Gorilla Safari, Uganda - 8 Days

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Program Highlights

Duration:  8 Days
Category:  Outbound Tour
Destinations:  Uganda
Major Attractions:

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Expect to see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, baboon, Migrant Birds in Murchison Falls National Park
Gorilla in Kibale National Park
You may spot Leopard, Hyena, Elephant, Giant Forest Hog and Bushbuck in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Gorilla in Uganda Bwindi

Tour Guides Language:

English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
For other languages please send a special request prior to your safari -additional fee may apply.

Start in: Kampala
End in: Kampala
Recommended Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with UV radiation filtering etc.

Additional note:

This is a safari program covering some of Uganda Destination whereby you will need armed ranger/guide for any walking safari in this destination

Itinerary Description

Day 0: Arrival, Tour Briefing and Resting

  • You will be picked up from the airport in Kampala ( Entebbe International Airport) and be transferred to the booked hotel in Kampala
  • Get the safari general briefing from the prepared safari consultant/guide
  • Dinner and overnight stay at your booked hotel in Kampala

Day 1: Adventure Tour

  • Our Best of Uganda Gorilla Safari starts with a morning pick up from your overnight accommodation in Kampala
  • Our safari guide will start a four to five hour drive to the Murchison falls National Park
  • At Masindi, we will stop for lunch before proceeding to the top of the Murchison Fall
  • Here, roaring cascades of white water are sent crashing through seven Metre crack in the African Rift Valley to drop some 45 metres below
  • The may be viewed from different angles towards the Baker’s Summit
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Camp

Day 2: Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

  • Have a morning breakfast at the Safari Lodge before meeting the Murchison Falls Safari guide
  • We will start our game viewing along the tracks from the lodge across the Nile
  • Our armed ranger guide escort will let us get as close to the wildlife by either safari vehicle or on a walking safari as he or she explains the wildlife ecosystems of the national park
  • The graceful giraffes with their young are usually feeding on the acacia trees, while the elephants are seen grazing on the Borassus palm fruits.
  • Other wildlife to encounter on this safari include: jackson’s Harte beest, Lion Prides, Herds of Uganda Kob, Secretary bird, Piacpiacs and a host of others are encountered
  • The morning safari ends as we transfer to the Paraa Area for Lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise on the River Nile
  • The boat safari guide will be pointing out names of birds as well as giving more information about the animals that come to the River banks for feeding
  • Expect to see Hippos, Croccodiles, Elephants, baboon, Migrant Birds from the comfort of the boat cruise
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge/Nile Camp or other

Day 3: Uganda Safari to Kibale

  • After breakfast early, we transfer through the scenic region of the Lake Albert driving through Hoima on the way to the Kibale National Park
  • We have a picnic lunch along the way before proceeding with our safari along the foothils of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • The evening gets us at Camp in time for dinner and overnight stay at the Kibale Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Chimp Nest or other

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking Tour Uganda

  • After breakfast, start the morning chimpanzee safari trekking through the thick Kibale Forest
  • The chimpanzee safari guides will be on the lookout for signs of the Chimpanzee troop which will either be feeding on the fig trees, playing around, hunting or simply relaxing
  • You may also spot Black and white colobus monkey, Grey cheeked mangabeys, Red tailed monkey, Baboon or the endemic and very rare red colubus monkey
  • After lunch, transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving for a sunset safari along the Craters and the Leopard Loop
  • Have dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana/Katara or other

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Tours Uganda

  • Have breakfast early in the morning and start a morning safari looking for the Lions starting with the Kob Mating grounds
  • Along the way, you may spot Leopard, Hyena, Elephant, Giant Forest Hog and Bushbuck
  • The lions tend to be active during the mornings as well as at dark
  • It may be possible to find them hunting
  • In the afternoon, the safari guide at Kazinga will take us for another boat ride on the Kazinga channel where Cape Buffalo, Croccodile, Migrant Birds, Hippos and other animals are found
  • In the evening, have another brief leopard safari for more chances of catching the elusive leopard at the loop
  • Heading for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana/Katara or other

Day 6: Leave Queen Elizabeth for Bwindi

  • After a relaxed breakfast, depart with the Ishasha safari seeing Lions, Elephant, Uganda Kob, Topi and maybe tree climbing Lions on the way to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Arrive in the early afternoon at the park
  • Break for a while to have picnic lunch and continuing with game viewing in the park until evening
  • In the evening drive for dinner and overnight at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi

Day 7: Gorilla tour Uganda Bwindi

  • Morning wakeup call with pre breakfast tea/coffee/hot chocolate
  • After breakfast, your gorilla safari guide will transfer to the nearby briefing point where the gorilla trek begins
  • Thereafter, with picnic lunch boxes and water, the gorilla guide, gorilla trackers, porters and the other visitors will start a 2 minutes to an 8 hours walk in the Bwindi Forest following one of the families of Mountain Gorilla groups
  • The gorilla safari lasts around one hour from the time you first see them
  • After a picnic lunch in the Jungle, we trek back to camp or drive to our base arriving for a cold drink, camp fire, followed by dinner and overnight stay at The Gorilla Resort Bwindi

Day 8: Transfer from Bwindi to Kampala

  • After breakfast early in the morning, drive through the little switzerland of Kigezi before heading to Mbarara
  • After picnic lunches along the way, transfer to Kampala arriving late in the evening to be dropped off at your booked hotel in Kampala

Price Include:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Price Exclude:

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another New Sunset Budget Safari and Travel after your trip concludes.

Tour Code: NSBS6283

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