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10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari

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The 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari unleashes the best Uganda has to offer. It takes you for an amazing experience in the Pearl of Africa. However, you will also get a chance to visit Uganda’s best national parks which are Murchison falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and also Lake Bunyonyi. You will get a chance to see all of Africa’s big 5 mammals (Lions, Leopard, Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos). The safari starts in Murchison Falls National Park. It is located in North Western part of Uganda covering areas like Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Nwoya, Amuru, and Pakwach. The park is the largest National park in Uganda with an area of 3840sq.kms. Through a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River, you will encounter the Big 5 mammal species like elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes and the rhinos, you will also get an opportunity to view the Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bush bucks  Giraffes, Uganda kobs, Bushbucks, Elephants, Hartebeests, Oribis, waterbucks, warthogs, hyenas and various bird species like black bee eater, rare shoebill stork, weavers, grey crowned cranes, Abyssinian ground hornbill, Black-headed lapwing, Senegal thick-knee among others.

 

Day 1: Arrival and pick up from Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to your Hotel

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up by our Professional driver guide from Magic African Safaris who will meet and greet you, he will brief you about your Safari and then transfer you to your accommodation around Entebbe or Kampala where you will have rest and relaxation from your long flight. You will later have dinner and an overnight.

Location: Kampala Uganda

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Latitude 0 Degrees or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking

Day 2 of your 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari, Wake up for an early morning breakfast and begin your panoramic road drive northwest of Uganda through the famous Luwero Triangle with an en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. It is the only place in Uganda where you can find these peaceful members of the big five family in their natural habitat. On your arrival at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, you will go for Rhino trekking adventure which will provide you with opportunities to explore them close to their feet. During your trek, you have to keep your camera on standby such that you do not miss out any moment. You will return back for a delicious lunch break and continue your drive to Murchison falls national park for Dinner and overnight. The highlights of this park include; the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest national park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Early Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike to the Top of the fall – Evening to Night Game Drive

Wake up for an early morning breakfast, prepare yourself for another exciting encounter. Day 3 of your 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari starts with an early morning game drive through different trails of the park like Albert trail, buligi trail and the Victoria trail. Here, you will meet eye to eye with different mammal species like Buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, bush barks, giraffes among others, return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. Later in the afternoon, embark on an afternoon boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the falls and while on the cruise, you will see the Nile crocodiles resting on the shores, elephants swimming and drinking water, herds of hippos yawning while in water, bird species like the black bee eater, grey crowned crane, marabou stork and many others, you will have a view of the magnificent Murchison falls as it roars and pours its waters through a narrow 8m gorge. After the cruise, continue with a hike to the top of the falls for another breathtaking moment. You will then have a 30 minutes rest and proceed for a Unique Evening to Night game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches which will help you spot predators as they hunt like hyenas, leopards, lions, bush babies, hippos among others then return for your dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – Bigodi Wetland and Community Visit

You will wake up early morning for a delicious breakfast on day 4 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari and then proceed for a drive to Kibale National park which is located in Western region of Uganda in Kabarole district. This drive will take about 5 hours and it will offer you magnificent scenic views of Uganda’s landscape as you drive to the park. Enroute to your destination, you will have a lunch stopover in Fort Portal Tourism City and upon arrival at the park, you will visit Bigodi Wetland for a Swamp walk and during this walk you will spot some butterfly species and birds like the Black-crowned Waxbill, White-spotted Fluff tail, White-breasted Negrofinch, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Black Bishop, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Yellow-billed Barbet, Brown-crowned Tchagra, Black & white Shrike-flycatcher, Western Nicator, Superb Sunbird, among others. You will then proceed for a community walk where you will see and taste the Gins brewed from bananas, craft making, coffee processing as well as enjoying a Cultural dance and then proceed to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimpanzee Trekking and later Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast and start Day 5 of your 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari. Wear appropriate clothing like long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap,  water proof boots and a heavy sweater to protect you from the falling tree branches and also in case of bad weather.  Also carry in your back packs some snacks and drinking water to help keep you hydrated during the trek since it may take about 1 to 5 hours to find the Chimpanzees depending on their location. Then you will proceed to Kanyachu Visitor center for a briefing about the Do’s and the Don’ts of the park, while here, you will be assigned a Park ranger who will take you through the forest and also a chimpanzee family to look out for. During the trek, you will spot primates like the black and white colobus monkeys, the red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest’s monkey, Mantled guereza, Potto, Vervet monkey, White-eyelid mangabey, Galago among others and also various bird species like olive long-tailed cuckoo, western tinker bird, blue headed sunbird, red faced woodland, grey parrot, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, blue breasted king fisher, among other bird species. Upon finding the chimpanzees, you will have a full 1 hour encounter with them while learning their behaviors, social life, how they feed and play, feel free to ask the park ranger as many questions as possible. You will return to your lodge for lunch, check out then proceed with the drive to Queen Elizabeth National park which is about 2 hours’ drive from Kibale National park where you will have your dinner and an overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Experiential Lion and Leopard tracking and Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel

