17 Days Birding, Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Tour in Uganda

Experience remarkable Safaris in Uganda as you go Bird Watching, Chimpanzee Tracking, Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Adventure on the 17 Days Birding, Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Wildlife Tour in Uganda.

Trip Overview

The 17 Days Birding, Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Tour starts from Entebbe then to Murchison Falls National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park then Sipi Falls.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival then Transfer to Entebbe Botanical Gardens

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport  you are picked up by an experienced Tour Company Driver guide who transfers you to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to enjoy Bird watching as you watch numerous species of Birds like the Golden Backed, Northern Brown Throated, Grosbeak, Baglafect and  raptors.

After the experience, proceed to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Lake Victoria Serena, Lake Heights Hotel, Airport View Guesthouse.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Kampala-Gulu Highway for a period of 5-6 hours then when you reach the Park, transfer to the Top of the Falls to enjoy viewing the stunning green terrain scenery, waterfalls, rainbow and birds.

You also watch the Victoria Nile gushing through a narrow gorge of about 150 feet down then later, proceed to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast then transfer to enjoy a morning Game Drive where you watch various wildlife i.e the Uganda kob, Jackson’s hartebeest, water buck, baboon, oribi, elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Hippos, etc.

After the drive, break off for lunch and later proceed to the banks of Victoria Nile to enjoy an afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls viewing crocodiles, Hippos beneath the water. Return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Semliki National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Semliki National Park a journey that offers you views of the stunning green scenery. After a while you reach the Park then proceed to experience a night Game Drive which offers you views of wildlife animals with the nocturnals. After proceed to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Semliki Safari Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, UWA Campsite.

Day 5: Birding in Semliki National Park

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to the green forest vegetation to watch birds fly around their habitat and theses include; spot breasted ibis, Red Thighed Sparrow Hawk, Crested francolin and Helmet Guinea fowl,  Broad -billed Roller, Green Wood-hoopoe, African Moustached Warbler, Marsh Tchagra, Violet-backed, the rapacious Red-necked Falcon and  the local Cabanis’s. After your birding experience, return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Semliki Safari Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, UWA Campsite. 

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up have breakfast then later embark on your transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for some few hours. After a while driving, you reach the Park and encounter a guided nature walk around the Park’s forest vegetation habitat and the Bunyaruguru Crater Region. After, return back to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.  Primate’s lodge Kibale, Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tours UgandaWake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees then later in groups of 8 with a skilled ranger guide, penetrate the forest to track the Chimpanzees for 2-4 hours.

When you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence taking photos to keep for memories. After your tracking experience, break off for lunch then later proceed on a guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Swamp where you watch various bird species. Dinner and Overnight. Primate’s lodge Kibale, Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and along the way, have lunch. On reaching the Park, experience a Game Drive along the various tracks in the Park watching wildlife animals like the lions, leopards, buffalo, Uganda Kob, and Sitatunga antelope. Return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mweya Safari LodgeJacana safari lodge, Buffalo Safari Lodge.

Day 9: Game Drives & Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to enjoy a Game Drive around the Park then later proceed for an afternoon Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you watch crocodiles and schools of Hippo beneath the waters. After the cruise, return back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Relaxation. Mweya Safari LodgeJacana safari lodge, Buffalo Safari Lodge.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park a journey that takes 4-5 hours via the Ishasha Sector. En-route watch the Rwenzori Mountains in a distance and green forest vegetation in a distance. After a while driving, you reach the Park and transfer on an optional guided Nature Walk then later check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Buhoma Lodge,  Buhoma Rest CampGorilla Forest Camp.

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park                                

17 Days Birding and Wildlife Tour

Gorilla trekking

Wake Up have breakfast then transfer to the headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then later in groups of 8 with a skilled ranger guide, you will transfer to penetrate the forest to track the Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.

Track the Gorillas for 3-5 hours and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay in the presence taking photos to keep for memories. After trekking, transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Buhoma Lodge,  Buhoma Rest CampGorilla Forest Camp.

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi a journey of a few hours and when you reach the lake you go canoeing and bird watching enjoying the Sunset in the evenings. After your experience, return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Arcadia cottages, Lake Bunyonyi Overland.

Day 13: Ruvuma Swamp

This morning after your break fast take pleasure in a ride to the northern tip of Bunyonyi. You will be rewarded with sightings of the vast papyrus expanses of the Ruvuma Swamp. You may also spot a variety of birds endemic to this habitat like the papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary and papyrus yellow warbler among other bird species.

After your experience, proceed on your journey to Lake Mburo National Park and when you reach the Park check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mihingo Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock lodge.

Day 14: Game Drive and Bird watching in Mburo

Wake up have breakfast then transfer for a game drive along the various tracks in the park watching wildlife like the elands, oribi, zebras, cape buffalo, Impala etc. After the drive break off for lunch then later proceed for bird watching and the birds you watch include; Papyrus gonolek, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruthers cisticolas, White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird etc. Return to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mihingo Lodge, Mburo Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge.

Day 15: Transfer to Kampala

Wake up have breakfast then embark on your journey to Kampala with en-route lunch then after a while driving, you reach Kampala and check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Sheraton Hotel, Serena Hotel Kampala, Hotel Africana, Cassia Lodge Buziga.

Day 16: Transfer to Sipi Falls Mbale

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Sipi Falls to enjoy a hike to the top of the three different waterfalls with a skilled park ranger guide and when you reach the top its remarkable and exceptional to the trekkers. After the hike, you transfer to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Sipi River Lodge, Moses’s Campsite, Mbale Resort Hotel.

Day 17: Departure to Kampala

Wake up have breakfast then with your luggage transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe International Airport to board your flight back home.

This safari includes:
  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Gorilla permits to be booked in advance
  • Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
Excludes:

Airfare to Uganda, Visas, Accommodation, cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program.

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