11 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari takes you to some of the popular National Parks in Uganda that include Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and boat cruises, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, Kibale National park for chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk before you drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls.
This tour takes you to some popular National Parks in Uganda that include Lake Mburo National Park for game drives and boat cruises, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, Kibale National park for chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk before you drive to Murchison Falls National park for game drives and a boat cruise to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls.
On arrival, you will be met by the Laba Africa Expeditions guide who will transfer you to your Guest House or Hotel for overnight stay. Depending on your time of arrival, you may choose to take a boat excursion to Ngamba Island (optional and not included), visit the nearby Entebbe Botanic gardens or visit the Uganda Wildlife Education center.
Drive time: Approximately 15 minutes
Lodge: Secrets Guest House
Meal Plan: Bed and breakfast
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stopover at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for photography, stretching and simple experiments. You will arrive in Lake Mburo National Park in time for an en route game drive and a boat cruise on the Lake.
Drive time: Approximately 5-6 hours
Lodge: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or Rwakobo Rock
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast, you will enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park as you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Southwestern Uganda. This journey gives you great opportunities for scenic viewing as you go pass some of the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations. Lunch will be served en route and you will arrive in Bwindi in the evening.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.
Drive time: 6-7 hours.
After an early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park Headquarters at about 7:45 am for registration and then you will join other trackers for a briefing about the Dos and the Don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking safari. Your guides will lead you through the thick creepers and undergrowth as you trek to find the Gorillas. This trek can take you half an hour to three quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The amount of time you take during the trek largely depends on the movement of the gorillas. But it is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures.
Lodge: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge
This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. So, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and an afternoon game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search for Savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if you are lucky, you will spot some wild cats such as lions and leopard.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Lodge: Elephant Hab/Pumba Safari Lodge
Drive time: 4-5 hours.
This morning you will head back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what you could have missed seeing the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch, you will head to the jetty along the Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you beautiful chances of viewing animals like: hippos, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and some water birds which flop the channel to drink water.
Lodge: Elephant Hab\Pumba Safari Lodge
After an early breakfast, you will drive to the Northern bank of the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasenyi) area in search of some wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalo, and some wild cats, different species of antelopes such water buck, Uganda kobs etc. as well as Savannah birds. After lunch you will drive to Kibale National Park arriving at your lodge in the evening.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Lodge: Chimpanzee Forest guest house or Isunga Lodge
Drive time: 3-4hours.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale National Park Headquarters located at Kanyanchu. Here, you will join other trekkers for briefing before you proceed into the forest for chimpanzee trekking. You will be led by a well-trained and experienced ranger/guide who will take you for a guided primate walk inside Kibale Forest National Park. This forest provides an opportunity to visit one of the habituated communities of chimpanzees. You are allowed to spend an hour with these Great Apes while observing their behaviour. You are allowed to take photographs. So make sure your cameras are nearby. Kibale National Park is also home to other 13 primate species which can also be spotted while trekking the Chimpanzees. Of course there are also numerous species of forest birds. In fact, this is another haven for bird lovers. After lunch, you will head to Bigodi wetland for a wetland walk with opportunities to see primates and several bird species. This walk will enable you appreciate the role of the of the local people around Bigodi in conserving the wetland. You can choose to support them through donation in kind. Please note that this is a voluntary act.
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest guest house or Isunga Lodge
End of this day of your 11 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari
Drive to Murchison Falls National Park through small towns, villages and great views of the escarpment arriving late evening.
Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours drive
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge
After an early morning cup of coffee, you be transfered to the Northern section of the park which is popularly known as Paraa for your morning game drive. Paraa comes from a local dialect of the Luo community which means a place of Hippos. In deed this game drive will provide you with an opportunity to spot wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, hippos and if you are lucky you will spot cats such as lions and leopards. You will return to the lodge for a lunch break before you proceed to the pier for your two hour boat cruise to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where you will be able to spot several schools of Hippos as well as be able to witness how the River Nile water squeezes itself in a narrow gorge only to later explode out giving you an experience of a lifetime. 11 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari
After breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe international Airport. Depending on your flight time, you may decide to visit the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary (optional and not included).
Drive time: 5-6 hours
End of the 11 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari
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White Water Rafting