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11 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari

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Overview

Overview

This tour takes you to popular National Park in Uganda that include Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and boat cruises, to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorillas, to Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, to Kibale National park for chimpanzee trekking and wetland walk before drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.

Summarized itinerary

Day 01: Arrive and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 03: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 04: Gorilla Tracking Day.

Day 05: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 06: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat on Kazinga Channel.

Day 07: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 08: Chimpanzee Tracking.

Day 09: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 10: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

Day 11: To Kampala/Entebbe International airport.

 

 

Day 01: Arrive and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival, you will be met by Peak Cruise Safari guide who will transfer you to your overnight Hotel/Guest house. Depending on your arrival time, you may choose to take a boat excursion to Ngamba Island (optional and not included), visit the nearby Botanical gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education center.

Drive time: Approximately 15 minutes

Lodge: Gorilla African Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast

Day 02: Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover at the Equator for a photograph and simple experiments arriving in Lake Mburo National Park in time for an en route game drive and a boat cruise on the Lake

Drive time: approximately 5-6 hours

Lodge: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 03: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park and then Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations and good scenic views. Lunch will be served en route and you will arrive in Bwindi in the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.

Drive time: 6-7 hours.

Day 04: Gorilla Tracking Day.

Early morning, breakfast with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Day 05: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search for savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopard.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Elephant Hab\Buffalo Resort.

Drive time: 4-5 hours.

Day 06: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat on Kazinga Channel.

This morning you will head to back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have missed the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and many other wildlife which flop the channel for drinking water.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Lodge: Elephant Hab\Buffalo Resort.

Day 07: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park

After an early breakfast drive to the northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park (kasenyi) area in search of wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats, Savanna birds and different species of antelopes such as water buck, Uganda kobs among others. After lunch, you will drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in the evening.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Lodge: Chimpanzee Forest guest house.

Drive time: 3-4 hours.

Day 08: Chimpanzee Tracking.

This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing and after you will be taken for chimpanzee tracking, through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk, you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch, you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. This wetland belongs to community neighboring the park.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest guest house.

Day 09: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park through small towns, villages and great views of the escarpment arriving late evening.

Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours drive

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to the northern section popular known as paraa for your morning game drive that will provide you an opportunity of spotting wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, hippos and if lucky cats such as lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for a lunch break before proceeding to the pier for your two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls to witness how river Nile squeezes itself in a narrow gorge before exploding out producing an experience of a lifetime.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: To Kampala/Entebbe International airport.

Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport and depending on your flight time, you may decide to visit Zziwa Rhino sanctuary (optional and not included).

Safari inclusions

 

  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites Including protected areas mentioned.
  • Full board accommodation on safari.
  • Chimpanzee permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla permit (for gorilla trekking safaris) A professional English speaking driver/ guide.
  • Bottled water when on safari.
  • Fees for activities of tourists.

 

Safari Exclusions

  • Laundry services
  • Beverages / drinks of personal nature like alcohol.
  • Airport transfers arranged on request.
  • Visas
  • Other activity fees that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers/guides and other staff members.
  • International flights arranged on request.
  • Domestic flights arranged on request.
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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Important to Note

A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is canceled up to 45 days before arrival.
Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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