7 Days Gorilla tracking, Murchison Falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth NP

Mojhi (Uganda)
USD2105
  • 7 days
    (Duration)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)

7 Days Gorilla tracking, Murchison Falls, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth NP


Description

This 7-days safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas in the world. Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. It also includes a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park, with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. This park also has spectacular scenery including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges.

The Murchison Falls Tour takes you to the renowned Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River and observe the squeezing of the Nile River in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds. Lastly the famous chimp tracking deep in the forest.

This safari is also for enthusiasts who are inclined on tracking chimpanzees and observing them up close in their natural habitat. Kibale National Park houses 13 species of chimpanzees and has the highest number of primates in all of Africa. While the Kibale National Park is known for its chimp tracking, there are quite a few other species of rare primates that belong here. Easy accessibility coupled with good infrastructure and a variety of activities make it an ideal spot for watching the primates in Uganda.

You will enjoy game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park with several spectacular crater lakes and swamps which are home to hippo, buffalo and some elephant, and the forested areas are the natural habitat of our chimpanzees, occasionally lion and leopard can be spotted as they sleep through the midday sun, before winding up at Murchison falls National park, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes.


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel to Murchison falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

    You will be picked up around 6:30 am from your hotel in Entebbe / Kampala and kick start this day’s adventure with an exciting road trip to Murchison falls National Park. Along the way you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda so that you have a complete feel of the African Big five mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National park.

    You will have lunch at the sanctuary and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time and embark on an exciting road trip to Murchison falls. Upon arrival inside the park, you will be amazed by the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife with a drive to the top of the Falls whose views are breath taking. About 300 - 400 cubic meters per second of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here.

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Twiga Tales Lodge
    Mid-range - Fort Murchison Lodge
    Luxury - Paraa Safari Lodge

  • Day 2: Game Drive through the park and Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile

    After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive. Explore the major game trails especially in the northern bank for good game spotting including lots of Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Antelopes, Jackals, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive Leopards among others.

    Later on, get your lunch break and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set out for the afternoon Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks.

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Twiga Tales Lodge
    Mid-range - Fort Murchison Lodge
    Luxury - Paraa Safari Lodge

  • Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest national park.

    After a healthy breakfast, you will be transfered to Kibale forest National Park, the capital world of Primates such as chimpanzee, baboons and monkeys. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and peaceful rest at your lodge as you get prepared for the next day’s wildlife adventure in the tranquil forest

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Rwetera Safari Park (Wood Cabin)
    Mid-range - Isunga Safari Lodge
    Luxury - Primate Lodge (Standard Cottages)

  • Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

    Assemble at the park headquarters for briefing and then go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins, athough they are one of the most threatened primate species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this trek.

    Have lunch and relax for some time. Later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will view wild animals en route as you transfer to the lodge for relaxation.

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Tembo Safari Lodge(Cottages) / Pumba Safari Lodge.
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge (Bandas)
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge(Standard Tents) / Mazike Valley Lodge.

  • Day 5: Morning game drive through Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest

    After having breakfast at your pace, check out the lodge and transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park with another morning game drive so that you increase your chances of seeing tree climbing Lions with lunch en route or at the lodge in Bwindi, depending on time. You will be amazed by the terraced hills of Kigezi and the ever green forest of Bwindi with mist. The dense rainforest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being home to a variety of primates, plants, and topical birds. On arrival, check in at the lodge for relaxation.

    Accommodation:
    Budget - Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite / Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Buhoma Community Haven Lodge.
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge(Superior/ Deluxe Room) / Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge / Mahogany Springs

  • Day 6: Gorilla tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.

    The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.

    Note : Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray Fishing...) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day before departing back to Entebbe.

    Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Lake Bunyonyi View Resort
    Mid-range - Bunyonyi Overland Resort(Cottages) / Bunyonyi Safari Resort(Standard or Superior Rooms)
    Luxury - Bunyonyi Birdnest / Arcadia Cottages

  • Day 7: Transfer back to Kampala via Mbarara

    On this final day of your adventure in Uganda, you can choose to have an optional activity in the early morning and later after breakfast, you will start heading back to Entebbe. On the way you will have Lunch before reaching Entebbe.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Transportation Charges
  • Ziwa Rhino Tracking
  • Game drive and Boat cruise at Murchison Falls
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit (600$ pp)
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Game drive at Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Tips.
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • Government imposed increase in Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost

All Costs mentioned are per person in USD :

Vehicle Type Safari Van
Group Size Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 2668 3042 -
2 2105 2316 -
3 1900 2139 -
4 1816 2097 -
5 1768 2017 -
6 1734 1992 -

 

Vehicle Type Land Cruiser
Group Size Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 2830 3203 3874
2 2188 2451 2899
3 1952 2170 2673
4 1856 2113 2637
5 1825 2074 2478
6 1780 2039 2470

 


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Accommodations -

Entebbe:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Secrets Guest House 2 Friends Beach Hotel Protea Hotel by Marriott
Single room 40 170 235
Double room 50 235 285

 

 

 



Kampala:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Marie's Royale Hotel Cassia Lodge Speke Resort, Munyonyo
Single room 50 140 155
Double room 60 165 175

 


Refund Policy

  • Cancellations more than 60 days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 30-60 days before the adventure date - 75% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 8- 29 days before the adventure date - 50% Refund.
  • Cancellations between less than 7 Days before the adventure date - No Refund.
    - Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from the above percentages and are 100% non-refundable

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