20 Days Gorilla Trekking and Safari Tour in Uganda

20 Days Gorilla Trekking and Safari Tour in Uganda

  • Murchison Falls National Park, Masindi, Uganda

Uganda Safaris

Arrive Africa Safaris invites you to an incredible and exciting wildlife adventure. This is not your ordinary safari tour because this tour includes wildlife experience in different national parks and gorilla tracking places in Rwanda and Uganda. Do not miss out this adventure of a lifetime offered by one of the best gorilla safari companies in Uganda and even in South Africa!

Highlights

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Ngamba Island
  • Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with permits
  • Game drive and boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Daily meals as stated in itinerary
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Tour transfers
  • 20 activity days
  • English
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Budget accommodations

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Buhoma Community Rest Camp is positioned just close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with an inspiration of establishing an excellent lodge with high-quality services that suits both tourists and visitors. The bandas have a touch of an African architectural design and the six bandas are fully furnished with about four beds that will favor all groups of tourists. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Bushara Island Camp

Bushara Island Camp offers a range of safari tents, cottages, dormitories, a tree house, and group campsites to meet the needs of the lone traveler, couples, groups, and families. All of their private accommodations are self-contained, offering privacy and a beautiful view of the lake. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Bwindi View Bandas

Bwindi View Bandas is a nice budget accommodation, however, with a gorgeous view looking over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is a short distance to the headquarters of the park. This camp cares for all its visitors’ needs. Guests are guaranteed of a warm and friendly service of the staff that is well trained to provide the finest services. Residing at Bwindi View Bandas will certainly offer you an unforgettable experience.

The accommodation is offered in banda units. Their dining room is the perfect place for vacationers since the meals available are tasty and well prepared. The facility has a breathtaking ambiance, which is beautifully lit dining every night to offer a very soothing relaxing setting. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House offers accommodation in beautifully furnished self-contained cottages (bandas) with a panoramic view of Kibale Forest National park and the surrounding tea plantations. They also offer accommodation in a large ancient colonial house, which was formerly a home to the British commissioner in the 1950's. It is well furnished with two self-contained rooms in a colonial setting with beautiful views of Kibale National Park, tea plantation, and the Crater Lake. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Global Guesthouse

Global Village Guesthouse in Nelspruit oozes charm and style for the discerning business person or visitor to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. It provides exclusive four-star accommodations in this up market guest house with ten luxurious, spacious, and stylish en-suite rooms. Participants will stay here for one night.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of Lake George in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Muhokya sub-county, near Kahendero Fishing Village. Born out of love for nature and animal preservation, their lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism.

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge's unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy, welcoming ambiance, and a splendid customer service that is carefully rendered to their esteemed guests and visitors. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Kirimia Guesthouse

Kirimia Guesthouse is a budget or basic accommodation establishment located in the Kirimia Village, 100 meters from the Kirimia Trail Head. The Kirimia Guesthouse is 10 kilometers from Sempaya along the road heading to Bundibugyo Town. The stay at Kirimia Guesthouse offers a close encounter with the Semliki National Park, where counts of primates including black and white Colobus monkeys, chimpanzee among others, birds, and the lush flora generate lifetime experience on your safari in Uganda. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Kinigi Guesthouse

Kinigi Guest House is a comfortable base to the panoramic commanding beauty of the volcanic mountain ranges of Virunga, the natural habitat of the rare mountain gorillas. It is situated at the bottom of Sabyinyo volcanic mountain. Kinigi Guest House accommodates over 40 people and all rooms have electricity and warm water. For the more discerning travelers, there is one VIP suite. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mweya Hostel

Mweya Hostel is graded among the range of budget accommodations found in Queen Elizabeth National Park. With single and double rooms, shared bathrooms, and toilet facilities, the Mweya Hostel was designed. They do have a number of rooms that are self contained and some others can accommodate about four to six people. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Nshongi Gorilla Resort

Nshongi Gorilla Resort located in Nshongi area, one of the reknown gorilla tracking areas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The lodge, which gives guests comfort and total privacy, is set up on a church land in Rubigiri. Nshongi Gorilla Resort has a guesthouse and cottages.

