Gorilla Classic plus Source of Nile Tour 10 days

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

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

Destination Guide
Jinja

It is located at 80km east of Kampala, known as a town of Source of the Nile. There are many option of activites. Activities: Boat trip to the Source of Nile, Itanda Falls, rafting, kayaking, horseback ride, ATV quad-biking, sports fishing, bungee jumping.

Sipi Falls

Beautiful falls that are 100 meters high. This water originates from Mountain Elgon and flows into River Nile via Lake Kyoga. There are vast plains opposite the falls. Activity: Hiking, rock climbing, coffee plantation tour

Kibale National Park

One of the largest forests in Uganda, with 60 species of mammals and 335 species of birds recorded. It is a home to more than 1,000 individuals of chimpanzees and 12 species of primates. 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. Savannah in north and south is home to large mammals like lions and elephants, Kazinga Channel for birds, crocodiles and hippos, Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzees.

Geographic features: Savannah, 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
Movement
Entebbe
2hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Nil
  • L Nil
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
2
AM
Visit Source of Nile in Jinja
PM
Visit the Source of Nile and Itanda Falls

Take a boat ride to the zero point of Nile River, the longest river in the world. Itanda Falls is one of the biggest rapids in this area, the volume of water is overwhelming.

Movement
Kampala
2hr drive
Jinja
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Jinja
Nile Resort Hotel
FB
Day
3
AM
Transfer to Sipi Falls
PM
Hiking to the bottom of falls

Hike the three falls of Sipi Falls or only the third fall which is 100m high. The hiking course is steep and slippery. It takes 1-4 hours.

Movement
Jinja
4hr drive
Sipi Falls
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Sipi Falls
Sipi River Lodge
FB
Day
4
AM
Free
PM
Transfer to Kampala
Movement
Sipi Falls
6hr drive
Kampala
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kampala
Cassia Lodge
HB
Day
5
AM
Transfer to Kibale National Park
PM
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 2pm and takes 3-4 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the forest and observation of chimpanzees.

Movement
Kampala
7hr drive
Kibale NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Rest
  • D Hotel
Overnight Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest Camp
HB
Day
6
AM
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
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 hippoes and buffaloes. It is operated from 2pm and 4pm whereas additional expeditions are done at 11am and 1 pm local time basing on the tourists’ preference and takes about 2 hours.

Movement
Kibale NP
3hr drive
QENP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Hotel
  • D Hotel
Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park
Mweya Safari Lodge
FB
Day
7
AM
Game drive at Mweya / Morning

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

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
Gorilla 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 the largest ape in the world. It starts at 8am and takes 2-10 hours depending on their movement of the day. Enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and observation of the mountain gorillas.
Movement
Bwindi NP
Meal
  • B Hotel
  • L Box
  • D Hotel
Overnight Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Engagi Lodge
HB
Day
9
AM
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

Advise your driver where you want to go.

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 Rest
  • D Nil
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