Gorilla Classic Tour 7 Days

Gorilla Classic Tour 7 Days

The 7 day Gorilla Classic tour starts and ends in Kampala Uganda, it involves both gorilla & chimpanzee. It involves viewing wildlife species as well as tracking the chimpanzees.

Combine a visit to Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park in a single itinerary with this affordable 7 days Gorilla classic tour. This is one of the best and most selling Uganda tour packages hence, will reward you the best experience of a safari in Uganda.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2: Day tour at Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Morning game drive and a boat cruise

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi National Park for a Gorilla tour

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Day 7: Departure

Day 1
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Have an early breakfast and then head to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary 180 km from Kampala. This sanctuary was started in 2005 as a project by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Rhino Fund project as an initiative to build a sustainable rhinoceros population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat in Uganda’s protected areas. Here you will have a wonderful experience tracking the southern white rhinos. You will have Lunch in Masindi town and after that proceed to Murchison Falls National Park arriving late afternoon.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2
Day tour at Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will head for a game drive on the northern sector of the park. Watch out for the Albert endemic birds and Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, elephants and if you’re lucky lions and leopards. You will have lunch then take wonderful boat cruise to the bottom part of the Murchison Falls where you will see how the Nile marvelously squeezes its way through a 7 meter wide gorge. You will get out of the boat and conduct a guided nature walk to the top of the falls where you will find your driver waiting to transfer you back to the Lodge.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, you might opt for a nature walk in Kibale forest or decide to drive directly to Queen Elizabeth National park. The drive takes 3 hours and you will pass through fort portal and arrive at the park in the lunch hours, On your arrival, check at the lodge and enjoy your lunch as you prepare to enjoy a game drive with in the park, you will view many animal species including the birds, elephants, lions, buffalos, kobs, antelopes and many more.

Queen Elizabeth is mainly famous for the many wildlife species and the kazinga channel which connects Lake George and Lake Edward. The park covers an area of 767 sq. miles and it’s a home to many bird species as well as crater lakes. After the game drive, return to your lodge for an overnight and dinner.

Day 4
Morning game drive and a boat cruise

We shall wake so early in the morning, proceed to the park to engage in an early morning game drive to view the early morning risers in kasenyi track, get chance to view many animals including; lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes, kobs, antelopes, etc. these animals can be view at a closer range. Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch as you prepare to enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, were your eyes will be fed with variety of water animals and birds. The wildlife species include; the crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, pink backed pelicans, saddle billed stork, the malachite kingfishers. After, return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Transfer to Bwindi National Park for a Gorilla tour

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to towards the south of the park through the great shinning Savannah vegetation and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector which is famous for the tree climbing lions. On your arrival at the park, check in at the lodge, enjoy lunch and after proceed for a late evening game drive within the park, get chance to view many animal species including; the antelopes, kobs, water buck, warthogs, elephants and many birds.

Day 6
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

Have an early morning breakfast, and after proceed to the park headquarters to have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi. The rangers will then accompany you to the rainforest to start your search for the gentle giants. This walk can sometimes be tough and it needs someone so strong. Trekkers are always advised to carry their rain coats and boots because the weather there is always unpredictable. There are also some potters who always help with the carrying of the luggage on behalf of the visitors but at a small cost. On sighting the gorillas, the rangers will guide you on handle them, especially by giving them a 6 meter distance as you enjoy them play around. It’s always not easy to predict how long gorilla tracking will take and this also depends on the location of some families since some of them are far from the park headquarters. However, it always takes 2 to 8 hours to come into contact with them and the rangers will always be there to guide you. Trackers are also advisable to be physically fit before going for tracking. After your trek, return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon, you may opt to visit the Batwa community to enjoy some cultural performances before retiring at your lodge.

Day 7
Departure

Breakfast in the morning and after start your journey back to Kampala, you will have a stopover at the equator for some photos and lunch at Igongo cultural center. You might also opt to visit the museum here and after proceed to Kampala reaching late afternoon.

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