10 Days Gorilla Tracking and Chimpanzee Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

After your breakfast, your Uganda safari guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to Murchison Falls National Park located in the north western part of the country. He drive is approximately 5 hrs and very beautiful, on your journey to the park, you will pay a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a safe place that is now a home to Rhinos. Visitors to this place track the Rhinos in their natural environment. After here proceed to the park with a stop for lunch at Masindi or Kabalega diner.

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nile River Lodge

Budget / Basic: Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 2: Embark on Morning Game Drive &afternoon launch cruise

An early morning game drive towards the northern river bank in search for wildlife that harbors in this park among which are the Cape buffalo, elephants, bohor reed bucks, lions, Rothschild’s giraffes, hyenas, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, and on a lucky day  you  can spot  leopards ad lions.

After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls , this cruise opens your eyes to  fascination beauty  of the white Nile with the falls as the main caption of the day, hippos and Nile crocodiles on the River banks.

There are also many birds to spot for those with a good vision you can spot the colored kingfisher, the rare shoe bill that usually hides across between the dinosaur and the dodo. Enjoy the rest of your evening with diner and overnight stay at the park.

Accommodation
Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Nile River Lodge

Budget / Basic: Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park

The drive to Kibale National park is approximately 9 hours through Hoima- Kagadi road and then proceeds to kyenjojo. My visitors opt for a lunch break in Hoima or further towns in between the route. Have the rest of the evening at the hotel with relaxation.

Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Primates cottages

Budget / Basic a forest Camp

Wild Camping at Kanyanchu River Camp

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to  Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast early in the morning go to the briefing station in Kibale National Park at 07.30am for a briefing. The chimps are closely related to humans than to any other living creature.

During your tracking experience, you can have a chance to  meet some of the 13 primate species include the red Colobus monkey, bush babies, the rare L’Hoest monkey, black-faced vervet monkeys, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, plus baboons.

For those that love birding can view more than 300 bird species, butterflies and so many more. After chimpanzee trekking, proceed for lunch and get ready to drive off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have your overnight stay and diner at this park.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages

Wild Camping

Day 5: Enjoy wildlife tour / game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park & afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park is the best time to spot the early risers such as the elusive leopards and spotted hyenas. You can as well have possible views of lions, Buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Uganda Kobs among others.

After the game drive return to the lodge for some relaxation with lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel thus getting an opportunity to look at hippos and crocodiles.

The banks of the channel are also dotted with many bird species among which are the saddle billed stork, the pink-backed pelicans, the pied and malachite kingfishers among others. After the boat cruise, return to the lodge for diner and overnight stay

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Budget / Basic: Pumba Safari Cottages

Wild Camping

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through Ishasha Sector. In Ishasha, there are tree climbing lions that have a habit of to resting on the fig tree branches during the day time. Proceed to the park where you will have your diner and overnight stay

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 7: Ultimate Gorilla trekking Safari

Enjoy a heavy early breakfast make sure you have before leaving packed lunch before leaving the lodge. Go through a briefing and now you will so much set for the trekking in the impenetrable forest.

Park guides will then take you through the thick buttress root tree forest plus undergrowth, sloppy spots and muddy valleys – tracking the gorillas. The Gorilla trek necessitates a practical degree of fitness and the tracking attire. You will get an hour with the gorillas, proceed for your lunch and leave the forest back to your lodge for diner and overnight stay

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 8: Transfer to Lake

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Bunyonyi pass through the Kigezi Highlands regularly referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Upon arrival, you get on the wooden engine boat and sail discovering the calm waters of Bunyonyi –There are 29 islands dotted on this lake and it proudly the second deepest lake in the whole of Africa. After your lunch have a nature walk, through the Islands and have a chance to view the many birds among which are the crested cranes

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Budget / Basic: Byoona Amagara Island Retreat

Resort Camping

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo

After your early breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. The park is approximately 4hrs from Kabale, enjoy lunch at your lodge upon arrival and directly head from the afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. After the 2 hours cruise, return to the lodge for relaxation and spend the rest of the evening with diner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Arcadia Cottages Mburo

Budget / Basic: Eagles Nest

Wild Camping

Day 10: Do a morning game walk and transfer to Kampala

After your breakfast, you will embark on a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the National park that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bush buck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra , wart hogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. After the game walk, get on board and head for Kampala for your night stay or the airport for your flight to your next destination.