10 Days Uganda Safari

climbing lions

The world’s largest water­fall, Murchi­son Falls Nation­al Park, Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park, the pri­mate cap­i­tal of Africa, Kibale For­est Nation­al Park, the home of the world’s strongest pri­mate species, the moun­tain goril­las of Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble Nation­al Park, and Lake Bun­y­onyi, known for its tran­quil­i­ty and birdlife, are all includ­ed in this 10-day safari through Ugan­da. A canoe ride, a boat excur­sion to the base of the Falls, chim­panzee and moun­tain goril­la trekking, a guid­ed nature walks, a wildlife dri­ve, and sev­er­al option­al activ­i­ties are among the ten days’ worth of activ­i­ties. This safari is a dri­ving excur­sion, and the dri­ver guide has exten­sive knowl­edge of Ugan­da and its attrac­tions. The jour­ney begins and con­cludes in Entebbe or Kam­pala, with spe­cial atten­tion paid to the accom­mo­da­tions, meals, and transportation.

Detailed Trip

Day1: Kam­pala to Murchi­son Fall Nation­al Park-ziwah Rhino

When you arrive at Entebbe Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, you should be assured that a mem­o­rable expe­ri­ence is in store for you by the sight of Lake Vic­to­ria, the sec­ond-largest fresh­wa­ter lake in the world. Our com­pa­ny rep­re­sen­ta­tive will greet you and give you a brief­ing before accom­pa­ny­ing you on the entire trip to ensure your safe­ty and hap­pi­ness. After receiv­ing a brief­ing, you’ll dri­ve for 5–6 hours to the largest and old­est nation­al park in Ugan­da, Murchi­son Falls. To begin the adven­ture with rhi­nos in Ugan­da, there will be a halt in Ziwah Rhi­no Sanc­tu­ary on the way there. Masin­di Town serves lunch, while the lodge in and around the park serves din­ner and sleep.

Day2: Game dri­ve and Boat cruise

Take a cup of cof­fee to your intestines first thing today. Dri­ve to the park’s north­ern region lat­er for 3–4 hours of game view­ing, nature pho­tog­ra­phy, botany, and oth­er activ­i­ties. Along with gen­er­al infor­ma­tion about the park, such its his­to­ry, the ranger guide will assist you in iden­ti­fy­ing the prey, plants, birds, and preda­tors you come across. Egrets, geene­fawls, crest­ed cranes, Egypt­ian geese, and oth­er birds, as well as lions, leop­ards, warthogs, cape buf­faloes, African ele­phants, water­bucks, and giraffes, are just a few of the numer­ous wildlife you may come across while search­ing. After fin­ish­ing, go back to the Lodge for lunch.

After lunch, you will spend the evening on a boat launch on the Nile, trav­el­ing to the base of Murchi­son Fall, the largest water­fall in the world. You’ll keep an eye out for ani­mals includ­ing hip­pos, water­bucks by the river­banks, pied-king fish­ers, Nile croc­o­diles, and more. The boat will stop at the base of a roar­ing water­fall, where you may take pic­tures and mar­vel at the sound as it thun­ders through the 7‑me­ter-deep val­ley to the Nile. After sup­per, you’ll head back to the resort for a sleep once the two hours of the boat excur­sion are through.

Day3: Murchi­son fall Nation­al Park to Kibale For­est National

Enjoy a great break­fast in the restau­rant when you awak­en. After that, check out and pro­ceed to the Kibale For­est Nation­al Park, stop­ping along the way for lunch and oth­er fas­ci­nat­ing stops as deter­mined by the dri­ver guide. You’ll let the pic­turesque sur­round­ings, abun­dant wildlife, and scat­tered rur­al home­steads into your heart. We’ll arrive at the park in the evening to eat din­ner and spend the night.

Day4: Chim­panzee trekking and Bigo­di swamp walk

Activ­i­ties on this day get under­way after break­fast at the lodge. Trans­fer­ring to the park head­quar­ters will allow the ranger guides who have lived there and become famil­iar with chim­panzee cul­ture to brief you and ver­i­fy your doc­u­men­ta­tion. Chim­panzee trekking lasts between one to five hours, plus an addi­tion­al hour spent shoot­ing pic­tures, lis­ten­ing to their endear­ing calls, and inter­act­ing with them. The social apes known as chim­panzees are thought to be the source of human evo­lu­tion. It is pos­si­ble to demon­strate their DNA’s 98% sim­i­lar­i­ty to human DNA after com­ing into con­tact with them. Along with over 12 oth­er pri­mates, they inhab­it in the Kibale For­est, includ­ing olive baboons, vev­ert mon­keys, white and black Colum­bus mon­keys, grey-checked mon­keys, and more.

Fol­low­ing time spent with the chim­panzees, a lunch break, and some down­time, the group trav­eled to Bigo­di Swamp, a Ram­sar site that is run by locals and is home to numer­ous birds, baboons, and oth­er ani­mals. This day is over after din­ner and before bed.

