15 Days Uganda gorilla Safari Tour – Chimpanzees & African Big five
$1000 per person
15 Days Uganda gorilla Safari Tour – Chimpanzees & African Big five takes you to Murchison falls national park for a rewarding wildlife experience, Kibale for the Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park for a combination of canoeing tree climbing lions plus other wildlife night/day game drives, Bwindi impenetrable national park for famous Gorilla trekking, Lake Bunyonyi canoeing bird watching tour and Lake Mburo National Park will offer day/night game drive, bird watching, horseback riding, plus community walk .
There are a great deal of extra adventures along the circuit making it an ideal way to explore more of what Uganda has to offer.
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.
Safari lodges: (Entebbe protea hotel / 2-friends beach hottel / Central Inn).
Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls via ziwa for rhinos viewing.
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 / Pakuba safari lodge / 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 / Pakuba safari lodge / 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: (Papaya lake lodge / Chimpanzee Cottages / 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. Retire for dinner. Safari lodge: (Primate lodge / chimpanzee cottages / Chimpanzee guest house). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget )
Day 6: Transfer to Queen elizabeth national park.
After a relaxed breakfast, you will go to queen elizabeth, if time allows, you will drive through kasese town viewing the mountain rwenzori ranges, Safari lodge: (Mweya safari lodge / Enganzi lodge / Bush lodge). 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. Safari lodge: (Mweya safari lodge / Enganzi lodge / Bush lodge). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 8: Going on to Ishasha sector – tree climbing lion zone.
After having breakfast at the lodge, your driver will drive you to the ishasha sector. You will embark on the game drive that will give you a chance to see tree climbing lions. Safari lodge: (Ishasha wildness / Ishasha jungle lodge / Ishasha river camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park via ishasha.
On this day, you will rise early and after breakfast, set off for the impenetrable park . Along the way to Bwindi, you will enjoy sight seeing of community home steeds. Check in at the lodge, and prepare for the next day actactivity. Safari lodges: (Silverback lodge / Gorilla mist lodge / Buhoma rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 10: Gorilla tracking in bwindi - Life-time memorable experience
Day 11: Going on 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 12: Going on 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. Check in at the lodge. Safari lodges: (Mihingo lodge / Rwakobo rock lodge / Eagles's nest rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 13: Game viewing and afternoon canoe ride.
During the drive you will be able to see animals like the zebras, elephants, impalas, Uganda cobs, eland and so many others. In the evening you will go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo where you will see crocodiles, hippos and water birds. Safari lodges: (Mihingo lodge / Rwakobo rock lodge / Eagles's nest rest camp). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 14: Going to Jinja via Kampala - at the source of river Nile. OR stay in Kampala for city tour.
Visit Jinja, east of Uganda to see Sezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, Bujagali Rapids and the Source of the Nile. Jinja is the former industrial capital and is now the Adventure capital. After lunch, Visit the Source of the Nile and Jinja town as well, you will have Dinner and peaceful overnight in Jinja source of river nile. Safari lodges: (Jinja nile resort / Paradise hotel / 2 Friends guest house). Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).
Day 15: Kampala city tour and departure at Entebbe airport.
After a healthy breakfast at your hotel in Kampala OR Jinja, you will visit the craft shops-National, museum, and religious centers. Later proceed for departure at Entebbe airport.