10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

Cost of 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

Highlights of 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale forest
  • Track Rhinos on foot
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big Cats
  • Unlimited game drives  
  • Boat ride on kazinga Channel
  • Boat cruise on the Nile River
  • Visit Bwindi National Park
  • Visit Murchison Falls National Park
  • Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Community walk (Batwa pygmies)
  • Search for tree-climbing lions
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
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Overview of 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

The trip takes you to visit some of the most visited sites and national parks in Uganda. This gives you an opportunity to see the Big Five in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, track gorillas in Bwindi National Park and track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.

 

The trip takes you to visit some of the minority groups like the Batwa and also gives you an insight into the different cultures of Uganda- the Pearl of Africa on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

Uganda is one of the counties that is least visited and thus there is reduced congestion parks allowing one to get the feeling of being in the Wilderness.

Detailed Itinerary of 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning after breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel by our tour guide for a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. You may branch off at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola to track the Rhinos and later continue to the park on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

Arrive in Murchison falls with a visit to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight of the Nile crushing through a narrow gorge of 7 m wide before plunging 43 m deep into the devil’s cauldron. You will then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

 

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Fort Murchison

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park - Game drive and Launch cruise

After a heavy breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive where you are likely to spot animals like Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi among others.

 

Return for lunch which will be followed by a breathtaking launch cruise for a wide view of Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, several water birds such as the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa among others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Fort Murchison

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale national park

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park. The drive goes through the Albertan Escarpment of the western arm of the East African Rift valley with dramatic views of Lake Albert, traditional homesteads and scenic views of the mountains of the moon.

 

Reach Fort portal in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at your lodge on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Primate Lodge 

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking - Cultural Village Walk in Bigodi

This morning go in search of chimpanzee near Kanyanchu. Chimps live in communities of about 100 individuals; learn about the physical and behavioral aspects we share in common. Check out more primates such the golden monkey, olive baboons, red Colobus, white and black Colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey and blue monkeys. 

 

Later explore the atmospheric village of Bigodi accompanied by one of our professional English-speaking field-guides.

The walk will take up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the pace of the group. According to your interests, you will first visit a traditional healer who will happily share his knowledge about spirits, herbs, plants and local medicines. Secondly, the visitors will visit the homes of elderly men and women who tell interesting stories about birth, marriage, ceremonies, clans and their traditional life.

 

Learn more about the history and issues that they face as a developing community of rural Uganda. Along the way, you will also be given the chance to experience the Ugandan school system, visit a local church and Bigodi’s trading centre, a hub of rural life and activity. The field-guides are ready to answer any questions during the walk.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Primate Lodge 

Day 5: Transfer from Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park situated at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori which is among the finest mountain ranges in the world on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

On your way to the park you might see a number of wild animals plus birds since this park hosts approximately 100 species of mammals and an outstanding 606 species of birds.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP - Game drive and Boat cruise

After a cup of coffee, begin the day with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that may lead you to see bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes, Lions, elephants and many more. You will later return at the lodge for a late breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch.

 

In the afternoon, you will enjoy an afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga Channel for a wide view of yawning hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, various bird species such as red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoe bill stock among others. Return at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Marafiki Safari Lodge

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a heavy breakfast, you will depart for Bwindi impenetrable national park- a home to half of the  endangered Mountain gorillas in the world on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

It is a scenic drive with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector that offers an opportunity of viewing the tree climbing lions at a closer range and later continue to Bwindi with lunch en route. Arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 8: Bwindi National Park - Gorilla trekking and Community walk

Following the morning breakfast, depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins.

 

Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating.

 

Later take walk around the lodge after lunch to visit the Batwa /Pygmy community to see how they live.

The batwa community walks in Bwindi take you to batwa local communities where you learn more about their forest life. It’s not just a conventional nature walk but an in-depth interaction which increase an understanding of who the batwa are. You may meet some small groups of batwa during gorilla trekking but a walk out to their homes is an amazing experience.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a 5 hour Edirisa Canoe Trekking

After having breakfast, we shall take a scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi taking you through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape.

 

A short drive leads us to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi where we can relax and enjoy some reflection time. With its fresh water, bilharzias-free and beautiful landscapes, Lake Bunyonyi is a small paradise for travelers.

 

After meeting our local guide for the day, we are led out for a canoe trek as well as bird watching on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi on 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Lodge: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 10: Exit Bwindi to Entebbe / Kigali

After morning break fast, park your bags and you will be driven back to Entebbe for your flight back home with a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos, then another stops over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using traditional methods passed down through the generations on 9 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari & primates.

 

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 10-Day Uganda gorilla trekking Safari.

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