Best of Uganda Gorilla, Cultural and Wildlife Safari
- Game Drives
- Chimpanzee tracking
- Boat cruses
- Gorilla tracking
- Walking Safari
This 10 days Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking combined with game viewing to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and lastly Lake Mburo National Parks safari, takes you through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, it involves the rolling hills with beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes, dense true African jungle, amazing nature created features, plenty of wild animals, different primates and numerous bird species that will make you appreciate that Uganda is truly “The pearl of Africa”. We carefully selected best activities to extremely make this package eye-catching and to enjoy each minute you spend with us on this safari in the true African Wilderness.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Kampala City – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Transfer to Murchison falls national park- Top of the falls
Day 3: Murchison falls NP – Morning game drive - Afternoon boat cruise
Day 4: Murchison falls national park –Transfer to Kibale forest national park – Evening nature walk to Bigodi swamp
Day 5: Kibale National Park - Morning Chimp Trekking - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth N.P – Morning game through Ishasha sector – Transfer Bwindi National Park – Village walk
Day 8: Bwindi National Park – Morning gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing
Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive
Day 10: Lake Mburo N.P – Walking Safari – Entebbe international airport
- Day 1 - Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to your hotel
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be welcomed by our company representative and safari guide for a transfer to your reserved hotel in Entebbe. The 10 days game viewing combined with gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari briefing will be done right before dinner at the hotel where you will be spending the night. The next early morning we begin this adventurous safari you have all been preparing for.
Accommodation: Via Via Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast / Dinner
- Day 2 - Kampala City – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Transfer to Murchison falls national park- Top of the falls
After breakfast begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle, en -route stop to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place where you can meet these members of the big five family in the wilderness, this visit will provide you with an opportunity to go closer to these peaceful giants to have clearer view and photo moment. Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at the top of the falls to see the world’s most powerful falls. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Day 3 - Murchison falls NP – Morning game drive - Afternoon boat cruise
Enjoy breakfast and head out for morning game drive your guide will help you to spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, water buck, oribi, bush buck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Retire for lunch break and later go for an afternoon boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, home of crocodiles and over the 17 km stretch you may see elephant, water buck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, horn bill, cormorant and the rare shoe bill stork and by chance you might meet the lake shore hunters. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls. Return to your Lodge dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.
- Day 4 - Murchison falls national park –Transfer to Kibale forest national park – Evening nature walk to Bigodi swamp
After breakfast check out, drive to Kibale Forest National. Estimated transit time is 7 hours with frequent stops to stretch legs. The drive takes you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life. On arrival, check in to your preferred accommodation to relax and later go for an evening nature walk to Bigodi sanctuary nature walk. Kibale forest national park is proudly known to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Isunga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
- Day 5 - Kibale National Park - Morning Chimp Trekking - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, lhoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps go the lodge for refreshments lunch and start the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is nestled between two lakes, George and Edward with the kazinga channel joining the two, its lush Savannah offers prime grazing ground for the African buffaloes, African elephants and various antelopes, the parks hosts over 600 bird species. Drive straight to the lodge check in and go evening nature walks to explore the crater lakes. Dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation: Buffalo safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.
- Day 6 - Queen Elizabeth National Park - Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise
Early rise today, 06:00am grab your breakfast and out to catch the lions, hyenas hunting before they disappear into the thickets. Other animals to see on the game drive are; cape buffalo, the handsome Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, leopard, waterbuck. At 03:00pm, take a cruise on the Kazinga channel a haven for over 600 bird types, hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo. Later return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.
Accommodation: Buffalo safari lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/Diner
- Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth N.P – Morning game through Ishasha sector – Transfer Bwindi National Park – Village walk
Wake up to have breakfast before continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a home to the half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas with a game drive through Ishasha sector to search for the amazing tree climbing lions and after collecting memories here continue with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park for the thrilling mountain gorilla experience, Arrive to check in, relax and you may go for an evening village walk or souvenir shopping in the local craft shops if time allows. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Bakiga Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
- Day 8 - Bwindi National Park – Morning gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing
After 06:45am breakfast, head to the information center for a briefing before embarking on the long awaited trek. Gorilla trekking may last only for 3 hours or up to 8 hours or more of the day sometimes with rain overhead so be prepared with sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket. After a satisfactory trek, return to lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and lunch and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
Accommodation: Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
- Day 9 - Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive
After breakfast with great memories of the mountain gorillas depart Lake Bunyonyi heading to Lake Mburo National Park the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. On arrival to the park enjoy the drive en route to the overnight accommodation. Wildlife here include: the elusive leopard, jackals, hyenas, zebra and the newly introduced giraffes among others. Drive straight to the lodge to have lunch relax as you are viewing the park and, in the evening, go for an amazing game drive in search for the wildlife of the park. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Rwakobo Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Day 10 - Lake Mburo N.P – Walking Safari – Entebbe international airport
Wake up for breakfast before going out on a walking safari for 2 hours in the park accompanied by an armed ranger will be one of the best since you get the opportunity to get closer to the inhabitants of the park and photo moment. Embark on the drive to Entebbe with a stopover at Kayabwe equator point for the water experience and to buy souvenirs and have lunch later drive straight to Kampala with great experience of gorilla
- English speaking guides
- 2 hours boat cruise on the Murchison river and Kazinga channel
- 1 chimpanzee permit
- 1 gorilla permit of $700 per person
- Rhino trekking at Ziwa
- Game drives as indicted as indicated in the itinerary
- Game drive in search for the tree climbing lion
- Village experiences
- A visit to Lake Bunyonyi and canoeing
- Accommodation for 9 nights on full board meal plan
- Walking at Lake Mburo National park
- A visit to Equator crossing point Meals as indicated against each day.
- Park entry fees to all mentioned national parks in the itinerary
- Mineral water for the entire safari
- En-route meals
- Return airport transfers
- Entry visas and flights
- Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
- Personal insurance
- Extra meals and activities
Explore Uganda’s safari circuit from the northern game tracks down into the southwestern off-the-beaten-track jungles to meet the great apes and vibrant communities on this 10-day all-inclusive Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari journey.
Take game drives and boat safaris and meet Uganda’s savannah big game like lions, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, leopards, hippos, and crocodiles in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks.
Adventure onto the untamed jungles trails and spend unforgettable moments with great apes in the wild. This bucket-list experience will leave you forever connected with our primitive primate cousins on chimpanzee and gorilla trekking excursions.
Experience the traditional dug-out canoes paddling on Uganda’s stunning Lake Bunyonyi be wowed by incredible landscape views.
Stay in our great selection of bush lodges with excellent safari services and gourmet selection.
Travel privately in comfortable, well-maintained, custom four-by-four safari trucks with large window seats for an excellent animal viewing experience.