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10 Days, 9 Nights

10Days of Bwindi gorilla trek & Kibale chimpanzees trekking

10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek & Chimpanzees is one of the most adventurous Uganda Big five holiday Safari, indulging you and your loved ones with something new, better and different in most of the favorite and magical places with beautiful sceneries and plenty of Solo Musketeers, Africa’s well known hunters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Our closest Cousins-the forest chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, the gushing waterfalls in Murchison falls National Park, Zziwa Rhinos at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary, the must see Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi- the second-deepest lake in Africa, the western drained Open flat lands being a gateway to discover the African culture and many more adventures.

Highlights of 10Days of Bwindi gorilla trek & Kibale chimpanzees trekking

Murchison Falls National Park:

Commonly known as the nature wonders of Uganda. This is the starting point of the safari, and it promises exciting wildlife encounters. The combination of a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River offers an opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. Such as the iconic African Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros).  Meanwhile, the Murchison Falls is where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plummets into the Devil’s Cauldron, is a stunning natural spectacle.

Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is situated approximately 176 kilometers (109 miles) north of the capital city, Kampala, and covers an area of about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres). It provides a safe and secure environment for the rhinos to thrive and reproduce, as well as promoting education and awareness about rhino conservation.

Kibale Forest National Park:

Specifically known for its remarkable chimpanzee population, Kibale Forest allows visitors to go chimpanzee tracking and observe these primates in their natural habitat. It’s an enriching experience to learn about the behavior of these intelligent creatures and witness their interactions. However you will engage in more exciting activities like the Bigodi wetland swamp walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is a fascinating eco-tourism activity located near Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda.  Furthermore, it is a community-based initiative that offers visitors a chance to explore the unique wetland ecosystem of Bigodi and encounter its diverse flora and fauna.

Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This park offers a game drive and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, where visitors can spot a wide array of wildlife and bird species. The diverse landscape for instance crater lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains, adds to the allure of this park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

The highlight of the trip, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, provides a rare opportunity to get up close with the magnificent mountain gorillas. This experience is often considered one of the most memorable wildlife encounters in the world.

Batwa Community Visit:

The visit to the Batwa community allows travelers to gain insights into their unique way of life and traditions. It’s a chance to appreciate and respect the cultural diversity of Uganda.

Lake Bunyonyi

The safari will take you for relaxation by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.Lake Bunyonyi is a mesmerizing and tranquil lake located in southwestern Uganda, near the town of Kabale. It is often regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Africa, attracting travelers with its stunning scenery, serene waters, and a myriad of islands scattered throughout its expanse. The name “Bunyonyi” means “place of many little birds” in the local Rukiga language, a fitting description for the abundance of birdlife found around the lake.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lastly  our trip ends with Lake Mburo National Park. is a compact and captivating national park located in western Uganda. Despite being the smallest national park in the country, it offers a rich diversity of wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and unique experiences for visitors. The park is named after Lake Mburo, a scenic lake that forms part of its boundaries and provides a picturesque backdrop for wildlife viewing. Lake Mburo National Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras, impalas, elands, topis, buffaloes, warthogs, hippos, and crocodiles. It is also one of the best places in Uganda to spot wild zebras.

Highlights;

Arrive at Entebbe Airport or Kampala City.

move to Murchison falls via Zziwa Rhino home.

Murchison falls meeting -Morning game drive -Afternoon boat cruise -Evening game drive

Morning game drive -Kibale forest -Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp.

Kibale Forest– Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth.

Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport or Kampala City.

Uganda is maybe one of the leading welcoming countries, Entebbe and Kampala have stunning services to halt you and sin with many Options. your guide will warmly welcome you and move you to your reserved Hotel in Kampala, Before dinner, your guide will brief you about this 10 days Uganda Safari with Gorillas and chimpanzees. The next early morning you’ll begin your adventurous safari outside the city to Uganda’s well known destinations

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Option: 

Luxury: Serena Hotel.
Mid-range: via via guest house
Budget: via via guest house

Meals plan

Water and fruits throughout

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Day 2: move to Murchison falls via Zziwa Rhino home.

