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2 days gorilla tracking

Trip to most of Uganda’s official national parks, round-trip, 19 days Primate and Wildlife in Uganda a safari could involve gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, boat rides, game drives, and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale. Beginning and ending in Entebbe, the city trip continues there.

Detailed itinerary for 19 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

Upon landing at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, your friendly guide will be there to welcome you and drive you to your hotel for a warm overnight in the beautiful Pearl of Africa.

Day 2: Tour Kampala Capital City.

Early morning after breakfast, your Safari guide will pick you up to explore the vibrant urban life of Kampala and its rich cultural heritage and many more sites to adventure into. You will not miss out visiting places like the Kasubi tombs, Bulange (the old Palace), Kingdom Parliament, Bahai Temple, Hindu Temple, Nakasero Market, Namirembe Church and Rubaga Cathederal. After the city tour, you will drive to Jinja and check in your lodge for dinner and overnight as u wait to witness more exciting sites in the town of Jinja.

Day 3: Visit to the Source of the Nile and Bujagali Falls.

Start your day with a visit to the source of the Nile and Bujali falls which is a few kilometers away from the source and be rewarded with many activities that take place there like water rafting, bungee jumping, Kayaking, boat rides as well as fishing. River Nile is the longest river in the world and pours to over nine countries. It is more centered in Uganda with its source in Jinja, Uganda. You shall then drive to Sipi Falls and arrive in the evening for an overnight as you look forward to yet another tour experience in Kapchorwa.

Day 4: Hike to Sipi Falls and the Coffee Walks.

In the morning, your friendly guide will pick you up and hike to sipi falls that brings you different difficulty levels which are a must try. You will walk through different coffee plantations to acquaint yourself with the knowledge of how coffee is grown, processed and until it reaches the final consumer. In the evening, you shall transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for yet another uplifting game drive, scenic viewing and more activities at the park.

Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and Rhino Trekking.

After breakfast early in the morning, you will head to Murchison Falls National Park and stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking. You shall stop by a restaurant, have lunch and continue your journey with a fascinating game drive as you enjoy a portion of animals like Ugandan Kobs, Elephants, Waterburks, Baboons, Monkey before heading for a top view of the waterfalls at the park and checking in at your lodge for an overnight.

Day 6: Game drive and Boat trip for a bottom view of Murchison waterfalls.

This adventurous morning starts with an early morning game drive which will take about four to five hours. You will see wildlife animals like elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and so many different species of birds. After the game drive, take a break back at your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, have a boat cruise along the mighty River Nile which leads you to great roars of water dropping from the sound of the strongest and fastest waterfalls in the whole world with its sound that gives you a lullaby. Expect to see many different animals which will be drinking water, some swimming at the banks of the river and also see many different species of birds. From the boat cruise, head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Transfer to Budongo Forest.

Drive to Budongo Forest which is part of Murchison Falls conservation area and has the largest number of chimpanzees in Uganda. You will see different bird, tree and animal species since it has over 360 species of birds, 450 species of trees including Mahogany and 24 species of mammals. Have your lunch packed and binoculars ready for an early morning chimpanzee trekking with your experienced safari guide. After here, get set for a more amazing chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest National Park whereby you will arrive in the evening, have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 8: Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale National Park

In the morning after breakfast at your lodge, you will gather at Kanyanchu Visitor Center for briefing on the guidelines for chimpanzee habituation. You shall get a chance to start your day with these primates that share about 90% of their DNA with human beings, see them wake up and trek with them as u watch them do all their activities of the day. You shall leave when they start making their nests for the next night to sleep. Back at your lodge, you will have dinner and relax to the sound of these apes, other animals and birds in the forest.

Day 9: Bigodi wetland sanctuary.

After your breakfast, you will take a guided tour to this fascinating swamp which is a habitat of so many different species of birds (over 200) not forgetting the Great Blue Turaco, mammals, insects and different reptiles. You will be visiting the traditional healers and interacting with the local people in the surrounding areas. Thereafter, you will go back to the lodge, have lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park whereby u shall arrive in the evening. There shall be a game drive as you enter into the National and this will lead you to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Embark on an early morning game drive to the park where you will see different types of animals like Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Waterbucks, Buffaloes and so many different Bird species. You will head to your hotel for lunch and thereafter go for a boat cruise along Kazinga channel which boasts of the largest concentration of Hippos and crocodiles worldwide.

Day 11: Visit Ishasha sector.

Look forward to Ishasha wilderness camp of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you find the tree-climbing Lions.
Don’t miss out on this great adventurous experience that takes you to Lion’s resting on branches of large fig trees, elephants bathing in the water and many more interesting experiences. Later on, you shall break off for lunch and go for an evening game drive in the park and then head back to your lodge for dinner and restful sleep.

Day 12: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

Rise and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is famously known as a habitat for world’s half of the Mountain Gorillas. On arrival, you shall check into your lodge, refresh, have lunch and rest to prepare for the next day of Gorilla Trekking activity.

Day 13: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

In the morning, get ready for a thrilling Gorilla experience. Your safari guide picks you up for Gorilla Trekking briefing where you meet the Rangers and head for the Gorilla Trekking activity which takes 2 to 9 hours depending on how far the Gorillas are on that particular day.

Day 14: View of Volcanic Mountains.

Set for your journey early morning to Kisoro, southwest of Uganda to view the Volcanic Mountains found there. They are commonly known as the Virunga Mountains, namely, Mount Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura. You shall arrive in time for lunch, relax at the lodge and later in the day, you will have a walk to visit the local market, have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 15: Trekking in Mgahinga National Park.

Following an early morning breakfast, have a walk into the Mgahinga Forest for Golden Monkey Trekking and Mountain Gorillas. After this activity, you head back to your hotel and have a relaxed afternoon, dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 16: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

You will check out of your hotel after your breakfast and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda. Arrive in time for lunch and have a relaxed afternoon, look forward to dinner and overnight at your comfortable Lodge.

Day 17: Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi.

In the morning, choose either a guided natural walk with a safari guide or self-guided natural walk around the lake watching different birds, other eye-catching species and activities taking place around the lake. In the afternoon you will go for Canoeing using the handmade local canoes, head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 18: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Head for your final game drive of your Safari to Lake Mburo, which is the smallest of Uganda’s National Parks and near to the main City of Kampala. You will see the Zebras, Buffaloes, Giraffes and other different types of animals as you enter the park. You shall have lunch at your lodge and after you go for an afternoon Boat Cruise at the Lake where u will sail on its calm waters as you watch different Islands and the amazing stories behind them.

Day 19: Uganda Equator as you take your Flight back home.

Wake up early morning to head back home and on your way, have a stop at the Uganda Equator where you will see the water experiment of Northern and Southern Hemisphere and take pictures at the equator monument. There are so many Ugandan craft shops where you can do shopping for all the crafts that you need as souvenirs to go back home with. end of your 23 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

19 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Inclusions

  • Extra customer care service from the time you land
  • On board Wi-Fi from upon arrival and throughout your stay
  • Experienced English speaking safari guide/driver
  • Park permits both for entry and trekking
  • All activities listed on the itinerary
  • Ground transportation to all places to be visited
  • Bottled water (during hiking and walks)
  • First aid kit

However, 19 days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Exclusions

  • International transfer fees/visa fees
  • Extra activities
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses including tips for porters and guides
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Miscellaneous
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