9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure

Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure

  • 9 Days, 8 Nights
  • Midrange Accommodation
  • Start/End: Entebbe
  • $ 3470

Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure

Overview

This is 9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure is a classic Primate and wildlife tour that combines the highlights of the country including exciting Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest, tracking the white rhinos in Ziwa Sanctuary, excellent wildlife viewing  in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and  the unforgettable gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest alongside boat cruises on the Kanziga Channel and launch cruise to the bottom of the falls in Murchison.

This Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure brings Uganda’s beauty closer to you like never before,with the beautiful vegetation, amazing scenaries and not forgetting the friendly Ugandan people.

Safari Highlights

  • White Rhinos in Ziwa  Sanctuary
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth Park and Murchison Falls Park
  • Boat Safari in Murchison Falls and the Kanzinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrabel Forest

Itinerary Summery

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls Park via Ziwa Rhino Ranch
Day 2: Game Drive and conduct a boat safari in Murchison Falls
Day 3: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale Park
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Day 5: Bigodi nature walk, transfer to Queen Elizabeth, conduct a boat safari on the Kanziga channel
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impnetrable Forest
Day 7: Walking safari from Buhoma to Nkuringo
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Day 9: Transfer to Entebbe / Kampala

See detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls Park via Ziwa Rhino Ranch

Ziwa Rhinos - Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

With an early morning breakfast, start the long planned Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure with a safari drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, an asylum to the Rhinos. Enjoy a glimpse of the white Rhino, continue to the Royal Mile, enjoy the view and some birding around the vicinity and the road. Have lunch and then transfer to Murchison falls National Park. Enjoy more birding before checking in to the lodge.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge / Baker’s Lodge / Paraa Lodge

Day 2: Game Drive and a boat safari in Murchison Falls

Murchison Falls - Gorillas, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari

After your heavy Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure breakfast, enjoy the game drive with a view of; giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds, on the way to the morning delta boat ride to the bottom of the waterfall.  Look out for the Nile crocodile, hippos, water bucks and a variety of bird species.

Upon reaching the bottom of the waterfalls you will disembark and hike your way up to the Top of the Falls where you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Nile. Also be on the lookout for different bird species.

Look out for mammals like the graceful Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthog, Hippos, Oribi and when lucky a leopard and Lion among others. Hike up to the top of the falls and enjoy the magnificent view before retiring back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge / Baker’s Lodge / Paraa Lodge

Day 3: Short Game Drive and transfer to Kibale Park

murchison falls game drive

Have an early breakfast, enjoy another Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure game drive. View more game as you catch them from their hunt expeditions before driving to Kibale. Proceed via the Escarpment, enjoy the landscape and look out for different bird species like the African Crowned Eagle, Heuglin’s Francolin.

You will then set off to Kibale Forest National Park found in Fort Portal, a town at the south-western side of Uganda. The park bares homage to a very large number of primates. This Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure day will be a long driving day of 7-9 hours; we will have numerous stops to stretch your legs.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest / House Kibale Forest Camp (FB)

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee Trekking

Proceed early morning at 6:30am for full day chimpanzee tracking experience; you will spend the entire day with Chimpanzees following them from nest to nest. While tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species.

Accommodation:

Primate Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House / Kibale Forest Camp (FB)

Day 5: Bigodi nature walk, transfer to Queen Elizabeth

With an early morning breakfast travel to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk, Rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species. Located outside the park in Magombe Swamp, it also hosts eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Bushbucks and mongooses can also be found here. The sanctuary was set up to preserve the exclusive environmental features along with the wetland and is managed by the local community.

Later depart Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lying 1978 sq. km west of Uganda. It harbours a diverse ecosystem with a lovely savannah, fertile wetlands making it home for the big game, 10 primate species and a large number of bird species.

After checking in, you will enjoy an afternoon Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure Boat Safari Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel.  The channel is 40 wide and offers beautiful scenery of hundreds of hippos along the banks as well as different bird species seen when cruising west towards Lake Edward.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge /kasenyi safari Camp / Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Tree Lions and Transfer to Bwindi Forest

Ishasha Tree lions

After breakfast you will head for a game drive through Kasenyi sector, watch out for the Albert endemic birds, buffalos, elephants and different bird species.

With packed lunch, we take the Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure to Ishasha sector, to meet the famous tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is the only other place in the entire world where you will find tree climbing lions apart from Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania and Kidepo Valley Nationa Park.

Continue to Buhoma sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This vast reserve offers arguably the most productive montane forest birding in Africa and supports 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species. Once part of a much larger forest that included the Virunga Volcanoes in neighboring Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is now an ecological island within a sea of human cultivation and is of immense conservation importance.

Accommodation: Buhoma lodge/ Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Valley Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Walking Safari from Buhoma to Nkuringo

walking safari

With an early breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters for a nature walk from Buhoma to Nkuringo. Enjoy a 15km walk to Nkuringo following the Kashasha river and Ivy River trails. This is a full day walk where there would be an opportunity of visiting the Munyaga River falls in the forest. The emphasis of this activity is for your walking guide to share his knowledge of the forest as part of the Uganda Wildlife Safari Adventure.

Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge / Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi forest Jungle

gorilla trekking bwindi

After breakfast at around 7:45 am with packed lunch and drinking water you will transfer to the starting point for briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then continue to the forest for gorilla tracking following them. This activity can last from a few hours up to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest.

Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge / Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Entebbe / Kampala

Uganda Gorilla Trekking road trip

Drive to  Entebbe with a stopover at Igongo Cultural Center to learn about the Ankole culture and alsohave a lunch en-route since  thedrive lasts from 9-10 hours, stopover at the equator to buy souvenirs and also take some photos.

End of the Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari.

 

Included in the price

  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit- $ 600
  • Chimpanzee Trekking Permit- $150
  • All Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle Trasportation
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Airport Pickup and drop off

Not Included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Visa processing and Visa Fees
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Anything not included in itinerary

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