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12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari – Safari Overview

This 12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari is a 12 days Uganda wildlife, chimpanzee and gorilla trekking safari is a wildlife safari in Uganda with the big five game encounter as well chimpanzee tracking and Uganda gorilla trekking safari. A part from primates and other wildlife, the rare, Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Forest are also a highlight of this trip.

In the 12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari is inclusive of pick up on arrival at Entebbe International Airport as well as drop off during departure, on the whole trip you will go along with a professional English speaking driver guide. This is a private tour that can be undertaken by any kind of travelers any time of the year though most recommendable to be undertaken in the months of June-September and December –February which are the dry seasons. During the trip, a 4×4 safari vehicle is availed for all of the ground transfers.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to lodge in either Entebbe or Kampala – Uganda’s capital
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park en-route Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Early morning game drive, afternoon boat cruise and hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest & visit Bigodi swamp
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Day 7: Morning game drive and Evening boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Game drive in the Ishasha Sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – 2nd deepest Lake in Africa
  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and have an evening game drive
  • Day 12: Have a morning walking safari and transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Safari by day: 12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Upon your arrival through Entebbe International airport, you will be welcomed by your safari guide and transferred to your overnight hotel in Kampala.

Accommodation: Midrange: Boma Hotel (Entebbe)/Cassia Lodge (Kampala)
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Your safari in Uganda will begin with driving northwards to Murchison Falls National Park. With a hot lunch en-route, prepare your selves for the breathtaking scenery and a short nature walk and Rhino tracking to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Masindi. The guided nature walk in the sanctuary brings you up close with the endangered rhinos (the only ones in Uganda). In the evening arrive into the national park and transfer directly to your lodge for dinner and overnight at your accommodation preference.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Heritage Safari Lodge, Budget: Red chilli Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: After an early morning breakfast, enjoy an early game drive and enjoy some of the vast array of game animals like giraffes, elephants and buffalo that roam the park. Return to Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon take a Boat Launch upstream to the foot of the thundering Murchison Falls offering great photo opportunities of this marvel of nature. Also along the banks of the River you will be able to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, and unique bird species for the avid Bird watchers. From the bottom of the falls, you take a short hike to the top of the mighty Murchison Falls for spectacular views and great photography opportunities.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge/Heritage Safari Lodge, Budget: Red chilli Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: After breakfast, drive south west of Uganda to the town of Fort Portal and then proceed to Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch en-route. Arrive at Kibale forest in the evening and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest House/Kibale Forest Camp, Budget: Kibale Forest Camp Tent
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 5: After an early breakfast, you’ll have briefing session by the park officials and later set off to the rainforest on the chimpanzee tracking adventure. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the evening, take the Bigodi swamp walk. Bigodi Swamp is popular with many swamp endemic birds. The swamp is also a major livelihood for the local community through tourism and crafts. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest House/Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the largest parks and home to several species of mammals. Lunch at a lodge in the park. Later on have an evening game drive in the savannah plains with sights of Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, hyenas, stripped jackals, Hippopotamus, Kobs, Warthog and a variety of primates like Chimpanzee, olive baboon, red-tailed and vervet monkeys in the forests. Dinner and overnight at accommodation of your choice

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge, Budget: Kazinga Channel View resort
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 7: After breakfast, drive towards Kasenyi and visit the crater lakes, Edwards and George which has been popularly marked as the mating ground for several antelopes, particularly for the Uganda kob. You may be lucky to also sight more wildlife that may include lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other animals. Head back to your lodge for lunch and then proceed on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the rays of the setting sun on the launch cruise. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge, Budget: Kazinga Channel View resort
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 8: Breakfast at leisure and then drive through Ishasha sector the area famed for the tree-climbing lions. Lunch in the Ishasha sector. The region is famed for the tree climbing lions and a chance to spot them is by luck. After the game drive continue to Bwindi impenetrable National Park on a scenic drive. Check in at booked accommodation and spend the rest of the evening at relaxation.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Midrange: Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp, Budget: Gorilla mist camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 9: After an early breakfast, head to the ranger station for briefing and by the mid-morning, start your gorilla trekking expedition in the lush forest vegetation of Bwindi national park. It is quite strenuous and requires fitness through the long hours of anticipated gorilla tracking, sometimes taking 2-7 hours of trekking. Other sights on the trails may include monkeys, birds and several butterflies. Spend utmost one hour with the gorillas and then retire to your lodge happy to have made the trip. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Midrange: Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Gorilla Mist Camp, Budget: Gorilla mist camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 10: After breakfast, enjoy a drive through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale in the Kigezi region. Lunch at the lodge Lake Bunyonyi. In the afternoon you have a wonderful experience of nature with a guided canoe excursion along the Lake, for birding, exploration and visiting local places. In the evening relax at the lodge, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Bird Nest Bunyonyi, Midrange: Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Budget: Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Breakfast in the morning and begin the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is the smallest savannah game park in Uganda but with stunning wildlife to see. You arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge in Lake Mburo and thereafter have an evening game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options: Luxury: Mihingo Lodge, Midrange: Rwakobo Rock Lodge/Arcadia cottages, Budget: Eagle’s Nest
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Have a morning nature walk in the park and then transfer to Entebbe International Airport with a stopover at the equator. More sightseeing on the road to Entebbe Airport and lunch is organized en-route. We organize the last transfer to Entebbe. You reach in the evening in Entebbe International Airport and final transfer to the airport for a departure flight.

Meal Plan: breakfast and Lunch

End of 12 Days Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

Tariff per person: 12 Days/11 nights Uganda gorilla safari & wildlife tour

Midrange Lodges with En-suite Private Bathroom

Price per person based on 2 persons sharing:  3770 USD (INCLUDING GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE PERMIT

The tariff includes:

– Accommodation on Full Board excluding drinks

– Ground transportation by 4×4 Tourist Safari Vehicle

– English speaking Driver/Guide

– Gorilla permits at 600 USD per person

– Chimpanzee trek permits

– Boat cruise

– Game drives

– Park Entrance fees, taxes

– Drinking water on board

The tariff does not include:

– Drinks

– Air ticket and visas to Uganda

– Tourist insurance/ local health insurance

– Optional activities not included and changes to the itinerary

– Tips and any other expenses of a personal nature.

– Air ticket

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