Najanakumbi, Kampala, Uganda

12 Days Uganda Wildlife Gorillas Safaris

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
On arrival, you will be received the company representative. Depending on your arrival time, we check into your hotel……

Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast we embark on to 6 hour journey to Uganda’s biggest national park, Murchison Falls National Park which is about 5800 square kilometers as a conservation area. Drive through Luwero Triangle famous with Ugandan civil war of 1980, arriving in time for our first activity; Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with lunch en-route. In the afternoon we head straight into the conservation area. 

Day 3: Morning Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park.
An tea, coffee  and set for the early morning game along the southern bank plains gashed with grassland savannah  and Borrusus in search of the big cats like the leopard and Lion, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and many more out of 76 mammal species recorded. The birds are amazing ranging from Kingfishers, vultures, Eagles, Bee-eaters, Plovers, Flycatchers, Hornbills, Doves, Excetra… If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them.
An afternoon 3 hour boat ride to the bottom of falls through a peripheral of Hippos, Grooming, Nile crocodiles, Elephants quenching their thirst for the afternoon sun and a variety of beautiful bird species along the falls.

Day 4: Murchison falls National Park – Kibale National Park.
Have our early morning breakfast, check out with our parked Lunch and drive south through Bugungu gate, along Lake Albert, to the Butiaba escarpment with great views of the Great Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima, Kibale and Kyenjojo Districts. It is from here that we may start having great views of the Mountains of the moon as we drive through great tea plantations as we stop to take pictures and have some explanations on how it is made but before all that, we have a picnic lunch arriving later in the evening.

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi walk.
Early morning breakfast, continue to Kibale forest national park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee tracking experience, expect lots of monkeys, birds and lots tree species. Return for lunch at the Primates lodge.
Spend the afternoon on a community and swamp walk in Bigodi. Here you get to learn on the ways of living of this particular tribe, Toro tribe and then later bird, monkey species on the board walk.

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park through the crater lakes and on to the main road. Check in at the lodge and get ready for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning Game Drive and an afternoon crater drive through to the Katwe crater lakes famous for salt mining and Crater Munyanyange for bird viewing. 

Day 8: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Drive through Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park trying out our luck for the tree climbing lions. These Lions being known for a long time to climb most especially their favorite trees; The Ficus Natalensis trees. Picnic Lunch then proceed to Bwindi.

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Experience
After an early breakfast, entertainment and briefing at the visitor’s center, you will penetrate into this world heritage site in search of these giant cousins. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. However, the estimated trekking time is in between 3-9 hours depending on where the Gorillas are. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience shading off the tiresomeness you may have experienced.

Day 10: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi through Ruhija the northern sector of Bwindi and later on Kabale town and district which is one of our last towns in the south and in habits lake Bunyonyi. 

Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park
Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for evening boat ride.

Day 12: Departure Day.

Early morning nature walk within the park and then return to the lodge for breakfast. Later drive to Entebbe having a stopover at the Equator which has lots of crafts shops for you to buy souvenirs. Drive off to Entebbe in time for your flight back home.


Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump
Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world
Mountain gorillas are definitely Uganda’s center of attraction. Mountain gorillas attract thousands of tourists each and every year with many tourists competing for Gorilla Tracking.