Uganda’s Wildlife & Gorillas Adventure

Uganda’s Wildlife & Gorillas Adventure

Uganda’s Wildlife & Gorillas Adventure

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Operator:   Home To Africa Tours & Travel
Price From: 3,265 USD
Program duration: 10 days

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About this program

Spend 10 glorious days in search of Africa’s most recognised species on this action-packed itinerary. Explore Uganda’s national parks including Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo.

Keep a watchful eye out to snap photos of enormous elephants, giant giraffes, roaring lions, antelopes and a whole lot more. Enjoy a trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of gorillas in their natural habitat. Watch for chimpanzees as they swing from tree to tree. Whatever your desire, it’s all here!


Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a safari guide who will then transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you'll head off on a game drive along Lake Albert Delta. As you travel across the savannah, watch for the abundance of wildlife. At Murchison Falls National Park, you'll climb to the narrow gorge, a popular spot for whitewater rafting in Uganda. Keep an eye open for crocodiles, hippos, buffalo and a variety of birds that rest along the riverbank. Dinner and overnight stay at Sambiya River lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive & Boat Rides Along the Victoria Nile

Seated in an open-air vehicle, you'll travel north of the Victoria Nile on a game drive where you'll view an array of different animals. On a 3-hour boat trip, you'll gently move along the river bank viewing crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, loads of birds including the fish eagle, storks and so much more. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge.

Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park

Today you'll depart for Fort Portal after breakfast. The drive takes approximately 4 hours to reach Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest National Park is known for its variety of primates; you'll have the chance to see chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, red-cheeked monkeys and red-tailed monkeys. On the trails, watch for chimpanzees swinging in the trees and feeding on wild fruits.

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park

Today you'll start your day with an early chimpanzee tracking in the lush forest. Chimps are the prime attractions here, despite the presence of other species of primates. Other primates include the red colobus monkeys, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. Keep a keen eye out for other animals including the forest elephant, buffalo, forest hog, antelope and birds. Enjoy a break for lunch and then head off for Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rise early this morning and head out with a ranger on a game drive through Queen Elizabeth Park. Enjoy magnificent views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills and wildlife. Watch for reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffalo and so much more. Take a break and relax as you eat a delicious lunch served at the lodge. This afternoon, delight in a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a water stream that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a large group of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, as well as, a variety of birds that flock the shores.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, board the vehicle and head for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You'll pass through Ishaha, south of Queen Elizabeth Park, famous for its tree climbing lions. You may stop by Maramagambo forest for a walk through the lush green forest; watch for the caves that house thousands of bats, pythons, lizards and other reptiles. Continue on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the mountain gorillas, few left in the world. This forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, in particular, Albertine endemics like the double collared sunbird, Kivu ground thrushes, short-tailed warbler and African grey parrots.

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Trek

The day will start with an early breakfast, after which you will take a walk to the park’s offices for a preliminary briefing. You will be allocated into groups of 8 and introduced to 2 armed ranger guides that will lead you through the thick forest. Trek through the forest’s thick vegetation, listening to the creaks and groans of the gorillas and monkeys from a distance. You will have an incredible hour to enjoy these amazing creatures as they feed and grumble with their little ones. This is a great photo opportunity as your tour guide identifies this particular family, its name and usual behaviours. The tracking can last from 2-7 hours.

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park

This morning will start off with an early breakfast before setting off to Lake Mburo National Park. You'll pass by the terraced Kigezi Hill slopes and stop in Mbarara for lunch. This afternoon you'll arrive at the park and enjoy a boat ride on the lake or a game drive through the park. On this game drive, there are different animals to see such as the eland, zebras, hyenas, leopards, buffalos, sitatunga and other mammals. If you love birds, the boat ride on the lake is amazing. You'll spot several bird species such as, the African Harrier Hawk, yellow-backed, cormorant fish eagles, spectacled weavers, Levillant, shoe-bill stork, heron etc. The shores of the lake are crowded with crocodiles and a number of hippos.

Day 10: Departure

This morning there is an early option for a game drive at the park or a Kampala city tour if you have late departures. Depart from Entebbe Airport.

Country Fast Facts


Official Language(s)Swahili, English
Population37,873,253 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s)Warm Semi-arid, Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial
Major Airport(s):Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Economic Driver(s):Agriculture, Textiles, Mining

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