Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

The 9 days Uganda wildlife safari or 9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is more than just a tour but a memorable 9 days adventure in the wild. Your exclusive big five wildlife tour is a round trip in Uganda from central Uganda to northern Uganda, south Western Uganda and back to central Uganda. The trip features Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, game drive and boat cruise at Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park and gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Early morning, you are driven from Kampala to Murchison Falls park starting off the wildlife encounter experience with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot 128km to Murchison falls park. You spend the night at a close accommodation to Murchison falls park where you then do a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls the next day. From Murchison falls national park, you are driven to the shores of lake Albert for a wilderness experience then continue to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk the next day. From here you continue to Queen Elizabeth national park for another game drive and boat cruise then to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you do gorilla trekking. You are driven back to Kampala on the last day of your trip with a stop at the equator line.

Highlights of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Day 1: Early morning after breakfast from a lodge in Kampala, your driver guide will pick you up for a road drive to Murchison Falls National Park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 2: In the morning, you go for an early morning game drive, have lunch, undertake an evening boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls at Murchison falls national park.

Day 3: You take another morning game drive, check out of your lodge then be driven to Hoima past the scenic Albertine rift having bush dinner and spending the night at Lake Albert lodge in the evening.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park with a tour to the scenic crater lakes arriving in the evening.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park for about 2-4hours then take a nature walk at Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 6: After breakfast, you are driven from Kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for a launch trip/boat cruise on the kazinga channel home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippopotamuses.

Day 7: You undertake a morning game drive, have lunch and later on in the afternoon be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking.

Day 8: Following relaxed breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking in Bwindi that starts by 8:00am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 9: In the morning, you have the last breakfast on your trip then embark on a road drive back to Kampala with a stop at the equator line for photography.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

9 days Uganda wildlife safariEarly morning after breakfast, a knowledgeable Uganda safari guide picks you up from a hotel or lodge in Kampala for a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Before arriving to the park, a branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary after about a 2-3hours drive from Kampala starts off your Uganda wildlife tour experience as you track Rhinos on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check in to a prior booked accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax and spend the night.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 2 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

9 days Uganda wildlife safariA hot cup of coffee starts your day then after you are driven to Murchison falls park for a morning game drive starting at 7:00am for an opportunity to sight several wildlife species. The Elephants, lions, waterbucks and buffaloes alongside other species are part of what you sight this morning. After 2-4 hours of the drive, you then return to your lodge/hotel for lunch or have packed lunch depending on your hotel of accommodation.

In the afternoon at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the 45m thunderous Murchison falls where numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles reside. From the bottom of the falls, you hike for about 40 minutes to the top of the falls. At the top of the falls, you meet your driver guide waiting to transfer you to your accommodation facility.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Yet another morning to have a chance to see more wildlife species, you take a morning game drive. Driving through the vast savannah plains, you are driven in a 4×4 safari vehicle as you sight more wildlife. After then, you are driven for lunch and then driven past the scenic Albertine rift with a great landscape. You arrive to Hoima in the evening where you check in to Lake Albert Lodge and have bush dinner in the wilderness.

Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge

Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

You have a relaxed breakfast at lake Albert lodge then your driver guide takes you on a road drive to Kibale forest national park in south western Uganda. Before arrival, you go for a crater Lake tour at Fort Portal, a trail with a picturesque landscape that will amaze you. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

You have early breakfast then embark on a drive to Kibale forest park for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Chimpanzee trekking Starts at 8:00am lasting 2-5 hours in the jungle with only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees as you glimpse at them at play, chunk fruits and interact. After chimpanzee trekking, you return for lunch at your lodging facility then transfer to Bigodi wetland (about 15 minutes’ drive) for a nature walk in a wetland filled with several bird species. For dinner, relaxation and overnight stay, you return to your accommodation facility.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Early morning, you have relaxed breakfast then be driven to Queen Elizabeth National park. Taking about 3 hours, this scenic drive takes you to the park arriving in the afternoon. Depending on the booked accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you check in and have lunch or have picnic lunch then go for a boat cruise on the 45km long kazinga channel. This is home to Africa’s biggest population of hippopotamuses alongside crocodiles and many bird species. You later on take a mini game drive back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge/Katara Lodge (Luxury), Enganzi Lodges/Park view safari lodge (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

In the morning, you go for a game drive through the park in search of the wild species where you sight animals like lions, elephants, leopards and many more. The game drive lasts about 2-4hours than after you return to the lodge for lunch and check out then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour the next day. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 8 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

This morning you go gorilla trekking therefore expect to be up early for breakfast then take a drive to Bwindi forest park for the start of the trek at a specific gorilla trekking sector. At the trek start point, you go for briefing from the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette for about 30minutes starting at 8:00am at the same time you are allocated a gorilla family to trek in accordance to your physical ability. Spending about 2-8 hours in the jungle, only 1single hour is spent in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla trekking tour certificate is received at the end of the trek at the trek start point where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you back to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

Accommodation options: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

You have early morning breakfast and start off for a drive back to Kampala. During this time, you have the opportunity to see the different side of the country driving past the Kigezi highlands along the Mbarara-Masaka road. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop on the shops along the road.

End of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari /9 days wildlife tour, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Adventure only awaits those who are ready to great on the road to the destination. Within a 9 days tour, you can go to all the three countries that host mountain gorillas, a gorilla safari Rwanda or Congo gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park respectively are part of the tours you can undertake. Within East Africa, more wildlife experiences can be enjoyed on a Kenya wildlife safari or wildlife safari in Tanzania.

Have adventure and discover amazing moments of an African safari in just 9 days.