9 Days Uganda Wildlife Tours Primate Safari

9 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour And Primate Safari

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This 9 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour And Primate Safari was arranged to give you an unforgettable wildlife and primate experience. It will take you to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for the rhino experience, Murchison falls national park for a boat cruise on the Nile, wildlife sighting game drives and hiking to the top of the Murchison falls, Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking, bird watching and Bigodi sanctuary swamp guided nature walk, Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife sighting game drives and boat safari on the Kazinga channel, searching for the tree climbing lions and visiting Kasoga community. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for the endangered mountain gorilla trekking and end with Lake Mburo National Park for the night game drive and horseback riding.  During this 9 days Uganda wildlife tour and primate safari, you will encounter variety of wildlife species including the African big five mammals (Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopard).

The best time to visit Uganda for 9 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour And Primate Safari is in June to August. You can also visit between December to February. These are the months with little to know rains hence allowing for better wildlife viewing. During the peak/dry season, animals gather to drink in the few remaining waterholes allowing visitors to spot most of them in once place. The roads are passable since there is no mud.

The low/wet season is in the months of March to April and also October to November. These months receive less visitors because of the heavy rains. Conditions in the park are not so good as roads and sometime bridges get damaged. The animals scatter in different areas of the park because there is plenty of water and fresh grass. This scattering of animals can affect the quality of game drives. The wet season has its advantages. There are discounts in the hotels and you can have a more private tour since there are fewer tourist. The rainy season is excellent for birding because it is usually the breeding season with more migratory birds from as far as Europe. The rain season leaves the country very beautiful and green.

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Trekking
  • Activity Level Tough
    6/8
9 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour And Primate Safari.

Safari Highlights

Day 1; Entebbe Airport / Kampala city – Drive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary – Transfer to Murchison Falls National park – Evening to the top of the falls

Day 2; Murchison Falls National Park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise trip – Evening game drive

Day 3; Murchison Falls National Park – Morning game drive – Drive to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi sanctuary wetland nature walk

Day 4; Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee trekking – Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga community tour

Day 5; Queen Elizabeth national park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise – Night game drive

Day 6; Queen Elizabeth national park – Morning game drive – Ishasha sector – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

Day 7; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8; Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat riding – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive

Safari Package Inclusions and Exclusions at a Glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transport for 9 days in 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up safari vehicle (Land cruiser/Safari Van)
  • Fuel for Fuel days
  • English speaking driver guide for 9 days
  • Airport drop off
  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner)
  • En-route meals
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government taxes
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • 1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • A visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (White Rhino Experience)
  • Hiking to the top of the falls
  • 3 game drives in Murchison Falls national park (Morning and Evening game drives)
  • Afternoon boat cruise
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp evening nature walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest National park
  • Kasoga community tour
  • 3 game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park (2 Morning and 1 Night game drives)
  • Afternoon boat launch on the Kazinga channel
  • Morning game drive in Ishasha sector
  • Mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Boat Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Night game drive at Lake Mburo national park
  • Horseback riding for 1 hour
  • A visit to Kayabwe Equator landmark
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  1. Day 1 Entebbe Airport / Kampala city – Drive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary - Transfer to Murchison Falls National park – Evening to the top of the falls

    On your arrival at Entebbe international airport or after breakfast at your hotel within Kampala, you will be met by our company representative to be briefed about your 9 days Uganda wildlife tour and primate safari and thereafter, start your to drive to Murchison falls national park with an en-route visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino experience. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is currently the only place in Uganda where you can meet rhinos in the wilderness, after they were massively killed in 1983 due poaching and civil war leading to their extinction in the country and later in 2005 Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district was established with the purpose of reintroducing rhinos in Uganda. Your visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary will give you an opportunity to encounter rhinos as close as to their feet with help of your local site guide and to stay with them for one hour. Therefore, your camera has to be on standby such that you do not miss any moments uncaptured. After rhino experience, have a short break to relax and proceed with your drive to Murchison falls national park with an en-route stop in Masindi town to have lunch, refreshments, and proceed with the drive to Murchison falls national park to explore the “Murchison Falls” with a hiking to the bottom and top of the falls to see how the Victoria Nile forcing it’s self through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters wide and dropping 42 meters which makes it to become crazy forming the said to be the worlds’ strongest falls. Watch the Murchison falls is a breathtaking moment. Later, drive to check in at your booked lodge for dinner and an overnight.

