9 Days Uganda safari package gives tourists a chance to enjoy; white water rafting on River Nile in Jinja, the beautiful Murchison falls, diversified wildlife species and birds, mountain gorillas as well as the chimpanzees and several primate species.
Day 1: Water Rafting in Jinja and transfer to Kampala
Our company representative will pick you up very early in the morning at 5:30AM, from your hotel in Kampala, for a 2 hours’ drive to Jinja – the home base to The Nile River Source. Here, you will have a full day white water rafting experience on the Nile River even getting a taste of the highest tides depending on one’s preference. No need to worry if you are a first time rafter; all the necessary equipment and training is provided and you are always accompanied by experienced rafters. It should be noted that this activity is basically available for all walks of life above 16 years of age. Later set off for your return trip to Kampala, reaching late evening. Dinner and overnight in Kampala.
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning (8:00AM), you will be picked up by your driver guide from hotel / airport for a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with an en route stopover at the Zziwa Rhinos Sanctuary. Reaching the park in the evening; upon arrival head to the top of the falls and enjoy the waters of river Nile squeezing through a narrow passage forming a fountain. Dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), Pakuba Lodge (midrange) and Red Chili Rest Camp (budget)
Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Launch Cruise
Rise a bit early(by 5:30AM for an amazing game drive through the park to catch a glimpse of the late night hunters and early risers before they all go into their dens/ hideouts for days’ activities. Return midmorning to your lodge, have lunch and proceed with an afternoon launch cruise; rewarding you with diversified views of aquatic wildlife species and birds as they all get downstream to bathe and drink from the river. Among the wildlife expect to view the large herds of elephants and buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, orbis etc. Later return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), Pakuba Lodge (midrange) and Red Chili Rest Camp (budget)
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Have your breakfast and with your driver guide set off for for Kibale Forest National Park, found in Fort Portal (Tooro Kingdom Land) reaching just in time for lunch, and later set out for a guided nature walk to the neighboring villages and towns as well as visiting the Tooro Kingdom. Later, dine and rest at Kyaniga Lodge (super luxury), Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Primates Lodge Kibale (Midrange) and Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget).
Day 5: Chimpanzees Tracking and Birding at Bigodi Sanctuary
Have breakfast and report to the Kanyanchu offices for pre –tracking briefing on code of conduct when tracking for chimpanzees. With all your tracking gear, engage in your tracking exercise; expect to view chimps in large numbers and other primate species like the 2 faced monkeys, Red tailed and Grey Tailed monkeys among others. Later, have lunch in the wild and proceed with a birding exercise ta the Bigodi Community Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight rest at Kyaniga Lodge (super luxury), Crater Safari Lodge (Luxury), Primates Lodge Kibale (Midrange) and Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget)
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Following your breakfast, you will set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park, found in Kasese district. Driving southwest, take in the beautiful scenery views of the country side. On arrival, engage in an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga channel for a diversified views of aquatic wildlife species and birds as they all get downstream to bathe and drink from the river. Among the wildlife expect to view the large herds of hippopotami, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, orbis. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Park View Lodge (Midrange), Eganzi Lodge / Simba Safari Lodge (Budget)
Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi
Rise early for by 5:30 AM set out for an exclusive morning game drive through the kasenyi park area watching out for; elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs among others. Later after lunch, hit the road for a transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park; driving through the Ishasha sector, watch out for the unique tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Chameleon Hill/ Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge ( Midrange), Tarvan Trekkers (Budget).
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Visit to Batwa Pygmies
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and report at the Bwindi Forest park offices and engage in a morning briefing on the gorilla trekking code of conduct provided by the Park Warden. After this, embark on your gorilla trekking expedition; once you locate the amazing creatures, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving the starting point, to meet your guide for your return to the lodge. Have lunch and in the afternoon go for the Batwa Cultural enrichment. Dinner and overnight Chameleon Hill (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge (Midrange and Tarvan Trekkers (Budget)
Day 9: Departure
Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and get ready for your return trip to Kampala, have lunch and souvenirs en route at the Igongo Cultural village in Mbarara. Later proceed with your drive to Kampala for drop off at either a hotel or airport for departure flight.