9 Days: Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation

Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation is an interesting trip that includes gorilla & chimpanzee trekking, wildlife tours and other interesting activities. The main destinations in this safari are; Lake Mburo National Park which sits on an area of 371 sq km with a big number of Zebras and other animals such as antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribis and others seen along the lake shores like the hippos, crocodiles as well as birds (park has over 332 bird species).


Highlights of the Safari
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Chimpanzee tracking
Game viewing
Rhino tracking
Batwa cultural walk


Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

You will be picked from the agreed location in Kampala after breakfast to continue to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on Kampala-Gulu highway to track some of the surviving wild Rhino population. Thereafter continue to Murchison Falls National Park with another stopover in Masindi for lunch and arriving in the evening to hike to the top of the falls.

Day 2: Game drive and Nile Boat Cruise

Have an early morning breakfast and set off for the morning game drive where you will have a chance to see some of the interesting wildlife species that call the Park home including elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, elands, giraffes and warthogs among others.Return to the Lodge for lunch before setting off for the main highlight of the Park-the Nile boat cruise to spot the Nile crocodiles, hippos as well as unique bird species that will take your breath away. Also, the phenomenal appearance of the waterfalls will blow your mind and make you wish to spend more time in the Park.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Before you set off for Kibale Forest National Park, you will first have breakfast then check out of the Safari Lodge. Your journey will involve trans-versing through the magnificent Albertine Escarpments and enjoying the views of the cool countryside. Lunch will be within Hoima Town and arrival to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Converge at Kanyanchu Visitor Center at 7:00 am after breakfast for a pre-tracking briefing before entering the jungles of Kibale Forest to search for mankind’s closest relatives. After 2-5 hours of tracking, you will hear them hooting or see them feeding, playing and grooming, and that’s when your cameras start rolling.Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation Besides the chimpanzees, expect to see several primate species including the red-tailed monkeys, L'Hoests monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and olive baboons among others as well as birds, butterflies and tree species of interest. Return to the Lodge for lunch and check-out before starting your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon.

Day 5: Game drive and Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Wake up to an early morning breakfast before heading for a game drive through the Kasenyi Plains where you are likely to spot the African lions and the elusive leopards, Uganda kobs, Elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, Defassa waterbucks and warthogs in addition to at least 200 bird species. After this amazing 2-3 hours activity, head back to the Lodge for lunch and relaxation as you prepare to go for the boat cruise The boat cruise will be conducted within the Kazinga Channel where Hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and Uganda Kobs, as well as bird species like Kingfishers and shoebill storks, can be spotted.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have breakfast at leisure then check out of the Lodge before heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda’s mountain gorillas’ capital) through the spectacular savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will pass through Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions as well as the buffaloes, elephants and Uganda Kobs. Have a lunch stop at Savannah Resort Hotel (Kihihi) and arrive Bwindi in the evening.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and cultural walk

Due to the physical demands of gorilla trekking, you will need a hefty breakfast before proceeding to the Park Headquarters for a pre-tracking briefing at 7:00 am. Continue to the jungles at 8:00 am to track the adorable mountain gorillas in their natural habitat characterized by thick forest covered by mist. Trekking lasts 2-6 hours and once sighted, you will be required to spend only one hour with the allocated gorilla family to study their behavior and take photos then proceed to the Lodge to relax.Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation If time allows or are if you are still energetic, you will continue for a cultural walk to Batwa villages to be immersed in their ancient lifestyles and be entertained in their traditional dances.

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo and afternoon boat cruise

On this day you will have your usual breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with a lunch stopover being at Igongo Cultural Center to have a taste of their signature traditional dishes. Arrive at the Park in the afternoon for the boat cruise to spot the hippos, Nile crocodiles as well as aquatic bird species.

Day 9: Morning game drive and departure

Wake up to a cup of coffee or tea and embark for the game drive conducted through varying landscapes (rocky outcrops, acacia woodland and hillsides among others) where you will get the chance to see a variety of wildlife species including the zebras, giraffes, impalas, Topis, elands, waterbucks, bushbucks in addition to the bird species that call the Park home. Depart for Kampala after the game drive. End of our 9 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari. Thank you for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations, we hope to see you again!!!

Things Included

Park fees

Gorilla permit

Chimp permits

A professional driver/guide

All Taxes/VAT

Drinking water

Things Excluded

Any optional or extra activity not involved in the itinerary


International flights

Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services, and drink

Extra/Optional activities