14 day Gorillas, Chimps tour

This itinerary combines visits to 5 National Parks in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and protects a chuck of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty River Nile. One of the attractions of Murchison Falls NP is its namesake. The dramatic Murchison falls is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Murchison Falls NP is occupied mainly by lush and unrefined grasslands. The diversity of wildlife in the park is astonishing and includes 4 of the Big Five – elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards. It is also the most accessible park in Uganda for seeing hundreds of giraffe. A boat trip on the Nile is a must as the Nile boosts one of the densest hippo and crocodile populations in the world. The boat trip will also provide an opportunity for an encounter with a wild population of the rare shoebill.

This 14 day itinerary gives you a taste of everything Uganda has to offer. The variety of different habitats and environments in Uganda is nearly unbelievable and this itinerary offers them all. From wild, open savannahs to rich, refreshing rainforests and also the shimmering freshwater crater lakes.

STANDARD
Type Start date Price p.p.
2 person any date USD $ 3880
3 person any date USD $ 3550
4 person any date USD $ 3225
5 person any date USD $ 3025
 
Single Supplement adds
USD $330

LUXURY
Type Start date Price p.p.
2 person any date USD $ 4990
3 person any date USD $ 4315
4 person any date USD $ 3790
 
Single Supplement adds
USD $561

 

Day 1 Arrival in Entebbe.

Entebbe International Airport

You will be picked by our driver/guide and take to Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for overnight. He will brief you about the tour and what time to pick you on day 2.

 

Day 2: To Murchison Falls NP

Early morning after breakfast you will leave for Murchison Falls. Via Masindi we drive for 90 kms through the park before we reach Paraa in the late afternoon. For Budget Tour clients, you will continue to Murchison river lodge Here we will stay and with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile the evening will come with all the noise of an African night.

Driving time: ± 7,5 hours

Budget Accommodation: Murchison river lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3 Murchison falls national park

Murchison Falls National Park

This day early in the morning we go for the game drive via Tanga gate; special here are the lions and giraffes. In the afternoon we have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Falls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen!!

Budget Accommodation: Murchison river lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 4 In Murchison falls

Murchison Falls

Early morning the boat will take us downstream to the delta. The place where the Nile enters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park especially the delta with all the different birds. Here is a good chance to see the elusive Shoebill stork! In the afternoon is a visit to the top of the Falls, a wonderful view.

Budget Accommodation: Murchison river lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 5

Kibale Forest

Early morning departure for the journey to Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert, on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest.

Driving time: ± 8 hours

Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp – Eco system self-contained Tents
Luxury Accommodation: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 6 Chimpanzee Walk and Swamp Walk

Kibale forest National Park

At 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!! The park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community based project)

Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp – Eco system self-contained Tents
Luxury Accommodation: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale

Day 7 Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal we reach at around midday in Bush Lodge/Mweya Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon we will make a game drive.

Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

Budget Accommodation: – Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp with Eco system self-contained Tents
Luxury Accommodation: – Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Day 8 Explore Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside.

Budget Accommodation: – Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp with Eco system self-contained Tents
Luxury Accommodation: – Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Day 9 Explore Queen Elizabeth - South Ishasha area

Gorilla Tour

Our second day in this beautiful park. Very early in the morning breakfast we go to Kyambura Gorge. Here you can go for a 3-4 hour walk in to the Gorge for meeting the chimpanzees. After the Gorge will drive to Ishasha Sector and have an evening gamedrive in search of the tree climbing lions.

Budget Accommodation: Ishasha River Ntungwe Camp
Luxury Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp or Ishasha River Ntungwe Camp

Day 10 To Kisoro

Gorilla Tracking Bwindi

In the morning we leave Queen Elizabeth national park for Kisoro. We stop in Kabale for Lunch. The bad road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view. Down is Kisoro where we will stay in the famous Travellers Rest Hotel. Just outside Kisoro, this unique hotel offers a cozy stay for the tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance. In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited Hotel Travellers Rest many, many times to do paperwork, to relax or to meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: ,,It was my second home.”

Driving time: ± 6-7 hours

Budget Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 11 Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo

Gorilla treks

The day is for Gorilla tracking, From Travellers Rest in Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to Nshongi/Nkuringo group in South Bwindi. At 7:45 A:M you will be at the staring point of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek, after finding the Gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour. All visitors are expected back to the starting point by 7:00 P:M. the walks can take 3-9 hours depending on where you find the Gorillas. It is a real hiking and being physically fit is recommend

Accommodation:- Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Mutunda Lodge

(Day Tweleve)

Gorilla safari in Uganda

Here everybody can do individually ( or in a group) activities.

With local organizations and the National Park we have developed a number of very interesting activities in Kisoro.

 

Budget Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Mutunda Lodge

Day 12 Travel to Lake Mburo

Renmark river cruise

Early morning departure to Lake Mburo. This is a small but nice park, the only park in Western Uganda with impalas and zebras. We will make an evening game-drive. Driving time: ± 5,5 hours Budget Accommodation: Mburo Eagle’s Nest Camp Luxury Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge or Mantana Luxury tented Camp

Day 13 To Entebbe

Catching crabs on the Yorke Peninsula

Early morning we will make a game drive/walk. After a late breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. We will stop in Mbarara for Lunch and then continue, after Masaka town we will stop at the Equator for Tea/Coffee break and buying souvenirs. We will bring you back to Airport Guesthouse in Entebbe for overnight. Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

Day 14: Departure (Optional activities)

If departing in the morning the hotel has a shuttle to the airport but if departing in the evening then we take them for Kampala City tour before transferring them to the airport for check in. There are also other activities in Entebbe like visiting the Ngamba Island for the orphaned chimps (88$ per person), and it can be combined with Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (the former Zoo) There is also Botanical Gardens at 10$ p.p.

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