11: Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe, then to Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) for a morning nature walk, then travel to the shores of Lake Victoria where a Ferry will transfer you to the Ssesse Islands.

Tour Summary

  • You'll go to Uganda

  • You'll visit KIbale Forest, Murchsion falls, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP

  • This tour starts in From Entebbe and ends in Entebbe International Airport

Things to Consider

  • Private Tour

  • Mid Range

  • Can depart anytime

  • Can be customized

Activities and Transport

  • Activities : Gorilla Trekking, chimpanzee Tracking, Boat ride, Game drive

  • Transportation : Private 4WD vehicle and driver

  • Airport (or City) pick up and drop off is included

Accommodation and Meals

Day Accommodation Meal Plan
1

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Lunch and Dinner
2

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
3

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
4

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
5

Aradia Cottages

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
6

Buhoma Rest Camp

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7

Simba Safaris Lodge

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
8

No accomodation for this day

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
9

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
10

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
11

No accomodation for this day

Breakfast and Lunch

Interested in this tour?

Day 1: TO UWEC ENTEBBE AND SSESSE ISLAND

Transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe, then to Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) for a morning nature walk, then travel to the shores of Lake Victoria where a Ferry will transfer you to the Ssesse Islands. Arrive in the early afternoon for an
afternoon walk on the Sandy beaches before dinner and overnight at the Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort. (Meal Plan – BLD).

Accommodation

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2:  BOAT RIDE ON L. VICTORIA

Have breakfast at the hotel then relax at the beach enjoying beach games like swimming, canoeing on the lake, cycling, forest nature walks, return for lunch and then just chill out at the beach in the afternoon.

Accommodation

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: FERRY TO BUKAKATA IN MASAKA

Have a Relaxed breakfast then board a ferry back to the mainland. We will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. This scenic drive will take you to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch before making our final descent to Lake Mburo National Park. This Park contains an extensive area of wetland which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork The park harbors several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes, its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lakeshores.

Accommodation

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 NATURE WALK IN THE SALT LICK

An early start – a wonderful chance to take a game drive which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork Here you will have a chance to view several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, have a guided nature walk. This walk takes you to the Salt Lick Area. A strategically located wooden platform (Observation point) offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. After lunch, take a boat ride where you will spot hippos, crocodiles, and variety of water birds.

Accommodation

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 5 TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, head through the highlands with a scenic drive to Kabale, where we will stop for lunch. The journey offers excellent views of the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo. The road then takes you home to the mountain gorillas Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation

Aradia Cottages

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 6 GORILLA TRACKING

Wake up early morning before 8:00 am for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong either one of two habituated family groups. Experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorilla’s habits and information from the previous day to locate the groups. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them which is perhaps one of the most exciting and memorable wildlife experiences. After the experience, and we slowly make our way back to camp to recount the day’s adventures.

Accommodation

Buhoma Rest Camp

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 7 TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK 

After a morning breakfast depart drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. An afternoon game drives around the crater region of the park should provide sightings of elephants, herds of buffalo, and a variety of birds. Visitors can also visit Lake Katwe where salt is mined and the Kasenyi landing site on the shores of Lake George. Have some time to relax at the Lodge.

Accommodation

Simba Safaris Lodge

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 LAUNCH TRIP ALONG THE KAZINGA CHANNEL

After Breakfast, Have an early morning game drive and spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos, and others. We will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippos huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, 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. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.

Accommodation

No accomodation for this day

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 9 TRANSFER TO L. BUNYONYI

Following breakfast, we will depart to Lake Bunyonyi from Kabale town, with the deepest crater lake (900 m) in the country, at an altitude of 1 840 m doted with several islands. Lake Bunyonyi means place of little birds and is particularly good for water birds. It is a very scenic spot. The lake is also known for its crayfish. The lake is surrounded by hills terraced by farmers of cow-peas, Irish potatoes, and sorghum. This region has been referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.

Accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 10 CANOE RIDE ON L. Bunyonyi

You spend the whole day exploring the beauty of the region around L. Bunyonyi. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake visiting the famous Punishment Island. Have lunch returning in the evening. A night-time dugout canoe will reward the visitor with flashing fireflies, a loud chorus of crickets and frogs, swooping bats, and nocturnal birds.

Accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 11 TRANSFER TO KAMPALA. ENTEBBE AIPORT

Afres breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala and that marks the end of your safaris.

 

Accommodation

No accomodation for this day

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Interested in this tour?

Getting There

  • This tour begins in From Entebbe and ends in Entebbe International Airport

  • Transportation : Private 4WD vehicle and driver

  • Airport (or City) pick up and drop off is included

Interested in this tour?

Included in tour

Excluded from tour

Interested in this tour?

Important to know

The price for this tour is per person and is based on the number of travelers as indicated. For more information, please inquire.

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Transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe, then to Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) for a morning nature walk, then travel to the shores of Lake Victoria where a Ferry will transfer you to the Ssesse Islands.

