10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

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10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

Overview of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

10Days Best of Uganda Safari takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with its counts of white Rhinos, Murchison Falls National Park with its impressive wild game such as Rothschild giraffe, elephants, buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, the Nile River dwellers such as Nile crocodiles and Hippos, Kibiro salt gardens and hot springs on the shores of Lake Albert, cycling in the tea estates of Mpanga, impressive chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest dubbed the world’s primate capital, eco tours in Bigodi wetland, other wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park including tree climbing lions, the hot springs at Sempaya in Semliki and remarkable mountain gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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10 Days Best of Uganda Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

ziwa rhinos tourAfter breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the north of Uganda 311km about 5 hours’ drive. You drive through amazing flat landscapes of Nakasongora before branching off at Nakitoma for 7 km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a home to White Rhinos and thus offers impressive Rhino tracking. After this activity, continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 2 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Do morning game drive, afternoon Nile launch cruise and hike to the top of the falls

river nile boat cruiseAfter an early morning cup of tea at the lodge, head to the park for a morning game drive which tend to last 3 – 4 hours exploring the park’s wilderness in detail. The activity is conducted in the northern section of the park which is a common dwelling ground for counts of wildlife including lions, Rothschild giraffes, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribis, Kobs among others. Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for an afternoon Nile launch cruise departing at 2pm to the bottom of the falls. The boat offers you opportunities of encountering Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and the vulnerable shoebill stork not forgetting other wild game drinking water on the river banks. The stretch to the bottom of the falls and the eventual hike to the top of the falls exposes to the thunderous roar of the Nile River which is the longest in the world as it squeezes its self to pass through a less than 8m ravine forming a plume of spray marked by a trade mark rain bow as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron. Retire from the 3 hour activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 3: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima. You will drive through impressive scenic landscapes of the Albertine rift before making a stop at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs en route on the shores of Lake Albert. You explore the traditional means of salt extraction and how local people have made a fortune out of this natural feature. The hike to the salt gardens is also an experience of its own. Retreat from the activity and continue to Hoima for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Kontiki Hotel

Day 4 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Transfer to Fort Portal and do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling

mpanga tea estateAfter breakfast, embark on the transfer to Fort Portal Area about 5 hours’ drive passing through rural landscapes of Kagadi district before approaching Kyenjojo and eventually Fort Portal town. You settle for lunch and then drive back to Mpanga tea estates for a thrilling bicycle cycling encounter. Cycling through the undulating tea landscapes with impressive scenery and chatting with the estate staff as the pluck tea where you can also participate in the experience. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 5 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Do morning chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP and afternoon Bigodi wetland walk

bigodi wetland tour kibaleAfter breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center at 8am to catch up with the briefing session about chimpanzee trekking experience.  After briefing, you head to the forest of Kibale in search of common Chimpanzees. Hiking through amazing forest landscapes marked with lush flora which is inhabited by a range of bird species, and wildlife including other 12 primate species such as Black and white colobus monkeys. The chimp trek takes 2 – 5 hours and involves one full hour of direct encounter with chimps as they forage, play, make pant hooting calls and socialize. Retreat from the activity and return to the starting point.     You enjoy your packed lunch and then embark on the transfer to Bigodi Wetland for an afternoon walk. The 2 hour guided walk exposes to a range of bird species as the wetland has 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco. The wetland also has impressive swamp animals like Sitatunga Antelope. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 6 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Transfer to Semliki. Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

7 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari tour BwindiAfter breakfast, embark on the transfer to Semliki National Park driving through Fort Portal town and eventually continuing to Semliki. Upon arrival, you undertake the Sempaya Nature Walk exploring the hot springs at Sempaya both male and female. The walk does not exceed 4 hours and then you transfer back to Fort Portal for lunch and then embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 7 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel

kazinga-channel-boat-cruiseAfter an early morning cup of coffee, embark on the game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park extending to the Kasenyi tracks exploring the park’s unique landscape dotted with counts of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, jackals among others. The activity lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you transfer to Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos. The Kazinga Channel which stretches to 45km in length at one time had great concentrations of Hippopotamus in the region which prompted the management to carry out the great Hippo culling of 1960s. You enjoy the view of the Nile crocodiles not forgetting other wild game drinking on the channel shores. Retreat from the 2 hour activity, do a game along the channel track as you head to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 8 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha in search of tree climbing lions

tree-climbing-lions-ishashaAfter breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south west of Uganda. You have a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions along with other wild game. The tree climbing lions tend to lie on fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun.  After this encounter, continue on the drive to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Budget / Basic).

Day 9 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Do gorilla trekking in the impenetrable Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an a sunset boat cruise and relaxation

boat-ride-on-lake-bunyonyi-uganda-safarisWake up for a stimulating breakfast before gathering at the respective park headquarters at 8am for briefing about gorilla trekking and allocation of the respective gorilla family to track. You head to the Bwindi forest with its remarkable mist in search of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. The trekking encounter takes you through impressive hikes exploring the rewarding forest landscapes that are marked with rugged terrain which is at times challenging to explore. The duration of the activity is between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with these species as they forage, socialize and make their playful tactics with the frightening eyes of the Silverback. You are free to take as many photos as you wish before you retreat from the activity to return to the starting point. After this encounter, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi passing through fascinating Kigezi highlands with its temperate climate that has earned it a dub as the Switzerland of Africa. Upon arriving at Lake Bunyonyi you check in at your lodge and then embark on a sun set boat cruise exploring the lake of a thousand Islands as it is always referred because of its 29 Islands. The boat offers impressive sight-seeing encounter. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket / Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Mid-range / Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget / Basic).

Day 10 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive. You drive through impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda before making a stop for traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and amazing water experiments that justifies the geographical divide between the southern and northern hemispheres. Arrive in Kampala in the evening to mark the end of your safari.

End of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

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4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Gx For Hire Carries [1-7 PEOPLE]
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4×4 Safari Land cruiser – Extended for Hire Carries - [1-7 PEOPLE]
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4×4 Safari Van - for Hire Carries [1-9 PEOPLE]
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General Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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