11 Day Africa Jungle Tour

11 Day African Jungle Tour

On this 11 Day African Jungle Tour, discover our closest relatives in their natural habitat with Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest. Immerse yourself in local culture with a Bigodi Village Walk or explore the diverse birdlife at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Experience the tranquil beauty of Mahoma Falls on a Guided Nature Walk. Marvel at Uganda’s stunning crater lakes and witness the geothermal marvels of Sempaya Hot Springs.

Encounter the rare sight of tree-climbing lions in Ishasha Sector and unwind with a picturesque sundowner. Journey into Bwindi Forest for an intimate Gorilla Trekking experience. Explore wildlife up close on a Bush Walk in Lake Mburo and enjoy sustainable comfort in hand-picked midrange eco-lodges. This all-inclusive 11 Day African Jungle Tour ensures a seamless adventure with accommodation, meals, transfers, and entry fees covered.

Highlights of the 11 Day African Jungle Tour

  • Chimp Trekking in Kibale Forest: Encounter our closest relatives in their natural habitat.
  • Bigodi Village Walk or Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary: Enjoy birdwatching and immerse yourself in local culture.
  • Guided Nature Walk to Mahoma Falls: Experience the beauty and serenity of Mahoma Falls on a guided trek.
  • Crater Lakes Region: Explore the stunning landscapes of Uganda’s crater lakes.
  • Sempaya Hot Springs: Witness the natural marvel of Sempaya’s geothermal activity.
  • Ishasha Sector Tree Climbing Lions: Marvel at the unique sight of lions lounging in trees.
  • Kameme Village Interaction – Local Millet Brew.
  • Ishasha Sector Sundowner: Enjoy a picturesque sunset in the Ishasha Sector.
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest: Embark on an unforgettable journey to see gorillas up close.
  • Bush Walk in Lake Mburo: Discover wildlife and nature on a guided bush walk.
  • Hand-picked Midrange Eco-lodges: Stay in carefully selected eco-lodges for a comfortable and sustainable experience.
  • All-inclusive East African Safari: Enjoy a hassle-free adventure with accommodation, meals, transfers, and entry fees all included.

Join us on this extraordinary 11 Day African Jungle Tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Itinerary of the 11 Day African Jungle Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe 

Upon arrival at the Entebbe Airport, you will be met by your driver guide and transferred to your place of overnight stay at the start of your 11 Day African Jungle Tour.  Accommodation at Papyrus Guest House.

Day 2: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park

Embark on an unforgettable African Jungle Tour, beginning with your expert guide leading the way to Fort Portal. Explore the renowned Kibale Forest, home to an astonishing array of 13 primate species.

Keep your eyes peeled for the playful baboons and striking black-and-white colobus monkeys dotting the route. Unwind in comfort at Turaco Treetops, where exceptional accommodation and delectable meals await.

10 Day Primate and Wildlife Safari

Day 3: Chimp Trekking & Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary / Community Visit 

On this African Jungle Tour day, the forest opens its doors for sensational chimp tracking. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, and black-and-white.

After lunch, we transfer to Bigodi Village for a guided community walk. Accompanied by a guide who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle of the inhabitants. Visit a Catholic Church, and traditional homesteads, learn about the crops, and listen to the storytelling of a Mzee (elderly man).  

Alternatively – Have a guided bird-watching expedition in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. 

The sanctuary is home to about 200 species of birds including the crested crane and elusive Great Blue Turaco.  Look out for 8 primate species in the sanctuary which include baboons, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys. 

Both activities are an initiative of the inhabitants of Bigodi Village and the revenues are shared by the local community. Accommodation and Meals at Turaco Treetops

Day 4: Top of the world hike and Mahoma falls 

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then set off on a captivating 3-hour nature trail winding through traditional homesteads, lush tea, banana, and coffee plantations. Engage with the vibrant local community as they go about their daily routines, offering you a rich immersion into their culture.

At the summit, feast your eyes on breathtaking vistas of crater lakes, Fort portal town, the majestic Rwenzori Mountain, and the verdant Kibale forest.

