This 12 days Uganda gorillas and wildlife tour will start and end at Entebbe airport. In this safari, you will have to visit more than 7 place in the country. These include Lake Mburo National park for wildlife such as the rare eland, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for the big five game viewing getting a chance of seeing the rare tree climbing lions and other animals in relation to birds, Kibale and chimp trek for chimpanzee tracking and other 15 primate in the forest, Murchison Falls National Park well known for the hippos and crocodiles, and finally you will visit Jinja which is gifted with a number on things to do and see as Annalise below.
Day 1, Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Upon your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our company safari guide who will brief you shortly about your Uganda safari. After this, he will transfer you to your assigned place of accommodation in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel
Day 2, Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Lake Mburo National Park. En route, you will have a stopover at the Equator at Kayabwe for an informative explanation from the experts of the area as well as taking Photographs. Lake Mburo is an annex of the Tanzanian plains scattered with large zebra herds, elands, ungulates and impalas. This is the nearest Park to Uganda’s capital city which is Kampala and the smallest among all the Uganda’s National Parks. The park has over 310 species of birds and is the finest destination to view birds associated to acacia such as Ruppell’s long-tailed sterling, mosque swallows black-bellied bustard and the bare faced go-away bird. Upon arrival, you will have lunch and then go for the afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Look out for different bird species and animals like Hippos, Crocodiles and so on. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp/Mihingo Lodge/UWA Bandas
Day 3, Guided nature walk and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
Early morning before breakfast, you will take a guided nature walk with in the Salt-licking area. Here you will find a well positioned wooden platform on which you will stand to have splendid view various animal species visiting the place to lick these salty soils. Look out for elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, Impalas, Antelopes, Kobs and so many others. After this you will head to Bwindi National Park with lunch stopover in Mbarara town. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 4, Gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest
Early morning, you will have breakfast and then report to the Park Ranger Station before 8:00am for a brief talk about the Gorillas and the tracking rules. This will be done by one of the ranger guides of the Station. After this, your rangers will lead you to track the endangered world giants also called the Mountain gorillas through the bush, undergrowth and parting thick creepers. On your way to see the Gorillas, look out for other primate species like the Monkeys, baboons and a lot of bird species. Upon meeting the Gorillas, you can opt to sit around these great apes for a whole 1 hour gazing into their big round eyes as well as taking Photographs. You are reminded to take with you your packed lunch and mineral water since the gorilla trek time is unpredictable and it ranges from half an hour up to 8 hours depending on the movement of these primates. After tracking the gorillas, you will return back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 5, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector which is famously known for the rare tree climbing lions. Your drive in Ishasha sector will enable you encounter different wildlife animals such as Elephants, tree climbing lions, Buffaloes and so on. This will be a game drive en route before reaching Mweya sector and to your assigned place of accommodation in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge
Day 6, Game drive and Launch cruise
After breakfast at your Lodge, you will set out for the morning game drive in the Kasenyi area to search for early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. Look out for different wildlife animals which the Park habits such as: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hyenas, Antelopes, and Warthogs and if you are Lucky, you can see the Leopards. Return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon; take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is the spot with the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa as well as a number of bird species including migrant birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge
Day 7, Transfer to Kibale and chimp trek
Early morning after breakfast, you will head to Kibale Forest National Park for the afternoon chimpanzee trek. As you exit Queen Elizabeth, you will have a game drive en route and then reach Kibale in time for Lunch. Have Lunch and in the afternoon, set out for the chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale is well-known for harboring the largest number of primates. The search for chimpanzees in this forest may reward you with other primates such as the grey Mangabeys, pottos, colobus monkeys, bush babies, baboons and many more. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Ndali Safari Lodge/Primates Lodge/Kibale Safari Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge/Chimpanzee guest house
Day 8, Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, you will set out for a whole day drive from Kibale National Park to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey will take you though homesteads of the true African culture, tea and banana plantations and so on. Have lunch en route in Hoima and then later proceed with your journey hence reaching the Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chili Campsite/Sambiya River Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 9, Game drive and Launch cruise to the Bottom of the falls
After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for the game drive in the Northern sector of the Park. Depending on where your accommodation was, you will first catch the 6:00am ferry to the other side of the Park for this wonderful long game drive. You will look out for early risers and also predators such as Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Antelopes, Hartebeests, warthogs and so many others. Return to your lodge for Lunch and then later in the afternoon, enjoy the 3 hours launch cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls where you will be able to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and so on. Your boat will stop 10 meters away from the “Devil’s Cauldron” where you will be able to take pictures of the majestic Murchison Falls. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chili Campsite/Sambiya River Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 10, Top of the falls and transfer to Jinja
After breakfast, you will depart for Jinja. En route visit the famous Top of the falls. Here you will be able to see Nile’s beauty perfected in a way that its water compress from 50 meters and squeeze through a 7-meter canyon dropping 40 meters thus making a thunderous roar and rainbow. Then continue with your journey to Jinja via Kampala and stopping for Lunch. After this, transfer to Jinja passing coffee, tea and sugarcane plantations. Upon arriving in Jinja, you will visit the Source of River Nile and then to your Lodge or Hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Jinja Nile Resort/Cool Breeze Hotel/Nile Anchor Palace
Day 11, Bujjagali falls and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, visit the Bujjagali Falls where different cultural activities take place like Acrobatic, Dances, waterfalls and adventures. Then drive back to Kampala with stopping over at Mabira Forest for bird and primate watching. Also visit the Sezibwa falls along the way as you proceed to Kampala. Reach Kampala in the afternoon. Have lunch and then relax at your Lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge/Imperial Royale Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel
Day 12, Kampala City Tour and departure
After breakfast, you will set out for the Kampala city tour where you will be able to visit tourist sites like Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Bahai Temple, National Theatre and so many others. Later you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight home.