14 Days Wildlife Safaris & Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda
Take on the 14 Days Wildlife Safaris & Gorilla Trekking Tour to enjoy remarkable Wildlife Safaris and Gorilla Trekking Adventures in Uganda.
The 14 Days Wildlife Safaris & Gorilla Trekking Tour takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Ngamba Island.
Day 1: Arrival-Hotel
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by 1st class holiday’s driver guide and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Dinner and Overnight at Sheraton Hotel
Day 2: Transfer-Jinja
After your breakfast our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the mighty River Nile in Jinja. Have a detour to the Ssezibwa Falls that are believed to have been born by humans many years a go. You will be welcomed by the hissing of the waterfalls as you make your way through the thick green shrubbery hides with a variety of nature’s wonders like the birds. Return to Kampala for your dinner and over night at Sheraton Hotel Kampala
Day 3: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
You driver guide will pick you from your hotel after your break fast and leave for Murchison falls along the Kampala –Gulu Highway. Have an enroute lunch stopover in Masindi town with a detour at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Proceed to the park and marvel around the magnificent top of the falls and have fun during the hiking experience with a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari Lodge
Day 4: Game Drive/ Launch Cruise
An early morning game drive on the Northern Bank of the Murchison Falls National Park after your breakfast will reward you with possible sightings of animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. After lunch you will take a launch cruise on the Nile that will take you to the bottom thriving falls. Were you may possibly spot the huge crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge
Day 5: Murchison Falls-Kibale Forest National Park
After your breakfast, leave the falls for Fortportal through the Albertine escarpment and the beautiful scenery of the lush countryside. You will have an enroute lunch stopover. Upon your arrival you will take an optional village walks. This may be around the farms, crater rims or to the Mahoma Waterfalls with sights of banana plantations, cassava gardens. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge
Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking-Kibale Forest
Assemble at the park headquarters after your breakfast for briefing about the tracking code of conduct before you go for chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale tropical rain forest. While tracking the chimps, you may come across other primates and mammals like the Red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the Blue Mangabeys, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Bush pigs, Duikers, Golden cats among others, several bird species including African Pita, Warbler, and Blue headed sun bird among others. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge
Day 7: Transfer-Semliki National Park
Today you will leave Kibale after your breakfast for the crown and hot springs. Enjoy a game drive in the jungle that hosts variety of bird species with exceptional primates which may include black-and-white colobus, De Brazza’s monkey, vervet monkey, red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboons and blue monkeys upon your arrival in the park. After your lunch a visit to the geothermal Sempaya Hot springs through the loveliest tracts of the Semliki forest will reward you with clear views in to the forest canopy to spot monkeys and birds. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge
Day 8: Transfer-Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, leave for Fort portal. Detour the Kings Royal tombs in Fortportal besides other cultural groups like the Burungu community which is rooted in Traditional Toro culture where you will be exposed to their ways of life through their music, dancing and story telling. Spend the whole half day with the local community and on village walks/tours and in the afternoon you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Dinner and over night at Mweya safari lodge
Day 9: Game drive & Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel
Embark on an early morning game drive after your breakfast along the Kasenyi track and the Queens mile. Expect to see Lions, Elephants, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots many small animals and birds. After your lunch you will take launch cruise on the Kazinga channel and into the Lake Edward through the known place for the highest concentration of Hippos. You will also be rewarded with views of other animals as they drink on the shores. The cruise also offers an excellent platform for photography besides game viewing and bird watching.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge
Day 10: Transfer-Bwindi Forest National Park
Today you will depart for Bwindi Forest National Park, through the southern sector of the park; you will drive through the Ishasha sector where you will have spectacular views of the famous tree climbing lions as the rest up in the fig trees. Take a community walk in the nearby villages after your lunch and get exposed to their ways of life. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort
Day 11: Gorilla tracking-Bwindi Forest National Park
Have an early breakfast after which you proceed to the park headquarters for briefing on the tracking code of conduct then continue on for the trek. You will trek, with your guide, to find the family of the mountain Gorillas and you will have a memorable experience of viewing them in their nature habitat. In the evening, a forest walk will reward you with views of other residents in the impenetrable forest. Possible sightings may include bird like the Crimson wings, sunbirds, starlings, Illadopses warblers and many more. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort
Day 12: Transfer-Lake Mburo National Park
After your breakfast you will drive through Uganda’s rolling green hills to Lake Mburo National park. You will have lunch and go for an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Possible sightings on this 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 on this trip. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge
Day 13: Transfer-Kampala
Enjoy a game drive in the park after your breakfast before you drive back to Kampala. Expect to see the Impala, oribi, zebra, buffalo, elephant and topis among others. You will proceed to Entebbe upon your arrival in Kampala For dinner and an overnight stay at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel
Day 14: A day trip-Ngamba Island
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel in the Entebbe for a boat ride as you set off for a visit to the chimpanzees’ island! This day trip includes boat transportation from Entebbe to Ngamba Island to view the chimpanzees. You will get a chance of seeing the chimps being fed on the visitors’ plat form and viewing of traditional fishing villages. Upon arrival at Ngamba Island, you will be greeted by the duty caregiver of the Chimpanzees and then after you will be able to view these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few meters away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe and return to your hotel for dinner and over night at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel.
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.