Enjoy $100-$300 off a unique tour every day until 12/25! Deal of the Day >>
10-Day Uganda Safari: Gorilla & Chimp Trekking, Murchison Falls, & Queen Elizabeth
Product Code: 4045-201316
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • • Kibale National Park
  • • Kibale
  • • Murchison Falls National Park
  • • Queen Elizabeth National Park
Tour Code
4045-201316
Duration
10 days
Departure City
Kampala
End City
Kampala
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Adventure, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Deluxe, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; High quality service, meals, private transfers and/or accommodation; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Kampala

Kampala

Hotel: Anderita Beach Hotel or similar

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.

If you arrive early, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Murchison Falls National Park

Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Fort Murchison in tents (Lowest) / Murchison River Lodge in tents (Lowest) / Red Chili (Lowest) / Fort Murchison in rooms (Mid-Range) / Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) or similar

You will have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos. The sanctuary houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are 9 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot for 1 and half hours. You will continue to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Fort Murchison in tents (Lowest) / Murchison River Lodge in tents (Lowest) / Red Chili (Lowest) / Fort Murchison in rooms (Mid-Range) / Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) or similar

You will wake up very early and set off at 6:30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.

Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before you set off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kibale National Park

Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

Hotel: Rwenzori travelers (Lowest) / Kibale forest camp (Lowest) / Chimpanzee forest guest house (Lowest) / Mountains of the moon (Mid-Range) / Kibale forest camp (Mid-Range) / Crater safari lodge (Mid-Range) / Ndali Lodge (Luxury) / Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) or similar

You will visit the “top of the thunderous Murchison falls” after your breakfast, where you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds.

You will thereafter set off on a 9-hour journey to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is through verdant countryside in passing traditional homesteads and farms and via the towns of Hoima and Fort portal which rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.

Tips:
Lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Hotel: Rwenzori travelers (Lowest) / Kibale forest camp (Lowest) / Chimpanzee forest guest house (Lowest) / Mountains of the moon (Mid-Range) / Kibale forest camp (Mid-Range) / Crater safari lodge (Mid-Range) / Ndali Lodge (Luxury) / Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) or similar

Today we’ll accompany Kibale’s researchers in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to a “soft” habituation project with chimpanzees. You’ll learn to safely observe the chimps during their daily activities, so they get comfortable with human presence without changing their natural behaviors. You will be able to experience the chimp families as they wake up, hunt, patrol, play, fight, copulate, and breastfeed. Guided by biologists and researchers, we will enjoy unprecedented intimate access to these wild chimps for the entire day until they build their nests at bed time.

Kibale Forest hosts at least 1,500 chimpanzees out of the 4,950 found in Uganda, making this the largest concentration of chimps in Africa. The park is also home to 10 other primates including diurnal species like the Red Colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Red-tailed monkey, Gray Checked Mangabeys, and Vervet Monkey, as well as many other animals. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Tips:
Lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Kazinga Channel View Lodge (Lowest) / Simba Safari Camp in tents (Lowest) / Bush Lodge in rooms (Mid-Range) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms (Mid-Range) / Buffalo Safari Resort (Mid-Range) / Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Katara Lodge (Luxury) or similar

At 9:00am, we begin our drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoying the majestic views en route of the snow-capped 16,000-foot Rwenzori Mountains - the famed "Mountains of the Moon".

Queen Elizabeth National Park holds huge concentrations of wildlife including predators such as the famous tree-climbing Lions, Leopard, Serval cats and Spotted hyena. Other mammals include elephant, cape buffalo, hippo, a variety of antelope, warthog, giant forest hog and 10 species of primates including vervet monkeys, black and white colobus and olive baboon. The park’s bird species number more than 600, amongst the highest in Africa. There are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flamingos reside seasonally.

In the afternoon we’ll join a research team from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to track banded mongoose, a highly social mongoose which are closely related to the better known meerkat. As the research team embark on their daily monitoring activities, you are awarded plenty of time to observe the mongoose troupes as they normally go about life. See how they engage teamwork, hunt prey and defend each other. Observe family/group hierarchy among other amazingly interesting mongoose behaviors.

Like meerkats, each mongoose group or family sleeps together in a communal underground den, changing between den sites every 3-5 days. They emerge at sunrise and forage together in the morning and afternoon before returning to the den at sunset. Take as many photos as you wish before heading back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Tips:
Lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Kazinga Channel View Lodge (Lowest) / Simba Safari Camp in tents (Lowest) / Bush Lodge in rooms (Mid-Range) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms (Mid-Range) / Buffalo Safari Resort (Mid-Range) / Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Katara Lodge (Luxury) or similar

See a different face of the park as we venture off road with a research team to track lions and contribute to a valuable lion research project in the Ishasha Sector. The researchers' Landcruiser is fitted with radio-collar-receiving equipment. You get a full briefing on the animals with opportunity for as much lion photography as you can manage.

