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8 Days Uganda Gorilla Adventure

8 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour takes you to Uganda’s top visited national parks; Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi Forest. Enjoy wildlife viewing, chimpanzee tracking and gorilla tracking, boat cruises along the Nile and the Kazinga Channel all on this adventure filled tour. The tour has been designed to show the main highlights of a Uganda Safari experience. From gorillas to traditional safari experiences, this trip has it all! It is the best trip for those interested in seeing much of Uganda within a short period of time.

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls NP.

    Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise.

    Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National park

    Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk

    Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

    Day 6: Game Drive and transfer to Bwindi

    Day 7: Gorilla tracking Adventure

    Day 8: Back to Kampala

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls NP.
    In the morning, you will be picked from the hotel and begin a scenic drive to Murchison falls national park, passing through the famous Luweero triangle. You may visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary befor River Kafu bridge. Lunch will be taken from Masindi before continuing to Murchison. You will drive to the top of the falls to enjoy a breathtaking view of the might Nile squeezing itself through a narrow gauge and plundering down 43m down in the rocks with a fluorescent forming. Then transfer to your paraa safari lodge/Sambiya river camp/Red chili hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise.
    In the morning, you will wake up early to go for morning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators before they return to their hiding places. View game as lion, leopard, giraffe, elephants, bush buck, water hogs, hyenas, buffalos, and many more. Return to the hotel for relaxation. In the afternoon, you will move to the north of the night river for the boat cruise. You will have a fantastic view of water birds and several other birds, as well as hippos, crocodiles and many other reptiles. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

    Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National park.
    In the morning, you will drive a scenic journey to the beautiful town of Fort Portal. You will visit the Nakayima tree enroute in Mubende, “Amabere ganyina mwiru” in Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight in Mountain of the moon hotel/Ndali Lodge/Primates lodge.

    Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk.
    In the morning, you will drive to Kibale forest national park, and enter the forest in search for the Chimpanzees. You will also meet the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, and many more. Enjoy the view of the primates as they play in the fruiting trees. You will also see elephants, and other animals. In the afternoon, you will move to Bigodi wetland sanctuary where you will see a variety of bird species and other animals. Return to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight in your hotel.

    Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.
    In the morning, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, with game drive enroute the park where you will see game like buffalos, elephants, antelopes and many others. Reach early enough to enjoy the boat cruise in the afternoon at the Kazinga channel, where you will have an opportunity to see school of hippos, crocodiles and many other animals along the banks, as well as variety of birds like the kingfisher, the shoebill stork, the heron, etc. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge/ Jacana safari camp/samba safari lodge.

    Day 6: Game Drive and transfer to Bwindi.
    After your early breakfast, you will go for game drive in Ishasha sector, where you will see animals like lion, leopard, elephant, buffalos, as well as variety of bird species. You will also see tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector. Continue to Bwindi, reaching in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Gorillas guest hotel/Lake Kitandara/Buhoma community bandas.

    Day 7: Gorilla tracking Adventure.
    This is the memorable day, where you will track the amazing giants. Move to the park headquarters in the morning for briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the animals. Head into the forest for the trekking adventure, where you will move through thick and slippery trails. Trekking may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the Gorilla. Meet and stay in the presence of the Gorillas for a maximum of one hour, then descend to your hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you will take a community walk to the Batwa community, where you will get entertained and learn about their unique culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

    Day 8: Back to Kampala.
    In the morning after breakfast, you will begin the drive back to Kampala, with enroute stopover for lunch and photography at the equator and local craft markets for African craft. Reach Kampala in the afternoon, and transfer to your hotel or to the airport for departure in case the flight is on schedule
    End of Safari

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