15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour in Uganda

The 15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour takes you on remarkable Rhino Trekking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park and Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda.

Trip Overview

The 15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park and Buggala Island.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Pick Up                                                                       

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you are picked up by a company driver guide who transfers 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 to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you watch the White Rhinos in their natural forest vegetation habitat. Track these for a period of 3-5 hours then later break off for lunch. After proceed on your journey to Murchison Falls National Park and when you reach the Park, check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi-Budongo Forest

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Kaniyo Pabidi Eco Tourism Center and when you reach here transfer to the Park headquarters for briefing on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees by a skilled Ranger Guide. Later after briefing transfer to track the Chimpanzees and en-route view other primates like the Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys. After your adventure break off for lunch transfer to explore the Top of the Falls where you have beautiful views at the Victoria Nile, Birds and various wildlife animals. After return back to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 4: Game Drive & Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the Park for a Game Drive along the various tracks in the Park watching wildlife animals wandering around their natural vegetation habitat i.e the Rothschild Giraffe, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest, Lions, Water bucks as well as Birds. After the drive, break off for lunch then later transfer to the Victoria Nile to enjoy a Boat Cruise which offers you views at Hippos and Crocodiles as well as the beautiful bottom of the Falls. After the Boat Cruise in the evening, transfer back to your lodge. hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

15 Days Wildlife & Gorilla TourWake up have breakfast then transfer to the beautiful Kibale Forest National Park and en-route you view the stunning Rwenzori Mountain in a distance and you will have lunch en-route then later continue with your journey. After a while driving, your reach the Park and proceed to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Primates lodge, Chimp’s Nest, Chimpanzee Guest House.

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park

Wake up early have breakfast then transfer to the Park to enjoy a Game Drive along the various tracks in the Park watching wildlife wandering around their natural Savannah Vegetation habitat. After your Game Drive break off for lunch then transfer to the Victoria Nile to enjoy a Boat Cruise that offers you views of Hippos and crocodiles as well as Birds. After the adventure proceed back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Primates lodge, Chimp’s Nest, Chimpanzee Guest House.

 Day 7:  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park to enjoy remarkable wildlife adventures as you watch various wildlife animals like elephants, Kobs, buffalos, lions, hyenas, antelopes etc. After your Game Drive break off for lunch then later transfer to experience a Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you watch numerous schools of Hippos and crocodiles and Bird Species. After your adventure proceed back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight stay at Jacana,  Hippo Hill camp, Institute of Ecology.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park 

Wake up have morning breakfast then transfer via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park towards Bwindi Forest National Park  for a period of 4-5 hours with beautiful sightings of the Rwenzori Mountains in a distance. Have en-route lunch then proceed on your journey and when you reach the Park, check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Gorilla Resort, Engagi Lodge,  Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park

After your breakfast transfer to the headquarters with packed lunch to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Mountain Gorillas then later in groups of 8 with a ranger guide, penetrate the forest to track these for 3-5 hours and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed in their presence taking numerous photos to keep for memories. After Gorilla Trekking, transfer back to the headquarters for your Gorilla trekking Certificate then later transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Gorilla Resort, Engagi Lodge,  Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Wake up have breakfast then with your luggage transfer to lake Mburo National Park a journey that offers you views of the green vegetation terrain, birds as well as lunch. After lunch, proceed to the Park to enjoy a Game Drive around the various tracks then later proceed to check-in your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mihingo lodge, Arcadia cottages, Rwonyo campsite.

Day 11: Transfer to Buggala Island

Today 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, set off to Entebbe to catch up with a boat ride to Buggala Island in Lake Victoria. 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

Wake up have breakfast then later take a boat ride to Bukasa Island along Lake Victoria and this offers you views of various species of birds as well as 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 animals 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 on Kampala City Tour

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 to Kampala

After your break fast, take an optional souvenir shopping in the Craft shops around Kampala for a memorable Pearl of Africa Safari then later proceed to the 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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