This 9 Days Uganda Holiday Tour introduces to you all highlights of destination Uganda, and the reason why this country is dubbed the “pearl of Africa”. Open this adventure vacation with gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park, followed by a wildlife encounter in queen Elizabeth national park, and Murchison falls national park respectively. Interestingly, this Uganda safaris tour includes three sessions of tracking our closest cousins, the chimps; one in Kibale, another in Kyambura gorge and the last in Budongo, making this 9 days Uganda safari a must book!
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi National Park
On day 1 of your 9 Days Uganda Holiday Tour, you will begin off early from Kampala moving to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is a long journey for about 10 hours Uganda Gorilla Trek rides. We head south west of Kampala and stopover in Masaka to observe the equator and in Mbarara for lunch. Proceed to Kisoro off to Bwindi. What makes this national park to be visited is the endangered mountain gorilla. These are one of the top creatures that visitors demand to view. After reaching check in and have dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park
Take early morning breakfast and move to the park headquarters for briefing about the gorillas. After move in the thick jungles of Bwindi to start off your Uganda gorilla trekking experience. The trek can take you half a day or much spends an hour with the gorillas. In the evening, take a village walk around Buhoma communities and find out more about the Batwa pygmy natives, also carry out shopping from available curio shops and later slumber at your jungle lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
After taking breakfast this morning of your 9 Days Uganda Holiday Tour, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which will take 5 hours though the Ishasha route. On the way observe the tree climbing lions alongside buffalos, Uganda Kobs. Then when you enter the park start with a game drive to Mweya Peninsular. In the Mweya Peninsular there are buffalos, warthogs, Defassa waterbuck and bush baby many others. Visit the Katwe town to see the several saline crater lakes and observe how the local people mine salt. Dinner and have overnight.
Day 4: Game safari and launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
After breakfast move for an early game drive to Kasenyi plains to view black and white colobus, topi, Uganda Kob, bush buck, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes. A group of birds like black bee eater, Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, along the banks of Lake Edward which can take 2 to 3 hours.
Return to lodge for lunch then in the evening head for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel for 2 hours along Lake George and Lake Edward to observe hippos, leopards, huge crocodiles, though sporadic and observe the birds like flamingos, yellow crown, red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, pink backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow billed stork, shoebill stock. Don’t forget the camera. Return to lodge.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge
After early morning breakfast on this day of your 9 Days Uganda Holiday Tour, move for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00am. The gorge is home to the underground forest and also a diverse population of primates other than the chimps. These are mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys and other mammals like antelopes in the middle of savanna grassland and abundant bird species. After here drive to Kibale Forest National Park which is just a 4 hrs ride. Check in, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest. Bigodi wetland visit in the afternoon
Wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu which can take half a day. Apart from chimpanzee trekking, Kibale is hub to other 12 primate species like the red colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals that inhabit the forest include forest elephants which are unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and an impressive array of tree species.
Later in the afternoon, take a nature guided walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary which is a good site for birders, culture and nature lovers. The Great Blue Turaco can easily be observed among the other bird species. There is also a variety of butterfly species.
Day 7: Kibale – Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up and freshen for a long journey to Murchison Falls National Park. This takes about 8-9 hours’ drive. Along the way, observe the stunning views of Albertine rift escarpments and Lake Albert. Time allowing, you will drive straight to the Top of the falls to appreciate the beauty of River Nile and the thunderous Murchison falls, from which the park got its name. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Game drive in the delta circuit of Murchison falls National Park. 2pm Boat trip to the bottom of the falls
In the morning move for a game drive in the delta circuit, quite a sight for checking out a high awareness of wildlife like leopards along the leopard track, the Jackson’s hartebeest, large concentrations of Uganda Kobs because of the many breeding grounds and large families of the Defassa waterbuck, groups of the dainty oribi and buffalo, herds together with giraffe herds.
The high number of Kobs call for an unavoidable prides of lions to the delta too. The delta also attracts a variety of bird species like the shoebill, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Senegal thick knee and Denham’s bustard. In the evening move to Paraa jetty for a launch trip along the famous Nile River and value God’s creation of the Murchison Falls, the largest crocs, Hippos and elephants playing in the water. After such a lovely encounter return to lodge.
Day 9: Chimp tracking in Budongo forest and return to Kampala
After having breakfast on this last day of your 9 Days Uganda Holiday Tour, move for a little close tour with our next of kin in the animal kingdom – the chimpanzees in Budongo forest. The forest harbors the biggest chimp population in Uganda of about 800, with only one troop habituated for daily trekking and visitation.
View other allied relatives like Potto and blue monkey, the black and white colobus, Vervet monkeys, olive baboons, etc. After wards take lunch and move straight to Kampala, exiting through Kachumbanyobo gate.
End of 9 days Uganda tour.
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