10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking | Wildlife, Chimpanzees & Gorilla trekking

Details

Game drives, Boat cruises, Hike to the Top of the Falls, Chimpanzee Tracking, Gorilla Tracking Tour, Community Walk, Hiking, walking safari, Horse riding.

Destinations

UGANDA Murchison Falls National Park Kibale Forest National Park Queen Elizabeth National park Ishasha Sector Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park Lake Mburo National park.

Duration

10 Days

Availabilty

All Year Round


10 DAYS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI & GORILLA TREKKING – CHIMPANZEES & WILDLIFE TOUR

SAFARI OVERVIEW

10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla trekking Tour,  takes you on a 10 days Wildlife Safari adventure, Gorillas and Chimpanzee tracking tour to Uganda’s different National Parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Park, and Lake Mburo National Park, giving you a chance to get up-close to the best wildlife Game drives, primates experience, Best birdlife, Nature walk and Horse riding as you discover and experience the Savannah and the Forests of these different National Parks.

10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari and Gorilla Trekking Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY 

Day 1:  Arrival and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park – Rhino Tracking at Zziwa Sanctuary en route.

Our safari guide from MuAfrika Adventures will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport upon arrival, you will depart by Road for Murchison Falls National Park with a stop en route for lunch and another at the Rhino Sanctuary to track the Rhinos. On arrival in the Park, you will have Dinner and Overnight at your Lodge / Camp.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Game drive – Launch cruise

Early in the morning rise on time to cross River Nile with a Ferry and go for a game drive in search of predators and early risers on the Northern bank of the Nile. You may have a chance to see game like hyenas, giraffes, lions, birds, Hartebeests, buffalos, elephants, primates and others as well as different species of Birds.  After the game drive return to the Lodge/camp for lunch. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the great Victoria Nile to the Bottom of the falls. The boat ride will reward you with water game like hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of birds along the banks. Dinner and overnight as above.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

An early start, after breakfast, we depart Murchison Falls National Park and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. This is a full day drive with en-route lunch and we will arrive late in the  Afternoon. Dinner and overnight at either Fort Portal Town or in Kibale Forest at the Lodge / Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Early in the morning report to the Park Headquarters ranger station for a short briefing to go for your chimp trekking. You will be briefed about the whole process of tracking Chimpanzees and then you will head along the tracks of the forest to search for chimpanzees. The walk through the park will be guided providing information about not only the chimpanzees but also on flora and fauna.  On Meeting the chimpanzees and you spend some time watching them feed and making their calls. If you are lucky to find them hunting this is the best time, as you watch them share the meal amongst themselves. After tracking you will have Lunch and later in the afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park to reach in the evening.  Dinner and overnight at your lodge/Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Wake up before sunrise to a cup of tea or a glass of water and then set off to the park tracks for a morning game drive to be able to see predators as they return to their hideouts and the early risers. During the drive watch out for game like the Leopards, Lions, giant forest hogs, hyenas, Uganda kobs, warthogs and others. After the game drive, you will drive back to the lodge for heavy breakfast and then later have lunch. In the Afternoon transfer for your Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel. The launch that takes you along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes George and Edward will reward you with game like Hippos, elephants and buffaloes at the shores not forgetting plenty of birds. Dinner and overnight as above.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After your breakfast drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park famous for tree-climbing lions as you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park arriving on time for Dinner and overnighting at your Lodge / Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking experience.

In the morning you will have heavy breakfast and with packed lunch, we transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and then later on at 8:00 am, set off along the tracks to penetrate into the forest in search for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the walk might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. The walk is sometimes tiresome. However, meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and breathtaking experience. Depending on the time of completion of the Gorilla trek, you will later return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight at your Lodge as above.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Bwindi Gorilla Forest – Transfer to Lake Mburo National park.

You will drive to Lake Mburo National Park after your breakfast reaching early in the afternoon for your lunch, after which you have an afternoon to relax as you get ready for a night game drive in the park. This night game drive gives you a chance to see leopards hunting and if you get lucky you can watch them on a close range as they enjoy their prey. Return to your lodge for a late dinner and overnight at your Lodge or Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9: Walking safari / Optional Horseback Ride

Set off early in the morning after your breakfast for an awesome walking Safari in the park, here you have a chance to go on a guided walk through the park and you will be close enough to most of the animals like giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, impalas and many other mammals. Lots of bird species are also spotted on this walk.

