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10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking

This 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking takes you to Murchison Falls where you will enjoy game viewing drives, a hike to the top of the falls and a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. After proceeding to Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee trekking and a Bigodi nature walk then connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for more game sightings and a boat ride on the amazing Kazinga channel. The last leg of the safari takes you to the Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park through the Ishasha sector where you will see the tree climbing lions.  The last activity on the trip will be Gorilla Tracking where you will see the Endangered mountain Gorillas.

Tour Highlights

Cruise down the River Nile on a boat tour and marvel at Murchison Fall

Chimpanzee and gorilla trekking in Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi National Park

Gaze upon the only wild rhinos in Uganda at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Take in the beauty of the volcanic crater lakes at Fort Portal

Enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasenyi Plains, and Murchison Falls National Park

Learn about the local communities with a visit to a Batwa community village and a coffee-making experience

Detailed 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

DAY 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s largest park and home to 451 species of birds and 76 species of animals, . Enjoy a bottle of water, as you watch lots of wildlife. Lunch should be had in Masindi, and you should also stop at the waterfall’s summit.

Nothing is more thrilling than seeing the Nile plunge through an 8-meter-long fissure and reach a height of almost 45 meters. We can tell from the force of the waterfall that the ground is genuinely trembling here. It’s even possible to see a rainbow, so this is quite amazing. Transfer to the lodge to check in, have supper, and spend the night.

DAY 2 : Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat cruise

After a delicious breakfast, you will leave on a game drive on this day. The tour guide will direct you to the best locations for easy animal viewing. As you take the best photos that will be imprinted in your memory on your safari, you will undoubtedly enjoy Uganda’s authentic wilderness. The excitement will come from witnessing lions, lionesses, and their cubs as well as other wild species like elephants, giraffes, and buffaloes wandering around and grazing in the savannah.

After a filling lunch, return to your resort to rest up for the afternoon’s Nile boat cruise. You will have a terrific time on the boat as it brings you to the base of the Victoria Nile Falls. You will observe various animals like elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, water bucks and also birds such as the storks, fish eagle among others. While at the bottom of the falls you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfalls. Return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

DAY 3 : Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest; you will take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fortportal town and continue as you will have great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge.

You could go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

DAY 4 : Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking

Get up early for breakfast, then go to the park where you will get a little tour before beginning your trip with the chimpanzees through the forest. One of Uganda’s lovely locations, Kibale Forest is widely renowned for its numerous crater lakes and assortment of primates.

You can observe the chimpanzees in their natural habitat in the morning. These chimpanzees are equally fascinating, and your up-close interaction with them will provide you with an unforgettable travel experience. The Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park will be your destination after lunch, and you’ll get there in the late afternoon. Enjoy a great meal and get some sleep. There are several lodging alternatives, including the Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, and Mazike Valley Lodge (upscale), the Bush Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge, and Twin Lakes Lodge (mid-range), and the Mweya Hostels/Bush Lodge in Tents (Budget)

DAY 5 : Game dive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, have a game drive via the Kasenyi track and other tracks where you can see a variety of animals, including lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, and, if you’re lucky, leopards, along with outstanding and gorgeous bird species. With approximately 600 different bird species that inhabit in the park, Queen Elizabeth has a variety of Uganda’s habitats, including the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, and woodlands.

With crater lakes like Nyamunuka, as well as different plants and woodlands, its beauty is breathtaking. After lunch, return to the lodge to unwind. Take a launch cruise on Kazinga channel in the afternoon; it’s one of the park’s most memorable activities. Enjoy seeing a variety of waterbirds singing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for a night rest and dinner.

DAY 6 : Forest Walk and Chimpanzee tracking

After breakfast, go on a guided woodland walk in the Maramagambo forest in the hopes of spotting various bird species, pythons, and bat caves. Chimpanzee tracking is also possible in the Kyambura Gorge. After lunch, return to the lodge to get ready for an evening game drive through the park.

There are several lodging alternatives, including the Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, and Mazike Valley Lodge (upscale), the Bush Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge, and Twin Lakes Lodge (mid-range), and the Mweya Hostels/Bush Lodge in Tents (Budget) Full Board; Meal Plan.

DAY 7 : Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to Bwindi after breakfast, going through the Ishasha sector where you can see lions that can scale trees in the wild. Over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, and 27 frog species are among the residents of the 331 sq km Bwindi National Park.

Take a break for lunch along the way, then continue traveling while taking in the breathtaking sights of banana and tea plantations as well as the region’s general lush nature. When you get to the park, check into your preferred lodging. While you wait for the big day of gorilla tracking, eat dinner and spend the night.

DAY 8 : Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

After a cup of tea, you and your guide should travel to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts when seeing the gorillas.

Depending on where the gentle giants are, the trip to see them can take two hours or up to six hours through the mist rain forest. Trekkers are only allowed to spend an hour with the gorillas. Carry a packed lunch, plenty of water, sturdy shoes, a camera without a flash, a rain jacket, and walking sticks for those who are less fit.

Later, go back to the lodge and unwind. Visit the Batwa, an indigenous people group who have lived in the area for centuries, on a community walk that you can take in the evening.

DAY 9 : Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 9 of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, Breakfast and a roughly six to seven-hour trip will take you to Lake Mburo National Park. You will go through Kabale’s breathtaking beauty, which includes terraced hills, woodlands, and banana plantations, among other things. After lunch, travel to Lake Mburo, which is on a 371 sq km region and is home to over 332 bird species.

It was inhabited by many species, including zebras, impalas, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes, and reedbucks. Upon arrival, you will go on a boat tour on the lake where you may see many amazing things, like birds, crocodiles, hippos, and zebras. After dinner, get some sleep.

DAY 10 : Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

You will eat breakfast and depart for an early game drive as this exciting 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking comes to an end. You may observe a large number of zebras, Impalas, warthogs, and antelopes there as they live in a variety of natural environments.

A good camera is a necessity, and in this case, it will allow you to take better images of Uganda’s real wilderness.

Continue on your journey to Kampala, with stops for lunch in Masaka and photo opportunities near the Equator along the way. If your flight is the same day, you will be transferred to Entebbe for your flight home.

End of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Before we explore the details of what you should pack for a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda, let’s quickly browse through the packing list.

  1. Two facemasks hand sanitizer
  2. A decent light waterproof jacket
  3. A pair of trousers, a long-sleeved shirt (t-shirt), and longer socks
  4. A pair of hiking gloves
  5. A lightweight pair of waterproof hiking boots
  6. A tin of insect repellent
  7. Energy giving snacks
  8. Biodegradable tissue or toilet paper
  9. Waterproof backpack
  10. Trekking poles or hiking staff
  11. Refillable drinking water bottle

 

  • Akagera National Park entry fees
  • All activities on the itinerary
  • A professional english speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation to and within Akagera National game park
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • Akagera National Park entry fees
  • All activities on the itinerary
  • A professional english speaking driver/guide
  • Transportation to and within Akagera National game park
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Tour Inclusives

  • Gorilla Permits
  • Chimpanzee Permits
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Bottled Water
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat Rides
  • Cultural Tours

Tour Excludes

  • Tourist Entry Visa
  •  International Flight Tickets
  •  Travel Insurance
  •  Items of Personal Nature
  •  Tips and Gratuities

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