9 Days Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda Overview
Discover four beautiful Uganda National parks in 9 days.
Join Kjong Uganda Safaris for a 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda as we travel to four beautiful National parks in Uganda, This is Something that you should not miss out for an exclusive touch of wildlife hence experiencing a great wildlife safaris in Uganda. this 9 days gorilla trekking tour in Uganda will involve an encounter to Bwindi impenetrable forest for Gorilla trekking experience, hence experience the unforgettable gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. On this gorilla trekking tour in Uganda, we visit major game parks of Uganda hence experiencing great wildlife safaris in Uganda. The 9 Days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda starts with a visit to Kibale forest national park for Chimpanzee trekking acts as an eye opener as you get ready for the Gorillas and maximum abundance of game in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
ITINERARY FOR 9 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING TOURS IN UGANDA
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport then drive to Kampala
Our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda will start with a warm welcome as you personally be met by our tour guides on arrival at Entebbe airport and then be transferred to Kampala city, the great capital city for Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Serena Kampala Hotel/ cassia lodge (Lodge facility)or Anderita Beach Hotel or Red chilli Hideaway Kampala (Budget facility) for dinner and overnight stay.Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast. (D)
Day 2: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
After Breakfast in Kampala, we start our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda with a fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale Forest National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga lodge/Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimpanzee Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget facility).Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda starts with a breakfast at the lodge before your driver/Guide transfers you to Kibale Forest National Park Headquarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk as we trail down chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The chimpanzee trekking will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimpanzees in the afternoon you will go for a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp- to see unique flora and fauna, Hence making our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga lodge/ Primate Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimpanzee Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget facility).Meal plan:(B, L, D)
Day 4: Drive from Kibale Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Begin your morning with a visit to the Ndali crater region and the vanilla factory,there after drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Lodge right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively or Bush Lodge in Tented Rooms or Lazy Camping/ Ihamba Safari,(Midrange or budget accommodation).Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive
Our 9 days gorilla trekking tour in Uganda starts with a morning game drive in Uganda’s best park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and Kob, expect to see some rare animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Edward and George,for large numbers of buffalo and hippo.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Uganda great Lakes and Maramagambo forest respectively or Bush Lodge in Tented Rooms or Lazy Camping/ Ihamba Safari,( Midrange or budget accommodation).Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 6: Drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda, we drive via east Africa’s area with most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests which reach to the volcanoes that habituates mountain gorillas. A visit to the bat Cave close to Maramagambo forest or a glance of Kyambura gorge is a must! Make a game drive at Ishasha on your way to Bwindi in search of the tree climbing lions. Hence making our 9 days gorilla trekking tour in Uganda interesting Later, drive to Bwindi via the beautiful scenery of the tea plantations.This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth,filled with primates and exotic birds. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Dinner and over night at either Bwindi Lodge or Silverback lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Camp (budget accommodation).Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Gorilla trekking tour
Start the day with breakfast then get ready for Gorilla trekking experience, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.There are now only 650 left in the world! The Gorilla tracking activity may take between 2 to 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Hence making gorilla trekking tours in Uganda more interesting Dinner and overnight at either Bwindi Lodge or Silverback lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Camp (budget accommodation).Meal plan:( B, L, D) ( B, L, D)
Day 8: Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, drive to lake Mburo National Park via Kabale with a stopover for lunch. Thereafter proceed to Lake Mburo via the verdant country sides of Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing arriving in Mburo National park during sunset hence making our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda. Overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Rwakobo Camp or Eagles Nest (budget facility).Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 9: Drive from Lake Mburo National Park to Entebbe
After an early breakfast,you will take an interesting safari bush walk, this park boosts of the best Nature walks in all parks and it’s only this park that you can see plenty of wild life on a nature walk. Return to Kampala after lunch with a stopover at Igongo cultural center and Equator Uganda crossing a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs.Transfer to Entebbe for your evening flight back home. Meal plan: (B, L) End of Service
9 Days Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda package includes:-
- Airport transfers,
- Transportation by a 4wd vehicle,
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary,
- Igongo cultural village visit,
- Boat trips,
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance,
- Park entrance fees Crater tour Foot safari/Bush walk,
- Kibale Chimpanzee and Kyambura Gorge chimp Permits,
- Community visits,
- Ziwa sanctuary Rhino,
- Tour Services of English speaking Driver/guide,
- Enroute lunches Game drives.
However, our 9 days gorilla trekking tours in Uganda package excludes: expenses of personal nature like:
- Tips to local guides,
- Porter fee while trekking,
- Personal insurance and
Some of the Gorilla trekking tours in Uganda guidelines or trekking rules
- No smoking is allowed while with the gorilla premises or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
- Keep Distance of 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas.
- Do not use flash photography as they may scare away the gorillas.
- Do not make loud noise or move suddenly.
- Anyone with flue or Diarrhea or any sort of communicable diseases will not be allowed to enter the park for Gorilla tracking safaris.
- Always stay in a tight group while with the gorillas and do not surround the Gorillas while meeting them.
- Persons aged below 15 years are not allowed to do gorilla tracking.
What to carry for your Gorilla Safaris in Uganda.
- Wear comfortable hiking shoes or closed boots suitable for steep muddy slopes.
- For those who may not be comfortable with jungle sounds Put on ear plugs.
- Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water.
- Don’t forget to carry rain gear, weather gloves, sunscreen lotion and a hat as the Bwindi has unpredictable weather.
- Carry with you insect repellent.
- You can carry photo camera though using flashlight is not allowed in use during the encounter with Gorillas.
For more information about Gorilla trekking Rules and Regulations in Uganda, kindly contact our office by email: [email protected] or phone call at: +256 776 660 918/ +256 751 646 578