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Uganda is habitant to half of the world's only surviving mountain gorillas, therefore this expedition will give you a remarkable lifetime experience.

Face to Face Experience with the Mountain Gorillas

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $4600 - $4710
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 12 days
Best months: February - November
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
This rewarding experience safari perfectly offers opportunity for you to visit the most important National Parks in Uganda: Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Additionally, you further relax and enjoy the scenery of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale as well.

Day 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – TRANSFER TO HOTEL/LODGE

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from Cheetah Safaris and then transfer to your accommodation for an overnight.

Overnight at: The Boma Guest House or Similar (B/-/-)

 

Day 2: TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (The World’s Most Powerful Waterfall)

After early breakfast, we will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Mid way en route to the National Park, we will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (covers an area of about 70 km2); located in Nakitoma Village - Nakasongola District -in the Kafu River Basin, for White Rhino tracking.

After the guided nature walk to track the white Rhinos, have lunch at Kabalega Diner and thereafter, continue to your lodge situated in Murchison Falls National Park.

Dinner and overnight at: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar (B/L/D)

 

Day 3: MURCHISON FALL NATIONAL PARK (The World’s Most Powerful Waterfall)

Early morning, we will go for an early game drive on the northern bank of the Victoria Nile. During the game drive, you will have a chance of viewing large herds of Cape buffalos, African elephants, warthogs, towering Rhodschild giraffes, bushbucks, kobs, oribis, hartebeests, spotted hyenas and if lucky you might spot the leopard. Your guide will have a better idea where to find the lions. We will spend most of the morning trying to exhaust all the option in the park.

Return to the lodge and relax until lunch time.

In the afternoon, you will take a boat cruise up stream to the bottom of the falls. En route, you will see at large schools of hippopotamuses, large Nile crocodiles, mammals quenching their thirst and lots of aquatic birds at the bank of Nile. You will stop a few meters from the falls and hike to the top of the falls (Uhuru & Murchison) to have a better view of the mighty cascade where the Nile squeezes through an 8 meters wide gorge and plunges with a thunderous roar into the “Devil’s Cauldron”, creating a trademark rainbow. Thereafter, you will walk to the parking area where your driver-guide will be waiting for you and transfer to the lodge for an overnight

Dinner and overnight at: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar (B/L/D)

                                                                                       

Day 4: TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK (The Primate Capital of the World)

After early breakfast, we will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. We will drive through very beautiful villages and trading centres, cross tea plantations, gardens, farms, rivers and swamps filled with papyrus plants. We shall have several stopovers for photos; interact with the local people and even for lunch.

Dinner and overnight at: Kibale Homestay/Turaco Treetops (B/L/D)

 

Day 5:  KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast and transfer at 06:30hrs to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for chimpanzees tracking. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered (including L’Hoest’s, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray– cheeked mangabeys), but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. 

You will have lunch and then drive to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Dinner and overnight at: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Similar (B/L/D)

 

 

 

 

Day 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (A Medley of Wonders)

With your packed breakfast, we will go for an early game drive in Kasenyi area. We will spend most of the morning exhausting all options in the park with possibilities of seeing lions, leopards, civets, hippos, elephants, and buffalos, ten species of primates and over 600 bird species.

We will return to lodge and rest until lunch time. In the afternoon, you go for a 2-3 hours boat trip on a 32-kilometre long natural channel, the Kazinga Channel; that connects Lake Gorge (to the east) with Lake Edward (to the west). This Channel is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park and a boat tour gives you a chance to cruise just meters from schools of hippos, herds of buffalos and elephants. The boat departs at around 2 pm.

Dinner and overnight at: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Similar (B/L/D)

 

Day 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK/ISHASHA SECTOR (A Medley of Wonders)            

Early breakfast and then transfer to Ishasha sector, in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where we will do a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions of Kigezi. You will also have chances of sighting herds of antelopes, cape buffalos, large African elephants, olive baboons, topis, lots of bird species, etc. You will also explore the hippo pool and if conditions are favorable in the Albertine flat, you will also include it to the game drive.

Dinner and overnight at: Enjojo Lodge (cottages) or Similar (B/L/D)

 

Day 8: TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)

Today, we will do a brief game drive in search of the Tree Climbing Lions of Kigezi and later continue to Rushaga Sector, in southern end of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrival at the lodge and relax for the rest of the evening. 

Dinner and overnight at: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (cottages)/Rushaga Gorilla Camp (B/L/D)

 

Day 9: IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)

After Breakfast, we will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking. You will have a general briefing on the behaviours of the mountain gorillas as well as the strict rules that you are supposed to obey. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector, which only welcomes 8 visitors a day to minimize behavioural disturbance and the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting point.

Note, you are supposed to carry with you repellents, use trekking shoes, and carry a rain jacket since the weather is unpredictable, no flashes are allowed and each person must carry a minimum of 2 litres of mineral water. Since we cannot tell where the mountain gorillas will be waiting for you, you are also requested to take packed lunch (the hike can take from2hrto8hr in altitudes exceeding 7.600 feet).

Dinner and overnight at: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (cottages)/Rushaga Gorilla Camp (B/L/D)

 

Day 10: LAKE BUNYONYI

Today, we will transfer to L. Bunyonyi. You can do any of the optional activity below. 

Dinner and overnight at: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort/ Birdnest Eco Overseas (deluxe) (B/L/D)

 

Optional activities:

  • Do a guided waterfall walk in Rushaga (Cost per person: US$30)
  • Go for a guided batwa and natives community visit and walk  (Cost per person: US$25)
  • Go for a guided walk to the Batwa community and Garama caves located within Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Where Gold Meets Silver) (Cost per person: US$80; includes park entrance fees)
  • Go for golden monkeys tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Where Gold Meets Silver) (Cost per person: US$90; includes park entrance fees)
  •  Go for a guided gorge walk  (Cost per person: US$30)
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Quad-Biking
  • Zip-Line cable crossing
  • High ropes course
  • Canoeing

 

Day 11: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (Whispers of the Wild)

Enjoy your breakfast at leisure and then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, where we will arrive in time for lunch. Relax for some time and at sundowner go for a game drive.

Dinner and overnight at: Rwakobo Rock Lodge/ Mburo Arcadia Lodge (B/L/D)

 

Day 12: IN LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (Whispers of the Wild) - DEPARTURE        

In the early morning, you will go for a guided game walk within the national park. It’s the best way to limit vehicle noise and contamination of the environment. It is also healthy to walk and the best way of getting close to the animals without scaring them off.

Thereafter, you will return to the lodge for breakfast, check out and then transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your evening departure flight. (B/-/-)

 

Optional activity: You can do a 2 or 3 hours horseback ride within the park. (Cost per pax: US$110 for 2 hours; US$130 for 3 hours)

 

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SERVICES INCLUDED:

  • Park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mountain gorilla and chimpanzee tracking permits
  • A TOYOTA LAND CRUISER driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
  • Mineral water on route except during meals.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport.
  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary

 

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights in and out of the country.
  • All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
  • Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc.
  • Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). Under the new application process, all visas must be applied online at least two weeks prior to travel: 
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Gifts, tips, telephone expenses, etc.
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