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10 Days Gorilla Tracking Tour, Uganda Wildlife Safari Highlights

Gorilla Tracking highlights

This is a fantastic gorilla tour adventure in Uganda, take game drives in search for the BIG FIVE animals, mountain gorillas, Chimpanzee tracking, launch cruise, birding and cultural tours and nature walks among others. Parks include Bwindi impenetrable forest, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale primate forest, Murchison Falls Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Ishasha sector among others.

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Breakfast followed by transfer in western Uganda to the lava dammed lake of wonders; Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, enroute stop at the Equator, lunch in Mbarara town and arrive towards the evening and relax on the lake shores. Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort / Arcadia Cottages.

Day 2: Lake Bunyonyi Exploration

This is a home for a large number of birds and the second deepest in Africa is a common destination for birders and its visit is inevitable. Just like the name goes “Bunyonyi” as its locally known and literally translated in English as “small birds”. Here you will have a chance to view and watch a variety of bird species.

After have a chance for a canoe ride to visit the many Islands. In the late afternoon, drive through the Switzerland of Africa to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma community Bandas / Silverback lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast and prepare for gorilla tracking. Report at the rangers station for a short briefing. Depart for the tracking with packed lunch and water for an adventurous remarkable experience with the cousins of man. You may return in the evening.
Dinner and over night Buhoma community Bandas / Silverback lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 4: Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector with a view at the famous tree climbing lions. Arrive and have lunch at Mweya safari lodge or Kyambura Lodge, later gather your strength for an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel, famous for hundreds of Hippos, huge Nile crocodiles, and 611 bird species as well as many elephants and buffaloes along the shores. Dinner and over night.

Day 5: Chimp Tracking and Game Drive

Breakfast and a short briefing from the tour guide, report to the station for a briefing from the rangers about the tracking session. Go for wild chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge.
In the evening have an game drive to see the beautiful savannah and its tropical inhabitants such as the lions, savannah elephants, with the beautiful Uganda kob and waterbucks, return in sunset for dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge / Ihamba lodge / Kingfisher lodge.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive and travel to Kibale Forest

Breakfast and take a brief game drive as we depart for Fort portal going through the beautiful “Mountains of the moon” Mt. Rwenzori’s hills, arrive in the mid morning towards noon. Relax, have lunch and go for afternoon nature / community walk in Kibale forest National Park.
After visit local communities and you may encounter local based tourism like KAFRED.
Dinner and overnight Primate lodge / Ndali lodge / Chimps nest lodge.

Day 7: Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Tracking

Breakfast, briefing from your tour guide, get equipments required for the tracking session and report to the rangers station for a brief talk.
Depart for the tracking and you may also come across other habitats here like the red tailed monkey, forest elephants, black and white colobus since this forest is well known for having one of the highest inhabitance of primates in East Africa with 13 species.
Lunch at Chimp nest lodge, then go for a nature walk to the nearby Bigodi wetland or crater lakes region and water falls, and then after visit Kanyanchu river camp and have remarkable and memorable experience. Dinner and over night Primate lodge / Chimps Nest / Ndali lodge.

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls Wildlife Park

Breakfast and proceed to Murchison Falls following the western arm of the rift valley and through Butiaba escarpments, enroute picnic lunch and drive to the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari lodge / Nile Safari camp / Budongo Eco lodge.

Day 9: Murchison Falls Exploration

Wake up early for a cup of tea / coffee, followed by a game drive through the park in search for African lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Antelopes and many others. Retire for full breakfast, relax as we wait for lunch, proceed for a fatntastic boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, see hippos, crocodiles, birds, elephants and buffaloes basking along the water shores. Dinner and overnight at Paraa, Nile safari camp or Budongo ecolodge.

Day 10: Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, depart for Kampala
Breakfast followed by a brief game drive as we transfer back to Kampala with enroute visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking, later proceed to Kampala to arrive by evening. Overnight Cassia lodge / Hotel Equatorial / Kampala Serena hotel.

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