13-Day Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Safari

This wildlife and gorilla trekking safari package is a journey through beautiful sceneries and a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park, Mabira forest and city tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Personal items
  • Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • International flights
  • Any transfers not on scheduled dates
  • Any excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

Tour Plan

Day1: Arrival

Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport holding a board with your names. He will drive you to your hotel to rest and have a meal/snack depending on your arrival time. The driver-guide will brief you on the next day’s itinerary and also inform you of the pick up time.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Rhino Trekking

Have an early breakfast. Drive northwards on the Kampala-Gulu for approximately two and a half hours and get to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary located in Nakasongola. Set out for a hike on the sanctuary to track the white rhinos. In addition to the rhinos, the sanctuary harbours several other wildlife including hippos, bushbucks, oribis, and lots of birds.
After close to two hours of trekking, get back on the road and get to Masindi for your lunch. Thereafter, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Check in at your accommodation to relax, have dinner and rest for the night.

Day 3: Early Morning Game Drive - Afternoon Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls

Wake up to an early breakfast and set off for the game drive. Expect sightings of lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeests, reedbucks, Uganda kobs, oribis, warthogs, lots of savanna birds and wonderful scenery. After close to four hours, return to your accommodation for breakfast and lunch. Later, set out for the afternoon launch cruise along the Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. There are lots of wildlife sightings along the Nile, including, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and lots of water birds. At the base of the falls, you can opt for the launch and hike along the falls to the top of the falls. You will meet the driver at the top and transfer back to your lodge. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have breakfast, check out of the lodge and leave for Kibale National Park. The drive along the scenic Albertine Rift Valley continues. You will stop over in Fort Portal town for lunch before proceeding to Kibale Forest National Park. Check into your accommodation that is situated just outside the park. Spend the day relaxing and enjoying the natural environment outside at the lodge.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking - Bigodi Nature Walk

You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00 am with a briefing about the rules for trekking the chimpanzees after which you’ll set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way, you will see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys, phoestes, red-Colobus and the blue-tailed and red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but also informative. Later, head out for a nature walk in Bigodi Swamp for a sighting of primates and birds.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park - Evening Game drive Drive

After breakfast, check out of the lodge and head for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will stop over in Fort Portal town for lunch. Get to the park and drive to the lodge while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of beautiful craters and lakes dotted across the lush landscape. You will get to your accommodation in the late afternoon, and spend the rest of the evening enjoying the beautiful nature across the park.

Day 7: Early Morning Game Drive - Afternoon Boat Ride on Kazinga Channel

Wake up to an early cup of tea/coffee at 6.00 am and set out for an early game drive. Games to see include lions, buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, kobs, and topis. The scenery is amazing with crater lakes and grassy hills. After close to three hours, return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, set out for the boat safari on the Kazinga Channel that joins Lakes Edward and George. The channel attracts a plethora of wildlife including hippos, buffaloes, elephants, monitor lizards and lots of water birds and wonderful scenery. Dinner and your overnight stay are at your accommodation.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up to an early breakfast, check out of the accommodation and travel to the southern area of the park called Ishasha. This area is popular for tree-climbing lions, and if you’re lucky, you may see them. Other big game in this area include elephants, topis, and buffaloes among others. Lunch will be at Ishasha. Thereafter, travels southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check-in at your accommodation for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking - Community Walk

Wake up to an early breakfast at 6.30 am, pick up your packed lunch and transfer to the park offices for a briefing by the rangers. You’ll be assigned a gorilla group you shall track. At 8:00 am transfer to the start of the trek and head into the forest to find the mountain gorillas. You are allowed no more than an hour with them, then return to meet your driver. Return to the lodge for a snack, freshen up and then visit the local Batwa community to see the indigenous ways of live. Return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi - Canoe Ride

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a relaxation experience and get to your accommodation in time for lunch. After lunch, relax for a bit then go for a canoe ride on one of the deepest lakes in the world. You can choose to ride the canoe yourself or use a guide to ride you. Return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park - Evening Game Drive

Have breakfast and check out and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Get to Lake Mburo in time for lunch, check into your accommodation and then have lunch. After lunch, relax and then later go for an evening game drive in the park and get to see a really beautiful sunset in the plains. Return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 12: Morning Nature walk - afternoon Boat Ride

Wake up for an early morning nature walk into the park for a chance to catch some nocturnal wildlife at a close encounter. You are led by an armed ranger for the walk. After the walk, return to the lodge, relax, refresh, and have lunch. Later on, after lunch, set out for a relaxing evening boat ride on Lake Mburo which gives you a chance to view some wildlife including hippos and several birds. Return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 13: Travel Back to Entebbe

Wake up and have breakfast, check out of the lodge and travel back to Entebbe. We’ll drop you off at your desired destination. Lunch is en route. You will also get to make a stopover at the Equator point for some picture moments.

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