9-Day Best of Uganda Safari

9-Day Best of Uganda Safari in Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Murchison Fall, Nile river and Lake Bunyonyi Mid range

Tour description:

Uganda has the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the endangered mountain gorilla, one of the rarest animals on the planet. This Uganda Primate safari is the antithesis of the sedentary safari experience without being overly strenuous and showcases the beauty and rich bio-diversity of the country. Brace yourself for Uganda’s highlights including exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla trekking.

Safari start and end from Uganda

Day 1: Arrival to Entebbe.

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight at the hotel selected. Just before an unique experience to discover the Bwindi Forest National Park and meet the Gorillas while overnight at 2 friend beach hotel

Breakfast is included

Day 2:  Murchison Falls

After breakfast drive northwards to the renowned Murchison Falls national park, with a stopover for your lunch in Masindi and also another at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rare rhinos that are protected in this sanctuary. Later arrive in Murchison falls national park also Ugandas largest well protected wildlife area covering 3,840 Sq km. Move to the top of the Falls to view the natural beauty of these falls. At this place, the river squeezes itself through a 7 meter narrow gorge from a width of more than 1 km and drops below with a thunderous roar forming a water spray that rainbow that results into a stunning rainbow the wonders of Nile River! Dine and slumber while dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 3:Boat Cruise on River Nile

Have an early delicious breakfast, explore the Northern part hosting a high number of Savannah wildlife, this game drive offers great opportunities for photography of elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as hippos, and in case you are fortunate even the leopards, in addition to a big number of bird species. Following lunch, have for a 2 hour boat-cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls from where great volumes water escapes through the small gorge forming an immense thunderous roar. During this boat ride you will see several water birds plus mammals in big numbers like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.

Have a hefty breakfast, depart from the Murchison Falls NP to Queen Elizabeth NP as you drive Southwest through Fort-portal and the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Have lunch on the way at Mountains of the Moon Hotel found in Fort Portal town. From here continue to Mweya peninsula found in the Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in the Park in the evening, have dinner and overnight at bush lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 5: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth.

After an early breakfast, have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and also Albertine Rift Endemics. Dine and overnight Bush lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 6: Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and chimp track in Kyambura Gorge

Have breakfast and set out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel for wonder game viewing and bird watching, head back to the lodge for your lunch and then continue to the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. If you are still on time you can go for a forest walk in Mara magambo forest to explore the bat cave as you look for pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and overnight at Bush lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions

On this day have an early breakfast and drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest via Ishasha region in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth to see tree-climbing lions that are prevalent in this area. Continue to where you will have lunch along the way. Have a community walk (the Batwa -Pygmy cultural experience and entertainment) in the evening. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Ichumbi lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest lead by the rangers. In case you are fortunate, it makes take you about 2 hours or even less to see amazing Bwindi giants. The experience of coming face to face with these peaceful primates is very overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch after tracking the gorillas and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will at Lake Bunyonyi resort

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day 9: Drive to Entebbe for your outbound flight

After your breakfast, you will prepare and check out of your lodge, thereafter be transferred to Kampala. You will stopover at the Equator for photographs and lunch, then proceed to Kampala, arriving in time for a transfer for your international flight at Entebbe International airport.

Breakfast is included

Total price for 2 people is $5400

Price For a solo private is $3800

The price includes:

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Boat drive
  • Transport
  • mid range safari accommodations
  • English speaking professional driver/guide
  • Meals
  • Mineral bottled water

The price excludes:

  • International ticket
  • Tips
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas