Exclusive Wildlife and Gorilla Safari Experience”

12 Days
From $0
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land Cruiser , Air transport
Comfort Level
Super Luxury

Trip Overview

Experience the best of Uganda’s wildlife with our Luxury Gorilla and Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

Day 2: Discover Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Explore the park through a game drive and boat ride

Day 4: Discover more of the park

Day 5: Journey to Kibale forest National Park

Day 6: Get up close with Chimpanzees

Day 7: Road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8: Game drive and boat safari in the park

Day 9: Explore Ishasha

Day 10: Head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 11: Go on a Mountain Gorilla tracking adventure

Day 12: Fly back to Entebbe and end of tour. “

Itinerary

Begin your journey: Day 1 Arrival in Uganda

Experience the best of Uganda’s culture and landscapes with Arrive Africa Safaris. Your tour driver will be your guide and ambassador to the country’s rich soil. Take a tour of Entebbe town, with its picturesque beaches, bustling local markets, and vibrant small businesses. Conclude your day by being driven to your hotel in the heart of Kampala City Center.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyi
Travel to the Wild: Day 2 - 4: Murchison Falls National Park/ Game Drive and Boat/ Balloon Ride

Embark on a thrilling adventure with your journey starting from Kampala. Make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will get the opportunity to track rhinos in their natural habitat. This sanctuary is a protected conservation area where these endangered animals can live wild and free. After an exciting experience with the rhinos, enjoy a lunch break before continuing on to the stunning Murchison Falls National Park. This park is home to the powerful Victoria Nile River, which runs through it and creates rapids before plummeting down to form the majestic Murchison Falls. Spend the evening in the park and take in the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem.

Rise and shine for an early morning game drive that will give you a front-row seat to the wild awakening before your eyes. Watch as antelopes, buffalos, elephants, and more leave their resting places to head to the falls for a drink, bath, or play in the water. With the guidance of an expert game ranger, venture down trails to discover the unique nesting places of four of the “Big 5” animals: lions, elephants, leopards, and buffalos.

Experience the beauty of Murchison Falls National Park from both land and air with a relaxing boat ride on the Nile River and an early morning hot air balloon safari. The boat ride will take you to the base of the falls where you can hike to the top and take in the breathtaking views. Along the way, keep an eye out for hippos and crocodiles lounging on the shores and elephants using the river to cool off. Spot a variety of water birds from the 451 species found in the park.

The hot air balloon safari offers a unique perspective of the park with views of the Victoria Nile running through the park, the lush savannah, and the falls. After the safari, enjoy a champagne bush breakfast as the park awakens. In the afternoon, choose between white water rafting (available on special request) or relax at the hotel.

Special arrangements for exclusive use of the hot air balloon for activities such as wedding proposals, photoshoot sessions, and VIP guests can be made upon request.

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Safaris Lodge
Journey to the Jungle: Day 5-6: Kibale Forest National Park and Chimpanzee Trekking

Embark on a scenic road trip from Fort Portal to Kibale Forest National Park, and discover the vibrant culture and lush landscapes of western Uganda. See district town centers, street vendors, miles of green vegetation, tea plantations, and village roadside markets as you drive through the region.

Kibale National Park is a biodiversity hotspot, home to a diverse array of primates such as the rare red colobus and the black and white colobus monkeys. The park is also one of the top 21 places in Africa to track chimpanzees. Upon arrival, meet with an experienced park ranger who will take you deep into the Kibale Forest to track these majestic creatures. Watch as they go about their daily routines, grooming each other, hunting for fruits and insects, playing, and sitting in close proximity to one another. This experience will change your perspective of these apes, and will help you understand why scientists say that chimpanzees share 98% of human DNA.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Kyaninga
Wildlife Exploration: Day 7-9 Queen Elizabeth National Park, Boat and Game Safaris, and Ishasha

Prepare for a scenic road trip to the breathtaking Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. This park is a nature lover’s paradise, boasting a diverse landscape of bushland, savannah plains, forests, and wetlands. The Kazinga Channel, which flows through the park, connects to Lake George and Lake Edward and serves as a vital source of water for the park’s abundant wildlife and bird population. With one of the highest concentrations of hippos in the world, the park is a must-see destination for any wildlife enthusiast.

