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9 DAYS – UGANDA GORILLA & SAVANNA SAFARI

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  • safari overview

    Experience Uganda in 9 Days! This gorilla and savanna safari will take you to the wilderness in Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo National Parks and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Enjoy the jungle to experience the chimpanzees, gorillas, wildlife, birds in Uganda.

    Safari highlights

    • Game drives
    • Chimps trekking
    • Boat cruises
    • Relaxation at stunning Lake Bunyonyi
    • Mountain Gorilla trekking
    • Nature/safari walk
    • Rhino trekking

    Safari Outline

    Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

    Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise

    Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

    Day 4: Chimp Trekking

    Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise

    Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha

    Day 7: Gorilla trekking

    Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Game drive

    Day 9: Safari walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

     

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

    After breakfast you will drive to Murchison falls national park. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Trekking and then proceed to the top of the falls, thereafter continue to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Fort Murchison in tents/ Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chilli Rest Camp

     

    Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise

    Early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda Kobs among others. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Fort Murchison in tents/ Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chilli Rest Camp

      

    Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

    Have breakfast and then drive to Kibale. You will have lunch en-route while on the way, you be enjoying the homesteads of Ugandans by passing the vehicle windows.

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Kibale forest camp tents/Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

    Day 4: Chimp Trekking

    After breakfast you will go for chimpanzee trekking. The most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. After trekking you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland, after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  

     

    Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    An early morning go for a game drive in the Kasenyi sector, you may spot various animals like the elephants, Uganda Kobs, leopards among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast, in the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise where you will spot various water animals like Hippos and crocodiles, the cruise will also enrich you with various water birds.

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  

     

    Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha

    After your breakfast, Transfer to take a drive in Ishasha plains for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife continue to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

    Accommodations:

    Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp

     

    Day 7: Gorilla trekking

    Prepare for early morning breakfast and report to the gorilla park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger guides and later head into the forest for Gorilla trekking. After the great experience of Mountain Gorillas, visit batwa people in the evening

    Accommodations:

    Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp

     

    Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and Game drive

    You will enjoy breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en-route in Mbarara town and proceed to Lake Mburo where on arrival, you will have a game drive where you will see Impalas, as well as the more uncommon Topis, Eland, Zebra, buffalo and many more

    Accommodations:
    Budget: Eagles Nest Camp

     

    Day 9: Safari walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

    Enjoy an early safari walk, during the walk you will explore the herds of Impala, as well as the more uncommon Topis, Eland, and Klipspringer, Zebra and buffalo also graze the area. Return to the lodge for the breakfast, then drive back to Kampala with a stopover at Equator for lunch and proceed to Entebbe Airport for your flight.

      

    Requirements for this Safari:

    • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
    • Uganda Chimpanzee and Gorilla Trekking permits – You can apply and secure these on linebut experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee
    • Travel &Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
    • Physical fitness

     

    Included in the price:

    • Airport transfer to/from Kigali Airport
    • Ground transport
    • Gorilla Permit
    • Rhinos
    • English speaking driver/guide
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Meals as described in the itinerary
    • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
    • Activities mentioned in the program
    • Permit for chimps trekking

     Exclusions:    

    • International flight
    • Any optional activities
    • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
    • Items of personal nature
    • Tips

     

  • Country tour Uganda
    City of excursion Kampala
    Languages spoken by the guide en English
    Duration of the tour 9 DAYS
    Creation Date Monday, 06 January 2020
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