10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari

Uganda Gorilla Tours

Uganda Wildlife Tours

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas,Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari

The 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari is one of the best Uganda safari packages that take you Uganda’s major protected areas. The safari stars in Kampala and ends in Kampala. The tour covers Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – the home of white Rhinos in Uganda, the Murchison Falls National Park – the home of the world’s powerful waterfall, Kibale National Park – the home of habituated chimpanzees and other 12 species of primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the home of tree climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and Lake Mburo National Park – the home of Impala antelope. It brings in a taste of wild game, primates and recreation.

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Day 1 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route & top of the falls on arrival

Day 2 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do morning game drive & afternoon Nile launch cruise

Day 3 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens & hot springs en route

Day 4 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Fort portal, hike Fort Portal Crater Lake Area & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

Day 5 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do morning Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon

Day 6 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do Morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise – the Paradise of Hippos

Day 7 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 8 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Day 9 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do a sun rise boat cruise, explore the Island Communities & then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do a morning game walking safari & transfer to Kampala with a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe


Day 1 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route & top of the falls on arrival

After your early morning breakfast in your Kampala/Entebbe Lodge, the driver guide will pick-up and embark on the 5hours drive on the north western side of Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive from Kampala will take you through the flat landscapes of Nakasongora with savannah vegetation dotted with long horned Ankole cows. After covering distance of 115km from Kampala in Nakitoma, you branch from the mainly route and drive 7 km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. While at the Sanctuary, you will explore the only white Rhinos protected in this park of Uganda .You will also have your wonderful Lunch at Kabalega dinner and thereafter proceed with the drive to Murchison Falls National park where you will visit the top of the falls upon arrival to encounter the Nile River passing through an 8m ravine forming a thunderous roar and a plume of spray marked with a trade mark rain bow as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron. Retire to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do morning game drive & afternoon Nile launch cruise

After an early morning hefty breakfast, embark on the drive through the park in search of the elusive wild game. The rolling savanna combretum of Murchison Falls National Park supports a range of wild game including the elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, water buck, Jackson hartebeest, oribis, lions, leopards among others The early morning drive through the well-arranged driving tracks of the delta area, Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen tracks provides thrilling opportunity for you to enjoy the views of elusive wild game. After rewarding drive of 3 – 4 hours, you will retreat back to the lodge for relaxation, lunch while waiting for an afternoon boat cruise. After lunch and having rest, you drive to Paraa to link-up with the afternoon Lunch Cruise that sets of at 2:30pm and takes 3-4 hours of adventure. Taking boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile will not only reward you with the encounters of the wild game when they are drinking on the river side, but it also takes you to an area where you can have clear glimpse of wildlife species like Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and a range of water birds such as the endangered species of the Shoebill Stork. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 3 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens & hot springs en route

On your third day of the safari, you will wake-up early, take your early morning breakfast in your Murchison lodge and thereafter embark on the transfer to Hoima. The drive journey will take you through the interesting Albertine escarpment exclusive sceneries of the rift valley and it will connect you to the oil region in Bulisa. After that rewarding drive, you will arrive in Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs where you will be exposed to skillful local methods of fine salt extraction only found in this part of Uganda. Besides the Kibiro salt Gardens, you will enjoy the views of the famous Lake Albert and the sights of the great Blue Mountains on the Democratic Republic of Congo. From here, you will continue with the drive to Hoima for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kontik Hotel

Day 4 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Fort portal, hike Fort Portal Crater Lake Area & visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves

After your early morning cup of coffee, you will embark on 5 hours’ drive from Hoima to Fort portal dubbed the tourism town of Uganda due to its strategic location in the middle of different natural wonders that make Uganda the pearl of Africa. The drive will take you through the impressive country side landscapes with rural setting and local populations. Arrive in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will continue to do the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike to gain impressive views of the Fort Portal explosion crater. You will also visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves with a magical Nyakasura River falling over them forming beautiful water fall. The caves have breast like features which the locals attach a great cultural connotation and are thought to date back to the Chwezi era. Retreat from the activity and get to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 5 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do morning Chimpanzee trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon

After early morning breakfast, embark on the memorable Chimpanzee trekking encounter in the natural habitat of primate Capital of the world – the Kibale Forest National Park. The Park is proud of 13 primate species including the world endangered species of the Chimpanzees which have been fully habituated increasing the chance of encountering them to 90%. The Chimp trekking safari in Uganda`s the primates Capital starts at Kanyanchu tourism center at 8:00am local time in the morning and the experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers are dedicated to lead you throughout the whole rewarding processes of trekking the Chimps in their natural Habitat. The trek exposes you to stunning flora, other primate species including black and white colobus monkey and birds before meeting face to face with the chimps. The Chimpanzees will lure you in a state of amazement as they swing through the branches, make pant hooting calls, play with each other, and imitate your body language along with other features that will make your one full hour with them a memorable experience of its own. Retreat from the activity which tends to take 2 – 5 hours to embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km from Kibale about 3 hours’ drive arriving in the evening at the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 6 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do Morning game drive & afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise– the Paradise of Hippos

Wake up early in the morning like at 6:00am, take your breakfast and embark on the wild game drive at 6:30am in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through Kasenyi with the opportunities of meeting the nocturnal wildlife species when they are retreating back to their hiding grounds and also meet the early morning risers when they are starting their daily activities of looking for food. The ranges of wild game which may be seen during the game drive include the elusive leopard, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, Side stripped Jackal; Oribis elephants, lions, buffaloes, Antelopes among others. The tracks are well designed to increase you possibilities of encountering wild game in their natural habitat of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you will transfer to Mweya for a thrilling boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel with the impressive views of aquatic wildlife like Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, birds and a range of other wild game like elephants, buffaloes & antelopes drinking on the channel side. The boat takes 2 hours and stretches to the shores of Lake Edward overlooking the Congo boarder. Retreat from the activity, do a game drive along the channel track and extend a little to the savannah plains of Kasenyi as time may allow before heading to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 7 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & do a game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where half of the critically endangered mountain gorillas are known to be existing. The stretch to Bwindi will see you make a stop en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions which tend to rest on fig tree branches during day time. The drive in Ishasha takes 1 – 2 hours before continuing on the drive to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 8 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

After your early morning hefty breakfast, your driver guide will drive you with your packed lunch, bottled water, to the Park head Quarters in your respective gorilla trekking region for an early morning briefing at about 70:30am to 8:00am about etiquettes of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. While at the park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers and you will be divided into groups of eight individuals who are only allowed to trek one specific habituated Gorilla family. After briefing, UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trail heads where thrilling gorilla trekking experience starts from. You will entre in the ancient, thick dark impenetrable forest to begin hiking the hills and slopping the valleys when looking for the unique species of the mountain gorillas inhabited in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The trek can take you between 2-8 hours to meet face to face with the mountain gorillas and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes. During this time you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible. When the one hour is done, you will walk back to the park headquarters and embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi via the fascinating Kigezi Highlands for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).

Day 9 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do a sun rise boat cruise, explore the Island Communities & then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, embark on the sunrise boat cruise on the Lake of a thousand Islands – Lake Bunyonyi amidst the scenic hills of Kigezi. The thrilling boat encounter with expose you to the main Islands, giving you a time allowance to do walk on the Islands exploring the life of the people that have lived there for years including Batwa people who are very short than an average person along with their impressive tradition. The activity takes about 5 hours after which you have to embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4-5 hours’ drive arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Mihingo Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Arcadia Cottages Mburo (Midrange/Standard) or Eagles Nest (Budget/Basic).

Day 10 of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari: Do a morning game walking safari & transfer to Kampala with a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

After breakfast, embark on a morning game walking safari in Uganda`s the Savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park. The acacia landscapes are dotted with a range of wild game including the Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Topis, elands, buffaloes, water bucks among others. The scenery is also impressing. Retreat from the activity to embark on the transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive. You will make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and water experiments.

End of Safari of the 10 Days Uganda Gorillas Wildlife Chimpanzee Safari

Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels and number of days to suit your desire .just contact us call us 24/7 on phone


General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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