Overview of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda

The 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari , chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking & Uganda wildlife safari is the best Uganda Rwanda Safari experience you shouldn’t miss out on your safari Uganda and Rwanda. This private safari tour will take you to Ugandan and Rwanda, one of the the best tourist destinations in East Africa.This safari will begin in Uganda and end in Rwanda. As part of your adventure, you will visit the world’s most powerful water falls; Murchison Falls, a boat cruise on the world’s longest river; River Nile, enjoy views of the big 5 game animals during your game drives in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari Land-cruiser, 4×4 super custom, 4×4 minivan depending on the number of people you’re traveling with, as well as the endangered mountain gorillas during your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. On your way to Murchison Falls National Park, you will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers the Big five safari experience including Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard and Lions. Your 8 days Uganda safari also extends to Kibale National Park offers an incredible Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari experience as well as to Mgahinga National Park where you will encounter with gold and silver; the silver backs and the golden monkeys. While there, you will have a Mountain Gorilla trekking Uganda safari experience in the Mgahinga Forest. You will end this 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 12 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda in Rwanda where you will do a gorilla trekking safari Rwanda in Volcanoes National Park and chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park. After visiting all these national parks. Accommodation on this trip will range from Luxury and mid-range depending on your choice.

Safari Highlight of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Day 1: Arrive at the Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Early in the morning, prepare to set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Day 3: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Day 5: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park, return and visit the Batwa communities

Day 8: Do your golden monkey trekking safari in Mgahinga Forest, have lunch drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 9: Depart Lake Bunyonyi for Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, arrive at your lodge, check in, dine and rest

Day 10: Do your gorilla trekking safari very early in the morning and return to your lodge

Day 11: Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park

Day 12: Do chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in the afternoon, return to your lodge after

Day 13: Transfer to Kigali for your flight back home or to a hotel as you may advise

Detailed Itinerary of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Day 1 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda

Arrive at the Entebbe International airport, met and greet with your driver guide and be driven to the near by hotel that was booked for you. Arrive, check in

Day 2 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Early in the morning, prepare to set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe as you prepare to meet with your Uganda safari driver guide. Meet and greet, after he will give you a shirt briefing about your 8 days safari in Uganda. Depart at 6:30am for Murchison Falls National Park to Uganda’s north west for about 311km in about 5 hours’ excluding stops en route. You will break your journey at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a Rhino trekking safari giving you chance to explore the only population of Southern White Rhinos in Uganda and this last for 2 hours. Proceed for lunch after drive to Murchison Falls National Park enjoying the views of Masindi town and Budongo Forest Reserve arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

While in Murchison Falls National Park, you are required to cross with the 7am ferry if you slept in the south or start the game drive at 6:30am if you slept in the north and inside the park gaining rich possibilities of spotting Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Lion, Buffalo, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Leopard, Oribis, Kobs, waterbucks among others. A game drive in the park will last about 3 – 4 hours, have breakfast and lunch & at 2pm, you will take a Nile launch cruise that departs Paraa Jetty to the bottom of the falls cruising on the world’s longest River. Upon arrival at the bottom of the falls, you will hike to the top of world’s most powerful waterfall enjoying the incredible water sounds and views of the Nile River as it forces itself to make way through an 8m gorge after which it falls generating a plume of spray with a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. You will meet your guide waiting at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 4 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Depart the lodge with lunch box and transfer to Kibale National Park 366km about 8 hours’ drive enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Arrive at your hotel, relax, dine and rest.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 5 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Have breakfast at 7am at your lodge and connect to Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 8am from the ranger guides in the park. After the briefing, you will be led into the forest which for 2 – 5 hours in search of Chimpanzees. Kibale National Park is a rich bio-diverse destination with great flora including flowering plants, tall and mature trees some of which are medicinal and others are favorites to wild animals, 375 species of birds not forgetting 13 primate species. The one hour with Chimpanzees is a memorable one as you explore them feed, patrol, fight, mate, play, display their jumping skills among other interesting features as you take amazing photoshoots. From the activity, you enjoy lunch and later visit Bigodi wetland and Community for a rewarding ecotourism experience.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 6 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Drive to Mgahinga National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart the lodge after breakfast at 7am and set off for the transfer to Mgahinga National Park. Along the way, you will enjoy amazing scenery of the Rwenzori Mountains; also known as the Mountains of moon, rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks and the open savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting wildlife by the road. An optional game drive can be arranged in Ishasha sector to look out for the tree climbing lions.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mount Gahinga safari lodge/ Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Midrange / Budget: Traveler’s rest Kisoro

