Tour Overview
This 9 day wildlife and gorilla safari  will give you the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including rhinos, giraffe, lions, tree-climbing lions,  baboons,  elephants, crocodiles, hippos, antelopes, buffaloes, bush babies, zebras, elusive Shoebill storks, birding safaris, butterflies, otters, monitor lizards, as well as bird life found in different Uganda national parks.

You will have the chance to explore the magnificent great waterfalls in the recommended wildlife park in Uganda, which is Murchison Falls National Park, although other national parks also harbor a number of them like Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On the same gorilla and wildlife tour, you will encounter big primates, known to be our distant cousins, the Uganda mountain gorillas, as you enjoy trekking in our recognized gorilla park Bwindi National Park.

You will also meet the chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, discover the Pearl of Africa with safaris Uganda on this 9 Day Uganda wildlife and gorilla safari.

gorilla trackingTour Prices – per Person
$3785 (1 Person)
$2865 (2 People)
$1895 (3 People)
$1545 (4 People +)
including 1 gorilla permit per person

Tour Highlights

  • Day 1: Uganda Wildlife Safari at Murchison Falls safari
  • Day 2: Wildlife Adventure Safari at Murchison
  • Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 4: Explore Wildlife at Queen Elizabeth with a game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 5: Kyambura Gorge Safari and the Bat Cave
  • Day 6: Travel to Bwindi gorilla forest park.
  • DAY 8: Travel from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Uganda Wildlife Safari at Murchison Falls Safari
Your safari will start as you depart from Kampala, heading to the mighty Murchison Falls National Park. It would be better to depart at 6:30 am and drive north via Masindi.

After Masindi, you can branch off to Zziwa Rhino Reserve in the district of Nakasongora District, for rhino tracking.  The rhino sanctuary was restored to harbor this most hunted and extinct wildlife. Efforts to restore and protect these magnificent animals which remained in the country were underlaid.

The reserve is a large section of land given to them and other mammals. While here, you will take this chance to track the Rhinos up close through the savannah and trees for two hours, then drive onward to Murchison Falls National Park, where you will arrive and check in.

As you wait to go for an evening game drive in Murchison Falls, which will find very rewarding, since you will spot our wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, amongst others.

It won’t be a rushed wildlife safari event, but you will slowly but surely drive along the lake into the savanna, which is about 1/2 to 3 hours while driving with all the sounds, sights and a most wonderful evening sun setting, as you drive back to your lodging facility for a delightful dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Chobe safari lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Global Village Guest House/Red Chilli Camp.

Day 2: Wildlife Adventure Safari at Murchison
Enjoy early morning breakfast at your lodging in Murchison falls before you break off for a second game drive. With the help of a game ranger, you will be guided to where you can spot the animals for the best wildlife viewing and wildlife photography opportunity.

Expect to see lion cubs play-fighting, elephants moving across the savannah and the giraffe grazing, then return to your lodge for lunch. After having the best lunch at your hotel, you will go for a boat cruise along the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park. You will move up toward Murchison Falls viewing crocodiles, an abundance of buffaloes, antelopes of different types, hippos, elephants, birds, butterflies and so much more.

The boat cruise will slowly take you up the Nile River to where the magnificent Falls are stunningly displaying the power of nature. The journey down the river slowly begins and there will be more opportunities for seeing animals before you return to your lodging for dinner and a good night sleep. Dinner and overnight at Chobe safari lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River lodge/Global Village Guest House/Red Chilli Camp.

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth Park
You will have breakfast and leave Murchison Falls from Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge for your Wildlife and Chimpanzee safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will cross the Nile for the last time, from Red Chili camp or Global Village Guest House and stop over at the top of Murchison Falls for a visit and view the falls from above.

You will stop at the Masindi Hotel for lunch and continue with our journey to Queen Elizabeth where you will arrive late in the afternoon.  After a long day drive, it is simply relaxation, enjoy dinner and sit out listening to the sounds of the Africa Wilderness. Some animals will come quite close to you and make your evening interesting, as you enjoy your dinner at the lodge.

Dinner and overnight Mweya Safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Ihamba safari Lodge/safari camp or Mweya Hostel.

Day 4: Explore Wildlife at Queen Elizabeth with a Game Drive and Boat Cruise
On this day, you will take a morning game drive to see the early morning risers at Queen Elizabeth National Park. After your game drive, you will return to your accommodation for breakfast and then pay a visit to the Crater Lakes region, which is such a breathtaking experience.

Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel with all its wildlife and abundance of birds of different species, including the migrants.  Then it is off for another game drive in the evening. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation in Queen Elizabeth. Dinner and overnight Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge/Simba safari camp/Ihamba safari Lodge/Safari Camp or Mweya Hostel.

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge safari and the Bat Cave
This will be another wonderful day. After breakfast, we go Chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura Gorge the heart of Africa Queen Elizabeth Park and the Gorge in Kyambura. This morning you will be off for a walk, guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger, who will guide you to the area where the chimps are tracked.  Chimps move nightly so it takes the skills of an experienced ranger to guide you.

You will eat your packed lunch after the Chimpanzee trek, then off to the Maramagambo Forest area, where we will visit the Bat Cave and see birds, butterflies, trees and plants. Return to your Lodging for dinner and overnight sleep. Dinner and overnight Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge/Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge/safari camp or Mweya Hostel.

Day 6: Travel to Bwindi Gorilla Forest Park
Your safari will continue, as you again start the journey to our Uganda safari highlights, heading for Mountain Gorilla trekking after a leisurely breakfast. Slowly drive towards Bwindi Impenetrable Park, going through the Ishasha Sector and hoping to see some tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth, since it is well known to be a home for the tree climbing lions in Uganda.

Reaching Bwindi in the evening, relax at your lodging, dinner and overnight sleep at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Forest camp/Clouds Lodge/Buhoma community Rest camp/Wagtail safari camp/Lake/Buhoma community Rest camp/Ngongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Breakfast at your lodging, then off for the morning gorilla safari briefing before you start one of the most stunning experiences – gorilla trekking (tracking) at the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest. The gorilla trekking experience at Bwindi may last from 2 hours to the whole day – it all depends on the movement of these gorillas.

This will be the safari highlight in the gorilla Park of Bwindi. The gorillas are mobile, they keep shifting new locations on a daily basis and can’t be in one place twice. There are no terms to explain what you will go through while on your Gorilla safari experience.  Just a powerful and awesome experience to see the gorillas up close within a distance of 5 meters in a group strictly composed of 8 people. Gorilla tracking does not permit children less than 15 years to take part in this experience, for health reasons.

The gorilla walk itself is worth taking, though it requires physical fitness, the kind of forest you will encounter, the ridges, valleys, the streams that flow through it and of course you will encounter birds, butterflies, baboons, plants and trees, as well as other wildlife besides the Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Forest camp/Clouds Lodge/Buhoma community Rest camp/Wagtail safari camp/Buhoma community Rest camp/Ngongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas.

Day 8: Travel from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo
The gorilla safari is almost coming to an end, as we check out of our accommodation at Bwindi.  A lovely breakfast, then on road to Lake Mburo National Park.  We recommend having a stopover before we end the gorilla safari with great and amazing wildlife, with dotted savanna trees. Lunch in Mbarara town reaching Lake Mburo in the afternoon to check in at your lodge. A boat ride in the afternoon on Lake Mburo is rewarding and a game drive in the evening.

The park is a home to wildlife and there is much to see from crocodiles to hippos, birds of all kind, zebras, antelopes of all types, bushbuck, buffaloes, plants, trees and much more. Transfer to our accommodation for dinner and overnight sleep. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Safari Tents/Arcadia cottages/Rwonyo Tented camp.

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala
Our 9-day safari is almost coming to an end as you check out of your accommodation facility in Lake Mburo: Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and an early morning game viewing safari and photography. Your guide will take you around the five lake game parks in Lake Mburo, seeing the delightful wildlife and birds of different types in a natural setting of acacia-dotted savannah trees. You will be driving towards the park gate, then a journey back to Kampala. On the way, the first stop will be Brovad Hotel in Masaka for lunch, a stopover at the equator is another adventure before you reach Kampala. Take some photographs while at this point and even shop crafts. We arrive Kampala in the evening and transfer to the Airport for your outbound flight back home, if your flight is on this day.

End of Safari

Tour Inclusions

  • Photography and touring
  • Gorilla permits & Chimpanzee permits
  • full board accommodation
  • Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Transport

Tour Exclusions

  • Kampala hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari)
  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages/ drinks
  • international flights
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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