Gorilla Classic plus Murchison Tour 10 days

Tour Outline
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Starting Point
Entebbe Airport
Means of Transport
Private vehicle
Destination
  • Bwindi NP
  • Kibale NP
  • Murchison Falls NP
  • Queen Elizabeth NP

Activities
Boat trip
Chimpanzee tracking
Game drive
Gorilla tracking
Option
  • Baloon safari
  • Domestic flight
  • Hiking
  • Night game drive

Destination Guide
Murchison Falls National Park

The largest national park in Uganda,76 species of mammals and 450 species of birds are recorded. It is known for the Nile River which flows in the middle of the park and Murchison Falls, which are 40m high, also the narrowest point of the river. Savannah in the north bank is a home to large mammals like lions and elephants, Nile River is home to birds, crocodiles and hippos, Budongo Forest is home to the Chimpanzees.

Geographic features: Savannah, forest, lake, river Size: 3,840 km2

Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, chimpanzee tracking, hiking, sport fishing, balloon safari

Kibale National Park

One of the largest forests in Uganda with 60 species of mammals and 335 species of birds which have been recorded. It is a home for more than 1,000 individuals of chimpanzees and 12 species of primates. It is also known as a bird watching site thanks to rare species like shinning-blue kingfisher and green-breasted pitta.

Geographic features: Forest, Size: 795km2

Activity: Chimpanzee tracking, Chimpanzee habituation experience (half or full day), nature walk, night forest walk

Queen Elizabeth National Park

The second largest national park in Uganda with 95 species of mammals and 610 species of birds. Savanna in north and south are home for large mammals like lion and elephant, Kazinga Channel is for birds, crocodile and hippo, Kyambura Gorge is for chimpanzee.

Geographic features: Savanna, forest, lake, river Size: 1,978km2

Activity: Game drive, night game drive, boat trip, chimpanzee tracking, nature walk, balloon safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The smallest but the most popular park in Uganda,120 species of mammals and 350 species of birds are recorded. This forest is one of the habitats of the Mountain Gorilla, also registered as World Heritage Site. 18 groups are habituated and only 4 permits are sold per day for the gorilla habituation.

Geographic features: Forest, Size: 321 Km2

Activity: Gorilla tracking (1 hour), Gorilla habituation experience (4 hrs), nature walk, Batwa forest experience

Tour Itinerary
Day
1
PM
Arrive at Entebbe Airport, transfer to Kampala

Our driver guide will welcome you at Entebbe Airport. Our sales and reservation staff will brief you the itinerary after your arrival at Kampala. It normally takes 1-2 hours to reach Kampala.

Movement
Entebbe
2hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
2
AM
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
PM
Game drive at northern bank

Drive with an open roofed vehicle in vast savanna and look for large mammals like lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes and antelopes. Evening game drive starts at around 4pm, it takes 3-4 hours. Tell your rangers, if you have your favorite mammal before you take off.

Movement
Kampala
6hr drive
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge
FB
Day
3
AM
Game drive at northern bank

This is the last game drive at Paraa. If you missed your favorite mammals the first time, tell them to your ranger guide. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours.

PM
Boat trip to the bottom of falls

Ascend the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the Murchison Falls by boat. Both banks of the river are covered by deep green, also are habitats for reptiles like crocodiles and many species of birds, and resting place for hippo and buffalo. It starts at 2pm and takes about 3 hours. You have an option of getting of the boat at the bottom of falls and hike to the top of falls

Movement
Murchison NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Murchison Falls National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge
FB
Day
4
Whole day
Transfer to Fort Portal
Movement
Murchison NP
10hr drive
Fort Portal
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Fort Portal
Mountain of the Moon Hotel
FB
Day
5
AM
Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale National Park

Walk in a rainforest with rangers and track chimpanzees which are the closest creatures to humans. The tracking starts at 8am or 2pm and takes 3-4 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the forest and observation of chimpanzees.

PM
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Movement
Fort Portal
1hr drive
Kibale NP
3hr drive
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mweya Safari Lodge
FB
Day
6
AM
Game drive at Mweya

Drive with an open roofed vehicle in vast savannah and look for large mammals like lions, elephants, buffaloes and antelopes. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours. Tell your rangers, if you have your favorite mammal before you take off.

PM
Boat trip along Kazinga Channel

Take a boat ride along the channel which connects two lakes. Its banks are habitats for reptiles like crocodiles and many species of birds like kingfisher and pelican, also resting place for hippo and buffalo. It starts at 3pm and takes about 2 hours.

Movement
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mweya Safari Lodge
HB
Day
7
AM
Game drive at Mweya

This is last game drive at Mweya. If you  missed your favorite mammals the  first time, tell them to your ranger guide. Morning game drive starts at 6:30am, it takes 3-4 hours.

PM
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Movement
QENP
6hr drive
Bwindi NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Engagi Lodge
FB
Day
8
Whole day
Gorillla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Tracking gorillas is a highlight of this trip. Walk in a rainforest with rangers and track gorillas which are endangered and the largest ape in the world. It starts at 8am and take 2-10 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the forest and observation of mountain gorilla.
Movement
Bwindi NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Box
  • D Hotel
Overnight Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Engagi Lodge
HB
Day
9
Whole day
Transfer to Kampala
Movement
Bwindi NP
10hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
10
AM
Free
PM
Transfer to Entebbe

Leave Kampala for Entebbe Airport 4 hours before the departure time of your flight.

Movement
Kampala
2hr drive
Entebbe
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Nil
  • D Nil
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