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8 Day Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari.

However, the 8 Day Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari, Uganda is known for its friendly people and incredible diversity of landscapes and activities. Meanwhile, on this 8-day journey, let us show you the best that Uganda has to offer from wildlife safaris on the Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. To intimate meetings with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and mountain gorilla encounters along the canopy-covered trails of Bwindi Forest. In addition to, our exclusive tours include some of the Uganda’s very best lodges.

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.

Detailed guide

Day 1: Arrival and pick up from Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to your Hotel

Your Safari will start with a pick from Entebbe International Airport. You will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport or your hotel in Kampala by our experienced driver guide from Bonobos African Safari Holiday who will brief you about the 10 days Uganda Safari Tour & Holiday. The drive is about 45 minutes from the Airport. Upon arrival at your hotel, you will check in and have a rest from your long Journey. If time allows us either we can visit Entebbe botanical gardens or Kampala city tour where you will explore the historical places of Uganda such as Kabaka’s palace, Uganda National Museum, Namugongo martyr’s shrines, Kasubi tombs (One of the UNESCO’S recognized site) depending on your arrival time.

Main Destination: Kampala Uganda

Accommodation: Mid-range   Latitude o Degrees

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking

On Day 2 of your safari, Wake up for an early morning breakfast and begin your panoramic road drive northwest of Uganda through the famous Luwero Triangle with an en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. It is the only place in Uganda where you can find these peaceful members of the big five family in their natural habitat.

On your arrival at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, you will go for Rhino trekking adventure which will provide you with opportunities to explore them close to their feet. During your trek, you have to keep your camera on standby such that you do not miss out any moment. You will return back for a delicious lunch break and continue your drive to Murchison falls national park for Dinner and overnight. The highlights of this park include; the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation; Mid-range       Pakuba Safari lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Early Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike to the Top of the fall – Evening to Night Game Drive

Wake up for an early morning breakfast, prepare yourself for another exciting encounter. Your Day 3 of your Safari will start with an early morning game drive through different trails of the park. Like Albert trail, buligi trail and the Victoria trail. Here, you will meet eye to eye with different mammal species like Buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, bush barks, giraffes among others, return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch.

Later in the afternoon, embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls. While on the cruise, you will see the Nile crocodiles resting on the shores, elephants swimming and drinking water, herds of hippos yawning while in water, bird species. Like the black bee eater, grey crowned crane, marabou stork and many others, you will have a view of the magnificent Murchison falls as it roars and pours its waters through a narrow 8m gorge.

After the cruise, continue with a hike to the top of the falls for another breathtaking moment. You will then have a 30 minutes rest and proceed for a Unique Evening to Night game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches which will help you spot predators as they hunt like hyenas, leopards, lions, bush babies, hippos among others then return for your dinner as well as an overnight.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation; Mid-range     Pakuba Safari Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – with visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and community Local dance Experience.

After your heavy morning breakfast on day 4, you will drive to Kibale National park which is located in Western region of Uganda in Kabarole district. This drive will take about 5 hours and it will offer you magnificent scenic views of Uganda’s landscape as you drive to the park.

Enroute to your destination, you will have a lunch stopover in Fort Portal Tourism City. Then you will proceed to the park’s Bigodi wetland for a swamp walk and during this walk you will spot some butterfly species and birds like the Black-crowned Waxbill, White-spotted Fluff tail, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Black Bishop, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black & white Shrike-flycatcher, Western Nicator, Superb Sunbird, among others. You will then proceed for a community walk where you will see and taste the Gins brewed from bananas, craft making, coffee processing, and then you will return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Mid-range      Chimpanzee forest lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking and later Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – with Evening game drive in park

Wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast and start Day 5..Wear appropriate clothing like long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots and a heavy sweater. To protect you from the falling tree branches and also in case of bad weather. Also carry in your back packs some snacks and drinking water to help keep you hydrated. During the trek since it may take about 1 to 5 hours to find the Chimpanzees .Depending on their location. Then you will proceed to Kanyachu Visitor center for a briefing about the Do’s and the Don’ts of the park. While here, you will be assigned a Park ranger. Who will take you through the forest and also a chimpanzee family to look out for.

