10-Day Uganda Safari Experience
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Rhino trekking.
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi.
Uganda is known for its sociable people and amazing diversity of landscapes and activities. On this 10-day journey, let us show you the best that Uganda has to show from boat rides to the mighty Murchison Falls and safaris on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to intimate meetings with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest and mountain gorilla encounters along the canopy covered trails of Bwindi Forest.
Day 1: Pick up from the airport – transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park, rhino trekking.
Day:3 Game drive and boat cruise along the river Nile
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale national park.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Cultural Walk in Kibale forest National Park
Day 6: Transfer Queen Elizabeth National Park, evening game drive.
Day 7: morning game drive, Launch Trip on Kazinga Channel
Day 8: Travel to Lake Mutanda
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Day 10: Travel to Kigali, end of the tour.
- Day 1 - Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your safari guide/driver who will help you with your luggage and give you a short briefing about the safari before transferring you to your booked hotel in Kampala
Accommodation: Mid-Range Forest cottages in Bugolobi
- Day 2 - Travel to Murchison falls National Park with a stopover at Rhino tracking
After your breakfast, prepare for pick up by your safari guide/driver to begin your journey to Murchison falls National Park with a stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary" to track the white Rhinos. Then you will be driven to Masindi city for a lunch break before proceeding on your journey to Murchison falls national park.
Enter the park via the top of the falls to experience the cool breath and sounds of the waterfalls without forgetting the view of the entire park from the top of the waterfall. later alone, proceed to check in at the lodge, have dinner, and overnight.
Accommodation: Mid-range: Pakuba Safari lodge
- Day 3 - Morning game drive and Afternoon boat ride
Wake up to an early morning breakfast or have a packed breakfast to have during the game drive. Then go for an early morning game drive to get an opportunity for great game viewings. Return to the lodge for lunch and later set out for the afternoon launch cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls with great viewings of the aquatic wild including hippos, Nile crocodiles, and aquatic birds. Transfer back to the lodge for dinner and overnight after.
Accommodation: Mid-Range –Pakuba safari lodge
- Day 4 - Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
On this day you will be leaving Murchison Falls National Park very early in the morning as the journey to Kibale is quite long and tiresome. So, you will have an early morning breakfast and then embark on your journey driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley with a stopover for lunch in Hoima. You will arrive in the late evening and just check in into your booked lodge for relaxation and overnight as we prepare for the next day’s activity.
Accommodation: Mid-Range—Turaco Treetops
- Day 5 - Chimpanzee tracking Kibale and Bigodi Nature walk Park
Wake up to an early morning breakfast and transfer to the park offices for a briefing. After, Leave Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for a 2-4 hours trek to see Kibale chimpanzees but along the way, other species of primates, birds, and flora can be sighted. You will only enjoy 1 hour with chimpanzees immediately after you have got them, a moment for you to also take photos.
After, return to the lodge for lunch and connect to Bigodi for more sightings of colobus monkeys, birds, red-tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, baboons, and sitatungas. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mid-Range—Turacco Treetops
- Day 6 - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with evening Game Drive
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and head to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon arrival, you will check into your booked safari lodge and set out for an evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. This lodge has a truly unique setting where animals literally room around the lodge and the sounds of hippos at night are amazing.
Accommodation: Mid-Range—bush lodge
- Day 7 - Early Morning game drive – afternoon boat on Kazinga channel
Wake up to an early morning breakfast and prepare for a morning game drive. This time of the day gives one opportunity for a great game viewing as animals tend to be more active during this time, the cats normally hunting and the other animals get up to graze. After your 2-3 hours of game viewing, return to the lodge for some time of relaxation and later have lunch.
Set out for an exciting boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a plethora of wildlife including Hippos, Buffaloes, Elephants, Crocodiles and lots of water birds that align the shores of the Kazinga channel with the most breathtaking sight. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mid-Range—bush lodge
- Day 8 - Travel to Lake Mutanda and Bwindi
Your safari today will continue southwest toward Kisoro, a lively town to the south of Bwindi Forest, near the borders to Rwanda and Congo. This is one of our preferred drives in Uganda taking 6 hours. The meandering roads wind through lush rainforests, going around hilltops (keep your eyes open for the volcanos!), and dipping into lively villages in the valley before arriving at the serene waters of Lake Mutanda.
Gorilla Tracking is the main highlight of a visit to the southern parts of Bwindi Forest, but you are also in the perfect place for volcano hikes, birding, nature and culture walks, and canoe and paddle board excursions. The sunset scenes are unforgettable so make sure to find your way to the veranda in time for sundowners.
Accommodation: mutanda lake resort.
- Day 9 - Gorilla tracking Bwindi and Batwa community walk
After an early morning breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for the briefing session about the gorilla trackers' code of conduct from the park’s guides. Thereafter, you will get ready, to start a lifetime memorable experience in this magnificent forest for gorilla tracking. Trek through beautiful nature and spend one hour with the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies, and plant species plus forest hogs, forest elephants, sitatungas, and dikers.
The trek may be tough and slippery at some points but it all supersedes the excitement of viewing the gorillas at the end of the forest tour (This may probably be the highlight of the whole safari for you!) As tracking Mountain Gorillas will be rewarded with a signed Gorilla tracking/trekking certificate with your name on it to show to family and friends. Return to the lodge for refreshments and a few minutes of relaxation before you get into the Batwa community walk, a people indigenous to the Ituri forest of Congo.
Accommodation mutanda lake resort
- Day 10 - Drive to Kigali
Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda and take a rejuvenating swim in the lake before tucking into a hearty Mutanda breakfast.
Your guide will drive you across the border to Rwanda, and drop you off at Kigali International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 4 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 4 pm, you will need an extra night in Kigali, which we can help arrange for your accommodation at an additional cost.
End of the 10-day Uganda safari.
- Gorilla trekking permits (for non-residents): 1 permit per person
- Chimp trekking permits (for non-residents): 1 permit per person
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description)
- All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
- All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- International flights (from/to the client's home country)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
This tour can be customized to the client's interest in terms of accommodation, start and ending points (As the tour can end in Entebbe or Kigali) as well the number of days.