Early in the morning afterward your breakfast,10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek our guide will pick you up in a safari Vehicle, drive through the African Massaging roads to the northwestern Region of Uganda leaving out the hustle and bustle of the city, there is much to learn and fall in love on the countryside as you drive thru the inviting panoramic views fading off horizons.

Drive thru the memorable Luwero Triangle known for the guerrilla war that brought the current regime(National Resistance Movement) into power in 1986, en-route to have your first stop at Zziwa Rhino home for the adventurous on-foot Zziwa rhino tracking, a homage to one of the members of the Big Five living here, You will have a chance to get closer to them to have clearer views and photo moment. Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch, later drive to Murchison Falls National Park where you will begin with a Hike at the top of the thunderous Murchison falls. Retire back and check in your lodge,

Main Destination- Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.

Meals plan:

Break first & lunch as well as Dinner

Water and Fruits throughout

Day 3: Murchison falls meeting -Morning game drive -Afternoon boat cruise -Evening game drive

Wake up early Morning, have your breakfast and transfer to this sprawling Savannah where the Africa’s well known hunters live, the early morning game drive will help us catch up with the Savannah’s early risers, your guide will help you to spot elephant, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo, waterbuck, oribi, bush buck, Bohor reedbuck, hartebeest, hyena and on a lucky day, you will see the leopard.

The Savannah is also known for its dotted bird life and a haven to more than 50 bird species that include the rare shoe-billed stork, cormorant, Budongo’s 59 “restricted range” types, pelican bee-eater Goliath heron, dwarf kingfisher, Egyptian goose white-thighed hornbill and great blue Turaco. later, retire back for lunch as you prepare for the evening insights.

However, 10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek the evening hot sun awakens it, Some become thirsty and parade near by the watering Points whilst others hide off under the shade. you will begin with an afternoon Boat cruise upstream the calm meandering Victoria Nile to the bottom of the gushing Murchison falls, Halt for just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, the busking crocodiles, and over the 17 km stretch you may see elephants, Giraffes, water bucks and Uganda Kobs and many more. After the meeting, retire back and check in your lodge, dinner and overnight.

Main Destination- Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.

Meals plan:

Break first & lunch as well as Dinner

Water and Fruits throughout

Day 4: Morning game drive -Kibale forest -Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp.

Wake up very early in the Morning, Have breakfast, check out the lodge, Have an early game drive with rewarding chances to see what you could have missed the Previous days, this is also a great chance to see the Nocturnal, hyenas Coming out of dens, the early risers migrating to grazing grounds.

Thereafter, proceed with a road drive through the little towns and villages that showcases the African rhythm of life. check in to your preferred rooms, relax and prepare for an evening nature walk in Bigodi home.

Meanwhile, 10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek the evening Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp makes you fall in love with its un-fully discovered sweet places with a rich biodiversity and a birders paradise, Bond yourself to the people around and learn their way of life. The swamp features a haven of other forest mammals such as bushbucks, sitatungas and otters.

Main Destination- Kibale Forest  National Park

 Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 5: Kibale Forest– Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth.

Afterward your breakfast, you’ll then move to Kibale Forest National Park base for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. meanwhile, the forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and other animals but also on small organisms that form part of its biodiversity.

furthermore, the walk will reward you with other animals like Colobus monkeys, lhoestes, Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, and butterflies. Afterward, tracking the chimps, retire back to the lodge for lunch, check out and Proceed on the road drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is nestled between two lakes, George and Edward with the Kazinga means joining the two, its lush Savannah offers prime grazing ground for the African buffaloes, African elephants and many antelopes, the parks hosts over 600 bird types. lastly, drive straight to the lodge check in and go for evening nature walks to explore the crater lakes. .

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation option;

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 6: Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the leading Uganda’s Savannah destinations most visited by holiday makers from all over the world, this is where the Well-known African Hunters live, the musketeers forming schools around shore banks, hundreds of ungulate grazing in the open. After your breakfast, get on the Safari game drive to trace for the members of the big game before they disappear into thickets.

However, 10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek the sprawling Savannah, features other vistas inclusive of craters, Kazinga means known for its school of hippos busking on the shores, the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees are known for the tree climbing lions who love hiding around targeting their prey, the most eaten Uganda Kobs. then retire back to your lodge for lunch and a short relaxation as you prepare for the evening insights.