The guesthouse rooms have big windows with comfortable, spacious rooms, all en-suite with private bathroom and toilet. They are equipped with either a double bed or twin beds with amazing views of the forest. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Namirembe Guest House

Namirembe Guest House is a warm and friendly Christian establishment and subsidiary of church commissioners holding company managed by a team of dedicated and professional staff. It started as a monastery and retreat house for missionaries, which was built by the Church Missionary Society (C.M.S.) in 1920s and remained a retreat house up to 1960, when it was turned into the guesthouse.

The guesthouse ownership was passed on to the Anglican Church (Church of Uganda) and in 1973 to the provincial secretariat and in 1978, to Church Commissioners Holding Company Limited to date. Participants will stay here for one night.

Ngamba Island Tented Camp

This small camp comprises just four tents, all en-suite, on wooden platforms with private decks overlooking Lake Victoria. The camp has been designed within strict ecological guidelines of CSWCT, with due care to the fragile nature of the environment, lighting is solar. Each tent has splendid views across the lake, and is well appointed, featuring a bush shower and eco-toilet. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp

Queen Elizabeth Safari Camp is located on the steep slope of Kyambura and is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It’s a budget visit safari camp and camp friendly accommodation with a calm environment to make your stay comfortable. The camp is well designed with local materials such as stones, fibers, and the roofs are grass thatched to bring out the African style. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Red Chili Camp

Red Chilli has been operating budget lodges, campsites, and tours in Uganda since 1999. The Red Chilli Hideaway in Kampala first opened its doors on a 2.5-acre piece of neglected land, comprising a scattering of derelict buildings.

Initially catering for campers and overland trucks only, their facilities included just a few cold water showers and some semi-chilled drinks. By contrast, 14 years later, they can now sleep over 100 guests in dorm beds and private rooms, and their extensive facilities on their bigger plot have grown alongside their popularity. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Rwonyo Rest Camp

Rwonyo Rest Camp is a budget facility located in Lake Mburo National Park. It is managed by the Uganda wildlife authority. This camp was constructed using local materials, such as thatched grass plus wood to offer you a true African experience. Various wild animals move around this camp giving guests an opportunity to see game them without embarking on game rides.

This camp comprises of bandas plus tented rooms which are properly furnished. These bandas are built in form of wooden hats and have shared showers while the tented rooms are built on elevated wooden platforms and have private showers. In other words, staying within a tent is more comfortable though more costly compared to bandas. You will find a campground in which you can pitch your own tent. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mid-range accommodations

Arcadia Cottages Bunyoyi

High up on a ridge overlooking Lake Bunyonyi, their eleven self-contained cottages are arranged around a central lodge building, where guests can enjoy the tasty dishes in their restaurant or relax and take in the truly breathtaking view. They have a 25-seater motor launch, ideal for taking in the lake and its islands on one of their daytime tours or watching the stars on their nighttime stargazing tour. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo

Located 2 kilometers from the park headquarters at Rwonyo, Arcadia Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the park on a game drive, spot crocodiles and hippos on the launch trip, or really get close to nature on a guided walking safari.Their eight self-contained cottages are arranged around a central lodge building, where guests can enjoy the tasty dishes in their restaurant or relax and take in the stunning view from their newly built raised deck.

In the evenings, guests can wind down from an exciting day's safari around their open fire, sipping on a cold drink from the bar while impala, warthog, and the occasional hippo munch on the grass just yards away. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Boma Hotel

The Boma Hotel is designed to be a haven from the hustle and bustle and an ideal place for people from all over the world to come together. The ‘O’ in the Boma logo is a circle to symbolize a group of people meeting together as well as their holistic values.

