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9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee, Wildlife, Gorilla & Beach Safari

9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee, Wildlife, Gorilla & Beach Safari

This is Equatorial Wild Safaris giving you a chance to visit four (4) of the most liked Uganda National Parks that is Kibale National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. This makes it a combination of Gorilla, Chimpanzee and at the same times a Wildlife and beach safari, with in these few eight days.

Day 1

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Arrive in time for healthy lunch in Fort Portal, after which you will take a guided walk in the crater lakes & Amabere –breasts” area of the Kibale National Park.

Tour the Nyakasura area to view the “breasts” of the prehistoric princess in the Chwezi Kingdom that were cut off and later grew into a scenic rock that continually drips with ‘ milk ‘; you will visit a number of hills around this area. Climbing up the hills will reward you with breath taking views of the Mountain Rwenzori ranges. This evening cultural visit around the crates is amazing and a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge for High-end or Primate Lodge for Mid-range or Chimps Nest for Budget-end.Meal plan: (FB).

Day 2

Start the day with an early breakfast and thereafter drive to Kibale National Park which is home to over 1000 chimpanzees including the black and white colubus monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey and red tailed monkey.

Here you will be allowed to spend some time with these mesmerizing creatures, as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play around or progress steadily on the ground right in front of you.

Optional: Chimpanzee Habituation tracking:

At an additional fee of only $70 us dollar pp you do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimpanzee tracking. This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. Book this in time because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go.

After chimp trekking, have lunch at your lodge then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and water buck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine. Check in the Lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge for High-end or Enganzi Lodge for Mid-range or Bush Lodge(Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 3

Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds.

Return to the Lodge for lunch and later the afternoon you will have a two hours Boat cruise along the famous Kazinga channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, Kobs, Warthogs and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.

Optional activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari:

Experience the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park in a new, unique way. Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Admire the herds of buffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene tranquility of the African bush.

You will take off early at dawn for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sun rises and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you. Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best of Uganda, with many great photo opportunities of the scenery and wildlife below. After a smooth landing you can celebrate this amazing adventure with a glass of sparkling juice before returning to your lodge to continue your safari. Costing: $380 us dollar per person.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge for High-end or Enganzi Lodge for Mid-range or Bush Lodge(Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 4

After breakfast, drive through the Ishasha Sector; this takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment for a mini game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge for High-end or Engagi Lodge for Mid-range or Buhoma Community Rest Camp for Budget-end. Meal plan : FB

Day 5

After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.

The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming. You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity.

Today afternoon we will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in time for an evening game drive that will take you to the Kazuma Look Out Point. Here you will enjoy the beautiful Sceneries of the lakes, swamps, the plains that run all the way to Tanzania and then the irresistible sunset! Lake Mburo offers the best opportunities for viewing the big Elands, Burchell Zebras, Topis, Buffaloes and Impalas. With roughly 310 species, birds are also well represented. Among them are species whose breeding grounds are mainly characterized by the acacia trees, as well as water and swamp birds. The lake bearing the same name within the park attracts herds of hippos and crocodiles. The hedges of the embedded swamps hide the rare Sitatunga-antelope.

Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge (High end), or Lake Mburo Tented Camp (Mid-range) or Arcadia Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 6

After an early morning breakfast, explore the park with a game drive in search of animals like: zebras, impalas, Topis, buffaloes, elands. Bird watching opportunities are excellent here, with about 313 bird species recorded here including the rare shoe bill stork, White winged Warbler, Crested Francolin among others.

You will then return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will go for a boat ride that gives you the chance to view water animals like; Crocodiles, Hippopotamus and water birds including; Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant, and the rare shoe bill stork.

Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge (High end), or Lake Mburo Tented Camp (Mid-range) or Arcadia Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 7

Wake up early in the morning to have your early breakfast, you will be transferred to Munyonyo Speke Resort Marina in Entebbe in arriving in time for lunch and your boat Trip to Lagoon Resort. Lagoon Resort is a NEMA approved Eco-Resort which was said by the Norwegian Ambassador to be Uganda’s Zanzibar!

Relax on the beach or go for a community walk around the resort which gives an interesting insight into local life.

Start your evening with sun-downers at the beach gardens, then savor a fine continental three course cuisine at the dinning area.

Retreat to your room for rest.

Dinner and overnight at Lagoon Resort Meal Plan (Dinner)

Day 8

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the dining area.

Set out on a 1 hr Kayaking excursion as the sun rises over Lake Victoria.

Return in time for a two course lunch meal at the dining area.

Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and swimming at the pool side.

You may also join or organize a few games of boules or Volleyball.

In the evening, embark on a sunset cruise around the bay and view the largest lake in East Africa.

Return to the resort for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at Lagoon Resort Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 9

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, ordered through the resort dining on your private deck.

Depending on your flight time or next destination, have a short tour of the adventure park next to the resort and view different species of birds. Later proceed to Kampala or to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your out bond flight back home or to your next destination.

Meal plan (Breakfast and or Lunch)

End of your safari!


  • Transport in a 4WD with pop-up roof for excellent safari view
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
  • Accommodation as listed in the program
  • Meals according to the program
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 chimpanzee permit
  • 1 gorilla permit


  • International air fares and entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack)
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

Please do not hesitate to contact us for tailor made safaris and general inquiries. Yours – EWS Team

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