15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour, Gorilla Trekking Tours and Wildlife Safaris in Uganda
The 15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour takes you on remarkable Gorilla Trekking Tours at Bwindi Forest National Park and Wildlife Safari Tour at Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
The 15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Buggala Island.
Day 1: Arrival-Pick Up
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by a company driver guide who will transfer you to your lodge/ hotel in Kampala for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Sheraton Hotel (luxury), Cassia Lodge (Mid range), Excellent Hotel (Budget).
Day 2: Transfer-Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Today after your morning breakfast you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala by your driver guide and set off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Masindi close to Murchison Falls National Park.
At the Sanctuary, you will trek the Rhinos then later on, you will proceed to the stunning Murchison Falls National park. When you reach the park, transfer to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Budget), Kabalega Resort (Mid range), Masindi Hotel.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi-Budongo Forest
After your breakfast ou will leave the sanctuary and head to Murchison Falls National Park. Upon your arrival in the park, you will proceed directly to the park head quarters where you will be briefed about the chimpanzee trackers code of conduct by a UWA official.
Set off for Kaniyo Pabidi thereafter under the guidance of an armed ranger for Chimpanzee Tracking. Possible other sightings on this trail may include other primate like the Black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkeys among others. After your lunch you will drive to the magnificent top of the falls and marvel around the robust Nile for a wondrous lifetime experience. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Sambiya Lodge (Midrange)/Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Budget)
Day 4: Game Drive & Boat Cruise-Murchison Falls National Park
After your breakfast you will drive toward the Albert Nile for a game viewing drive on the northern bank of the Nile River where you will get exposed to its habitat species Possible sightings on this trip may include the Rothschild Giraffe, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest, Lions, Waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds.
After your lunch you will enjoy an afternoon Launch cruise along the Victoria Nile. Expect hippos and crocodiles along the River banks as you take this ride to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)/ Sambiya Lodge (Midrange)/Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Budget)
Day 5: Transfer-Kibale Forest National Park
Head off from Murchison Falls after an early breakfast to Fort Portal, the journey will take you through the stunning scenery of Fortportal where you will enjoy the wonderful background view of the Rwenzori Mountains of the moon. You will have an enroute lunch and thereafter proceed to Kibale National park with superlative diverse primates in East Africa. Dinner and overnight at Primates lodge (Luxury)/Chimp’s Nest (Midrange)/Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget)
Day 6: Nature Walks-Murchison Falls National Park
After your break fast relish in a guided nature walk in the misty tropical forest where you will trace various primates like the L’hoests’ monkeys, red colobus monkey, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkeys and the grey-cheeked mangabeys among others.
After your lunch you will take a scenic drive to the Crater Lake region where you will get a chance of enjoying the scenery of various Crater Lakes. Dinner and overnight at Primates lodge (Luxury)/Chimp’s Nest (Midrange)/Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget
Day 7: Transfer-Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will take a game drive as you enter the park. This drive will reward you with possible views of species like elephants, Kobs, buffalos, lions, hyenas, antelopes among others.
After your lunch you will taka launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and George. This trip will reward you will expose you to the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa besides the birdlife of both typical and migrants.
Dinner and overnight stay at Jacana (Luxury)/ Hippo Hill camp (Midrange)/ Institute of Ecology (Budget)
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National park
Today after your morning breakfast, you will drive through the Ishasha sector for Queen Elizabeth and access Bwindi from the north of the park. You will be rewarded with sightings of the tree climbing lions in the sector as they rest on the fig trees depending on the season of the year. Have an enroute lunch. Enjoy a game viewing drive as you enter the diverse Bwindi Impenetrable National Park were you will be exposed to some of its wildlife habitats. Dinner and over night at Gorilla Resort (Luxury)/Engagi Lodge (Midrange)/ Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget)
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking-Bwindi Forest National Park
After your breakfast you look forward to the awaited highlight activities of this tour. Well prepared with your packed lunch, proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing session on the gorilla tracking code of conduct.
Thereafter penetrate through the misty impenetrable forest for a hilarious and adventurous experience of tracking the gorillas with the guidance of an armed game ranger. The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is unpredictable. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it is very appealing. Return to your lodge for dinner and over night at Gorilla Resort (Luxury)/Engagi Lodge (Midrange)/ Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget)
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Leave Bwindi for Lake Mburo in the early morning after your breakfast. Enjoy sightings of the beautiful scenery enroute with an enroute lunch stopover.
Upon your arrival in the park embark on evening boat ride on Lake Mburo that will reward you with spectacular sighting of birdlife besides the habitant wildlife species. Possible sightings on the trip may include a variety of animal species as they drink on the lake shores, for example the hippo, and crocodile. However sightings of the Papyrus gonolek, blue headed coucal, southern ground hornbill and mosque swallow may be possible. Transfer for dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge (Luxury)/Arcadia cottages (Midrange)/Rwonyo campsite (Budget)
Day 11: Transfer to Buggala Island
Today you will take pleasure in a morning game drive in the park and catch-up with the early raisers. Sightings of the zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffalos and antelope may be possible. Thereafter your breakfast, you will set off for Entebbe to catch up with a boat ride for a transfer to Buggala. Enjoy sightings of the beautiful beaches and hilly landscape upon your arrival on the magnificent Island.
In the later evening, experience birding of the migrant and residential bird life of the island. Expect to spot the eagles, hammerheads, hornbills and kingfishers making it perfect for a tropical and exotic first experience. Dinner and overnight stay at Mirembe Resort Beach/Pearl gardens on the beach.
Day 12: At Buggala Island
This morning after your breakfast you will take a boat ride to Bukasa Island along Lake Victoria. You will be rewarded with splendorous views of the bird species on the water and on the shores too.
You will also encounter magnificent scenic views of the unique waterfalls and stones. Laze around the beach after a whole days ride on the beautiful lake or embark on optional sport fishing. Transfer back for dinner and overnight at Mirembe Resort Beach/Pearl gardens on the beach.
Day 13: Bugala Island
Today you will go for a forest walk after your breakfast in search for the animal habitants on this beautiful misty Island forest. Return back to your lodge for lunch. Embark on an afternoon canoe ride after your lunch to the Ssese Island. A camp fire will be arranged for you on this last evening on the Island before your retire for dinner and over night at the Lodge.
Day 14: Transfer to Kampala
This morning you will leave the resort early morning after your break fast to catch-up with a ferry transfer back Entebbe. Leave Entebbe and drive back to Kampala were you will embark on a city tour in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Expect to explore the Uganda Museum known to be the oldest in East Africa, the mystical Kabaka’s lake, Namugongo shrines among other sites.
Day 15: Departure-Kampala
After your break fast, take an optional souvenir shopping in the Craft shops around Kampala for a memorable Pearl of Africa Safari. Otherwise you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch-up with your flight back home depending on your flight details.
THIS SAFARI INCLUDES:
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
- Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
- Airfare to Uganda
- Cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program