10 days Uganda safari takes you to 4 major parks of the Uganda; Murchison falls, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, and the Nile River for excursion experience. You will do different activities in the different national parks including game drives, Boat cruise, community/cultural encounters, hiking, nature walks, Chimp tracking, Gorilla tracking, Batwa Cultural experience, and other excursions of your interest.
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
Upon arrive at Entebbe International Airport, our company representative will meet you for pick up and transfer to your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala for overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight Marriott hotel (luxury), 2 friends lodge (mid range) and Airport Guest House (budget)
Estimated distance:45 Minutes’ drive
Day 2: Drive to Jinja
After breakfast, connect to Jinja for an excursion, en route visit to Mabira forest- Uganda’s largest tropical forest for a nature walk and sky way zip-lining. Thereafter, continue to Jinja the second largest town for your preferred excursions. Upon arrival, have lunch then do an activity of your choice like white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking, or exploring the Itanda falls or rest as you wait for an evening Sun set activity. Late afternoon, explore the source of the Nile and go for sunset boat cruise on either Lake Victoria or River Nile. Return to meet your driver to drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Nile Resort/2 friends Jinja/Nile River Camp
Estimated distance: 2-3 hours drive
Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
After breakfast, meet your driver/guide who will transfer you to Murchison falls national park, en route Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking (2 hours). Have lunch and thereafter connect to Murchison Falls through Masindi for dinner and overnight say at Paraa Safari lodge/Pakuba Lodge/Fort Murchison Lodge
Estimated distance 5-6 hours
Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise in Murchison falls.
After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive in the northern part of the park to the delta. This is where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards (on a lucky day), and different species of antelopes including the Uganda Kobs, Jackson hartebeest, Oribi, bush/water bucks among others. After the game drive, return to your lodge to refresh and have lunch.
In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise to the top of magnificent falls along River Nile. This gives you chance to view a lot of wildlife on the shores including elephants, buffaloes, hippos, serried ranges of crocodile along the sand banks, different bird species among others. After getting close to the falls, there will be a stopover for photographs for like 10 minutes before going back. You can choose to hike the top of falls (45 minutes’ walk) with an additional cost which gives you opportunity to view the falls from different points. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale National Park
en route. You will arrive in the evening and connect to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Crater Safari Lodge(luxury)/ Kyaninga lodge (mid-range)/Chimpanzee Forest Guest After breakfast, meet the driver for transfer to Kibale forest national park. This is a full day drive with lunch house (Budget)
Estimated distance: 7-8 hours
Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking /Bigodi Wet Land
After breakfast, get to Kanywanchu for briefing to prepare you for chimpanzee tracking starting at 7:45 AM. This is a half day activity lasting between 3 to 5 hours depending on the movement of the chimpanzees. On finding the primates, you will spend 1 hour with them while studying their behavior and taking pictures in close range. After tracking, return to the lodge for lunch.
Later in the afternoon, you will go for a nature walk at Bigodi wetland a good place to sight different species birds. You can visit the women group as well for entertainment and crafts. Thereafter return to your hotel for Dinner and overnight
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth/Boat cruise
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park, check in your hotel and have lunch and thereafter go for a 2 hours boat cruise in the afternoon starting at 3:00Pm on Kazinga Channel, a channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. You will have an opportunity to view a lot of wildlife and different bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge(Luxury)/Kyambura game lodge(mid-range)/ Bush lodge (Budget)
Estimated distance 4-5 hours
Day 8: Game Drive/Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Have early morning breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. On your way, you will go through Ishasha Sector in search for the tree climbing lions resting in fig trees. En route lunch in Kihihi town and thereafter, connect to your hotel in Bwindi for dinner and overnight stay. Mahogany Springs(luxury)/Havens Lodge(Mid-range)/Ruhondeza Lodge(Budget)
Estimated distance: 5-6 hours
Day 9: Gorilla trekking
Have breakfast and proceed to UWA park offices for briefing about the do’s and don’ts during Gorilla trekking. This is where you will be allocated a gorilla family to track .Proceed for adventure in the forest and once you meet the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend only 1 hour with them observing as well photography. This activity is approximated to last between 4 to 6 hours. However, the estimated time can be more or less depending on the movement of the gorilla family. Meeting the gorillas is one of the most captivating lifetime experiences that give you lasting memories. This should be a must do while in Uganda. After an hour with the gorillas, your ranger guide will lead you back to the starting point and there after award of certificates. Then transfer back to the lodge to relax, have dinner and overnight
Day 10: Transfer back to Entebbe international airport with en-route lunch for your scheduled flight
End of safari