At the Boma Hotel, you become part of a circle of humanitarian values and social responsibility. All profits fund the Kenya Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian activities. They call this inspiring concept ‘hospitality with a conscience.' Participants will stay here for two nights.

Bunyoyi Overland Camp

Accommodation is provided in comfortable safari tents, rooms, cottages, and family cottages. They also offer a self-camping option for those with their own equipment and a comfortable rent a mobile tent with or without bedding arrangement in their pleasant gardens. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Bush Lodge

Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant, and warm, the Sabi Sabi of today.

With a history spanning over 35 years, the lodge has earned a reputation as a luxury home in the bush, service excellence, and effortless personal attention. The conventional safari style showcases a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and decor garnered from all corners of the African continent. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Chimp Nest

Set against a stunning backdrop of Kibale Forest and the snowcapped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, their small-scale lodge Chimps’ Nest fits right into its natural environment, located on the border with the national park far away from any traffic or village noises.

You won’t find luxury here but their comfortable, very private, and cozy cottages have an outdoor shower, wash basin, and flush toilet with ample hot and cold water. If you are looking for adventure, pure nature, tranquility, privacy, and stunning views, you will love Chimps’ Nest. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Gift of Nature Lodge

The Gift of Nature Lodge is located in the Kabale, Ruhija Country, the ideal place to stay while tracking gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The lodge is situated near to the famous gorilla trekking site and offers a peaceful atmosphere.

Accommodation is offered in comfortable, elegant rooms, all of which offer local traditional decor to give you a feeling of Ugandan culture. Single, double, and twin rooms are available, although additional beds can be added on request. Each room features a comfortable bed and a clean bathroom. In addition, there is a large communal lounge, restaurant, dining area, and kitchen. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Hotel Africana

Hotel Africana is Uganda‘s premier luxury Hotel. The hotel has over 14 fully furnished well air-conditioned conference halls with seating capacities ranging from 20 to 3000 participants. Their venue can provide seating for over 2500 people, making it ideal for conferencing, workshops, mega wedding receptions, exhibitions, and concerts. Participants will stay here for one night.

Lake Kitandara Camp

Lake Kitandara Camp is suited contiguous to Bwindi Forest Impenetrable National Park adjacent to the good-looking forest with great primates. The camp favors luxurious guests with entertainment that is got from the sweet birds. The environment is so conducive and friendly to all tourists. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Sambiya River Safari Lodge

Sambiya River Lodge is situated only 15 minutes from the top of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is the perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism. Sambiya River Lodge’s unique charm is in the atmosphere of intimacy provided to the guests.

Guests stay in any of the 26 double rooms designed as individual and family thatched cottages which have-en suite bathrooms, fans, screened doors, as well as windows, mosquito nets, and a veranda to relax and enjoy the commanding views of quintessential Africa. There are also 12 basic bandas available for guest accommodation. Sambiya allows you to relax in luxury whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of Africa. Participants will stay here for one night.

Simba Safari Camp

Guest accommodation comprises nine twin or double rooms and two triple rooms, all en-suite, two family cottages each with two bedrooms (one king and one twin), a common living room, one extra bed, and a shared bathroom for all, as well as three dormitory rooms with three, five, and 10 double-decker beds all with shared or common bathroom facilities and a private camp site.

Rooms also have wall fans for warmer days, lounge seat, a veranda with two director’s canvas chairs, and clothing rack, all beds fitted with a mosquito net, as well as consistent hot and cold showers. Other amenities include an extensive lounge, a well-stocked bar, a restaurant serving excellent continental dishes, and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Trekker’s Tavern Cottages

Trekker's Tavern Cottages is located at the hill top in Ruhija, overlooking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Ruhija side, one of the most famous parks and home to more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas. The lodge is very eco-friendly and has a lovely cozy atmosphere with five spacious cottages all with en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets.

