10-Day Epic Wildlife Sighting Trip to Uganda Including Gorilla Trekking.

10 Days | 9 Nights

Safari Overview

This enticing trip combines the best of Uganda’s wildlife and natural beauty, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience gorillas, the Strongest waterfalls in the world, and chimp trekking while immersing yourself in the country’s diverse landscapes and rich culture.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive at Entebbe Airport, Pickup and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park .. Drive Time: Approx: 5-6 hrs.

We hope your flight is scheduled for an early landing at Entebbe Airport. Upon arrival, you will be received and welcomed to the Pearl of Africa by the assigned Professional English-speaking Private Trip Guide. Then you will hit the road to transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Ugandan countryside and local villages with Lush green countryside, and beautiful landscapes that characterize this part of Uganda. Optional:(at an extra cost) Just in case you have reached early and are interested, you may choose to go for a breathtaking night game drive. Else, you will arrive in the evening and you will do little but check in accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Mburo Eagles Nest  Budget Level
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Lake Mburo morning game drive and afternoon transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.  Drive Time: Approx: 5-6 hrs.

Be up as early as possible for breakfast, and go for an early morning game drive in Lake Mburo NP. While on the game drive expect to see wildlife such as zebras, impalas, elands, giraffes, buffalos Topi among others and different bird species. Optional (at an extra cost) if you like take a boat Safari on Lake Mburo, where you might see hippos, crocodiles, and a wealth of birds. Depart Lake Mburo national park and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The major highlight of Bwindi is that it’s a big habitat for endangered mountain gorillas (harboring over 400 mountain gorillas roughly half of the world’s population),  you will arrive at Bwindi in the evening and check in at your lodge. Spend the evening at leisure, enjoying the tranquil surroundings, and overnight at the lodge.

Lodge/Hotel: Broadbill Forest Camp Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and afternoon optional community walk cultural encounter.

After an early breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing by an experienced ranger guide on the dos and don’ts during gorilla trekking. Begin your gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi by entering the Gorilla sanctuary through the dense rainforest, following the guide’s lead. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular! The area offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. After Encountering a family of mountain gorillas, spend an awe-inspiring hour with them. The shrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is awesome and an exciting experience to be long-savored. Please note that the trekking duration and the terrain can vary, depending on the gorilla family’s location. After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and some rest, thereafter if you like Optional: (at an extra cost) You could choose to go for the Batwa community visit and have a great time watching them dance and sing cultural performances.

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Lodge/Hotel: Broadbill Forest Camp Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Exit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP en route Ishasha Sector in search of tree climbing lions and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np . Drive Time: Approx: 3-4 hrs.

After an early breakfast checkout and proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP Park, the park is a home to a variety of wildlife like primates (including chimpanzee) classic big games, and more than 600 bird species. En route Ishasha sector which is famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. Spotting these unique creatures as they laze on the branches of fig trees will paint lasting memories. (though sometimes they are hard to spot) You will also be able to spot other wildlife such as Uganda kobs, cape buffalos, elephants, and warthogs in addition to tree-climbing lions, and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP arriving in the late afternoon just check-in and have a relaxing evening.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon Boat Trip on the Kazinga Channel.

After an early breakfast head for a morning game drive along the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for wildlife such as; cape buffalos, waterbucks, elephants, lions, leopards (though hard to spot), and bushbucks, among others which will leave you amazed. Return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

Later in the afternoon, take 2 hours on a scenic boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel which connects Lake George and Lake Albert, expect to catch sight of wildlife like hippos in a big concentration, elephants, crocodiles, and various water birds such as the African fish eagle, the African skimmer, and the yellow-billed stork among others and this experience will fascinate you.  Return to the lodge for a relaxing evening, dinner, and overnight stay.

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 6 : Another morning Queen game drive, visit to the Baboon cliff and Transfer to Kibale National Park.  Drive Time : Approx:1-2 hrs.

Have breakfast and proceed for a game drive and also visit the baboon cliffs where you will be introduced to stunning landscapes painting you unforgettable moments which is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Return to accommodation for lunch and some rest time, later depart for Kibale National Park popularly known for its Primates like Chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and red-tailed monkeys. You will arrive in the evening and do little but check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Chimp trekking Kibale Forest NP and the afternoon (evening) Bigodi swamp walk.

Have breakfast and head to the trekking point where you where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter proceed on an exciting chimpanzee trekking adventure with an experienced ranger guide. Once you locate Chimps you will be allowed a full hour in their presence Observing these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat and learning about their behaviors an experience that will leave you marveling. Return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

Thereafter go for Bigodi swamp walk. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fascinating area located in magombe swamp. This area is recognized for its extensive array of biodiversity among which several primate’s species like the white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, and the L’Hoest monkeys. The Bigodi is also a paradise for bird watchers and among the major bird species found in the Sanctuary is the Grand Blue Turaco and other fascinating flora and fauna.

Lodge/Hotel: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Depart Kibale Forest National Park and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.. Drive Time: Approx: 5-6hrs

Have breakfast and then hit the road right away to transfer to Murchison falls NP. This journey from Kibale to Entebbe is an incredible scenic drive passing through passing through villages lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda with stunning views. The major highlights of Murchison Falls NP are the roaring rapids of Murchison Falls, the strongest waterfalls in the whole world and the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park where you will have a chance of viewing elephants, cape buffalos, giraffe, hartebeest, lions and leopards (though hard to spot). Then the concentration of hippos, Nile crocodiles, and a variety of bird species will surely fascinate you. Upon reaching you will do little but check into your accommodation for a relaxation dinner and overnight stay.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Hornbill Bush Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 9 : Murchison morning game drive and afternoon Boat trip to the base of the falls.

Be up early for breakfast and depart for a very early morning sunrise game drive, exploring the park’s savannah in search of lions, giraffes, elephants, buffalos’ leopards (though hard to spot) and other wildlife. The park’s diverse landscape provides an excellent opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. Return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest time.

In the afternoon, embark on a boat safari along the Nile River to the base of Murchison Falls. This boat trip allows you to witness large concentrations of hippos and crocodiles, as well as various bird species. At the falls, experience the powerful rush of water as the Nile forces its way through a narrow gorge, creating a magnificent spectacle. Return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Hornbill Bush Lodge Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 10 : Exit Murchison, drive to Zziwa for rhino tracking and continue to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight out.. Drive Time: Approx: 6-7hrs

After an early breakfast set of to Entebbe Airport with a detour to Zziwa rhino sanctuary. At Zziwa you will have an hour of rhino tracking and different bird species for birders and then continue the drive to Entebbe Airport for your departure flight, taking with you unforgettable memories of your wildlife adventure in Uganda and a longing to return to this enchanting wilderness in the future. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

Accommodation

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.

Lodge/Hotel: Excluded (Only provided on Demand).
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 4,742 USD 3,264 USD 2,972 USD 2,657 USD 2,606 USD 2,485

Tour Inclusions


All meals and accommodations as per the itinerary.
Applicable Park entry fees USD/ activity fees.
All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle.
Services of a full-time English-speaking guide/driver.
Kibale Chimp Trekking permits (USD 200 ) per person
Bottled water while on a safari.
Gorilla trekking permits (USD 700) per person
All airport/hotel pick-ups and drop off.
All activities as stipulated in the itinerary. (Except those stated as optional)
Rhino Tracking (USD 50 per person)

Tour Exclusions


Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Phone calls and bar bills.
Airfare.
Personal/travel insurance.
Driver guides gratuity.
Entry Visa to Uganda (Apply Here)
All activities stated as “OPTIONAL”
All kinds of drinks except water.
All other Services of a personal nature.

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