Our 12 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimps and Wildlife Safari is a mid-range Safari that gets you set through the best destinations most preferred by all travellers. This 12 Days Primates and Wildlife Safari offers you an abundance of wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences. Gorilla and chimp tracking may be the highlight of this safari, but there are amazing opportunities of seeing Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds and an abundance of dense green forest. Enjoy the thunderous Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda and the crater lakes is the western and south-western of the country not forgetting White water Rafting in jinja that tests your adrenaline.
|Area of Departure||We pick you from East Africa to the destination|
|Expected Departure Time||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|Expected Return Time||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|What to Wear/Put on||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Day 1: Arrive at the Airport – Entebbe International Airport
You’ll be picked up by one of Golden Age Safari guides from the airport and transferred to your hotel or preferred choice. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Accommodation Option: Lake Victoria View Guest House Budget guest house located in or near Entebbe
Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track Rhinos. Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes.
Accommodation Option: Fort Murchison (Tent): Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP. All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive
Murchison Falls National park is the biggest park in Uganda offering fulfilling game viewing. After an early break-fast, start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, and look out forgiraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. The Game also offers stunning sightings and a best privilege watching wild animals in their habitat as they eat, play, and protect the young. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Watch the water the Murchison falls – the ‘devils cauldron’. This kind of boat cruise only found in Uganda in the whole of Africa. After retire back to y our Lodge for an dinner and over night
Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Tent): Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park – the primate capital of East Africa. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking. On this journey, youhave stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets and several bird life. This is a day’s trip with packed lunch or in a town enroute.
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse: Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale National Park. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale national park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. After lunch, visit Bigodi Village and swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse: Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale NP. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges en-route. On arrival in the park, we shall have a small game drive as we proceed to the lodge for lunch and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat safari offers you great photo sessions in a relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores, crocodiles, elephants.
Accommodation: The Bush Lodge (Tent): Inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Notice the difference between the animals in their natural habitat and those caged in zoos. Have a game drive in Kasenyi plains in the open roof safari cars. Proceed to Ishasha, famed for the tree-climbing lions, search1 for them with help of rangers. Lunch will be a picnic or at the lodge.
Accommodation: The Bush Lodge (Tent):Inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today we start journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi. This fulfilling journey takes us through the Kigezi highlands with great scenery of terraced hills. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time of arrival. Your lodge in or adjust to the impenetrable forest will offer you great resting as you prepare for the next day’s trek.
Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi Park. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable forest
The highlight of your safari will be meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi National Park! Enjoy the fullness of the impenetrable forest abounding with life, host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals. Eventually with help of your guide who is also a park ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish. However, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or short guided forest walk.
Accommodation: Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi National Park. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for Wildlife
The journey to Lake Mburo NP is through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. Have a visit to a culture Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area. Have lunch/picnic at restaurant along the way. Arrive in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo.
Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest: Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 11: Transfer to Jinja – the Source of River Nile
After an early breakfast, we take a game drive in Lake Mburo national park. We later proceed to Kampala, with a stopover at the famous Equator line. Have lunch in the city or Equator depending on arrival time and proceed to Jinja. Jinja is home to the Source of River Nile.
Accommodation: Nile Village Hotel: Mid-range hotel located in or near Jinja. Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 12: White Water Rafting on the Source of River Nile
In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000km journey through Africa and a great challenge for rafters. You shall have a whole days rafting experience. Proceed to your hotel or late night flight.
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour). Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included), Drinking water (Other drinks not included)