9 days Uganda Safaris & Chimpanzee tracking

9 days Uganda Safaris and Primate tracking tour will be a round trip, which includes Gorilla tracking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga, visit the Uganda big fives animals in Murchison falls and Ziwa sanctuary, boat cruise in both Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth with guided game drives and Nature walks and finally conclude with canoe ride and relaxation in lake Bunyonyi.

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Uganda Safaris and Primate tracking

Detailed itinerary for 9 days Uganda Safaris and primate tracking tour

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park

After your morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison falls National Park, with an en-route branch off to Nakasongola at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking, have lunch and continue to the Park, check into your reserved lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Lunch and dinner.

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Paraa safari lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge
  • Budget: Heritage safari lodge

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise

Have breakfast, then transfer to the park for game drive to spot wildlife like the Cape Buffaloes, African Elephant, Lions, Leopards, Uganda kob, Warthogs, Giraffes, Reedbuck to mention but a few. After relax have lunch and embark on an afternoon launch cruise to the bottom of the falls where you will find crocodiles, Hippos and lots of birds. You can opt to hike to the top of the falls where you will meet the driver thus return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Paraa safari lodge
  • Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge
  • Budget: Heritage safari lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Bigodi walk

After breakfast, drive to Kibale forest National Park, check into your reserved lodge in time for lunch. Most importantly transfer to Bigodi wetland where you will have a view of over 200 bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Kyaninga lodge
  • Midrange: Primates lodge
  • Budget: Chimpanzee guest house

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, pick your packed lunch and set off to the park offices for briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee. After an hours with the chimps, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check in to your reserved lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Twins lakes safari lodge
  • Budget: Bush lodge

Day 5: Morning game drive – boat cruise – evening game drive

Early morning after breakfast, transfer to the park for a game drive with a chance to see African Elephants, Leopard, Lions, Cape Buffaloes, Uganda kob, Bush baby and lots of birds. Besides that have lunch thus embark on an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel to see crocodiles, Hippos and lots of birds. Return to the lodge, refresh and head back to the park for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Twins lakes safari lodge
  • Budget: Bush lodge

Day 6: Morning game drive in Ishasha – transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast, checkout of the lodge and start the morning game drive through Ishasha home of climbing lions, lunch en route Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, check into your reserved lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Buhoma safari lodge
  • Midrange: silverback lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma community rest camp

Day 7: Gorilla tracking Bwindi and Batwa community walk

Early morning after breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters with packed lunch for briefing by the ranger about these gentle giants. The tracking starts at 8:00 am and as soon as you sight these Gorillas you are allowed 1 hour with them. Return to the lodge for refreshment and later go for Batwa community walk thus enjoy their dances and vibrant songs. Continue to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Buhoma safari lodge
  • Midrange: silverback lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma community rest camp

Day 8: Transfer to Mgahinga for golden monkey then Lake Bunyonyi.

Have breakfast and then transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park straight to the park headquarters for briefing about the golden monkeys, enter the forest and track after check out of the Park, lunch en route and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, check into your reserved accommodation for refreshment, dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation option:

  • Luxury: Bunyonyi overland resort
  • Midrange: Bunyonyi safari resort
  • Budget: Bushara island camp

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi canoe ride and transfer to Kampala

Have breakfast and set off for a morning boat canoe on the second deepest lake in Africa with a beautiful sight of Islands and lots of birds. Check out and transfer to Kampala, lunch en route in Mbarara, make a brief game drive in Lake Mburo National park with a chance of sighting Zebras, another stop over at the equator for pictures and purchase of souvenirs thus arrive in Kampala late in the afternoon and be dropped off to your desired destination. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

9 days Uganda Safaris and primate tracking tour include:

  • 4×4 safari vehicle with Fuel
  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Golden monkeys tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Batwa cultural walk
  • Game drives and boat ride
  • Professional driver guide

9 days Uganda Safaris and primate tracking tour exclude:

  • Accommodation before and after the safari
  • Tips to the local guides / driver
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, Uganda visa)
  • International flights