Uganda Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzee, 15 days

15 DAYS SAFARI TOUR IN UGANDA

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UGANDA EXPLORATION TOUR ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Day 2: Murchison Wildlife Tour

Day 3: Kibale Primates Forest Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking from the Primates Forest

Day 5: Semuliki National Park

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Wildlife Tour of Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8: Queen – Bwindi National Park

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Day 1O: Lake Bunyonyi and the Switzerland of Africa

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi and its Islands Tour

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 13: Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour

Day 14: Kampala Return Trip

Day 15: Kampala City Tour

 

Detailed itinerary

This safari runs for 15 days beginning and finishing in Kampala. It journeys you to the finest safari parks plus tourist sites in Uganda. Taking you to the Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth national park, chimp trekking in the Kibale Forest and the trilling gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls

Subsequently after breakfast, the guide will pick you up from your hotel to drive to the Murchison falls National Park. The only route to Murchison from Kampala takes you past the Luwero triangle were thousands of Ugandans were killed in war, through the Budongo forest in the western arm of the Rift Valley not to forget the splendid views of the countryside. You will arrive in the afternoon and head to the summit of the falls to enjoy the breathtaking views of the falls and the surrounding terrain. You will marvel at the waters of the great Nile forcefully making their way through the small 7 meter gorge and drop below to more than 40 meters with a thunderous roar, it is an undeniable  spectacular sight! Retire and slumber at Sambiya River Lodge or Red Chili Rest Camp or Paraa Lodge or Kaniyo Pabidi Camp or Masindi Hotel.

Day 2: Murchison Wildlife Tour

Before sunrise, begin the day with an early game drive in the early morning to see the early risers plus the predators. These will include: jackals, giraffe, antelope, Uganda kob, hyenas, lion and elephants. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast plus lunch. Enjoy an afternoon launch cruise on spectacular Victoria Nile which will journey you to the amazing bottom of the Murchison Falls seeing animals like buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and elephants along the river banks and not to forget are the numerous aquatic birds like the uncommon shoebills plus the fish eagle. Dine and sleep at Sambiya River Lodge or Red Chili Rest Camp or Paraa Lodge or Kaniyo Pabidi Camp or Masindi Hotel.

Day 3: Kibale Primates Forest Park

Enjoy breakfast and then carry on to Kibale National park where you will arrive in the afternoon, have a delicious lunch and rest. Dine and slumber at Primates Lodge, or Ndali lodge, alternatively at Rwenzori Travelers Inn

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking from the Primates Forest

Set out looking for Chimps after having breakfast, within the tropical wet forest of Kibale. As you look for this closely related species, you will come across other primates like the Bush babies, Mangabeys, the colobus monkeys and baboons with of course guide education about the wildlife there. Enjoy lunch and after having lunch, you will get pleasure from a walk in the Bigodi Sanctuary which is encompassed of odd plant and animals as well as birds. Dine and slumber at Primates Lodge, or Ndali lodge, alternatively at Rwenzori Travelers Inn

Day 5: Semuliki National Park

Head to Semiliki National Park that is in the morning, this drive will journey to the lower eastern part of L. Albert. Located within the western Rift Valley basin, Semliki National Park is among the parks with a variety of habitat among which are Riparian forests, high savanna-grass, and rainforests ad low savannah-grass. A game drives conducted at night during which you will catch sight of the night-time residents such as slender mongoose, cats, leopards, white-tailed mongoose, standard winged nightjars, hyenas and pennant winged nightjars is prominent . This is the only park in Uganda that offers lit night drives. Generally, the park offers numerous surprises awaiting you to unfold. Dine and rest in Kanyankyu Ecological site or Semliki safari Lodge.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Following breakfast drive in to the shadows of Mt. Rwenzori were Queen Elizabeth National park is situated. The expedition will present thrilling game drives along the way. Arrive in the afternoon at the park to have lunch, and then continue for an awesome launch jaunt along the Kazinga channel. You will see a numerous number of hippos, aquatic birds plus buffaloes on the shores. Feast and sleep at Jacana Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 7: Wildlife Tour of Queen Elizabeth National Park

