9 Day Gorilla trip, Wildlife safari Uganda, Chimpanzee trek Africa Safari

Adventure safari to the Pearl of Africa-safari 9 day Uganda tour Package

While on this safari expect to see:- Rhinos,  Giraffe, Lions, Tree Climbing lions,  Baboons,  Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos, Antelopes, Buffaloes, Bush babies,  Zebras, elusive Shoebill Storks, Birding safaris, Butterflies, Otters, Monitor Lizards,  Uganda Mountain gorillas, Chimpanzees, Monkeys , trees and plants, People and culture.

Discover the Pearl of Africa with Insight Safari Holidays on a 9 Day Uganda Jungle Safari.

9 Day Uganda gorilla trip, Wildlife safari, Primate watch Uganda

Safari to Murchison Falls Park, Queen tree climbing lion Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest park, Lake Mburo Park are covered in this 9 day Africa Safari.

 Day One: Uganda Wildlife safari at Murchison falls safari

Early departure from Kampala and we provide bottled drinking water through out  your safari. It is best to depart at 6:30 am and drive  north via  Masindi and  after Masindi we branch off to  Ziwa Rhino Reserve where Rhino Tracking is carried out in the district of Nakasongora.  There are restorations of the Rhinos who were hunted into extinction during the war period.  Now there is an effort to restore and protect these magnificent animals which remained in the country.  The reserve is a large section of land given to them Lions playing in Murchison Falls National Parkand to other mammals, while here you will take  this chance to track the Rhinos  up close  through the savannah and tree for two hours then  drive onward to the to  Murchison Falls National.

Arriving Murchison falls in time for lunch at Luxury Paraa safari Lodge or moderate Sambiya River lodge , Budget Global Village Guest House or Red Chilli camp.   A relaxed afternoon with lunch at your lodging.

This evening  it is off for  your first and thrilling game drive in Murchison falls.  While on the game drive may spot out wildlife including  Elephants, lions, giraffes, lions,  buffaloes,  antelopes of all types, warthogs. All from a safari vehicle designed with open roof and  may choose to sit on top of your vehicle for  Wildlife photography and  viewing .  Please make sure that your cameras have  enough memory space and charged  batteries to take quality photos  if you want good memories of your 9 day Uganda Jungle safari with Insight Safari Holidays.

This is not a rushed wildlife safari event, but you will slowly and surely drive along the lake into the savannah . This  usually takes  about 1/2 to 3 hours while driving with all the sounds, Sights and of course a most wonderful evening sun setting as you drive back to your lodging facility for a delightful dinner and overnight.

Enjoy the evening moment at your accommodation with memories of day 1 of your trip to Uganda, the cool and calm atmosphere  of the African jungle only broken by an occasional sound of an animal and birds in the distance.

Budget Accommodation: Red Chilli Camp or Global Village Guest House
Mid-range Accommodation: Sambiya River lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Paraa safari Lodge or Nile safari Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Chobe safari lodge

Day Two: Wildlife Adventure safari at Murchison

A cup of African coffee  at your lodging in Murchison falls  then off for a second game drive.  Guiding you to where you can spot the animals for the best Wildlife viewing and wildlife Photography opportunity.  Expect to see lion cubs play-fighting, elephants moving across the savannah and the  giraffe  grazing. You will  return to the lodging facility for lunch.

After lunch it is one of the highlights of your safari to Murchison Falls National Park , the boat cruise along  the Nile River.  You will move up toward Murchison Falls viewing crocodiles, abundance of buffaloes, antelopes of different types,   hippos, elephants, birds, butterflies and so much more. The boat cruise will slowly  take you up the Nile River, make sure that you carry drinking water as you head for the Nile cruise.

The magnificent Falls are stunning displaying the power of nature.  The river is 50 meters above the falls,  moves down words  through a 7 meter gorge and falls downstream  43 meters, the sight makes one realize how powerful nature can be with the deafening sounds of the water.

You will see Nile crocodiles  resting on the River Bank in the afternoon sun within the falls, below the falls you can see a group of hippos relaxing in the water of the Nile and birds  flying   above and beyond.The journey down the river slowly begins and more opportunity for seeing animals before you return to your lodging for  dinner and good night sleep.

Budget Accommodation: Red Chilli Camp or Global Village Guest House
Mid-range Accommodation: Sambiya River lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Paraa safari Lodge or Nile safari Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Chobe safari lodge

Day 3- Travel to Queen Elizabeth park

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National ParkWe travel from Murchison Falls for our Wildlife and Chimpanzee safari at  Queen Elizabeth Park: We have breakfast at our lodging  then the journey to Queen Elizabeth starts as we drive toward Kampala.  From Luxury Paraa safari Lodge we cross the Nile for the last time, from Red Chilli camp or Global Village Guest House we  stop over at  the top of Murchison Falls for a visit  and view the falls from above.

As we drive along our African roads we are able to see different sights that reflect the various parts of the verdant country side. The will  including our version of fast food service at various places where you can buy cooked cassava, beef, shish kebabs with chicken, juice,  roasted maize , bananas or Ground nuts. Do not eat these things since you are not used to them…..only for African stomachs.

We stop at the Masindi Hotel for lunch and continue with our journey  to   Queen Elizabeth where we arrive late in the  afternoon. Check into the  Luxury Mweya safari lodge, Queen Elizabeth safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge , Mweya Hostel , Kyambura Game lodge.

