10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

In this 10 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari, you will have a long checklist to tick off all the wildlife and game drives. You will trek primates like the Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas. We also have a very interesting cultural excursion to meet the amazing Batwa Pygmies of Bwindi, the original inhabitants. All in all this is a great value, express wildlife adventure that could only be done in The Pearl of Africa.

Uganda is the only country in the world that can brag to have it all. Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Tree-Climbing Lions, Boat Safaris that get up close to Hippos, Major Game Driving Parks and Interesting Cultural Experiences. This is where you will explore all the best Uganda has to offer to tourists in the tropic Africa. Some of the activities in this tour include game drives in hunt for the Big 5 (African Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant), excellent bird watching, gorilla tracking adventures, primates trekking expeditions, Cultural excursions, nature walks, fantastic launch cruise, and Day hikes among others.

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Inclusives

PRICE INCLUSIVE

  • 10 days hire professional speaking driver/guide
  • 10 day exclusive use of 4WD Min Van
  • 1 x aero link Flight from KIHIHI TO ENTEBBE Airstrip to pp.
  • 1 Night double at Boma guesthouse. BB
  • 1 night double accommodation at Mweya safari lodge. Full Board
  • 1 night double accommodation at Paraa safari lodge. Full Board
  • 1 night double accommodation at Haven
  • Bwindi lodge. Full Board
  • 2 x Game Drive Permit’s pp.
  • 2 x Boat Safari.
  • 1 x Gorilla Trek Permit pp.
  • 1 x Chimpanzee trek permit

PRICE EXCLUSIVE

  • International or Domestic Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Alcohol
  • Visa costs
  • Porter Hire
  • Visa costs
  • Batwa experience
  • Ziwa Rhino
  • Bigodi Swamp
  • 1 x Lion tracking experience pp.
Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM ENTEBBE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL

Arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our knowledgeable expert guide and will be briefed about your itinerary and the pearl of Africa which is Uganda, later you will be transferred to your Hotel for resting.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Emini Pasha, Lake Victoria Serena Hotel Or Protea Marriott Hotel.

DAY 2: PICK UP FROM THE HOTEL AND TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After an early morning breakfast, we set off on a long drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Travel off the beaten track as we drive north, passing the ancient Nyero Rock Paintings near Soroti. Time permitting, you may break your journey at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place where you can see wild rhinos in Uganda and trek them. This incredible experience enables you to get up close with the endangered Rhino’s which are protected and cared for in the sanctuary. Continue to Uganda&’s largest national park, Murchison Falls which is split by the gushing waters of the River Nile and is home to a rich
population of big game and primates. Visit the Top of the Falls and feel the force of the River Nile under your feet as the half a kilometer-wide river narrows to just 7m wide and cascades down through a 45m drop, known as the Devils Cauldron. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge,Bakers Lodge Or Sambia River Lodge.

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK.

Set off early morning on a game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. During the afternoon enjoy a boat safari on the Victoria Nile River. Over a 17km stretch enjoy sightings of hippos, crocodiles, elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls where you can take pictures of the majestic Murchison Falls.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge,Bakers Lodge Or Sambia River Lodge.

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

After a relaxed breakfast, depart to Kibale Forest National Park, in Western Uganda. This journey will be rewarded with stunning views as you pass small villages and local markets and a fantastic view of tea plantation sceneries en-route to the ‘Mountains of the moon’ region. Kibale National Park (also known as the primate capital of East Africa) is an incredibly diverse forest and home to over 335 bird species (some rare or endemic) and 13
species of primates including chimpanzee, red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest monkey, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, black-faced Vervet monkeys, baboons, pottos and bush babies.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Primate Lodge Kibale or Crater Safari Lodge.

DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK.

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

Today the forest opens its doors for an exhilarating chimpanzee tracking experience. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others. Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will spend an unforgettable hour with them as they go about their daily life – feeding, playing, grooming, taking care of their young, howling and screeching, in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for lunch.  Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or visit the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary for a nature walk – it is one of the many wetlands to visit in Uganda. The Sanctuary features 8 primate species, numerous other interesting mammals, over 200 bird species, many reptiles, and uncounted varieties of trees, shrubs and vines.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Primate Lodge Kibale or Crater Safari Lodge.

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for most of the journey) and enjoy an en-route game drive to the lodge where you will enjoy lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive around the Mweya Peninsular and the Kasenyi mating ground of the Uganda Kobs, search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat or relax around the pool.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Mweya Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge.

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK FOR A GAME DRIVE AND BOAT SAFARI

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive, or you can book the lion tracking experience. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wildlife in their natural habitat. In the afternoon (from 15h00 to 17h00) enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway between Lake Edward and Lake George. This cruise will be one of the highlights of your safari as you sight abundant birdlife and view elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos cooling off at the shores. Continue after the boat cruise with game drives in the Kasenyi plains area where you can find the Uganda Kobs, lions, elephants, buffaloes and more.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Mweya Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge.

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK VIA A GAME DRIVE.

The day begins early as we start with game drives. We head towards Bwindi, driving through the Ishasha sector, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions. While driving through the verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views of the Rwenzori Mountains. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Haven Community Lodge, Bwindi Lodge or Gorilla Sanctuary.

DAY 9: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING AND BATWA EXPERIENCE

Early morning departure from the lodge to continue with your 10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari the trailhead at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your mountain gorilla tracking experience. After the briefing (touches on aspects of gorilla behavior, details on the gorilla family you’ll track as well as safety precautions) your adventure will start! Gorilla tracking can be strenuous, and a certain level of fitness is required.

10 Days Uganda Gorilla and wildlife Safari

Tracking can take from 2 – 6 hours to three-quarters of the day, so one needs to prepare for both. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in Africa, if not the world. Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are a critically endangered species. At least 400 mountain gorillas inhabit the Bwindi Mountains and live at altitudes from 1,160m – 2,607m above sea level. There is a feeling of mutual understanding as you watch them in their home, going about their daily business. Youngsters will often show off, jumping to demonstrate their motor skills. Silverbacks may beat their chests as a sign of dominance, an exhilarating experience! Or they may just sit peacefully as a family, chomping on bamboo and grooming each other, watching you with the same intrigue you are showing them. Gorilla tracking is for sure a life-changing and
once-in-a-lifetime experience. Daily visits have an impact on gorilla activity patterns, and are a source of animal stress therefore the firm justification for the "only spend one-hour” rule. This is adequate time for photography and observing these great primates in their natural habitat. Afterwards, return to base where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge to enjoy leisure time, or you can book the Batwa Experience. Known as the “Keepers of the Forest” the enchanting Batwa pygmies of Bwindi are a hunter-gatherer tribe that has lived side-by-side with the wildlife of this park for hundreds of years. The Batwa Experience is a hands-on historical and cultural encounter during which the Batwa demonstrate and describe their traditional way of life as hunter-gatherers.
Overnight stay at the accommodation of Choice Haven Community Lodge, Bwindi Lodge or Gorilla Sanctuary.

DAY 10: AERO LINK FLIGHT TO ENTEBBE AND PEPARTURE

Enjoy the morning at leisure, before your transfer to the Kihihi Airstrip (about 1 hour from the lodge) for your flight by light aircraft to Entebbe International Airport. From the team at African Unique Safaris and Tours, we wish you safe travels and may your incredible memories of this tour stay with you long after you return home. End of your trip. Africa Holiday Safaris wishes you a safe travel to your next destination

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