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12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi

12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi

This 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi will start in Kampala unveiling the beauty and adventures with in Uganda, A visit at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in western Uganda for gorilla trekking, trekking permit is $ 700 per person you will visit the endangered mountain gorillas, these species can’t survive anywhere outside their home hence can only be viewed there. Kibale National Park famous for its Kibale forest one of the best rain forests in Africa and also home to 13 primate species with chimpanzees being the most famous, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoests monkeys. The park is also home to other wild life species and various bird species. Queen Elizabeth National Parks famous for it Kazinga channel and the tree climbing lions found in the Ishasha sector of the park. Other species in the park include elephants, Kobs, antelopes, chimpanzees in kyambura gorge. Murchison falls National Park will also be visited with the famous Murchison fall that is formed by the Victoria Nile waters that pass through a narrow gorge of 7m and after falling the waters rejoin the Nile, this park is one of the largest national parks in Uganda with an area coverage of 3840 sq m. wildlife in the park include elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, primates, hyenas, lions, leopards, various bird species among others. The safari will also drive you up to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest park in Uganda and has the highest number of Zebra also famous for that, giraffes, impalas among others.

12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi

Brief Itinerary of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National park

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national Park

Day 4: Engage in Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and Bigodi

Day 5: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise

Day 7: A nature walk with in Maramagambo forest and game drive

Day 8: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 9: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 11: Game drive and an afternoon boat cruise

Day 12: Return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National park

On the first day of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi You will meet up with your guide driver, brief you about the safari and embark on the journey passing through Luwero town, a visit at the ziwa Rhino sanctuary for tracking both the white and black Rhinos for an hour which cost only $40 dollars, another stop in Masindi for a lunch break, later embark on your journey to Murchison falls National Park reaching in the evening, Up arrival you will go to the top of the falls, viewing the beautiful falls clearly, the ground here seems to sharking don’t be frightened, the falls drop down at 43 meter making the shaking, a thunderous roar and a rainbow made by the splashing water. After head at a lodge of your choice check in have dinner and rest for the night.

Accommodation Options; Murchison River lodge (In tents)/ Fort Murchison/ Nile safari lodge, Red chilli (Budget), Paraa safari lodge (Luxury), Heritage safari lodge (Basic) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 2 of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi Wake up very early, have breakfast and go for a game drive in the park, you will see elephants, lions, antelopes, giraffes, buffaloes and many other species. Head back at the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the following adventure.

After lunch go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls, words can’t explain the feeling of watching these amazing falls from the bottom, you will be in position to see more animals like elephants, crocodiles, hippos, bird species like bee eaters, colored king fishers, shoe bill stork, grey throated among other. The boat will leave you at the bottom, you will have a hike to the top meet up with your guide driver and head back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Murchison River lodge (In tents)/ Fort Murchison/ Nile safari lodge, Red chilli (Budget), Paraa safari lodge (Luxury), Heritage safari lodge (Basic) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national Park

Have breakfast in the morning, check out of the lodge, say your fair wells to Murchison falls and don’t forget to carry all the adventures experience with you, you will pass via Hoima have lunch there, the fort portal hills and the Rwenzori rangers will amuse you, the man made terraces where agriculture is carried out by the locals, take as many photos as you please, On reaching the park, check in at the lodge of your choice, then go for a visit at the crater lake on Lake Nyanambuga , take a walk as you enjoy the cool breezes, Head back to the lodge for dinner and a night stay.

Accommodation Options; Kyaninga lodge (Super luxury), Primate Lodge/ Ndali lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee forest Guesthouse/ Mountains of the Moon (Moderate), Kibale Forest Camp (Budget). Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 4: Engage in Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and Bigodi

wake up very early in the morning, have a very early breakfast after which your guide driver will take you to the park headquarters for briefing on the rules that govern the forest while in Kibale forest by the park rangers. The forest harbors 13 primate species, you will go for chimpanzee trekking as well as spotting other primates like baboons, L’Hoests monkeys, Blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, bird species and other wildlife like elephants, antelopes, buffaloes. Searching for these creatures can run from 2-6 hours of tracking, you will hear their pant hooting calls and know that they are around the corner, hurry to the place where they are calling from. on meeting the chimpanzee, you will be given an hour watching them play, breast feed, communicate among others. Chimpanzees are very exciting and close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience of the trip, tracking chimpanzee in their nature home sounds horrible yet it’s one of the things one should do before leaving the world. These primates share 80% of human DNA. Other specie you will notice in the forest include L’Hoests monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, pottos, bush babies among other, a number of bird species will also be seen like green breasted pitta, black bee spotted eater, rumped tinker bird, crowed eagle, little green bul, yellow spotted nictor among others. After tracking head back to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch go for a walk in the Bigodi wetland where you will see more wildlife like birds, baboons, bush babies etc., bird species like breasted pitta, blue turaco among others. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Option; Ndali lodge/ primates lodge / Kyaninga lodge/ chimp nest lodge/ Kyaninga lodge (Supper luxury)/ Mountain of the moon (Mid-range), Rwenzori view Guest house (Budget) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 5: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, fifth day of  12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi, you move for nurture walk at the park and Commence with the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is famous for variety of wildlife species including the climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park, elephants, Kobs, hippos, buffaloes, impalas, among other, primates in the Maramagambo forest, the famous Kazinga channel the separate Lake George from Edward. On reaching the park, head to the lodge of your choice and later in the evening o for an evening boat cruise, you will spot the above listed wild species, head to the baboon cliff and view the Rwenzori mountain, enjoy the savannah vegetation grassland that covers the park. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Simba safari camp (In tents)/ Bush lodge/ Katara lodge/ Mweya safari lodge, Katara lodge/ Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Ihamba Safari lodge/ Twin Lake Lodge (Mid-range) Meal Plan; Half Board.

