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16 Day Gorilla, Chimp and Wildlife Adventure Safari

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16 Day Gorilla, Chimp and Wildlife Adventure Safari

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16 Day Gorilla, Chimp and Wildlife Adventure Safari

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16 Day Gorilla, Chimp and Wildlife Adventure Safari

You are viewing a 16 Day Gorilla, Chimp and Wildlife Adventure Safari Tour Itinerary

This tour begins on any day upon your request, From Entebbe - Uganda and runs for 16 days

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Tour Length

16 Days / Fifteen Nights

Start Date

Any day you select

Eligible Solo Travelers

Any body above 15 Years

Summary

16 Day Uganda Primates, Apes and Safari Mid-Range Tour

Day by Day

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Uganda

Day

1

Transfer to Sipi Falls

Accommodation:

Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

2

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

3

Game Drive and Cultural Tour

Accommodation:

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

4

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

5

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Accommodation:

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

6

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation:

Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

7

Chimpanze Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Visit

Accommodation:

Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

8

Visit Semliki and Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

Accommodation:

Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

9

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth and Boat Cruise

Accommodation:

Enganzi Game Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

10

Game Drive and Crater Lake Visit

Accommodation:

Enganzi Game Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

11

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation:

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

12

Gorilla Trekking

Accommodation:

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

13

Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

14

Transfer to Lake Mburo

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

15

Game Drive and Nature Walk

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock

Meal Plan:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day

16

Transfer to Entebbe

Accommodation:

No Accommodation

Meal Plan:

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Highlights

Transfer to Sipi Falls

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Game Drive and Cultural Tour

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanze Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Visit

Visit Semliki and Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat Cruise

Game Drive and Visit the Crater Lakes

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Game Drive and Nature Walk

Transfer to Entebbe

sipi elephant ostrich bottom of the falls chimpanze climbing lion cub landing site lake bunyoniy uganda kob

Included

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Safari 4x4 vehicle

Drinking water

Airport transfer on the first and last day

Tour/driver guide

Chimp permits

All park entrance fees

Hand sanitizer

Face masks

Excluded

International airfares/flight fares

Uganda visa (can be paid at the airport, on arrival)

Tips, other drinks, laundry

Detailed Itinerary

Overview

Gorilla, chimp and wildlife Safari is slightly a long tour that lasts up to 2 weeks and 3 days. It will take you to six national parks. On this customized safari, you will visit Kidepo Valley National Park Africa's wildest, Murchison Falls National Park ,Kibale Forest National Park , semuliki game reserve, Queen Elizabeth national park , Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park , Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo national park .

Day 1

Transfer to Sipi Falls

As you enjoy your breakfast our driver guide will be waiting to transfer you to Sipi falls via Kampala, Mbale road which is about 6 hour drive 280kms. You will get Lunch en-route as you reach the Sipi falls. Tour all the three supper phrased waterfalls walking through gardens and coffee plantations.

sipi falls
sipi falls view

Accommodation | Day 1

Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Activity

Day 1

Morning

Transfer by Road , to Sipi Falls

Meal Plan - Day 1

Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related Tour

Day 2

Transfer to Kidepo Valley Nationa Park

Following your presented breakfast, head for the scenic and rewarding journey to Kidepo valley national park. This journey normally takes about 8 hours close to 430 kms drive. On the way you should expect to see the beautiful sceneries of the great valley and the flat lands of Karamoja. Check in at the lodge for lunch relaxation, dinner and overnight.

ostrich
lion playing with prey

Accommodation | Day 2

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Activity

Day 2

Morning

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Meal Plan - Day 2

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Related

Day 3

Game Drive and Cultural Tour

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast and head out into the wilderness for a game drive along the Narus valley. The scenic drive rewards with the largest herds of Buffalos, elephants, antelope species including; Jackson's heartbeast, bushbuck, kobs, oribs, zebras, giraffes, lions and occasionally leopards among many mammal species. Expect to see many unique birds including ostrich, kori bustard among others on your game drive to the Kanagorok hot springs.

Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, set off for a cultural walk to the Karmojong at Kapedo and Karema. You will interact and learn about their unique culture and way of life of the karimajong. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 giraffe at gmae drive
leopard on te ground

Accommodation | Day 3

Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Activity

Day 3

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Cultural Walk

Meal Plan - Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 4

Transfer to a Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Murchison falls (259kms - 4-5 hours) via Kitgum.You will have lunch enroute as you proceed to the park through its northern section popularly known as paraa. Through the northern section of the park you may spot some animals as you proceed to the ferry. Cross with the ferry and proceed to check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

hippo in water
elephants

Accommodation | Day 4

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 4

Morning

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Meal Plan - Day 4

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 5

Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Have breakfast and then go for a morning game drive at the delta where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, hyenas, Uganda kobs, among others. Return and have lunch then at 2pm, you will go for a launch cruise at the bottom of the Murchison Falls along River Nile, enjoy streaming views of hippo and crocodile along the Nile banks, as well as large numbers of different animal species getting down to quench their thirst and bathe. After the boat cruise at the bottom of the falls, you will hike up the top of the falls from where you will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

boat at murchison
hippos

Accommodation | Day 5

Pakuba Safari Lodge

Activity

Day 5

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Boat Cruise

Meal Plan - Day 5

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 6

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast early in the morning and take on the road for Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking. The journey is about 260 kms and may take 4-5 hours. Arrive in fort portal late in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge for lunch, refresh and relax after a long drive. Dinner and overnight stay.

the photo of a Chimpanze
chimpanze

Accommodation | Day 6

Isunga Lodge

Activity

Day 6

Morning

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Meal Plan - Day 6

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 7

Chimpanze Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast you will leave with your packed lunch and water. Your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for registration and briefing. After briefing, you will be assigned a group with a ranger who will guide you through the trekking of chimps. At this point will trek through the forest in search of the chimps where you will meet several more primates and birds in the forest. It will take 2-5 hours to find the chimpanzees. On seeing them, you will spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees while taking pictures and studying their feeding and living behaviors.

After tracking you will refresh at the lodge then go for a 2-3 hours nature walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Return to your lodge to refresh and spend the evening at leisure relaxing at your lodge. Rweteera safari park or Turacco tree tops or Isunga lodge fortportal or Kyaninga for luxuary.

the chimpanze
chimpanze on a tree

Accommodation | Day 7

Isunga Lodge

Activity

Day 7

Morning

Chimpanze Trekking

Afternoon

Bigodi Swamp Walk

Meal Plan - Day 7

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 8

Visit to Semliki and Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to Semuliki Game Reserve for the sempaya hot springs and visit to “amabereganyinamwiru Sempaya”. The Sempaya hot springs with temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius are such a natural wonder. This natural wonder is backed with a beautiful forest which is also home to many animals like the black and white colubus money, mangabey monkeys and the red tailed monkey. With the high temperatures of the hot springs, one is able to boil eggs which can be ready within 30 minutes.

Lunch enroute and transfer to Nyakasura to visit amabereganyinamwiru (stalagmites and stalactites). At the site, expect to visit the nyakasure water falls, crater swamp and carter lakes around the place. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Rweteera safari park or Turacco tree tops or Isunga lodge fortportal.

semliki
sempaya hot springs

Accommodation | Day 8

Isunga Lodge

Activity

Day 8

Morning

Visit Semliki Game Reserve

Sempaya Hot Springs

Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

Meal Plan - Day 8

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 9

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for your wildlife safari. You will take on the Kasese road as you enjoy the views of the Rwenzori Block Mountains, proceed to cross the glacial river Nyamwamba which originates from Moutain Rwenzori. Expect to see big gardens along the Mubuku irrigation scheme as you lead to Kasese town. You will have a chance to stop at the equator for photo moments and a short experiment.

On arrival, check in at the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the boat launch later in the afternoon. This 2 hours boat cruise will expose you to a lot of wildlife and bird life as most animals descend to the lake side to quench their thirst and take mud baths. Some of the animals expected to see are elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and water birds like flamingoes, herons, ducks, hummer kop, kingfishers among others. After the boat, transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

lioness
game drive

Accommodation | Day 9

Enganzi Game Lodge

Activity

Day 9

Morning

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Stopover at the Equator

Afternoon

Boat Cruise

Meal Plan - Day 9

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking Water

Day 10

Game Drive and Crate Lake Visit

Early morning after breakfast, you will drive to the Kasenyi plains for a morning game drive that takes 4-5 hours, check in at the park entrance for clearance and proceed into the park. You will then begin your search for the game with animals like leopards, lions, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, elephants among others. Expect to see some birds in the park like the helmeted guinea fowl among others.

Later in the afternoon you will transfer back to the lodge for lunch and refreshing as you prepare for the crater lakes visit late in the afternoon until evening for the sunset view on the Kyambura escarpment as you transfer back to the lodge for sinner and overnight.

hippo yawning
leopard with a kill

Accommodation | Day 9

Enganzi Game Lodge

Activity

Day 10

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Visit the Crate Lakes

Meal Plan - Day 10

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 11

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, your driver guide will take you to Bwindi via Bunyaruguru where you will see other crater lakes by the road side and over he hills. You will have a few stop overs to enable you have more doze of our natural diversity. Expect to see the tea plantations along the road where you may take photos. You will then proceed to Ishakaand branch off to Kitagata for a short visit to Kitagata hot springs.