Take an Optional Horseback wildlife Safari, this is one of the most amazing experiences in Lake Mburo Park. Take this 2 to 5-hour horse ride across the African Savannah accentuated at Lake Mburo with rolling hills, valleys and the various lakes in and around Lake Mburo Park. A horseback safari gives you a whole different feeling of the African Wild, there are no sounds of vehicle engines and no fumes – you are simply experiencing the African Wild on horseback. Later Return back to your lodge for your Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park – Transfer back to Kampala / Entebbe Towns.

This is the day you will be reflecting on the stories to tell after watching the strongest waterfalls in the world, Meeting our closest relatives and our cousins in their natural habitat, after being in nature, close to lions, elephants, hippos. En route, you will have a stop at the Equator for an Equator Experiment, and on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kampala or transferred to Entebbe International Airport for Your Outbound Flight Home.

END OF YOUR 10 DAYS UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI & GORILLA TREKKING – CHIMPANZEES & WILDLIFE TOUR!

The above 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking Tour Itinerary is inclusive of:

  • All Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation and fuel in a 4WD with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Guiding Fees
  • Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Chimp Tracking Permits
  • All Activities mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport transfers

The above 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking Tour itinerary is Exclusive of:

  • Flights
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, beverages, tipping.

Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.

Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.

Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on the main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.

For fly-in Tours/safaris / Private Charter flights: a combination of light aircraft and small plane Charters can fly you to all National Parks in Uganda Such as;

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrip) for your Gorilla Trekking Safari.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya and Kasese Airstrip) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari.
  • Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba and Chobe Airstrip ) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari and the Murchison Falls.
  • Lake Mburo National Park ( Mbarara Airstrip)
  • Kibale Forest National Park ( Kasese Airstrip)
  • Kidepo National Park.  These Flights decrease the miles on the ground needed to reach remote destinations. This is also Combined with the use of closed 4×4 Wheel Drive Vehicles with pop-top roofs that pick you up from the Airfields since they are located far away from the National Parks and Lodges that are usually in remote areas and this may involve some travelling on the main tarmac or dirt roads to reach the final destinations.

Gorilla trekking points to Note: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda, Trails are steeper and less accessible, hence high levels of Energy is needed. Treks are often 2 to 3 hours each way (but can be more Or Less) and involve hiking through dense forest and traversing steep ravines and mountainsides, often in damp conditions. However, all this adventure is worthwhile for a glimpse of one of nature’s finest spectacles. There is a minimum age of 15 years on gorilla treks

What to wear and bring with you on your gorilla trek: With changeable weather conditions and dense forest vegetation, it is advisable to take layers of protective clothing. We recommend wearing the following:

  • t-shirt
  • long-sleeved top
  • warm fleece/jumper
  • thick trousers
  • thick wool socks (and gaiters preferably)
  • strong lightweight, waterproof walking boots
  • hat with brim
  • garden gloves to aid scrambling up banks

And carry a small rucksack with:

  • water
  • packed lunch and snacks
  • binoculars
  • camera/video camera with spare battery, memory cards or film
  • light-weight rain Mac / poncho

Walking sticks are available at the Park headquarters and porters can be hired for approx. US$20.

A sealed plastic bag around the camera/lenses will help keep them dry on the trek. Pockets are useful for valuables and spare camera batteries/lenses etc as all other equipment must be left with porters approx. 200 meters away from the gorilla groups.

What to bring with you for a wildlife safari

  • Rain Jacket is essential as it could unpredictably Rain
  • Light Clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect you from direct sun rays
  • A zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent Insects and Mosquitoes away.

NB: It is not a Guarantee to see all the Various Animals in the Parks, especially Cats but there is a great chance that you might see them during an Evening or Early Morning Game drive because it is less hot around that time and therefore the animals are freely roaming around as opposed to typical afternoon hours when it gets too hot for the animals and they go undertaking cover from the sun.

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