Day 6: Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise

Day 6 of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi, wake up in the morning to a game drive in the park in search for the wildlife in it, game drives make it easy for animals to be spotted because they hide during the day away from the sun like lions. You have very high chances to spot elephants, hippos, buffaloes, elands, antelopes among others.

After return to the park for late breakfast and later have lunch, In the afternoon you will have a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel spotting more animals like crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, buffaloes and various bird species like kingfisher, storks etc.

Accommodation Options; Simba safari camp (In tents)/ Bush lodge/ Katara lodge/ Mweya safari lodge, Katara lodge/ Mweya safari lodge (Luxury), Ihamba Safari lodge/ Twin Lake Lodge (Mid-range) Meal Plan; Half Board.

Day 7: A nature walk with in Maramagambo forest and game drive

Wake up early and have a hike in the Maramagambo forest on day 7 of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi, the second largest forest in Uganda. This forest harbors butterflies, birds, bats, primates like chimpanzees in the kyambura gorge in the forest, tree species, visit the volcanic caves home to bats “note that no flash cameras allowed in the caves”, blue lake kimeranjo which is believed to have swallowed an elephant hence the name. this hike will still take you to the crater lakes. Enough water is an essential to carry and walking stick for those that are not fit.

After have lunch at the lodge, go for a game drive in the Ishasha sector and gaze at the climbing lions and various wildlife. Head back at the lodge have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options; Mweya safari lodge/ Mazike valley (Luxury), Ihamba safari lodge/ Twin lakes lodge (Mid-range), Bush lodge (Budget). Meal Plan; Half Board.

Day 8: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizbeth Nation park you will pass after having a heavy break fast and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, climbing lions will be spotted in the sector and other wildlife animals. A stop over for lunch will be availed, arrive in the park, check in at the lodge and go for a nature walk around, head back have dinner and night stay.

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/ Silverback lodge, Lake Kitandara Camp/ Bakiga lodge (Moderate), Buhoma Community camp/ Trekker’s Tavern (Basic). Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 9: explore Bwindi Impenetrable National park

This day 9 of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking in Bwindi requires you to wake up very early in the morning have breakfast, when moving for Uganda bwindi gorilla trekking, carry packed lunch, enough drinking water, hiking shoes, rain jacket. Awaking stick is a must and they are available at the forest entrance for hire, you will meet up with your guide driver and head to the park head quarters for briefing and at 8:00 am commence with the journey of  gorilla trekking bwindi,  searching for these creatures can run from 2-8 hours depending on where they nested the previous night. On meeting them, you will be allocated one hour to spend with them in their nature environment, remember these Apes can’t survive any where outside their natural home. You will also spot other wild life like tree species, birds, monkeys like the black and white colobus monkeys.

After head back to the lodge and later in the evening go for a guided nature walk in the neighboring communities. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/ Silverback lodge, Lake Kitandara Camp/ Bakiga lodge (Moderate), Buhoma Community camp/ Trekker’s Tavern (Basic). Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

You will have breakfast, the guide will pick you up and head to Lake Mburo National park, one of the smallest parks in Uganda, this park is famous for its high number of Zebras found almost every where in the park. Up on your arrival check in at the lodge of your choice and go for a nature walk in the park, later return to the lodge have dinner and a night stay.

Accommodation Options; Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo (Luxury), Rwakobo rock/ Lake Mburo Safari lodge (Moderate), Ronyo Camp (Basic) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 11: Game drive and an afternoon boat cruise

In the morning after breakfast, have a game drive in the park you will spot the zebras, impala, Kobs, antelopes, various bird species among others. Return at the lodge for lunch and later go for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo more wild animals will be seen like crocodiles, hippos, zebras among others. Head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo (Luxury), Rwakobo rock/ Lake Mburo Safari lodge (Moderate), Ronyo Camp (Basic) Meal Plan; Full Board.

Day 12: Return to Kampala

After breakfast on the last day of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi, check out of the lodge, have a game drive in the park as you proceed to Kampala, a stop at the equator and also have lunch, take as much photos as you want, buy crafts to take for loved ones home special gifts from Africa. Embark on your journey arriving in the evening in Kampala. The driver will either drop you at a hotel in Kampala or the Entebbe Airport, this  marks the end of 12 Days Uganda Safari wildlife & gorilla trekking  in Bwindi.

Price Includes

Lodging

Meals

Chimpanzee permits

Park entry fee

Gorilla permits

English specking guide driver

Rhino tracking

Water rafting fee

Bottled water

Boat cruise

Transportation

Price excludes

International flights

Visas

Laundry services

Tips

Insurance

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