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13-Day Experience Gorilla Big 5, Chimps in the Wilderness

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13 days
Entebbe
Entebbe
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 200
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This is a mid-range tour. This 13-day Best of Uganda safari offers you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences. Gorilla and chimp tracking may be the highlight of this safari, but there are amazing opportunities of seeing Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest. Enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda and the crater lakes is the western and south-western of the country.

Route

Uganda 
Start Entebbe (Day 1)
Day 1 Kampala
Day 2-3 Murchison Falls NP
Day 4-5 Kibale NP
Day 6-7 Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 8 Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Day 9-10 Bwindi NP
Day 11-12 Lake Mutanda
End Entebbe (Day 13)
 

Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel

Our friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Enjoy the fresh breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s rest, your adventure starts the next day.
But in case yo have an early landing, go for a Kampala city tour and visit the historical sites of Uganda such as the Kasubi tombs, namirembe cathedral, Uganda museum, owino market and so much more. Later you’ll head to Acactus Hotel to relax, enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Kampala, Uganda.
Meals plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include: the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. For birders, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others.

On route, make a tour to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in at Heritage Safari Lodge to relax for the Evening.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive

Eat breakfast in the morning before going on a game drive in the park’s northern area in search of some of the ‘big five’ (buffaloes, lions, elephants and possibly leopards). Other animals you might see include Rothschild giraffes, bushbucks, warthogs, waterbuck and a variety of antelope.

Return to Heritage Safari Lodge for lunch and a brief repose. After lunch, you will embark on a 3-hour boat trip to the base of the Falls. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison Falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures, so carry your camera with you if you like.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4: Hike to the top of the falls and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Murchison falls along river Nile is a true master piece of nature! In a small space a million cubic meters of water from the Nile squeeze themselves through the Albertine gorge as they make their way 6,853 km (4,258 miles) towards Egypt. Many people wonder how the scenic falls would actually be, but once you are on top of them and see the entire Nile going through a small gap, it makes sense why so many visitors make the trip. The Nile River is about 50 meters wide on top just before the falls, it drops down 43 meters through a 7-meter-wide gorge.

The journey to the top is a long one but once you reach this place, it becomes worth it. The thunderous spectacle and noise made by the water as it passes through the tiny hole is magnificent – one not to be missed by anyone with the means because no better words can explain the display.

Later transfer to Rweteera Safari Park where you will stay for the night.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park 
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale and bigodi wetland walk

Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives.
They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa, but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, In fact, besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos. Later relax, enjoy dinner and overnight rest at Rweteera Safari Park.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park 
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6: Hike to the Top of the world and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Spend your time exploring the beautiful scenery around Lake Nkuruba. The ‘Top of the World’ viewpoint, not far from Nkuruba, really is a must see! View the stunning scenery at the ‘Top of the World’ viewpoint. Overlooking three crater lakes and the nearby Kibale National Park. take a guided walk through our local villages. Meet and greet our local community and learn about our unique Ugandan culture and traditions. Experience a glorious trek through beautiful countryside, past three volcanic crater lakes and on to the stunning Mahoma Waterfall. The view is so stunning and you will love it all.

Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges en route. On arrival in the park, we shall check in at Njovu Park Lodge and relax way enjoying the view of the park.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 7: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After you have enjoyed your breakfast you will be taken for a morning game drive in time to see the sun rise. The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to be most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. Retire to Njovu Park Lodge to rest and prepare for the following day.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 8: Proceed to the Southern sector for tree climbing lions– the Ishasha sector

Have breakfast then set off for a breathtaking game viewing experience in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! You will also be able to see other wildlife such as the Uganda kob, Cape buffaloes, elephants and warthogs in addition to the tree-climbing lions. Thereafter, head to Topi Lodge for relaxation, dinner and later overnight.

Main Destination: Ishasha Sector 
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 9: Morning game drive in Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable

Be up and have your breakfast served. Go for more tree-climbing lions’ sighting and thereafter transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population), including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check-in at Gorilla Valley Lodge, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Trail Experince

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to Gorilla Valley Lodge for some rest time and lunch.
Visit the Batwa people after. The Batwa People are the original inhabitants of the forest – they lived in the forest and left a small environmental footprint, interact with thew and know about their origin.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mutanda for Relaxation

On this morning, take your time to tour the place one more time and later transfer to lake Mutanda for relaxation.
Lake Mutanda is a little known jewel, hidden in the mountainous landscape of southwestern Uganda It is one of the most scenic lakes in Africa, located in a dramatic landscape of lush and verdant sprawling highlands with fresh clear water and it is dotted by at least 15 islands lush trees & shrubs, and the lake is ringed by beautiful scenery of sprawling highlands clad with green vegetation, plantations, and terraces of crops along the slopes. This amazing scenery is set against a stunning backdrop of cloudy peaks of the Virunga Mountain Volcanoes.
You will reach late in the afternoon and just check in at Mutanda Lake Resort and relax.

Main Destination: Lake Mutanda
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 12: Discover Lake Mutanda’s many islands in a traditional dug-out canoe

Today morning just get prepared. Start your day with hiking around lake Mutanda. Hike to and around the lake and access great vantage points for wonderful views of Mutanda and the volcanoes. You will also visit the islands in a canoe. Canoeing is is the best experience on Lake Mutanda. To ride on the calm waters feeling the cold breeze and tranquility, go around the islands & enjoy beautiful views of the landscape and the amazing scenery while observing some wildlife such as birds and otters. Visit the Python Island for a chance to view these enormous snakes. A good time to catch them is on a hot day. The pythons normally eat fish & other water creatures in Lake Mutanda. Also, visit the punishment islands and checkout the caves with skeletal remains of the punished. Trek on Mutanda Island and visit the local community and church, and you can take some donations for the locals. The island also offers vantage point for beautiful views over the lake. Later return to Mutanda Lake Resort for dinner and overnight rest.

Main Destination: Lake Mutanda
Meal plan:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 13: Exit Mutanda and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

After your relaxed overnight, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. Cross the equator for Lunch and have time to take photos at the equator. You will also have an experiment to show the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere and also get a chance to be in these two places at the same time. Buy a few souvenirs in the craft shops and have quick lunch and later you continue with your journey to Kampala city till we meet again.

Main Destination: Entebbe
Meal plan:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour:

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 15 years and older.

Rates Per Person

Solo

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7+ people

1 room

$3,500

1 room

$3,300

2 rooms

$3,250

2 rooms

$3,200

3 rooms

$3,150

3 rooms

$3,100

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Included

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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