9 Days Gorilla Trekking – Wildlife Safari

Uganda gorilla trekking and wildlife safari

GORILLA TREKKING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI | 9 DAYS

The 9 Days  Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari takes you to the Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Kibale forest where you can spot various wildlife species like the lions, elephants, buffaloes, bush and water buck, leopards, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, Rhinos, giraffes, Topi, oribi, cheetah and leopards, bush pigs among others. Activities to encounter include the game drives, Gorilla Rwanda Uganda safaris, Gorilla safari, gorilla tours, gorilla trekking safari, boat ride and much more time available! Have chance to see all the big five in the Africa (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Rhino and Buffaloes)

DAY 1: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park

Have breakfast from your hotel and after meet our guide/driver and thereafter transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Luwero-Nakasongola road and on your way experience the Luwero triangle area and then you will have interesting stop over at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking with the lunch. After transfer to the park and upon your arrival visit the top of the falls to experience the River Nile flows through the rocks gorge and this is interesting sightseeing.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge / Chobe safari lodge
Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp / Budongo eco lodge

Please see other accommodation options in Murchison Falls national park

DAY 2: Murchison Falls national park

Have breakfast or an early morning cup of coffee, take morning game drive looking for several wildlife species like the lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, water and bush bucks, warthogs, bush pigs, Uganda Kobs and other types of antelopes. This experience takes 3-4 hours, after return to the lodge for the refreshment and lunch. Thereafter in the afternoon take the unforgettable boat cruise along the River Nile towards to the River falls and while on cruise expect the clear view and panoramic photographs of wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel. Thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge / Chobe safari lodge
Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp / Budongo eco lodge

Please see other accommodation options in Murchison Falls national park

DAY 3: Murchison Falls-Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast embark our safari vehicle and transfer to Kibale forest via the southern part of Murchison falls national park through the rift valley escarpments with the take of unforgettable photographs of this region. Lunch Monkey1en-route with an evening amazing view of the fabled mountain of the moon. Dinner and overnight at Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Overnight at
Up-market option: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge / primate lodge kibale / Kibale safari lodge
Moderate option: Kibale Forest Camp
Low Budget option: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse;
Meals Included today: Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Please see other accommodation options in Kibale forest national park

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the chimpanzees and the forest as well, after the briefing you will be allocated in groups with a park guide and then enter into the forest to look for the primates and when you meet them take photos and videos. The experience takes 4-5 hours in the forest and then return to lodge for lunch, evening prepare for unforgettable walk in the Magombe/Bigodi swamp to look for the rare shoe bill and other primates like the sitatungas, white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys.

Dinner and overnight as above, meal plan: F/B

DAY 5: Kibale Forest-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast and after transfer to the Sebitoli trail for the nature walk searching for primates and the birds. Lunch at the Gardens Restaurant and thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and upon your arrival take en-route game drive looking for some big five like the elephants, buffaloes and other wildlife.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) Overnight at

Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

DAY 6: Game drive & Boat ride

Have breakfast or an early morning cup of coffee, after proceed to the Kasenyi mating group looking for several wildlife species like the lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, water and bush bucks, warthogs, bush pigs, Uganda Kobs and other types of antelopes. This experience takes 3-4 hours, after return to the lodge for the refreshment and lunch. Thereafter in the afternoon continue to the mweya peninsula at the information centre checking for your scheduled boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects the Ramsar Lake George to Lake Edward and while on cruise expect the clear view and panoramic photographs of wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel. Thereafter return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) Overnight at

Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

DAY 7: Queen (Kyambura Gorge)-Bwindi Gorilla Park

After breakfast proceed to the Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee walk in the gorge, but before you enter into the gorge take panoramic view of the gorge over the raised platform and amazing photographs can be shot. Thereafter with our packed lunch embark our safari truck and transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park and dinner and overnight

Overnight at
Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

DAY 8: Uganda Gorilla Trekking

After your breakfast, transfer to the park offices with your packed lunch, bottled mineral water, walkable trekking shoes, rain gears, sun screen, caps, insect repellent, for your briefing about the Gorillas and the forest as well, after the registration at the park offices get prepared in your group and after with the park guide enter into the jungle to search for the endangered mountain gorillas in the mist, when you meet the gorillas take 1 hour taking your gorilla9amazing photographs and videos, have your packed lunch. Thereafter return to the park offices for your gorilla trekking certificates and if time allows take community tourism to the typical home of Bakiga, traditional healers, local breweries, local school and visit to the Batwa cultural crafts and performances, after to transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at
Up-market option: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge or Jacana Lodge / Enganzi lodge (luxury)
Moderate option: Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Camp
Low Budget option: Mweya Hostels or Kazinga Channel Lodge;
Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Please see other accommodation options in Queen Elizabeth national park

DAY 9: Bwindi-Kampala

Have breakfast and thereafter embark our safari vehicle and transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route and stop to the Uganda equator for photographs and snacks, after continue to your lodge or to the Entebbe international airport for your return flight back home.

Meal plan: H/B, End of services

Accommodation

Accommodation is based on a standard double/ twin or single room in your choice of accommodation. This can either be budget, mid-range or high end. All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard compared to its price. When you are with 1, 3 or 5 persons 1 single supplement is included. When you want more single supplements you can contact us at [email protected]

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Highlights

  • Visit the rare white Rhinos of Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • The Murchison Falls National Park in search of the big five.
  • Tracking the infamous Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park.
  • Tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Golden Monkey tracking in Kisoro’s Mgahinga National Park.

Seasons

  • January to March: Hot and dry, an excellent time of year to be on safari in Uganda.
  • April and May: Uganda’s long rainy season when many camps are closed. Rains tend to be in the morning and late afternoon.
  • June to September: Temperatures climb rapidly and this is a fantastic time of year for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • October to December: Another great time of year to be on safari, you can get some rain in November but temperatures are favourable and conditions are ideal for game viewing.

Inclusions

  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodation and meals
  • En-route meals
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Bigodi walk safari
  • Cultural visits
  • Boat ride
  • Park entrance fees
  • Car entry fees
  • Ferry crossing
  • Full day English speaking guide fees
  • Mineral water on board

Exclusions

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).