10 Day Uganda Safari: Gorilla Tracking, Chimps & Wildlife Tour

Safari Overview

The 10 Days Uganda Tour starts and ends in Kampala. It will take you to Uganda’s un-spoilt wildlife destinations to experience Nature at its best. This is where you will explore all the best Uganda has to offer to tourists in the tropic Africa. Some of the activities in this tour include game drives in hunt for the Big 5 (African Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant), excellent bird watching, gorilla tracking adventures, primates trekking expeditions, Cultural excursions, nature walks, fantastic launch cruise, and Day hikes among others.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

Meet your safari guide (our Company representative) at the air port, transfer to the hotel. If you arrive early you may go for a city tour to check out some of the nice places in Kampala. Places to visit include, the Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs and many more. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Ruch / Kampala Forest Cottages / Sheraton Hotel / Kampala Serena / Fair Way Hotel.

Day 1: Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (3 Hours drive) with a stop at the equator for photographs. Expect enroute game viewing with animals such as Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species and birds like African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, and so on. After lunch, take an afternoon Boat trip on lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and many bird species. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages, Eagles Nest Lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp/Muhingo Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Wake up early for morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to the hide outs, return to the lodge for full breakfast and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with enroute game viewing. The journey goes through beautifull views of Kigezi Hills, “the Switzerland of Africa”, have picnic lunch enrote and relax in the evening as we wait for dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge / Gorilla resort / Buhoma community Bandas / Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp / Bakiga Lodge.

Day 4: Gorilla tracking Adventure

Have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters (with packed lunch and water) for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. Time taken searching for these humble giant apes is unpredictable. However, it ranges between 2-8 hours depending on their movement. The activity goes through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome. However, the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. Time permitting, take a cultural walk in the evening to nearby Batwa communities (Pygmies). Dinner and over night as on DAY 3.

Day 5: Bwindi Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have breakfast to depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park with lots of game viewing enroute, including tree-climbing lions in Ishasha sector .Relax after lunch at Mweya safari Lodge, and later go for an evening game drive to see animals like buffaloes, Lions, herds of Elephants, bush bucks, bush pigs, warthogs, Deffassa waterbucks and many more. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge / Katara Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge / Twin Lake Lodge / Simba Safari Camp.

Day 6: Full day tour activities in Queen Elizabeth Park

After a cup of tea / coffee, to go for a game drive and catch up with the early risers, and predators trying to get back to their hide outs. Return for full breakfast and lunch at the Lodge, relax as we wait for lunch, later go for afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa, along side other animals like Buffaloes, and huge crocodiles basking on the shores, as well as 611 birds species.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale Forest; Home to 13 primates species

Have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Forest National Park through Fort-portal, amidst the great mountains of the moon offering you beautiful sceneries. Lunch and proceed for chimpanzee tracking. Expect an encounter with other primate species such as The Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Black and White colobus monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue Monkeys, bush babies, baboons and over 300 bird species. Return to your lodge in sunset for dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Rwenzori View Guest house / Chimpanzee Guest House / Kibale Safari Lodge.

Day 8: Kibale Forest – Murchison falls National Park

Have breakfast and connect to Murchison falls National Park, arrive by afternoon, have lunch and drive direct to the top of the falls where the park derives its name. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge of 7 meters wide to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of white water- incredible scenery!  Transfer to Paraa Lodge / Red Chilli Camp / Murchison River Lodge / Sambiya safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Full Day tour activities in Murchison Falls Park

Take a cup of tea/coffee and go for a game drive before dawn to catch up with predators and early risers. Expect an encounter with animals such as Giraffes, jackals, Leopard, Lions, Elephant, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes, wathorgs and several Antelop species among others. Return for full breakfast, lunch and embark on a afternoon boat cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls where you may see animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Hippopotamuses, Huge Nile crocodiles basking along the shores, as well as many bird species.

Day 10: Picnic drive Back to Kampala

After breakfast, we can take a short game drive and then drive back to Kampala, stop at the Royal drum makers to have a look at the local methods of drum making that have been adopted for generations.

End of Uganda wildlife Safari

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE;
– Airport transfers
– Full Board Accommodation through out the trip
– All Park entry fees and activities as per the itinerary
– Gorilla permits (US$600 each)
– Chimpanzee Permits
– Private transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof for excellent¬† game viewing and photographing.
– Services of a professional English speaking guide.

EXCLUDED ARE;
– Flights, Visas, Extra night accommodations in Kampala, personal expenses like tips for staff, Laundry and beverages

If the price is quiet higher for you, you can choose to take a self drive Uganda safari in one of our reliable safari vehicles given out at very good prices.

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