The 08 Day Uganda Wildlife, Chimpanzee and Gorilla Tour takes you the Uganda’s most visited tourism sites offers an opportunity to experience the African wildlife and the great primates like the chimpanzee and mountain gorillas in Uganda.
Day1: Entebbe – Ziwa Rhino Tracking – Murchison Falls National Park
After an early breakfast, depart to Murchison falls. Have a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you shall have an opportunity to have a walking safari to the rhinos, being led by a ranger guide, while he interprets the behavior, habitat, and feeding habits of the White Rhino. The Rhino population is slowly increasing with new births; Lunch after proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge or Fort Murchison Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Game Drive & Boat Ride
Dawn morning game drive to spot the early riser animals and other wildlife species like lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, water and bush buck, warthogs, Uganda Kobs among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and Lunch, then in the afternoon you will take a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison falls, where the park derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls. The Nile squeezes through a 7meter gap and at the bottom bask Huge Nile Crocodiles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will depart for Kibale Forest National Park (This is a tiresome long drive, where you shall have en-route in Hoima town. Thereafter transfer Kibale Forest a large protected block of rain forest, which has about 13species of primates, such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Manageable, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Note: Today is long drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National Park and you will have your lunch in Hoima town at Kontiki Hotel.
Day4: Chimpanzee Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzees and the forest, after the briefing with the park rangers enter into the tropical rain forest searching for the shy chimpanzees and other primates like the white and black Colobus, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the manageably. Return to lodge for lunch, embark the safari jeep and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for boat cruise, that starts 4.15 pm along the shores of Kazinga channel that connects the Lake George to Lake Edward and after the cruise take an amazing photographic game drive looking for more wildlife species like the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, water and bush backs, antelopes and warthogs among others. Dinner and overnight at Bush Safari Lodge, Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Mweya Peninsula – Ishasha Southern Sector – Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park
Have breakfast and then depart the main park for the Ishasha sector famously known for Tree Climbing Lions. With our packed lunch afterwards have an afternoon game drive, in search for the Tree climbing Lions. Thereafter if luck and seen these predators transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will experience the gorilla trek the next day, dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day6: Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Breakfast and after with your gorilla trekking tour requirements transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park. After briefing and allocated to your gorilla family enter into the jungle looking for the primates and you will have a chance to see other primates, birds, butterflies. Once you meet the gorillas take unforgettable photos and videos and after the 1 hour allowed staying with the great apes return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking safari certificate. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with the scenic view of the undulating landscapes. Then dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day7: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
Have breakfast; transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with en-route lunch at Agip Motel Mbarara and after transfer to the park with evening en-route game drive and dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo Rock Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day8: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe – Departure
Have breakfast and after go for morning game drive looking for rare wildlife like the elands, impalas, zebras and other wildlife like giraffes among others. Transfer back to Entebbe with en-route lunch at the Equator Flamingo Restaurant and after head to the airport for your return flight back home.
The package includes:
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Ziwa Rhino tracking
Chimpanzee trekking $ 150 USD, each
Gorilla permits, $ 600 USD, each
Full day English speaking guide fees
The air fares, Visa, porter fees while trekking the gorillas, laundry, expensive drinks, and other activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially volcanoes. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.