Overview of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
The 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is more else a 9 days Uganda wildlife safari Queen Elizabeth and gorilla trekking tour Bwindi. To 4 safari parks in Uganda, this safari in Uganda features a boat cruise and game drive at Lake Mburo National park and Queen Elizabeth National park, golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Starting from Entebbe international airport on arrival, you start with a pick up and transfer to an accommodation facility in Kampala. From Kampala, you are transferred to Lake Mburo National Park where you undertake a game drive and boat cruise, continue to Mgahinga gorilla national park and then to Bwindi impenetrable national park. You undertake gorilla trekking on day 6 then after be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and boat cruise before return to Entebbe international airport.
Highlights of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, your knowledgeable driver guide picks you up and transfers you to a booked accommodation in Kampala-Uganda’s capital.
Day 2: After breakfast, you are driven to Lake Mburo National park with a stop at the equator line arriving for an evening boat cruise.
Day 3: Early morning, you go for a game drive which is one of the highlights of a Uganda wildlife safari, then be driven to Mgahinga gorilla national park in the afternoon.
Day 4: Following your breakfast, you go for golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park and take an evening community tour.
Day 5: Early morning you have a relaxed African cup of tea at the foothills of the mountain gorilla land then embark on a drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Day 6: By 8:00am, you will be part of the team undertaking one of Africa’s best safari activity-gorilla trekking lasting about 2-8hours.
Day 7: In the morning, you have relaxed breakfast, check out of your lodging facility and then be driven to Queen Elizabeth National park arriving for an evening game drive.
Day 8: A game drive starts your day after breakfast then later on take an evening boat cruise.
Day 9: From Queen Elizabeth National Park, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight.
Day by day detailed itinerary of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Day 1 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
With a lot of expectations for your tour in Uganda, you arrive to the Pearl of Africa at Entebbe international airport. Surely on arrival, your knowledgeable English-speaking Uganda safari guide will be there to pick you up and ensure your transfer to one of the hotels in Uganda Kampala. During the drive, your driver gives you a brief guide on Uganda and the whole safari in general. On arrival, you check in, have dinner and rest from jet lag at your booked accommodation.
Day 2 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
After breakfast at your accommodation facility, your driver guide will pick you up for a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. About 80km from Kampala, the first safari experience starts with a stop at the equator line for several experiments at the earths center line. You continue with the drive to Lake Mburo National Park passing through traditional homesteads with en-route lunch arriving in the afternoon. You check in to an accommodation in lake Mburo National Park then continue for an evening boat cruise in search for wild life including Hippos, Crocodiles, Waterbucks, Kobs among others. After the boat cruise, you return on a mini game drive to the earlier on checked in to lodging facility.
Day 3 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
In the morning after a traditional cup of coffee, you are driven to Lake Mburo park for a morning game drive. In this calm Uganda tour park and the only Uganda safari park with a lake, Zebras, Impalas, Common Eland, Oribi, Leopards, Defassa Waterbuck, Topi and many more will make the common sightings of the morning. After about 2-4hours, you return to your hotel/lodge, have lunch and start the drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park arriving in the evening for check in, dinner and relaxation at an accommodation in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Day 4 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Following early breakfast at the Virunga foothills, you are transferred to Mgahinga National Park for golden monkey trekking. Popularly known by the slogan “where gold meets silver” this is the only safari park in Uganda where you have the chance to trek bot silverback mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You return to the hotel/lodge for lunch and refreshment then take an evening community tour to the natives who call this beautiful place home. You return and spend the night in your hotel/lodge.
Day 5 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
After this amazing wildlife safari in Uganda experience, your driver guide will ensure your transfer from Mgahinga national park to Bwindi impenetrable national park for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari. This scenic drive takes you past the tropical dotted landscapes of the Kigezi highlands having packed lunch during the drive. Arriving in the afternoon to this forested land, you check in, have dinner and relax at the accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you spend the night.
Day 6 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Following morning breakfast, you are driven to this beautiful park for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda experience which is a little bit strenuous activity since it involves hiking. Expect to be at the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers starting at 8:00am lasting about 30 minutes. During this time, you are given a gorilla trekking stick then allocated a gorilla family to trek according to your physical ability. You get into the forest for about 2-8hours alongside a park ranger and only a single hour gazing at the gentle giants. On return, you meet your driver guide at the trek start point where you receive a gorilla trekking certificate then be driven back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.
Day 7 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
After a night of contemplating on the great attractions in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you have breakfast then be driven to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Driving through the ishasha sector popular for tree climbing lions, you arrived in the afternoon, check in, have a meal and relax at an accommodation in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 8 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Your day begins early with an early morning African cup of coffee and then start the drive to Queen Elizabeth park for a Uganda wildlife tour experience. The drive towards the Kasenyi plains offers chance to search for wildlife species including Bushbucks, Hyenas, Lions, Elephants, Waterbucks, Buffaloes, various bird species and many more. After the 2-4ours game drive, you return to your lodging facility for lunch then return for an evening boat cruise. We come back to the Lodge for breakfast, relax around, have lunch and later in the afternoon go for the boat cruise on the 45km long Kazinga Channel that joins lake Edward and Albert. You then have an en route evening game drive back to your lodging facility where you spend the night.
Day 9 of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
You have your last breakfast in the beautiful pearl of Africa, bid farewell to your hotel staff and move out your bags for a drive back to Entebbe international airport. Driving past the beautiful local homesteads and beautiful landscapes, you return to Entebbe international airport with a stop to a souvenir shop for shopping in case of any need. Your safari guide ensures your arrival at the airport and departure marking the end of your trip.
End of the 9 days wildlife & gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Mgahinga gorilla national park isn’t only a golden monkey trekking park but also a destination for Uganda gorilla safaris. Sitting within the Virunga massif, the park is adjacent to Rwanda gorilla safari park of Volcanoes national park and Virunga national Park for Congo gorilla safaris.
Uganda offers much more than you can expect, just travel by road and have the opportunity to see what you will always treasure as memories of Africa.