9 days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking Safari

9 Days
From $8,323
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Super Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: road trip to Murchison Falls

Day 3: game drive and boat cruise

Day 4: Journey to Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Explore the park

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi Scenery safari

Day 9: Return to Entebbe airport

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to Hotel

An AA Safaris tour driver will welcome you to Uganda at the Entebbe International Airport and drive you through the Entebbe town to your hotel for the night in Kampala.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Speke hotel kampala
Day 2,3: road trip to Murchison Falls, game drive and boat cruise

His day will begin with you having breakfast at the hotel then the AA Safari driver will start you on the drive to your first national park; Murchison Falls. A drive takes you northwest of Uganda, you will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will track rhinos within the conservation area for hours in the wild created for them by Rhino Fund Uganda and UWA. It is a must for all those interested in rhino trekking to have insect repellent, long pants, and closed shoes. Sit for lunch then continue to Murchison Falls National Park which is the oldest park in Uganda. The sights within this national park are unforgettable especially the falls where you see the Great River Nile squeeze through a 7-meter wide canyon. The plummeting of water causes a rainbow that gives an illusion of being there endlessly.

Wake up early for breakfast and a game drive in the park where you will see kobs, antelopes, elephants, waterbucks, lions, giraffes, and hippos plus various bird species. The guide will take you for a boat ride cruise on the River Nile where you will definitely see hippos and crocodiles along the river banks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge
Days 4,5: Journey to Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Explore the park

The day’s road trip is southwest to a district city called Fort Portal located in Mountain Rwenzori’s ranges’ shadow. It’s warm, quiet and green. Have lunch at any clean restaurant chosen by the guide. Drive and see the tea plantations then go through Queen Elizabeth national park for sightseeing along the way to your accommodation option.

The tour guide will, after breakfast, take you for a wildlife game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will see lions, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, buffalos. Take photos of the wild animals in their natural habitats as they start the day as the birds chirp in the trees nearby. Return to your accommodation area for lunch then go for the afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see various bird species fly to the river banks, some will be seated on the backs of hippos while others sit on the waters. See the waterbucks, hippos, crocodiles in the River Nile banks. Go Crater Lake exploring

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 6&7: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Early morning, be driven to the park headquarters for a briefing before heading down the pathways into the Maramagambo forest, famous for the highest number of primates’ species in East Africa, and spend the morning hours in Kyambura gorge following and watching the chimpanzees’ way of life while in their natural habitat. After lunch, hop into the tour vehicle and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the second oldest national park in Uganda and is famous for having over 360 mountain gorillas in Uganda. During this tour, you will spend a morning tracking one of the 13 mountain gorillas family where you will, under the watchful eye of a park guide, will follow one gorilla family as they go about their daily activities like hunting, feeding, resting in the forest, climbing trees for fruit, playing. Please keep silent during the trek so as not to startle the gorillas, no flash photography around the gorillas, no feeding the animals, no mimicking the sounds made by the gorillas and keep a distance of at least 6 meters.

It will take 2-9 hours to find and watch the gorillas depending on their movement. After this activity, the AA Safari guide will drive you to Kabale town where you will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcano
Day 8&9: Lake Bunyonyi Scenery safari, departure

After breakfast, you will drive from Kabale to Lake Bunyonyi where you will enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise on this lake which is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Go hiking to see the view of islands around the lake, various birds will be seen during the hike. After this, the AA Safaris guide will transport you to Kampala. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, then at the Equator for photography and a little shopping spree. You will reach Kampala in the evening and will be dropped at a hotel for the night

AA Safaris driver will pick you from the hotel at a pre-agreed upon a time to take you to the Entebbe airport for your flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake chahafi resort

Expectations

This safari tour package includes visiting the unique Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, enjoy River Nile via Murchison Falls national park for a wildlife drive and boat ride, visit the famous Bwindi impenetrable national park to see the mountain gorillas, lake Bunyonyi awaits to give you an unforgettable memory of sitting on its waters for activities like canoe rides. This tour allows you to visit and explore towns like Kampala, Fort Portal and Kabale.

Accomodations

Speke hotel kampala
For accommodation in Kampala, Speke Hotel is your right choice. We offer the best accommodation in Uganda to make your stay a memorable one. We are the first and one of the oldest hotels in Kampala Uganda, named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke who discovered the source of River.Nile. Built in the British Colonial times of 1920s, the hotel is perfectly placed as the starting point for exploring Uganda's rich History. Speke Hotel kampala is situated at the heart of Kampala City, just 30 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The hotel has 50 ensuite rooms and all the modern luxury hotel facilities that one would expect in a five star hotel.
Nile Safari Lodge
Being strongly attached to Uganda and Murchison Falls National Park in particular, for more than 20 years, Nile Safari Lodge is a family project that aspires to offer the most environmental friendly eco-lodge in Uganda while providing our guests with outstanding hospitality and adventures. Nile Safari Lodge is a luxurious lodge that provides an unforgettable wildlife experience within the scenic beauty of the Murchison Falls National Park.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
Volcano
Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge is the finest gorilla lodge at Bwindi. With dramatic intense views of the forest canopy across a serene stream, it is one of Africa’s unique lodges. The property has dramatic views of the impenetrable forest and is a great place to spot the monkeys and birds hidden in the foliage. It is being transformed and will be completed in 2020 to feature 2 deluxe bandas, upgraded standard bandas, a new dining room, and sauna added to the Humula Forest Spa.
Lake chahafi resort
Lake Chahafi Resort sits just 20 minutes away from Kisoro town, in an area of completely unspoilt natural beauty. On three sides, it is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Virungas, on the fourth, the highest of the Virunga peaks, Mt Muhavura rises majestically up on its own. A perfect peaceful retreat from the busy town, come and spend a day relaxing at the lake, or a cosy evening next to the fireplace in the bar before a night in one of the permanent canvas tent ensuite cabins.

Availability and Prices

Mar 10, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 8,323
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 11,174
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages