Day One: Uganda Wildlife Safari begins: A lovely morning breakfast and drive off to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is not boring because you will see the beautiful countryside. The vehicle can be stopped at anytime in case you see something interesting or take pictures. This park is acknowledged to be the largest in Uganda. Have lunch in Masindi and proceed to the top of the falls. Your adventurous safari starts right from here, you will see the falls thrusting with a lot of power. The experience is for a lifetime as you take stunning photos that will be memorable on your safari. The Nile drops down 43 meters through a 7 meter gorge; this makes the ground shake due to the power of nature. The sound is noisy and one acknowledges how powerful nature is. We arrive and check in to your desired lodge, these ranges from super luxury, luxury, moderate as well as budget. Some of the lodges are situated in the heart of the park and others surrounding the park. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy an amazing view of the river and the park.
Late in the afternoon, we set off for the game drive. Its 2 to 3 hours of driving slowly in all corners of the park searching for wildlife. You will hear sights and sounds of different animals and birds in the wilderness. At this point, you will delight in the sunset. You will take as many photos as you can,while you see animals along with the sunset. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Super Luxury Accommodation:Kyaninga Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:Mountains of the Moon/Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge
Moderate Accommodation:Chimp Nest Lodge
Budget Accommodation:Rwenzori View Guest House/Chimpanzee Guest House
Day Two: An exquisite breakfast and off for the second morning game drive. This is the perfect time to see early risers and those retiring to go to sleep. Our guide will drive you to the best spot where you will see the lions, elephants, antelopes, waterbucks, Uganda Kob, Giraffes, baffoles, warthogs and many others. With such a wonderful time in the wilderness, you return to your lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, we head out for the major highlight of your safari in Murchison Falls National Park. We delight in the boat cruise on the Nile sailing up towards Murchison Falls. While enjoying the cool breeze of the Nile, you will see large concentrations of hippos thrashing the water, crocodiles basking in the sun, buffaloes and elephants coming for water, bird species, antelopes, waterbucks and many others spotted at a distance. Some of these animals will be spotted at a closer range. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Have breakfast and check out of the lodge. We drive off to Kibale Forest National Park. The scenery is beautiful and one to enjoy with craters surrounding the area. On your way, you will take great pictures and we have lunch in Hoima.We arrive and check in to your desired lodge, some are located within the heart of the forest and the rest surrounding the park. In the evening we set off for the nocturnal walk, you will get a chance to see animals you can’t see during the day. Some of these include potto, bush babies and bird species. You will be guided by a ranger who will take you to the best spot. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 4: An early morning breakfast and off we go to Kibale Forest National park for chimpanzee tracking. As you hike, you will come along primates, bird species, butterflies, fauna and flora.Kibale forest is well known to be a home to so many primates in Uganda. Your morning will be fulfilled by the glance at the Chimpanzees. You will encounter a memorable experience in your life. Return to the lodge for lunch and check out of the lodge.
Right after lunch, we leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy the drive as you say farewell to the beautiful crater lakes. We arrive and check in to your preferred lodge. These range from super luxury, luxury, moderate and budget. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the park. As you dine, you will see animals roaming around the park. You will right way start taking photos as you head to your lodge. Rest by the great sights and sounds of animals and birds.
Luxury Accommodation:Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Kyambura Game Lodge
Moderate Accommodation:Ihamba Safari Lodge/Budh Lodge/Simba Safari Camp
Budget Accommodation:Mweya Hostel/Qeen Elizabeth Safari
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari: A beautiful breakfast at your lodge and head out for the morning game drive. The drive takes about 2 to 3 hours of searching for animals. You will get a chance to see early risers and those retiring to go to sleep. Our guide will drive you to the best spots where animals can be easily seen. Among these include lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, Uganda kob, waterbucks, warthogs and many others. Different bird species will be all over the place. Return to your lodge for lunch and rest.
