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9 days of safari trekking for gorillas

9 days of safari trekking for gorillas 

Would you like to have 9 days of safari trekking for gorillas in Uganda and at the same time looking for the best tour company? We have got you covered with African Safari Journeys located in Rwanda. For more details don’t hesitate to contact us. For a best adventure experience, this is the right package for your safari in the Pearl of Africa. Majority of the animal or bird species that you have just been watching on different platforms like televisions and various social medias will be viewed physically in their habitants. Therefore, expect to see wildlife species including the mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hyenas, waterbucks, elephants, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, giraffes, zebras, Nile crocodiles, and Hippos. Well as for bird species includes shoebill stork among others.

Places/parks to be visited.

  •  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Murchison Falls
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Kibale Forest National Park

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda by plane at the Airport

At any time of arrival at the airport, our driver-guide will be available to pick you up. The driver will drop you off at any nearby hotel of your choice in either Entebbe or any other place. Some of the best hotels for accommodation Entebbe include;  Entebbe Botanical Beach Hotel, Protea hotel or any other. Have dinner and finally rest.

Day 2: Visiting the Murchison Falls

Get served with breakfast, drive to Kabarega falls situated in the northwards of Uganda. While on this journey you have to be sobber not to miss out at every step. The high tourist attraction is the Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile accompanied with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodiles along the sandbanks, bird species and finally the large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe. In Masindi town, have lunch and proceed to another stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is a proud home for rare rhinos that are protected for mainly tourism and travelers can as well have Rhino tracking.   Later in the afternoon, you arrive in Murchison falls national park which is as big as 3,840 sq km. You have a round trip of the natural beauty of these falls that takes around 3-4 hours and at the same time, you view the different wildlife including shoebills.

What mainly forms the falls is the river squeezing itself through a 7-meter narrow gorge hence forming a water spray resulting in a stunning rainbow. Have dinner in a lodge and rest.

Day 3: The Nile boat cruise

After early morning breakfast, start your journey to tour the Northern part which has large numbers of Savannah wildlife. While on a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up, you have great opportunities for photography or short videos of elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as hippos. Leopards are also available however in a few numbers and addition view of big numbers of bird species.

At the bottom of the fall the pressure is not much and so waterfalls gently, this makes the 2-hour boat-cruise wonderful and rewarding. The thunder roar heard while in this place is due to great volumes water escapes through the small gorge. Mostly viewed natural creatures while on cruising are water birds plus mammals like Hippos and crocodiles.

The guide drives you back to the lodge, have dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

To catch up with time on Day 4, we wake up very early in the morning have a delicious breakfast and drive from the Murchison Falls NP to Queen Elizabeth NP. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the Southwest hence we take the route through Fortportal and the Albertine Escarpment situated in Western Rift Valley. At every point in time, there is something new to watch along these routes. Lunch is served at Moon Hotel found located in Fort Portal town. Taste Kalo, the staple food of Tooro plus other food types of Uganda. Embark on your journey to Mweya peninsula in the Queen Elizabeth national park. The National Park is located far and therefore you will reach in the evening, have dinner and overnight.

Hotels/ Lodges;

  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Katara lodge
  • Mazike Valley Lodge
  • Bush lodge
  • Ihamba Safari Lodge
  • Twin Lakes Lodge
  • Mweya Hostels
  • Bush lodge in Tents

Day 5: Game drive & Boat cruise

Both of these activities are within Queen Elizabeth National Park and therefore from an early breakfast we head for early morning game drive to see the rising sun, the nocturnal predators and early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. Queen Elizabeth harbors many colorful birds hence an appropriate site for birders. Take time to watch how these predators hunt, feed and associate with the fellow animals which is interesting.  The immigrates increase in the number of birds on top of the natives. The tour guide makes sure you fully satisfied before you start your journey back home. a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and the Albertine Rift Endemics. Have dinner and rest till the next day.

Day 6: Boat cruising & Chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge

This is one of the favorite long safaris of travelers because you explore Uganda fully. Have breakfast to boost your immunity for this long day and set out for a boat cruising along the Kazinga Channel. Enjoy game viewing, bird watching, and breathtaking environment while flowing on these waters. No need to pack a lunch box because you head back to the lodge for lunch. Rest for a few minutes, then continue to the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees which may take few hours. When chimpanzee tracking is done early, then you can either opt for a nature walk in Maramagambo forest or to chose to stay at your lodge. However, during this nature walk, it exposes you to the bat cave which is kinda dark favoring the conditions for these nocturnals. Dine and rest at the lodge.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Forest.   via Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions

Have a hefty delicious breakfast and drive to Bwindi impenetrable. Touring starts from Ishasha region where majority of the tree-climbing lions reside. in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth to see tree-climbing lions that are prevalent in this area. Ishasha region consists of trees with big branches that attracts lions to climb and hang up there. This region doesn’t only attract travelers for their lions but also the magnificient landscapes dorminated with savannah woodland and tree species such as huge fig tree, coctus trees and acacia tree. From the tiresome game driving, continue and have lunch along the way back to the Lodge. Later in the evening have an evening walk to Batwa -Pygmy people where you will be entertained and at the end also take time to practice. Have supper and finally rest for your next day of travel.

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

On this day, have an early morning breakfast and proceed to the park headquarter for a breifing about what you should expect and what is expected of you while in the park tracking for gorillas. All travelers are divided in to affordable groups that can easily be managed by the two armed park angers. Gorilla trekking at times takes many number of hours while at times they take less hours depending on the location of the gorillas in the jungle. Each group of travelers have an hour an hour to spend with the giant primates. Head back to the lodge for lunch, relax and spend an overnight.

Day 9; Transfer to Entebbe International Airport/Kampala

Have breakfast in the morning because you will have no stopover for breakfast and head to Kamapla or Entebbe for your flight. Lunch will be served in Mbarara town, Kampala is reached in the afternoon but for travelers to be drove to Entebbe reach in the evening due to jam along the way. Incase the flight is late in the evening then you may decide to spend some time on beaches in Entebbe or spend time at your hotel.

Best Time to Visit Rwanda

Planning to visit Rwanda for an safari holiday or trip? The best time to visit Rwanda varies according to the seasosn of the year; i.e. between June to Mid-September is the long dry season; October to November is a shorter rainy season and it’s followed by a short dry season from December to February. During both of Rwanda’s dry seasons, there is often light cloud cover. Therefore, one can choose Rwanda at any time of the year depending on the safari expectations and interests.