10-Days Chimpanzees, Gorillas & Lion Expedition

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park

Start this day early with a good breakfast and then make your way out of Entebbe for about 3-4 hours to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Spend some time with the Rhinos before making your way to Murchison Falls National Park. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Fort Murchison.

Main destination:

Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (tented camp)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park

Today you will go on a beautiful morning game drive in the northern part of Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy seeing a variety of game before driving back to the lodge in time for lunch. You will then go on a beautiful boat safari to see the water animals and the bottom of the falls then hike to the top of the falls and take in the sites of Uhuru and Murchison falls before driving back to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main destination:

Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Mid-range: Fort Murchison (tented camp)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Hoima

Enjoy a late, relaxing breakfast before driving to Hoima, stopping for scenic pictures and community visits along the way. This is a low key travel day as we prepare for a longer journey tomorrow. In the afternoon you will enjoy some quite time at the Kontiki Hotel swimming, reading or taking a walk to the nearby community center. You will have dinner and your overnight stay at the hotel.

Main destination:

Hoima

Accommodation: located in or near Hoima

Mid-range: Kontiki Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park

You will have an early start and a hearty breakfast today before making your way to Kibale National park. This is a long journey on marram road, so you will stop to talk to the locals, take pictures and have a refreshing lunch. You will take a tour of a local town and then stop at a massive tea estate before driving to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main destination:

Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: located inside Kibale National Park

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp (tented camp)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park

You will start the day early with breakfast before making your way to the briefing center in preparation for your chimpanzee trek in the rainforest. The length of this activity will depend on how quickly you locate the chimps, at which point then you will have one hour or more to spend in their presence. Later you will go back to the lodge and then later go out for a community walk and different farming practices before driving back to the lodge.

Main destination:

Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: located inside Kibale National Park

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast at the primate lodge you will check out and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way you will stop and take in the sights of the beautiful crater lakes and banana (matoke) plantations, which provide a vital food source for most Ugandans. Later you will stop at the equator and then continue into the park for lunch. In the afternoon you will go on a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel, seeing different species of game in the water and soaking in this amazing experience! Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Bush lodge.

Main destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Mid-range: Bush Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Eat breakfast early in the morning and then go on an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi area. You will also visit a salt lake that is still being mined by locals in the area. After this morning activity you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and then relax before going on an evening game drive. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Bush Lodge.

Main destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Mid-range: Bush Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a late breakfast you will embark on your longest journey on this safari so far. The magnificent, hilly areas of this region are known as the “Switzerland of Uganda”. You will stop along the way to talk with locals about their farming practices. You will then make your way into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Rushaga Gorilla Camp, where you will spend the night.

Main destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: bordering Bwindi NP without fences

Mid-range:  Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This is your long awaited day for gorilla tracking! Start your morning with breakfast and then drive for five minutes to the briefing center. At the center you will be prepared for the difficult but rewarding activity of hiking to see the great mountain gorillas. They will teach you about the do’s and don’ts of interacting with the great apes. Depending on where the gorillas are located, you may spend the whole day in the forest. After this extraordinary activity you will drive back to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: bordering Bwindi impenetrable National Park without fences

Mid-range:  Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10:

This is the last day of our beautiful safari. Start with an early morning breakfast and then, we check if we all have our belongings, Drive back to Entebbe with a few stops at scenic viewpoints, stopping at the equator along the way for a water demonstration.

Main destination:

Entebbe

Accommodation:

End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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