After a long day drive, it is simply relaxation, enjoy dinner and sit out listening to the sounds of the Africa Wilderness, some animals will come quite closer to you and make evening  interesting  as you enjoy your dinner at the lodge.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation:  Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 4 – Explore Wildlife at Queen Elizabeth with a game drive and Boat cruise

Wake up early and take a morning game drive in search for the early risers at Queen Elizabeth Park. After your game drive you will be transferred to your accommodation for breakfast, then a visit to the crater lakes region with their breathtaking view.  Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel with all  its wildlife and abundance of birds of different species including the migrants.  Then it is off for another game drive in the evening, dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation in Queen Elizabeth.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation:  Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 5- Kyamura Gorge safari and the Bat Cave

See the Chimpanzees in Kyambura GorgeAnother wonderful day after  breakfast not to miss out while on this safari in the heart of Africa – Queen Elizabeth Park and the Gorge in Kyambura.   This morning it is off for Chimpanzee tracking  at Kyambura Gorge.  This is a relatively easy walk guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger who will guide you to the area where the chimps are tracked.  Chimps  move nightly so it takes the skills of an experienced ranger to guide you.

After the Chimpanzee trek we have our packed lunch and we are off to the Maramagambo Forest area where we will visit the Bat Cave and see birds, butterflies, tree and plants. Return to your Lodging for dinner and a good night sleep.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel
Moderate Accommodation:  Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:  Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 6 – travel to Bwindi gorilla forest park

This day we start the journey to our Uganda safari highlights as we head for Mountain Gorilla trekking after leisurely breakfast. We slowly drive towards Bwindi Impenetrable park going through the Ishasha Sector and hopefully we will see some tree climbing lions in this area on Queen Elizabeth since it is well known to be a home for the tree climbing lions  in Uganda. Reaching Bwindi in the  evening relax at your lodging dinner and overnight sleep at Luxury Gorilla Resort, Buhoma lodge , Trekkers Tavern,Bwindi Views Bandas,  moderate Buhoma community Rest camp. (You may also upgrade to Mahogany Springs . Gorilla Forest Camp for super Luxury lodging or clouds lodge)

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Ngongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge

 Day 7Gorilla tracking at Bwindi

Breakfast at your lodging and off for the morning gorilla safari  briefing before your start one of the most stunning Moment of truth with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forestexperiences – gorilla  trekking  (tracking)  at  the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest. The gorilla trekking experience  at  Bwindi may last from 2 hours to the whole day it all depends on the movement of these gorillas.  This will be the safari highlight in this gorilla Park of Bwindi.  The gorillas are mobile, they keep shifting new locations on a daily basis can’t be in one place twice. There are no terms to explain what you will go through while on your Gorilla safari experience.  Just a powerful and awesome experience to see the gorillas up close within a distance of 5 meters in a group strictly composed of 8 people.    Gorilla tracking does not permit Children less than 15 year to take part in this experience for health reasons.  The gorilla walk itself is worth taking though it requires physical fitness, the kind of forest you will encounter, the ridges ,valleys, the streams that flow through it and of course you will encounter birds, butterflies, baboons, plants and trees as well as other wildlife besides the Mountain Gorillas.

After your Uganda Mountain gorilla safari experience, you will  return to your safari lodging for a well-deserved rest.  If there is time you may opt for a walk to the pigmy villages  in the afternoon for the Batwa culture insights  and how they lived in the forest.

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Ngongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge 

DAY 8 – Travel from Lake Mburo to Bwindi

The gorilla safari is almost coming to the end as we check out of our accommodation at Bwindi.  A lovely breakfast and on road to Lake Mburo National park  recommend to have a stopover before we  end the gorilla safari with great  and amazing wildlife with dotted savanna trees.  Lunch in Mbarara town reaching Lake Mburo in the afternoon check in at your lodge. A boat ride in the afternoon on Lake Mburo is rewarding Visit Lake Mburo National Parkand a game drive in the evening.  The park is a home to wildlife and there is much to see from crocodiles to hippos, birds of all kind, Zebras, antelopes of all types, Bushbuck, buffaloes, plants, trees and much more. Transfer to our accommodation for dinner and overnight sleep.

Budget Accommodation:  Rwonyo camp
Moderate Accommodation:  Arcadia cottages
Luxury Accommodation:  Mantana safari Tents
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mihingo Lodge 

Day 9 – Lake Mburo / Kampala

The 9 day safari is almost coming to an end as you check out of your accommodation facility in Lake Mburo:  It is a relaxed breakfast and an early morning game viewing safari and photography.As your  guide takes you around the five lake game parks in Lake Mburo, seeing the delightful wildlife and birds of different types in a natural setting of acacia dotted savannah trees.  You will be driving towards the park gate then a journey back to Kampala.  On the way the first stop will be Brovad Hotel in Masaka for lunch, a stopover at the equator is another adventure before you reach Kampala, take some photographs while at this point even shop crafts. We arrive Kampala in the evening and transfer to the Airport for your out bound flight back home if your flight is on this day.   9 Days Uganda Adventure trip ends here.

 Included in Safari:  4*4 safari vehicle ideal of game viewing and photography, fuel,   Lodging and Food, English Speaking Driver guide, Drinking bottled water on all Drives, Park Entrance fees and cultural site entrance fees,  gorilla and chimpanzee tracking Permits as applicable,  Uganda Wildlife Ranger Guide while tracking.

Not included in Safari price: tips to staff at the lodge, tips to safari guides,   laundry, Uganda Visa costs Air Travel to and from Uganda, cigarettes,  Drinks, except those included in lodging meal price.

 

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