At African Pearl Safaris, we think big for when it comes to super Wild experiences in Uganda and this 2019, we unfold to you the most interesting and memorable 13 Days Group Gorilla Safari to Uganda that you can take as a group in July to discover and unlock Uganda’s most treasured wild places in only 13 days from 8th – 20th July 2019. All bookings for this group will be closed 2 Months to departure date to enable us plan diligently in securing the relevant chimpanzee and Gorilla permits. Book yourself now for the most amazing wild Uganda Experience as we take you through the most thrilling Wildlife Encounters on Earth. Are you 2 people or more we have your best offer today all starting 8th July as below in well selected facilities.
13 Days Group Gorilla Safari to Uganda
8th July 2019: Arrival Entebbe Airport – Kampala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Cassia Lodge an overnight and dinner. Meal plan Dinner.
9th July 2019: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls. Overnight and dinner at Parra Safari Lodge Meal Plan B-L-D
10th July 2019: Murchison Falls National Park Tour
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”.
En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your quite heavy hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Overnight and dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge Meal Plan B-L-D
Alternative Activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari in Uganda
Our hot air balloon safari gives you an aerial view of Murchison Falls National Park as you spot the many species wild animals. The hot air balloon is made to fly at the tree altitude so as to bring you closer so that you take a good look at the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park.
– View sunrise or sunset from above
– Panorama view of Murchison Falls National Park
– Tree top level flights
– Victoria Nile or Lake Albert view
– Watch full herds of animals
– Watch hidden off-road animals
– Approximately 1 hour hot air balloon ride
– Pick up from set destinations
– Ferry Crossing
– Photos during cold inflation inside the balloon
– Ground Safari before takeoff and after landing
– Receive Participation Certificate
– Bush Breakfast in the wild
The hot air balloon safari costs $380 per person inclusive of the bush breakfast.
11th July 2019: Murchison Falls – Fort Portal
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. A visit o Lake Butiaba and the Butiaba Landing site thereafter proceed to Fort-Portal, this rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals and over night at Kyaninga Lodge. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
12th July 2019: Kibale Forest National Park
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Center where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Meals and over night at Kyaninga Lodge. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
13th July 2019: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
14th July 2019: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha
Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another evening game drive in search of tree climbing lions. Overnight and meals at Savannah Resort Hotel Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
15th July 2019: Ishasha – Bwindi
Early morning guided bush walk for a closer interaction with nature. The mid-morning will be spent on a game drive for the tree climbing lions. Thereafter head to Bwindi, the journey takes about 2 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at Sliver back Lodge Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
16th July 2019: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour
Begin the day with breakfast ready for mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on relaxation and leisure at your camp. Dinner and over night at Silverback Lodge. Meal plan B, L & D
17th July 2019: Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi
After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break is made in Kabale. The afternoon is spent for relaxation and sightseeing around the Lake. Overnight stay at Bunyonyi safaris Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
18th July 2019: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo
After early breakfast, Begin the day with a boat ride a long Lake Bunyonyi before driving Lake Mburo with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past. Continue to Lake Mburo. Overnight and dinner at Mihingo Safari Lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
19th July 2019: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
Morning game drive in the Park which is an is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland , Warthogs ,buffalo and other Savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Thereafter an early afternoon boat ride amidst Hippos is very amazing before returning to Entebbe for overnight stay at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel. Meal plan B, L & D
20th July 2019: Entebbe – Out
Early morning transfer to airport in time for your flight to your next destination End of service
This 13 Days Group Gorilla Safari to Uganda includes:-
- Airport transfers
- Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Igongo cultural village visit
- Boat trips
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
- Park fees
- Kibale Chimpanzee Permits
- Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
- Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
- En route lunches
- Game drives
- AMREF emergency evacuation medical insurance
However, the 13 Days Group Gorilla Safari to Uganda package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.