9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day to Day Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive at Uganda’s International Airport

You will meet with the company representative and you will be transferred to your accommodation set in a quiet residential neighborhood with beautiful gardens. The drive is just 15 minutes drive from the international airport. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly welcomed and cared for in this oasis of green that forms an excellent retreat making it the perfect choice for a restful stay.

Stay: Airport Guest House

Approx: 15 minutes Drive


Day 2: Entebbe to Kibale National Park

Take your morning breakfast before driving to Fort Portal western region, reaching in time for lunch. You will use this opportunity to visit Amabeere Ganyina Mwiru which is optional. This is a cultural site with remarkable history 10km away from Fort portal town. A cave of stalactites and stalagmites, these rocks were named after the daughter of the King who refused to marry the spouse her father had chosen for her. As a result, the King ordered for her breasts to be cut off so she would not marry anyone. You will then take the drive to your tented camp located in a patch of evergreen forest just outside the southern part of Kibale Park bordering the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi wetland.

Stay: Kibale Forest Camp

Approx: 6 hours Drive

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 3: Chimpanzee Experience and Bigodi Swamp walk

07:30 am: Arriving at the park headquarters for a briefing on chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. Start the search for these primates in the forest. Chimpanzees share 97% of human DNA and are considered to be our closest living relatives. You will also encounter various primates like the white and black colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and more. You will return to the hotel for lunch, and after take a fascinating Bigodi swamp walk a 2-3hour rich in biodiversity and scenic views. The trail is through the papyrus wetland sanctuary accompanied by a trained local guide. On this walk, you will find different bird species, primates like the blue monkeys, baboons, mongoose, bushbucks, and bush pigs among others.

Stay: Kibale Forest Camp

Approx: Chimps, 2-4hous trek

Approx: Bigodi 2-3hours

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 4: Kibale to QENP

After breakfast, you will leave today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery. It is set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains; the park’s magnificent visitors include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel, as well as its outstanding wildlife, and fascinating cultural history. After lunch (14:00 PM), proceed to the Mweya peninsula to take a 2-hour boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George giving you an amazing opportunity for photography moments. After the boat ride, you will take a leisurely game drive along the channel track and looping trails before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Stay: Bush Lodge

Approx: 2-3hours Drive

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 5: Ishasha Sector

Check out from your lodge after breakfast and leave for a game drive through the Kasenyi plains with several wild animals. After, drive to Ishasha southern section of Queen Elizabeth National park, popular for tree-climbing lions, on a good and lucky day seeing them climbing trees. Other animals to see are the buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, and many more. You will also drive to River Ishasha to see the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After drive to your hotel for lunch and later conduct an evening game drive in Ishasha

Stay: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Approx: 2 1/2hours Drive

Meal Plan: B/L/D


Day 6: Ishasha to Bwindi

After an early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your guide, to leave the beautiful Ishasha with a game drive in search of tree climbing lions, and after, embark on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is a world heritage site. The name comes from the extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods. It is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds also notable for the 400 Mountain Gorillas half of the world’s population among which are a number of habituated groups that can be tracked by visitors. Arrive in the afternoon, check into your accommodation for relaxation, and later dinner and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Stay: Haven Lodge

Approx: 3-4hours Drive

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 7: Mountain Gorilla trekking Bwindi

07:30 am Mountain Gorilla trekking in the Buhoma section of Bwindi. The park protects an estimated 400 Mountain Gorillas, roughly half of the world’s population including several habituated groups which can be tracked. The biological diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals including several primate species such as baboons, chimpanzees, as well as elephants, and antelopes. The ranger will lead you to start your trek and after hiking some distance depending on the location of the Gorillas, you will have sight of them and spend up to 1hr with them. Take a picnic lunch break after starting to descend back to meet with your driver guide, who will transfer you to the lodge so you may reminisce on the day’s experience.

In the late afternoon engage in a charitable organization set to support women struggling with poverty, HIV, and domestic violence called Ride 4 a Woman which has activities like basket weaving or learning to pedal sew with the local women of Buhoma and choosing your own fabric to produce anything from a coin purse or pillow case or dress to take home as souvenirs. After, you will leave for Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the most beautiful places in Uganda; the word Bunyonyi means a place with “many little birds’’. The place combines the art of water birds and some migratory birds making it the perfect ideal place for many bird enthusiasts.

Stay: Haven Lodge

Approx: 2-8hours trek

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 8: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi & Lake Mburo  

Take breakfast and after leave for Lake, Bunyonyi to embark on a 1hour canoe boat ride, seeing several islands of this place with each island having its own significant history for example the Punishment Island, where the Kiga brought their unmarried girls whom they found pregnant and they would be forsaken and left for dead. After, commence a drive to Lake Mburo National Park which is the smallest park in Uganda. It is home to 68 different species of mammal including leopards, hyenas, and buffalos. It will take you around 6 hours through the small villages, plantations, and hills to get there.

Stay: Eagles Nest (self-contained safari tent)

Approx: 1-hour canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Approx: 4hours Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo

Meal plan: B/L/D


Day 9: Lake Mburo to Entebbe Airport

Take a 2hour early morning nature walk beginning at 07:00 am, accompanied by the ranger guide. This walk offers an amazing experience in the savannah park, giving you up-close views of several animals. Locations include the salt lake at Rwonyo, the lake banks, and a hilltop with gorgeous lake views. After, you will commence drive back to Entebbe with a brief stopover at the Uganda Equator. This makes it the end of the tour. Depending on your time of departure, our representatives from the company will transfer you directly to Entebbe airport to catch your return flight back home.

Approx: 4 hours from Mburo

Meal plan: B/L/D


  • All Accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • In-cases where warm lunches are not provided you shall have packed lunch
  • English speaking Tour guide/driver
  • Transport 4×4 Safari Land-cruiser or a Safari Mini-van pop-up
  • all listed activities mentioned like Chimpanzee or Gorilla permit (all subject on availability)
  • Park entrance fees as indicated
  • all relevant government tax
  • Drinking water on safari.


  • Single accommodation upon request
  • Domestic flights upon request
  • International Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • Telephone
  • any soft drinks/alcohol and any personal Items
  • Porter assistance if required for the Gorilla trek US$15
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities or those not included in the program