A 10 days Uganda safari to meet the great primates of Uganda as well as search for lions and elephants on the savannah. You trek chimpanzees in Kibale Forest (or the budget option Kyambura Gorge) and trek to visit the mysterious mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. We visit 3 savannah national parks as well as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary so you have the chance to tick off “the Big 5”. A 10 day Uganda safari that is packed with close to nature experiences!
This 10 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI INCLUDES:
- Mabamba Swamp (if time allows)
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Murchison Falls National Park
- Kibale Forest National Park / budget option Kyambura Gorge
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Lake Mburo National Park
Day by day itinerary for our 10 days Uganda safari:
DAY 1: ARRIVAl in Entebbe for our 10 days Uganda safari & SHOEBILL STORK SEARCH IF TIME ALLOWS
We pick you at the airport for our 10 days Uganda Safari full of close to nature experiences. Then transfer to the lodge and relax after the journey. If time allows we can head over to the close by Mabamba Swamp for a search for the prehistoric looking Shoebill Stork.
Overnight Tilapia Lodge
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO LODGE BY MURCHISON FALLS NP VIA RHINO TREKKING
You set off early from Entebbe for your journey to Murchison Falls NP. Along the way you meet the rhinos in Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Indeed this stop is exciting as it gives you the chance to tick off the first of the Big 5 during this 10 days Uganda Safari. In the sanctuary they are working to reintroduce rhinos in Uganda and you go with a specialized guide for a walk to see them. Then you continue the journey towards the lodge by Murchison Falls national park, having lunch along the way.
Overnight Hornbill Bush Lodge
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT-CRUISE ON THE NILE IN MURCHISON FALLS NP
Set off for an early morning game-drive in the park. Undoubtedly you here have the chance to see fascinating wildlife like Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes and Buffalos. In fact the checklist of mammals in Murchison Falls NP reaches 76. We then continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. Afterwards we enjoy lunch and some relaxation at the lodge. Then in the afternoon go for the 3 hour boat ride to the base of the falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you)! Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them.
Overnight in Hornbill Bush Lodge
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NP
After breakfast we transfer towards Kibale Forest NP as we continue our 10 days Uganda Safari. It’s a long drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert – typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. Then we check in late afternoon to an area with an amazing display of primates and lovely scenery.
Overnight Isunga lodge
DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST & TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
Head into the forest of the Primate city of Kibale in the morning for chimpanzee trekking, the first great ape you will meet during this 10 days Uganda safari. This is a three hour experience. Kibale Forest national park is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees. During the trek you have the chance to see the chimps close up and capture shots of our closet cousins in the jungle in there frenzy exciting moods as they are grooming, building relationships, bringing up young ones, think and sharing food, plus rare bird species following them. In the forest 9 different species of Monkeys are found so you have chances of seeing red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies on a great day. Afterwards we transfer to the lodge by Queen Elizabeth NP via the crater lakes region.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages
BUDGET OPTION FOR DAY 4 & 5
– SAVE 100 USD PER PERSON!
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
After breakfast we transfer towards Queen Elizabeth NP as we continue our 10 days Uganda Safari. It’s a long drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert – typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KYAMBURA GORGE
In the morning you head down into the fascinating Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking. The gorge is a jungle within a gorge in the middle of Queen Elizabeth NP’s savannah, a very special sight. You go in a group with a specialized guide to search for the chimps. After the trek your guide takes you back to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon.
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 6: GAME-DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Get close to nature in Queen Elizabeth National Park with an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals. Possibility to see Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas and many more species that are residents to this park are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along. Additionally there is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland sports as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes. Later, after lunch, it is time for the Classic highlight of the 2hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to lake Edward. On the banks you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah versions of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home!
Overnight Pumba Safari Cottages
DAY 7: VILLAGE WALK IN KYAMBURA & GAME-DRIVE IN ISHASHA
In the morning you head out for a village walk in the village of Kyambura by the lodge. During which you will get an insight into Ugandan village life. After the walk we head back to the lodge for lunch and then start the adventurous journey down to the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. The road goes through the park and if we are lucky we see elephants, monkeys, beautiful birds or even lions along the way. We then head into Ishasha for an afternoon game-drive to search for Ishasha’s famous tree-climbing lions. Finally we then continue on to the lodge by Ishasha.
Overnight Topi Lodge
DAY 8: GORILLA TREKKING DAY- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
In the early morning we have breakfast and drive over to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. Today you head into the jungle for the great highlight of this 10 days Uganda Safari. You will be taken in a group by a specialized guide into the jungle for your gorilla trekking adventure. Trek through the beautiful nature and spend one hour with the gorillas, an unforgettable experience. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trek your guide picks you and takes you back to the lodge to relax with scenic views.
Overnight Buhoma Community Rest Camp
DAY 9: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO & game-drive
After a breakfast with views of the mountains we continue the 10 days Uganda safari by leaving the beautiful mountains behind and make the journey to Lake Mburo national park. We aim to reach the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon we head in to the park and game drive for view of zebras, topis, warthogs, giraffes, cape buffaloes and impalas. If we are lucky we catch a sight of a leopard.
Overnight in Rwakobo Rock
DAY 10: EARLY MORNING SAFARI WALK AND TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE AIRPORT
Get early up for a safari walk by the lodge chance to see zebras, waterbucks, birds and buffaloes in their day break jungle life! Afterward you go back to the lodge for breakfast before starting the transfer towards Entebbe. Along the way we make a stop by the Equator, where you can have the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern and northern hemisphere. Connect to Entebbe where your guide drops you in time for an evening flight as we have reached the end of your 10 days Uganda safari (or add an extra night to fly the next day).
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Tailor-made safaris: We work with private safaris that can be tailor-made to fit your wishes. Contact us and we adjust the itinerary to your preferences.
Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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Trek chimps in Kibale Forest National Park, see animals of the savanna on game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park during this unforgettable adventure.
During this safari we focus on the primates found in Uganda. You go to trek chimps in Kibale Forest & Kyambura Gorge, Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and Golden Monkey in Mgahinga. Along the way we can see baboons, red tailed monkey and more. Included is as well a boat-cruise on Kazinga channel, game-drive for tree-climbing lions and a search for the Shoebill Stork.
This safari gives you a great experience of a large part of what Uganda has to offer. You’re given the chance to experience the animals of the savanna as well as the primates in the forests with Gorilla and Chimps trekking and game-drives.
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