15 Days Uganda Birding, chimp & Gorilla Trekking

15 Days Uganda Birding, chimp & Gorilla Trekking tour

The 15 Days Uganda Birding, chimp & Gorilla Trekking tour transfers you to Mabamba wetland for the Shoebill, Lake Mburo national park for an evening birding and game watching, Bwindi Impenetrable national park for gorilla tracking, Semuliki national park, Kibale national park for chimpanzee tracking, Murchison Falls national park and Budongo Forest for bird watching experience.

Itinerary for the 15 Days Uganda Birding, chimp & Gorilla Trekking tour

Day 1: Early morning transfer to Mabamba for the shoebill and other water birds. Drive to stop at the Equator for lunch and proceed to L Mburo N.P. Evening birding around the camp, dinner, and overnight at Rwakobo Camp.

Day 2: Early morning boat pm drive to Ruhizha overnight at Terven cottages. It is located at the edge of the park(the northern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable N.P)

Day 3: Whole day birding in bwindi swamp. You will go very early morning with packed lunch, dinner, and overnight as above.

Day 4: Drive to buhoma birding via the ‘neck’. The distance is short but with many birding stops. You will go with a packed lunch from the hotel. Evening birding around the camp. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Camp or Bwindi view.

Day 5: Whole day birding starts at the gate of the camp. You will go with packed lunch to avoid walking back. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 6: Early morning walk to the UWA offices which are close to the camp to be briefed by the park guides before proceeding for Gorilla trekking. Morning Gorilla trekking afternoon birding, Dinner, and overnight as above.

Day 7: Early morning drive to Semliki via Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese town down to the foothills of Mount Rwenzori to Fort Portal town and proceed to Bundibudgo. This day is a long drive which will take close to 9 hours with a few stops. Some places, you will drive on rough roads others are good tarmac. Dinner and overnight at vanilla lodge.

Day 8: Whole day birding Semliki(kirumia trail)with packed lunch. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 9: Whole day the new trail, transfer to Kibale N.P in the evening. The distance is 2 to 3 hrs drive from Semliki N.P to Kibale N.P. Dinner and overnight at Chimp Guest House. It is located at the entrance of the park.

Day 10: Early morning birding, afternoon Chimp trekking. Dinner and overnight as above.

Day 11: This is another day of a long drive to Masindi. There are many stops for a bird or two. Dinner and overnight at Court view.

Day 12: Early morning drive to bird kanio pabidi. Evening transfer to Murchison and overnight at River Lodge.

Day 13: Early morning game drive, afternoon boat trip. Overnight as above.

Day 14: Early morning drive to Budongo forest for birding(royale mile), afternoon transfer to Entebbe. It is about 5 to 6 hrs drive, so you will do a half day birding. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Entebbe.

Day 15: Early morning return flight back home.

Tour costs include the following

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking permits
  • Park fees (non-residents)
  • All activities that are shown in the itinerary
  • Professional driver/ tour guide
  • All transfers (airport pick up and drops)
  • All Taxes
  • All transportation
  • Meals (as specified in a day by day section)
  • Drinking water all days

Tour costs Excludes

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and after the trip
  • Tips
  • Government imposed increased of taxes and park fees
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visas etc)
  • Laundry
  • Optional activities (not detailed in the above itinerary)

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