakfast, Head to Kibale forest headquarters for chimpanzee trekking experiences. After this magical tour, return to the lodge for early lunch, check out and head to Queen Elizabeth National Park to take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Later go for an evening game drive to spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal Plan:   Full Board

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lion Game Drive

After your early morning breakfast, pack-up your bags and drive through Ishasha plains for the visit with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bakiga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan:   Full Baord

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Today is the major highlight of Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour! After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on supplement of $900 per person – here you will be sure of meeting and spending enough time with the Gorillas.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Accommodation: Bakiga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi- Canoeing

After breakfast drive to Lake Bunyonyi which has breathtaking scenery. Spend the night overlooking Uganda deepest lake, where you may try your hand at paddling at dugout canoe, or eating fresh water crayfish.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Meal Plan:  Full Board

Day 9: Enjoy full Day Relaxation at Bunyonyi

You will spend your day Relaxing or speak to the lodge manager about activities you would like to engage in- You will pay this on an extra cost.

Accommodation:  Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Meal Plan:  Full Board

Day 10: Transfer to the Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home

After Breakfast, drive to the Airport with a stopover at the Equator for water experience, here you will too have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time.  Take some photos, then another stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations arriving in the afternoon at Entebbe airport to end your Uganda gorilla and wildlife tour and catch up with your out bound flight back home

Tour Inclusions

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Accommodation based on per person sharing
  • Meals are on Full Board apart from in Cities or Towns.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruises
  • Game drives
  • Ferry Crossing
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Equator water Experinec
  • Well bottled mineral water
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • All meal enroute an in Cities/town where Accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • All meals en route and in cities
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
  • All optional activities

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