Take an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, where you will have the opportunity to see a variety of animals up close. As the sun beats down, the channel becomes a popular spot for animals to cool off and drink, making it the perfect time to spot crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and more, as they immerse themselves in the water. The animals may be unbothered by your presence, allowing you to take photos and observe them at a comfortable distance

Start your day off before dawn with a delicious breakfast to begin a game drive during the “golden hours” of the day. This is the perfect time to witness the savannah inhabitants awaken and go about their day, such as elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs, and antelopes. In the afternoon, take a hike in the Kyambura Gorge, a geological wonder known as the “valley of apes.” This area is home to several primate species such as vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, and red-tailed monkeys.

Experience the thrill of lion tracking in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park with a team of lion researchers. The Ishasha sector is famous for its tree-climbing lions, and you will have the opportunity to see them as they climb and relax in the big fig tree branches. These lions are particularly active during the evening and night, when they hunt for their prey. Join the team as they track the daily routine of a pride of lions. End the day with a relaxing afternoon at the pool.

 

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Gorilla Encounter: Day 10-11 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Start your day with a delicious bush breakfast before setting off to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Join a team of lion researchers and track lions in the Ishasha sector of the park to collect data for the Lion Conservation Program, Uganda. The Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, where you will have the opportunity to see them as they climb and relax in the big fig tree branches. These lions are particularly active during the evening and night, when they hunt for their prey. Join the team as they track the daily routine of a pride of lions.

Upon arrival at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arise early before 8:00 AM so that you can have a morning meal before your AA Safaris tour guide drives you to the park headquarters. The tour guide will brief you about the trekking experience, what to expect and dos and don’ts while in the midst of the mountain gorillas. A park guide will then lead you on well-maintained paths into the Bwindi forest to track one of the 13 mountain gorilla families. Once a family is sighted, you will be guided to a distance of 6 meters, where you can sit and observe the gorillas go about their day. Watch them feed, hunt insects, tree bark and fruits, play, climb trees, and groom one another. Remember not to mimic the sounds they make, no flash photography, and no feeding the gorillas. Lunch will be readily packed for the day. Stay hydrated throughout the day due to the long walk and energy you will need to move through the thick bushes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcano Lodge
Journey's End: Day 12 - Return to Entebbe

Start your final day with a delicious hot local breakfast before your AA Safaris driver transports you to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport. Departure time options are 09:45 AM or 11:40 AM, with arrival times at 11:25 AM or 13:30 PM. Note that these timings may vary depending on aircraft routing and weather conditions. Accommodation for this day is not included, but it can be arranged upon request for an additional fee. Alternatively, you can choose to drive back to Entebbe via Lake Mburo, please inform the AA Safaris consultant when making your booking.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

Experience the ultimate luxury safari with AA Safaris. Immerse yourself in the wilds of Uganda and explore the country in a variety of ways. Discover the beauty of Murchison Falls National Park with a game drive and a hot air balloon ride. Track chimpanzees in the lush Kibale forest. Come face to face with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Track lions and other big game in Queen Elizabeth National Park. AA Safaris offers an all-encompassing, once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines land, air, and water experiences to give you the most comprehensive tour of Uganda.

Accomodations

Speke Resort Munyonyi
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Nile Safaris Lodge
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Kyaninga
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.
Mweya Safari Lodge
To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward. "We believe beyond doubt that unique encounters always begin off the beaten track..."
Volcano Lodge

Availability and Prices

Jan 20 - Dec 31, 2020
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Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
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  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
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  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
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