A place of infinite calm surrounded by untamed majesty and commanding panoramic views of the Virungas on a clear day, the beautiful sunrise, Lake Edward, and Bwindi Forest in the south. It is around two kilometers from the park headquarters. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Volcanoes Virunga’s Lodge

The magnificent Virunga Lodge is perched atop a hill overlooking the colossal Virunga Volcanoes and twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. Each of their 10 luxurious bandas has a private terrace from which their guests can watch the sun rise over the mountainous landscape.

Even though guests of Virunga Lodge feel on top of the world, they are spared no luxury. Complete with electricity, hot water, flushing toilet, individual fireplaces, charging stations, and a double vanity, Virunga Lodge’s bandas make even visitors from the farthest reaches feel at home. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Wagtail Eco-Safari camp

Wagtail Eco-Safari Camp offers a unique and ultimate way to experience the panoramic hills of Kigezi as you visit the camp. On your way, you will encounter the beautiful scenic volcanoes of the great Virunga and the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Luxury accommodations

Akagera Game Lodge

Akagera Game Lodge is within the boundaries of Akagera National Park at its south entrance. Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema. The surrounding area has a wealth of big game and other wildlife on the open savannah, protected woodland, deep valley, and lakes. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma Lodge is a top quality and intimate property, commands spectacular, and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. One of only two lodges situated within the national park, they are a short walking distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking and other activities in the area. An elevated central lounge area, complete with bar, dining, and spa facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge has recently been renovated and it offers superb value for money when it comes to accommodation in the Chobe area. Accommodation is either in the luxury River Rooms, the new Safari Rooms, the traditional thatched rondavels or the established Chobe Safari Lodge campsite.

Guests at the Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane, Botswana, can choose between a number of accommodation types, making this the best value for money destination among the lodges in Chobe.

The 22 luxurious river rooms with twin beds overlook the Chobe River. All are en-suite (bath and shower), air-conditioned, and equipped with telephone, safe, fan, and satellite television. Family rooms with a second bedroom and bunk beds are also available. All units have their own private patio. Participants will stay here for one night.

Clouds Lodge

Guests at Clouds stay in their own cottage. Built of local volcanic stone, every cottage has a large sitting room with fireplace, vast overstuffed armchairs, and hand-woven carpets. Each individual cottage features the work of one of Uganda’s most respected artists. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Gorilla Forest Camp

The eight tents at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp are stylish and spacious, each featuring two queen sized beds. In addition to the comfortable warm beds, each tent has a huge bathtub that looks straight into the jungle canopy, ideal for soaking tired muscles after a day spent observing and meeting gorillas. Observe rare forest species while soaking in the tub, followed by a cocktail on the private viewing deck served by your personal attendant. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Gorilla Nest Hotel

Guests at Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge often opt for a four-night stay as it allows them a day to acclimatize to the altitude and to take the easy hike to see the golden monkeys as well as to more days to do proper hiking excursions into the mountains to properly observe the amazing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, an unspoiled glimpse of some of the most gentle creatures in Africa. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Heritage Lodge

Accommodation consists of luxurious cottages and standard cottages as well as tents. The camping ground is popular with self-sufficient or budget guests. The cottages were designed to have a unique and flexible bedding arrangement to suit each guest’s unique requirements. There are single, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Kyambura Game Lodge

The lodge has been built using locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials that were fitted and made by local community workmanship. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self-contained grass-thatched cottages with views to the park, running hot and cold water, and a private wooden balcony perched over the rolling savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

All cottages are located in a shrubbery surrounding, which offers both environmental conservation and privacy for their guests. They have a swimming pool adjacent to the campfire where a local traditional dance is often performed by the Banyaruguru troupe. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Kyaninga Lodge

Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mantana Tented Camp

A small and intimate luxury camp in a beautiful setting with a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of plains game, it is an ideal place to enjoy the African wilderness and to start or finish a safari to Uganda.