You will then proceed with the journey through Ntungamo district where you will have your lunch at Great lakes museum for like an hour or 2 then you proceed to bwindi late in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge for relation dinner and overnight.

 Gorilla in Bwindi
baby gorilla

Accommodation | Day 11

Bweza Gorilla Lodge

Activity

Day 11

Morning

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Meal Plan - Day 11

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 12

Gorilla Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, clients will be given your packed lunch from the lodge and driven to the briefing point in the park where they will check in and have a briefing. The briefing starts at 8:30am but clients are expected to be there by 8:00am. After briefing, clients with their ranger guide start their activity as they trek through the impenetrable forest in search of the gorillas, trekking may take 4 hours or more depending on where the gorillas last slept at night.

1 hour is given to the trackers as they take photos and learns more behaviors of the gorillas, they will then trek back to the office for their graduation ceremony and will be awarded with gorilla tracking certificates. Your guide will then drive you to Lake Bunyonyi for your afternoon relaxation.

 Gorilla in Bwindi
baby gorilla

Accommodation | Day 12

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Activity

Day 12

Morning

Gorilla Trekking

Afternoon

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Meal Plan - Day 12

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 13

Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up at a convenient time, take breakfast and start the day with a canoe or boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake in Uganda dotted with 29 islands and a place of very many small birds with a great morning sunrise. Visit the punishment island and other several islands and transfer back to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon hike to the top view of the lake.

 lake bunyonyi
Bunyonyi

Accommodation | Day 13

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Activity

Day 13

Morning

Canoe of Boat Ride

Visit the Punishment Island

Afternoon

Hike the Top View of the Lake

Meal Plan - Day 13

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 14

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After morning breakfast,you will be transfered from Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park (200kms) a journey of 3 hours. Through the great hills of Kigezi you will drive to ntungamo district and start the ankole kingdom while heading to mbarara. You will pass through various banana (plantain) plantations and pineapple gardens by the road side, Lunch enroute at igongo cultural center and hotel. Drive to the park later in the afternoon. Check in at the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

 hippos
giraffe

Accommodation | Day 14

Rwakobo Rock

Activity

Day 14

Morning

Transfer to Lake Mburo

Meal Plan - Day 14

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 15

Game Drive and Nature Walk

Following your presented breakfast, drive to the park for the morning game drive with expectations to see various animals in the park. Some of the animals that can be encountered at the park are; erands, giraffes, zebras, impalas, toppis, waterbucks among others. Drive to the lodge for lunch and preparation for a nature walk in Uganda's safest savanna park.

 water buck
kobs crossing te road

Accommodation | Day 15

Rwakobo Rock

Activity

Day 15

Morning

Game Drive

Afternoon

Nature Walk

Meal Plan - Day 15

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Day 16

Game Drive and Nature Walk

Breakfast early in the morning, we shall set off for Entebbe a journey of about 230 kms which is 4 -5 hours' drive. You will have a stopover at the equator for photo moments, short experiment and lunch. Embark on your journey to Entebbe.

Accommodation | Day 16

No Accommodation

Activity

Day 16

Morning

Transfer to Entebbe

Meal Plan - Day 16

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water

Best Time to Visit

June to August and December to February

High Season

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather

June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Kidepo Valley NP

Elephant

Elephant

Common

Buffalo

Buffalo

Common

Zebra

Zebra

Common

Giraffe

Giraffe

Occasional

Cheetah

Cheetah

Occasional

lion

Lion

Occasional

Wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park

Buffalo

Common

Zebra

Common

Hippo

Common

Giraffe

Occasional

Leopard

Occasional

Hyena

Occasional

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Elephant

Elephant

Common

buffalo

Buffalo

Common

leopard

Leopard

Occasional

lion-icon

Lion

Common

hippos

Hippo

Abundant

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Occasional

Wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Occasional

elephant

Elephant

Common

giraffe

Giraffe

Common

buffalo

Buffalo

Common

hippo

Hippo

Common

lions

Lion

Occasional

Wildlife in Kibale Forest National Park

chimpanze

Chimpanzee

Common

elephant

Elephant

Occasional

buffalo

Hippo

Occasional

leopard

Leopard

Rare

hippo

Hippo

Rare

lion

Lion

Rare

Tour Features

This uses hotels.

Can be customized

You can request changes to this tour.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Minimum age of 15 years for solo travelers

The minimum age for this tour is 15 years for solo travelers.

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