Later in the evening, get on the 1 – 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga means, a haven for over 600 bird types, hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo and later go for another evening game drive through the Kasenyi trails well known for its big hunters of the park such as Lions, Leopard, Spotted hyenas and many others since evening is their prime time to looking for their survival and expect to find them in action.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation option;

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 7: Morning game through Ishasha sector, Move to Bwindi forest.

nevertheless, wake up on the dead sounds flowing from the forest, drive through the Ishasha sector famously known for the tree climbing lions, Proceed and drive through the Kigezi highlands and the overlooking hills settled by the locals and the coffee plantations, Proceed thru the hilly view to cover a distance of about 3-4 hours before entering the think forested terrains of Bwindi Impenetrable forest. your gorilla permit shall determine your overnight lodging option so as to catch up with the morning activities in the park.

Main Destination- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge /Buhoma lodge.
Mid-Range: Silverback lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp.
Budget: Buhoma Community Rest camp

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable gorilla tracing experience .

however, you’ll wake up on the soothing morning breeze, this is the “Switzerland” of Africa, all the coldness here is pillowed by the misty Bwindi forest, prepare your tracking gears as approved and advised by our team, Afterward your breakfast,10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek Carry your Packed lunch, head to the park base for short briefing about the gorilla walking guidelines, meanwhile, form up with other gorilla trekkers in a group of about 8 People, the thick ruling forest full of difficult tours and is only for those who are Physically fit.

Along with the game ranger, track the gorillas through the walkable forest trails for about 2-4 hours till you meet with the forest giants – the Mountain Gorillas. Spend 1 hour talking with them and then retire back to the park bases where you will be awarded a certificate for Gorilla walking meeting in Bwindi impassable forest. Afterward the gorilla trek meeting, return to lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and lunch and move to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening canoeing.

Main Destination- Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option: 

Luxury: Bird Nest/ Arcadia cottages.
Mid-range: Hawks lodge.
Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Crater bay cottages.

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 9: Move to Lake Mburo.

Afterward your breakfast, check out the lodge, and prepare for a 5 hours road drive to Lake Mburo with a  in Mbarara for lunch at Agip Motel, Later proceed and branch off the highway to the Park’s gate. Lake Mburo is Uganda’s smallest Savannah National Park but with vast advantages that never fail to impress, just located freely close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda.

Unlike other Parks, Lake Mburo is underlined by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which dated back more than 500 million years, and it’s the only park in Uganda where it is possible to do guided Nature walks. however, its only here and Kidepo Valley that have Zebras, the other wildlife not to miss here is impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck and over 350 bird types. meanwhile,10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek the neighboring people are busy by the ruling Bahima (Ankole) tribe who are Cattle keepers preferably the long horned Cattle that tend to be a common sighting here.

furthermore, you’ll prepare for an afternoon Boat cruise on Lake Mburo to sight at the water loving birds and the shore dwellers, this will be a great hotspot for the school of hippos, buffaloes, warthogs and a peaceful of bird types. finally, you’ll retire back for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination- Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge.
Mid-Range: Mburo Safari Lodge.
Budget: Rwakobo Rock.

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 10: Move back to Kampala/Entebbe via Uganda Equator.

Wake up early morning and catch up with the Morning breeze, 10 Bwindi Gorilla Trek while the game ranger will guide you in the park over a memorable Nature walk in the open, get on the horseback riding safari– ushering best chances to get close to the residents, the best spots to take Photos as the Sun sets and catching up with the Savannah early risers.

After this, Check out the lodge and proceed on a 4 hours road drive to Kampala, Have a stop point at the Equator in Masaka, Take photo captions, there also many Craft Shops where you can buy yourself a trophy. Later proceed to Kampala or head to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your flight. Thus end of tour.

Lodge Options: Not Available.

Meals & Drinks: All meals included.

Price Includes:

  • Park fees (for non-residents).
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional).
  • All accommodation.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional).
  • All taxes/VAT.
  • Roundtrip airport transfer.
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section).
  • Drinking water (on all days).

Price Excludes:

  • International flights (from/to home).
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed.
  • Tips.
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.

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