Overview of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

The 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is a round trip to safari parks, a sanctuary and 1ake adventure experience. Your exclusive round trip to Uganda through northern Uganda to south Western Uganda features Rhino tracking at  Ziwa Rhino sanctuary trip, game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park, a Uganda chimpanzee trekking tour in Kibale National Park, a wildlife safari Uganda in Queen Elizabeth National Park with a Kazinga boat cruise, a Uganda gorilla tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and take a traditional dugout canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi.

uganda gorilla safarisYou anxiously arrive at Entebbe international airport where our Uganda safari driver guide welcomes you to the Pearl of Africa, briefs you about the Uganda safari tour in general then drives you to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s bustling capital city. Early next morning, you are driven to Murchison Falls park starting off the wildlife encounter experience with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot 128km to Murchison falls park. You spend the night at a close accommodation to Murchison falls park where you then do a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls the next day. From Murchison falls national park, you will be driven to the shores of Lake Albert for a wilderness experience then continue to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk the next day. From here you continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National park Uganda where you do your gorilla trekking tour Uganda then take a paddle canoe ride to Lake Bunyonyi Uganda. From Lake Bunyonyi the next day, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator line in Kayabwe.

Highlights of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda tour guide picks you up and starts the transfer to one of the hotels in Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 2: Early morning after breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up for a road trip to Murchison Falls National Park, you stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 3: You go for an early morning game drive, have lunch and undertake an evening boat cruise at Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: You take another morning game drive then be driven to Hoima past the scenic Albertine rift having bush dinner at Lake Albert lodge in the evening.

Day 5: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park arriving in the evening with a tour to the scenic crater lakes.

Day 6: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park for about 2-4hours then take a nature walk at Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 7: After breakfast, you are driven from Kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for a launch trip/boat cruise on the kazinga channel home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses.

Day 8: You undertake a morning game drive, have lunch and later on in the afternoon be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking.

Day 9: After breakfast, you are driven from Kibale forest national park to Bwindi impenetrable national park arriving in the afternoon.

Day 10: Following relaxed breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi that starts by 8:00 am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 11: You are driven to Lake Bunyonyi where you relax and take a canoe ride to the islands of Africa’s deepest lake where you relax.

Day 12: In the morning, you embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator line for photography.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Day 1 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Upon arrival for your awaited trip in Uganda at Entebbe international airport situated at the shores of Lake Victoria, you will meet your Uganda wildlife safari guide, meet and greet and he will welcome you to Africa’s Pearl. Take it easy as he gives you a hand to transfer to your safari vehicle. Have a briefing about the whole tour in Uganda before you transfer to a hotel in Uganda Kampala. Upon arrival at the lodge, you check-in, relax, have dinner and spend the night as you rest from jet lag and prepare to start the road trip to the countryside the next morning.

Day 2 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Early morning after breakfast, a knowledgeable Uganda safari guide picks you up from a hotel or lodge in Kampala for a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Before arriving at the park, a branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary after about a 2-3hours drive from Kampala starts off your Uganda wildlife safari tour experience as you track Rhinos on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check in to a prior booked accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax as you prepare for a game drive, boat cruise and hike the next day.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 3 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

tanzania safari toursA cup of African coffee starts your day then after you are driven to Murchison falls park for a morning game drive starting at 7:00 am for an opportunity to sight several wildlife species. The Elephants, lions, waterbucks and buffaloes alongside other species are part of what you sight this morning. After 2-4 hours of the drive, you then return to your lodge/hotel for lunch or have packed lunch depending on your hotel of accommodation.

In the afternoon at 2:00 pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the 45m thunderous Murchison falls where numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles reside. From the bottom of the falls, you hike for about 40 minutes to the top of the falls. After an amazing experience, you are driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 4 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Yet another morning to have a chance to see more wildlife species, you take a morning game drive. Driving through the vast savannah plains, you are driven in a 4×4 safari vehicle as you sight more wildlife. After then, you are driven for lunch and then driven past the scenic Albertine rift with a great landscape. You arrive at Hoima in the evening where you check in to Lake Albert Lodge and have bush dinner in the wilderness.

Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge

Day 5 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

You have a relaxed breakfast at lake Albert lodge then your driver-guide takes you on a road drive to Kibale forest national park in southwestern Uganda. Before arrival, you go for a crater Lake tour at Fort Portal, a trail with a picturesque landscape that will amaze you. Arriving in the evening, you check-in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

birding in murchison falls parkYou have early breakfast then embark on a drive to Kibale forest park for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Chimpanzee trekking Starts at 8:00 am lasting 2-5 hours in the jungle with only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees as you glimpse at them at play, chunk fruits and interact. After chimpanzee trekking, you return for lunch at your lodging facility then transfer to Bigodi wetland (about 15 minutes’ drive) for a nature walk in a wetland filled with several bird species. For dinner, relaxation and overnight stay, you return to your accommodation facility.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Early morning, you have relaxed breakfast then be driven to Queen Elizabeth National park. Taking about 3 hours, this scenic drive takes you to the park arriving in the afternoon. Depending on the booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you check-in and have lunch or have picnic lunch then go for a boat cruise on the 45km long kazinga channel. This is home to Africa’s biggest population of hippopotamuses alongside crocodiles and many bird species. You, later on, take a mini-game drive back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

In the morning, you go for a game drive through the park in search of the wild species where you sight animals like lions, elephants, leopards and many more. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours than after you return to the lodge for lunch and check out then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour the next day. Arriving in the evening, you check-in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 9 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Early morning, you have relaxed breakfast then be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour the next day. Via Kabale-Mbarara road you drive with cultural lunch en route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural centre then after continue to Bwindi forest park. Arriving in the evening, you check-in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 10 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

Gorilla trekkingThis morning you go gorilla trekking, therefore, expect to be up early for breakfast then take a drive to Bwindi forest park for the start of the trek at a specific gorilla trekking sector. At the trek start point, you go for a briefing from the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette for about 30minutes starting at 8:00 am at the same time you are allocated a gorilla family to trek in accordance to your physical ability. Spending about 2-8 hours in the jungle, only 1single hour is spent in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla safari tour certificate is received at the end of the trek at the trek start point where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you back to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 11 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

After breakfast at Bwindi, you are driven to Lake Bunyonyi on about 2-3 hours’ drive. From the shores of Lake Bunyonyi-Africa’s deepest lake also popularly known as the lake of small birds you go for a canoe ride to the punishment island. Surviving with only a single tree this island has touching stories of the traditions that happened in this area in the past days. A local guide takes you through the stories of this place for about 1-2 hours then after return to the Lakeshores where you relax for the rest of the day.

Day 12 of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

You have early morning breakfast and start off for a drive to Entebbe international airport where you take your departure flight. During this time, you have the opportunity to see the different side of the country driving past the Kigezi highlands along the Mbarara-Masaka road. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop at either Kampala or Entebbe shops then arrive for departure at the airport.

End of the 12 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda /12 days Uganda Wildlife Tour, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Trekking Safari

There’s no better wildlife experience than a trip that offers you the chance to undertake all the activities that get you close to wildlife. You can also visit other countries that host mountain gorillas, a gorilla safari Rwanda or Congo gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park respectively offer gorilla trekking experiences. Within East Africa, more wildlife experiences, a Kenya wildlife safari or a wildlife safari in Tanzania offers more than you can expect.

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