10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

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Overview

The 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari cover the big five that is the lion, leopard, Rhino, and elephant, guest doing a 10-day trip has high chances of seeing all these, the big five can be found in both Murchison an Queen Elizabeth, but the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary provides an opportunity to see all the animals because it has the Rhinos, The trip includes gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, boat cruises, game drives, community walks, The amazing package makes a traveler have a wonderful stay in Uganda and long to stay for more days by the end of the trip, to discover the hidden treasures in the Pearl of Africa.


Highlights

  • Rhino Tracking
  • Scenic drive to Murchison Falls
  • Game drive & Boat Cruise
  • Scenic drive to Kibale Forest
  • Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Wetland Walk
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Canoeing & Zip lining

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Rhino Tracking In Zziwa And Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

Pick up from hotel/ airport and drive to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.

Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where rhinos are found in the wild, a trip to Murchison falls cannot be complete without having a stopover at Ziwa and have an encounter with the Rhinos in the wild, after the tracking, we shall proceed to MFNP using Masindi route up to the lodge. Relaxing at the lodge in the evening Meal plan (en-route lunch at Kabalega dinners and dinner at the lodge)

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Paara safari lodge,
  • Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge.
  • Budget: Red chilli Rest camp / Heritage safari camp.

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in MFNP

Morning game drive in the northern sector of the park which gives you an encounter with various animals like elephants, water backs, Jackson heart beasts, Uganda kobs, buffaloes and predators like lions and leopards which hunt in the morning, shoebill tracking, and relaxation at the hippo pool before embarking back on the Paara side for the boat cruise.

In the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls which is approximately 3 hours. The views while on the cruise are rewarding, you will see various animals which come to the banks to drink water and wallow off the heat from their bodies. Different water birds are sighted during the cruise and various water-loving animals like hippos, Nile crocodiles are always in abundance.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Paara safari lodge,
  • Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge.
  • Budget Redchilli Rest camp/ Heritage safari camp.

Meal plan: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodge)

Day 3: Top of the Falls and Drive to Kibale Forest NP

Drive to the top of the falls and see how the mighty river fixes itself in a narrow gap of about 8m gorge pouring down at a depth of 43m forming the world’s strongest falls Murchison falls which lies beside his brother Uhuru falls, after the top of the falls experience, you drive out of the park via Hoima to Kibale forest National park for chimpanzee tracking having an en route lunch along the road. Dinner and overnight at lodge

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Primate lodge
  • Midrange Kibale forest lodge.
  • Budget: Rwenzori view guest house

Day 4: Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Wetland

After early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for briefing and then go for tracking. Tacking may take an hour or more depending on where the Chimpanzees might have stayed overnight. It’s a breathtaking activity where you come into contact with our closest relatives and see how they spend their daily lives. Kibale National park is a forested park found in western Uganda,  homes over 15 species of primates and it is registered to be one of the parks with the largest primates numbers, over  400 bird species with the great Rwenzori Turaco commonly found in this park, the park has endemic bird species like the green breasted pitta only found in Kibale National park. Over 200 butterflies and 55 mammals including the forest elephants, giant forest hogs, and many more.

After chimp tracking, drive back to the lodge for relaxing and then go for a community walk in Bigodi and birding. After the community walk dinner at the lodge and overnight.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Primate lodge
  • Midrange Kibale forest lodge.
  • Budget: Rwenzori view guest house

Day 5: Transfer to QENP for an Evening Game Drive

After breakfast in the morning, drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, it is almost a 2hrs drive from fort portal town, reaching the park at Lunchtime, have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch and relaxation, you will do an evening game drive in the Kasenyi plains. evening the drive you may encounter animals like kobs, savannah elephants, warthogs among others, dinner at the lodge, and overnight.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Park view/ Baboon safari resort.
  • Budget : Simba/ Pumba

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Early in the morning, you will embark on the vehicle for another game drive in the Kasenyoi Plains to Lake Nyamunuka, here you can buy crafts and souvenirs to support the women to earn a better life n the communities around the park who sell their crafts in the park, on lucky day animals like lions leopards can be spotted especially in the morning hours. Drive back to lodge for lunch and relaxing.

After lunch, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is taken on where schools of hippos are spotted along with this place, large numbers of water birds and herds of elephants which come to the channel for water. The boat cruise takes about two hours, after the cruise drive to lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
  • Midrange: Park view/ Baboon safari resort.
  • Budget : Simba/ Pumba

Day 7: Game Drive in Ishasha and drive To Bwindi

After breakfast at the lodge, the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park starts off via the Ishasha sector, where a game drive is done in search of the famous tree-climbing lions. The journey proceeds and an en-route lunch in Kihihi. Checking in the late evening at the lodge

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Buhoma lodge
  • Midrange: The Haven lodge
  • Budget:  Buhoma campsite.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking and Batwa Experience

After an early breakfast, the driver guide will drive to the tracking center where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. The tracking varies in time depending on the family tracked, you are then advised to get porters to carry for your luggage because the tracking includes hiking. After tracking, the guide will drive you back to the lodge for a hot lunch, relax for some time.

In the evening, you can go for a Batwa experience and a community walk and see how the people in the area live their lives, interact with them and go back to the lodge for dinner

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Buhoma lodge
  • Midrange: The Haven lodge
  • Budget:  Buhoma campsite

Day 9:  Canoeing and Zip Lining Lake Bunyonyi

After morning breakfast, transfer to lake Bunyonyi locally known as the lake of small birds, the canoe gives u chance to discover the famous punishment islands where girls who got pregnant before marriage were thrown to starve to death as their punishment other islands like upside-down islands are some of the history of the 29 islands on the lake,

After the breathtaking, canoe, lunch at the lodge as you prepare for zip-lining activity over Bunyonyi at the bird Nest resort. The activity gives you the experience to feel the thrilling breeze of the lake as you touch the cold waters, after this activity you can try out swimming if you are a good swimmer. If not, then you are not advised to swim despite having clean waters, the lake is too deep next to Tanganyika of Tanzania in Africa.

Accommodation:

  • Luxury: Arcadia cottages.
  • Midrange Eco Resort
  • Budget:  Supreme adventure park.

Day 10: Transfer to Kampala and Departure

After an early breakfast, pick up by the guide for a return journey through the winding hills and different scenery of the western town to Entebbe for your flight having a lunch stop in Mbarara.

End of 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$950$510$500$480$470$470

Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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