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12 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Tour Uganda

The 12 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Tour Uganda Takes you Mountain Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Forest National Park, Wildlife Adventures at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Chimpanzee Tracking Tours at Kibale Forest National Park and Nature Adventures and Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi.

Planning on a safari Tour to Uganda, book the 12 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Tour to enjoy the best Safari Tours in Uganda. Below is the brief itinerary of this package.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 4: Game drive and boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 7: Kibale National Park -Murchison Falls National park

Day 8: Game Drive and Launch Cruise        

Day 9: Murchison Falls National Park – Transfer to Kampala

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 11: Game drive-transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked from the lodge and drive to Bwindi national park. This National Park is located in the south-western part of Uganda next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

Bwindi national park is a home to various animal and bird species. This includes over 214 species of birds and 120 species of mammals. Bwindi national park is well known for its endangered mountain Gorillas.

Apart from the gorillas there are other animals like the ‘Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. Lunch will be en-route. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

An early morning breakfast, go for a briefing at the park headquarters to begin the Gorilla trekking activity which takes 2-10 hours depending on the movements of these gorillas.

Other animals and birds might be spotted too and these include the l’Hoest’s monkey, African elephant, birds like the African green broadbill, Grauer’s rush warbler, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African giant swallowtail among others. After tracking, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today after breakfast you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park was named after Queen Elizabeth II and it was established in 1954. The park is located in western Uganda and covers an area of about 1,978 square kilometres.

Within this park there is Lake Edward and Lake George and the Kazinga channel. The vegetation in the park is mostly open savannah, green meadows, semi- deciduous tropical forests, dense equatorial rain forest and dense papyrus swamps.

On arrival you will have lunch, and either relax at the lodge or go for an afternoon game drive. You might spot animals like elephants, Bufalloes, Impalas, Uganda Kobs and lions. Various birds can be spotted too and they include the African skimmer, Chapins flycatcher, Pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Game drive and boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel

After breakfast you will go for a game drive. You might spot animals like elephants, Bufalloes, Impalas, Uganda Kobs and lions. Various birds can be spotted too and they include the African skimmer, Chapins flycatcher, Pink-backed pelicans, Papyrus canary, Shoebill stork, martial eagle. Later return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel where you will spot Hippos, Crocodiles, various water birds. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale National Park. The park is about 766 km2 in size with primarily moist evergreen forest. Located in the Southern part of Uganda and about 358 kilometers from Kampala.

Kibale Forest National Park is a home to approximately 325 species of birds which include the olive long-tailed cuckoo, Western Green tinker bird, African and Green-breasted and African Grey Parrot. It is also a home to 13 species of primates, at least 60 other species of mammals.

The visits to the park are mainly paid to the endangered chimpanzees. While visiting the Chimps you can get to see other primates including the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda Mangabey, the Ugandan Red Colobus, and the L’Hoest’s Monkey. On arrival at the lodge you will have lunch and later in the afternoon you can relax or do a community walk. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Today you will go for Chimpanzee tracking. This will be after you have had breakfast and after getting a briefing at the park headquarters. While tracking chimps you might spot other animals like the red and blue duikers, bush pigs, warthogs, buffalo and elephants.

Various birds can also be spotted while on the trek. Return to the lodge for lunch, later visit Bigodi wetland. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge.

Day 7: Kibale National Park -Murchison Falls National park

On this day, your guide will drive you to Murchison Falls National Park. This park is located in Masindi district in north western Uganda.

You will arrive in time for lunch and after your lunch; you will go for an afternoon game drive. You may have chance to spot various species of wildlife.

This may include Buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, kobs, Impalas among others. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge

Day 8: Game Drive and Launch Cruise        

After your breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive and return in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will get on a boat to the bottom of the falls. You might also spot crocodiles, Hippos, elephants and many others.

You may hike to the top of the falls if interested. Various birds might be spotted too, like the hornbills, bee-eaters, kingfishers and storks, Egyptian plover, Chestnut crowned sparrow weaver, Rock pranticole, Red winged grey warbler, Pulvus illadopsis among others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 9: Murchison Falls National Park – Transfer to Kampala

You will have breakfast, drive to Kampala. You can make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the Rhinos. Dinner and Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Today you will visit Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo National Park is located in the western part of Uganda.

Have lunch on arrival and later go for a boat ride, and get to see hippos and crocodiles and various water birds like the rare shoebill stock, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle and many others. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Game drive-transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Have breakfast and later go for a morning game drive. While on the game drive, you will spot animals like Zebras, Impala, Buffaloes, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland among others.

In the afternoon you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kigali

You will go for a boat ride as you continue on the journey back to Kigali. Drop off will be at the airport or at your hotel.

The 12 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Tour  includes and Excludes the following;

Safari Includes

  1. Accommodation & Meals as in the travel Plan
  2. Gorilla Trekking Permit
  3. Chimpanzee Tracking Permits
  4. 4WD Safari Jeep transportation
  5. Knowledgeable English speaking Guide
  6. Drinking Water & Lunch

 The package excludes

  1. All expenses of personal nature
  2. Air fare, East African Tourists Visa
  3. Luxury Drinks & laundry.
  4. Tips to local guides
  5. Porter fee while trekking
  6. personal insurance

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