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14 Day Uganda Wildlife Safari, Gorilla Trekking & Batwa Trail

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Day 1: Entebbe International Airport

Stop At: Entebbe International Airport, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Arrive in Uganda following the flight from your respective country of origin. You land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main gateway to Uganda where you will find a representative of your booked hotel and will offer you a courteous welcome. The amazing weather and brightening atmosphere on the shores of Lake Victoria give you a remarkable first impression of Uganda. Connect to the respective hotel for overnight stay.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Sunset Entebbe

Day 2: Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls P.O.Box 455, Masindi Uganda
Early morning after breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel by our tour guide for a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Branch off at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola to track the Rhinos and later continue to the park. Arrive in Murchison falls with a visit to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge of 7m wide before plunging 43m deep into the devil’s cauldron. You will then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Fort Murchison

Day 3: Murchison Falls NP

Stop At: Paraa Masindi, Murchison Falls National Park Uganda
After a heavy breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive where you are likely to spot animals like Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi among others. Return for lunch which will be followed by a breathtaking launch cruise for a wide view of Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, several water birds such as the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Fort Murchison

Day 4: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale national park

Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese Uganda
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park. The drive goes through the Albertan Escarpment of the western arm of the East African Rift valley with dramatic views of Lake Albert, traditional homesteads and scenic views of the mountains of the moon. Reach Fort portal in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Isunga Lodge

Day 5: Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and (afternoon) explore the Kibale crater lakes

Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese Uganda
Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ point where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking and you will be marveled by the sights of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and lunch.

Later, go out to explore the crater lakes. You will enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. Take a hike to Lake Nkuruba where you will encounter different species of primates and birds. Meet and interact with the local people as you walk through their villages and enjoy the panoramic views of the Kibale area. Return for dinner and the overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Isunga Lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation and drive off to Queen Elizabeth NP. You will reach Queen early enough to relax, have lunch and in the afternoon proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, look out for wild animals like: reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions and buffaloes to mention but a few.

Alternatively, you could choose to go for the Queen’s breathtaking explosion crater drive (instead). The drive is basically sightseeing with very spectacular view of the breathtaking scenery in and around Queen. There is also plenty of wildlife to see along the drive although commonest are sights of Cape Buffaloes plus Elephants. Return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Bush Lodge

Day 7: Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation and drive off to Queen Elizabeth NP. You will reach Queen early enough to relax, have lunch and in the afternoon proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, look out for wild animals like: reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions and buffaloes to mention but a few.

Alternatively, you could choose to go for the Queen’s breathtaking explosion crater drive (instead). The drive is basically sightseeing with very spectacular view of the breathtaking scenery in and around Queen. There is also plenty of wildlife to see along the drive although commonest are sights of Cape Buffaloes plus Elephants. Return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Bush Lodge

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Kanungu and Kisoro, Kabale Uganda
Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!

Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Bakiga Lodge

Day 9: Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest and afternoon Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla NP

Stop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro Uganda
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge for some rest time and lunch. Thereafter, embark on a transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, arriving in time for dinner and then overnight stay.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lodge: Travellers Rest Hotel

Day 10: Undertake the Batwa trail experience and later relax at the accommodation

Stop At: Batwa Trail, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda
Have breakfast and proceed out for the Batwa trail experience. For generations, the Mgahinga dense forest was home to the indigenous Batwa (hunter – gatherers and fierce warriors) who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine. Now, they lead visitors through the forest and introduce them to their old home and the techniques they used to survive in it.

The remarkable trail unveils the hidden historical secret of the Batwa people. It expresses the true cultural background of the Batwa who are the famous traditional owners of the hilly forested areas occupied by Mgahinga Forest in the district of Kisoro. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for lunch and take the afternoon (evening) relaxing (most likely reflecting on your trip so far).

Main Destination: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Travellers Rest Hotel

Day 11: Golden Monkey trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
Although not well known by most travelers, golden monkeys are yet the second, most interesting attraction in Mgahinga after the mountain gorillas. The species are also known as (Cercopithecus Kandti) and exploring them is what makes a full tourism package in Mgahinga gorilla national park. The activity starts with a briefing by the ranger guide and thereafter you continue to trek this awesome but endangered species of monkeys.

Return for some rest time and lunch then drive off to Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 12: Go explore Lake Bunyonyi: enjoy canoe ride, interact with the community etc

Stop At: Bunyonyi Inn Bugolobi, Bugolobi, Uganda
After breakfast, you will have the option of visiting and interacting with the local community who inhabit areas surrounding Lake Bunyonyi. Alternatively, you could opt for a canoe trek on Lake Bunyonyi which will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history but also there will be some great time spent in the traditional dugout canoe. Return to your accommodation for lunch and relaxation probably reflecting on your trip so far….
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP. Drive past the intensely terraced Kigezi hill slopes into Mbarara town and finally Lake Mburo NP. Arrive in the park in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. On the game drive, expect to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, warthogs, Uganda kob and Cape buffalos among others. Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night.

Optional: In case you’re interested, you may go out for the breathtaking Mburo night game drive. During the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including huge snakes, python, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others. However, the cost for the night game drive is excluded and payable on the ground (as may be specified).
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Rwakobo Rock

Day 14: Mburo park (nature) walk and transfer to Entebbe Airport

Stop At: Entebbe International Airport, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park/nature walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guide. On this early morning guided walk, you often encounter hyenas that are returning to their dens after a night of being on the prowl. Also, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelopes, Cape buffaloes among others.

Take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport for your flight out.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: No accommodation (End of tour)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
Duration
14 days
Inclusions
  • 13x Breakfast
  • 12x Dinner
  • 13x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • Water
  • Parking Fees
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Kibale National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Batwa Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Mburo National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bunyonyi Inn Bugolobi
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • International flight
  • Entry/Admission - Entebbe International Airport
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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