    Accommodation options;
    Hornbill Bush Lodge (Budget/standard)
    Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
    Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

     

  2. Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise trip – Evening game drive

    After having your fantastic breakfast, meet your driver guide to go for an early morning game drive to search wildlife species in Murchison falls national park. During morning hours, there are higher chances to meet a variety of wildlife species both mammals and birds and more so the big cats or predators which are so active in the morning and evening hours.  Murchison Falls National park is a home base to over 76 mammals these include both big and small mammals and over 450 bird species. So, during your morning game drive, your driver guide will assist you to spot numerous wildlife species such as Giraffes, Uganda kobs, hug Elephants, the fearless Lions, Oribis, Leopard, spotted hyenas, Jackson hartebeest, Warthogs, Caped Buffaloes and many others including bird species. After your adventurous wildlife sighting game drive, have a break for lunch and later go for your afternoon boat launch trip on the Victoria Nile that will take you few meters to the bottom of the falls to watch how the Murchison falls drops 42 meters down making them to form a thunderous sound and splashing water in form of mist. During your afternoon boat launch on the Victoria Nile, you will enjoy viewing a variety of aquatic animals and birds such as hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, the rare shoebill stork and others land mammals like Elephants, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, caped buffaloes on the shores drinking water and others swimming which will make it so adventurous. After afternoon boat launch on the Nile River, have a short break to have some refreshments and then go for your evening game drive mainly to search for the big predators of the park such as Leopards, Spotted hyenas, Lions and others since they are so active during evening hours. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options;
    Hornbill Bush Lodge (Budget/standard)
    Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
    Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

  3. Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park – Morning game drive - Drive to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi sanctuary wetland nature walk

    This day after your early morning heavy breakfast, go for morning game drive to search for more wildlife species mostly those that you could be have missed during your previous game drives like some of the big predators which are normally active few hours in the day. After your game drive, transfer to Kibale Forest national park through small towns and villages while watching the indigenous people doing their daily routes and you will be surprised by their style work since they do most of their work without the use of modern technology. On your way to Kibale forest national park, you wowed by the beautiful sceneries of the countryside that will make your tour so exciting and adventurous. Kibale national park is famous to be home base of the highest number  and concentration of different primate species in Africa which are 13 species in to total all including chimpanzees our closest relatives having 98.8% human DNA. Other primate species that you will encounter includes; the grey-cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, olive baboons, L’Hoest monkey, vervet monkeys black and white colobus monkeys and many others. You will have stop en-route for lunch and refreshments and proceed with your drive to Kibale national park to check in at your lodge and later go to Bigodi sanctuary swamp for an evening guided nature walk. Bigodi swamp sanctuary is known to be home to about 200 bird species which makes it a birders’ paradise and it is possible for certain bird species to miss out in the park and be found here, it is also home to over 8 primate. The walk will take through the local communities that are surrounding the swamp where you will have a chance to take part in some of community activities like local bear brewing and coffee powder making. Return to your lodge to relax, dinner and an overnight.

    Day 3 Accommodation options;
    Rwetera Safari park (Budget/standard)
    Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

  4. Day 4 Kibale Forest national park – Chimpanzee trekking – Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park – Kasoga community tour

    Wake up very early in the morning to have breakfast, meet your driver guide and drive to the park information office to meet other visitors to be briefed about the guidelines to follow during chimpanzee tracking and later start your forest walk to search for chimpanzees.  Your chimpanzee tracking safari will be guided by UWA ranger and a professional guide so you will get much information about everything that you will meet in the course of chimpanzee tracking such as bird species, butterflies, other primates and some mammals that will make your walk so adventurous. The walking time to meet chimpanzees is not known but estimated to be between 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the location of the chimpanzee family you are tracking. Once you meet them, you will be allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour to watch them, taking photos and asking questions to your guide regarding chimpanzee and all other things that you will meet during your forest walk. Meeting chimpanzees in their natural habitat playing as they are jumping in tree branches, making their nests and grooming their babies is one of the most interesting wildlife experience in Africa. After spending an hour with chimpanzees, return to the park information offices to have refreshments and thereafter, embark on a road drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park to visit Kasoga community. Kasoga community experience gives you a chance to fully interact with the local communities around the park to engage directly in their daily activities  such as cultural life, local fishing, marine practices, visiting women crafts shops and many others including sharing with you their relationship with wildlife and canoeing which will reward with incredible community experience. Later return to your lodge to check in, relax, dinner and an overnight.

