10 Days best of Uganda safari holiday taking you to visit all the major national parks of Uganda, This exploration safari begins and ends in Uganda starting with visit to the magnificent Murchison falls, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest, wild game viewing and launch cruises in Queen Elizabeth national park, mountain gorilla watching in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
Day 1: Transfer to your hotel
Our company tour guide will pick up from the Entebbe international airport on arrival and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala for early rest and be ready for early set off on Day 2. Dinner and overnight stay at Kampala serene hotel / Lake Serena hotel (luxury) (Luxury), Boma hotel (Midrange), 2 Friends beach hotel (Budget)
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park
Start off on you journey early morning after breakfast at your hotel for Murchison falls national park. En route visit the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and lunch in Masindi then proceed to Murchison falls national park. On arrival you will drive to the top of he falls where you will have a tour around the falls; hear the roaring thunder of the river Nile. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), Pakuba Lodge (midrange) and Red Chili Rest Camp (budget)
Day 3: Game drives and a boat cruise
Set off after an early breakfast at your hotel, for a morning game drive on the southern banks of the river where you will have an opportunity to view some of Africa’s unspoilt big game see the the BIG 5 – lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards. Other wildlife to see includes giraffes, Hartebeest, Bushbucks, Jackal, hyena, oribis, Uganda kobs and many others. After lunch, you will carry out a launch cruise which will take you to the bottom of the falls along the River Nile.
The Nile hosts large concentrations of Hippos and crocodiles. For the birders, Murchison Falls is a birder’s paradise with concentration is many bird including the rare shoebill stork, Fish Eagle, African Skimmer, Grey-crowned Crane, Black-headed Gonolek, Goliath Heron, Green-winged, Long-toed Plover, Saddle-billed Stork, . Overnight at hotel of Day 1
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National park
With early breakfast at your hotel and be ready to transfer to Kibale national park national park reaching in the time for lunch. In the afternoon head out for a community walk to visit the crater lakes region where you will have spectacular views of the Lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at chimpanzee guest house (budget)/crater safari lodge (mid range)/Kyaninga lodge (luxury)
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi swamp tour
You will wake very early in the morning have breakfast and get your packed lunch and then head to Kanyanchu park headquarters in Kibale forest national park where you will be allocated a guide who will brief you and you then head for chimpanzee tracking in the forest.
Kibale forest national park is called the primate capital of east Africa because of the high primate population it has. It’s the only national park in east Africa where one can have the best primate tracking viewing the chimpanzee man’s closest primate and many other primates like monkeys plus a number of bird species.
You will get chance to have your lunch in the wild as you listen to the sights and sounds of the forest. After tracking, you will return to the park headquarters, relax a bit and head to the Bigodi wetlands if you are interested in birding or visit the Bigodi community for community tourism and later return to your lodge
Meals and overnight at chimpanzee guest house (budget)/crater safari lodge (mid range)/Kyaninga lodge (luxury)
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park – Afternoon Boat Cruise
Set off early after your breakfast at your hotel for Queen Elizabeth national park on a 4 – 5 hours’ drive. Enroute you will have a game drive through the Ishasha sector of the park where you will have a unique opportunity to view tree climbing lions. Head to your hotel for lunch and in the afternoon go out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Return to your hotel for Dinner and overnight at; Enganzi Lodge (budget), Marafiki safari lodge (midrange) and Mweya safari lodge (luxury)
Day 7: Morning Game Drive – Transfer to Kalinzu Game Reserve for Chimps Tracking
Today you will set off quite early with packed breakfast and head out for your early morning game drive to catch sight of the early risers. This is the best time to see wildlife along the Kasenyi trail. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and quite a number of others. Return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon head to Kalinzu forest reserve for chimpanzee tracking. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi Lodge (budget), Marafiki safari lodge (midrange) and Mweya safari lodge (luxury)
Day 8: Drive to Bwindi through Ishasha Sector
Have breakfast to transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, a home to 360 mountain gorillas. The journey goes through the Ishasha sector famous for Tree-Climbing lions. Take a community walk where you will be entertained in some of the cultural dances of the Batwa Pygmies. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs or Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury)/ Silverback Lodge (Midrange)/Buhoma Community Bandas or wagtail eco safari camp (Budget)
Day 9: Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community
Your day begins with an early cup of coffee and your guide will drive you to the Bwindi park head quarters where all visitors going for gorilla trekking gather for briefing about conduct / behavior when you meet your gorilla family. Trekking for gorilla in Uganda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas.
A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet you guide to drive you to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, have a Batwa pygmies cultural experience. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with en route stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch.
End of Tour
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