9 DAYS UGANDA ADRENALINE, PRIMATES & WILDLIFE SAFARI

9 DAYS UGANDA ADRENALINE, PRIMATES AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

Itinerary Overview

The 9 Days Uganda Adrenaline, Primates and Wildlife safari combines adrenaline adventures in Jinja and wildlife encounters in different savannah national parks. The activities this safari covers include white water rafting on the Nile River in Jinja, game drives in Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector in search for tree climbing lions), mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park and swamp/nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. If you are looking for wildlife and some adrenaline experience, this trip is just made for you.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up From Entebbe & Transfer To Jinja - Sezibwa waterfalls tour

When you land at Entebbe airport, your guide will warmly welcome you to the Pearl of Africa and take you through your itinerary. Grab a cup of coffee and start driving from Entebbe via Kampala to Jinja. Along the journey, we shall make a stopover at Sezibwa waterfalls for a Buganda cultural experience before we connect to Jinja via Mabira Forest, check in at the lodge for relaxation, lunch (if you didn’t have it). In the evening, you will have the best of a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria (optional)

Overnight: Kingfisher Resort (Budget)

 2 Friends Hotel jinja (Mid range)

 Lemala Wildwaters Lodge ( Luxury)

Day 2: Half Day White Water Rafting, Drive Back To Kampala

After a relaxed breakfast, leave the lodge for briefing about white water rafting on Nile River and after, you will have half day to experience the tough rapids and grades. After the experience, we shall return to be served lunch at the lodge and meet the driver for transfer back to Kampala for overnight.

Overnight: Speke Hotel  (Budget)

 Protea Hotel Kampala (Mid range)

Four Points by Sheraton( Luxury)

Day 3: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After a city breakfast, your guide will pick you and you embark on a journey to Murchison Falls NP located in the Northwestern part of Uganda. We will drive for about 4 hours to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rhinos on foot before we connect to have lunch and refreshment in Masindi town. Enter Murchison Falls NP via the Southern gate- Kichumbanyobo gate and drive to the Northern bank to check into the lodge for overnight.

Overnight: Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget)

Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid range)

Para Safari Lodge ( Luxury)

Day 4: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Nile Boat trip

After an early breakfast , drive to the park for an  early morning game drive taking 2-3 hours leading you through the Northern banks of Murchison Falls NP. In your pop up roof vehicle, enjoy uninterrupted animal views in the savannas such as giraffes, elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards, the Jackson hartebeests, Kobs, waterbucks, oribis, etc . Return to the lodge for lunch and in  the afternoon embark on an unforgettable boat trip to the base of the falls  enjoying  views of hippos swimming, the basking Nile crocodiles lined up along the river banks, lots of aquatic birds and more. Later when you get to the base of the falls, take the best shots of the waterfall then start the trek to view it on the top.

Overnight: Fort Murchison Lodge (Budget)

Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange)

Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 5: Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park Via fort portal

Double Gorilla Trek

After breakfast, we shall leave the thundering falls behind and drive to Kibale Forest National Park which is Uganda’s primate city. Expect to spend long hours of about 7- 8hrs. We shall have enroute lunch in Fort Portal city then you connect to the park afterwards via a crater lake visit.

Overnight:

Nkuruba Lodge( Budget) 

Isunga Lodge ( Mid range)

Chimpundu Lodge (Luxury)

Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking Experience, Bigodi Wetland Walk

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, leave the lodge for the park headquarters for a briefing about the dos & donts of chimpanzee trekking. The park has abundant primates and bird species  besides chimpanzees to be spotted  during the trek. Upon locating chimpanzees in Kibale Forest, you will be allowed one hour face to face with human closest cousins as you learn about their behaviors, habits, then take pictures before you walk back to enjoy lunch. In the evening, after some relaxation, we will leave the lodge once again for Bigodi Wetland nature walk which will treat you with astonishing sightings of more primates, birds, butterflies and other mammal species.


Overnight: Nkuruba Lodge( Budget)
Isunga Lodge ( Mid range)
Chimpundu Lodge (Luxury)

Day 7: Transfer To Bwindi Forest NP Via Ishasha Sector Game Drive

Wake up to an early breakfast and prepare to check out and bid farewell to the primate city for Bwindi Forest NP which is home to the magnificent Mountain Gorillas. Along the journey, we shall have a game drive in the south of Queen Elizabeth NP; Ishasha sector in search for tree climbing lions plus other big game such as antelopes, topis, Uganda Kob and different bird species before we proceed to a lodge in Bwindi for a relaxed evening.

Overnight: Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget)

Mahogany Springs (Mid range)

Bwindi Lodge (Luxury )

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking Experience, Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi

gorilla trekking tour

Today we go for the highlight of this safari. Wake up to a hot cup of coffee or tea and drive to the park head offices for a briefing about dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. After getting allocated a gorilla family and ranger guide, you will start your trek into the forest to search for gorillas. the forest is home to other mammals like monkeys, bird species and trees which you will encounter. After your encounter with a gorilla family, you will be allowed one  hour face to face with the magnificent creatures learning about their jungle life.  Return to the lodge for lunch and then embark on the journey to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation.

 Overnight: 
Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Budget) 
Birdnest Resort ( Mid range)
Arcadia Lodges (Luxury)

Day 9: Morning Leisure At Lake Bunyonyi, Depart For Entebbe

Gorilla Trekking Tour

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the beautiful lake. And later you can engage in optional activities like swimming, ziplining, canoeing  as we visit other islands surrounding the lake with each having a different story. You will then check out and embark on your journey to Entebbe. It is a long days drive and along the journey we shall have a stop over at the Equator for some photo moment, souvenir shopping and lunch then proceed to a hotel in  Entebbe or at the airport for flights back home.

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