9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour.

9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour-Overview 

The 9 Days Uganda tour is an 8nights 9 days in Uganda tour, starts and ends in Kampala / Entebbe featuring a Cultural Amabere Caves hike in Fort Portal, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park,  where you can see up to 13 primate species, birds, and flora, the famous Bigodi community, and wetland cultural and birding walk in Kibale National Park neighborhood. You will enjoy the Ruboni Community village walking encounters with the locals on the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This trips also offers amazing game drives in the Kasenyi sector looking for the 4 of the Big5 & Ishasha sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park searching for the elusive tree-climbing lions, as well as a Kazinga Channel boat safari to see hundreds of Hippos, birds, crocodiles and the big game on the banks of the Channel. Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park makes the highlight of this 9 days Uganda tour for many with a relaxing walking trip visiting the local communities of Lake Bunyonyi Island where you will marvel at the beauty of the most beautiful scenery in Africa if in the world. After a traditional local meal at Igongo Cultural Center, you climax you 9 days tour in Uganda with Lake Mburo National Park for afternoon game drive and morning game walking safari in Uganda

9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour-Safari Highlights 

Day 1 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Drive from Kampala to Fort Portal. Tour Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike & drive to Kibale National Park.

Day 2 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon.

Day 3 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Drive to Queen Elizabeth Np, tour Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route and evening game drive upon arrival.

Day 4 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga Channel launch cruise in the afternoon & evening game drive along the channel track.

Day 5 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve & transfer to Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth Np for afternoon game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game.

Day 6 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.

Day 7 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & slope to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands.

Day 8 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & evening game drive upon arrival.

Day 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Morning Walking Safari and transfer to Kampala. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing.

9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour-Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Drive from Kampala to Fort Portal. Tour Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater Lake Hike & drive to Kibale National Park

Breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, depart at 6:30 am for the transfer to Fort Portal Area to the west of Uganda 300km about 5 hours’ drive. The drive offers good views of rural landscapes, en route towns, inselbergs of Mubende, swamps and forests both natural and plantation.  Hot lunch in Fort Portal after which you undertake a heritage tour to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves believed traditionally to be breasts of Nnyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku – a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi who is noted to have denied his daughter a chance of breast feeding her Son in fear that he would take over his throne. From the caves, set off on the hike to Fort Portal Crater lake field – one of the four explosion craters in Uganda for amazing sightseeing experience. Settle for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Camping at Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 2 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Briefing for Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyanchu tourism center starts at 8am after which you head to the tropical forest of Kibale in search of Chimpanzees – man’s closest relative in terms of DNA. While following the designated trail, you enjoy incredible views of trees some of which are very tall and huge, flowering plants, birds (the forest has 375 bird species) and a range of primates including the Black and White Colobus, Red tailed monkey, vervet monkey, Baboon among others. Upon reaching Chimps, you spend one full hour with them as they forage, roll themselves on tree branches, patrol, make pant hooting calls, mate among other exciting behaviours. From the 2 – 5-hour activity, you explore the wetland and community experience in the adjacent Bigodi eco-community exploring the local traditions and way of life.

Accommodation: Camping at Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 3 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Drive to Queen Elizabeth Np, tour Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori en route and evening game drive upon arrival

Settle for a relaxed breakfast and depart the lodge at 8am for the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route to Queen, you branch off towards Kasese to connect to Ruboni Community on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori – Africa’s third highest mountain to explore the traditions of the Bakonjo and Bamba who have inhabited these foothills for over 300 years past. It’s a half day exciting cultural experience with great sightseeing opportunities.  Hot lunch in Kasese and proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP for an afternoon game drive in Kasenyi sector gaining incredible views of the savannah dotted with counts of Kobs, Buffaloes, Elephants, Waterbucks among others in the evening.

