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9 Day Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi Luxury Tour

From US$ 3,700 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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highlights
  • Game drive in Murchison National Park
  • Spotting wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This safari is available throughout the year and guests will stay in luxurious accommodation with excellent amenities and customer service.

We will visit the famous Murchison National Park where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. Hail as we enter Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will get to see tree-climbing lions, cheetahs, and other exotic wildlife of Uganda.

Finally, guests will be able experience Chimpanzee tracking or Habituation. These creatures can only be found in Uganda and definitely not to be missed.

We will also visit the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1 Welcome to Uganda & Transfer to Murchison Falls Nationa 8 hours Eco lodge

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning. He will also provide a briefing on your upcoming safari and afterwards, we make our way to Murchison Falls National Park passing through the famous Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda.

The sanctuary also offers interesting activities including rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation. Late in the afternoon, we will have your first taste of game viewing at Murchison. This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda's largest population of Nile crocodiles.

Day 2 Boat Safari and Game Drive 8 hours Eco lodge

Today, we set out for an early morning game drive to find elusive predators such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopard, and Jackal among several others; all the while enjoying the beautiful savannah landscape.

In the afternoon, we set out for a boat safari along the world-famous River Nile, which sets off at Paraa, going upstream to the base of the Murchison Falls. While on the cruise, you will see crocodiles, hippos, and lizards.

Day 3 Transfer to Kibale National Park 8 hours Eco lodge

After a hearty breakfast, we begin a long journey to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National Park. There will be no activity today as the travel will take the whole day.

You will arrive in the lodge in the evening where you can relax in the luxurious amenities the lodge has to offer.

Day 4 Chimpanzee Tracking or Chimpanzee Habituation 8 hours Eco lodge

Tracking chimpanzees is a unique experience that makes Safari in Uganda at par with its neighboring East African countries. There is nothing more exotic than starring in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches.

If you can’t get enough, you may opt to do the habituation experience, which means you can spend the whole day with these amazing creatures. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park 8 hours Eco lodge

Today, you will get to see tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of the Queen Elizabeth National Park lazily lying on the branches of huge fig trees.

Indulge at the sight of Uganda Kobs in the open Ishasha plains as well as other wildlife including elephants and Cheetah roaming freely in their natural habitat.

Day 6 Game Drive & Boat safari 8 hours Eco lodge

There will be another game in the morning where you can see breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife from primates to wild animals, and birds.

After lunch, we proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat trip through the Kazinga Channel. Here you will see wildlife along the banks of the channel including buffalo, elephants, birds, and hippos.

Day 7 Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Mutanda Resort

We will set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park passing through Bushenyi Kitagata road. This is home to the mythical Kitagata hot spring. According to the locals, one of the springs was used by the former Omugabe (King of Ankole) and is known as Ekyomugabe. The other spring is believed to have healing powers and is known as Mulago, after Uganda's largest National Referral Hospital.

We will also have a stopover to visit some museums in Kabale town. We then continue to pass through Ugandan soil along Kagamba and Ntungamo, which is heralded as the 'Switzerland of Africa' with its hilly nature and breeze.

Finally, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda where another amazing game drive adventure awaits.

Day 8 Gorilla Tracking & Lake Bunyonyi 8 hours 4 Star Hotel at Birdness Resort

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the highlight of today’s activities. We begin with an informative orientation from the briefing center. The rangers will conduct the briefing then lead you to the forest for a walk in search of Gorillas.

The park is home to colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and birds such as hornbills and turacos. Most notably, half of the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas is found here as well. An up close encounter with the mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience- a memory that Uganda will leave with you to cherish.

In the afternoon, we head out to Lake Bunyonyi, a place known for its birds. Here, you will have the chance to see wide range of these beautiful creatures amid breathtaking views and landscape.

Day 9 Transfer to Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda 5 hours No accommodation

After breakfast, we head back to Kampala or Kigali depending on your next destination. Along the way, there will be a stopover at the equator in Masaka for lunch.

what’s included
  • Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • Meals
  • All accommodation
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
what’s excluded
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic Drinks
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 7 participants 
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Kampala, Uganda/Kampala, Uganda
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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Gatatu Safaris Limited / Product Category: Safari
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