This 10-day wildlife tour is a sure way to discover the bush and wildlife experience in Uganda; all the action shall be in western Ugandan among thick forests and wide savannah grasslands filled with lots of wild animals. You will visit Murchison falls national park (Uganda’s largest wildlife reserve), got to Kibale national park (has the biggest number of primate species in Uganda) and Bwindi forest – home to half of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas.
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- Day 01: Kampala to Murchison falls National Park
- Day 02: Game drive and Launch cruise
- Day 03:Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
- Day 04: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
- Day 05: Nature walk and Boat cruise
- Day 06: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Day 07: Gorilla tracking and Nature walk
- Day 08: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 09: Game drive and Transfer to Kampala
- Day 10: Drive to Uganda wildlife Education Centre or Airport
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison falls National Park.
After your breakfast you will be picked from the hotel by a guide to the park. Lunch en route at Masindi and proceed to the park. Go to the top of the falls for a remarkable sight and sound of the Nile crushing through the chasm. Dinner and overnight stay at either Sambiya River Safari Lodge, Red chilli or Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise.
A cup of coffee and leave for the morning game drive around the park hoping to see the Uganda kob, giraffes, Leopards. Return back to the lodge for breakfast and rest. After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls expecting to see crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and numerous bird species like kingfishers, rare shoebills among others. Dinner and overnight stay at either Sambiya River Safari Lodge, Red chilli or Paraa Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
Have breakfast in the morning and depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Lunch en route in Fort Portal and proceed in the view of the Rwenzori Mountains. A guided nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary to see various bird species, butterflies and primates. Dinner and overnight stay at Bigodi.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.
Enjoy your breakfast and head for chimpanzee tracking and other primates like the Red, Black and white colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys plus sight of some birds like the African pitas, Red-faced woodland warbler, Blue-headed sunbird and many more. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after lunch. Go for an evening game drive around the park for a variety of wildlife species. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge.
Day 5: Nature walk and Boat cruise.
Breakfast in the morning and visit the Maramagambo forest hoping to see different bird species, chimpanzee, other primates and the python caves. After lunch head for a boat ride along the Kazinga channel expecting to see crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, Topis, birds like Corncrake, African skimmer, Marital eagle among others. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge.
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi through Ishasha to view the tree-climbing Lions. Lunch at Ishasha Wilderness Camp; visit the Ishasha River for bushbucks, hippos, crocodile and the green vegetation. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Homesteads or Gorilla Forest camp.
Day 7: Gorilla tracking and Nature walk.
A cup of tea and go the park headquarters to be briefed about the “dos and don’ts” when with the gorilla. After tracking, go back to the lodge for breakfast and rest. After lunch visit the Buhoma community to see the Batwa people, their cultural performances, traditional healers and brewers. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Homesteads or Gorilla Forest camp.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
Breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the gorgeous scenery of Kabale. Go for a boat cruise after lunch expecting to see Impalas, zebra, crocodiles, Eland among other savanna species. Dinner and overnight stay at either Mantana Tented Camp, Rwonyo Rest Camp or Mihingo lodge.
Day 9: Game drive and Transfer to Kampala.
Take a cup of coffee and leave for the morning game drive to see zebras, Buffaloes, Impalas, Topis, Warthogs and different bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Kampala. Lunch en route in Mbarara and a stopover at the equator for photography. Dinner and overnight stay at either Serena Hotel, Tourist Hotel or Cassia lodge.
Day 10: Drive to Uganda wildlife Education Centre or Airport.
Have breakfast in the morning head to Entebbe Uganda wildlife Education Centre for a variety of wildlife species and birds or transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
Kyambura Lodge, Uganda
Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.>
Gorilla Safari Lodge
The Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp situated in the misty rainforests in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Because of this exclusive location, the Gorilla Forest Camp is known as the ideal base for Gorilla tracking, viewing and birding within in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The lodge is located on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park with a beautiful view of the unspoiled bush in the cradle of western Ugandans magnificent wild. Comprising of 5 splendidly set cottages which offer a picture perfect view of the Queen Elizabeth National Parks bush expense, guests will be spoilt for choice in glimpses of natures best at flora and fauna.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge is in Murchison Falls National Park, over looking the River Nile.
Paraa Safari Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a selection of 54 rooms and a few suites with magnificent views of the Nile, all with en-suite bathrooms and balconies. Each of the rooms is a haven of style and serenity, complete with balcony and private bathroom.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon
Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon.
Kampala serena hotel
Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the hotel stands amidst 72 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life.
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