Gorilla Tour & Safari Adventure - 14 Days

Gorilla Tour & Safari Adventure highlights:

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe for Gorilla tour and Uganda Safari Adventure

Day 2: Drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Rhino trek one of the activities in your Uganda Gorilla tour and Adventure

Day 3: Canoe ride or Swamp walk before Drive to Murchison Falls NP

Day 4: enjoy Game Drives, Launch cruise on the Nile

Day 5: Morning game drives – top of the falls

Day 6: Leave by road to Kibale Forest

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking /Bigodi Wetlands

Day 8: Transfer by road to Queen Elizabeth Game Park

Day 9: Game drives/ launch trip on Kazinga Channel

Day 10: drive to Ishasha for Tree climbing lions

Day 11: Have a Game Drive in Ishasha before driving to Bwindi Forest

Day 12: Gorilla Trekking day!

Day 13: Early Drive to Lake Mburo Park – Mantana Tented Camp

Day 14: Departure

Enjoy an encounter with the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, a game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls, Track the chimpanzees of Kibale and the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Forest.

Day 1
Arrive Entebbe for Uganda Safari Adventure

On arrival at Entebbe International airport and after clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by your safari guide who will then transfer you to the Boma Guest House.
If you arrive early the rest of the day is free to relax by the swimming pool or if time permits, enjoy some sightseeing around Entebbe like the Botanical Gardens or the Education Wildlife Centre (Zoo).

Day 2
Drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Rhino trek one of the activities Uganda Safari Adventure

After breakfast, you driver guide for the safari will pick you up from the hotel, you should be ready to leave by 7:00 am. You will then drive through Kampala suburbs driving north to Nakasongola to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to arrive before noon. You will then check into your tented accommodation that is elevated on a platform offering good views. You can decide to take a dip into the pool and simply enjoy your surroundings.

Afternoon Rhino Trekking -a trained ranger will meet you and give you an introduction to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Depending on the location of the Rhinos, you will drive to the starting point and then approach the Rhinos on foot. You will then observe the Rhinos in a natural habitat at a close and safe distance. The Rhino trek excursion takes 1 -2 hours. You are advised to wear closed Shoes, Long Pants, and no bright colored clothing during the Rhino Trek.
Accommodation: Amuka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3
Canoe ride or Swamp walk before Drive to Murchison Falls NP

After breakfast, you have a choice of Nature Walk which includes wildlife and birds, or a boat ride through Lugogo Swamp. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is one of the best places in Uganda for spotting the Shoebill Stork. There are many waterbirds as well found in the swamp that is part of Ziwa Santuary, you can also spot the elusive, semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelope found in and around the swamp.

Later you will continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. If time allows, you can visit the top of the falls. Otherwise this can be done tomorrow after the boat trip by hiking to the top of the falls or on day 5 of your safari.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Budget: Fort Murchison
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4
Game Drives, Launch cruise

Early morning safari drive before the sun rises in the Buligi, Albert and Queen’s track, you will see plenty of game. The tracks are found on the northern banks of the River Nile. Return to the lodge.

In the afternoon you will enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see elephants and buffaloes, waterbucks and birds like Herons, Cormorants, Ducks, bee eaters, fish eagles, king fishers and the rare shoebills. The boat trip to the falls and back takes 3 hours. Return to the lodge. If you are physically fit instead of returning by boat to the base you can decide to hike to the top of the falls instead. You vehicle and guide will be waiting for you at the top of the falls to drive you back to the lodge.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Budget option: Fort Murchison
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5
Morning game drives – top of the falls

You will spend the morning exploring more of the grasslands and woodlands of Murchison Falls National Park.
Later you will cross by ferry to the Southern bank of the River Nile to have lunch at your lodge. In the evening visit the top of the falls then return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge Cottages
Budget option: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched tents
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6
Drive to Kibale Forest

After breakfast, you will embark on a long drive of approximately 8 – 9 hours to the western side of the country, to Kibale Forest National Park. This is a beautiful, forested area, which links into the QENP eco system. You will arrive late in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge
Budget option: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7
Chimpanzee tracking /Bigodi Wetlands

After an early breakfast, you will be driven down to the Kibale Forest National Parks’ headquarters to meet your guides for who will accompany you to trek chimpanzees. You will find the forest alive with noise and you should be lucky enough to see the habituated chimps during your trek. The trek generally takes most of the morning, and then return to the lodge. Today we will a taste of the local food at Tinka’s for lunch and later a swamp walk in Bigodi Wetlands.
Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge
Budget option: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8
Drive to Queen Elizabeth Game Park

After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, you will depart the Kibale area for Queen Elizabeth N.P. You will drive passed the Rwenzori Mountains if lucky on a clear day you will have nice views of the mountain.
Queen Elizabeth has diverse Eco-systems of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers and swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to incredible abundance of wildlife. Lion, leopard, elephants, Cape buffalo, forest hog, Uganda kob, giant forest hogs, bush back, water back, can be seen on a game drive.
Accommodation: Kasenyi Safari Camp
Budget option: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9
Game drives/ launch trip on Kazinga Channel

Wake up very early in the morning and head out for a game drive in the Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. During the game drive you may spot game like the lion, leopard, Uganda kob, elephants, cape buffalos, waterbucks and many other animals. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Later visit the Katwe salt pans.