    Accommodation options;
    Pumba cottages (Budget/standard)
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

  5. Day 5 Queen Elizabeth national park – Early morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise – Night game drive

    Enjoy your morning heavy breakfast, leave the lodge and go for your early morning game drive through Kasenyi track. Kasenyi track is famous as a mating ground for Uganda Kobs and hunting ground for the big predators such as Leopard, spotted hyenas, Lions and others. In the course of morning game drive, you encounter numerous number of wildlife species such as herds of Buffaloes, huge Elephants, Uganda kobs and other antelope species, Warthogs, Forest giant hog, Lions, Leopard and many other including bird species. Queen Elizabeth national park is a home to over 95 mammal species and 600 recorded bird species and one of the most popular wildlife destination in Africa. Queen Elizabeth national park has diverse ecosystems which include humid forest, sprawling savanna, sparkling lakes, shady, fertile wetlands, and Ishasha plains home to the tree climbing loins. Have a short break to have lunch and refreshments and thereafter go for the afternoon boat launch safari on the Kazinga channel which is one of the most memorable experience in the park. Kanziga channel is a 32 km water stream linking Lake George and Edward and acting as a major water supply to the park, it also has the highest number of Hippopotamuses in Uganda and Africa therefore, during your boat launch safari you a huge number hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles and some other land animals such as waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Elephants, Buffaloes and many others when they have come to take water and swimming. If you are a bird lover, Kazinga channel is known as a paradise of bird lovers as you can be able to spot numbers of different bird species. No doubt, day time has a lot folded in it, like the game drives, launch at Kazinga Channel. The night game drive is not so common however, in returns it might be the best choice as you can see many nocturnal species and big predators of the park since they are so active during night such as Leopards, Lions, spotted hyenas, African rock python and many others including bird species.  Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options;
    Pumba cottages (Budget/standard)
    Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

  6. Day 6 Queen Elizabeth national park – Morning game drive - Ishasha sector - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park

    After having breakfast with all your bags loaded on your car, check out and start your day with another morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park this will be to ensure that you have a chance to encounter those species that you could be have missed during the previous game drives like such as the nocturnal and big predators which are usually active during early morning and late evening hours and by big lucky, you may find them in action. Later drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park with an en-route game drive in Ishasha sector in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park to search for the tree climbing lions that are normally found resting in the huge fig trees. After your game drive in Ishasha sector, have a short break to relax, have lunch and refreshments then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is a home to the biggest number of the worlds’ most endangered primates “mountain gorillas” and over 120 other mammal species, over 346 bird species, 400 plant species among. On your arrival to the park, drive straight to check in at your reserved lodge

    Accommodation options
    Ride 4 A woman (Budget/standard)
    Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
    Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

  7. Day 7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    Without a doubt, this will be the most memorable days of your 9 days Uganda wildlife tour and primate safari. After your heavy morning breakfast meet your driver guide and drive to the park information center to meet other guests to be briefed about the guidelines to follow during mountain gorilla trekking. You will be put in a small group of 8 people and allocated to a certain mountain gorilla family you and then start your forest walk to search for the mountain gorilla in their natural habitats. The time taken while looking for mountain gorillas is not known but expected to between 1-8 hours depending on the movements of the gorilla family that you are allocated to. Once you meet your allocated mountain gorilla family, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour watching them feeding, swinging in the branches of trees, taking photos and asking question regarding mountain gorillas and other creatures that you will encounter in the forest during mountain gorilla trekking. Upon completion of the one hour, return to the park information office to pick your mountain gorilla tracking completion certificate, have lunch and drive to Lake Bunyonyi to spend your evening while canoeing and bird watching. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options:
    Bird nest Resort (Luxury)
    Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
    Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Budget)

    Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  8. Day 8 Lake Bunyonyi – Morning boat riding - Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Night game drive

