9 Days  Best of Uganda Safari

Uganda Tours

9 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA SAFARI 

Your 9 Days  Best of Uganda Safari involves exploring exceptional tourist sites such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and others. This offer is set for you to take part in gorilla trekking, game viewing, boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking and nature walks. It begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.

Trip Summary 

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Drive to Kibale National Park
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and guided nature walks in Bigodi Wetland
Day 7: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 8: Game viewing and launch trip at Murchison Falls National Park
Day 9: Transfer to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Pick up by our driver guide at hotel in Kampala or Entebbe after your breakfast and then embark on road trip to southwestern Uganda to Bwindi National Park via Masaka-Mbarara route. You will have a stopover at Equator for photography and in Agip hotel or Igongo Cultural Center for lunch. Proceed to Bwindi National Park and check in at your lodge of choice.

Accommodation options

Accommodation options: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury), Engagi Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Bwindi View Bandas (Budget).

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

Gather at the Bwindi park offices for Briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations after breakfast. You will gather at anyone of the following trailheads depending on your permit; Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga and Nkuringo, each of these has habituated families set for tourism but only one will be assigned to you to trek in a group of 8 people. Because this adventure is unpredictable, you need to ensure that you have some packed snacks and bottled water. Usually, it takes about 2-6 hours which also includes one hour of face to face encounter with gorillas, photography. After, you will get back to the lodge to relax and in the afternoon, you will visit the Batwa community for cultural exploration.

Accommodation options: Buhoma Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury), Engagi Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange), Bwindi View Bandas (Budget).

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will check out from you lodge and then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is Uganda’s second largest of all the ten national parks. Arrive early enough and rest then embark on evening game drive to see buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, birds and many others.

Accommodation options: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge (Midrange), Simba Safari Camp (Basic).

Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on a game viewing experience via Kasenyi wildlife trail. The wildlife species to look out include bush elephants, buffaloes, African lions, leopards, antelopes, warthogs, birds that make up 620 birds in the park while also enjoying the breathtaking sceneries, landscape. This will take you about 3-4 hours and after, drive back to the lodge to have lunch. At 2:00pm, you will take part in launch trip on Kazinga Channel which links Lake George to Lake Edward.  This comes with astonishing views of hippos, crocodiles, water birds and other wildlife species.

Accommodation options: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge (Midrange), Simba Safari Camp (Basic).

Day 5: Drive to Kibale National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge and after connect to Kibale National Park. A chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge also gets you a chance to look out for other primates including black and white colobus monkeys, bird species, unique flora and others. Drive to Kibale National Park to check in at your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options

Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge (Luxury); Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse/Chimps Nest (Midrange); Rwenzori View Guesthouse/Nyinabulitwa Country Resort and Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking and guided nature walks in Bigodi Wetland

Join other visitors at Kanyanchu Visitor Center after breakfast to have briefing on the set guidelines for chimpanzee tracking that begins at 7:00am and at 8:00am, you set off on actual trek together with park ranger guide. This will go for 2-4 hours and it also comes with amazing sights at other primates including black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboon, red tailed monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys as well as forest birds, flora and many more.

After one hour of magical encounter with chimps, return to the lodge to have lunch and rest then in the afternoon, visit Bigodi Wetland for a guided nature walk. This gets you astonishing sights at variety of primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, baboons as well as other mammals, birds including the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation option: Primate Lodge (Luxury), Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Midrange), Kibale Forest camp (Basic).

Day 7: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park which is 7 hours’ drive. Arrive early enough and head off to the top of the falls to witness the roaring Murchison falls as it squeezes itself into a narrow gorge of 7 meters. After, you will connect to your respective lodge to rest, dine and spend a night.

Accommodation options

Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange), Red Chili Rest Camp (Basic).

Day 8: Game viewing and launch trip at Murchison Falls National Park

Start your day with tasty cup of tea or coffee and after, meet the driver guide and embark on early morning game drive along the northern circuit of Murchison Falls National Park. While here, expect to encounter the Rothschild giraffes, African lions, antelopes, bush elephants, buffalos, birds, warthogs and others. This wildlife experience will last you about 2-3 hours and after, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and rest. At 2:00pm, you will take part in a launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls which gets you magical view of hippos, crocodiles, water birds including kingfishers, bee-eaters and many others.

Accommodation options

Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange), Red Chili Rest Camp (Basic).

Day 9: Transfer to Kampala

Get up early in the morning to enjoy your breakfast and after, take morning game drive to look out for the creatures that you missed to see the previous day. After, get back to enjoy your lunch and drive back to Kampala or Entebbe.

End of 9 days Uganda classic safari

Tour Cost Includes 

  • Gorilla trekking permits ($600)
  • Chimpanzee tracking ($150 per person)
  • Batwa cultural experience
  • Game drive and boat cruise
  • All activities in the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari car
  • Full time English speaking driver guide

Tour Cost Excludes 

  • Visa fees
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry services, airfares, telephone call, cigarettes, optional activities, hotel fees in Entebbe or Kampala
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