During the trek, you will spot primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, the red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Mantled guereza, Potto, Vervet monkey, White-eyelid mangabey, Galago among others. And also various bird species like olive long-tailed cuckoo, western tinker bird, blue headed sunbird, red faced woodland, grey parrot, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, blue breasted king fisher, among other bird species.

Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will have a full 1 hour encounter with them. While learning their behaviors, social life, how they feed and play, feel free to ask the park ranger as many questions as possible. You will then proceed with the drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. Later in the evening you will go for an Evening game drive in the different trails of the park. Where you will see mammals like leopards, elephants, lions, buffaloes, warthogs, bush bucks, bush pigs among others. You will return back for your dinner and an overnight.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: Mid-range      Twin Lake Safari lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Experiential Lion and Leopard tracking and Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

Wake up early in the morning and start your Day 6 with a heavy delicious breakfast. And embark on an amazing Experiential lion and leopard tracking through Kasenyi sector. Here you will have an opportunity to drive off track while tracing the lions and the leopards of the park. You will also learn about their population, behavior, life style and also any other information concerning them. Then you will return back to your accommodation for your heavy delicious lunch.

Later in the afternoon, you will go for a mind blowing boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Which will give you stunning views of the park and an opportunity. To view the herds of hippos in water, elephants swimming and drinking water. Nile crocodiles resting at the banks of the Kazinga channel. And for the bird lovers, also be on the lookout for various bird species like the African fish eagle. The yellow billed stork, rare saddle billed stork, grey headed kingfisher, the African skimmer ,Nubian woodpecker, swamp flycatcher, grey capped warbler, little bee eater, Swamp Nightjar among other bird species. You will later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: Mid-range      Twin Lake Safari lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinne

Meal Plan: Breakfast, packed lunch & Dinner.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community Encounter 

Upon waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds singing in the sky. You will start your day 7 with an early morning breakfast. Wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots. To protect you against the falling tree branches of the Impenetrable forest and also in case of bad weather. Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts. While you are with the mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a gorilla family to look out for. Then start the search for the mountain gorillas. Which will take about 1 to 7 hours depending on their location.

During your trek, you will encounter various primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey mangabey, and blue monkeys. As your gaze meets the gentle eyes of Africa’s dark-furred Great Apes, you will be allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour with these majestic creatures. As you watch and capture every moment while they go about their day to day activities. During this time you will learn about their ways of life and also try to relate with them so they become used to human presence. Your guide will be available to answer any questions you need to know.

You will also stand a chance to see many forest dwellers you meet on your way during the search of gorillas. Including different species of birds, elephant, and antelopes. If lucky, you can as well see chimpanzees. Bwindi is one of the parks where gorillas and chimpanzees coexist in the same environment, you will then return back to your accommodation for a delicious lunch.

Later you will visit the Batwa community who were the early inhabitants of the ancient Impenetrable forest. Before it became a National park and also a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992 and learn about their social ways of life, how they hunt for food in their ancient ways, visit

a Batwa homestead to watch how they dance and also hear ancient legends and their folk songs.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation: Mid-range     Arcadia Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Day 8: Early Morning Nature Walk & Travel Back to Entebbe International Airport

After Breakfast on your Day 8, you will then drive to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight. Thus the end of your 8 Day Luxury Uganda gorilla trekking. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Bonobos African Safari Holidays on 8 Day Luxury Uganda.

Main Destination: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

Price Includes:

Transport in a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari view.

All fuel for the tour.

English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.

Accommodation as listed in the guide.

Drinking water during the trip.

Meals according to the itinerary.

Park-entrance fees according to the guide.

All activities described in the guide.

1 chimpanzee permit per person (US$ 150).

1 gorilla permit per person (US$ 700).

 Price Excludes:

International air fares.

Entry visa Uganda.

Meals that are not part of your room.

A porter for during the gorilla tracing (someone who carries your daypack).

Personal (medical/travel) insurance.

Government tax or park fees increase.

Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, gifts etc.)

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