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9 Day Uganda Wildlife safari and gorilla tour overview

This 9 Day Uganda Wildlife safari and gorilla tour begins and ends in Kampala /Entebbe Uganda. It involves trekking with the chimpanzees and gorillas, Boat cruise and game drives at Murchison falls. You will also have a chance to visit the Uganda’s largest national park. BOOK NOW

Highlights of 9 days uganda safari

Day 1: pick up from airport to casa solada hotel

Day 2 : Kampala to Murchison falls N. Park and a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Day 3: Morning game drives and afternoon Boat cruise

Day 4: transfer to Kibale and evening community walk

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Buffalo lodge near Queen Elizabeth N.P

Day 6: Transfer from buffalo lodge to Bwindi impenetrable N.P

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

Day 9: Transfer to airport and Fly back home

9 Day Uganda Wildlife and Primate Safari

Itinerary Details of 9 days uganda safari

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe airport to the hotel

Our staff will be waiting for you and ready to welcome you to another home away from your country. Mond safaris staff will drive you in a safari tour vehicle to the hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation options:
sir Jose hotel-Budget
casa solada hotel-midrange
Marriott hotel Entebbe- luxury
Meals plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Today’s journey will take you to Murchison Falls National Park. En-route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola where you will go for a guided rhino tracking on foot with an experienced ranger, which will give you a unique opportunity to view the rhinos from a close distance. On spotting them, you will spend an hour with the giants.

After a successful tracking, you will have hot lunch at the sanctuary then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.

You will visit the top of the falls from where you have a perfect view of the extraordinary falls and the river snaking below. Check in at the lodge. Dinner will be served at your hotel

Accommodation options:
Red Chilli Rest Camp -Bugdet
Tilenga safari Lodge -midrange
paraa safari lodge- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat trip to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park

Today you will wake up very early. In the early morning hours, animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. You will be eye-to-eye with the African animals. At 2pm, you will take a slow 3 hour shared boat safari upstream the calm Nile to the bottom of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. You will be watched by crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water birds and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will return to the starting point and mond safaris driver will take you back to the hotel or evening game drive if you have enough time.

Accommodation options:
Red Chilli Rest Camp -Bugdet
Tilenga safari Lodge -midrange
paraa safari lodge- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Today, you will begin your early morning journey to Kibale Forest. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Kibale National Park is located in west-central Uganda just east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal. The 795 Km² Park predominantly covers evergreen rainforest and is a home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds including rare and endemic species. You will have lunch en route, arriving in the late afternoon in Kibale. Journey Time: 6-8 hours.

In the late afternoon, you will go for a guided Bigodi swamp walk. The 2 – 3 hours walk will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals will greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco! Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge

Accommodation options:
Chimpanzee guest house -Bugdet
Turaco treetops -midrange
primate lodge kibale- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking & Transfer to hotel Near Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will depart to Kanyancu, the visitor’s center and report to the ranger station at 7:45 am in Kibale National Park to track the habituated Chimpanzees. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they are habituated. These engaging apes, our closest living relative, are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruiting trees. Your experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp community, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. The trails through the forest are generally easy to navigate and you will always be accompanied by rangers. The tour lasts between 1-5 hours and the tracking starts at 08:00am daily. You are only allowed to spend a maximum of one-magical-hour around the chimpanzees. Enjoy a hot delicious world class lunch, then your driver guide will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, check-in at the lodge.

Accommodation options:
Kazinga wilderness camp -Bugdet
Buffalo safari Lodge -midrange
Mweya safari lodge- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 6: Transfer from lodge to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

You will wake up around 08:00 hrs in the morning and have breakfast then transfer to Bwindi, the journey will take around 5-6 hrs. and reaching in the evening, check in your hotel, relax and prepare for tomorrow’s activity.

Accommodation options:
gorilla valley lodge –Budget
Rushaga safari Lodge -midrange
Four gorilla lodge- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

With your gorilla permit and passport, packed lunch & plenty of clean drinking water from the lodge, report to the rangers’ station at 07:45am for registration. At 8:00am, gorilla trekking commences with a briefing by one of the rangers who will then lead you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours. So, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a good pair of hiking shoes and after hiking some distance depending on the location of the Gorillas, you will sight them and spend up to one magical hour with them then start your descent back to the briefing point to get certificates then proceed to lake Bunyonyi  for evening relaxation

Accommodation options:
Bunyonyi overland resort -Budget
Birdnest hotel -midrange
Arcadia cottages- luxury
Meals plan: All meals

Day 8: Transfer from lake  Bunyonyi to Kampala

After morning breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala with a stopover at Equator for a popular photo opportunity and a farewell picnic lunch. Proceed your hotel in Kampala

Accommodation options:
sir Jose hotel-Budget
casa solada hotel-midrange
Marriott hotel Entebbe- luxury
Meals plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 9: Transfer to the airport to fly back home

This will be the last day of your 9 day safari, Mond safaris driver will  drop at the airport and this marks the end of 9 Day Uganda Wildlife safari and gorilla tour

Accommodation: No accommodation

Meals plan: Breakfast

What’s Included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop off.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
  • Fuel expenses
  • Services of an English-speaking tourist driver guide
  • A gorilla permit at 700 USD per person
  • A chimpanzee permit for Kibale at 200 USD per person
  • A rhino trekking permit at 50 USD per person
  • Guided nature walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary,
  • Lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and others mentioned in the itinerary,
  • All entry fees to the national parks’ activities.
  • Accommodations of 8 nights and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in the vehicle while in transit,
  • Shared boat trips (1 to the bottom of the Murchison falls as in the itinerary.
  • Game drives in the Murchison falls national park,
  • Uganda equator
  • All  taxes.

What’s excluded

  • International flight fare.
  • Uganda entry visa fees.
  • International travel insurance.
  • Activities not part of the described program.
  • Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, laundry, cigarette etc.

What to carry for the 9 days safari

  • Long trousers to protect your legs from being scratched white trekking.
  • Long-sleeved shirts.
  • Gardening gloves to protect hands from being scratched by tree branches when using them for support.
  • A backpack for carrying the things you will need during trekking.
  • Energy giving snacks and enough drinking water
  • Non-flash camera.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A flash torch.
  • A sweater to keep you warm during chilly mornings and evenings
  • Sun protection
  • Rain gear
  • Regular medicine
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars


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