9 Days Uganda Safaris Tour, Gorilla Trekking, & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

This 9 Days Uganda safaris tour itinerary includes gorilla trekking & chimpanzee trekking with a wildlife watching experience.

The itinerary includes a visit to Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife tour.

Have a chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park, wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park.

After gorilla trekking, you will have the chance to relax at Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest in the country and there are several activities that can be done while there and these include an island tour, swimming, zip-lining, community tour, bird watching, and relaxing.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and evening visit to Bigodi wetland

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a tour in Fort Portal

Day 5: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

Day 6: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Day 8: Relax at Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Return drive to Kampala

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Hippo in Kazinga Channel – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda safari tour

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, your driver guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to a hotel where you will rest from jet lag.

This is especially if the flight arrival is in the afternoon when no activity or transfer can be done.

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park

At your hotel, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer drive to Kibale Forest National Park. You will have lunch enroute and arrive at a booked hotel for check in and dinner by evening.

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in the morning and evening visit to bigodi wetland

You will have a morning chimpanzee trekking experience in search of one of man’s closest relatives.

Trek through the forest for several hours searching for the chimpanzees as they go about their life in their natural habitat.

Enjoy seeing the chimps and listening to them before trekking back to the park headquarters.

Return to hotel for lunch and refresh before going for a nature walk in the bigodi wetland. Later on return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a tour in Fort Portal

From Kibale Forest National Park, you will have breakfast then after board your safari vehicle for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.  You will have a city tour and lunch in Fort Portal before continuing to the park.

Arriving in the park, you then have an evening game drive through the park in search of wildlife. Later transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 of the 9 Days Uganda safaris tour: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise

Go for an early morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park savannah plains. Have an opportunity to see several wildlife species including serval cats, lions, elephants, kobs, antelopes and many more.

After about 4 hours searching through the several trails, you will then head back to hotel for lunch before going for an evening boat cruise.

The boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is famous to be very rewarding with wildlife sightings. Later on have a short sunset game drive enroute to hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Visit the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions and more wildlife.

Spend about 4 hours on the game drive then go for lunch at a hotel before an afternoon transfer drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive in time for check in t hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing from the park guides. Thereafter head to the jungle for gorilla trekking that starts from 8:00am.

Head to the forest for a trek that lasts about 2 to 4 hours or more depending on where the mountain gorillas have spent their night.

After meeting with the gorillas, you spend a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas. After an encounter with the giant gorillas, you trek back to the start point.

Remember to carry some drinking water and snacks or foods to keep you energized. Receive a congratulatory certificate at the park headquarters and then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 8 of the 9 Days Uganda safaris tour: Relax at Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up at leisure and spend the day at Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is croc and bilharzia free therefore you can swim and have great shots at the lake.

Choose activities as you desire during your stay and relax at this very beautiful lake. Have meals and relax at a hotel close to the lake.

Day 9: Return drive to Kampala

On the last day of the trip, have breakfast then be driven back to Kampala with lunch enroute. Drop off at hotel/place of residence or airport.

End of 9 days Uganda safaris tour

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