13 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation & Wildlife TourStarts/Ends: Kampala | Murchison Falls, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi Forest National Parks
13 Days Uganda Gorilla Habituation & wildlife Tour
11 Days Start/End: Kampala Murchison Falls, Kibale, QENP & Bwindi Forest National Parks
The 13 days Uganda Gorilla Habituation and wildlife adventure tour will begin in Uganda, Kampala the capital city of Uganda and will end in Uganda. It intends to bring you to the best places and well known Uganda’s national parks, and these include place of Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Ishasha sector famous for the tree climbing Lion sightings, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, and Lake Mburo national park. Here expect to see animals of the savannah and about 14 primate species.
- Meet the Rhinoceros in Ziwa rhino sanctuary
- Game drives in the savannahs of Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth national park with its Ishasha sector with the high chances to see tree climbing lions as well as Lake Mburo national parks.
- Boat cruise along the Victoria Nile up stream to the bottom of the falls, on Waters of Kazinga channel with highest concentration of Hippopotamus, Lake Bunyonyi.
- Gorilla Habituation Experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national park famous for the best mountain gorilla tracking in the world
- Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park
- Nature and cultural walks
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Kampala
Upon Arrival at Entebbe international airport, the Uganda Gorilla Habituation safari guide will be the waiting for you. Warmly received and proceed to your overnight accommodation stay.
Accommodation - Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Cassia Lodge, Le Petite Village Hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls national park with en route visit to Rhino in Ziwa sanctuary and Top of the falls.
In the morning after your breakfast take on the Uganda Gorilla Habituation trail, Transfer to Murchison falls national park with en-route visit to the Rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. You will later have lunch along the way and proceed to the park where you will visit the top of the falls before checking in to your lodge for an overnight. Murchison falls national park is one of the most beautiful national parks of Uganda, bisected by the Nile River with the spectacular waterfall where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see animal of the savannah such as Elephants, buffalos, warthogs, lions, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda Kob, possibly leopard and Giraffe, hippos, crocodiles and a lots of birds. Continue to check-in to your lodge.
Accommodation - Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Budget; Fort Murchison
Day 3: Full Day in Murchison falls, Game drive and Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in afternoon
On this Uganda Gorilla Habituation safari day, you will do early morning game drive in this beautiful park in search of the savannah game animals, with chances to see Elephants, buffalos lions, Uganda kob, giraffe, hartebeest and many more thereafter return back to the lodge for lunch break. In the afternoon, you will go for the boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls with spectacular views later return back to your lodge for an overnight stay at DAY 2.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest national park
A relatively early morning start, after your breakfast you will exit the park and drive southwards through country side to Kibale forest national park, with stopovers for pictures and lunch then continue and make it to your lodge check in for your dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation - Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge, Mid-Range: Crater Safari Lodge, Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest national park
On this Uganda Gorilla Habituation safari day, you will wake up early and have your breakfast thereafter report to the ranger station for your Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that will last for a full day with chimps, learning the way they behave in the wild as you take pictures. Kibale national park is the primate haven of Uganda with over 13 primate species recorded. So expect to see lots of monkeys along the forest including a rare red colobus monkey. Later return to the lodge for evening refreshment and overnight stay at DAY4.
Day 6: Bigodi wetland sanctuary walk and Afternoon Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
In the morning after your breakfast, you will go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary where you have chances to spot other primates species as well as bird of different species including the great blue turaco and other swamp birds. On return, you will have lunch and thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park which is another beautiful savannah park that is one of the oldest and second largest to Murchison fall national park lying in the flow of the Albertine rift valley. You will continue and check in to your lodge for overnight stay.
Accommodation - Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge, Mid-Range: Enganzi Lodge, Budget: Bush Lodge
Day 7: Game drive in the morning and Afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
An early morning start after breakfast, you will be taken for a morning game drive which will reward you with Elephants, Uganda kob, lions, warthogs, buffalos, hyenas, waterbucks, bushbuck and birds later relax for lunch. In the afternoon you will go for the boat cruise which acts as platform of which one can use to spot wildlife a long Kazinga channel that hosts lots of hippopotamus and crocodiles as well as huge number of bird species than any other place in Uganda. You will then return back to the lodge or do another short game drive before you go for your dinner and depending on where you choose to stay DAY6.
Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha and game drive in the afternoon
On this Uganda Gorilla Habituation safari day, have relaxed breakfast thereafter you will be driven through the same park to Ishasha sector which is famous for tree climbing lions that are often seen clinging between the branches of the fig trees, on arrival after lunch you will do an afternoon game drive in search of these lions that habitually climb trees and other animals of the savannah like Uganda kobs, Topi special for this part of the park hippos in ishasha River, later drive to the lodge for overnight stay.
Accommodation - Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Savannah Resort Hotel
Day 9: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
In the morning after your breakfast, try another chance in ishasha to search for tree climbing lions and other game animals later you will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, the home to the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. You will pass through the eastern side and continue to the southern part called Rushaga where you will stay in preparation for your gorilla experience the next day. Check in for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation - Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge,
Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Habituation Experience
A wonderful day for special encounter, your will have early breakfast and report to the park office for the briefing on the do’s and don’ts, together with enough food and water to drink and in hiking attire. You will then enter the forest for your Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience with a park ranger guide who will interpret the behaviors of these gentle giants as they feed. This will last for a maximum of four hours once you encounter them. Note that a maximum fitness is required for this activity as it will eventually be a full day including tracking hours .later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay DAY9
Day 11: Transfer to Lake bunyonyi in Kabale
In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi, the most beautiful lake suitable for relaxation and with many historical islands. You will do boat ride to visit those islands including punishment island and other many more, later relax on your lodge.
You will stay at Luxury: Bird Nest@Lake Bunyonyi, Mid-Range: Natures Prime Island Lodge, Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park and boat ride in afternoon
An early morning start after your breakfast, you will be transferred to lake Mburo national park. Uganda’s smallest savannah park but best for variety of animal species with chances to spot lots of Impalas, Plain zebra, Topi, Buffalos, large Elands antelope, bushbuck, warthogs hippos and crocodiles in the lake as well as rare bird species, On arrival in the park, You will do game drive before you check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation - Luxury: Mihingo Lodge, Mid-Range: Rwakobo Rock, Budget: Eagles Nest.
Day 13: Game walk/ game drive and Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe and departure
After your morning breakfast, you will go for either game walk to get close face to face with game animals or you will be taken for game drive. Afterwards you will exit thee park and drive to Kampala or direct to Entebbe if it’s your departure flight back home and that will mark the end of your exciting trip.
Note that accommodation will be in either budget: mid- range: or luxury; according to your choice as selected
END OF UGANDA GORILLA HABITUATION TOUR.
Included on above are:-
- Airport transfers
- Rhinoceros tracking in ziwa sanctuary
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Park entry fees
- Game drives
- Boat cruise
- Nature walks in lake Mburo and Bigodi wetland sanctuary
- Cultural visit fees
- Transport costs in a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof
- Full time English speaking knowledgeable guide/driver and his allowance
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water during the tour
- Government local tax on Accommodation
However the tour excludes:-
- Any domestic or International flights
- Visa fees
- All optional activities
- Medical and travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.