Fitting perfectly with the environment, the luxurious and spacious tents on wooden decks with their large bedrooms, en-suite facilities, and verandas overlooking the lake and valley are complemented by a luxurious sitting room, bar, and dining area. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation, and the experience of being at one with nature. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mountain of the Moons Hotel

Mountains of the Moon Hotel and Resort has become one of Fort Portal's signature hotels. The hotel sits on 15 acres of landscaped gardens with wonderful views of the Rwenzori Mountains from where the hotel takes its name. The hotel is a unique blend of oriental and French chic styles where guests instantly feel at home.

The 33 fully appointed rooms are homely and inviting with many distinguishing features characterized with sleek hand curved furniture in natural woods. This simplistic yet charming décor is both practical and cozy, making it the perfect choice for business travelers, tourists, and families. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Mweya Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the Mountains of the Moon. For those guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity, Mweya Safari Lodge offers numerous configurations of cottages to suit your needs and requirements.

Families may be more comfortable in their affordable family cottages, namely the Rwenzori Cottage and the Royal Cottage. For those demanding something more luxurious and exclusive, the Queens Cottage and the Presidential Cottage will be sure to meet your demands. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Nile Safari Lodge

Nile Safari Lodge is situated just outside the main reserve on the southern bank of the Victoria Nile, some 20 kilometers downstream from the falls. It is a pleasant place with intimate public areas leading out to a nice river viewing area. Ranged further along the banks are a modest pool area and around ten rooms, a mix of tents, and cabins. The camp has bucket showers with with hot water being brought by hand on request. Participants will stay here for one night.

Paraa Safari Lodge

Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge is located in the north west of Uganda overlooking one of nature's best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert, here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide and cascades 43 meters below.

The earth literally trembles at Murchison Falls, one of the world's most powerful flows of natural water. Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Primate Lodge

Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is their location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible chimpanzee habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breathtaking wildlife experiences on the planet.

All of their nine spacious and en-suite luxury cottages, each secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural living-in-nature feel, come complete with two double size bed or one king size bed, a sitting area with two comfortable arm chairs, a reading table, and an adjoining large veranda with excellent views to the forest. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Semliki Safari Lodge

Semliki is secluded and intimate. With a maximum of 18 guests, they promise excellent service and attention to detail and an unforgettable experience. Their guests stay in golden-hued tents with gleaming hardwood floors.

Staying under canvas is one of the most romantic and exciting things to do in on safari in Africa. You hear the sounds, you feel the wind, you smell the rain before it comes. But this isn’t roughing it either, the tents are protected by a thick thatch roof and feature en suite bathrooms with running water, hot showers, and flush toilets. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Sheraton Hotel

Kampala's only international hotel brand, the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and welcomes travelers with a relaxed ambiance and a dazzling array of upscale amenities. The Sheraton Kampala Hotel is also the ideal starting point to explore Kampala or take one of the many excursions such as safaris or gorilla trekking. Participants will stay here for one night.

Silverback Lodge

Silverback Lodge is perched on high, atop the valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The view is absolutely stunning and the best place to enjoy après-tracking cocktails. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room.

With 12 rooms, they are the largest lodge in the area and will remain one of the best value properties in the region, whilst keeping the Marasa Africa standards of comfort and hospitality. Participants will stay here for two nights.

The Gorilla Resort

The Gorilla Resort is such an amazing safari camp with a magnificent sight of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It’s suited at Buhoma along with Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park beside the mountain.

The camp is enclosed with lavishness cottages in addition to the east Africa safari tents that are positioned on an eminent wooden platform providing a beautiful scenic view of the area. The wooden decks will definitely give you a perfect view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as River Munyaga. Participants will stay here for two nights.

Victoria Hotel

Spacious and elegant, entirely refurbished and redecorated, this classic colonial style property is a true oasis of tranquility. It nestles in lush tropical gardens, amidst majestic royal palm trees, while its verandas and terraces overlook the calm beauty of Lake Victoria. It is conveniently located only five minutes away from Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Participants will stay here for two nights.

