Best Gorilla Tour
Best Uganda gorilla tour is a Gorilla trekking trip to Uganda. The best Uganda gorilla tour takes you to network of Uganda National parks. These parks sprawl across both sides of the Equator. Best Uganda gorilla tour visits Murchison Falls and Kibale Forest. You will also go to Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo National parks. There is a Best Uganda gorilla tour break in Lake Bunyonyi.
Attractions on the Best Uganda gorilla tour include trekking mountain gorilla trekking. This Best Uganda gorilla tour also has chimpanzee treks. There are game drives, boat cruise and birding, and scenery. The Best of Uganda gorilla tour is ideal for those who want to discover Uganda. You will interact with the close cousins of man, the Mountain Gorillas and chimps!!! Find the Best of Uganda gorilla tour itinerary below:
DAY 1: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by our Uganda Safari rep. You will be warmly welcomed into the country. A brief on the 14 days Best Uganda gorilla tour will follow. Enjoy a transfer to Kampala. Here you will be dropped off at Hotel Africana for overnight ob bed and breakfast.
Day 2: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Your Best Uganda gorilla tour takes a drive northwest early morning. This is through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town. You will be heading to Murchison Falls National Park. Your arrival at the Murchison falls safari lodge will be in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the top of the Falls. From here you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing through a 7-metre canyon dropping 40 meters down. This is with a thunderous roar, creating a beautiful rainbow. Look at ‘The Murchison Falls’ and enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 3: MURCHISON FALLS
Early breakfast will start your Best Uganda gorilla tour day. Embark on a game drive to the northern bank. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe and hartebeest. Other animals include waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck and hyena. On a lucky day you may spot the leopard. You will return back to the lodge for lunch. Later embark on a boat cruise upstream t on the calm Victoria Nile. This will be to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. Marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. You will see of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls on your Uganda Safari holiday, return to Paraa Lodge. Dinner and overnight will be at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 4: MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE FOREST NP
Start your day very early with breakfast. It will be all day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside. You will see traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Your Best Uganda gorilla tour drive takes approximately 8 hours. You will arrive for dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.
Day 5: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
This day of Best Uganda gorilla tour starts with breakfast. This is to be followed by transfer to Kibale Forest National Park HQ. The Forest is reputed to have the greatest variety of primates. It also has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest. You will be searching for wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys. Return to your lodge for lunch and a short rest. In the afternoon explores the Crater Lake region, which has many crater lakes. Later, sit back and relax as you let a traditional dancing group entertain you’re your dinner and overnight will be at Primate Lodge.
Day 6: SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK
Best Uganda gorilla tour has an early departure after breakfast. You will be going to the hot springs. You will also crown the day on Best Uganda gorilla tour in the pygmy villages. These are located near the Ituri Rainforest. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. You will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “real Africa”. Return for dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.
Day 7: KIBALE FOREST - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Start your Best Uganda gorilla tour day with an early breakfast. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range. As you go through the game park, you might spot some animals. Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. The boat cruise passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. You will have dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
A day spent in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will sample the diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest and rivers. There are also swamps, lakes and volcanic craters. These are home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning Game drive in the park. Here you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop. This provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog. Other animals include Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. These are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of African wildlife. Return back for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
Start your Best Uganda gorilla tour day with an early breakfast. You will then depart Kigezi Highlands. The area is nicknamed ‘Switzerland of Africa’ due to the terraced hillside and winding roads. You will go to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector. This area is known for the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at will be at Engangi Lodge.
DAY 10: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Start your day with an early morning breakfast. This will be followed by entry into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The forest offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense. It is crisscrossed by numerous animals’ trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered Mt. Gorilla and the rare golden monkey. There are also buffalo, forest elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck and leopard. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary. This is determined by the movements of the marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare moving. When on Best of Uganda gorilla tour, it is awesome and an exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch them. Those on Best of Uganda gorilla tour that are not trekking will have community. Dinner and overnight will be at Engangi Lodge.
Day 11: BWINDI – LAKE BUNYONYI
As an option, you can have a guided nature walk in Bwindi. You may choose from one of the 5 trails or the New Village trail. After a rigorous day at Bwindi, most clients will welcome some relaxing moments. This will be on the shores of the peaceful lake Bunyonyi. The options while Best Uganda gorilla tour here are birding, cycling, swimming or canoeing. Your meals and overnight will be at L. Bunyonyi Resort.
Day 12: LAKE BUNYONYI – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning your Best Uganda gorilla tour embarks on a 3 hours drive. This will take you to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have an evening game drive or a walk. This is done under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage klipspringers and topis. It is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankole cattle. Return to your safari lodge for lunch and rest. This should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to the crocs and hippos. Your overnight will be at Rwonyo Safari Camp.
Day 13: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA
After breakfast, your Best Uganda gorilla tour takes a leisurely drive. You will be heading back to Kampala. This will be punctuated with a stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will watch the ceremonial drums being crafted. They make use of methods passed down through the generations. Your overnight will be at Metropole Hotel on bed and breakfast.
Day 14: DEPARTURE
Depending on the departure time, go for a city tour. You may also visit the craft markets before climaxing your Best Uganda gorilla tour. This will be with a transfer to Entebbe airport to catch your flight back home.