10 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife Safari

10 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport

Upon arrival at the airport at 18.30hrs, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you your hotel for overnight stay in Kampala

  • Meals: N/A
  • Overnight: Protea Hotel By Marriott Skyz
  • Transit Time: 1 hour

Day 2: Kampala – Rhino Tracking – Murchison Falls NP – Top of the Falls

7 00 am: Depart for Masindi, via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.  The sanctuary has been established to breed black and white rhino which got extinct in the country due to heavy poaching in the early 80s.  Lunch at the sanctuary and after, proceed to Murchison Falls NP for overnight stay. You will a stop at the Top of the Falls for a magnificent view of the falls from top as it falls 45 meters down, after proceed to your overnight Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Pakuba Lodge
  • Transit Time: 5 to 6 hours

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive and Boat Ride

6 00am: An early morning game drive to look for the big five and their prey.  Before sunrise, they hunt as we hunt for them.  The lion, the elusive leopard, the laughing hyena, the silent elephant, the aggressive buffalos all share this park and struggle for survival.  It’s survival of the fittest.  If we are lucky we shall see them all.  The warthogs and antelopes, as well as the giraffes are all out hiding in the tall savanna grass.  Return to the lodge for breakfast. 

2:00pm, you will take a boat ride up the river to the bottom of Murchison Falls.  Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and other animals in search of water will be your hosts.  This cruise is also great for bird viewing and photography.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Pakuba Lodge
  • Transit Time: N/A

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Overnight

After breakfast at 8.30am transfer to Kibale National Park via Fort Portal, Lunch will be en-route in Fort Portal. On arrival, check in your Lodge and relax, you opt for an evening nature walk in Bigodi Community. Kibale Forest National Park is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus. Overnight at

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Turaco Tree Tops Lodge-Luxury Cottage
  • Transit Time: 6 to 7 hours Minutes

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale – Evening to Queen Elizabeth

At 7.30am after breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee tracking in the forest starting with briefing at 7.30am and tracking starts at 8.00am, with a chance of seeing a variety of primates and bird species plus vegetation.  

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.

It also contains over 375 species of birds. Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.

Later, return for Lunch at the lodge, after Lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through the crater regions of Fort Portal and Kasese with several stops for scenic views and photography. Proceed to the park arriving in the evening for check in. Overnight at:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Transit Time: 2 to 3hrs

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Game Drive & Boat Ride

6.00 am: Take an early game drive in the park with high expectations of seeing Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopards, Spotted Hyenas, Elephants, Antelopes and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. Return to your accommodation for breakfast and rest.

2. 30pm: Take the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George.  Believed to be the biggest Hippo concentration in Africa, this area is also great for bird viewing as well as viewing many other wildlife as they come to take a drink of water.  This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography.  Over 550 species have been spotted and recorded here that include Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great and Long-Tailed Cormorants, Open-Billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers are. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Overnight at

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Transit Time: N/A 

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth to Ishasha – Game Drive – Bwindi – Overnight

After breakfast, have a Game drive in the morning as we drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha Sector which is famous for tree climbing Lions. It is somewhat uncommon for lions to actually climb trees. There are no more than 2 populations in whole world of such lions that do actually climb trees as one of their daily behaviors. One of these populations is found here within the Ishasha area. The other population is found in Lake Manyara National Park in the Southern part of Tanzania.

You will have lunch at one of the lodges in Ishasha, later transfer to Bwindi for your overnight stay.

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit, you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen yesterday and then you track them and follow them. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly colorful. Evening, you will relax at the lodge to prepare for tomorrows tracking. Overnight at

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Transit Time: 3 to 4 hours 

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

After an early breakfast, depart to the park headquarters and proceed for briefing from park ranger guides at 7.30 before starting your Gorilla trek at 8.00am through steeply forested and beautiful landscape along several animal trails. Some of the terrain is steep and strenuous, but the reward of watching gorillas undisturbed in their natural habitat is unmatched.

Waterproof ankle shoes are recommended or good athletic shoes. Wear thick long pants (not light weight khakis) to protect your legs from the underbrush. Bring heavy, long socks that can be pulled up over the pants to prevent any problems with stinging nettles and ants. Bring a pair of sturdy gardening gloves and protect your camera with a rain cover (a plastic bag or shower cap can work!).

No more than eight people may visit any gorilla family on any given day so you can be assured of an intimate experience with these with these impressive animals. Once you reach the gorillas you have an unforgettable hour to spend with them.

After the trek, you will return to the lodge for lunch. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Transit Time: N/A 

Day 9: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, depart for Lake Mburo National Park, having a game drive while entering the park arriving in the early afternoon. Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other savannah species plus the recently introduced Giraffes. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Lunch will be at the lodge and in the evening, you will take another Game drive to different section of the park in look out for more wildlife. Overnight at:

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight: Kigambira Safari Lodge
  • Transit Time: 5 to 6hrs

Day 10: Mburo Game Drive – Entebbe Departure

6 30 am: Enjoy an early morning game drive before dawn to see the animals, namely the Zebras, antelope, topi, buffalos and impala. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Proceed to Entebbe, Via the Uganda Equator for a short stop to take pictures and shop for crafts from a number of shops in this area. Depending on your flight time, you will be dropped at the Airport for your check in and outbound flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transit Time: 5 to 6hrs

END OF TRIP

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Cost In USD$ Per Person Sharing In Group of 2-6 Pax.

NB: Gorilla permits, Chimpanzee permits are subject to availability at the time of booking and therefore require booking and payment in advance

NOTE: you can extend this tour with Serengeti National Park or Maasai Mara Game Reserve or Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Rate Includes

  • All Services as specified in the itinerary
  • All private transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as detailed in the itinerary based on a double/Twin/Single
  • Private 4x4 safari vehicle with popup roof for Game Viewing & Fuel for the whole trip
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person for Bwindi
  • 1 Chimp Permit for Kibale per person
  • All park entry fees for all the parks
  • Rhino Tracking at Ziwa
  • Entrance to all sites indicated.
  • Top of the falls tour Murchison Falls
  • Game drive in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Ishasha & Lake Mburo
  • Boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Murchison Falls & Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth
  • Drinking Water per day
  • All local taxes and levies
  • Amref Evacuation Insurance Cover

Rate Excludes

  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Meals and drinks where they are not indicated
  • Air tickets both domestic and International
  • Visas
  • Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and others not mentioned above
  • Optional Activities

Prices

1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax +
$6,514 $6,107 $5,405 $5,378 $5,026
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