18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

This 18 days Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to some of the most visited places. These  attractions  makes Uganda a unique tour destination to add on your bucket list. Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable which is home to half of the world’s mountain gorillas, trek through the bamboo forest of Mgahinga in search of the golden monkeys.

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Highlights of the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari.

  •  Rhino tracking
  • Murchison falls
  • Game viewing
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Sempaya hot spring
  • Kazinga channel
  • Tree climbing lions
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Batwa pygmies trail
  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Safari on foot

Detailed safari itinerary for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met by our safari guide from Twende Expeditions who will then  transfer you to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Entebbe for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Protea hotel Entebbe
  • Karibu guest house
  • Central inn Entebbe

meal plan B.B

Day 2: Transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

This morning our driver will brief you about the 18 Days Uganda safari; then drive to  Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola for rhino tracking. After tracking the rhinos, have lunch then take a swamp walk. Expect to see a variety of bird species during the guided nature walk. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.(B.L.D)

Accommodation in Ziwa for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Amuka safari lodge
  • Ziwa rhino sanctuary camp

meal plan B.B

Day 3: Travel to Murchison falls

After breakfast check out of the lodge and travel to Murchison falls. Then hike to the top of the breathtaking Murchison falls to see how the River Nile force itself through a narrow gorge forming a rainbow. Then go for an evening game drive as you head towards your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Murchison for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

meal plan B.L.D

Day 4: Game and Boat cruise

Morning breakfast followed by a morning game drive in search of giraffes, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Lions, Oribis, elephants and hartebeest. Thereafter return to the lodge for hot lunch. Then in the afternoon you will enjoy 2 hours thrilling boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the Murchison falls. This offers a closer view of the mighty waterfall on the River Nile. Expect to see hippos and Nile crocodiles in the water as well as elephants, warthogs and buffaloes along the shores. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Murchison for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

meal plan B.L.D

Day 5: Transfer to Hoima

After breakfast drive to Hoima- the city of oil. Visit some of the historical sites in the Bunyoro kingdom like katasiha fort, Mparo tombs, Hoima Royal palace and also Duhanga cathedral. Then check in your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Hoima for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Hoima cultural lodge
  • Resort hotel Hoima
  • Hoima Kolping hotel

meal plan B.L.D

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale national park

Have breakfast then check out of your lodge and drive through the lush rolling hills of the Albert escarpment to Fort portal town. Then have short tour in Fort portal town with breathtaking views of the snow capped Mountains of the moon. Thereafter proceed to Kibale forest driving through the tea plantations. Then check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Kibale for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Kyaninga lodge
  • Primate Lodge
  • Chimps nest

meal plan B.L.D

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and swamp walk

Have breakfast, then head to the park headquarters for briefing about chimpanzee tracking.  Thereafter join the rangers as you search for the chimpanzees. After you find them, you will then spend an hour observing and taking photographs. Then return to the lodge and relax.

In the evening you will also enjoy a swamp walk in Bigodi, a place to see different types of monkeys, wetland mammals such as sitatungas, baboons and also bush bucks. In addition Bigodi swamp has over 200 species of birds including the great blue turaco, papyrus gonoleks and flycatchers. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Kibale for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Kyaninga lodge
  • Primate Lodge
  • Chimps nest

meal plan B.L.D

Day 8: Transfer to Semuliki

Breakfast then head out to the famous Sempaya hot spring for an amazing adventure. The hot springs here can boil up to high degrees; therefore with the help of your guide you will boil eggs and bananas in the hot water. Check into your lodge, have early dinner and then go for a night game drive in search of the nocturnal animals. Thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Semuliki for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Semuliki safari lodge
  • Ntoroko game lodge
  • Fort motel

meal plan B.L.D

Day 9: Transfer to Queen

On the 9th day of 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari; you will drive to Queen after breakfast look out for elephants, kobs and also warthogs as you enter the park. Have lunch at the lodge then later go for an evening game drive . Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Queen for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

meal plan B.L.D

Day 10: Game and Boat cruise

After an early breakfast you will then go for a morning game drive; expect to see a variety of animals as they arise. Later return to the lodge relax, have lunch. Thereafter in the evening you will have a rewarding boat cruise on Kazinga channel. While at Kazinga channel you will see hippos, buffaloes, elephants and also a variety of bird species. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation in Queen for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

meal plan B.L.D

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi

In the morning of the 11th day of the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari; have breakfast then drive to Bwindi via Ishasha famous for its tree climbing lions; so as you exit the park to Bwindi forest look out for these lions in the acacia trees. Then drive to Bwindi arrive in the evening check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Bwindi for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Silverback lodge
  • Haven lodge Buhoma
  • Buhoma community bandas

meal plan B.L.D

Day 12: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast you will head to the briefing point for the do’s and don’ts while with gorillas. Then rally behind your ranger for this exciting adventure with the mountain gorillas-gentle giants. Once you have found them, spend an hour observing and taking pictures. Thereafter relax at your lodge the whole evening. Then have Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation in Bwindi for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Silverback lodge
  • Haven lodge Buhoma
  • Buhoma community bandas

meal plan B.L.D

Day 13: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla national park

After an early break fast you will then transfer to Mgahinga gorilla national park for the amazing Batwa pygmies trail. They will showcase how they lived in their lives while still in the forest before they were evicted by government. Batwa were basically hunters and gatherers who depended on the forest for shelter, medicine and food. Also visit the Sacred Garama cave which was the spiritual and cultural site. Then check into your lodge for dinner.

Accommodation in Mgahinga for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Gahinga lodge
  • Amajambere Iwacu camp
  • Traveler’s rest hotel

meal plan B.L.D

Day 14: Golden monkey tracking

Have break fast then drive to Mgahinga headquarter for briefing about the tracking rules. Then rally behind a ranger for this amazing adventure in the bamboo forest. Thereafter hike the volcano in search of the golden monkeys. Also enjoy a magnificent view of the 3 volcanoes of; Gahinga, Sabyinyo and Muhavura. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Mgahinga for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Gahinga lodge
  • Amajambere Iwacu camp
  • Traveler’s rest hotel

meal plan B.L.D

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Breakfast then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, you will then take a canoe ride to some of the islands. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa. You will also spend some time interacting with the locals on the island. Later return to the lodge, relax as you watch array of beautiful birds and the sun set along the shores. Then have dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Birdsnest @ Bunyonyi
  • Bunyonyi overland resort

meal plan B.L.D

Day 16: Transfer to Lake Mburo

Break fast and then check out of your lodge and transfer to Lake Mburo. Take a boat ride on Lake Mburo so as to see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species; along the papyrus swamp. Then enjoy an evening game drive expect to see zebras, giraffes, buffaloes and Topis. Later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation in Lake Mburo for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Mihingo lodge
  • Mburo safari lodge
  • Eagles nest

meal plan B.L.D

Day 17: Safari on foot- Kampala City tour.

In the morning you will either have breakfast; then join a ranger for a safari on foot or you will enjoy 4hours horseback riding with a bush breakfast. Then check out your lodge and drive back to Kampala. So stop at the equator for photographs and the water experiment at the Equator at Kayabwe. Then proceed to Kampala, visit Kabaka’s palace, Rubaga cathedral, Namirembe cathedral and Nakasero market. Then drive to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Accommodation in Kampala for the 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
  • Serena hotel Kampala
  • Cassia lodge
  • Holiday Express hotel

meal plan B.B

Day 18: Departure.

Final day of your 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari. So our driver will pick you from your lodge and drive you to the craft market for a shopping spree. Afterwards  drive to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.

End of 18 Days Uganda Gorilla safari

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