Accommodation: Camping at Irungu Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 4 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, Kazinga Channel launch cruise in the afternoon & evening game drive along the channel track

Settle for breakfast before setting off for game drive at 7am.  Kasenyi sector is the main area of interest and offers good possibilities of spotting Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Topi, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch.    You will sign up for the 2pm Kazinga Channel boat cruise for a two-hour experience along this amazing natural channel with possibilities of viewing Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, birds on the shores like Saddle billed stork, African skimmers and many more not forgetting the wild game. Upon return from the boat, you do a game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Camping at Irungu Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 5 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve & transfer to Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth NP for afternoon game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game

Engage in an exciting Chimpanzee trekking encounter in the lush Kalinzu Forest Reserve on the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  You trek through the lush forest for 2 – 5 hours inclusive of one hour of actual Chimpanzee viewing as they forage, patrol, mate, jump from branch to branch, hunt among other behaviours. From the activity, slope down to Ishasha sector 2.5hours drive for an afternoon game viewing encounter in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game such as Elephants, Buffalos, water bucks among others.

Accommodation: Camping at Enjojo Lodge

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 6 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Game drive in Ishasha sector & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Morning game drive in Ishasha sector for more wild game views including more chances of viewing tree climbing lions and later transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Camping at Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 7 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & slope to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. Sightseeing of Kigezi Highlands

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the diverse and rich protected areas in Uganda. With a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas which is close to a half of their world population, Bwindi presents a very rewarding Mountain Gorilla trekking starting at 8am from the respective park station with briefing by the park ranger guides. The gorilla trek duration is 2 – 8 hours but with one full hour of actual viewing and photoshoots. It involves traversing beautiful landscapes with steep hills and narrow valleys amidst lush flora and birds.  From the activity, you slope down to Lake Bunyonyi via the fascinating Kigezi Highlands. The evening can be spent at leisure with a boat ride to explore the beauty of Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake of a thousand Islands.

Accommodation: Camping at Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Meal Plan: Camp Only

Day 8 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & evening game drive upon arrival

Settle for a relaxed breakfast before setting off for the drive to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 hours’ drive. The en route scenic sights are interesting and a hot lunch stop will be made at Igongo restaurant for Uganda Cuisine. An optional to the cultural museum can be arranged. Proceed to the park for an afternoon game drive gaining likely sights of Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, Elands, Rothschild Giraffes, Warthogs, Defassa waterbucks, among others along the beautiful views of the savannah at the sunset.

Accommodation: Camping at Rwonyo   

Meal Plan: Camp only

 Day 9 of the 9 Days Uganda Safari, Wildlife Uganda Tour, Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda: Do Morning Walking Safari and transfer to Kampala. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing 

Engage in a rewarding game walking safari on the moist savannah stretches of Lake Mburo National Park marked with sights of ancient Precambrian rocks dating far back to 500 million years past, the beautiful undulating hills and the range of wild game such as Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Rothschild giraffes, Topis, Warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, Klipspringer, elands, Cape Buffaloes among others. The Park is also home to a range of bird species (350) including the Red-faced Barbet which is limited in range to Lake Mburo NP on Ugandan standards. From the activity, you drive back to Kampala.

End of the 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

Getting There for your 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

Transport Means to Your 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

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Primate Lodge is an Upmarket / Luxury accommodation within the boundaries of Kibale National Park at the same place with Kanyanchu Tourism Center.

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth

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The Hippo Safari Lodge overlooks Kabazimu and Kitako Islands surrounded by amazing views of Lake Katwe, Lake Edward and Munyanyange each presenting a unique offer of its own

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Pumba Safari Cottages is positioned in Kyambura on the eastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooking the rolling savannah, the rift valley and the Rwenzori Mountains

General Safari Inclusions for the 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions for your the 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

General Safari Exclusions for your the 9 Days Uganda Tour, Gorillas Trekking & Chimpanzee Tracking Wildlife Viewing Tour in Uganda & Lake Bunyonyi Community Walk Tour

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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