Tour Overview

9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari : This 9-day Uganda safari allows you to explore four (4) of the most exciting national parks in the Pearl of Africa: Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You have a chance to see the African Big 5 and other wildlife plus trek the endangered mountain gorillas in the pristine Bwindi Forest. Take in sights of the beautiful countryside as you connect from and back to the city plus linking from one national park to another.

Expect great safari arrangements with us, a local tour operator and then travel around with expert local drivers; this is what will make your experience outstanding.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park

After having breakfast at the hotel, your safari driver will pick you up and we set off to Murchison Falls National Park, we shall have an en-route lunch and proceed to the park arriving in the afternoon. Drive to the Top of the Falls and witness the world’s most powerful waterfalls. Thereafter proceed to your accommodation unit, with chances of viewing some wildlife en route to the Lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay at Pakuba Safari Lodge or similar

Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise

We shall rise up early, have breakfast and head out for a morning game drive, still around the northern part of Murchison Falls National Park. The 4-5 hours drive allows us to explore the plains, woodlands, and wetland areas where we might spot elephants, Jackson’s hartebeest, giraffes, hippos, lions, and leopards among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and later on head for the boat cruise along the Nile River. The approximately 3-hour boat cruise takes us to the bottom of the thundering waterfalls. Along the way, we expect to see schools of hippos, a lot of bird species, huge crocodiles sometimes basking in the sun by the River banks, and a lot of other wildlife coming to water at the channel.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

This is our last day at Murchison Falls National Park; so right after breakfast, we check out and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive via the stunning Albertine escapement to Kibale National Park. You will have an en-route lunch, continue your journey arriving in the evening at your Lodge for dinner and overnight Stay.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest

Enjoy an early morning breakfast at the lodge and then transfer to the park offices for a briefing about chimpanzee tracking. We will be guided by a ranger guide to take us around the forest in search of apes. Once we spot them, we’ll stay with them for an hour and thereafter return to the offices, meet our safari guide, and return to the lodge for an afternoon relaxation.

(Optional activity – community visit or go bird watching around Bigodi)

Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We’ll wake up at leisure, and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the crater lakes area. Our drive is featured with views of the twinning Rwenzori ranges all the way from Kabarole to Kasese. Depending on the time spent viewing the craters, we could have an en-route lunch in Fort Portal or Kasese and an evening game drive in the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to look out for some big mammals.  Proceed to your lodge for dinner and the overnight stay.

Day 6: Morning game drive and boat cruise

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Kasenyi Plains for a 4-hour game drive. There is an opportunity of spotting lions, leopard, hyena, and elephants. Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs and buffaloes are common and can easily be seen in most parts of Kasenyi during the game drive. In the afternoon, we go to Mweya for the Kazinga channel boat cruise. This is another wonderful experience of viewing numerous wildlife in the water and on the shores; hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, warthogs and an array of bird species. We return to the lodge at the end of the boat cruise and have the evening at leisure,

Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 7: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, we set off for Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth. There are chances of spotting tree-climbing lions in Ishasha while on a short game drive/en route to Bwindi Forest. With brief stops at places of interest, we arrive at the “Gorilla Park” – Bwindi in the evening. Check-in at your Lodge for Dinner and Overnight stay.

Dinner and Overnight stay at the Lodge.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking

We’ll wake up and have breakfast at the lodge, pack our lunch, and head to the starting point for a briefing about gorilla trekking. This is one of the best adventures to do in Africa. Through the forest, we move with a ranger guide until we find the mountain gorillas, face them, and see how they go about their daily life. After an hour with them, we return to the park offices and pick up our trekking certificates. Afternoon/evening at Leisure.

Dinner and overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 9: Return to Kampala

Early breakfast before embarking on our return Journey back to Kampala. It’s a full day’s journey with brief stops at places of interest. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and be dropped at your hotel or place agreed upon.

End of Safari.

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