9-Day Vacation to the Pearl of Africa Including Gorilla Trekking and Chimp Trekking.

9 Days | 8 Nights

Safari Overview

Embark on a mesmerizing 9-day odyssey into the untamed wilderness, where an enchanting world of captivating wildlife awaits. Prepare to be enthralled as you embark on thrilling chimpanzee and gorilla treks, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of these magnificent creatures. From dense jungles to rugged landscapes, each day of this extraordinary adventure will unveil new wonders and ignite your soul with a profound connection to nature. Join us on this extraordinary journey, where the wild whispers its secrets, and unforgettable moments become cherished memories.

Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 : Upon reaching Entebbe, delightfully proceed to your prearranged lodging for a pleasant overnight stay.

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by a knowledgeable English-speaking driver-guide who will be your companion throughout your stay in Uganda, known as the breathtaking Pearl of Africa. After the warm welcome, you will be smoothly transferred to your carefully selected accommodation in Entebbe. For those who arrive early and wish to seize the opportunity we offer an optional excursion (additional cost) to the enchanting Entebbe Botanical Garden. This haven is renowned for its abundant avian life, offering you the chance to spot numerous bird species and even catch glimpses of playful primates such as black and white colobus monkeys and lively vervet monkeys. The garden is a true sanctuary, where serenity and tranquility prevail, allowing you to surrender yourself to the captivating beauty of nature, with only the melodious songs of birds to break the peaceful silence. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience for all your senses.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Lake Victoria View Guest House   Budget Level
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)
Day 2 : Transfer from the hotel to the breathtaking Murchison Falls National Park. Drive Time: approx: 6-7 Hours.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, your dedicated driver-guide will pick you up to embark on an exciting journey to Murchison Falls National Park. This magnificent park offers an array of captivating attractions, including the thundering rapids of Murchison Falls and the expansive plains that make up Uganda’s largest national park. Prepare to be enthralled as you witness the majestic presence of lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat. The park’s abundant population of hippos and Nile crocodiles will surely leave you spellbound. Along the way, we will make a stop for a delightful lunch. Upon reaching the park, you can check into your accommodation and take some time to relax and unwind for the evening. Optional: If time permits and you’re interested, you can even embark on a late afternoon-evening game drive for an extra dose of adventure.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Fort Murchison Tent Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 3 : Experience a thrilling adventure at Murchison, where you can embark on a captivating game drive, a scenic boat trip to the base of the falls.

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on an enchanting early morning adventure across the picturesque plains of Uganda’s largest National Park. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating game drive, eagerly scanning the horizon for magnificent creatures such as regal lions and elusive leopards, as well as an array of captivating bird species that will surely captivate any birdwatching enthusiast. After an eventful morning, retreat to your comfortable accommodation for a well-deserved rest and savor a delicious lunch.

Optional: (extra cost) If you desire an extraordinary experience, you have the option to embark on a mesmerizing hot air balloon safari, soaring above the savannah and immersing yourself in the breathtaking vistas from a unique perspective.

Following a satisfying meal set off on a leisurely boat trip to the base of the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls. As you navigate the waters, be prepared to encounter fascinating wildlife, including graceful hippos, majestic crocodiles, and an array of delightful water birds.

Optional: (extra cost) For those seeking an additional thrill, a challenging hike to the summit of the falls is available. While it may demand some physical exertion, the sense of accomplishment and the unforgettable vistas from the top make it an experience not to be missed, unless circumstances prevent you from doing so.

As the day draws to a close, return to your comfortable accommodation and bask in the tranquility of the evening, relishing the memories of an extraordinary day filled with nature’s wonders.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Fort Murchison Tent Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 4 : Depart from Murchison National Park and embark on a seamless transition to the captivating realm of Kibale National Park. Drive Time: Approx: 7-8 Hours 

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your lodging, and then set off immediately for an unforgettable adventure to Kibale Forest National Park. This renowned park is celebrated for its incredible array of primates, including chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and Uganda mangabeys. Although the drive may be lengthy, it rewards you with breathtaking scenic views, taking you through picturesque villages, verdant countryside, and hills adorned with tea plantations that epitomize the beauty of this Ugandan region. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting landscapes that will accompany you throughout the journey. Once you arrive at your accommodation, check in and take some time to unwind and rejuvenate. If you’re interested and have enough time, there are Optional activities available at an additional cost. You can embark on a mesmerizing Bigodi swamp walk, indulge in a fascinating crater lakes excursion, or delve into the cultural and historical insights of The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves. The choice is yours, and each option promises to enhance your experience in unique and enriching ways.