Tour Summary

  • You'll go to Uganda

  • You'll visit KIbale Forest, Murchsion falls, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP

  • This tour starts in From Entebbe and ends in Entebbe International Airport

Things to Consider

  • Private Tour

  • Mid Range

  • Can depart anytime

  • Can be customized

Activities and Transport

  • Activities : Gorilla Trekking, chimpanzee Tracking, Boat ride, Game drive

  • Transportation : Private 4WD vehicle and driver

  • Airport (or City) pick up and drop off is included

Accommodation and Meals

Day Accommodation Meal Plan
1

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Lunch and Dinner
2

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
3

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
4

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
5

Aradia Cottages

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
6

Buhoma Rest Camp

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
7

Simba Safaris Lodge

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
8

No accomodation for this day

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
9

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
10

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Mid Range accommodation

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
11

No accomodation for this day

Breakfast and Lunch

Interested in this tour?

Day 1: TO UWEC ENTEBBE AND SSESSE ISLAND

Transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe, then to Uganda Wildlife Education center (UWEC) for a morning nature walk, then travel to the shores of Lake Victoria where a Ferry will transfer you to the Ssesse Islands. Arrive in the early afternoon for an
afternoon walk on the Sandy beaches before dinner and overnight at the Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort. (Meal Plan – BLD).

Accommodation

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2:  BOAT RIDE ON L. VICTORIA

Have breakfast at the hotel then relax at the beach enjoying beach games like swimming, canoeing on the lake, cycling, forest nature walks, return for lunch and then just chill out at the beach in the afternoon.

Accommodation

Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: FERRY TO BUKAKATA IN MASAKA

Have a Relaxed breakfast then board a ferry back to the mainland. We will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. This scenic drive will take you to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch before making our final descent to Lake Mburo National Park. This Park contains an extensive area of wetland which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork The park harbors several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes, its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lakeshores.

Accommodation

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 NATURE WALK IN THE SALT LICK

An early start – a wonderful chance to take a game drive which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork Here you will have a chance to view several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, have a guided nature walk. This walk takes you to the Salt Lick Area. A strategically located wooden platform (Observation point) offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. After lunch, take a boat ride where you will spot hippos, crocodiles, and variety of water birds.

Accommodation

Rwonyo Camp (FB)

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 5 TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, head through the highlands with a scenic drive to Kabale, where we will stop for lunch. The journey offers excellent views of the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo. The road then takes you home to the mountain gorillas Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation

Aradia Cottages

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 6 GORILLA TRACKING

Wake up early morning before 8:00 am for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong either one of two habituated family groups. Experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorilla’s habits and information from the previous day to locate the groups. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them which is perhaps one of the most exciting and memorable wildlife experiences. After the experience, and we slowly make our way back to camp to recount the day’s adventures.

Accommodation

Buhoma Rest Camp

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 7 TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK 

After a morning breakfast depart drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. An afternoon game drives around the crater region of the park should provide sightings of elephants, herds of buffalo, and a variety of birds. Visitors can also visit Lake Katwe where salt is mined and the Kasenyi landing site on the shores of Lake George. Have some time to relax at the Lodge.

Accommodation

Simba Safaris Lodge

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 LAUNCH TRIP ALONG THE KAZINGA CHANNEL

After Breakfast, Have an early morning game drive and spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos, and others. We will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippos huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, 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. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.

Accommodation

No accomodation for this day

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 9 TRANSFER TO L. BUNYONYI

Following breakfast, we will depart to Lake Bunyonyi from Kabale town, with the deepest crater lake (900 m) in the country, at an altitude of 1 840 m doted with several islands. Lake Bunyonyi means place of little birds and is particularly good for water birds. It is a very scenic spot. The lake is also known for its crayfish. The lake is surrounded by hills terraced by farmers of cow-peas, Irish potatoes, and sorghum. This region has been referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.

Accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 10 CANOE RIDE ON L. Bunyonyi

You spend the whole day exploring the beauty of the region around L. Bunyonyi. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake visiting the famous Punishment Island. Have lunch returning in the evening. A night-time dugout canoe will reward the visitor with flashing fireflies, a loud chorus of crickets and frogs, swooping bats, and nocturnal birds.

Accommodation

Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Mid Range accommodation

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

DAY 11 TRANSFER TO KAMPALA. ENTEBBE AIPORT

Afres breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala and that marks the end of your safaris.

 

Accommodation

No accomodation for this day

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Interested in this tour?

Getting There

  • This tour begins in From Entebbe and ends in Entebbe International Airport

  • Transportation : Private 4WD vehicle and driver

  • Airport (or City) pick up and drop off is included

Interested in this tour?

Included in tour

Excluded from tour

Interested in this tour?

Important to know

The price for this tour is per person and is based on the number of travelers as indicated. For more information, please inquire.

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