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14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari

This 14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari will allow you to track the gorillas in Bwindi, do wildlife viewing, chimpanzee tracking and nature walks. It’s an unforgettable experience in the pearl of Africa full of natural wonders. You will get a chance to visit the country’s various National Parks and participate in numerous adventurous activities. The trip begins and ends in Kampala.

Highlights
Day 1: Airport Pick up
Day 2:Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national Park
Day 3: Game drive & launch cruise in Murchison Falls
Day 4: Murchison Falls to Kibale forest
Day 5:Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National park
Day 6: Kibale forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 7: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park Mweya Lodge
Day 8:Transfer from Queen Elizabeth Park National park to Bwindi impenetrable National park
Day 9: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Park
Day 10: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 11: Bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi
Day12: Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 13 Game drive & transfer back to Kampala
Day 14 Kampala to Entebbe

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport Pick up

On arrival at Uganda’s International airport-Entebbe, you will be received by our professional guide/driver, and then be transferred to Kampala-Uganda’s Capital city. The distance from Entebbe to Kampala is about 42 kilometers which are approximately 45 minute’s drive for your dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options: Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury)/Cassia Lodge (Midrange)/The Lodge Kampala (Budget)

Meal Plan: Half board

Day 2:Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

Your guide will pick you from your hotel after a relaxed breakfast then drive to Murchison falls National Park. The park derives the name from the river which explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are crowded with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. Thevegetation is characterized by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill. You will participate in hiking at the top of the falls and nature walks.

Accommodation Options:  Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)/PakubaLodge (Midrange)/Sambiya River lodge.

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

Day 3: Game drive and Launch cruise in Murchison falls

Today, you will be required to go for an early morning game drive which starts at 7.00 am. It is relatively cool before the sun rises too high on the Buligi area. Return to the Lodge for a full breakfast and Lunch. In the afternoon you will participate in a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls which is one of the highlights of your trips. Expect to see crocodiles and Hippos and abundant bird species including herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, fish eagles, kingfishers and sometimes the rare shoe bill.

Accommodation Option: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)/PakubaLodge (Mid range)/Sambiya River lodge.

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day4: Drive to Kibale forest National Park

After breakfast at the Lodge, you will drive to Fort Portal. It will take you 7-hours to drive to one of the most beautiful towns in Uganda.Kibale forest is one of the forests in Africa with 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. The park is also a home of over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinker bird, littlegreenbul, green breasted pitta, African pitta, crowned eagle and the black bee-eater. There are a number of impressive mammals including forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats.

Acommodation Options:  Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)/Primate Lodge (Midrange)/Chimpanzee Guest Nest (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest park

You will be required to report at the park headquarters for briefing before going for the interesting game drive. The Park is one of the most attractive and stunning forests in Uganda. Kibale forest is certainly worth protecting as it is home to the largest number (in Uganda) of our closest living relative, the endangered chimpanzee, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.

Acommodation Options: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)/Primate Lodge (Midrange)/Chimpanzee Guest Nest (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day of th e14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari,  you will have breakfast at the lodge, and relax before driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park together with Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserves form one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. There are a series of two main lakes, George and Edward, as well as the connecting Kazinga Channel. Thousands of hippos populate these lake shorelines. Open savannah dotted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees provide habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, 14 day Gorilla & Wildlife safariUganda kobs, and big herds of buffaloes.

Accommodation Option: Mweya Safari (Luxury)/Kyambura George (Midrange)/Enganzi lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up early for an early morning game drive at 6.30am. This is the act of driving through the park for the purpose of viewing animals. It is best done in the morning and late afternoon hours.Some of the paths within the park pass through large mating grounds of great herds of Uganda kob.You will see hungry lions searching for the prey. While hot, large herds of elephants make their way down to the water. Bushbucks and Buffalo can be found on the Channel track and adjacent circuits. Return to the lodge for a lunch cruise before going for a boat trip along the crowded banks of Kazinga Channel. This will give you a unique wildlife experience. Many buffaloes rest in the water while the big herds of elephants enjoy themselves drinking and playing along the Channel banks. Crocodiles have become a common sight and occasionally leopards may be seen.

Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari (Luxury)/Kyambura George (Midrange)/Enganzi lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8: Drive to Bwindi.

Today, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in southwestern Uganda, on the edge of the Western Rift Valley and is jointly shared by Kanungu, Kabale, and Kisoro districts. The park occupies 331 square kilometers in size. The neighboring local people of the park are the Bakiga, Batwa, and Bafumbira.

Accommodation Options: Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)/Arcadia Cottages (Midrange)/Eagle nest (Budget)

Meal Plan: full Board

Day 9: Gorilla tracking

This is the outstanding forest in the park. The activity is too challenging, therefore ensure fitness. The tracking experience starts at 8.30 am local time and can last from a few hours to a whole day! You will enjoy yourself when you encounter these gorillas.

Accommodation Options: Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)/Arcadia Cottages (Midrange)/Eagle nest (Budge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 10: Transfer to lake Bunyonyi

On this day of your 14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a nature walk. While on these trails, you will have the opportunity to see and learn about primates, many species of birds, butterflies, trees, and other organisms.

Accommodation Options: Lake Bunyonyi Resort (luxury) Arcadia Cottages(mid-range)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day11: Bird watching at Lake Bunyonyi

Today you will enjoy exciting activities at Lake Bunyonyi including swimming, bird watching, and hiking

Accommodation Options: Arcadia Cottages.
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day12: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo

on this 12th day of your 14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari,  Depart from Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast and head for Lake Mburo National Park. Take a boat ride on the lake. You will have your dinner at MihingoLodge. The lodge is too peaceful and comfortable located just adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. The Lodge has ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms and stilts, by a thatched roof.

Accommodation Options:  Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)/Arcadia Cottages (Midrange)/Eagle nest (Budget)

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

Day 13: Lake Mburo to Kampala

Lake Mburo National Park contains an extensive area of wetland and harbors several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. It is a home of a number of bird species including the shareholder stork. Landscape with rolling grassy hills and peaceful lake shores has a varied mosaic of habitats: forest galleries, rich acacia tree valleys, seasonal and permanent swamps which all support a wealth of wildlife.

Accommodation Options:  Mihingo Lodge (Luxury)/Arcadia Cottages (Midrange)/Eagle nest (Budget

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

Day 14: Game drive & transfer back to Kampala

Go for an early morning game drive via the Zebra and Impala track. Expect to see Burchell’s zebra (Equusburchelli) with other species including bushbucks, oribi and reedbucks. The Lakeside track is designed to facilitate viewing of water plants and animals.

Return back to Kampala then to Entebbe for your International Airport

Accomodation Options: this can be prepared on request (on an extra fee)

Meal Plan: Half Board

End of your 14-days Gorilla & Wildlife safari

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Inclusions & Exclusions

Price Includes
Lodging as defined in the itinerary.
Meals as described in the Itinerary that is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ground transport
If you so wish, domestic flights. The maximum weight allowed is 15 kilograms in soft luggage
Informed English-speaking guide/driver
Entrance fees and ranger fees in Ugandan national parks
Gorilla tracking permits
Chimpanzee tracking permits

Price Excludes
Visa fees
Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the itinerary
Tips
Laundry service

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