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9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari, Including Chimp & Gorilla Trekking.

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9-Day Wildlife Sighting Safari – Including Chimp & Gorilla Trekking.

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, pick up and transfer to the booked accommodation/9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari

9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari, Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a professional driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will transfer to the booked accommodation (Entebbe). Optional (at extra cost): In case you have had an early landing in Uganda and interested, you can proceed to visit the Entebbe Botanical Garden. The Garden is one of the places around Entebbe where you can spot many species of birds and a few primates such as: the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys. It is also a place of tranquility and peace, a feast for the eyes with notable absence of people and you simply immerse in nature with the sounds of birds breaking the stillness of the moment.

Location: Kampala.

Accommodation:

Luxury Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange Boma guest house
Budget Via Via guest house

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

Day 2: Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Murchison falls National Park.

After breakfast, the assigned driver-guide will pick you and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. There will be a stop for lunch en route. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening. Optional: If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation:

  Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
 Midrange Budongo Eco Lodge
Budget Pakuba Safari lodge

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive, afternoon boat trip to the base and top of falls.

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including: lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. OPTIONAL: If interested, you may opt for the hot air balloon safari (instead) at an extra cost (on ground).

After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. Continue with a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation:

  Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
 Midrange Budongo Eco Lodge
Budget Pakuba Safari lodge

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 4: Exit Murchison Falls and transfer to kibale National Park.

After breakfast at your accommodation, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park – popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. 9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari,The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and relax. Optional (at extra cost): If interested and time allows, you may go for; Bigodi swamp walk, crater lakes excursion, or visit The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves for some cultural/historical insights.

Accommodation:

Luxury Kyaninga Lodge
Midrange Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
 Budget Chimpundu Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 5: Chimp Trekking Kibale forest and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ post where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking (Kibale Forest) and you will be left amazed by the presence of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour in their presence. 10-Day Trip to Uganda,You will return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the late afternoon and check into the booked accommodation. Optional (no cost): If interested and time allows, you may go for a brief afternoon-evening game drive.

Accommodation:

Luxury Marafiki Safari Lodge
Midrange Pumba Safari Cottages.
Budget Enganzi Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 6: Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along Kazinga channel/9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch.

 

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. 9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari,You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation. Optional (extra cost): If interested, you may go for twin lakes hike after the boat trip.

Accommodation:

Luxury Marafiki Safari Lodge
Midrange Pumba Safari Cottages.
Budget Enganzi Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 7: Exit Queen and transfer to Bwindi with an en of game viewing the Ishasha area.

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). 9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari, hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!

Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups, which you will trek. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Accommodation:

Luxury Buhoma Lodge
Midrange Bakiga Lodge
Budget Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking Bwindi and transfer to lake bunyonyi for relaxation/9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. 10-Day Trip to Uganda, The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates.

Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. 9 Day Wildlife Sighting Safari, The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Accommodation:

Luxury Arcadia Cottage Lake Bunyonyi
Midrange Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Budget Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

 

Day 9: Depart Lake Bunyonyi and return to Entebbe airport.

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route lunch and a stop at the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest.10-Day Trip to Uganda, Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport to catch your flight back home (recommended for 19:00 onwards). Thus the end of the tour.

Thank you for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations and we hope to see you soon.

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: On Accommodation

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

 

Tour Includes:

Airport transfers

4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

Accommodation & all meals above

All park entrances fees

Drinking water in the vehicle

Mentioned activities

 

Tour Excludes:

International visas

Accommodation facilities while in Kampala

All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health:

Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required

COVID19 certificate

Visas:

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

 

Flights:

It is imperative that you confirm your onward /return flights.

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