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10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

This tour focuses on the major tourist attractions in Uganda. Each park in Uganda is unique in its own way, on this tour you will be able to see Rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the Giraffe and Nile crocodiles in Murchison Falls National Park on the River Nile, Chimps in Kibale National Park, over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park. The safari will take you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park, where your accommodation is situated. You will have the most memorable experiences on this tour as you discover the unique treasures in each of these National Parks in Uganda.

Safari tour package: A set-date, set-itinerary, group safari
Prices: $2710 - $2890
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: January - May, July - December
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Boating
On arrival and after formalizing all the necessary formalities, you will be taken to your hotel. This tour starts and ends in Entebbe. You will be able to visit Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. activities that will be done during this tour include: Game drives, Boat rides, Chimp trekking and Gorilla trekking.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL ENTEBBE

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, who will then drive you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Airport Guest House                            

Meal:                    B,-,-

 

Day 2:  RHINOS AND MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

 

After breakfast you shall start your tour. Driving through Kampala, you proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you shall have a walking Safari to the Southern White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon you will drive to the legendary Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s biggest National Park.

Accommodation: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge                             

Meal:                    B,L,D

 

Day 3:  GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCHCRUISE ON THE RIVER NILE

 

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. This is a beautiful drive across savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grassland down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north.  Drive in the open African savanna in search for Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, and enjoy spotting various Bird species such as the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters, and many more. In the afternoon, go for a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison falls, whence the park derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls by hiking to the top of the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7 meter gap and at the bottom you will see Huge Nile Crocodiles bask.

Accommodation: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge                            

Meal:                    B,L,D

 

Day 4:  DRIVE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Today you will drive to Fort Portal to Kibale National Park. Along the way you will pass many tea plantations. On the way you stop in Fort Portal. In the afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp                                    

Meal:                    B,L,D

 

Day 5:  CHIMPANZEE TREKKING, DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will go for Chimp tracking and enjoy a wonderful forest experience. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is home to 13 species of primate including chimpanzees. The park’s highest point is at 1590m above sea level. After lunch you shall proceed to Queen Elisabeth National Park, enjoy a game drive on your way in. Named after her Majesty the Queen of England, it is Uganda's most popular and most scenic game reserves. It stretches from the crater-dotted foothills of the Rwenzori range in the north, along the shores of Lake Edward to the remote Ishasha River in the south, incorporating a wide variety of habitats that range from savanna and wetlands and lowland forest

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge                           

Meal:                   B,L,D

 

Day 6:  GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE ON THE KAZINGA CHANNEL

Have an Early Morning Game Drive. There are over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. Return to the Lodge. In the afternoon, you shall have a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge                           

Meal:                   B,L,D

 

Day 7:  DRIVE TO KISORO AND HAVE A BOAT RIDE ON LAKE MUTANDA

Today, you will drive to Kisoro. Kisoro is located in an idyllic setting under the peaks of the Muhabura and Mgahinga Mountains which are part of the Virunga Mountains and home to the rare Mountain Gorilla. On arrival, you will enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mutanda, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. Occasionally you can see the 3 volcanoes in the distance.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge                          

Meal:                   B,L,D

 

Day 8:  DRIVE TO BWINDI GORILLA TREKKING

This morning you will get up very early and drive to Bwindi for the upcoming gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. As an alternative to gorilla trekking, there are several walks that can take you. The Mubwindi Swamp Trail takes about 3 hours and goes through parts of the park where there are elephants. Another 6-hour hike leads up to the peak in Rwamunyoni to 2.607m.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Meal:                    B,L,D

 

Day 9:  DRIVE TO LAKE MBURU NATIONAL PARK, EVENING GAME DRIVE

Today, drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Even at the entrance to the park you can watch impalas and zebras. You will have a game drive as you enter the park. The Lake Mburo National Park forms a mosaic-like habitat with rocks, dry slopes, open and wooded savannas, forests, and swamps increases. This diversity of habitats has the diversity of bird life with 313 bird species recorded in the park, including flame head Barbet, Long-tailed Zitting Cisticola (Tabora), African Bins Rail, Collared Barbet, binding Bush singer among others.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock                           

Meal:                    B,L,D

 

Day 10:  NATURE WALK, GAME DRIVE AND DRIVE BACK TO ENTEBBE

You will get up early morning for a guided nature walk and game drive return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. In the afternoon you will proceed to Kampala crossing the equator and later drive to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.  

Meal:                    B,L,-

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Airport Guest House
  • Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Rwakobo Rock

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