12 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking safari tour
$1000 per person
12 days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari tour And wildlife safari, will allow you to explore the best of the western region of Uganda. You will watch lions, plus some of the African big fives in Murchison falls and rhino trekking zziwa rhino sanctuary followed by a unique chimpanzee experience in Kibale national park and gorilla trekking/habituation in Bwindi impenetrable national park. Accommodations during this safari will be well-valued, carefully selected mid-range or semi-luxury lodges with excellent views of the wild and a good reputation
Price will include
- Gorilla Permit each person
- Car hire transportation in 4WD tourist car
- Fuel for the entire trip
- Park entrance fees in the parks
- Bird watching while on tour
- Guided game viewing in all parks
- Launch cruise in all National parks
- Warm lunches during transfer days
- Chimpanzee permits at Kibale park
- Canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi & bird viewing
- Safe drinking mineral water in car full time
- Meals at the lodges
- Services of English speaking driver-guide
- Accommodation for 11 nights on full board meals
- Airport /Hotel transfers
Price will exclude:
- Airticket and visa fees
- Soft sodas and alcoholic drinks
- Extra activities out of itinerary
- And other personal items/expenses
View Full Travel Itinerary Day By Day
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the lodge/ hotel in Entebbe or Kampala
You will have a warm welcome by our tour guide/driver at Entebbe airport (EBB) who will take you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala for dinner and rest.
Safari lodges: Lake Victoria hotel / Boma hotel / Central Inn.
Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls via ziwa for rhinos.
On this day, you will enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Entebbe OR Kampala set off for Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. I really advise that you make this stop over since it will give you the complete feel of the “big five” in Uganda. With an en-route lunch, you shall make a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to view the endangered rhinos before continuing to Murchison. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is home to the endangered rhinos that are not found elsewhere in Uganda. You shall then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. The driver/guide will then transfer you to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Safari lodges: (Paraa safari lodge / Kabalega wildness / Redchill rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 3: Morning game viewing drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of falls.
On this day, take pleasure in a morning game drive towards the Albert and Victoria Nile and experience a great deal of wildlife and birds. Along the way, look out for herds of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species. Later on in the day after lunch, embark on a launch cruise to the base of the falls. This 3 hour cruise from Paraa is a rewarding trip that will expose you to many various wildlife species like hippos, crocodiles, elephants (though quite occasional along this side) and a variety of the bird life that may include the African fish eagles. You will then hike to the top of the falls and enjoy the areal view of the falls as well as other flora and fauna. You will then return to the lodge for wonderful dinner and rest.
Safari lodges: (Paraa safari lodge / Kabalega wildness / Redchill rest camp).
Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest national park.
After a healthy breakfast, you will be transfer to Kibale forsest National Park, the capital world of primates. Primates such as chimpanzee, baboons and monkeys. With en-route lunch meals. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and peaceful rest. Safari lodge: (Primate lodge / Kibale safari lodge / Chimpanzee guest house). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget )
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and community walk
On this day, you will rise quite early and enjoy quick breakfast. You will head to the park head quarters for a briefing session regarding chimpanzee tracking code of conduct. Thereafter, you will be guided to the forest and experience tracking of the chimps and other primates in their natural habitant (this is the primate capital of the world). The park’s site guide will take you through this adventurous experience where you may be blessed with enormous encounters of various forest primates like the L’hoest, black faced colobus monkeys, baboons and other forest species. The chief highlight of this day will be the chimps. You will enjoy them as they play, sing, communicate and eat. 1 hour is usually allowed with the Chimps. You may also be rewarded with wonderful sightings of forest bird species like the African broadbill, Ross’ and great blue turraco, butterflies and flora. After your lunch at the park, (you can either enjoy a picnic lunch in the park or return to your lodge for lunch) the driver / guide will reward you with the Bigodi evening tour. This wetland sanctuary near Kibale forest is famed for the colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and a wealth of bird life like the African Broad-bill and the great blue turraco. Return for dinner. Safari lodge: (Primate lodge / Kibale safari lodge / Chimpanzee guest house). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget )
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth park
Queen Elizabeth National park presently boosts the highest biodiversity rating of any game park in Uganda with its dense swamps, beautiful crater lakes, open savannah and rain forest, the park is gifted with almost 100 species of mammals. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and rest. Safari lodge: (Mweya safari lodge / Enganzi lodge / Mweya hostel). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 7: Morning game drive - afternoon boat cruise
Early in the morning set off for the morning game drive in the Northern crater area where there is a lot of dark holes called the black craters with no water. You may be able to see a lot of animal species such as the Elephants, lions, buffaloes, Leopards, monkeys such as the black and white colobus, vervet, patus, red-tailed and the blue monkeys. Other animals that can be seen are the bush pigs and the warthogs, antelopes. This side of the park provides a good view of numerous craters. The activity takes 3-4 hour. Return for lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon go Later after lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise on Kaziga channel. This is very rewarding with the aquatic animals like crocodiles, hippos and many bird species like black bee carmine bee eaters and black bee eaters, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Striated Heron among others. This takes 2-3 hour. Dinner and overnight at the booked lodge. Safari lodge: (Mweya safari lodge / Parkview Safari lodge / Mweya hostel). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park via ishasha sector famous for tree climbing lions.
On this day, you will rise early and after breakfast, set off for the impenetrable park via the Ishasha sector (much recommended drive) and have a spectacular view of the tree climbing lions as they rest in the fig trees (Please be keen: sometimes they tend to wander off and look for food!). On this drive, you may be rewarded with more spectacular views of more wildlife like the Ugandan kobs, buffalos and elephants resting or lingering in other places. Safari lodges: (Gorilla resort / Silverback lodge / Buhoma rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 9: Gorilla tracking- Life-time memorable experience.
You are now in Bwindi and this is the moment you have been waiting for! After very early breakfast, you will be guided to the park headquarters for the briefing session about the gorilla trackers code of conduct from the park’s guides. Thereafter, you will get ready, along with your packed lunches to embark on the lifetime memorable experience in this magnificent forest for gorilla tracking. The trail you use may reward you with exciting moments of the giant mountain gorillas ‘this will be a reward of the ultimate gorilla experience’ as well as other primates that inhabit the forest. The trek may be tough and slippery at some points but it all supersedes the excitement of viewing the gorillas at the end of the forest tour (This may probably be the highlight of the whole safari for you!). If you are a Keen birder, you will look out for various species of forest birds. Safari lodges: (Gorilla resort / Silverback lodge / Buhoma rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 10: Going to lake Bunyonyi - second deepest lake in Africa.
After breakfast, we will make our scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape to lake bunyonyi, Given the inevitable rigorous day at Bwindi, most clients will cherish some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake. You will enjoy an evening canoe ride on the lake. dinner and peacefulovernight stay at the lodge besides lake Bunyonyi. Safari lodges: (Birdnest resort / Bunyonyi safari lodge / Overland resort camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 11: Going to lake mburo national park.
After breakfast, we will make our scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape to lake mburo national park, This park is well known for zebras, impalas, antelopes, kobs, bushbucks, and you will enjoy an evening canoe ride on the lake. dinner and peacefulovernight stay at the lodge in lake mburo game park. Safari lodges: (Mihingo lodge / Rwakobo rock lodge / Eagles's nest rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 12: Return back to Kampala OR depart at Entebbe airport
After morning healthy breakfast, prepare for the journey back to Kampala heading to Entebbe, you will enjoy warm lunch along the way stopover at the Uganda equator. Proceed to Kampala. Either you will be dropped to the airport for departure.