9-Day Best Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking

Uganda
  • 6 Days
  • Max People : 26+
  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot
  • Wifi Available
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9-Day Best Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking

A 9-day trip to Uganda focusing on wildlife, gorillas, and chimpanzees sounds like an incredible adventure! Uganda is known for its diverse and rich wildlife, and it offers excellent opportunities for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park, located in northwestern Uganda. The park is known for its spectacular waterfall and abundant wildlife. Arrive in the afternoon and take a boat safari on the Nile River to observe hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park

Start your day with an early morning game drive across the savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park. Look out for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffalos, and other wildlife. In the afternoon, hike to the top of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge, creating a magnificent sight.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Leave Murchison Falls and drive to Kibale Forest National Park, famous for its population of chimpanzees. The journey takes you through beautiful landscapes and rural villages. Arrive in the afternoon and relax at your lodge.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest

Today, you’ll go on an exciting chimpanzee trekking adventure. Accompanied by experienced guides, explore the forest in search of these intelligent primates. Observe their behavior, listen to their calls, and learn about their conservation. In the afternoon, you can take a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, home to numerous bird species and other primates.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge, where you can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its tree-climbing lions, elephants, buffalos, and an array of antelope species. In the afternoon, take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. This boat trip offers fantastic opportunities to spot hippos, crocodiles, and birds.

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today, you’ll travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. The scenic drive takes you through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you might spot the famous tree-climbing lions. Arrive in Bwindi in the afternoon and relax at your lodge.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The highlight of your trip will be gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, hike through the dense forest in search of a gorilla family. Once you find them, spend an unforgettable hour observing and photographing these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Return to Entebbe and Departure

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre or explore the local markets for souvenirs. In the evening, you’ll be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure.

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of our 9-Day Best Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking

Please note that this itinerary is a suggestion, and it can be customized according to your preferences and the availability of permits for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. It’s essential to book your permits well in advance, as they are limited.

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