14 Days Gorlla Safari and the Source of the Nile5
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Duration
14 days

Max Group Size
14

Tour Code
3893

Tour Type
Request as Regular

Age Requirement
18 - 82 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

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Physical level
moderate

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Entebbe International Airport

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Entebbe International Airport

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Tour Overview

Our 14-day trip brings you the highlights of Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 13 primate species, including gorillas and chimps

Highlights

  • Entebbe – Kampala
  • Kampala – Murchison Falls
  • Murchison Falls National Park – Masindi – Fort Portal
  • Kibale Forest
  • Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth
  • Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Bwindi-Bunyonyi-Kabale
  • Bunyonyi-Mburo
  • Mburo -Jinja via Mabira forest
  • Jinja - Kampala/Entebbe

Itinerary

Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you.

Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.

Transfer to Murchison Falls national park. On our way, we visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you can see the famous white Rhino.

Murchison Falls is one of the most beautiful national parks in Uganda. One of the main attractions is the Nile, with the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and – if you’re lucky – even leopards.

Early morning game drive in this beautiful national park. Afternoon boat rides on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls. The boat is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species and walk to the top of the falls.

Stay at the Westend Motel or Boulevard Excelsior Guest House (budget) or Chimpanzee Guest House (mid-range). Evening city tour in Fort Portal.

After breakfast, spend a day in Fort Portal's beautiful town. Relax after a long drive, you can choose to do a few activities in the afternoon like tea tours, caves, and waterfall, or a Rwenzori mountain hike, and then transfer to Kibale Forest.

Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobuses, red colobuses, grey-cheeked mangabey, and L’Hoest monkeys.

Stay at Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guest House Chimpanzee. Do tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk, we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes.

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth national park. On our way, we pass the equator where we will make a stop. Game drive in the evening.

Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and sometimes leopards. Stay at Bush Lodge (mid-range) or Engiri Lodge (budget).

Game drive in the morning. Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.

The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.

Stay at Gorilla Friends Resort. We drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way, we pass through interesting villages and have some breathtaking views of the mountains.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

The driving time depends on which area in Bwindi we’ll decide to stay in.

Stay at Entusi Resort Camp (budget) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (mid-range). Gorilla tracking! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animals, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget, evening transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and stay on an island. After breakfast, there are optional activities: tribal visits, community walks, and canoeing.

Stay at Rwankobo Rock Resort or Eagle’s Nest. After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo national park via Igongo Cultural Centre. Meet with the ethnic cultural groups in Western Uganda; hot lunch on the way!

Morning game drive/walking Safari, and then proceed to Jinja through Mabira Forest. See roadside markets, and sugar & tea plantations.

White water rafting at the source of the Nile. Visit the second-longest river on the planet. Experience a full-day white water rafting adventure on the Nile. Stay at the source of the Nile – the source of the smile!

Early morning transfer to Entebbe or Kampala.

Trip includes

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodatio with meals mentioned
  • Bottled drinking water
  • 4×4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
  • Entrance fees to the included national parks
  • The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary visit, boat trips on the Nile, visit the top of Murchison Falls, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, caves and waterfall or tea tours,or Rwenzori mountain hike. Gorilla & chimpanzee permits to be paid in advance.


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