After a leisurely lunch on the Mweya Peninsula we’ll enjoy a two hour boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. This affords the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray and buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Rushaga Gorilla Camp Tent (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp Lodge (Mid-Range) / Tourist Hotel Kisoro (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Luxury) or similar

After breakfast we'll drive further south through stunning Savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of the park – Ishasha. This is the best area to see the famous tree-climbing lions draped from low hanging limbs of fig trees. Next we visit the Kob Mating Ground—a defined area specifically used by these stunning antelopes for challenging other males, enticing females and mating. Finally we’ll pass through beautiful savannah grasslands as we head towards the breathtaking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Tips:
Dinner is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Rushaga Gorilla Camp Tent (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Rushaga Gorilla Camp Lodge (Mid-Range) / Tourist Hotel Kisoro (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Luxury) or similar

We'll have an early morning start as we enter the mountain gorillas’ sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular, and heavily vegetated with dense landscapes crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these fantastic apes.

Our intimate gorilla experience allows you to accompany the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Bwindi gorilla habituation team for the entire day, allowing you to have a minimum 4 hours in the presence of a mountain gorilla family – since regular permits only allow 1 hour, this is 4 times the amount of time spent up close with Gorillas – more than any other safari operator! During this time you will be able to experience the gorilla family as they wake up, hunt, patrol, play, fight, copulate, and breastfeed until they build their nests at bed time.

The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories. Spending more time with them than the norm means you are assured of the best possible experience, with 4 full hours for better photography, researcher access for more questions, and enough time to experience more intimate and unusual behaviors. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.

The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. Once the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the gorillas, and be able to sit all around them while gazing into their big round eyes as the researchers note health, behavior and other characteristics. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Kampala

Kampala

After breakfast we'll head back to Kampala (about 5 hour driving) via Mubende. This route travels through breathtaking scenery and delightfully rolling plantations some of the best in Uganda. Depending on how much time we have on us we can tour around Kampala‘s craft and souvenirs markets before checking in at your hotel or being transferred to the airport.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival
Please contact the local operator (number is provided on the e-ticket once your reservation is confirmed) before the tour. The driver would be waiting for you at the arrivals hall.

Departure
Please book your flights departing Kampala after 5:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimp and gorilla permit
  • 9-night full board accommodations
  • Meals included as mentioned in day to day itinerary
  • All tour activities as indicated in the program
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation
  • Professional English-speaking driver guide

Package Excludes

  • Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation such as visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips for your guide
  • Beverages other than mineral water
  • Items of a personal nature
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    If cancellation was made within 17 days prior to the departure date, it's non-refundable.
    If cancellation was made 18-29 days prior to the departure date, 75% of payment will be refunded.
    If cancellation was made 30 or more days prior to the departure date, 90% of payment will be refunded.
  • Given that chimp and gorilla tracking involves a lot of walking on rough, mountainous terrain, travelers are advised to:
    - Bring shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
    - Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable
    - Carry enough water and food
    - Carry binoculars
    - Carry a good camera that can take photographs of black animals in dim light without a flash. A monopod can also be very helpful.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Each room may be equipped with two full size beds or one large bed with a double sofa-bed.
*Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
REVIEWS

Write a Review and earn 200 points. Attach photos to your review and earn 25 points per photo.
Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information.

Tell Us

Tell Us

(required but will never be displayed)
(NOTE: HTML is not translated!)
UPLOAD
Photos must be:Less than 1MB; Family-Friendly; Virus-free; In .gif, .bmp, .jpg, .png format
Q & A

Questions previously answered may have different answers due to many reasons: season (date and year of travel), rates, availability, etc. Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information.

Ask Us
Ask Us
(required but will never be displayed)
(NOTE: HTML is not translated!)
Traveler Photos

Upload your photos and earn 25 points per photo.
Please check the Rewards4Fun Program FAQ for more information

Upload Photos Upload Photos

Edit Photo Title & Description

Loading……
9
Calendar
Modify
Departure Date:jul-01, 2017
Room
Number of Travelers
Room 1
Adult(s)
- +
Tours Options
Accommodation Options:
From USD
$4,589.00/person
loading
Total USD 0
$4,589.00
View different Currencies
How did we get this total?
0

AUD: A$ 263.05

EUR: A$ 263.05

GBP: A$ 263.05

Check Availability Book Now $
End Date:
loader
  • Sold Out
  • Available

Need Help?

Customer care available 24/7

1-866-933-7368

Why Book with Tours4fun?

  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • 24/7 Customer Support

Many of our tours and activities are available in several languages:

Guide

Your guide speaks the language.

Audio

A headset or similar audio device in the language is available.

Popular Searches:
USA East
USA West
Florida
Hawaii
Canada
Europe
Oceania
Please select