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7 Days Uganda Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Murchison Falls National Park safari

GORILLA, CHIMPS, MURCHISON FALLS NP, RELAXATION IN LAKE BUNYONYI
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Overview

You are expected to arrive a night before the safari or have an early morning landing. Your driver/guide will pick and depart for an interesting Game Viewing before embarking on a remarkable chimp tracking the following morning, followed by a captivating firsthand gorilla encounter on your trekking expedition. With a strenuous day trekking, it would be ideal to find a better place for relaxation. That place will certainly be Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. You will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the Gorilla Trekking. Enjoy a swim in the lake before a return to Entebbe

Let Friendly Gorillas Safaris take you on this remarkable 7-Days trip to Bwindi National Park – The ultimate gorilla experience, Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. Surely the memory will stick especially since the tour further features an impressive Murchison falls national park tour with Ziwa visit.

7 Days

IN THE WILD

BWINDI, KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, LAKE BUNYONYI, ETC

$ 5,234

PER PERSON

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WILDLIFE

ADVENTURE SAFARI

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do a boat cruise in the afternoon

Lodges subject to availability

Engazi Game lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant plains

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do a boat cruise in the afternoon

The Uganda gorilla trek and Wildlife safari starts early in the morning at 6:30am from your place of residence after breakfast, with the safari guide picking you up to head to Queen Elizabeth National Park , 417km about 7 hours’ drive in the southwest of Uganda.

which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for the classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees, and over 600 species of birds.

You will stop for lunch en-route then proceed into the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park: one of Uganda’s most outstanding treasures. Time permitting, you may proceed for an evening game drive insearch of the many wildlife of Queen Elizabeth. Alternatively, if you arrive early enough you can do an early evening boat ride to explore the Kazinga aquatics after which, you will check into your accommodation or else relax at your accommodation (awaiting the next day’s activities).

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon boat cruise

Lodges subject to availability

Engazi Game lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge
Elephant plains

Day 2: Chimp trekking experience

Be up early, have breakfast, and proceed for the Chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge. The Kyambura Gorgeis found on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park and it is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including Baboons, Monkeys, and also bird species. The gorge is 1 km long and 100 meters deep.

In the afternoon you will go for the launch cruise on the amazing Kazinga channel, expect to see herds of buffalos, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species especially the kingfishers, cormorants, egrets, and others.

Day 3: Exit Queen Elizabeth for Bwindi with en-route game drive in the Isasha sector.

Lodges subject to availability

Clouds Mountain Lodge
Volcanoes Safari Lodge
Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

 

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi

Have an early morning breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). 

Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking experience

Lodges subject to availability

Birds Nest

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking experience

This is a special day dedicated to the impressive mountain gorillas. Undertaking the gorilla trekking experience in the impenetrable forest of Bwindi is such a lifetime endeavor that will create lasting memories.

You gather at the respective park headquarters for a briefing in the morning at 8 am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track. The encounter takes 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is available to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas.

Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands where locals apply a terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving an impressive scenic landscape. Take a nice and calm boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi as you enjoy the sights and sounds around the lake.

Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala

Lodges subject to availability

Kampala Serena Lodge
Whales Hotel

Day 5: Transfer back Kampala

You will have a relaxed breakfast then you may opt to enjoy a swim in the lake before you set off on the journey to Entebbe via Mbarara and settle at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) but also you will have an option to visit the cultural museum here and embark on your drive to Kampala. You can make an en-route stopover at the Equator (if time allows) for more photos and pass through the gift shops to secure yourself memorabilia as a commemoration of your gorilla and wildlife safari in Uganda. Check-in at your hotel in Kampala and relax as you await tomorrow’s adventure.

Day 6: Fly to Murchison Falls National Park

Lodges subject to availability

Nile Lodge
Baker’s Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 6: Fly to Murchison Falls National Park

Today you will start the journey to Murchison Falls National Park as early as 6 am to be able to have ample time in the park. You will drive directly to the park with a brief stopover at the top of the Murchison falls. After this experience you proceed for lunch and later for a boat Safari on River Nile from where you shall watch different animals along the shore both those that live in the water and those coming for watering.

The boat ride takes you to about ten meters from the bottom of Murchison falls – also known as the ‘ ‘Devils cauldron” before returning to the starting point. Your driver guide will pick you up and after a short evening game drive if you are staying at the northern bank of the river otherwise you transfer immediately to the southern bank because of ferry crossing times.

Day 7: Explore Murchison  Falls National Park

Lodges subject to availability

Nile Lodge
Baker’s Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 7: Explore Murchison Falls NP

Today morning after an early breakfast, you check out of the room and leave for the morning game drive on the northern bank of River Nile. The highlight of the game drive is game viewing in our custom made safari vehicles with a pop up roof. Some of the animals you might be able to sight and capture on camera include the graceful Giraffes as they move through the grasslands, Hartebeest, herds of buffaloes and Elephants, Lions, Uganda Kobs, lonely elusive leopard, etc.

After the morning game drive, we shall return to your lodge for relaxationa, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Lodges subject to availability

No accommodation

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Today morning after an early breakfast, you check out of the room and leave for a short morning transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary before starting a transfer to Kampala

Upon arrival, your driver guide shall drop you at your favorite hotel/Entebbe international airport for your flight back home.

End of the safari.

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