Grassrootz - 12 days pearl of Africa Adventure

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Day 1

    

Entebbe

Day notes

On arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked by one of our guides who will check you in the guest house in Entebbe for dinner and overnight stay.

Guided Transfer from Entebbe International Airport [EBB] to The Guinea Fowl

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

Drop off

The Guinea Fowl

Check-in to The Guinea Fowl

Day 2

    

Murchison Falls National Park

Day notes

After breakfast at the guest house you will be picked and driven to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Lunch will be en route.

Check-out from The Guinea Fowl

Transfer from The Guinea Fowl to Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

The Guinea Fowl

Drop off

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

Morning
Planned

Guided Transfer from Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch to Murchison River Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

Drop off

Murchison River Lodge

Check-in to Murchison River Lodge

Day 3

    

Murchison Falls National Park

Day notes

You will begin your day with an early morning Game drive, then do a boat safari and hike to the top of the falls in the afternoon.

Day 4

    

Kibale Forest National Park

Day notes

After breakfast you will drive to Kibale Forest National park. 

Check-out from Murchison River Lodge

Guided Transfer from Murchison River Lodge to Isunga Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Murchison River Lodge

Drop off

Isunga Lodge

Check-in to Isunga Lodge

Day 5

    

Kibale Forest National Park

Day notes

In the morning after breakfast, you will go for Chimp tracking and later in the day after lunch you will visit Bigodi swamp.

Afternoon
Planned

Day 6

    

Northern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day notes

After breakfast in Kibale Forest national park, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. 

In the afternoon you will do a boatsafari on Kazinga Channel

Check-out from Isunga Lodge

Guided Transfer from Isunga Lodge to Marafiki Safari Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Isunga Lodge

Drop off

Marafiki Safari Lodge

Check-in to Marafiki Safari Lodge

Afternoon
Planned

Day 7

    

Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day notes

You will do an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth where you are sure to see all the animals you missed with your previous afternoon one. After which you will return to the lodge for late breakfast or brunch and then after you will transfer to Ishasha sector.

Morning
Planned

Check-out from Marafiki Safari Lodge

Guided Transfer from Marafiki Safari Lodge to Enjojo Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Vehicle Type

4 by 4

Pick up

Marafiki Safari Lodge

Drop off

Enjojo Lodge

Check-in to Enjojo Lodge

Day 8

    

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day notes

With an early breakfast or with a packed breakfast, you will do an early morning game drive in the Ishasha sector where you might have a chance of seeing the famous tree climbing lion among other animals. After the game drive, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park with lunch en route.

Morning
Planned

Check-out from Enjojo Lodge

Guided Transfer from Enjojo Lodge to Gorilla Valley Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Enjojo Lodge

Drop off

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Check-in to Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 9

    

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day notes

With a packed breakfast or an early breakfast, you will embark on your Gorilla tracking  safari which is usually a whole day's affair.

Optional: in case you are back early from the tekking you can choose to visit a cultural village.

Expert tips:

When you are with the gorillas:

  1. A 7 meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. The further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.
  2. You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.
  3. Keep your voices down at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
  4. Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. Eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  5. Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the guides example (crouch down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  6. Flash photography is not permitted! When taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
  7. Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.
  8. The maximum time you can spend with the gorillas is one hour. However, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  9. After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.

General health rules:

Remember that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. The following rules are ways to minimize the risk your visit might poses to them:

  1. Respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. This minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
  2. If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind. An alternate visit will be arranged for you, or you will be refunded your money.
  3. If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when you are near the gorillas, please turn your head away and cover your nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  4. Always stay 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. This is to protect them from catching human diseases.
  5. Do not leave any rubbish (eg. food wrappers) in the park; foreign items can harbor diseases or other contaminants.
  6. If you need to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga. Make sure the hole is 30 cm deep and fill it in when you are finished.

What to bring on your Gorilla Safari:

  1. Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  2. Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water.
  3. Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.

Day 10

    

Lake Mburo National Park

Day notes

After breakfast in Bwindi, you will drive via Lake Bunyonyi to lake Mburo National park with a lunch stop over in Mbarara. On arrival at the park, you will do an afternoon game drive before checking in your lodge .

Optional activity: evening game drive [ 07.00 pm to 21.30 pm] 

Check-out from Gorilla Valley Lodge

Guided Transfer from Gorilla Valley Lodge to Rwakobo Rock

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Drop off

Rwakobo Rock

Check-in to Rwakobo Rock

Evening
Planned

Day 11

    

Lake Mburo National Park

Day 12

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

Prepare for your flight back home.

Check-out from Rwakobo Rock

Transfer from Rwakobo Rock to Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Rwakobo Rock

Drop off

Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

Planned

Flight back home.

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