This 9 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari Uganda will take you to the best places where African Savannah meets the tropical rainforest. Expect to see some of the big five animals like (elephants, Buffaloes, Rhino, Lions and leopard) and forest animals like Gorillas, Chimpanzee, monkeys and many more. This trip will take you to Murchison Falls, Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, where you will experience unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking and then Lake Mburo national park.
Safari Highlights for 9 Days Gorillas & Wildlife Safari Uganda
- Experience the Savannah big five game on the Murchison trail
- Track on foot and meet the Rhinoceros in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Visit the top of Murchison falls in the Murchison falls national park
- Enjoy the Game drive Safari in Savannahs of Murchison falls NP, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo National park.
- Meet the Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest
- Search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of queen Elizabeth national park
- Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
- Enjoy Boat cruise on the Nile river in Murchison falls and on Kazinga channel of Queen Elizabeth national park
- Go Nature walking
- Enjoy Community walk and meet the local people including pygmies.
Day 1 : Arrival & Transfer to your Hotel
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced tour drivers / guide who will transfer you from Entebbe International airport to your lodge in Kampala for overnight stay at SHARATON HOTEL KAMPALA/ CASSIA LODGE/ KARIBU GUEST HOUSE ENTEBBE
Day 2 :Transfer to Murchison falls national park, Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will set off for the big five trail to Murchison falls national park. You will pass via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking which may take 1-2 hours. Experience the first of African big Five family. After Rhino tracking in Ziwa, you will have lunch along the way afterwards continue your journey to Murchison falls national park. You will then proceed to visit the top of the Falls and afterwards continue to check in to your Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at; PARAA SAFARI LODGE/ PAKUBA SAFARI LODGE/ FORT MURCHISON LODGE
Day 3 : Morning Game drive and Afternoon Boat cruise up to the Bottom of the Falls.
A beautiful Uganda Holiday safari in the wild. Stretch your muscles and take a walk around the lodge to enjoy the beauty of Africa. After a quick coffee or full breakfast, we take you for an early morning game drive safari to the northern bank of the Nile river to be able to catch up with early raisers. Look out for animals like lions, Leopards, Elephants, Bushbucks, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Jackals, hartebeests, Warthogs and Birds among others before they return to their hiding places. On return to the lodge, you will have breakfast if you didn’t have it before, relax at the lodge for lunch later in the afternoon you will take an exciting boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls on Victoria Nile. This will reward you with fantastic view of animals like Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, Elephants and giraffes coming to drink and over 20 unique Birds species such as goliath heron, Red throated bee eater, Egyptians goose, Pied King fisher and many more. Return to the lodge afterwards for your dinner and overnight stay at; PARAA SAFARI LODGE/ PAKUBA SAFARI LODGE/ FORT MURCHISON LODGE
Day 4 : Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After your breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to Kibale Forest National park, a home to 13 primate species. You will pass through Fort portal town overlooking the mountains of the moon. The journey goes through beautiful Albertine Rift, county side homesteads, and Banana plantations among others. Reach in the evening and Check in for dinner and overnight stay at PRIMATE LODGE KIBALE/ CRATER SAFARI LODGE/ CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE
Day 5 : Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
A relatively early morning start, after your breakfast, you will proceed to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre to start your Chimpanzee Tracking, which starts with the briefing by the head guide. You will be required to spend one hour with chimpanzees once you find them. You will observe the time-to-time behavior of the Chimpanzees by pant-hooting calls returning in the afternoon. This will give you ample time to take enough photos for the primates, which will apart from the chimps include black and white Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked Mangabeys among others. In the afternoon after lunch you will transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving early evening. You will proceed to check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ ENGANZI LODGE/ BUSH LODGE
Day 6 : Morning Game drive and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise in the Afternoon.
You will wake up for a cup of tea or coffee and afterwards meet your guide who will take you for an early morning game drive safari up to Kasenyi plains in the park. You will look out for lions, spotted hyenas, cape buffaloes, Elephants, leopard, Uganda Kobs warthog, birds among others. In the afternoon, have lunch that will be followed by a tremendous boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you stand chances to see a lot of Hippos, yawning crocodiles, Elephants and Buffalos coming to drink and several water birds like cormorants and Pied kingfisher among the others may also be seen. Dinner and overnight stay; MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ ENGANZI LODGE/ BUSH LODGE
Day 7 : Ishasha Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, the Uganda holiday safari route takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park, via Ishasha sector where you will do a game drive safari in search of tree climbing lions which are usually spotted clinging between branches of old fig trees. Depending on the day’s weather, you may be lucky to find them near or enter deep in search of them. Proceed to Bwindi National Park, arriving in the evening. Check in for Dinner and Overnight at BUHOMA LODGE/ BAKIGA LODGE/ BUHOMA COMMUNITY REST CAMP
Day 8 : Mountain Gorilla trekking adventure and afternoon community walk
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will report at the park office well prepared with packed lunch, drinking water, and dressed in trekking attire for your gorilla trekking experience. Attend the briefing by the ranger guide about the DO’S and DON’TS of gorilla tracking. You will be assigned to the gorilla family of which you will track. You then enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 3-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in their natural habitat. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then on return from tracking, you will go for afternoon nature walk if time allows and you are still strong. Dinner and overnight stay; BUHOMA LODGE/ BAKIGA LODGE/ BUHOMA COMMUNITY REST CAMP
Day 9 : Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe for Departure.
After your morning breakfast, you will set off for a journey back to Kampala, approximately 8- 9 hours drive with lunch break along the way. You will make a stopover at Uganda equator for photography and shopping, afterwards proceed your journey to Kampala or Entebbe Airport to catch up with departure flight if on schedule as you end your Tour.
End of 9 days Gorillas & wildlife safari Uganda
The price of 9 Day Gorillas & wildlife safari Uganda includes;
- Transport in comfortable 4WD Safari vehicle with Fuel
- Airport transfers
- Gorilla trekking permit for each person in Bwindi National Park in Uganda
- Permit for one chimpanzee trek each in Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda
- Park entry fees as per itinerary
- Full time Service of an experienced English-speaking tour driver guide
- Full board accommodation for 8 nights of 9 days
- Meals as per itinerary
- Mineral water all days provided in vehicle
- Community walk
- Boat Cruise.
- Game drive Safaris
The Price of 9 Days gorillas & wildlife Safari Uganda excludes;
- Tourist visas for Uganda
- Personal travel/medical insurance
- Any meals not specified in the itinerary (i.e. meals in Kampala lodge booked on B&B basis)
- Any accommodation upgrades and supplements
- Optional activities or excursions not mentioned
- All items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, internet, and laundry services
- Tips and gratuities for hotel/camp/lodge staff, driver guides
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (unless complimentary at camps/lodges)
- Any domestic and international flights and applicable airport taxes
- Applicable government taxes, imposed after the date of quotation
- Any other items not specified in this itinerary