12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari

Overview of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari

The 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari is one of the most exciting adventurous safaris in Uganda. This 12 days Uganda safari to Murchison Falls safari Uganda, Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari & Uganda gorilla tour is a rewarding Uganda Safari experience that will have you visit the world’s most powerful water falls; Murchison Falls, a boat cruise on the world’s longest river; River Nile, enjoy views of the big 5 game animals during your game drives in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari Land cruiser, 4×4 super custom, 4×4 minivan depending on the number of people your traveling with, as well as the endangered mountain gorillas during your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. On your way to Murchison Falls National Park, you will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers the Big five safari experience including Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard and Lions. Your 9 days Uganda safari also extends to Kibale National Park offers an incredible Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari experience as well as to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas presents a lasting Mountain Gorilla trekking safari Uganda experience. After visiting the parks, you will do a city tour around Kampala; Uganda’s capital city, visit the Sezibwa falls for a cultural safari and a Mabira Forest for a nature walk and a zip lining tour. Accommodation on this trip will range from Luxury and mid-range depending on your choice.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari

Day 1: You and your driver guide will set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Day 2: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Day 4: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo

Day 8: Do an early morning game drive in the park, return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and do a horse riding safari in the afternoon. Depending on how you will be feeling, you will do an evening game drive

Day 9: Drive back to Kampala, lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

Day 10: Do a Kampala city tour and transfer back to the lodge

Day 11: Visit the Sezibwa falls for a cultural safari and Mabira forest for a nature walk and Zip lining safari tour

Day 12: Transfer to the airport for your flight or to your hotel as you may advise

Detailed Itinerary of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari

Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: You and your driver guide will set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe as you prepare to meet with your Uganda safari driver guide. Meet and greet, after he will give you a shirt briefing about your 7 days safari in Uganda. Depart at 6:30am for Murchison Falls National Park to Uganda’s north west for about 311km in about 5 hours’ excluding stops en route. You will break your journey at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a Rhino trekking safari giving you chance to explore the only population of Southern White Rhinos in Uganda and this last for 2 hours. Proceed for lunch after drive to Murchison Falls National Park enjoying the views of Masindi town and Budongo Forest Reserve arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

You are required to cross with the 7am ferry if you slept in the south or start the game drive at 6:30am if you slept in the north and inside the park gaining rich possibilities of spotting Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Lion, Buffalo, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Leopard, Oribis, Kobs, waterbucks among others. A game drive in the park will last about 3 – 4 hours, have breakfast and lunch & at 2pm, you will take a Nile launch cruise that departs Paraa Jetty to the bottom of the falls cruising on the world’s longest River. Upon arrival at the bottom of the falls, you will hike to the top of world’s most powerful waterfall enjoying the incredible water sounds and views of the Nile River as it forces itself to make way through an 8m gorge after which it falls generating a plume of spray with a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. You will meet your guide waiting at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Depart the lodge with lunch box and transfer to Kibale National Park 366km about 8 hours’ drive enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Arrive at your hotel, relax, dine and rest.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Have breakfast at 7am at your lodge and connect to Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 8am from the ranger guides in the park. After the briefing, you will be led into the forest which for 2 – 5 hours in search of Chimpanzees. Kibale National Park is a rich bio-diverse destination with great flora including flowering plants, tall and mature trees some of which are medicinal and others are favorites to wild animals, 375 species of birds not forgetting 13 primate species. The one hour with Chimpanzees is a memorable one as you explore them feed, patrol, fight, mate, play, display their jumping skills among other interesting features as you take amazing photoshoots. From the activity, you enjoy lunch and later visit Bigodi wetland and Community for a rewarding ecotourism experience.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 5 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart the lodge after breakfast at 7am and set off for the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way, you will enjoy amazing scenery of the Rwenzori Mountains; also known as the Mountains of moon, rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks and the open savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting wildlife by the road. An optional game drive can be arranged in Ishasha sector to look out for the tree climbing lions.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange / Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 6 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and the Greater Virunga massif shared by Uganda Rwanda and Congo. With their population estimated at 880, Bwindi alone has a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas and thus best placed for gorilla trekking adventure. Briefing for this activity starts at 8am after the armed park rangers lead you to this amazing dense forest hiking up and down the steep slopes intercepted by narrow valleys amidst the enchanting bird songs and lush flora. The gorilla trekking duration lasts 2 – 8 hours but the actual viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of Conservation and it is an incredible moment viewing them as they forage and socialize while taking good photo shoots. From the activity, you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi enjoying nice views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure enjoying the views of this amazing lake with a count of 29 Islands.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 7 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo

Early in the morning, after your breakfast at your lodging facility, you will set off for Lake Mburo National Park from Lake Bunyonyi driving for about 6 hours. Arrive at the park, check in at your lodge, have lunch and go for your afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo. During the boat cruise, you will see lots of water animals including hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife animals that you may spot along the lake quenching their thirst. besides the animals, you will also see several birds around the Lake. Return to the lodge, relax and dine.

Accommodation

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Day 8 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Do an early morning game drive in the park, return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and do a horse riding safari in the afternoon. Depending on how you will be feeling, you will do an evening game drive

Have a cup of coffee in the morning before you set off for your early morning game drive in the park to catch the early morning risers as they get out of their hide outs to look for their prey. During your game drive, you will see lots elands, zebras, impalas and many more other unique animals. The game drive will take about 3-4 hours depending on your interest and after return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and later in the afternoon you go for a horse riding safari around the park

Accommodation

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Day 9 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Drive back to Kampala, lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

Following breakfast, set off for the transfer to Kampala 437km approximately 7 hours’ drive enjoying the views of south western Uganda landscapes including Banana plantations and cattle farms. A traditional lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural center for a thrilling Ugandan buffet and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where you can justify the geographical divide between the north and south hemispheres. It is also a good site for photo shoots and souvenir purchase.

Day 10 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Do a Kampala city tour and transfer back to the lodge

Jinja city tour

Rubaga cathedral

You will wake up early in the morning and kick off your day early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala. At around 8am, you will meet our representative; your driver guide who will take you through a briefing about your 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour. After the briefing, you will depart for your one-day Kampala city tour visiting the Buganda cultural sites like the royal palace in Mengo. This is the main palace and official residence for the Kingdom of Buganda, of the four generations of reigning Monarchies and the members of the Royal Family since 1885, full of exciting scenes and art galleries. It is situated on Mengo hill opposite the headquarters of the Kingdom Administration at Bulange. You will then drive to Kasubi Tombs; an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom as well as a burial ground for the Kings of Buganda. After Kasubi tombs, you will visit Rubaga cathedral; the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda and also the home church of Archbishop of Kampala. Drive to Namirembe cathedral on Namirembe hill, the oldest cathedral for the Anglican church in the country also taken to be the headquarters for the Anglican people in the country. After a visit to these places, you have lunch in one of the restaurants in town.

Jinja city tour

Uganda Museum

After Lunch, you will visit the Uganda Museum that displays and exhibits ethnological, natural, historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage over the years. You will then proceed to the Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo is Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs who were murdered in cold blood for their Christian faith and finally go at the Bahai temple, the only temple of it Kind in Africa as well as for the Bahai faith in Africa. In the evening after your Kampala city tour, you will transfer back to your hotel for your dinner and overnight.

Day 11of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Visit the Sezibwa falls for a cultural safari and Mabira forest for a nature walk and Zip lining safari tour

Early in the morning after a cup of coffee, you will be picked by your guide from the hotel and transfer you to Mukono to the Sezibwa Falls for a cultural safari where you will be told the history about these falls. After this cultural safari,you will proceed to Mabira where you will have your lunch, do a nature walk for about 2 hours and Zip lining. After you will return to your hotel, freshen up, dine and rest.

Day 11 of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari: Transfer to the airport for your flight or to your hotel as you may advise

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast at the your hotel, pack your bags and get ready to fly back home through the Entebbe International Airport.

End of the 12 Days Uganda gorilla safari, Wildlife & Adventure trip/ 12 Days Uganda safari