In the afternoon, we are off for the boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The channel connects lake George and Lake Edward. You will see large concentration of hippos thrashing the water, crocodiles basking in the sun, buffaloes and elephants coming for water, antelopes, warthogs, giraffes and many others seen at a distance. You will enjoy the cool environment and nature at its best. In the evening, we take off for the nocturnal game drive to see animals that move during the night. You may fail to take good pictures but you have memories of the great safari you had in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Park – Chimpanzee tracking: A wonderful day of great breakfast and off we go to Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee tracking. The walk is not tiresome and you are guided by the Ranger who will easily tell where the chimpanzees were the day before. This kind of work needs a skilled ranger with sufficient information about the chimpanzees. Along the way you will meet primates, bird species, butterflies, fauna and flora. Coming face to face with the chimpanzees will be breathtaking, you will take photos and have a beautiful time with them.Kyambura is also known to be a home to various species of birds. You will get a chance to visit Maramagamba forest known to be a home to hundreds of bats and snakes. Return to your lodge for lunch and proceed for an afternoon game drive through the savannah, you will still see many animals.
Right after having dinner, we take a nocturnal game drive which is optional. You will see many animals that you can’t see during the day. The ride will be exciting although you won’t take good pictures. The experience is worth your safari.
Day 7 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Mountain Gorilla Tracking: Right after breakfast and we drive through the Ishasha region to see the tree climbing lions. They are often times resting in the trees to avoid heat and ground bugs. After catching a glimpse at the lions, we continue to Bwindi. As you approach Kabale, you will be thrilled by the so many hills and a beautiful countryside. We arrive at Bwindi and check in to your desired lodge. Have lunch. Whichever you choose, you will have a magnificent view of the Impenetrable forest. In the afternoon, we take a forest walk to see some primates and bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner and prepare for tomorrow’s great day.
Super Luxury Accommodation:Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany Springs Lodge/Clouds Lodge
Luxury Accommodation:Silverback Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
Moderate Accommodation:Gift of Ntaure Lodge/Trekker’s Tavern/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/Wagtail Safari Camp
Budget Accommodation:Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas/Nshongi Gorilla Resort
Day 8 – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla: Have a warm breakfast and proceed to the park’s headquarters for an orientation about gorilla tracking. You will split into groups according to the one assigned. You will meet the Ranger who will take you through the hike. Only 8 people per group are allowed to track the gorillas.Bwindi has 9 gorilla families and these include Kyaguriro, Rushegura, Oruzogo, Habinyanja, Nshongi, Bitukura, Mubare, Kahungye and Nkuringo. As you hike through the forest, you will see primates, birds, butterflies, fauna and flora. The hike takes about 8 hours or less depending on where they were the day before. Getting a chance to see the gorillas at a closer range will be breathtaking. You will see them do their daily routine work such as playing; resting and the mothers feeding their young ones. A distance of 5 meters must be observed. As you take photos, remember to remove the flash light and observe silence. Children below the age of 15 are not allowed to track the gorillas. Elderly people that may wish to see the gorillas can track the Reshegura group of gorillas; these are easily accessible around the forest. After a great day with the gorillas, we return to the park’s headquarters.
Depending on the time, we set off for the village walk to see the Batwa people known as the pygmies. You will get so much information about their history, traditional ways and values. You will visit the women craft shop, community school and their traditional healer. As a way of appreciation, they will entertain you with their cultural dance and sing as well. With a wonderful experience, you return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park: Have breakfast and check out of the lodge. We drive off to Lake Mburo National Park. The best place to break an exhausting journey of visiting different parks in Uganda. We arrive, check in and have lunch. The lodges range from super luxury, luxury, moderate and budget. As you enjoy your delicious meal, you will see animals roaming around the park.
In the afternoon, we are off for a relaxing boat ride around the lake. You will see large concentration of hippos thrashing the water, crocodiles basking in the sun, antelopes, zebras, buffaloes and much more. We return at the lodge and rest. In the evening, we get ready for the sunset walk guided by a ranger. You will see lots of bird species and animals. You will enjoy the sunset and take great pictures. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 10: Uganda Wildlife Safari comes to an end: An early morning breakfast and off for the morning game drive through the acacia trees scattered in the Savannah. You will get a chance to see the early risers and those retiring to go to sleep. Lots of animals will be spotted at any angle. Check out the lodge and drive off to Kampala. Have lunch in Mbarara. Our first stop will be at the Equator to take photos and visit the craft shops. Another will be at Buganda Royal Drum Makers; you will buy for yourself a souvenir. We arrive late afternoon and check in to your hotel, if you have a flight proceed to Entebbe Airport. Just in case you still have time, you may enjoy nightlife in Kampala which is optional. It’s a place where the party never ends; you will dance to African music and drink as well. After enjoying yourself, our guide will be available to drive you back to your hotel and get ready for your flight back home.