9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari
9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari, Uganda Chimpanzee tracking tour, Uganda Adventure Safaris Tour takes you to Fortportal where you will adventure the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon, you will proceed to Kibale forest park for Chimpanzee tracking tour Uganda.
The safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth National park for a Boat cruise at Kazinga Channel a game drive in search of Tree-climbing lions in the Isasha Sector and also a Chimpanzee tracking tour in Bigodi wetland.
The 9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for a mountain Gorilla Trekking tour after which you proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for a bird watching trip and relaxation.
The 9 days Uganda Adventure Safaris Tour starts and ends with a Kampala City tour in Uganda’s Capital City.
9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari: Safari Day by Day
Have breakfast and drive to Fort Portal at leisure through Mubende-Mityana road. Lunch en-route. You reach the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon or Fortmotel or Ataco Country Resort( B)
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after an early breakfast, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning.
A half-day search for chimpanzees and other primates including photos, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey-cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects.
The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch, a visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna.
On the way back do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing panoramic views. Mountains of the moon or Fortmotel or Ataco Country Resort( B)
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive en-route may be rewarded with a view of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species.
Arrive early for lunch on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge.
This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Ihamba lodge or Bush lodge.
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queen’s mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds.
You will reach the Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing.Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Ihamba lodge or Bush lodge.
Early morning transfer to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector of the Park via Maramagambo Forest. Have a midday game drive on a search for the rare tree-climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda.
Here lives a population of lions which enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is an open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Lunch en route.
Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Lake Mutanda Chameleon hill or Mutanda lake resort.
After breakfast, optional: we visit and interact with the local Batwa and bafumbira communities. This visit enables you to get an insight of how these local residents live in this part of the world and how they perceive life, this information is quite enriching.
We take a lunch break and head for the boat ride on lake mutanda, quite soothing and amazing views of the virus. Dinner and overnight as above.
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you enter into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists.
This park is best known for the fascinating mountain gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates.
The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure.
The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.
Dinner and overnight Lake Mutanda Chameleon hill or Mutanda lake resort.
Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with the terraced landscape. An area referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”.
Stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with a unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda.
Afternoon boats ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sightseeing. Return to Birdnest or Heritage lodge or Bunyonyi overland for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 of the 9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari – Reserved for departure.
End of the 9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari
Day 1: Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Day 3: The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: The tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector
Day 6: Bwindi impenetrable at leisure
Day 7: The encounter with mountains gorillas
Day 8: The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi
Day 9: Reserved for departure.
Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
- Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
- Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Park admissions
- Accommodation on full board
- Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
- Transfer to and from the airport
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Phone calls bills
- International transfers
- Gratitude to tour guides
- Personal insurance
- Personal effects of any nature
- Hotel fees before and after the safari
What You Need on the 9 Days Wildlife Tour Uganda Gorilla Safari
Just like Rwenzori Mountain hiking, Gorilla trekking also requires specialized items when trekking the gorillas for effective and swift movements;
Gorilla trekking can be very tedious and you need to refill your “tank” as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy as they will bring about a good deal of fulfillment.
You are advised to carry rain jacket because it rains very often in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
Trouser and shirts:
Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long-sleeved shirts are advised. This is to protect you from bruises and scratches from the undergrowth!
You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
You will need Garden gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves etc. and some can be thorny. Therefore, these gloves will do you a great deal to protect you from harm and body injuries!
Carry a good camera (no flash) to capture this lifetime experience!