Day 1: Journey from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, your Uganda tour guide will transport you from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park in the north-western part of Uganda. You’ll stop in Nakasongola to see the rocks there. They’re pretty amazing too. You will have an unforgettable experience at the game park, seeing the Nile squeeze through a seven-meter canyon.

As it falls, it roars with a thunderous roar and also creates a beautiful rainbow in the plume of water droplets. This is a scene to look forward to. It's one of the safari highlights. You will spend your night and have dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Rest Camp.

Day 2: Game drive and Nile cruise

After breakfast in the morning, your guide will take you for a Murchison Falls game drive where you will see hippos, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, Uganda kobs, and a variety of bird species, and even leopards if you’re lucky.

After your lunch, your tour guide will lead you to a two-hour boat cruise on the River Nile where you will catch amazing sights. Rest assured you will be seeing hippos and crocodiles at a close range along the riverbanks. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 3: Journey from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking

Your day will begin with a breakfast, after which you will head straight to Kibale National Park. The park consists of 13 primates’ species. There’s a lot to see along the way to Kibale National Park like the changing vegetation, villages, and many more. You will have your lunch at your accommodation after checking in.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

Your day will begin with a breakfast as you prepare for the day’s chimpanzee trekking activity. After the breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to the headquarters for briefing before embarking on the chimpanzee trekking journey.

During the activity, you will see wildlife including Grey Cheeked monkeys, Red Colobus monkeys, Red Tailed monkeys, Black and White Colobus monkeys, Blue monkeys, baboons, and many others. After this activity, you will return to your hotel for lunch. After your lunch, you will continue for bird watching in Bigodi Wetland Swamp, after which you’ll return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 5: Journey from Kibale National Park to Semliki National Park

Very early in the morning, after your breakfast, your safari guide will drive you from Kibale National Park to Semliki National Park. Some of the highlights to look forward to are the nocturnal dwellers like the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant-winged nightjars, cats, hyenas, leopards, and many more. This is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spotlit night drive. This game park is full of surprises.

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Semliki National Park

After your breakfast in the morning, you’ll head to the forest to track the chimpanzees. They tend to disappear during the day, so it's preferable to trek them either at dawn or dusk. There are also variety of bird species which are found in this picturesque forest. In the afternoon, you may relax by the pool or go for a game drive in the park, depending on your preference.

Day 7: Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will get there around lunch time, so you’ll have your lunch at your hotel. After that, there’s a fun boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel that will be waiting for you. You will see a variety of wildlife which includes many species of birds like the African skimmer, jacana, and the rare shoebill, among others.

After all this fun, your safari guide will drive you back to your hotel where you’ll have your dinner. After dinner, you’ll go for a night game drive to see and experience the nightlife of the animals. You’ll be driven back to your accommodation after the drive. You can enjoy the sounds of the African night while you sleep.

Day 8: Chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safari at Queen Elizabeth Park

The day will start by having a breakfast, after which your safari guide will drive you to Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park for chimpanzee trekking. You will also be able to plenty of wildlife at the same time. After chimpanzee trekking activity, your safari guide will take you back to your hotel where you’ll relax.

In the afternoon, you’ll go for a game drive around the park, where you’ll see hyenas, lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, hippos, huge herds of buffalos, and elephants. You’ll also see the Ugandan kobs and crested cranes, plants, and trees, among others. After the drive, you’ll be taken back to your hotel for dinner.

Day 9: Journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your breakfast at your hotel, your safari guide will take you for a game drive, after which he’ll drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will pass through Ishasha and you might as well have an opportunity to see the mountain climbing lions.

Day 10: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, preferably at around 5:30 a.m, your safari guide will take you to the park headquarters, where you’ll be briefed about the gorilla trekking activity by the park rangers. The landscape of Bwindi National Park is simply beautiful. The vegetation is thick and evergreen, thanks to the frequent rainfall throughout the year.

