African Adventure Safari
The Big Game And Gorilla Safari

TRIP DURATION

15 Days

journey type

Land Journey

time of the year

Jan-Feb, Apr - Oct, Dec

where you'll visit

Tour Overview

This Incredible Country is purely for Wildlife lovers, Do You love Primates? Uganda is the ultimate destination and The Big Game And Gorilla Safari will take you to a specific adventure takes you to the primates’ capital, Kibale National park, where you will learn more about chimpanzees and still go to the south of Uganda to find a Home to the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest National park. You will spend your Nights at the Luxurious Apoka Safari Lodge in Kidepo Valley National park in Uganda one of Africa’s remote wildlands and Nile Safari Lodge where you will wake up by the Nile flowing just next to your doorstep.

See what your Journey Includes

Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

EXPERIENCES OF A LIFETIME

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Our safaris are exhilarating adventures that take you into the heart of the continent's wild landscapes, allowing you to witness diverse wildlife, stunning scenery, and vibrant cultures.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 : Arrival at Entebbe

Tukwaniriza!! Welcome to the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.
You will arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be welcomed by your GoExplore Safaris representative and later we transfer you to your hotel to rest as you prepare for your magical safari experiences in the wild.

Lodge/Hotel: No.5 Boutique Hotel
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 : Ziwa Rhino Conservancy | Rhino Tracking Encounter

After an early morning breakfast, you will start your tour by driving to the Northwestern part of Uganda. As you proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is home to the Southern White Rhinos that were re-introduced to Uganda after extinction. The Sanctuary now has approximately 35 Rhinos which you will get an opportunity to see in their natural habitats. An experienced ranger guide will guide you on foot to where the Rhinos are on the day of your visit. The duration of the activity depends on the location of the Rhinos.

Lodge/Hotel: Amuka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 3 : Kidepo Valley National Park | The True Africa Wilderness

Drive to Kidepo National Park, one of the remote national parks in Uganda but it is undoubtedly the finest wildlife area in Uganda not be missed out while on an adventure. It is the best place for most of Uganda’s Wildlife and is home to some wildlife species that cannot be found in any other national park in Uganda. You will enjoy remarkable views of the Savannah grasslands on your way to the park. Once you have settled in, you will go for a game drive.

Lodge/Hotel: Apoka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 4 : Kidepo Valley National Park | Game Drive & Afternoon Walking Safari

Start the day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter head out for an exciting game drive in the rolling sun-bleached savannah grasslands and acacia-sprinkled bushes. The park is home to 88 mammal species and 28 are only endemic to the Kidepo Valley. Most of the biggest game is resident here. While on a game drive, you will be able to see large herds of Elephants and Buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, maneless zebras, kudus, Oryx, gazelle, giraffes, elands, roan antelopes, striped hyenas, jackals, hyenas, zebras, reedbucks, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Nile crocodiles, duikers, and many others. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Karamajong community. These lived and herdsmen and are indigenous to the Karamoja region. They lived a highly nomadic lifestyle and used to roam around the Karamoja region with their large herds of cattle. Most of them used to raid the neighboring communities of their livestock in order to increase the size of their herds as it was a sign of wealth. But all this has come to an end with sensitization but the Karamajong still hold their customs and beliefs in high esteem. You will learn about their ways of living and participate in their traditional dances.

Lodge/Hotel: Apoka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 5 : Kidepo Valley National Park | Morning Guided Game Drive & Community Tour

A nature walk in Kidepo is one way of enjoying the beautiful views of the flat Savannah grasslands. A nature walk will give you an opportunity to see wildlife within the adjacent valleys. You will be accompanied by an experienced ranger guide. Thereafter return to the lodge and choose to have the rest of the afternoon at leisure while relaxing in the lodge. Later in the evening, you will enjoy a night game drive under the stars.

Lodge/Hotel: Apoka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 6 : Murchison falls National park | Discover The Nile

Start the day with an early morning game drive and thereafter drive to the next highlight of your Ugandan tour – Murchison Falls National Park which is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda. The park derives its name from the famous Murchison falls where the river Nile crushed through a 7-meter gap. You will proceed to the lodge. Once you have settled in and time allows, you will go for a game drive in the park.