    After having breakfast, go for a morning boat canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in Africa with over 29 small islands whereby each island has its unique exciting story such as the Akampene Island which was used to punish girls whom they would find pregnant before marriage by isolating them there to death and this would teach lesson to others not doing the same. Boat canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi is one of the most exciting things. After your adventurous morning boat canoeing, return to your lodge to check out and start your drive to Lake Mburo national park with an en-route stop to have lunch in Mbarara city and thereafter, proceed with your drive to check in at your booked lodge to relax. Lake Mburo national park is the smallest park but blessed with numerous wildlife species, nature created features such as small lakes, valleys, woodland vegetation, and rolling hills that provide habitats to a variety of wild animals like zebras, buffaloes, elands, impala, warthogs, hippopotamuses, Nile crocodiles, Giraffes and many others including over 300 bird species. After relaxation, leave the lodge and go for a night game drive. Lake Mburo national park is one of the best national park where a successful night game drive can be done and there are higher chances to encounter nocturnal species such as leopard, bush babies, porcupine, white tailed mongoose and spotted hyenas. Dinner and an overnight

    Accommodation options:
    Mpogo Safari Lodge (Budget/standard)
    Rwakobo rock lodge (Mid-range)
    Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury)

    Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  9. Day 9 Lake Mburo national Park – Morning horseback riding - Return to Entebbe international airport

    This day, have a cup of coffee plus a piece of bite and go for your morning adventurous horseback riding. Lake Mburo national park is the only park where horseback riding can be done in the wilderness, it will let you to watch a variety of wildlife species such as Zebras, Elands, Buffaloes and Impalas in a closer distance without being scared which makes it the best way of exploring the park than the usual game drive using safari vehicle because you can even get off the normal tracks to go inside the park where are more animals. After horseback riding safari return to your lodge to have full set breakfast, check out and drive back to Entebbe international airport with an en-route stop at Kayabwe Equator landmark. At the Equator landmark, you will watch water experiment showing how forces move on the northern and southern hemispheres, take a memorial photo, have lunch and proceed with the drive straight to Entebbe international airport for your return flight and this will be the end of your 9 days uganda wildlife tour and primate safari

    Meal plan Breakfast / Lunch

     

Chimpanzee in kalinzu Queen elizabeth Ntaional park
Elephants in East Africa
baboon in Kabalega national park
monkey in uganda
Birding tour in queen elizabeth national park
buffalo in queen elizabeth national park
Accommodation options

Day 1 Accommodation options;
Hornbill Bush Lodge (Budget/standard)
Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 2 Accommodation options;
Hornbill Bush Lodge (Budget/standard)
Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)
Baker’s Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 3 Accommodation options;
Rwetera Safari park (Budget/standard)
Isunga Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 Accommodation options;
Pumba cottages (Budget/standard)
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 5 Accommodation options;
Pumba cottages (Budget/standard)
Elephant Hab Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 6 Accommodation options
Ride 4 A woman (Budget/standard)
Silverback Lodge (Mid-range)
Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)

Meal plan; Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Day 7 Accommodation options:
Bird nest Resort (Luxury)
Arcadia Lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range)
Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Budget)

Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 8 Accommodation options:
Mpogo Safari Lodge (Budget/standard)
Rwakobo rock lodge (Mid-range)
Mihingo Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price
  • Transport for 9 days in 4WD, air-conditioned and pop up safari vehicle (Land cruiser/Safari Van)
  • Fuel for Fuel days
  • English speaking driver guide for 9 days
  • Airport drop off
  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • Full board meal plan (Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner)
  • En-route meals
  • Bottled mineral water throughout your tour
  • All park entrance fees
  • All government taxes
  • 1 chimpanzee tracking permit per person
  • 1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit per person
  • A visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (White Rhino Experience)
  • Hiking to the top of the falls
  • 3 game drives in Murchison Falls national park (Morning and Evening game drives)
  • Afternoon boat cruise
  • Bigodi sanctuary swamp evening nature walk
  • Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest National park
  • Kasoga community tour
  • 3 game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park (2 Morning and 1 Night game drives)
  • Afternoon boat launch on the Kazinga channel
  • Morning game drive in Ishasha sector
  • Mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Boat Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Night game drive at Lake Mburo national park
  • Horseback riding for 1 hour
  • A visit to Kayabwe Equator landmark
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra meals and activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Souvenirs and gifts