The fun of this activity starts right about the time you find the legendary giants, the mountain gorillas. Make sure you’re armed with your cameras because this is a moment you’ll want to revisit very often. It's a major highlight, so be prepared for the thrill. You’ll watch the gorillas feeding and nursing their babies while others play. After this activity, you will head back to your hotel for the night.

Day 11: Journey from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Rwanda

After your breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Rwanda and you’ll get there in the evening. You may go for a city tour to visit the Rwanda markets, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center, and the genocide memorial if there’s enough time.

Day 12: Parc Nationale des Volcans Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

After your breakfast, your safari guide will take you to the Parc Nationale des Volcans headquarters for briefing before you go for gorilla trekking. Do not forget to carry lunch because the trek is a bit lengthy, taking between two to nine hours to find the gorillas.

Day 13: Journey from Rwanda to Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, your tour guide will drive you to Lake Bunyonyi, where another amazing adventure will be waiting for you. The adventure at Lake Bunyonyi is quite rewarding and you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and lots of species of birds and wildlife.

You’ll have lunch at your accommodation hotel, after which you’ll go for the activities, including guided canoeing, island exploration, and wildlife viewing. You will spend your night and have your dinner at your preferred accommodation.

Day 14: Exploring Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast in the morning, you will go for canoeing, which takes between two to four hours. You will also enjoy the beautiful scenery and a variety of wildlife at the lake. You’ll spend the night at at your chosen hotel or you can take a night canoe cruise.

Day 15: Journey from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

Your day will begin with breakfast, after which your safari guide will take you to Lake Mburo National Park. You will check into your booked accommodation. Some of the action to look forward to at Lake Mburo National park includes a boat cruise on where you will see zebras, crocodiles, hippos, eland, impalas, buffalos, and a variety of bird species like bush shrike, papyrus, the rare shoebill, Africa fin foot, fish eagle, and many more.

Day 16: Game drives in Lake Mburo National Park

You’ll have two game drives for this day. After your breakfast at your hotel, your safari guide will take you for two game drives in the morning and evening respectively. You will get to see plenty of wildlife like zebras, crocodiles, hippos, eland, impalas, buffalos, and a variety of bird species like bush shrike, papyrus, the rare shoebill, Africa fin foot, fish eagle, and many more.

Day 17: Journey from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala

After breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Kampala to the hotel of your choice. You’ll stop at the equator along the way for photos and shopping.

Day 18: Chimpanzee trekking in Ngamba Island

After your breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to the shores of Lake Victoria, where you’ll continue to Ngamba Island for your chimpanzee trekking activity. You’ll arrive at the chimpanzee sanctuary, will be briefed about the sanctuary, and then go spend some time with the chimps as they feed. Later on, you will go for a nature walk on the island with the young chimps.

Day 19: Chimpanzee habituation in Ngamba Island

After your breakfast, you will go and spend some more time with the chimpanzees. You’ll interact with them as they feed and play around and walk hand in hand with you.

Day 20: More Chimpanzee viewing on Ngamba Island

After breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Kampala to your preferred hotel or to the airport for your flight, depending on your arrangements.

  • Adventure in Lake Bunyoyi
  • Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
  • City tour in Rwanda

This safari will take place in Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Semiliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyoyi, Lake Mburo National Park, Kampala, Uganda, and Rwanda, Africa.

Daily meals are included as stated in itinerary.

  • 19 nights accommodation
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Daily meals as stated in itinerary
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver and guide
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Ground transportation
  • Photography and touring
  • Transfer to Kampala or the airport at the end of the tour
  • Airfare
  • Beverages or drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Kampala hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari) and tips
  • Laundry services
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the itinerary
  • Transfer from the airport to Kampala before the beginning of the tour
  • Visas

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer to the airport is included at the end of the tour.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Kampala , Uganda

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