Day5: Kibale to Queen Eliz­a­beth NP

After break­fast, depart for Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park, a mix­ture of trea­sures, in the Kibale For­est Nation­al Park. It takes between one and two hours to get to Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park, but first, our guide will show you through Fort­por­tal. to loca­tions like tea plan­ta­tions and crater lakes. Lunch will be served at your Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park lodge, and the rest of the after­noon and evening will be spent relax­ing before sup­per and bedtime.

Day6: Game dri­ve and Boat cruise

Enjoy an ener­getic cup of cof­fee and a thought­ful break­fast to start the day. After that, go on a morn­ing game dri­ve with your dri­ver guide into the kisenyi regions and oth­er parts of the park. Accord­ing to sta­tis­tics, Queen Eliz­a­beth Nation­al Park in Ugan­da has the high­est den­si­ty of lions and ele­phants. In its ishasha area, it has the unusu­al tree climb­ing lions. You get the pos­si­bil­i­ty to see a vari­ety of prey, preda­tors, and birds dur­ing the 3–4‑hour game dri­ve across the breath­tak­ing scenery, includ­ing warthogs, crest­ed cranes, ele­phants, Ugan­da Kobs, egrets, cape buf­faloes, leop­ards, and more.

After your game dri­ve, you’ll take a lunch break before going on a boat trip at the Kazin­ga chan­nel, where you may see hip­pos, croc­o­diles, a num­ber of aquat­ic birds, and more. After the boat ride, which lasts for around two to three hours, you’ll go on a game dri­ve at dusk before return­ing to the lodge for din­ner and the night.

Day7: Trans­fer to Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble Nation­al Park

After a mouth­wa­ter­ing break­fast at the lodge, start your day off right by trav­el­ing to the Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble Nation­al Park via the Ishasha sec­tor. Here, you will go on a 2‑hour game dri­ve in search of the unique tree climb­ing lions and oth­er local prey ani­mals. After eat­ing lunch at Ish­sa, you con­tin­ue dri­ving while being greet­ed warm­ly by the Lunch for­est. The great­est pop­u­la­tion of moun­tain goril­las in the world lives in the four sec­tors of the Bwin­di Impen­e­tra­ble For­est Nation­al Park, one of which you will be stay­ing in. Arrive at the lodge just before dusk to enjoy the finest pos­si­ble sup­per, option­al camp­fire expe­ri­ence, and overnight stay.

Day8: Goril­la trekking and option­al Bat­wa pyg­mies encounter

Start your day with a hearty break­fast at the lodge, and then dri­ve to the park head­quar­ters for a 30-minute pre-trek brief­ing with a packed lunch. The ranger guides will now go through the laws of trekking with you, place you with a goril­la fam­i­ly, and accom­pa­ny you on your ulti­mate adven­ture. A goril­la hike lasts between one to sev­en hours, plus an addi­tion­al hour for pho­tog­ra­phy, wit­ness­ing moth­ers feed their infants, and tak­ing in the scenery, includ­ing the lush sur­round­ings and the enor­mous sil­ver­back. You will have lunch in the for­est after your time with the goril­las, then return to the lodge that evening for refresh­ments, sup­per, an option­al bon­fire, and overnight. You will notice goril­la nests, flo­ra, moun­tain slopes, birds, and oth­er pri­mates that live in the area while hiking.

Day9: trans­fer to Lake Bun­y­onyi-evening canoe ride

You will check out of the resort fol­low­ing an ear­ly break­fast and go for the two-hour trip to Lake Bun­y­onyi, the deep­est fresh­wa­ter lake in the world, which is bil­harzia-free, abun­dant with birds, and home to over 29 ancient islands, includ­ing the pun­ish­ment island. A knowl­edge­able ranger guide will take you on a canoe ride as you arrive, check in at the lodge, eat lunch, and learn about the his­to­ry of the lake, the specifics of the islands, and oth­er things. Swim­ming, nature hikes, horse­back rid­ing, and oth­er activ­i­ties are avail­able. After all the activ­i­ties are fin­ished, a delec­table lunch is served, and then din­ner is fol­lowed by a com­fort­able night’s sleep.

Day10: Guid­ed nature walk and depert for Kampala

You will enjoy a deli­cious break­fast at the lodge this morn­ing before going on a guid­ed nature walk with the guides for about an hour. Dur­ing the trip, you will learn about the many bird species, appre­ci­ate moth­er nature, and more. You will then check out and be trans­ferred to the Kam­pala or Entebbe inter­na­tion­al air­port, depend­ing on where you are being dropped off. When you go to Mbarara city, you’ll stop for lunch, take pic­tures at the equa­tor, and buy some trin­kets. You will then con­tin­ue dri­ving to the drop-off location.

End of safari


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