Lodge/Hotel: Nile Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 7 : Murchison Falls National Park | Nile Jewel Experience

Today you will head out into the wild for an exciting early morning game drive. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda’s first protected areas that harbors a variety of wild animals for example; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, Waterbucks, Oribis, Bushbucks, Bohor reedbucks, hyenas. Guests who are lucky also get a chance of spotting a leopard. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride 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, and crocodiles, and over this 17km stretch, you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, and crocodiles. This is also a zone of many bird species like the Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, bee-eaters, kingfisher, hornbills, African darter, cormorants, and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and 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. Return to the lodge for an overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Nile Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 8 : Kibale Forest National Park | Home to The Primates

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Kibale Forest National Park through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Rapidly becoming a must-do destination in Uganda, Kibale Forest offers an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest. Large mammals aren’t so easily seen but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds more than makeup for it, and besides, Kibale is most famous for its primates and it is commonly known as the primates’ capital with about 13 species of primates. The commonest being the Chimpanzees. Thereafter, proceed to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Ndali Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 9 : Kibale National Park | Encounter The Chimps & Game Drive

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed by the rangers, and by around 8:00 am the search for the amazing chimpanzees begins. Kibaale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa are exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant-hooting calls, and then heading to the place from which they replied. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socialize with each other. The tracking takes 2-3 hours depending on the location of the Chimpanzees. You will later drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park named after Her Majesty the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II. for an overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 10 : Queen Elizabeth National Park | Medley Of Wonders

Rise up early to go for a morning game drive. It is covered by Savannah vegetation, humid forests, lakes, and fertile wetlands which makes it the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, and Lions. It also has over 600 bird species. You will catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush bucks, water bucks, stripped jackals, comical warthogs, and the elusive leopard. You will visit the Katwe salt lake. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is home to many of the captivating species that inhabit the park and taking a boat ride along it gives tourists a chance to cruise just meters from the enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shores. Later return to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 11 : Queen Elizabeth National Park | Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions Home

After breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha which is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The place is famously known for its very exceptional residents – The tree climbing Lions. These are usually major highlight attractions for most of the guests that visit this park. You will go for a sundowner game drive where you might be able to see the tree climbing Lions lazily relaxing in the huge fig trees. There are plenty of other wildlife species to see like Elephants, buffaloes, and many other antelopes.

Lodge/Hotel: Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 12 : Bwindi Forest National Park | The Wild Jungle

On this day you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is home to over half of the remaining population of the rare mountain Gorillas and offers visitors an excellent Gorilla tracking experience. Once you have settled in, you will visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture based on how they live, dance, and also hear stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. These lived as hunters and gatherers that depended on the forest for food, shelter, and clothing.

Lodge/Hotel: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 13 : Bwindi Forest National Park | Encounter Gorillas In The Wild

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about the do’s and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your gorilla tracking will start immediately after the briefing. It is a memorable and amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around, and also do their day-to-day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since it’s dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also, expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos and watch then play and swing on tree branches. Later return to the lodge and choose to relax in the afternoon or visit ride for a woman community project that was started up to support women earn a living from making crafts.

Lodge/Hotel: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 14 : Lake Mburo National Park | Horse Riding Experience

Start the day with an early morning breakfast and thereafter drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah National parks and is home to a number of wild animals some of which are not found anywhere else in Uganda, especially Impalas. You will also be able to see Oribis, buffalos, waterbucks, and hippos. It also harbors quite a number of bird species totaling up to 350 species. You will have a game drive. The beauty is that you will be able to see some animals even as you enter the park. Once you have settled in, you will either choose to do horseback riding in the park or go for an evening game drive.

Lodge/Hotel: Mihingo Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 15 : Depart Entebbe

Early After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Entebbe. You will stop by the Equator where you will get the opportunity to take some pictures and buy a few souvenirs. Thereafter after proceeding to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Lodge/Hotel: Hotel Number 5 (Day Room)
Meal plan: Half Board

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