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12 Days Luxury Gorilla Safari

This 12 days gorilla safari provides an unsurpassed African wildlife experience with the gorilla experience as the highlight. While on this safari, you will enjoy close proximity to the bush and wilderness in different national Parks like Murchison Falls National Park through it is game drives, Queen Elizabeth National Park with a launch drive along the Kazinga channel, Kibale forest national Park with it is chimpanzee tracking and the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 001: Arrival 
Arrive at Entebbe International airport to meet Access Africa Safaris guide who will transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel (Luxury), Taj Mahal hotel (Midrange) or Holiday express hotel (Budget)

Day 002:  Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Have breakfast to transfer to Murchison falls National arriving in the afternoon. You will drive to the top of the falls where the park derives its name, the scenery is stunning! You will then catch the jetty to your lodge with a game drive enroute. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Sambiya River lodge (Midrange) or Red Chili Camp (Budget)

Day 003: Game Drive and Launch drive
You will have your breakfast before we embark on an early morning game drive in the park, you will have sightings of Elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and so many other game. You will return to your lodge for sumptuous lunch to gather strength for an afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls. This boat trip will reward you with game like hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, birds like King Fishers, the rare shoebill, pelicans and many more. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge, Sambiya River lodge or Red Chili Camp

Day 004: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Today, you will transfer to Kibale forest National Park. The journey will reward you with sceneries of Lake Albert, and the Albert rift to arrive in Fort Portal the district surrounded by the Rwenzori. You will arrive in the evening to dine and spend the night at Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Primates Cottages (Midrange) or Mountains of the moon (Budget)

Day 005: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk
Go for chimpanzee tracking in the park after breakfast. Kibale National Park is known to habituate the greatest number of primates in Africa, you will follow the animal trails with views of different primates like red and blue colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, the grey Mangabeys, pottos, bush babies and baboons. Return to the lodge for lunch and later take an afternoon walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary to view unique flora and fauna. Overnight at Ndali Lodge, Primates lodge or Mountains of the moon

Day 006:  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take breakfast to transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park to enter through the crater area region, the drive offers nice sceneries of beautiful lakes and rich grassland set deep in the crater valley. You will reach in the afternoon to enjoy your lunch at the lodge and later embark on an afternoon game drives in the park. This drive will reward you with games like Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthogs, Bush bucks, and many more. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Ihamba safari Lodge (Midrange) or Bush lodge (Budget)

 

Day 007:  Game drive and Launch drive
After your morning game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and later proceed for a 2 hours afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga channel. The shores of the channel will reward you with game like hippos, buffaloes, and plenty of water birds such the kingfishers, pelicans, storks and many more. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Ihamba safari lodge or Bush lodge

Day 008: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning your drive takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, You will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth to watch out for the tree climbing Lions enroute. You will arrive at the lodge in the evening for Overnight at Gorilla forest camp (Luxury), Gift of Nature lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma community bandas (Budget)

Day 009: Gorilla tracking
Have breakfast to go for briefing at the park headquarters before you set off to the forest for gorilla tracking. It is hard to determine the time it will take before you encounter the Gorillas. However the time range is between 3-9 hours depending on the movement of these humble giants. You will trail through steep slopes; however the thrill of encountering these species erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. You will spend an hour with them and later return to the lodge for relaxation. If time permits, you may take a community walk to the local people to get to know their life style. Overnight at Gorilla forest camp, Gift of Nature lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas  

Day 10:  Transfer back to Kampala
Enjoy your morning breakfast to drive off to Kampala stopping with our first stopover in Mbarara for lunch; you will proceed to the Equator for an informative talk as well as shopping for curios. You will continue with your journey to reach Kampala in the evening. Overnight at Lake Victoria hotel (Luxury), Imperial resort hotel (Midrange) or the boma guest house (Budget)

Day 11: Transfer to Ngamba Island
After your good night sleep, you will have breakfast to transfer to the Entebbe Jetty to take you to Ngamba Island. You will leave at 9: 00 am to reach in time for feeding the chimpanzees such that you can spend time with them. In the afternoon go for a forest walk along with the young chimpanzees to search for unique flora and fauna. Later return for overnight at Lake Victoria hotel, Imperial resort hotel or the Boma guest house

Day 12: Departure
Depending on your time of departure you may go visit the Uganda wildlife education centre for the caged animals and later return for lunch to transfer to the airport for your flight back Home.
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