9 days Ultimate Uganda Safari

Uganda

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Discover the rich wildlife, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture of Uganda on this 9-day safari adventure. Visit iconic national parks, track gorillas, and embark on thrilling game drives.

Day 1 Arrival and pick up from Entebbe

Your guide will pick you on arrival at Entebbe international airport

Day 2  Drive to Kibale national park

After breakfast at the hotel in Entebbe, you will start your journey to the western part of Uganda enjoying the views of tea plantations along the way and also the scenic hills and other attractions.

You will check in at the lodge and have your lunch and in the evening, you will have an optional tour around Fort Portal to visit the king’s palace or engage in a cultural tour and after return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation; Turaco treetops lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi tour

You will wake up early for breakfast at the lodge and proceed to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu for a briefing on chimpanzee trekking. You will be briefed by the rangers and also divided into groups to begin your search for the chimpanzees in Kibale forest. During the search for the chimpanzees, you will encounter other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and also a variety of bird and butterfly species. You will also learn about the different tree species found in the forest.

An hour will be spent with the chimpanzees when you find them in Kibale forest and you will enjoy taking photos and recording the chimpanzees and observing their behavior. After completing the activity, you will return to the park headquarters where you will receive your certificates. You will also engage in the Bigodi tour during your visit to Kibale national park which is a guided nature walk and also an activity to experience the rich biodiversity and beauty of the Bigodi wetlands. Bigodi is also a good birding spot and you will see various bird species during your tour and see more primates like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, L’hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys and also blue monkeys. After this tour, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation; Turaco treetops lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 4 Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park and Kazinga boat cruise

You will have breakfast and check out of the lodge in Kibale national park and your guide will drive you to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in time for lunch at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth national park.

After lunch you will engage in a boat cruise which takes place on Kazinga channel where Lake Edward and Lake George meet. During the boat cruise, you will enjoy seeing bird species along the water shores and also see wildlife species such as schools of hippos, buffalos, elephants, Nile crocodiles among others. After the boat cruise, you will be driven to the lodge for a relaxing evening and dinner and overnight stay overlooking the open plains of Queen Elizabeth national park.

Accommodation; Parkview safari lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 5 Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park

You will start the day with breakfast at the lodge and you will engage in game drives around Queen Elizabeth national park in the morning and in the afternoon in search of wildlife species such as elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes, hippos and many others.

After the game drives you will be driven to the lodge to have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation; Parkview safari lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 6 Drive to Bwindi national park

After breakfast at the lodge and checking out, you will engage in a morning game drive around Queen Elizabeth national park in search of wildlife species like lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, impalas, waterbucks among others and then continue your drive to Bwindi national park.

Accommodation; Four gorillas lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 7 Gorilla Trekking and optional batwa cultural tour

You will wake up for early breakfast at the lodge and your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking briefing. After briefing, you will be divided into groups of 8 and allocated rangers. You will move into the Bwindi impenetrable forest to being the search for the gorillas following different trails and when you find the gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them.

After seeing the gorillas, return to the park headquarters to receive your certificates.  You will engage in an optional batwa cultural tour and interact with the locals, get to know more about their culture, watch and participate in traditional dances and later your guide will drive you to the lodge.

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Accommodation; Four gorillas lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 8 Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Your guide will pick you up from the lodge after breakfast and you will start the drive to Lake Bunyonyi. You will enjoy views of terraced hills and also visit the different islands of Bunyonyi during a boat ride with the locals who will also tell you stories about the islands.

After the boat ride, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation; Arcadia lodge

Meal plan; full board

Day 9 Drive to Kampala

After having breakfast at the hotel in Bunyonyi, you will start your drive to Kampala and your guide will drop you off which will bring the tour to an end.

 

 

Included/Exclude

 
  • 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Hotels during the safari
  • Boat cruises
  • Guide fees
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses like water, laundry
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas

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Accepts Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed

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