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10 Days Gorilla Tours in Uganda & Primates Safaris

Join a 10 Days Uganda gorilla and wildlife safari to Lake Mburo National park, Bwindi forest for gorilla tracking, Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing/boat cruise, Kibale Forest national park for chimpanzee trekking and game viewing in Murchison falls national park. The tour starts and ends in Uganda.

  • Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe Airport
    Day 2: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
    Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    Day 4: Gorilla tracking Adventure
    Day 5: Bwindi Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Day 6: Full day tour activities in Queen Elizabeth Park
    Day 7: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale Forest
    Day 8: Kibale Forest – Murchison falls National Park
    Day 9: Full Day tour activities in Murchison Falls Park
    Day 10: Picnic drive Back to Kampala

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  • Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe Airport
    Meet your safari guide at the air port, transfer to the hotel. If you arrive early you may go for a city tour to check out some of the nice places in Kampala. Places to visit include, the Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs and many more. Dinner and overnight in Holiday Express Hotel, Kampala Forest Cottages, Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

    Day 2: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park
    After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (3 Hours drive) with a stop at the equator for photographs. Expect enroute game viewing with animals such as Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species and birds like African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, and so on. After lunch, take an afternoon Boat trip on lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and variety of bird species including the rare shoebill. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp/Muhingo Lodge or Arcadia Cottages.

    Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: Home to 360 Mountain Gorillas
    Wake up early for morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to the hide outs, return to the lodge for full breakfast and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with enroute game viewing. The journey goes through beautifull views of Kigezi Hills, “the Switzerland of Africa”, have picnic lunch enrote and relax in the evening as we wait for dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort or Buhoma community Bandas.

    Day 4: Gorilla tracking Adventure

    Have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters (with packed lunch and water) for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. Time taken searching for these humble giant apes is unpredictable. However, it ranges between 2-8 hours depending on their movement. The activity goes through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome. However, the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. Time permitting; take a cultural walk in the evening to nearby Batwa communities (Pygmies). Dinner and over night at Gorilla Resort / Buhoma homestead.

    Day 5: Bwindi Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Have breakfast to depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park with lots of game viewing enroute, including tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector .Relax after lunch at Mweya safari Lodge, and later go for an evening game drive to see animals like buffaloes, Lions, herds of Elephants, bush bucks, bush pigs, warthogs, Deffassa waterbucks and many more. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Institute of ecology/Jacana Lodge.

    Day 6: Full day tour activities in Queen Elizabeth Park
    After a cup of tea / coffee, to go for a game drive and catch up with the early risers, and predators trying to get back to their hide outs. Return for full breakfast and lunch at the Lodge, relax as we wait for lunch, later go for afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa, alongside other animals like Buffaloes, and huge crocodiles basking on the shores, as well as 611 birds species.

    Day 7: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale Forest;
    Home to 13 primates species
    Have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Forest National Park through Fort-portal, amidst the great mountains of the moon offering you beautiful sceneries. Lunch at Ndali Lodge and proceed for chimpanzee Tracking. Expect other primates too like the Mangabeys, colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, bush babies baboons and many more. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house.

    Day 8: Kibale Forest – Murchison falls National Park
    Have breakfast and connect to Murchison falls National Park, arrive by afternoon, have lunch and drive direct to the top of the falls where the park derives its name. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge of 7 meters wide to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of white water- incredible scenery! Transfer to Paraa Lodge / Red Chilli Camp / Sambiya safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 9: Full Day tour activities in Murchison Falls Park
    Take a cup of tea/coffee and go for a game drive before dawn to catch up with predators and early risers. Expect animals such as jackals, Lions, Leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffe, antelope, elephant, Buffaloes, Uganda kob and many more. You will retire from the game drive for late breakfast and lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a Boat ride on the Victoria Nile. The boat trip will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will view animals like the buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of water birds like fish eagles and rare shoebills and many more.

    Day 10: Picnic drive Back to Kampala
    After breakfast, we can take a short game drive and then drive back to Kampala, stop at the Royal drum makers to have a look at the local methods of drum making that have been adopted for generations.

    End of Safari

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  • Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla Permits

    • Nyiragongo hiking fees

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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  • Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us, in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and DR Congo.

    Hotels we use in Kigali
    Our preferred high-end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel, and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category, we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.

    Serena Kigali Hotel

    serena Kigali
    A five-star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar

    Gorillas Golf Hotel

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Hotel gorillas is a Five-star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant, and a swimming pool.

    Mille Collines Hotel

    Mille Collines Hotel
    Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.

     

    The Garr hotel

    The Garr hotel
    Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.

    Five to Five Hotel Kigali

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Beautiful hotel for all types of travelers offering visitors high-quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convenient accommodation in Kigali.

     

    Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
    In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High-end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura

    Gorilla Nest Lodge

    Gorilla Nest lodge
    Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self-contained Bandas and a one family cottage.

     

    La Palme Hotel

    La Palme Hotel
    Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.

    Muhabura Hotel

    Muhabura Hotel
    3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcano NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.

     

    Nyungwe Forest national park
    Nyungwe Forest has a limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award-winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range, we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge
    Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5-star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda. Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge
    Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.

     

    Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
    At Lake Kivu, our high-end choice of the lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu, and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
    Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.

    Paradise Malahide

    Paradise Malahide
    Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location, we think it’s excellent value for money.

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
    Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.

     

    Safari lodges we use in Akagera
    In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for the budget.

    Ruzizi tented camp

    Ruzizi tented camp
    The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.

    Akagera game lodge

    Akagera game lodge
    Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.

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