10 Days Tracking Gorillas and Chimpanzees

This tour will introduce you to Uganda’s top National parks where you will discover the forest and Savannah experience in these different national parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Park, and Lake Mburo National Parks. Accompanied with a number of activities to have like Chimpanzee tracking, Game drives, Gorilla trekking, Bird watching, Boat cruises, and many more.

 Detailed Safari Plan 

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, your guide will meet you for a briefing and then embark on the road to  Murchison Falls national park, Uganda’s oldest and largest National park.

You will have a stop in Masindi for lunch and then proceed with a trip to the top of the waterfalls. There is nothing as amazing as watching the River Nile making its way in an 8metre crevice and dropping nearly 45 meters below as it continues with its course.

Due to the great power of the falls, you will realize that the ground here is actually shaking; this is very impressive as a rainbow is also found. Depart for your lodge to check-in and have your dinner/overnight at the Lodge of your choice.

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Game drive and Nile boat ride.

Today after breakfast you will be transferred for a game drive. Taking you to the finest places to easily see the animals. You will certainly enjoy Uganda’s true wilderness as you will be taking the best pictures that will be unforgettable on this safari.

This drive will introduce you to animals like lions, lioness plus their cubs together with other wild animals such as elephants plus giraffes moving, buffaloes, and antelopes grazing in the savannah. Head back to your lodge for a nice lunch and some relaxation as you warm up for an afternoon boat cruise.

While on the boat you will have a great time on the Victoria Nile, the boat takes you to the bottom of the falls. You will observe various quantic animals like elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, waterbucks, and also birds such as the storks, fish eagle among others. At the bottom of the falls, you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfalls. Later drive back to your booked lodge for dinner and Overnight.

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Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park and transfer to Kibale Forest Park.

Have breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest as you take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting.

Have your lunch en-route in Fort portal town and continue as you will have great views 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 or has an evening to relax. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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Day 4: Trekking chimpanzees at Kibale national park and Afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Have morning breakfast thereafter head to the park headquarters, where you will be briefed and later start off with Chimpanzee trekking in the forest.

This park is charming and well-known for different primates and several crater lakes within Uganda. This morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment.

These man’s closest cousins are so exciting and this very close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience on your trip. After lunch, you will drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

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Day 5: Game drive and  boat cruise on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth national park

After breakfast,  set off for a game drive in search of different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, and if lucky enough leopards together with amazing beautiful birds species.

Queen Elizabeth National Park has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, forests, and over 600 bird species that live in the park. With this, its scenery is spectacular with crater lakes like Nyamunuka and various shrubs and forests.

Later head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel; this is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for overnight and dinner.

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Day 6: Forest Walk and Chimpanzee tracking

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be guided for a forest walk in Maramagambo forest with the hope to see diverse bird species, python, and bat caves as well as tracking chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge. Thereafter drive back to the lodge have lunch as you prepare for an evening game drive through the park.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi Forest via the Ishasha sector as you will have a chance to observe tree-climbing lions in the wild. Bwindi National Park is home to over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 27 frog species among others, and covering an area of 331 sq km. Have lunch en route and continue with your journey combined with amazing and spectacular views of bananas, tea plantations, and the overall green vegetation of the area. On reaching the park check in at the lodge of preference. Have dinner and overnight stay as you wait n the big day for gorilla tracking.

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Day 8: Tracking gorillas and Community walk.

Have a cup of tea at the lodge and then head to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the dos and don’t while in the park with gorillas. After head out for your gorilla tracking through the mist rain forest, tracking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants. Only 1 hour is permitted to trekkers while with the gorillas. Make sure you carry packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, walking sticks for those who are not so fit. Later return to the lodge and relax.

In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that have lived in the forest for many years, enjoy traditional dances from them. Head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

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Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park, which is approximately a 6 – 7 hours drive from Bwindi Forest.

En-route enjoys an outstanding scenery of Kabale which is a combination of terraced hills, forests, banana plantations among others.

Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Lake Mburo which is home to over 332 bird species, sitting on an area of 371 sq km. A number of animals made it their home such as Zebras, impalas, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes, and reedbucks among others.

On your arrival, you will have a boat cruise on the lake enjoying views of lots of wonders like birds, crocodiles, hippos, zebras among others.

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Day 10: Return to Kampala:
Summarizing your 10 Days Uganda adventure tour with an early morning game drive after an early breakfast. This Game drive will introduce you to a number of animals like zebras, Impalas, warthogs, and antelopes living in their many natural habitats. Later depart for Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator to take photos hence arriving in Kampala in the evening to transfer to your Hotel Or drop you off to Entebbe for your flight back home.