By ropani

9 days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive from Kampala in the morning with your guide to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s largest park and home to 451 bird species and 76 mammal species. Your eyes will be fed with lots of sightings along the way as you will enjoy a bottle of drinking water. Have a number of stops in Masindi for lunch and also at the top of the waterfalls.

There is nothing as thrilling as watching the River Nile make its way a 8 m crevice and dropping nearly 45 meters below as it continues with its course. Due to the great power of the falls, you will realize that the ground here is actually shaking; this is very impressive as a rainbow is also found. There after continue to your lodge and check in, have dinner and an overnight stay. Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat cruise

On this day, you will have a tasty breakfast and set out for a game drive. The tour guide will lead you to the finest places to easily see the animals. You will certainly enjoy Ugandas true wilderness as you will be taking the best pictures that will be unforgettable on this safari. The thrill will be seeing lions, lioness plus their cubs together with other wild animals such as elephants plus giraffes moving, buffaloes and antelopes grazing in the savannah.

Head back to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some rest as you prepare for the afternoon Nile boat cruise. On the boat you will have a great time on the Victoria Nile, the boat takes you to the bottom of the falls. You will observe various animals like elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, water bucks and also birds such as the storks, fish eagle among others. While at the bottom of the falls you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfalls. Return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge(Full Board)

Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest; you will take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fort portal town and continue as you will have great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge.

You could go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge(Full Board)

Day 4: Kibale Forest- Morning Chimpanzee trekking

Get up so early for breakfast and head to the park, where you will be brief and later start off with Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Kibale forest is among the charming places well-known for different primates and several crater lakes within Uganda.

In the morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment. These chimps are also exciting and this very close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience on your trip. After lunch you will drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Have a delicious dinner and night rest. Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge(Full Board)

Day 5: Game drive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

Enjoy your breakfast and set out for a game drive through the Kasenyi track and other tracks where you have a chance to observe different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes and if lucky enough leopards together with amazing beautiful bird species. Queen Elizabeth has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, forests and over 600 bird species which live in the park.

With this, its scenery is spectacular with crater lakes like Nyamunuka and various shrubs and forests. Later head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel; this is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for a night rest and dinner.

Accommodation ; Mweya Safari Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast transfer to  Bwindi via the Ishasha sector as you will have a chance to observe tree-climbing lions in the wild. Bwindi National Park is home to over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 27 frog species among others and covering an area of 331 sq. km. Have lunch en route and continue with your journey combined with amazing and spectacular views of banana, tea plantations and the overall green vegetation of the area. On reaching the park check in at lodge of preference. Have dinner and overnight stay as you wait n the big day for gorilla tracking.

Accommodation; Gorilla Leisure Lodge 

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

After a cup of tea, head to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the park with gorillas.

After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants. Only 1 hour is permitted to trekkers while with the gorillas. Make sure you carry packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, walking sticks for those who are not so fit.

Later return to the lodge and relax. In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that has lived in the forest for many years, enjoy traditional dances from them. Head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation; Gorilla Leisure Lodge(Full Board)

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, which is approximately a 6 to 7 hours drive. You will go through the outstanding scenery in Kibale which is a combination of terraced hills, forests, banana plantations among others. Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Lake Mburo which is home to over 332 bird species, sitting on an area of 371 sq. km.

A number of animals made it their home such as Zebras, impalas, warthogs, topic, waterbucks, buffaloes, and reedbucks among others. Upon arrival, you will have a boat cruise on the lake where your eyes will be fed with lots of wonders like the birds, crocodiles, hippos, zebras among others. Have dinner and a night rest.

Accommodation Rwakobo Lodge (Full Board)

Day 9: Return to Kampala

As you come to the end of this adventurous safari, you will have breakfast and leave for an early game drive. There you will see numerous zebras, Impalas, warthogs and antelopes living in their many natural habitats.

A good camera is a must have which in this instance offers you better pictures of Ugandas true wilderness. Proceed with your journey to Kampala, with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator to take photos hence arriving in Kampala in the evening or if your flight is on the same day, you will be transferred to Entebbe for your flight back home.


  • Gorilla Permits

  • Chimpanzee Permits

  • Bottled Water

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Park Entrance Fees

  • Boat Rides

  • Cultural Tours

  • All Activities Mentioned


  • International flight fare

  • Entry Visas

  • Laundry services

  • Tips

  • Alcoholic Drinks