9 Days Uganda Safari Tour, Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Viewing Trips

15 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Murchison falls, Kibale forest, Lake Bunyonyi & Lake MburoThe 9 Days Uganda Safari Tour, is a comprehensive 8 nights/9 days Uganda safari itinerary/package featuring a gorilla trekking Uganda safari & wildlife viewing trips in Africa’s most outstanding tourism destinations like Murchison Falls National Park which is very popular because of its powerful falls and unique wildlife, Kibale National Park Forest with the highest number of Chimps in East Africa, Queen Elizabeth National Park with its tree-climbing lions, Kazinga channel and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest- Natural habitat of Mountain Gorillas.

The 9 days Uganda safari which will start in Kampala city entails activities such as a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, Game drives in Murchison falls national park, a nature walk to the top of the falls, game drives, and a boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Chimpanzee tracking, Viewing tree-climbing lions and memorable Gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Highlights of the 9 Days Uganda Safari Tour

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe & Transfer to Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park & En-route Visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Launch Cruise, Hike to the top of falls.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park & En-route Lunch stopover in Hoima
  • Day 5: Early Morning Chimpanzee tracking & Afternoon Guided Bigodi Walk.
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Do an afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 7: Do morning game drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 8: Early Morning Gorilla Tracking & Afternoon Cultural Walk to visit the Batwa
  • Day 9: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala/Entebbe& departure.

9 Days Uganda Safari Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe & Transfer to Kampala

Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met by our company guide who will welcome you and transfer you to Kampala for refreshment from long hectic flights, dinner, and overnight stay.

Accommodations: Sheraton Hotel (Upmarket /Luxury), Acacia lodge (Mid-Range/Standard), Buziga Country Resort (Budget).

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park & En-route Visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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After an early breakfast, the driver guide will pick you up from your place of stay in Kampala, and embark on a drive transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest of Uganda 311km about 5 hours’ drive without en-route stopovers.

The drive journey will take you through the fascinating flat landscape of Nakasongora dotted with long horned Ankole cows. You will have a perfect stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary located just 7km from the main road at Nakitoma 115km from Kampala.

Explore the only white Rhinos in Uganda protected in the savannah thicket of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Have lunch at Kabalega dinner and thereafter advance with the drive to Murchison Falls National Park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Launch Cruise, Hike to the top of falls.

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On your third day of the trip, go for an early game view drive through the well-coordinated delta area tracks, Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen Tracks in Murchison falls NP. The range of wildlife you may view or spot includes the Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, and oribi.

As soon as the game drive is done, retire to the lodge for lunch and preparation for an afternoon launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. Immediately after taking lunch, transfer to the Paraa area to catch up with an afternoon launch cruise on the Nile.

The lunch cruise will offer you opportunities to spot schools of hippos, large crocodiles, and small herds of buffalo. There’s rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought-after bird in Africa.

Thereafter, go to the top of the falls; such a lovely scene for viewing the magnificent world’s most powerful fall. Retire back to the lodge after the activity for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park & En-route Lunch stopover in Hoima

16 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari TourAfter breakfast, transfer from Murchison Falls National Park heading Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley to Kibale forest National Park. Along the way, you will enjoy the sights of traditional homesteads and farms in this verdant countryside.

Have lunch stopover in Hoima and thereafter, proceed with the drive-through Fort Portal town where you may have a glimpse at the fascinating Toronto Palace, Visit the Karambi Tombs site before connecting to Kibale Forest Park. Arrive at the park in the evening and head to your respective lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodations: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury) Chimp’s Nest Lodge (Mid-Range), Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget).

Day 5: Early Morning Chimpanzee tracking & Afternoon Guided Bigodi Walk.

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Wake up for early morning breakfast to get ready for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park.

Thereafter, report to Kayanchu tourism Centre for an early morning briefing from the senior park rangers about the rules and regulations to follow when trekking the primates.

Thereafter, you will be transferred to the trailhead to start looking for the luring chimpanzees. Though chimp sightings are not guaranteed, there are 95% chances of seeing, and hearing the chimpanzees in their natural forest of Kibale. Retire from the activity which takes 2-5 hours depending on the Movements of the primates to the lodge for lunch as you prepare for an afternoon encounter.

Later in the afternoon, you will embark on a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. Expect to see the Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek which can easily be sighted among the other many bird species. There is also an array of butterfly species. In the evening return to your previous lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Chimp’s Nest Lodge (Mid-Range), Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget).

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Do an afternoon boat cruise

5 Days Queen Elizabeth & Kibale Wildlife Tour.After taking a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive without en-route stops. You will have a stop at the Rwenzori Art foundation – the only bronze casting center in Africa in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains.

The process of sculpture-making in which you will be free to participate will be rewarding. The extension to visit the Ruboni community wax and craft center exposes you to the local traditions and the applicability of indigenous knowledge to contemporary development.

Continue to the Queen Elizabeth NP, drive through the crater are with possible views of the olive baboons and elephants not forget magical sceneries before connecting to Mweya for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise which will offer you possibilities of encountering Hippos, Nile crocodiles, wild game drinking on the channel side and counts of water birds.

Retire in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 7: Do morning game drive & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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Wake up early for a cup of tea and thereafter embark on the game drive at 6:30 am in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take you through Kasenyi with the opportunities of confronting wildlife species like the elusive leopard, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, Side stripped Jackal; Oribis elephants, lions, buffaloes, and Antelopes among others. After 3 -4 hours of a game drive, you will retreat back to the starting point.

Thereafter, embark on the interesting drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive will take you through the famous Ishasha sector where you will have the possibility of encountering tree climbing lions that tend to lie on the branches of fig trees.

Have your stopover for Lunch at Ishasha and thereafter continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 8: Early Morning Gorilla Tracking & Afternoon Cultural Walk to visit the Batwa

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After an early morning after a hearty breakfast, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trekkers in a briefing about the etiquette of Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After the briefing, UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trailheads to enter the ancient, thick dark Bwindi impenetrable forest to start searching for the unique species of the mountain gorillas inhabited in the hilly forested areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The trek may take you between 2-8 hours to encounter face to face with the mountain gorillas and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes. During this time you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible. Retire back to the starting point after one hour and proceed to your lodge for a late lunch and relaxation.

Thereafter, embark on an evening community walk to visit the native Batwa community and have a cultural encounter. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Chameleons Hill Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range/Standard), Broad Bill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 9: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala/Entebbe& departure.

After early morning breakfast, you will embark on a drive back to Kampala Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home. You will pass through Mbarara town having your lunch stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre and then proceed to Mpabire where you will have a view of the traditional drums made by the local drummers and also enjoy a drumming session.

Thereafter, drive to Kampala and on arrival, the driver guide will drive you back to your lodge or Entebbe international Airport for your onward flight back home.

End of the 9 Days Uganda Safari Tour

 

Getting There

General Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

Please note that Upon your request, we can change(customize) the tour destinations, hotels, and the number of days to suit your desire. Just contact us and call us 24/7 on the phone

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