Following a satisfying lunch, embark on an exhilarating African Jungle Tour hike at Lake Nkuruba. Encounter a plethora of primate and bird species while exploring the lush surroundings and visiting the mesmerizing Mahoma Falls. Be enchanted by the cascading waterfalls, vibrant birdlife, and serene ambiance, offering a refreshing and unforgettable experience.

Accommodation and Meals at Turaco Treetops 

Day 5: Fort portal  – Semliki National Park- Hotsprings

Embark on a thrilling journey today as you venture towards Semliki National Park, just a 2.5-hour drive away. This park is a treasure trove of attractions, boasting renowned hot springs and an abundance of wildlife.

Encounter the majestic Uganda kobs, playful warthogs, graceful waterbucks, and an array of primates, including the lively chimps, elegant L’Hoests, and the striking black and white Colobus monkeys.

Set your sights on a captivating nature walk leading to the famous hot springs, spanning an 8-kilometer trail. The Sempaya Hot Springs await, featuring both the male and female springs nestled amidst lush forests and towering palm trees.

Witness the awe-inspiring power of the female spring, erupting with boiling water shooting several meters into the sky—a spectacle that never fails to amaze. Don’t miss the intriguing demonstration of boiling eggs or bananas amidst this natural wonder.

In contrast, the male spring exudes tranquility, with its gentle flow of hot water creating a serene ambiance, inviting you to unwind and connect with nature’s soothing embrace.

Accommodation and Meals at Turaco Treetops 

Day 6: Fort Portal – Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth Park. 

After breakfast, head out for a 4-5 hrs drive to Ishasha Sector the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and famed for its tree-climbing lions.  Arrive in time for lunch and thereafter have a game safari in search of the lions.

Accommodation and Meals at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. 

Day 7: Tree Climbing Lions, Kameme Village and Ishasha Sundowner 

Early morning bush breakfast along River Ntungwe and then head out to search for the tree-climbing lions once again and a visit to the Kameme Village. Guests can interact with the local community and experience making local brewing from millet and bananas (“bushera”). 

You will visit the local vegetable market of Kameme and learn more about their way of living.  Head back to lunch and later in the evening, you will have a sundowner looking out for the sun setting over the sprawling savannah as you relax with some drinks and snacks—accommodation and Meals at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. 

Day 8: Ishasha – Bwindi Forest – Rushaga Sector. 

After breakfast, set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in time for relaxation and lunch. Spend the evening relaxing in preparation for your gorilla trekking expedition.  Accommodation and Meals at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking 

Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of Bwindi!  Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide.

After a pre-tracking briefing by a ranger guide about the appropriate safety precautions, you will drive to the trailhead to start a thrilling adventure of gorilla trekking. 

Participants can expect to walk long distances in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, however, the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback is worthwhile. The trekking time is unpredictable and may take between 2 to 8 hrs or longer.

You will have a packed lunch from the lodge for this hike. 

Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, playing, and grooming before heading back to the trailhead. Accommodation and Meals at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge.

Day 10: Bwindi Park – Lake Mburo National Park- Nature Walk in the park

Today you proceed to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for lunch. In the evening, you will have a bush walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo National Park is renowned for its rich birdlife and beautiful lakes.

Enjoy a nature walk searching for Zebra, Warthogs, Buffaloes, and Impalas and, if you’re lucky, see the largest of Africa’s Antelope the beautiful Eland.   Accommodation and Meals at Rwakobo Rock

Day 11: Lake Mburo  –  Kampala/ Entebbe Airport

After breakfast, head back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon for refreshment at the hotel, or head to the airport for your onward flight back home at the end of the 11 Day African Jungle Tour.

Included in the 11 Day African Jungle Tour

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land cruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English speaking Driver/guide, Accommodation,  Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), all Park Entrance Fees, *Gorilla Tracking Permits-once,  Game Safaris, Nature walks, All activities mentioned in itinerary except alternatives and Statutory Taxes where applicable.

Excluded in the 11 Day African Jungle Tour

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees of USD 50 per person; Room service, Beverages, Laundry, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel staff, Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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