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  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
  • 11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences
    11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences

11 Days Gorilla, Chimps and Best Uganda Safari Experiences

Starting at: $3 501

  • Explore Uganda –“The Pearl of Africa” and its magnificence tour that will start and end in Entebbe/Kampala. This tour will take you to the Uganda’s only home of the re-introduced white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, marvel gigantic Murchison Falls where heaven meet earth, Kibale Forest National Park to trek the chimpanzee, Queen Elizabeth famous for its tree climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –the home to the mountain Gorillas with an extension to lake Mburo National park famous for its large number of Zebras! ...

    Day 1: Arrive at Uganda's Entebbe International Airport & transfer to your hotel.

    Upon your arrival at Entebbe, you will be met by your Around Africa Safari company representative who will greet you and then transfer you to your accommodation - set in a quiet residential neighborhood with beautiful gardens being away from the noise, just to wind down from your international flight. Overnight at your Entebbe hotel.
    Accommodation:
    Airport Guest House - Budget
    Karibu Guest House - Mid range
    Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast only

    Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

    Today's journey will take you to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola where you will go for a guided rhino tracking with an experienced ranger, which will give you a unique opportunity to view the rhinos from a close distance. On spotting them, you will spend an hour with the giants.
    After a successful tracking, you will have lunch then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Check in at the lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner will be served at the lodge. Overnight at your lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Fort Murchison / En-suite room - Budget
    Pakuba Safari Lodge - Mid range
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 3: Game drive and boat trip to the bottom of the Murchison Falls.

    Murchison Falls National Park is located in the Albertine rift valley hosting many mammals such as the big four - the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the buffaloes – plus other exciting species.
    Today you will wake up very early. In the early morning hours, animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. You will be eye-to-eye with the African animals.

    In the afternoon, you will take a shared boat safari upstream the calm Nile to the bottom of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. You will be watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high waterfall which roars, creating a beautiful rainbow.

    After the boat safari, you will visit the top of the falls from where you have a perfect view of the extraordinary falls and the river snaking below. Later, transfer back to the lodge for dinner. Dinner will be served at your lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Fort Murchison / En-suite room - Budget
    Pakuba Safari Lodge - Mid range
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park and afternoon guided Bigodi nature walk.

    Today, you will begin your early morning journey to Kibale Forest. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Kibale National Park is located in west-central Uganda just east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal.

    The 795 Km² park predominantly covers evergreen rainforest and is a home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds including rare and endemic species. You will have lunch en route, arriving in the evening in Kibale. Journey Time: 8 hours.

    In the evening, you will go for a guided Bigodi nature walk. The 2 - 3 hours walk will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals will greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco! Return for dinner and overnight at
    Accommodation:
    Kibale Forest Camp/self-contained safari tent - Budget
    Turaco Tree tops / luxury cottage - Midrange
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    After an early morning breakfast, you will depart to Kanyancu, the visitor’s center and report to the ranger station at 07:45 am in Kibale National Park to track the habituated Chimpanzees. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they are habituated. These engaging apes, our closest living relative, are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruiting trees. Your experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp communities, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. The trails through the forest are generally easy to navigate and you will always be accompanied by rangers. The tour lasts between one to three hours and the tracking starts at 08:00am daily. You are only allowed to spend a maximum of one hour around the chimpanzees.

    After a successful tracking, your driver guide will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park with either packed lunch from Kibale or have a hot one on the way, check-in at your lodge, and then have some rest. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Banda - Budget
    Marafiki Safari Lodge - Midrange
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 6: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    After an early morning breakfast, enjoy your extensive morning game drive around the northern sector of the park called Kasenyi, or better known as the “Kobs Mating Ground”. You will be able to find hundreds of Uganda kobs, a hungry ‘king of the African jungle’ - lion, big herds of buffaloes, giant forest hog, warthogs, monitor lizards and sometimes a lonely elephant or hyena can be seen during a game drive in Kasenyi as well.

    At 2:00pm, you will enjoy the slow 2 hour shared boat cruise in the Kazinga Channel, a natural canal that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows. Large herds of elephants, buffaloes and other animals come to the shores to quench their thirst. Also, you will see a wide array of colorful birds soaring near to the water surface. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork.
    Return for dinner & overnight at your lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Banda - Budget
    Marafiki Safari Lodge - Midrange
    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 7: Game Drive in Ishasha & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    After breakfast, we will depart to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with an “en route game drive” passing through Ishasha, the remote, southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its residents-the tree climbing lions. Journey time from Ishasha sector excluding game drive; 2 hours, 68 km. Check-in at your lodge, then have lunch.