 

Lodge/Hotel:  Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 5 : Embark on a thrilling chimp tracking adventure in Kibale Forest NP, followed by an afternoon safari in Queen Elizabeth NP. Drive Time:Approx: 2-3 Hours

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your lodging, and then set off immediately for an unforgettable adventure to Kibale Forest National Park. This renowned park is celebrated for its incredible array of primates, including chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and Uganda mangabeys (Lophocebus ugandae). Although the drive may be lengthy, it rewards you with breathtaking scenic views, taking you through picturesque villages, verdant countryside, and hills adorned with tea plantations that epitomize the beauty of this Ugandan region. Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting landscapes that will accompany you throughout the journey. Once you arrive at your accommodation, check-in and take some time to unwind and rejuvenate. If you’re interested and have enough time, there are optional activities available at an additional cost. You can embark on a mesmerizing Bigodi swamp walk, indulge in a fascinating crater lakes excursion, or delve into the cultural and historical insights of The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves. The choice is yours, and each option promises to enhance your experience in unique and enriching ways.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge  Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 6 : Queen's Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Trip Along Kazinga channel.

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast before embarking on an exciting morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth. Get ready to witness the stunning wildlife that roams freely in this beautiful national park. As you venture through the vast landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for majestic elephants, graceful antelopes, and maybe even the elusive leopard.

In the afternoon, switch gears and enjoy a thrilling boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. This waterway is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 600 species of birds to be spotted. Marvel at the colorful plumage and listen to the enchanting calls of these feathered creatures. And don’t forget to keep your camera handy as hippos and crocodiles often make appearances along the riverbanks.

With both the morning game drive and afternoon boat trip, you’ll have an action-packed day full of unforgettable wildlife encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park. After a day filled with adventure and wildlife encounters, return to your comfortable accommodation for some well-deserved rest. Take a moment to relax and rejuvenate before dinner.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Irungu Safari Lodge  Budget Level Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 7 : Exit Queen Elizabeth and transfer to Bwindi with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector. Drive Time: Approx: N/A

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth and embarked on our journey to Bwindi. The road took us through the breathtaking Ishasha sector, where we were treated to an exciting game drive. As we traversed the vast savannah, we marveled at the diverse wildlife that thrived in this pristine ecosystem. Majestic elephants, graceful antelopes, and elusive lions captivated our attention, making it an unforgettable experience. The en route game drive allowed us to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of Uganda while spotting magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. After the exhilarating adventure, we proceeded to our pre-booked accommodation in Bwindi. We were looking forward to a well-deserved rest in the tranquil surroundings, preparing ourselves for the awe-inspiring encounter with the magnificent mountain gorillas that awaited us the next day.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Broadbill Forest Camp   Budget Level
Meal plan: Full Board (FB)
Day 8 : Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi and Later Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Relaxation.

Embarking on a thrilling Gorilla Trekking adventure in the lush forests of Bwindi is an unforgettable experience. With anticipation building, you venture into the wild, guided by expert rangers. As you tread carefully through dense vegetation, the air is filled with excitement and the calls of exotic birds. Finally, you encounter a family of gentle gorillas in their natural habitat, observing their playful interactions with awe. After this incredible encounter, it’s time to unwind and reflect on the journey’s wonders. You transfer to the serene beauty of Lake Bunyonyi, nestled amidst rolling hills. Here, you immerse yourself in tranquility, surrounded by the picturesque landscape. Relaxation takes over as you soak in the breathtaking views, take leisurely boat rides, or simply bask in the warm sun. These contrasting experiences of adventure and serenity create cherished memories that will stay etched in your heart forever.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort   Mid-Range
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 9 : Depart Bunyonyi and return to Entebbe Airport to catch an early flight back home.  

After a memorable stay at Bunyonyi, it’s time to bid farewell and head back to Entebbe Airport for an early flight home. The morning begins with a delightful breakfast, filling up on delicious local delicacies and freshly brewed coffee. As the sun starts to climb higher in the sky, it’s time to return to Kampala, cherishing the incredible memories made on this adventure. With hearts full of wonder, we depart Uganda, leaving a piece of our souls behind. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit, and thanks for choosing Private Trip Uganda!

Lodge/Hotel: Only Provided on Demand
Meal plan: Half Board (HB)

Safari Pricing

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
USD 4,369 USD 2,972 USD 2,724 USD 2,439 USD 2,386 USD 2,274

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