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12 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

This 12 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wildlife game drives coupled with amazing game scenery - the highlight of an African safari in Uganda. The Safari also provides for the amazing sights of Albertine rift valley with bush dinner, cultural tour to Amabere caves & Ruboni community, Big five of land animals namely; lions, elephants, Rhinos, Buffaloes, and Leopard. The chimpanzee trekking experience in the Kibale forest is also incorporated.

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$6,571

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Albert
    • Entry/Admission - Amabere Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Rwenzori Mountains
    • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arrive in Uganda – Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the Hotel

      Pass By: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
      After your long flight from your country of origin, you land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main point of entry into Uganda if you are coming by flight. Positioned within a majestic peninsular, the airport is surrounded by fresh waters of Lake Victoria – the world’s second-largest freshwater lake, the largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the whole world. You are welcomed by the soothing fresh breeze and brightening equatorial sunshine. You secure your Ugandan Visa from the immigration arrival desk at the Airport and then connect to the waiting area where you are courteously welcomed into Uganda by our company representative. You attend a short briefing about Uganda and the safari in particular after which you board the vehicle and connect to the hotel for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Boma Hotel Entebbe

      Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

      Stop At: Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary), Gulu Highway Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Nakitoma Uganda
      Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 311km from Kampala about 5 hours’ drive excluding stops en route, You drive through impressive flat stretches of Nakasongora district before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km to Ziwa Sanctuary to track white Rhinos which are only found here in the whole of Uganda. You retreat from the activity, settle for lunch at Kabalega dinner and continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

      Day 3: Do Morning game drive in northern Murchison & an afternoon Nile launch cruise with a hike to the top of the falls

      Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Western Region
      Drive to the park’s northern section for a morning game drive offering impressive wild game viewing encounter. The 3 – 4 activity takes you through the designated park tracks including Buligi, Queen, Albert and the entire delta area with possibilities of encountering the lions, elephants, Rothschild giraffes, Leopards, Jackson’s Hartebeest, waterbucks, Oribis, Kobs among others. The open savannah grassland intercepted with scattered Borassus palms also presents a unique landscape worth viewing. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa jetty for an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. The 3-hour boat encounter opens you to the thrilling Nile waters in their relaxed flow as they join the Albert delta. The views of Hippos, Nile crocodile and shoebill stork might impress you along the adventure. Upon arriving on the bottom of the falls, you will embark on the hike to the top of the world’s powerful waterfall. The Nile River which is the longest in the world forces itself to pass through a less than 8m ravine before falling 43m below to what has been termed the devil's cauldron forming a plume of spray marked by a thunderous roar and trademark rainbow. During the hike, you will enjoy the sounds of the Nile as it splashes its head on the impermeable rocks that have stood in its way for centuries past. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari tent

      Day 4: Another game drive in Murchison & transfer to Lake Albert Lodge. Enjoy bush dinner at the lodge

      Stop At: Lake Albert, Ntoroko Uganda
      After breakfast, do more game drive in Murchison Falls National Park for broader wild game viewing possibilities. After which you set off for the drive to Lake Albert exploring the traditional fishing communities at Wanseko and then enjoying amazing scenic views of Albertine rift valley flats and escarpments not forgetting the Blue Mountains of Congo. Enjoy a thrilling bush dinner under the tropical stars.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Lake Albert Lodge

      Day 5: Transfer to Fort Portal Area (Kibale National Park),visit the Amabere Caves & hike the Fort Portal Crater Field

      Stop At: Amabere Caves, Fort Portal Uganda
      Settle for a relaxed breakfast after which you connect to Fort Portal Area where Kibale National Park is located. You enjoy the countryside views en route and settle for lunch in Fort portal
      town. In the afternoon, you visit the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru Caves and hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake field. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with a deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from any of the encounters and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight

      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

      Day 6: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np and afternoon Bigodi wetland walk

      Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
      Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking which begins at 8am. The encounter commences with a briefing from the respective park rangers who will be your guides through the activity detailing the conduct of the exercise. After this, you head to the forest in search of the man’s closest relative. The dense forests of Kibale comprise of lush flora with mature trees marked with huge buttress and climbers & impressive bird species. Apart from chimps, Kibale also supports other 12 Primate Species including the threatened red colobus with the highest population thriving in Kibale, the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed and blue monkeys, bush baby, olive baboon and potto which may be viewed during the trek. Finally, you approach the common chimpanzees which have been fully habituated and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer to them and take pictures. Viewing them as they munch fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling, mating and making pant hooting calls may lure you into unforgettable excitement. You have an hour availed to you to encounter these precious apes and you are free to take as many photos as you can. Retreat from the activity which tend to last 2 – 5 hours and get back to the starting point
      Duration: 5 hours

      Stop At: Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, Kamwenge Road, Fort Portal Uganda
      Transfer to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary a famous successful community tourism initiative in the whole of Uganda presenting a magical walk in its communally controlled wetland with possible sights of 138 species of birds including the great blue turaco, the papyrus gonoleks and a range of hornbills. The sights of the swamp-dwelling sitatunga antelope that is resident in the swamp may also be explored. The walk offers a touch of the community including the home of the traditional healer and an extension to the local school can also be arranged. The range of arts and crafts at the center put together by local women offers you an impressive look at the local expertise. Retreat from the encounter and embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse – Cottage

      Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np, visit Ruboni Community en route and evening game drive upon arrival

      Stop At: Rwenzori Mountains, Opposite New Tax Park, Kasese Uganda
      After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 2 - 3 hours’ drive enjoying the scenic views en route before making a stop in Kasese on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to explore the Ruboni Village to explore the cultural traditions of the Bakonzo people that have lived in the foothills of Mount Rwenzori for centuries past. They feature unique experiences including their way of life, the crops that they grow, livestock that they keep, their art and craft not forgetting impressive music dance and drama. You retreat from the encounter and continue on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an afternoon game drive exploring the impressive landscapes of Queen with the beautiful views of the savannah at the sunset after which you retire for relaxation dinner an overnight
      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Enganzi Game Lodge

      Day 8: Game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive along the channel track

      Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
      Drive to the rolling plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park with its extensive savannah grassland for amazing game viewing experience after breakfast. The drive through the Kasenyi tracks enables you to explore a range of game including the elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, waterbucks, side stripped jackals among other species. The activity tends to last 3 – hours after which you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise starting at 2pm for Marasa and 3pm for UWA with the interval of 2hours to make a round trip for another turn. The encounter offers you the opportunity of encountering the Nile crocodiles, the Hippos and water birds along the channel. The wild game also tends to come to the channel shores to quench their thirst. Retreat from that and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for overnight.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Enganzi Game Lodge

      Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Ishasha game drive en route in search of tree climbing lions.

      Stop At: Ishasha, Uganda
      Embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions that tend to lie on fig tree branches overlooking their prey in the plains. Continue on the drive to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Gorilla Mist Camp

      Day 10: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation & boat ride

      Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
      Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00am after which you embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great mountain gorillas. The gorilla trekking might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a lifetime thrill of a wildlife adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight
      Duration: 8 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Lake Bunyonyi Rock - resort

      Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, traditional lunch stop at Igongo en route & do an evening game drive upon arrival

      Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region
      After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 hours’ drive. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Centre before proceeding to enter the park through Sanga Gate. Do an evening game drive as you head to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight
      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Rwakobo Rock

      Day 12: Do walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park & transfer to Kampala. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

      Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region
      After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the country that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bushbuck, Klipspringer among others, Buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, warthogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia.
      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
      Transfer to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in the northern sphere and the other remains in the southern hemisphere. It also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a remembrance for this safari in Uganda
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We can as well pick up guests from their residences in Kampala or Entebbe Airports
      • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
      Departure Time :
      6:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    6

    Organised by Prime Safaris and Tours Limited

    Activity ID: V-45315P6

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