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9 DAYS – UGANDA GORILLA & SAVANNA SAFARI

Memorable Gorilla, Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Viewing Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $4168
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park Day 4: Chimp Trekking Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha Day 7: Gorilla trekking Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Game drive Day 9: Safari walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

After breakfast you will drive to Murchison falls national park. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking and then proceed to the top of the falls, thereafter continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations:
Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge
 

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise

Early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda Kobs among others. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge

  

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast and then drive to Kibale. You will have lunch en-route while on the way, you be enjoying the homesteads of Ugandans by passing the vehicle windows.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Mountains of the Moon/Kibale Forest Camp
 

Day 4: Chimp Trekking

After breakfast you will go for chimpanzee trekking. The most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. After trekking you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland, after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodations:
Mid-range:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
 

Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise

An early morning go for a game drive in the Kasenyi sector, you may spot various animals like the elephants, Uganda Kobs, leopards among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast, in the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise where you will spot various water animals like Hippos and crocodiles, the cruise will also enrich you with various water birds.

Accommodations:

Mid-range:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
 

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha

After your breakfast, Transfer to take a drive in Ishasha plains for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife continue to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodations:

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort.

 

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Prepare for early morning breakfast and report to the gorilla park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger guides and later head into the forest for Gorilla trekking. After the great experience of Mountain Gorillas, you will drive to the stunning Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodations:

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

 

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Game drive

You will enjoy breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en-route in Mbarara town and proceed to Lake Mburo where on arrival, you will have a game drive where you will see Impalas, as well as the more uncommon Topis, Eland, Zebra, buffalo and many more

Accommodations:

Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock

 

Day 9: Safari walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

Enjoy an early safari walk, during the walk you will explore the herds of Impala, as well as the more uncommon Topis, Eland, and Klipspringer, Zebra and buffalo also graze the area. Return to the lodge for the breakfast, then drive back to Kampala with a stopover at Equator for lunch and proceed to Entebbe Airport for your flight.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge (Murchision Falls National Park)
  • Mountains of the Moon/Kibale Forest Camp (Kibale Forest National Park)
  • Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
  • Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park).
  • Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort/Bunyonyi Overland Resort Bwindi / Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock (Lake Mburo National Park)

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