Day 7 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Mgahinga National Park & drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive only in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and the Greater Virunga massif shared by Uganda Rwanda and Congo. Mgahinga National Park is the only park in Uganda where silver (silver back) meets gold (golden monkeys). Briefing for this activity starts at 8am after the armed park rangers lead you to this amazing dense forest hiking up and down the steep slopes intercepted by narrow valleys amidst the enchanting bird songs and lush flora. The gorilla trekking duration lasts 2 – 8 hours but the actual viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of Conservation and it is an incredible moment viewing them as they forage and socialize while taking good photoshoots.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mount Gahinga safari lodge/ Kisoro Tourist Hotel

Midrange / Budget: Traveler’s rest Kisoro

Day 8 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Do your golden monkey trekking safari in Mgahinga Forest, have lunch drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Have breakfast early in the morning at your lodge and prepare to go for your golden monkey trekking safari Uganda. It starts with a briefing about the do’s and dont’Do your golden monkey trekking safari in Mgahinga Forest, have lunch drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxations of golden monkey trekking done by the park rangers. After the briefing, you will be led into the forest for your activity that will last about 4 hours. While in the forest, you will see lots of monkeys and other primates play in the tree branches, making different noise, among others. Retire from the activity, have lunch and later set off for Lake Bunyonyi enjoying nice views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure enjoying the views of this amazing lake with a count of 29 Islands on a boat cruise.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 9 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Depart Lake Bunyonyi for Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, arrive at your lodge, check in, dine and rest

You will depart this part of the world and transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri which is about two and a half hours driving about 99km distance. On your way there, you will enjoy great views of the land of a thousand hills as you drive to your booked hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will check in, relax, dine and spend your night there.

Day 10 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Do your gorilla trekking safari very early in the morning and return to your lodge

After your early morning breakfast at the lodge, your guide will transfer you to the park headquarters to be briefed about the dos and don’ts of a Rwanda gorilla safari tour by the ranger guides. After the briefing from the ranger guides, you will head into the forest to search for the gorillas. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will be restricted to a maximum of one hour and later you will descend back. Depending on how you will be feeling after the trekking tour, you will go for a cultural walk that will give you an opportunity of enjoying their different cultural practices in Rwanda. Retire and return to the lodge, rest and dine.

Day 11 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park at the hotel that was prior booked for you. Arrive, check in, relax, dine and spend your night there.

Day 12 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Do chimpanzee trekking and canopy walk in the afternoon, return to your lodge after

After an early morning breakfast at your lodging facility, you will meet with your driver guide and transfer to the park headquarters where you will attend to a briefing from the park warden about the do’s and don’ts of the Rwanda chimpanzee trekking safaris. After the briefing, you will be led to the chimpanzee hiking trail where your chimp trekking will begin. As part of your adventure, expect to meet chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons along the trail. After tracking, you will return to the lodge for lunch and later go for your Forest Canopy walk that last about 2 hours.

Overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (luxury)

Nyungwe Top View Lodge (Deluxe)

Gisakura Guest House (budget)

Day 13 of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda: Transfer to Kigali for your flight back home or to a hotel as you may advise

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast at your lodging facility, pack your bags and transfer to Kigali to the airport or to a hotel as you may advise.

End of the of the 13 Days Uganda gorilla safari, chimps & wildlife safari tour/ 13 Days gorilla trekking safari Uganda