Enjoy a luxury holiday including gorilla tracking and safari in the best national parks in Uganda! All Gorilla Trips' in-depth knowledge and experience guarantee a highly personalized gorilla tracking safari. Your tour guide will guide you through tree identification and make the most of your safari. Witness the great Uganda's wildlife now!
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
During this safari, you will stay at several accommodations. They are:
Note: If you and your partner(s) prefer to stay in single rooms, you will have to pay the single room supplement of 1253 USD per person.
All Gorilla Trips' safari guide will pick you from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for a transfer to the Serena Lake Victoria Hotel where you will have an overnight stay.
Today, you will fly in a chartered light aircraft to Kidepo Valley National Park. Then, you will check in to the lodge and go for a guided walk. These walk will enable you catch up with the next days activities.
This morning after breakfast, you will go for the wildlife safari in the Kidepo Valley National Park. The driver / guide will take you to the south-western part of the park, Narus Valley, where you will be able to view one of the rugged Napore-Nyagea mountain ranges. You will also enjoy the scenery of the Lokayot Hills, range marks of Morungole.
Animals like lions, zebras, elephants, giraffes, elands, oribis, cheetahs, and many more as well as bird species like the famous hamerkops can be seen while you are on the game drives. After lunch, you will be taken to pay a visit to the Karimojong homesteads and their kraals to see and relate to their traditional customs, spears headdresses, jewellery, arrows, bows, and many more.
After breakfast, you will go for another wildlife safari to the seasonal river to see some of the birds like hamerkops, fish eagles, yellow warblers, shoe bills, papyrus gonolek, and others. Later, you will fly in a chartered light aircraft to Pakuba Airfield (PAF) in Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a game drive on your way to the lodge.
In the afternoon, you will go for a launch trip on the Nile from to the bottom of the one of greatest falls in the world, Murchison Falls. On the launch cruise, expect games like crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and plenty of water birds on the shores including the rare shoe bills.
Go for a game drive in the northern sector of the park. Most of the games can be found in the north area of the Victoria Nile River and east of Albert Nile and Lake Albert. This game drive will reward you with animals like elephants, oribis, giraffes, waterbucks, hartebeests, topis, buffaloes, sitatungas, bushbucks, warthogs, bush pigs, lions, leopards, mongooses, genets, hyenas, jackals, and bat eared foxes.
In the afternoon, you will be transported by ferry to the southern bank to visit the top of Murchison Falls.
You will have a game drive on your way to the airstrip for your chartered flight to Fort Portal where a guide will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation. Your lunch will be at the lodge. In the afternoon, there will be a visit to numerous crater lakes.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park for a chimpanzee trek. Take a walk in search for chimpanzees. While on the chimpanzee trek, you will be able to encounter other different primate species which include red-colobuses, grey cheeked mangabeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, the blues, as well as other wildlife such as butterflies, birds, and many other small insects.
Your tour guide will guide you through tree identification in the forest as well as in explaining to you the other features of the forest. In the afternoon, take a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp, a crater lake in Kibale. On the walk, different bird species can be seen.
After breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, past the mystical Rwenzori mountain range. You will have a game drive on your way to the lodge.
In the afternoon, there will be a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. On this cruise, you will spot different kinds of wildlife drinking water along the shores. These include hippos, elephants, buffaloes, as well as water birds.
After a cup of coffee, embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens' mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs, and, if you are lucky, the leopards, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Then, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the Maramagambo Forest.
After breakfast, you will have a game drive to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check in to the lodge and after lunch, have a game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. A drive through this open savannah landscape, characterized with a variety of acacia trees, is quite a memorable adventure. Overnight Ishasha Wilderness camp
Meals included Breakfast, lunch and dinner
After breakfast, you will have a final game drive before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest. In the afternoon, there will be a community walk.
After having breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters for a gorilla tracking briefing where you will be briefed on the etiquette of gorilla tracking. You will then embark on your memorable journey with the company of ranger guides taking you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas.
The gorilla trek can take from half an hour to five hours, therefore a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You will sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. If you have a free time in the afternoon, you will take a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live.
After breakfast, you will head to the forest for the second gorilla trek.
You will be transferred to the airstrip to catch the charter flight. Then, you will be back to Entebbe to be transferred to your hotel or airport depending on the departure flight.
Minimum age to trek the gorillas is 15 years old and for chimpanzees is 12 years old. Gorilla permits must be paid in full to confirm the safari and are also non-refundable.
All of our itineraries may be customized to your wish. You may add extra days, change a hotel, or include different tourist attraction. Please send All Gorilla Trips' staff members an inquiry for a free, no-obligation trip plan.
Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda's borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700 kilometers from Kampala. It was gazzeted as a national park in 1962 and has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species.
Kidepo is Uganda's most isolated park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa's finest wilderness. From Apoka in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined distant mountain ranges.
Murchison Falls National Park lies in North Western Uganda, spreading inland from the shores of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. Murchison Falls are named after the President of the Royal Geographical Society. The bulk of the Murchison Falls wildlife is concentrated in the northern bank of the Nile, and the best area for game drives is the circuit of tracks that run west from the ferry jet at Paraa to Lake Albert Delta.
Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forests in Uganda. The forest cover is interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp which dominate the northern and central parts of the park elevated plateau. It covers an area of 795 square kilometers.
The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primates, including chimpanzees. It also contains over 375 bird species. Kibale National Park adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180-kilometer long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community run initiative that protects the Magombe swamp. It is good for primates and butterflies but the 4.5-kilometer trail is one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa. The swamp is home to 138 bird species.
Western Uganda, from Albertine Rift to Rwenzoris and Virunga Mountains, has one of the world's densest concentration of volcanic crater lakes. There are 4 main groups of these crater lakes: Crater lake in Kibale National Park, Kasenda cluster west of Kibale National Park, Katwe cluster not far from Mweya Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Fort Portal cluster to the north, and Bunyaruguru cluster south east of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The Kasenda cluster is the most extensive and easily accessible from Kibale National Park. These lakes offer lots of possibilities for exploration with verdant bush, great landscapes, and lots of birds and butterflies and other wildlife. Ndali Lodge is probably the best spot from which to explore the lakes and surroundings.
Queen Elizabeth hosts a large variety and volume of wildlife. It boasts one of the highest bio diversity ranging from the open savannah to rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. You can find almost 10 species that include hippos, buffaloes, lions, leopard, and the elusive giant forest hog. There are also over 600 species of birds that can be found here.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to the endangered Mountain gorillas. Moreover, the bird life in Bwindi is quite superb and there is an incredible variety of flora there. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Alberine rift endemics that occur in Uganda.
Please arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) where All Gorilla Trips will pick you up. Several well-known airlines such as British Airways, Kenya airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, SN Brssels, South Africa Airways, and Qatar Airways among others fly in regular scheduled flights in and out of Entebbe International Airport (EBB).
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