A game drive in the early morning will be what you begin with to see the early risers plus the predators fleeing into the bushes after hunting or read to hunt before the sun fully comes out. The drive is so filled with sights of bush bucks, hyenas, elephants, bush pigs, Lions, buffaloes and jackals. With that magnificent drive, go back at the lodge for lunch. After that delicious meal, proceed to the Kyambura gorge to trek chimpanzees. The chimp tracking walk will not necessarily mean you are just going to see the chimps; you will witness sights of baboons, black & white colobus monkeys and red colobus monkeys along the way. Dine and slumber at Jacana Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 8: Queen – Bwindi National Park

Following breakfast, on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park it will be impossible not to have a have a game drive. Drive through the remarkable Ishasha region famous for its inhabitant tree climbing lions. Check in at Bwindi, rest and later enjoy a community walk within the surrounding communities. Dine and sleep at Buhoma community Bandas or Gorilla resort.

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Normally, on this day, you wake up to an early breakfast and then proceed to the park head offices for a briefing proceeding to entering the forest in search for the mountain Gorillas. The trek starts at 9:00am you will enter into the forest hence look for the Gorillas. At this part of the tour, you will not have the guide that has been with you from the start of the tour, you will be guided a specialized guide who knows each and everything about the Gorilla. So you are called upon to feel free and ask as many questions as you can while the trek goes on. The activity is quite unpredictable but lasts from 2 to 8 hours basing on the gorilla’s movements. Gorilla tracking involves trekking steep rocks, and moving across the undulating terrain. On the other hand, the anticipations of coming nose to nose with the gorillas this will definitely make you forget how tired and worn-out you were from the hiking. However, this experience will reward you with breathtaking reminiscences. Dine and sleep at Buhoma homestead or Gorilla Resort

Day 1O: Lake Bunyonyi and the Switzerland of Africa

After an early breakfast, head to Lake Bunyonyi. This is a very spectacular destination with beautiful small islands and enclosed by steep terraced slopes. It is renowned as a birding paradise with several aquatic birds. The lake was name Bunyonyi to mean the small birds.  Dine and sleep at Lake Bunyonyi overland Camp

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi and its Islands Tour

Enjoy canoeing in the morning on this stunning lake to see the various bird species. Dine and sleep at Lake Bunyonyi overland Camp

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park

Set off to Lake Mburo National Park following a delicious breakfast. This park is famous for its numerous antelopes among which are impalas after which Uganda’s capital city was named –Kampala. Drive past breathtaking sceneries of the country side to arrive in the afternoon at Lake Mburo National Park. You will break for lunch before going for a canoe ride on the Lake as look for the various animals on the lake shore. Dine and sleep at Rwonyo Camp or at Mantana tented Camp.

Day 13: Lake Mburo Wildlife Tour

After breakfast have a morning game drive and later explore the flora and fauna of the park in the afternoon. The park is also renowned as a bird-watching paradise with more than 300 species in book. Dine and sleep at Rwonyo Camp or Mantana tented Camp

Day 14: Kampala Return Trip

After breakfast in the very early morning, you will embark on to a journey back to Kampala. You can always make a stopover at the equator to take some photos and visit the craft shop, and then arrive in Kampala in the later afternoon or evening.  Enjoy lunch and relax in the hotel for the rest of the day. Dine and sleep at Hotel Africana or Sheraton Hotel.

Day 15: Kampala City Tour

After an early breakfast, the activities that will follow will entirely depend on the scheduled time for your flight back home. Otherwise you will have a city tour in Kampala to visit the various sites like the Uganda Museum, Kasubi Tombs, Wamala Tombs Bahai Temple and the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine. After lunch you will drive to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.

Our rates include

  •  park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • 2 gorilla tracking permits
  • 2 boat rides
  • launch cruise
  • Game drives
  • Meals
  • drinking water
  • services of a full time English speaking driver guide
  • ground transfers and fuel
  • crossing boards

The price excludes tips, laundry, drinks and any other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Budget – Holiday Express Hotel / Rwonyo Bandas/ Simba safari lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Kinigi Guest House

Midrange – Speke Hotel / Arcadia Cottages Mburo/ Ihamba Lodge/ Buhoma lodge / Mountain gorilla View Lodge

Luxury Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Mihingo Lodge/ Mweya safari lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp / Volcanoes Lodge