In the afternoon there will be a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. On this cruise you will see a high concentration of hippos and many other animals can be seen drinking at the water’s edge. If time allows, you can go for another game drive.

Accommodation: Kasenyi Safari Camp

Budget option: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10
Ishasha for Tree climbing lions

Today you will travel to Ishasha area of the park in search of the tree climbing lions, and other wildlife. Check into your accommodation. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park, hoping to spot tree-climbing lions and a host of other wildlife.
Accommodation: Ishasha wilderness Camp
Budget option: Enjojo Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11
Game Drive – Bwindi Forest

You will have a final game drive in Ishasha area before your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Your arrival here will be in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a forest and waterfall walk to acclimatize.
Accommodation: Engagi Lodge
Budget option: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Gorilla Valley Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12
Gorilla Trekking day!

Early morning breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing on your gorilla tracking from the park guides. You will then embark on your gorilla trek with the expert leadership of the park guides who will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.
Accommodation: Engagi Lodge
Budget option: Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner

Day 13
Drive to Lake Mburo Park

Early breakfast and departure for Lake Mburo national park situated half way between Entebbe and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, game drive to the Lake Mburo camp arriving in time for a late lunch. Lake Mburo Park is home to zebra, eland and impala, and teaming with other wildlife and birdlife as well.

In the afternoon you will be taken for a boat ride on Lake Mburo, it time allows a game drive on your way back to the camp.
Accommodation: Mantana Tented camp
Budget option: Eagle’s Nest camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14
Departure

Early morning game drives before your return to Entebbe; stop at the equator for photo opportunities and curio shopping en route! Transfer to airport to connect with your international flight out.
If you would like us to book accommodation in Kampala and/or Entebbe for today, please let us know.
Meal plan: Breakfast

Incuded:

  • An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
  • All park entry fees
  • Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Meals as stated - Full board while on safari
  • Transport (in a 4 x 4 land cruiser)
  • Fuel
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
  • Boat cruises - Kazinga, River Nile
  • Bottled drinking water in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Laundry
  • Drinks

We use both standard 4×4 customized safari vans and 4×4 luxury customized safari Land cruisers with pop-up roofs for maximum game viewing, wildlife filming and photography and easy for taking as many photos as you can. Our Landcruisers are also fitted with charging system for your cameras, phones and also every client is guaranteed a window seat for easy view.

Our drive/guides are very professionally and well trained, we know every successful safari needs a great guide, majority of the comments from our clients regarding our services are centered on the professionalism of our guides.

Change of the itineraries:
The itinerary may change occasionally due to the availability of gorilla permits and accommodation.

Wifi availability:
Wi-Fi is available in most accommodations but sometimes it is limited due to weak signal points in some places.

Surcharge:
Surcharge on Christmas festive season 24/12, 25/12, 26/12 , New Year Eve 31/12 and New Years 1/1

Policy for single and extra bed:
The third person using extra bed: Price as one adult

Policy for Children:

01 child under 4-year-old (sharing a bed with parents): Free of charge
• 01 child from 4 and under 9-year-old (sharing a bed with parents): 75% of the price per an adult
• 02 children under 4 years old (staying with parents): 75% of the price per an adult
• From 9-year-old: price as an adult.children below 15 years are not allowed to trek gorillas

Payment:

  • A deposit of 20% on the safari cost is required when booking a safari. If a safari includes gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tracking then the deposit should include the full cost of the gorilla permit fee (US$600) and chimpanzee permit fee (US$150) per pemit per person as well. The remaining balance must be paid 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged up on booking.
    • Payment in cash: Cash shall be paid at our office or will be collected at your hotel.
    • Credit card: credit card fee is applied to the total amount and different from type of card
    • Bank transfer: Please note that the bank fee in Uganda, and the international bank for transmission are covered by the client.

What to bring:

  • Trail shoes or running shoes with a good solid grip and good support and cotton socks are the most versatile and comfortable footwear for this trip. Some people prefer their well broken-in hiking boots
  • A wide-brimmed or peaked hat for sun protection.
  • Poncho or raincoat just in case, especially if gorilla trekking is on your itinerary
  • Light sweater, jacket or sweatshirt for cooler evenings. It cools off quite drastically in the higher elevations
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses, Sun cream
  • Camera and film

CANCELLATION

  • Free cancellation on safari cost up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
    No refund of any kind on Gorilla and chimpanzee permits

2019 prices

Prices are Quoted in USD and are for per person sharing
No. of people in groupCost per person sharing in USD
1 person7380
2 people5330
3 people4874
4 people4645
5 people4632
6 people4520
7 people4440
Single Room Supplement503

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Trip Facts

  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Gorillas in Bwindi, Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, Plenty of hippos, giraffes, elephants, buffalos, different antelope species, zebras, many bird species, people and culture, flora, if lucky lions and leopards and many more
  • All year round
  • Yes
  • 4 Wheel Drive Customized Land Cruisers / Minibuses
  • 2 - 7

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