14 Day Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Safari.

Rushegura-GorillasOur Gorilla and Wildlife Safari package with Arrive Africa safaris will take you for mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking among other activities! You will get an experience of a lifetime, and the days will pass by so quickly you won’t even know it’s been 14 days! It’s really a memorable experience! Below are some of the highlights of this safari: the activities include; Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, Wildlife walk in Lake Mburo National Park, Wildlife Adventure at Lake Bunyonyi, Game drive/ Boat cruise in Lake Mburo National Park, Chimpanzee Trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Wildlife viewing and a Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tour Summary

  • Day 1: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tour at Bwindi National Park
  • Day 3: Wildlife viewing at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 4: Journey from Lake Bunyonyi to Mgahinga National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking or Batwa Hiking at Mgahinga National Park
  • Day 6: Journey to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 7: Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari at Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Day 9: Journey from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Day 11: Journey to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 12: Game Drive and Nile Cruise
  • Day 13: Journey from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Day 14: Journey back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1After your breakfast at your hotel, our safari guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s a 8 – 10 hour drive. You will stop at the equator to take pictures. When you get to Bwindi, you will check into your booked accommodation and rest for the next day’s gorilla trekking activity.

Dinner and overnight at Mahogany spring/Gorilla resort Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest camp


Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tour at Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, preferably at around 5.30am, our safari guide will take you to the park headquarters where you’ll be briefed about the your gorilla trekking activity by the park rangers. The landscape of Bwindi National Park is simply beautiful! The vegetation is thick and ever green, 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, trust me, this is a moment you’ll want to re-visit every so 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 about. After this activity, you will head back to your hotel for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Mahogany spring/Gorilla resort Lodge/ Buhoma Community Rest camp


Day 3: Wildlife viewing at Lake Bunyonyi

Zebras-Lake-MburoAfter your breakfast, our 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 you 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 any of the following accommodations:

Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages/Bird nest/ Bunyonyi overland camp


Day 4: Journey from Lake Bunyonyi to Mgahinga National Park

After your breakfast in the morning, you will go for canoeing, which takes between 2 – 4 hours. After this activity, our safari guide will drive you from Lake Bunyonyi to Mgahinga National Park. You will spend your night and have your meal at any of the following accommodations:

Dinner and overnight at Mount Gahinga lodge/Amajambire Community camp


Day 5: Gorilla Trekking or Batwa Hiking at Mgahinga National Park

Your day will start with a heavy breakfast, as you’ll need all your energy for the day’s activities. Mgahinga National Park is surrounded by dormant volcanoes. We have two options for you to choose from: You may go for gorilla trekking or hike the Batwa trail. This activity (Batwa Hike) takes around 8 hours and includes trekking the Golden Monkey. You will not find the golden monkey anywhere else apart from here. You will then spend your night and have your meals at any of the following accommodations:

Dinner and overnight at Mount Gahinga lodge/Amajambire Community camp


Day 6: Journey to Lake Mburo National Park

Your day will begin with breakfast, after which our 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 Lake Mburo where you will see zebras, crocodiles, hippos, eland, impalas, buffaloes and a variety of bird species like bush shrike, papyrus, the rare shoebill, Africa fin foot, fish eagle and many more!

Dinner and overnight at Mantana safari lodge/mihingo lodge/Arcadia cottages Mburo/Rwonyo camp


Day 7: Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, our safari guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will get there at around lunch time, so you’ll have your lunch at your hotels. 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 include many species of birds like the African skimmer, jacana and the rare shoe bill among others. After all this fun, our 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!

Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Ihamba safari lodge/ Mweya hostel


Day 8: Chimpanzee Trekking and Wildlife Safari at Queen Elizabeth Park

The day will start with you having breakfast, after which our safari guide will drive you to Kyambura Gorge (in Queen Elizabeth National Park) for chimpanzee trekking. You will also be able to view plenty of wildlife at the same time! After chimpanzee trekking activity, our 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 buffaloes 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.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Ihamba safari lodge/ Mweya hostel


Day 9: Journey from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking

Your day will begin with a game drive, 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.

Dinner and overnight at primate lodge/kyaninga lodge/chimpanzee forest guest house


Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Your day will begin with breakfast as you prepare for the day’s chimpanzee trekking activity. After the breakfast, our 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.

Dinner and overnight at primate lodge/kyaninga lodge/chimpanzee forest guest house


Day 11: Journey to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, our tour guide will transport you from Kibale 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 7-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 any of the following accommodations:

Dinner and overnight at chobe safari lodge/ Paara safari lodge/sambiya lodge/Red chilli


Day 12: Game Drive and Nile Cruise

After breakfast in the morning, our guide will take you for a Murchison Falls game drive where you will see hippos, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, water bucks, lions, Uganda kobs and a variety of bird species and even leopards if you’re lucky. After your lunch, you our guide will lead you to a 2 hour boat cruise on the river Nile where you will catch amazing sights. Rest assured of seeing the hippos and crocodiles at a close range along the riverbanks. After the boat cruise, you will return to the lodge for dinner and the night.

Dinner and overnight at chobe safari lodge/ Paara safari lodge/sambiya lodge/Red chilli


Day 13: Journey from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Trekking

The day starts with you having breakfast, after which our safari guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to Kaniyo Pabidi forest for the chimpanzee trekking activity. The activity will take the whole day, so rest assured of spending ample time with the chimps. You’ll have an opportunity to watch them up close, take pictures, and they may also interact with you! After seeing the chimpanzees, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at chobe safari lodge/ Paara safari lodge/sambiya lodge/Red chilli


Day 14: Journey back to Kampala

Your day starts with breakfast. Our safari guide will be waiting to drive you to Kampala where you’ll either be dropped off at your hotel, or taken to the airport for your flight back home.

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Tour inclusions

  • photography and touring,
  • Gorilla trekking permits(Uganda )
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • full board accommodation,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kampala hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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