9 Days Kibale Forest Uganda Bigodi Wildlife Safari

9 Days Kibale Forest Uganda Bigodi Wildlife

Bwindi Forest National Park Safari

A 9-day Uganda safari offers an incredible opportunity to explore the diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and rich culture of this beautiful East African country. Uganda is known as the “Pearl of Africa” and is home to a wide range of national parks and reserves that provide exceptional wildlife encounters and breathtaking natural beauty.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where you will be welcomed by your tour guide. Transfer to your accommodation for relaxation and preparation for the adventure ahead.
Accommodation option: Fairway
Meal plan: Dinner, Breakfast

Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, depart for Murchison Falls National Park. En route, stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a guided rhino tracking experience. Continue to Murchison Falls National Park, check-in at your lodge, and enjoy an evening game drive.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park

Embark on an early morning game drive to spot various wildlife species, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and buffaloes. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Nile River to the base of the Murchison Falls, where you can see the mighty Nile forcefully squeezing through a narrow gorge.

Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park

Drive to Kibale Forest National Park, renowned for its population of chimpanzees and other primates. Upon arrival, relax at your lodge and enjoy the serene forest surroundings.
Accommodation option: Primates lodge/ Ndali Crater/ Kyaninga lodge (Luxury), Papaya Lake lodge/ Mountains of the Moon (Mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp (Budget)
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Embark on an exciting chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale Forest, where you’ll have the chance to observe these fascinating primates in their natural habitat. The activity begins early morning with the briefing at the park headquarters, where you will be assigned an expert ranger to lead you in to the forest to search for the Habituated chimpanzees. you will also encounter other primate species in the forest. when you find them, you will be allowed one hour with them. Afterward, afternoon, visit the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a guided nature walk, spotting various bird species and other wildlife.
Accommodation option: Primates lodge/ Ndali Crater/ Kyaninga lodge (Luxury), Papaya Lake lodge/ Mountains of the Moon (Mid-range), Chimpanzee Forest guest house/ Kibale Forest Camp (Budget)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park, where you can spot elephants, lions, buffaloes, and other animals. later afternoon, you will do a boat cruise in the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, where you can observe hippos, crocodiles, and an array of birdlife.
Accommodation option: Mahogany springs lodge, Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge (up market), Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara camp for mid-range or Buhoma community rest camp, Rushaga gorilla lodge(budget).
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi

Embark on an early morning game drive to maximize your chances of spotting wildlife. Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a wide range of species, including leopards, hyenas, antelopes, and more. Return to the lodge and check out and Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Check in at your lodge and enjoy the scenic surroundings.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking and Batwa community walk

Embark on the ultimate highlight of your safari, a gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest. Accompanied by experienced guides, hike through the dense forest to encounter a habituated gorilla group. Spend a memorable hour observing and photographing these magnificent creatures before trekking back. After lunch, you will go for Batwa community walk where you will immerse your self in Batwa culture,

Day 9: Departure

After morning breakfast, check out and exit the park and start your return journey back to Kampala. you will have lunch enroute and proceed to Kampala, where the driver will drop you off at the airport for your departure flight or at your preferred location.

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All About Kibale

  • History Of The Park
  • Things To Do
  • Places To See
  • Getting There

Package includes;

Pick up and drop off
English speaking guide
Accommodation as per itinerary
A 4×4 safari vehicle with fuel
All Park entrance fees
Gorilla trekking permit
Chimpanzee trekking permit
All activities included in the itinerary

Package Exclude

International travel visa
Flight air ticket
Life insurance
Tips and gratuity
Optional activities
All items of personal nature.

Please note that this itinerary is just a suggestion, and you can customize it based on your preferences, budget, and time constraints. It’s also essential to book your gorilla trekking permits well in advance, as they are limited and highly sought after.