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Overview of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Your 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls or else 9 days wildlife safari in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking & gorilla trekking tour is one of the popular safari tours in Uganda. The 9 days safari in Uganda features a tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is an exclusive round trip to Uganda through northern Uganda to south Western Uganda. It all features Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, game drive and boat cruise at Murchison falls park, chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park, gorilla trekking at Bwindi forest national park and a paddle canoe at Lake Bunyonyi.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda safari driver guide welcomes you to the Pearl of Africa, briefs you about the safari in general then drives you to a booked hotel/lodge in Kampala-Uganda’s bustling capital city. Early the next morning, you are driven to Murchison Falls national park starting off the wildlife encounter experience with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot. You spend the night at a close accommodation to Murchison falls park where you then do a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls the next day. From Murchison falls, you are driven to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking and bigodi wetland nature walk the next day. From here you continue to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you do gorilla trekking then take a paddle canoe to Lake Bunyonyi before departure.

Highlights of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a tour guide picks you up and starts the transfer to a hotel or lodge in Kampala where you spend the night.

Day 2: Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up for a road trip to Murchison Falls National Park, you stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Day 3: You go for an early morning game drive, have lunch and undertake an evening boat cruise at Murchison falls national park.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast, you are transferred to Kibale Forest national park arriving in the evening.

Day 5: In the morning, you go for chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest national park for about 2-4hours then take a nature walk at Bigodi wetland in the evening.

Day 6: After breakfast, you are driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Day 7: Following relaxed breakfast, you go for gorilla trekking starting by 8:00am lasting 2-8 hours.

Day 8: You are driven to lake Bunyonyi where you relax and take a paddle canoe to the islands of Africa’s deepest lake where you relax.

Day 9: In the morning, you embark on a road trip to Entebbe international airport for departure with a stop at the equator for photography.

Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Day 1 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Arriving at the shores of Lake Victoria at Entebbe international airport on day 1, a Uganda wildlife safari guide welcomes you, gives a hand in transfer and gives a briefing on the safari as you transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. Upon arrival at the lodge, you check in, relax and have dinner at a booked lodging facility as you prepare to start the road trip to the countryside the next morning.

Day 2 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Early morning after breakfast, a knowledgeable Uganda safari guide picks you up from a hotel or lodge in Kampala for a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. A branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary after about a 2-3hours drive marks the start of your Uganda wildlife tour experience as you track Rhinos on foot in their only home in Uganda. After about 2 hours of Rhino tracking, you drive for lunch and then continue to Murchison falls park. Arriving in the evening, you check in to a prior booked accommodation in Murchison Falls national park where you relax as you prepare for a game drive and boat cruise the next day.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

 

Day 3 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Following breakfast, you are driven to Murchison falls park for a morning game drive starting at 7:00am for an opportunity to sight several wildlife species. Elephants, lions, waterbucks and buffaloes alongside other species make the common sightings of the morning. After 2-4 hours of the drive, you then return to your lodge/hotel for lunch and refreshment depending on your hotel of accommodation.

In the afternoon at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the 45m free falling thunderous Murchison falls home to numerous hippopotamuses and crocodiles. From the bottom of the falls, you hike for about 40 minutes to the top of the falls. After an amazing experience during, you are driven back to your lodging facility for dinner and an overnight.

 

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 4 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

After your last breakfast on this wildlife tour in Uganda’s Murchison Falls national park, your driver guide takes you on a road drive to Kibale forest national park in south western Uganda. Via Mubende-Fort Portal road driving past the beautiful scenic Albertine rift landscape you arrive after about 7-8 hours. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at a prior booked accommodation in Kibale forest national park.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 5 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

You have early breakfast then embark on a drive to Kibale forest park for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Chimpanzee trekking Starts at 8:00am lasting 2-5 hours in the jungle with only 1 hour in the presence of the chimpanzees as you glimpse at them at play, chunk fruits and interact. After chimpanzee trekking, you return for lunch at your lodging facility then transfer to Bigodi wetland (about 15 minutes’ drive) for a nature walk in a wetland filled with several bird species. For dinner, relaxation and overnight stay, you return to your accommodation facility.

Accommodation options include: Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Day 6 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

Early morning, you have relaxed breakfast then be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour the next day. Via Kabale-Mbarara road you drive with cultural lunch en route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center then after continue to Bwindi park. Arriving in the evening, you check in, have dinner and relax at your booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park as you prepare for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

Day 7 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison FallsOn this day early morning you go gorilla trekking therefore expect to be up early for breakfast then take a drive to Bwindi forest park for the start of the trek at a specific gorilla trekking sector. At the trek start point, you go for briefing from the park rangers on gorilla trekking etiquette for about 30minutes starting at 8:00am at the same time you are allocated a gorilla family to trek in accordance to your physical ability. Spending about 2-8 hours in the jungle, only 1single hour is spent in the presence of these gentle giants. A Uganda gorilla trekking tour certificate is received at the end of the trek at the trek start point where you find your driver guide waiting to transfer you back to your lodging facility for an overnight stay.

Accommodation options include: Chameleon hill lodge (Luxury), Gorilla mist camp (Mid-range)

 

Day 8 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

After breakfast at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi-Africa’s deepest lake also popularly known as the lake of small birds you go for a canoe ride to the punishment island. Surviving with only a single tree this island has touching stories of the traditions that happened in this area in the past days. A local guide takes you through the stories of this place for about 1-2 hours then after return to the Lake shores where you relax for the rest of the day.

Day 9 of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

You have early morning breakfast and start an early morning drive to Entebbe international airport for departure. During this time, you have the opportunity to see the different side of the country driving past the Kigezi highlands along the Mbarara-Masaka road. At the equator line, you stop for an amazing experience as you cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. In case you need to shop some craft souvenirs, you can stop at either Kampala or Entebbe shops then arrive for departure at the airport.

End of the 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Murchison Falls

This round trip takes you for a whole amazing wildlife experience all round from central Uganda to northern Uganda, Western Uganda and then back to central Uganda. For more gorilla trekking experiences, you can still spend 9 days on a gorilla safari Rwanda or Congo gorilla tour to Volcanoes national park and Virunga national park respectively. Within East Africa, more wildlife experiences, a Kenya wildlife safari or wildlife safari in Tanzania offers more than you can expect.

If u had no idea on how much you can experience and see on a 9 days tour in Uganda, now you know and can plan right.

 

 

 

 

November 30th, 2018|Blog, Safari News|
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