Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and wild life viewing 21 days

Tour all Uganda national parks in a month on a grand super uganda safari .
 

Day 1 – Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early Morning after your breakfast, head to Murchison Falls National Park. This Park is Uganda’s largest national park. It harbors a chunk of feral African savannah Flora and fauna along side mighty river Nile. It is named after magnificent Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river plunges thunderously through a narrow gorge in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a fizzing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the rich  grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are frequently encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. In the southeast, Rabongo Forest is home to chimps and other rainforest creatures. The Victoria Nile itself harbors one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of waterbirds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp (luxury),  Red Chili camp (Budget)

Day 2 – Morning game drive and launch cruise along the River Nile

Take a cup of coffee or tea  to warm up for the morning then set off for a 3-5 hours game drive on the northern Bank of the Nile River.Expect encounters of   the Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Elephant, Lions, Waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds. Return to your lodge for mid morning breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile. The boat ride takes you to the bottom of the fall. Along the ride you will encounter hippos , crocodiles, and many other savannah wild life taking water. For those interested in birds, watch out for the legendary shoe Bill stork if you are lucky and many other bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at  Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp (luxury),  Red Chili camp (Budget)

Day 3 - game drive and primate tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi

Early morning game drives on the northern Bank. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee- eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of photogenic Murchison Falls, return  foorr breakfast and lunc and then in the afternoon you will head to Kaniyo Pabidi for Chimpanzee tracking. The rangers will help you search for these chimps as they also give you information about the other primates that you will en counter. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight  at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp (luxury),  Red Chili camp (Budget)

Day 4 – Transfer to Fortportal /  Kibale National Park

After breakfast in the morning, you will transfer to Kibale Forest. It is the most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests and yet home to   remarkable 13 primate species, including the much localised red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. You will have the opportunity to track habituated chimps .These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are awesome to watch as they bicker and have fun in fruiting trees. A network of shady forest trails provides much to glee botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a fragility with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush

The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, budges seasonally into the industrial part of the park, while other earthly mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Retire for dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge /Mountains of the moon Lodge (luxury),  Kibale forest camp mid range, Chimps nest (budget)

 Day 5 – Chimp tracking

After breakfast in the morning, you will spend half of the day searching for chimpanzees and 10 other primates species including l’hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Take lunch and then in the afternoon, you will go for a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp a community owned incentive .Retire for dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge /Mountains of the moon Lodge (luxury), Kibale forest camp mid range, Chimps nest (budget)

Day 6 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National

Take breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Check in and relax as you wait for time for a unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/ Kyambura wild life lodge (luxury), Queen Elizabeth bush camp/King fisher (mid range)

Day 7 -  Morning game drive  and a launch cruise

Wake up early in the morning for a game drive to search for the early risers. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. In the evening go for a launch cruise along kazinag channel in searching of Hipos, crocodiles, bird species like the King fisher etc. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/ Kyambura wild life lodge (luxury), Queen Elizabeth bush camp/King fisher (mid range)

Day 8 – Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. An early morning walk in the spectacular Kyambura Gorge provides excellent opportunities to see chimpanzees, l’hoestes, red colobus, black and white colobus and more. After lunch, return to the Mweya Area for another exciting and scintillating game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/ Kyambura wild life lodge (luxury), Queen Elizabeth bush camp/King fisher (mid range)

Day 9 – Drive to Ishasha

Early morning transfer to Ishasha Area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and the large herds of game. The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Ishasha wilderness camp (luxury), Lodge in Ishasha (budget)

Day 10 - Game drives

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Ishasha plains. Search for tree climbing lions and then latter have Dinner and overnight stay at Ishasha wilderness camp (luxury), Lodge in Ishasha (budget)

Day 11 - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Park Home to the Mountain Gorillas.

 In the morning, you will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will again travel through the seasonal southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Here we will take lunch by the Ishasha River and try to find the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before continuing to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead /Gorilla Resort camp/ Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury), Nkuringo camp/Buhoma Community Bandas (budget).

Day 12 - gorilla trekking

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 13 – Cultural walk in Bwindi and later transfer to Lake Mutanda

After breakfast, you will proceed on a forest walk to see more of what Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has to offer. Later travel to Kisoro for dinner and overnight stay at Nkuringo safari lodge /Clouds lodge(luxury), Nkuringo safari Centre (budget)

Day 14: Hike the Gahinga-Transfer to Rwanda- Perc des Volcanoes

You will have to hike the Gahinga and Virunga . Then later transfer to Rwanda. Lying in the northern part of Rwanda Parc National Des Volcans are looms up to almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda the most notable amongst these is the “the Virungas”, and is inhabited by Rwanda’s most prized endowment- the endangered mountain gorillas. Half the world’s population of gorillas can be found in these mountains .The 1994 genocide and war greatly hurt the tourism sector of the economy, however due to diligent work by the government this has first become the leading industry. Dinner and over night at Virunga lodge(luxury),  Gorilla nest lodge(mid range), Kinigi /Muhabura lodge(budget)

Day 15: Gorilla tracking

Gorilla tracking in Parc Nationales des Volcans in Rwanda. Two amazing chances to see the fascinating, but seriously endangered gorillas. Dinner and overnight stay at Mgahinga Safari Lodge.

Day 16 – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. This mountain tarn is surrounded by terraced hills. The setting is truly beautiful.  Relax as you wait for the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at the bunyonyi overland camp (luxury), Arccadia cottages (mid range), Amagara café and restaurant kabala (budget)

Day 17 -  Enjoy Lake Bunyonyi Surrounding

Enjoy Bilharzia- free swimming, dug out canoeing, sunbathing, hilly walks

A visit to Batwa pigimies(optional) . Dinner and overnight stay at the bunyonyi overland camp (luxury), Arccadia cottages (mid range), Amagara café and restaurant kabala (budget)

Day 18 – Transfer to lake Mburo National Park

 After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter the Park through the nearest gate. Afternoon game drives along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the “Kigambara Loop” offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi are easily approached. Along with a game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Self-guided nature trails are also available. Birdwatchers, will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Caruthers’s Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go-Away bird.  Retire for dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana luxury tented(luxury), Arcadia cottage (mid range), Rwonyo camp (budget)

Day 19 - Game drive and Canoe Ride along Lake Mburo

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage kilpspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Return for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos. This is the only park where you are not entirely imprisoned in a vehicle. Rather refreshing! for Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana luxury tented(luxury), Arcadia cottage (mid range), Rwonyo camp (budget)

 Day 20 –Game drive and Transfer to Kampala

After breakfast, go for one more game drive. After lunch, drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. Proceed to Entebbe for overnight stay at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel/ Imperial Botanical Beach hotel (luxury), Boma Guest house(mid range),  Central Inn Hotel (budget)

Day 21- chimpanzee tracking at Ngamba Island

Morning at leisure, transfer to UWEC or Uganda Wild life Educational Centre to view different types of Animals including Pythons and different  types of snakes. It is the former zoo.

Later on transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight.

This safari includes,

- Transportation in a 4x4 wheel drive

- Full board Accommodations

- En route meals

- Gorilla permits

- Chimpanzee permits

- Launch cruises

- Boat trips

-Game drives

- Cultural walks

- Park entry fees

     
INQUIRE NOW..>>