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10 Days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour: Long Safari to Buhoma

Overview of the 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour

The 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour is an incredible Uganda safari package combining primate encounter and wildlife viewing. This package takes 9 nights, 10 days and includes interesting experiences/activities especially Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), White water rafting at the source of the Nile in Jinja, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park (KFNP). It also covers game drives/game viewing in Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.

10 Days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour

Buhoma Gorilla trekking sector is the Northern region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is one of the 4 regions Bwindi is popular for where treks to see a family of mountain gorillas usually begin from and the rest include Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Buhoma is in South-western Uganda, Bwindi, a home to 20 habituated gorilla group families, 459 mountain gorillas, 360 bird species all ranging within the park’s 331sq.kms. Your 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala.

Detailed itinerary of the 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Kampala-Jinja in the East, white water rafting
Day 1 of of your 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour starts with a hot and tasty cup of coffee/tea and after, meet your driver guide for briefing. Leave Kampala after getting insight about your Buhoma Gorilla and Wildlife Tour, drive to Jinja about 1-2 hours.

The 1-2 hours journey to the Source of the River Nile takes you along Kampala-Jinja highway and en-route stopover be made at Sezibwa Falls. Proceed to be briefed before taking part in 2-3 hours’ White water rafting experience on the Source of the Nile. Later in the afternoon, drive to have overnight in Kampala.

Accommodations
Hotel Sojovalo/Hotel Ruch Kampala-(Budget)
Protea Hotel/Arcadia Suites/Grand Imperial Hotel-(Mid-range)
Kampala Serena Hotel/Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala-(Luxury)

Day 2: Kampala city-Kibale Forest National Park (KFNP)
After early morning cup of tea/coffee, you will have 5-6 hours’ drive to Kibale Forest National Park (KFNP) your next Uganda safari destination. The 5-6 hours trip from Kampala takes you along Mityana-Mubende to Fort Portal city route. Drop off at the booked accommodation in Kibale to have a relaxed evening & night stay in budget, mid-range or luxury lodge.

Accommodations
Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Basic)
Kibale Forest Lodge/Primate Lodge-(Moderate)
Ndali Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge/Primate Lodge-(Luxury)

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi wetland visit-Kabarole district
Day 3 of 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour, have breakfast and after, gather for briefing at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre. Leave the briefing point at 8:00am for actual chimpanzee trekking adventure with professional park guide in Kibale Forest, taking for 2-4 hours including 1 hour of face to face encounter with chimps.

Kibale sits on 795sq.kms of an area and protects 13 primates. Other than 1500 chimpanzees, the park also shelters other species of wildlife, most of these can be seen including baboons, birds, red tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys, butterflies, flora etc. Trek back from Kibale Forest to the lodge for lunch and later, have an afternoon Bigodi swamp visit to look for a lot more primates, birds, plants etc.

Accommodations
Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Basic)
Kibale Forest Lodge/Primate Lodge-(Moderate)
Ndali Lodge/Papaya Lake Lodge/Primate Lodge-(Luxury)

Day 4: Community walk & connect to Queen Elizabeth N/P
Breakfast early morning and after, go experience the best of Fort Portal city, visit Amabeere G’Nyinamwiru caves. You will also visit The Tooro Kings Palace, enjoy stories told by the locals then get back to have lunch. After, get on a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park, about 3 hours’ drive and have en-route game drive before you check into the lodge.

Accommodations
Mweya Hostels/Sleep in the tents at Bush Lodge (Basic)
Bush Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge-(Moderate)
Mweya Safari Lodge or check into Katara Lodge (Luxury)

Day 5: Kasenyi Guided game drive & launch cruise, QENP

A hot cup of tea/coffee and your day 5 of your 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour takes you through the best of guided game drive on Kasenyi plains. This guided game tour will take 2-3 hours and possible animal sightings range from buffaloes, birds, leopards, bush elephants, antelopes, lions, warthogs and others.

Drive back to your booked accommodation for leisurely lunch in Queen Elizabeth and later, you a boat cruise lasting for 2-3 hours. The possible sightings on Kazinga boat cruise range from hippos, crocodiles to birds.

Accommodations
Mweya Hostels/Sleep in the tents at Bush Lodge (Basic)
Bush Lodge/Ihamba Safari Lodge-(Moderate)
Mweya Safari Lodge or check into Katara Lodge (Luxury)

Day 6: Ishasha Guided game drive & transfer to Bwindi
Breakfast early and after, your Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour covers guided game drive in Ishasha area in the southern Queen Elizabeth. The interesting animal sightings here are the tree climbing lions and other mammals, after, head to Bwindi for overnight stay in the booked lodge.

Accommodations
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas-(Basic)
Buhoma Haven Lodge, Engagi Lodge (Moderate/Mid-range)
Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7: Bwindi Forest Gorilla Trekking & Batwa visit
After breakfast, meet Uganda Wildlife Authority official for briefing on gorilla rules and regulation at Buhoma region. At 8:00am, you and the park will leave for actual trek to see anyone of 4 Buhoma regions; Katwe, Mubare, Habinyaja and Rushegura families. The actual adventure to see Buhoma gorilla families can take 2-6 hours and you will later enjoy 1 hour with mountain gorillas. Get back to enjoy leisurely lunch in your booked Bwindi accommodation before paying a visit to Batwa community.

Accommodations
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas-(Basic)
Buhoma Haven Lodge, Engagi Lodge (Moderate/Mid-range)
Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe/boat ride
Have breakfast in Bwindi’s accommodation and after, leave for Lake Bunyonyi, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi, an incredible lake with 29 islands. Visit any of the islands and get back to have lunch. Have long day of leisurely chilling at the shores, swim at the lake etc.

Accommodations
Bushara Island Camp (Basic)
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
Birdnest @ Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Luxury)

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi-Lake Mburo N/P in Kiruhura, afternoon boat cruise
Enjoy your breakfast early and after, leave Lake Bunyonyi for Kiruhuru where Lake Mburo N/Park is located. Arrive early, enjoy a leisurely lunch and later, go enjoy Lake Mburo boat cruise experience for 2-3 hours with exceptional sightings on hippos, crocodiles, and birds.

Accommodations
Rwonyo Campsite-(Perfect Basic lodge)
Arcadia Cottages-(Moderate)
Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Luxury Tented Camp-(Luxury)

Day 10: Driver guided game drive & exit Lake Mburo for Kampala
Following breakfast, leave for an early morning game drive-2 to 3 hours along Lake Mburo savanna plains. Animal sightings to expect include lions, elands, giraffes, birds, zebras etc and you proceed to Kampala/Entebbe but make a stopover at Equator.

End of the 10 days Buhoma Gorillas & Wildlife Tour.

Safari inclusions

Valid Chimpanzee & Gorilla permits
Park entrance charges
Game drive-with guide
Boat cruise
Travel on road for 10 days & an English-speaking guide
Bigodi swamp visit
Bottled water
Cultural trip in Batwa community
All activities mentioned on your 10 days Buhoma

Safari exclusions

Flight fares
Visas
Beverages
Tips
All costs on insurance
Shopping
Laundry
Kampala/Entebbe hotel fees after 10 days Buhoma

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