    Afternoon at leisure in your accommodation in preparation to the next day’s activities.
    Accommodation:
    Buhoma Rest Camp/self-contained room - Budget
    Haven Lodge-Buhoma - Midrange
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 8: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    Today, you will wake up relatively very early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for your day’s gorilla trekking activity. With your packed lunch & plenty of clean drinking water from the lodge, report to the ranger station at 07:45am for registration and then a briefing by one of the rangers. At 08:00am, gorilla trekking commences. The guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours. So, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.

    After your one hour with the gorillas, you will then start your descent back to the briefing point and later your lodge. The experience in this jungle and meeting these enormous creatures will stay with you for life even as you take in the beautiful scenery in this area

    In the afternoon depending on your trek, if you come back early and you have the energy you may go for an evening community walk. Return for dinner & overnight at the lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Buhoma Rest Camp/self-contained room - Budget
    Haven Lodge-Buhoma - Midrange
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 9: Full day encounter with the Batwa (pygmies) people

    After breakfast, start your full day Batwa Trail Experience. Learn about and interact with the local Batwa People. This full day activity involves a three hour walk followed by about an hour spent with the Batwa. The walk back to camp is two hours. The visit includes a music performance, visitation by the goddess, hunting and gathering demonstration and an opportunity to see how they live. The Twa tribe who are also known as the Batwa are the oldest inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Like most of the tribes in Africa, they have moved from place to place and are now found in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and eastern portions of the DRC. Statistics show that by the year 2000 their numbers were approximately 80,000 people, making them a significant minority group in these countries.
    Accommodation:
    Buhoma Rest Camp/self-contained room - Budget
    Haven Lodge-Buhoma - Midrange
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park.

    After an early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. En-route, have lunch. Its distance from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is about 310 km which makes it a perfect stop-over to break the long journey between Bwindi and Kampala. The drive will take approximately 6 hours & you will arrive at the lodge in the afternoon.

    After your check in at the lodge, you will be driven to the lake to meet your boat captain of the day who will take you for a two hour shared boat excursion. Lake Mburo boat cruise is an opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles, water birds such as the Africa fish eagle and the rare Africa fin foot. Many animals such as buffaloes and antelopes gather here to drink some water so an opportunity to enjoy wildlife most especially marine animals.

    En-route to your lodge, you will enjoy a short evening game drive within the 370km2 park. This smallest Uganda’s savannah national park has more than 68 mammal species, including zebra, impala, topi, eland, bushbuck, buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena, few giraffes and jackal. There are no elephants and lions in the park, which makes it an ideal place for walking safaris.

    After your game drive, you will retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
    Accommodation:
    Rwakobo Rock/Horn-Bill - Budget
    Rwakobo Rock/Thatched cottage - Midrange
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Day 11: Depart Lake Mburo National Park for Entebbe.

    After breakfast, you will head out for a morning nature walk or Biking safari around the park and then start your journey back to Entebbe with an en-route brief stopover at the Uganda equator crossing sign at Kayabwe and take some photos, have a farewell picnic lunch and then later drop off at Entebbe International Airport to connect with your outbound international flight.

    Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in), you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience.

    What's Included?

    • Airport transfers
    • A 4x4 safari land cruiser vehicle and fuel,
    • An English-speaking tourist driver guide,
    • 1 Gorilla trekking permit at $700 per person
    • 1 Chimp trekking permit at $200 per person
    • 1 Rhino trekking permit at $50 per person
    • Guided Bigodi nature walk,
    • Lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and others mentioned in the itinerary,
    • Batwa cultural experience,
    • All entry fees to the National Parks’ activities.
    • Accommodations and meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Bed & Breakfast (B&B), Half Board (HB) or Full Board (FB).
    • Bottled drinking water in the vehicle,
    • Shared boat trips (Bottom of the falls-Murchison & Kazinga Channel in Queen),
    • Game drives
    • Nature walk / biking safari in Lake Mburo National Park,
    • Government taxes.

     

  • Country tour Uganda
    City of excursion Kampala
    Languages spoken by the guide en English | nl Dutch | de German | it Italian | es Spanish | sw Swahili
    Duration of the tour 09
    Creation Date Wednesday, 19 January 2022
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