8 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday

This 8 days gorilla safari is a fantastic holiday package rewarding you with great wildlife viewing and launch cruise in the great Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National parks, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest, mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa cultural visit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The tour starts in Kampala Uganda and ends in Kigali Rwanda.
Trip summary
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2: Game drive and Fantastic boat cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park
Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee tracking – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Game drive and Launch cruise
Day 6: Early Game drives and transfer to Bwindi
Day 7: Gorilla tracking Tour
Day 8: Departure

Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Meet at the hotel for a tour briefing after breakfast, later hit the road to the magnificent Murchison Falls Park, en-route stop at Luwero triangle, Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and lunch in Masindi town. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River lodge / Red chilli rest Camp.

Day 2: Game drive and Fantastic boat cruise
Giraffes in Murchison falls
Have an early break fast and go for a morning game drive in search for early raisers as well as predators returning to their hideouts. During this game drive, expect an encounter with the African lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for lunch.
Afternoon launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. This is a birders paradise with over 450 species, huge crocodiles, Hippos and Elephants basking on the shores. Overnight at Paraa Lodge / Sambiya Lodge or Red chilli camp.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park.
After breakfast at the lodge, drive through Butiaba escarpments to Fort Portal. Time permitting, take an evening walk to the Crate Lakes region or local villages or cultural sites. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/ Kibale primates cottages/ Tree House.

Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee tracking – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Kibale-forest
Morning breakfast followed by briefing at park head quarters, enter Kibale forest in search for Chimpanzees and other primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, Mangabeys, Olive baboons, Bushbabies and many more. Have lunch at Chimp nest restaurant, before proceeding for Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge, Ihamba Safari lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Simba Safari camp

Day 5: Game drive and Launch cruise
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive in search for early risers in the Kasenyi area. The park has diverse eco-system of grassy plains, rivers, crater lakes, forests, swamps and lakes. These are a home to various types of wildlife and a game drive in Queen Elizabeth will reward you with views of animals such as lions, leopards, forest hogs, buffalos, elephants, waterbuck, Uganda Kob and other types of antelopes.Kazinga-channel Return to your Lodge for lunch and after, go for a 3 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This cruise will let you pass through a place of the highest concentration of hippos and you may also see many animals drinking at the water’s edge. The cruise also offers good platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari Lodge/ Simba safari camp/Mweya Hostels

Day 6: Early Game drives and transfer to Bwindi forest national park
After breakfast, take a game drive on a search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest found in the southern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs,Buhoma lodge/Buhoma Community bandas.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking
Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to the park head quarters for a short briefing by a ranger guide. You will then enter into the Gorilla Sanctuary for your adventure.Gorilla trekking
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. In the process of trekking, you will encounter other animals such as rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and many others. The park is known for its fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of these marvelous primates. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs,Buhoma lodge/Buhoma Community bandas.

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali for Departure
After a morning breakfast, transfer to Kigali for your return flight.

End of Tour
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