11 Nov Uganda Wildlife Safari 10 days
Best of Uganda Safari – 10 days Gorilla, Chimps, Wildlife Safari in Uganda’s National Parks
This Uganda Safari runs for 10 days taking you to Uganda’s finest tourism destinations like the Impenetrable-Bwindi Gorilla Forest; which is a haven to half the populace of the existing mountain Gorillas globally, Murchison Falls National Park; the most beautiful ark in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park; the largest biotic area in Africa, Kibale Chimp forest; a haven with the largest concentration of chimpanzees and Lake Mburo National Park. Among the available safari activities are mountain gorilla tracking, wildlife game drive, primate tours, chimpanzee tracking and nature walks.
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR THIS UGANDA SAFARI
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast our guide will come for you from your accommodation place and start on a drive to Murchison Falls National Park. You will make a stopover for lunch in masindi and later continue to the park in time for a walk to the summit of the falls. There you will marvel at the splashing waters of the Nile squeeze through a small gorge and drop with a spectacular fall. You will dine and sleep at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red Chili Safari Lodge, or Sambiya River Lodge.
Day 2: Game Viewing safari in Murchison Falls
Before sunrise you will embark on a game drive on river Nile’s northern banks to view game and there you will see hyenas, elephants, oribis, leopards, giraffes, lions, Uganda Kobs and the hartebeests among others. You will then have a boat ride in the afternoon on the Victoria Nile up to the base of the falls. On this pleasurable boat ride you will see water animals like crocodiles, elephants, hippos, buffaloes and many varieties of birds including the Kingfisher.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Chimpanzee forest
Have an earlier breakfast and depart for Kibale National Park driving throughout the Albertine Escarpment. The panorama drive will take close to 8 hours before arriving in Fort Portal and then proceeding past the Rift Valley’s western arm through the beautiful Ugandan countryside. You will arrive in Fort in the afternoon, have lunch and then head to check into your lodge. If time allows, you will go for a nature walk to view birds in the Bigodi swamp sanctuary. During this walk you will encounter primates like the colobus monkeys and the Bush Babies in addition to a variety of flora and fauna. Dine and slumber at Ndali Lodge, or Primate Lodge, or Mountain of the Moon.
Day 4; Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
After having breakfast you will head to the headquarters of Kibale Forest National Park. There you will be briefed about the entire tracking process before heading out to start tracking the chimpanzees. As you trek, the guide will not only inform you about the chimpanzees but additionally about the flora and fauna. After finding the chimpanzees, you will head back to the lodge from which you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park which is situated in the shadows of the legendary Mountain of the Moon. Dine and sleep at Mweya Safari Lodge or Mweya Institute of ecology.
Day 5: Wildlife Tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast before dawn and then leave for a game drive to catch sight of the night predators returning from their hunt and also see the early risers. You will see animals such as lions, hyenas, warthogs, leopards Uganda Kobs and big forest hogs. After that you will return for breakfast at the lodge. You will rest for the remaining morning until lunch. In the afternoon you will have a launch boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which links both Lakes George & Albert. You will view a variety of numerous animals drinking water by the shores and among these are Hippos, Buffaloes, and elephants together with a wealth of birds. Dine and sleep at Mweya Safari Lodge, or Mweya Hostel.
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge
After having breakfast you will depart for Kyambura gorge to track the hard to pin down chimpanzees which are fast moving. You may also be lucky to find other primates like the black & white colobus monkeys together with other game. You will later drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a haven for half of the total populace of the existing Mountain Gorillas. This drive is so rewarding with numerous en routes likes tree-climbing lions, warthogs and Uganda kobs. You will arrive in the park in the late evening and check into your lodge. Dine and sleep at Gorilla resort or Buhoma community Bandas, or Buhoma Homestead.
Day 7; Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
After having breakfast you will continue to the headquarters of the park with your packed lunch for a briefing about Gorilla trekking. After that you will set out along the tracks in the dense forest as you search for the giant apes. The duration you will take to track down these gorillas will depend on the gorillas movements taking you about 2 to 8 hours. The trekking is tiresome but when you come face-to –face with these apes you will be amazed by their natural uniqueness and tranquility as you deeply stare into their brown eyes. This unique experience can only be encountered in Uganda, Congo or in Rwanda. Dine and slumber at Gorilla resort or Buhoma community Bandas, or Buhoma Homestead.
Day 8: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
After having breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park found in Mbarara district. You will arrive at Lake Mburo in the afternoon. You will check into the lodge and later embark on a foot safari in the company of a guide to Rwonyo area. Dine and sleep at Matana Tented Camp or at Rwonyo Rest Camp.
Day 9: Game drive / Canoe ride.
You will proceed for a game drive very early in the morning through the park as you look for predators and numerous animals like hyenas, jackals, zebras, Topis, leopards, eland, buffaloes and impalas. You will then return for a late breakfast at the lodge. After lunch you will take a canoe ride to the lake to view the water animals. You will also catch sight of the swamp residents such as hippos and numerous buffaloes in addition to a wide variety of birds like the Papyrus Gonoleks. Dine and slumber at Rwonyo Rest Camp or Mantana Tented Camp.
Day 10; Drive to Kampala.
After breakfast you will return to Kampala stopping for a game drive on the way, and also at the equator to take some photographs. From there you will proceed back to Kampala.
END OF THE UGANDA SAFARI