15 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport – transfer to Hotel near airport. (10Minutes drive)
Day 2: Visit Source of Nile River (World’s longest River)
Day 3: Drive to Murchison falls National park – past via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 4: Morning Wildlife game viewing safari And afternoon enjoy a boat cruise
Day 5: Stop over at Hoima for cultural excursion and great view of rift valley escarpment
Day 6: Drive to Kibale forest National park. (home of primate chimps)
Day 7: Morning chimpanzee trekking and afternoon nature guided walk
Day 8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth game park. Evening game viewing safari is possible
Day 9: Morning Wildlife game viewing safari and afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
Day 10: Drive to Bwindi national park – past via Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions, proceed to Bwindi.
Day 11: Gorilla Trekking experience / evening nature guided walk or visit lake Bunyonyi.
Day 12: Visit lake Bunyonyi (The Switzerland of Africa)
Day 13: Drive to Lake Mburo national park – evening boat ride is possible
Day 14: Full day game viewing safari in Lake Mburo
Day 15: Drive back -to- Kampala/Entebbe airport,with airport drop off.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport – meet and greet our company driver / hotel driver – transfer to Hotel.

Hotel option: Protea Hotel and Lake Victoria Hotel (Luxury option), 2-Friends Beach hotel and Sienna Beach Hotel (midrange option), Entebbe Central Inn and Precious Guest House (Budget option)

Day 2: Visit Source of Nile River at Jinja – World’s longest River At 8:30 ou will go and visit the source of River Nile, the longest river in Africa. you will enjoy warm lunch at the source of river Nile. Along the way, sightseeing roadside market vendors, local chicken roasting, through Mabira forest (largest forest in Uganda), proceed to Jinja town. Later in afternoon, visit the source of Nile river with a boat ride.

Hotel option: Jinja Nile Resort and Crested Crane Hotel (Luxury option), The Haven on Nile and Triangle Hotel (midrange option), Paradise on Nile Hotel and 2Friends Guest House (Budget option)

Day 3: Drive to Murchison falls national park – past via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In the morning, our company representative-guide, He will be transfer you to Murchison falls national Park. The biggest and largest national park in Uganda. Known as the most powerful waterfall. You will have en-route lunch  and visit the ziwa rhino sanctuary. Upon arrival, you will have Dinner and  peaceful overnight in Murchison falls national park.

Hotel option: Paraa Safari Lodge and Twiga Safari Lodge (Luxury option), Pakuba safari lodge and Murchison River Lodge (midrange option), Redchill rest camp and Sambiya Bandas (Budget option)

Day 4: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise to the Bottom of the 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. Return to the booked lodge for dinner and peaceful overnight.

Day 5: Stop over at Hoima for cultural excursions / great view and photos of rift valley escarpment This is intended to reduce the long distance between Murchison falls park to Kibale forest national park.

Hotel option: Hoima Cultural Lodge (Luxury option), Hoima Kotiki Hotel(Midrange option), Kolpin Hotel (Budget option)

Day 6: Drive to Kibale forest national park – the home of primate chimpanzees. 8:00am After a healthy breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest National Park, the capital world of 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 overnight.

Hotel options: Papaya lake lodge and Mountain of the Moon hotel (Luxury option), Kibale Guest Cottage and Primate Lodge (Midrange option), Chimpanzee guest house and Camp and Kibale Forest Camp (Budget option).

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon Nature guided walk at Bigodi.
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.
Later in the afternoon, visit local communities around Kibale forest, guided by locals.

Day 8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth park, Evening game viewing safari is possible. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge.  and Later go for evening game viewing safari

Hotel options: Mweya Safari Lodge and Ihamba Safari Lodge (Luxury option), Enganzi Lodge and Twin Lakes Safari lodge (Midrange option), Mweya hostel and Pumba Safari Camp (Budget option).

Day 9: 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 Kazinga 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.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park. You will set off and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. This forest is home to the magnificent giant mountain gorillas and a variety of other forest primates including the blue monkey as well as a wealth of bird life. Along the journey, you will have a chance to visit the Ishasha sector, commonly known for tree climbing lions. Dinner and peaceful overnight in Bwindi NP.

Hotel options: Silverback Lodge and Engangi Lodge (Luxury option), Buhoma Haven Lodge and Agandi lodge, Ruhija Mist camp, Ride for a Woman and Buhoma Rest Camp (Budget option).

Day 11: Gorilla tracking in Uganda – Life-time memorable experience.
After morning breakfast, 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 in Bwindi this will be a reward of the ultimate gorilla experience’ as well as other primates that inhabit the forest. This may take you about 4-5hrs in the jungle. You will return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 12: Visit lake Bunyonyi. (The Switzerland of 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 peaceful overnight stay at the lodge besides lake Bunyonyi.

Hotel Options: Birdnest Resort (Luxury option), Bunyonyi Safaris (Midrange), Bunyonyi lake view (Budget option)

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park.
On this day, drive to Lake Mburo game park, The green acacia woodland surrounding the lake harbors dense population of zebras, warthog, Buffalo, Impala and various others grazers, including the last surviving Ugandan population of Eland, the largest African Antelope. Later return for lunch at the lodge, later in the afternoon, embark on a boat ride on Lake Mburo.

Hotel Options: Mihingo Lodge and Mburo Safari Lodge (Luxury option), Rwakobo Rock hotel (Midrange), Leopard Rest Camp (Budget option)

Day 14: Full day game viewing safari in open roof. with afternoon boat ride

The green acacia woodland surrounding the lake harbors dense population of zebras, warthog, Buffalo, Impala and various others grazers, including the last surviving Ugandan population of Eland, the largest African Antelope.

Later in the afternoon, visit the lake , take a boat ride for chance to see hippos, crocodiles, birds etc. before returning back to hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 15: Return back to Kampala city / Entebbe airport for departure
After breakfast, We will continue to Kampala reaching the capital late afternoon / evening. Dinner and overnight in Kampala. your driver-guide will drive you to your Hotel in Kampala or to Entebbe airport for departure.

And proceed to Kampala reaching the capital late afternoon drop off at the hotel addres / Entebbe airport for your departure.

PRICE WILL INCLUDE:-

* Gorilla trekking permits at Bwindi
* Chimpanzee trekking permits
* Fees to visit source of Nile River
* Park entrance at Murchison falls N/Park
* Game viewing safari at Murchison falls
* Boat cruise and ferry crossing at Murchison falls
* Park entry fees in Queen Elizabeth NP
* Boat cruise fees at Kazinga channel
* Chance to see tree climbing lions
* Hot lunches on transfer days
* Bottled water in car
* Professional guide/ driver allowance
* Ground transportation in a 4×4 safari car
* Fees at Lake Bunyonyi
* Park entry fees at Lake Mburo park
* Boat ride fees at Lake Mburo park
* Accommodation for 14 nights
* Meals at the lodges (B, L, D)
* Airport transfers (pick and drop off)

PRICE WILL EXCLUDE:

* International Air ticket and visa fees
* Beers and Wine (alcoholic drinks)
* Laundry expenses and craft shopping