The obvious highlights of this Best Uganda Safari include chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Parks with enormous big game encounters in the other savannah parks of Uganda. Along the western side of the Uganda, the volcanic landscapes, which form the western arm of the rift valley, are simply awesome, with dramatic mountain peaks, lush tropical and afro-montane forests, flooded calderas, punctuated with numerous crater lakes, open savanna and verdant farmlands make Uganda Indeed the Pearl of Africa.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel known as Winzer Hotel for dinner an overnight stay
Our friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the fresh breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s rest, your adventure starts tomorrow.
Day 2: Early morning Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Rhino Sanctuary
In the early morning set from Kampala to Murchison Falls with a short visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The drive takes us through the famous Luwero triangle to the sanctuary in Nakasongola which is privately owned but was established with a major purpose of breeding Rhinos then restore them in Uganda’s protected areas. After we proceeded to the falls, you will see the great Nile force its way vigorously through a small 7 meter wide gorge and drop thunderously more than 40 meters below. The Nile forms a cascade as it falls below offering a spectacular background for photographs. Dine and slumber at Basic Fort Murchison Lodge, kabalega wilderness lodge or the lavish Paraa Lodge.
Day 3: Game safari and launch cruise
Rising up early, you will have breakfast and then go for a game drive along the Nile’s northern banks. You can also opt to walk through the available tails. Some of the animals you will be able to see include Jackson Hartebeest, Waterbucks, Rothschild Giraffes, Lions, Elephant and a diversity of savanna woodland species of birds. After lunch, you will have a boat cruise at 2:00pm on the Nile to see the various animals at very close range. You will be marveled by the great number of hippos plus crocodiles. If time allows, you can also go to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Dine and slumber at Basic Red chilli camp, or Sambiya River lodge, or the lavish Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Murchison – Fort Portal
Following breakfast, you will set off from Murchison Falls and continue to Kibale Forest National Park. This 8 hours drive will journey through the impressive western arm of the Rift Valley where you will see various birds endemic to the Albertine rift. Among the birds species you will see include: Turacos, Senegal Coucals plus the White Browed. You will marvel at the stunning escarpments, banana plantations, and tiny African villages. You will later arrive in the beautiful Fort Portal town which looks into the beautiful Mountains of the Moon (Mountain Rwenzori). Dine and slumber at mountains of the moon, or Ndali Lodge
Day 5: Fort Portal – Semiliki
After an early breakfast, head to the Sempaya Hot-springs to marvel at the large steaming pool bigger than a geyser found at the rim of the swamp clearing and assessed on foot. From there you will visit the pygmy villages found adjacent to the Ituri rainforest to learn about their intriguing culture and lifestyle. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the jungle being entertained by sounds of singing birds and whistling chimps plus
Day 6: Chimpanzees tracking in Kibale Forest
Have an early breakfast and depart for Kibale Forest National Park popular for having the largest diversity as well as numbers of primates in the whole of East Africa. Have a guided natures trek in the verdant forest to see the chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, the white & black colobus monkeys, plus many others in addition to an array of butterflies. After lunch, you will tour the Crater Lakes Region. From there you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park to dine and slumber at Simba safari camp, or at Ihamba, or at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 7: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth Park
Begin your fifth day morning of 8 Days Uganda wildlife tour drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge Katara Lodge (high end lodge) or Bush Lodge (Budget Facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will be awakened by the beautiful sounds of spotted hyenas, and the fresh aroma of African soil plus plants. After breakfast you will go for an exciting game drive, marvel at Lake George and Lake Albert plus their linking Kazinga Channel. Continue to the Institute of Ecology, you will see lions, kobs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, the Python, warthogs plus birds. At 11:00am you set out on a launch cruise to see the largest population of hippopotami in Africa plus an array of birds. You will drive on to Bwindi to dine and slumber at Gorilla safari Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp.
Day 9: Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi or Nkuringo
The time spent gorilla tracking is very unpredictable ass it is difficult to foretell how long the hike will go. For Uganda safaris adventure lovers, the expedition of gorilla tracking in their natural habitat is a very exciting activity. It may last anything from 2 hours so you should be well set to walk for several hours on the steep muddy trails before you finally come face to face with the gorillas, but the joy you will experience on coming seeing these tranquil giants will certainly be worth the efforts. You will be briefed on how to behave and handle yourself in their presence. Dine and slumber at Gorilla valley Lodge.
Day 10: Drive to the Lake Bunyonyi
Have an early breakfast before seeing out into Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. Continue for birding at Lake Bunyonyi, or have an exciting cultural walk on the southwestern shoreline of Lake Bunyonyi to see the local villages. Here you will see pygmies who walk through the mountains coming from Rwanda to get market for their produce at Hakekuba Market. Pleasure in a canoe ride before setting back to dine and slumber at Bunyonyi Safaris Resort, Bunyonyi Eco Resort.
After breakfast return to the capital Kampala where you will buy some souvenirs to carry back home. You will then be escorted to Entebbe International airport to catch your flight back home.