9 Day Uganda Safari, Gorilla Trekking in Africa

9 Day Uganda safari will enable you encounter wildlife, beautiful relief, mountain gorillas in their nature habitat and Lake Bunyonyi scenic viewing.

Explore the hidden treasures of Uganda (the True Pearl of Africa) on the 9 Day Uganda safari adventure offered by African Jungle Adventures Limited

 Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Early Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Cruise to the bottom of the Falls
  • Day 3: Drive to the Crater Lake Region of Fort portal via Butiaba Escarpments
  • Day 4: Chimps Tracking or Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park
  • Day 5: Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise in the afternoon on Kazinga channel
  • Day 6: Another morning game drive, transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha plain
  • Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, evening cultural entertainment
  • Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Scenic Viewing and boat cruise
  • Day 9: Return to Kampala

Areas to Visit

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Kibale National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Lake Bunyonyi

What to do?

  • Fantastic Game Drives
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Chimpanzee Tracking or Habituation Experience
  • Community walks
  • Fantastic Boat Trips
  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Highlight of the safari)
  • Birding and photographing

Travel Dates

No fixed travel dates. Can be taken any time of the year.

How to Book?

For bookings or Inquiries, email us on info@rwandagorillasafaris.com Tel: +256-772-561508

Day 1: Kampala – Ziwa Rhino – Murchison Falls National Park

Breakfast, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park through the famous Luwero triangle with a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. Lunch in Masindi town, arrival and take short hike to the “Top of the Falls” .Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba safari lodge or Red chilli Rest Camp for travelers on tight budget.

Day 2: Morning Game Drive – After noon Boat Cruise to the bottom of the Falls

Breakfast; take on an early morning game drive on the northern bank of River Nile’s palm studded grassland that supports dense populations of game and birds. Return to the lodge for late lunch; relax as you wait for lunch. After lunch, take a boat cruise to encounter huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds. There is an interesting scenic hike from the bottom to the top of the falls offered on resuest. Retire for dinner and overnight at your lodge as on day one.

Day 3: Drive to the Crater Lake Region of Fort portal

Breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive southward down the western edge of Uganda through winding agricultural lands. Proceed and enter the beautiful crater-lake region of Fort portal located underneath the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains where you will spend the night. Accommodation options here include Kyaninga Lodge, Ndali lodge, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale Forest Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Chimps Nest Lodge and Rwenzori View Guest House among others.

Day 4: Chimps Tracking or Habituation Experience

Early morning, report for briefing for the do’s and don’ts while with the chimps, Set out into the forest to track our closest living relatives the endangered chimpanzee which trek may also yield sighting of other primates. Break off for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a swamp walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary which is an eco – tourism site run by the local community. All proceedings from this activity go back to the community a conservation project worth supporting.

Chimpanzee tracking is just half day and only 1 hour with Chimpanzees. Chimpanzee habituation Experience on the other hand takes full day with Chimpanzees, right from the time Chimps get out of their nests (at 06:00hrs) until they get back to their nests in the evening at around 19:00hrs. Dinner and overnight as on day 3.

Day 5: Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Afternoon boat trip

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park while enjoying the scenic view of the wonderful mountains of the moon, lunch and relax as you prepare for the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the boat cruise to have a clear view of the variety of water loving birds and animals like crocodiles, hippos, among others. Return to your lodge in sunset for dinner and overnight; Mweya Safari Lodge, Katara Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort or Bush Lodge.

Day 6: Morning Game Drive, connect to Bwindi Forest N.P through Ishasha plain

Breakfast; enjoy early morning game drive to catch up with the early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. Expect to encounter lions, Elephants, Kobs, water buck, Zebra, Lion, Leopard, Buffaloes, Baboons and several bird species among others, check out of your lodge with packed lunch and connect to Bwindi Forest National Park through Ishasha plain of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for tree climbing lions. Arrival at the home of mountain gorillas in the evening, relax as you wait for dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge, Gorilla Mist camp, Silverback lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bakiga Lodge or Gift of nature lodge.

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Breakfast, report at to the park headquarters for a briefing about how to behave while with the gentle giants, thereafter, be led by the ranger guides into the impenetrable forest to start searching for the gorillas. Meet gorillas, enjoy their view for the maximum of one hour and take photographs. Return to your lodge for lunch, relax with entertainment from the local community as you wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Scenic Viewing and boat cruise

After breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive leisurely to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi a young volcanic lake surrounded by intensively  cultivated terraced and is bilharzia free making it safe for swimming.
Upon arrival, check at your accommodation unit where you will spend the night. Enjoy a boat ride to some Islands on the lake. The boat ride will provide a clear view of a variety of bird species. Return for dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages/ Bird Nest Resort.

Day 9: Return to Kampala

After breakfast, drive back to the capital city of Uganda (Kampala), lunch en route in Mbarara town, continue for another stopover at the Uganda Equator for photographs, continue with the journey to kampala for dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

Email: info@rwandagorillasafaris.com

We have the best selection of accommodation options. We offer lodging for all levels; Budget, Mid Range and luxury. All our lodges are self contained with fantastic views.

Accommodation Highlights

Budget / Basic Accommodation

Basic / Budget accommodations is offered with limited facilities.  Some of the facilities have private bathrooms and toilets, but this is not guaranteed especially if you book on last minute in peak seasons. On this trip we have Red Chilli Rest Camp, Chimpanzee Guest House, Murchison River lodge Tents, Chimp Nest Lodge, Rwenzori View Guest House, Bush Lodge, Buhoma community Rest Camp and Gift of Nature lodge.

Mid Range /Deluxe Accommodation

Mid range / Deluxe accommodation is comfortable and clean, with private bathrooms, toilets and views. For this trip in this category we have Murchison River lodge cottages, Kibale Forest Lodge, Primate lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Bufalo Safari lodge, Gorilla Mist Lodge and Bird Nest resort.

Luxury / Superior Lodges

High end / Superior / Luxury accommodation includes lodges, hotels and camps with private balconies, swimming pool, beautiful views and private facilities such as bathrooms and Toilets. Some of them offer free selected beverages. Luxury lodges for this safari include Paraa safari lodge, Kyaninga and Ndali Lodges, Mweya and Katara lodges, Mahogany springs Bird Nest Resort.

 

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