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9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

The 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari will guide you from Kampala to Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. This safari will start and end in Entebbe.

Highlights for the 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

  • City tour
  • Game drives
  • Launch cruises
  • Chimp trekking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • A Visit to Lake Katwe salt work

Brief itinerary for the 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

  • Day1: arrival and city tour
  • Day2: transfer to Murchison falls
  • Day3: game drive and launch cruise
  • Day4: transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day5: game drive and boat cruise
  • Day6: chimp trekking and boat cruise
  • Day7: transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha sector
  • Day8: gorilla trekking
  • Day9: transfer to Entebbe.

9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

Detailed itinerary for the 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

Day 1: Arrival and City Tour

On your arrival, you will be picked up by our representative who will drive you around Kampala for a Kampala city tour as you  view the different attractions in the city starting from the Entebbe botanical gardens ,Uganda wildlife Education Centre, owino  and Nakasero markets, Gadaffi mosque, and more others. Dinner and overnight

Victoria Serena

The Boma Guest House

Golden tulip

Cassia lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After your mouthwatering breakfast, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest of Uganda one of Uganda’s biggest and most spectacular park. The park is endorsed with many attractions from the fantastic Murchison Falls to the wildlife and more. On your way to Murchison you may opt for a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary and you will have lunch along the way. Dinner and overnight

Murchison River lodge

Pakuba safari lodge

Day 3: Morning Game Drive, Launch Cruise and Hike To The Falls

Have a tranquil breakfast and head out to the park for a morning game drive as this gives you a great opportunity to view various animals as they look for their food. These animals may include lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribi, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes, hippos and birds’ species .after a yummy lunch; proceed to Albert Nile for a launch cruise as you view the various water animals on the banks of the river then hike to the magnificent falls to take pictures .dinner and overnight stay at

Murchison River lodge

Pakuba safari lodge

Day 4: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your breakfast, set off to Queen Elizabeth wildlife park previously known as Kazinga national park .it is located in western Uganda and known for its abundant wildlife like the tree climbing lions. On arrival check into your lodge dinner and overnight stay

Mazike safari lodge

Parkview safari lodge

Engazi game lodge

Day 5: Game Drive And Boat Cruise

Wake up for an early morning game drive in the park as this gives you an opportunity to view the various animals as they hunt their prey for food thus making your morning game drive the best option. These animals may include, leopards, and lions, different antelope species, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, warthogs, waterbucks, etc .after your game drive, continue to the lodge for a late breakfast as you relax and wait for your lunch at the lodge.

Later you will head out for a boat cruise at the 32km Kazinga channel that joins Lake Edward to Lake George. For birders; they will have a chance to view the various bird species at the banks as Queen Elizabeth national park is a birders’ paradise with over 606 species including a variety of migratory and Albertine Rift Endemics. Go back to the lodge dinner and overnight stay at

Mazike safari lodge

Parkview safari lodge

Engazi game lodge

Day 6: Chimp Tracking and Visit Lake Katwe Salt Work

After a morning breakfast meet up with the park ranger at the briefing center to brief you about the chimpanzee tracking does and don’ts. Chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park is carried out in Kyambura Gorge where there are quite a lot of habituated Chimpanzees.

The panorama within this gorge is very magnificent and there are several other mammals plus birds to be seen as you start out in the morning on your chimpanzee trekking voyage. After a lunch break head out to Lake Katwe salt work to view the locals mining salt and learn more about all the process involved. Dinner and overnight stay at

Mazike safari lodge

Parkview safari lodge

Engazi game lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Via Ishasha Sector

You will transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park after your morning breakfast as you pass through the Ishasha sector known for its famous climbing lions as that can be spotted on your lucky day. Proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Dinner and overnight stay at

Chameleon hill lodge

Ichumbi gorilla lodge

The Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Have an early morning breakfast and set off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park’s briefing centre where you will meet up with the park ranger to brief you about the regulations of gorilla trekking. Then proceed to the park for this adventurous activity not forgetting your packed lunch as the time spent in the search for the gorgeous gorillas is not known. You will be led by the park ranger who helps you to track them basing on where they were last seen the day before.

Gorilla trekking is an experience that lives you with memories basing on the various activities that involve the whole activity like hiking and climbing those hills as you search for the gorillas but one need to be fit to be able to hike the hilly areas. After gorilla trekking, head back to the lodge refresh and relax for the evening (learn more about gorilla trekking here). Dinner and overnight stay

Chameleon hill lodge

Ichumbi gorilla lodge

The Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 9: Transfer Back to Kampala/Entebbe.

After your breakfast, set off to Kampala with a stopover at the equator to take pictures and perform the water experience then embark on your journey to the airport for your return flight.

Inclusions for the 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimp tracking permits
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Launch cruises
  • Game Drives.
  • Gorilla Tracking permit
  • Transportation in Safari Land cruiser
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • all accommodations while on tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Katwe salt works visit

Exclusions for the 9 days wildlife and primates safari

  • International flight
  • Visa fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Drinks and tips

What to carry for gorilla and chimp trekking on your 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

  • Hiking Boots
  • Garden Gloves
  • Rain Jacket
  • Long Sleeved Shirts/Blouse
  • Energy Giving snacks
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Hat and Sun Glasses
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • Insect repellants

Gorilla trekking rules and regulations to follow on your 9 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

Before you set out

  • Don’t visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
  • Human waste should be buried 30cm (12) deep along with the toilet paper.
  • Maximum Eight number of visitors are permitted to visit a gorilla group

When you are with the gorillas

  • keep a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are not allowable on the tour.
  • If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can easily catch coughs and colds from humans.
  • Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day.
  • Don’t use flash photography

Chimpanzee tracking rule to follow on your 9 days wildlife and primate safari

  • Don’t visit them when you are sick as they may catch diseases
  • Do not litter the forest
  • Human waste should be buried 30cm deep along with the toilet paper and ease yourself off the trail.
  • Keep a distance of at least 8meters (25feet) from the chimps
  • Do not mimic chimps’ vocalization as you may not know what you are saying
  • Do not eat near the chimps
  • Do not chase the chimps
  • Do not use flash photography