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13 Day Gorilla and Safari Tour

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Duration: 13 days
Product code: 4736
Overview

This a jam-packed itinerary with so much to see. You will start with a short visit to the capital Kampala before heading to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will be able to see these creatures from a close distance.

The following day you will spend a full day in Murchison Falls National Park where . you will have the opportunity to see some wildlife before going on a boat trip.

The next day you will have a short drive to Kibale National Park home of about 2,000 chimpanzees. Then onto Queen Elizabeth National Park to see some more wildlife and a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

The following morning you will go to Bwindi National Park where you will stay at the amazing Rushaga Gorilla Camp where you will do some gorilla tracking.

This really is an amazing itinerary with so much to see and do!

 

Highlights
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Visit Murchison Falls National Park
  • Visit Kibale National Park home of about 2,000 chimpanzees
  • Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park
  • Stay in a local house in Kisoro to experience the Ugandan culture
  • Lake Mutanda and the Batwa community our Save the Vulnerable Children project
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Mbamba Swamp
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 13 days
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • There is a supplement for a single travellerThere is a supplement for a single traveller
  • This tour is available all year roundThis tour is available all year round
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Entebbe Airport.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Non-refundable
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Pick up from the airport
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Boat trips
  • Social activities
  • Gorilla and chimp permits
  • All the game drives
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
Itinerary
Days

You will arrive in Entebbe at where the guesthouse will send a driver to pick you up at the airport and drive to the guesthouse - double room with private bathroom. You will organize the rest of the day independently.

  • Accommodation : Victoria Lakeview Guesthouse

Our guide will meet you at the guesthouse at 8 AM.

After presentations and quick briefing, the tour begins with a short visit of the capital Kampala.

Then a long drive (350 Km) to Murchison Falls National Park where you will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to admire from a close distance the endangered rhinos. After lunch (packed lunch included) proceed to Murchison.

If you arrive inside the park before the sunset you will have your first evening game drive.

 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Fort Murchison

You will spend a full day in Murchison Falls National Park dedicated to game drives and Park exploration.

You will have a Morning Game drive before an afternoon boat trip with UWA (Ugandan Wildlife Authority).

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Fort Murchison

After an early wake-up, you will leave Murchison on a long drive to Fort Portal (300 km) and you will have lunch on the road.

This region is well known for craters lakes and tea plantations.

Then dinner at Kibale Forest Camp where visitors will also spend the night in a single safari tent with a private bathroom.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp

After an early wake-up, you will have a short drive to Kibale National Park home of about 2,000 chimpanzees.

Visitors will track primates inside the forest. The trekking will take from 3 to 5 hours on prevalently flat terrain.

The level of difficulty is low but visitors should wear good boots and have with them a rain jacket.

After lunch at Fort Portal, if possible due to time schedule visit tea plantations.

Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP and overnight in the park in a  Banda Single tent with a private bathroom.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Bush Lodge

After an early wake-up, the day is dedicated to game drives and Queen Elizabeth National Park exploration with a boat trip on Kazinga Channel, a great chance to spot wildlife from a very short distance.

You will also visit the village of Katwe where visitors will have the chance to see how people extract salt from small salty lakes.

Then an Evening Game Drive if possible.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Bush Lodge

After an early wake-up, you will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions.

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Visitors will stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp in a Single double room with a private bathroom and dinner at the lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Rushaga Gorilla Camp

After an early wake-up (6.30 AM) and breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi National Park and be ready for the Gorillas track!

The trekking will start at 8.00 where the Rangers will brief visitors about the gorilla family you are going to track.

Trekking can take from 4 to 6 hours with a packed lunch included.

Guests need to wear good boots and bring a rain jacket.

Gorilla tracking is physically demanding and you should be well prepared. Hiring a porter could be helpful and you will be grateful for the support.

Then drive to Kisoro and as part of our travel philosophy, we encourage visitors to spend some nights in a real local house to meet the local culture.

During the homestay program, all meals are included, a great opportunity to experience some amazing Ugandan typical dishes.

Accommodations are simple, but comfortable and clean in a single bedroom with electricity and a private bathroom.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Homestay

You will get a late wake-up before driving to Lake Mutanda.

You will visit the community and local farmers and also get to visit a coffee plantation and coffee roasting experience.

Visit a local school and after lunch, you will have a  soft trail around the lake and volcanic hills, canoeing and birdwatching.

Visit the Batwa community and our project Save the Vulnerable Children, so visitors can see how difficult Batwa life far from their forest is.

Drive back to Kisoro and Dinner at home.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Homestay

Wake-up and drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is famous for its numerous little and beautiful islands.

You will stop for some landscape photography before driving down to the lake shores.

You will then do a boat trip to explore the lake and then reach a little lodge on a small island where you will spend the night.

Relax and enjoy the sunset over the lake from your resort.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Leave Lake Bunyonyi where the tour proceeds to Lake Mburo National Park where you will have a Safari within the park with Packed lunch included.

On this walking safari, you will be able to spot zebras and other animals.

Then you will have an evening game drive.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Eagle Nest

After an early wake-up, you will drive to Masaka where you will take the ferry from Bukakata to Luku then you will reach Kalangala where your resort is located on the Islands.

You will spend the rest of the day here.

The lodge is located on Lake Victoria shoreline (it is not recommended to swim into the Lake).

You will be accommodated in a deluxe room with a private bathroom. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Victoria Forest Resort

After an early wake-up, you will get the  Ferry to Entebbe before driving to Mbamba Swamp where you will try to spot the rare Shoe Bill, canoeing through the swamp.

Drive to the guesthouse in Entebbe where you will rest before leaving Uganda.

You will be accommodated in a double room with private bathroom.

Dinner is not included to give you the chance to choose where to eat (in Entebbe there are many choices).

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Victoria Lakeview Guesthouse
Meeting Point
Pick up from Entebbe Airport

Know Before You Go
  • We strongly recommend our customers to subscribe a dedicated travel insurance
  • Mountain Gorilla Coffee Tours Ltd is not responsible for any losses, damages, injuries or other liabilities that could occur during the travel.
  • You can request your visa online here: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
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