Wake up early in the morning and start your Day 6 of your 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari with a heavy delicious breakfast and embark on an amazing Experiential lion and leopard tracking through Kasenyi sector, here you will have an opportunity to drive off track while tracing the lions and the leopards of the park. You will also learn about their population, behavior, life style and also any other information concerning them and then you will return back to your accommodation for your heavy delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a mind blowing boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which will give you stunning views of the park and an opportunity to view the herds of hippos in water, elephants swimming and drinking water, Nile crocodiles resting at the banks of the Kazinga channel, and for the bird lovers, also be on the lookout for various bird species like the African fish eagle, the yellow billed stork, rare saddle billed stork, grey headed kingfisher, the African skimmer ,Nubian woodpecker, swamp flycatcher, grey capped warbler, little bee eater, Swamp Nightjar  among other bird species. You will later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Twin Lake Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha Sector for Tree Climbing Lions

Day 7 of your 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari will begin with a hot breakfast and then you will check out of your accommodation to proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is located south of Queen Elizabeth National Park and it will take about 5 hours to reach the Northern sector of Buhoma. During your journey out of Queen Elizabeth, you will drive through Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions which are usually resting on the branches of trees and other wildlife like Topis, Aardvark, lions, elephants, monkeys, Uganda kobs, Hippos, leopards, water buck among others which are found in this sector of the park, you will have a lunch stopover in Kihihi and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Agandi Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – Gorilla Trekking – Batwa Community Encounter and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Upon waking up by the beautiful sounds of the birds singing in the sky, you will start your day 8 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari with an early morning breakfast. Wear appropriate clothing for the day like a long sleeved shirt, a pair of karky or jean trousers, a round cap, water proof boots to protect you against the falling tree branches of the Impenetrable forest and also in case of bad weather,  Pack some snacks and water to help in keeping you hydrated during the trek. Proceed to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on the Do’s and the Don’ts while you are with the mountain gorillas, you will also be assigned a park ranger who will guide you during the trek and also a gorilla family to look out for and then start the search for the mountain gorillas which will take about 1 to 7 hours depending on their location. During your trek, you will encounter various primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey mangabey, and blue monkeys. As your gaze meets the gentle eyes of Africa’s dark-furred Great Apes, you will be allowed to spend a maximum of 1 hour with these majestic creatures as you watch and capture every moment while they go about their day to day activities. During this time you will learn about their ways of life and also try to relate with them so they become used to human presence, your guide will be available to answer any questions you need to know. You will also stand a chance to see many forest dwellers you meet on your way during the search of gorillas including different species of birds, elephant, and antelopes. If lucky, you can as well see chimpanzees. Bwindi is one of the parks where gorillas and chimpanzees coexist in the same environment, you will then return back to your accommodation for a delicious lunch.

Later you will visit the Batwa community who were the early inhabitants of the ancient Impenetrable forest before it became a National park and also a UNESCO World heritage site in 1992 and learn about their social ways of life, how they hunt for food in their ancient ways, visit a Batwa homestead to watch how they dance and also hear ancient legends and their folk songs and then you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for your dinner and an overnight.

Location: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Arcadia Cottage Lake Bunyonyi or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi – Relaxation at Leisure – Drive to Lake Mburo National Park – Evening to Night Game drive

Upon waking up, you will have an early morning breakfast as you start your day 9 of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari. You will have fun-filled activities which will rejuvenate your body after a long safari. Among the activities you will engage in include swimming, Canoeing, Cycling, Birding and Community visits depending on your preferences. Spend the rest of the day at your convenience. Thereafter you will return back to your accommodation for a delicious lunch and relaxation and later you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park which is about 5 hours drive from Lake Bunyonyi for an evening to night game drive with an armed park ranger and spotlight torches to help you see nocturnals in the night like hyenas, hares, porcupine, honey badgers, white tailed mongoose, jackals, serval cats, bush pigs, civets, galagos, leopards and also hippos while grazing on short grass. You will then return back to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range  Rwakobo Rock or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park – Early Morning Nature Walk & Travel Back to Entebbe International Airport

After Breakfast on 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari, you will head out for a Nature walk within the park with an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide which will take about 2 to 3 hours, this experience in Lake Mburo national park will take you off the main paths and you will go deep into the bush trails to enjoy the park and see herds of zebras, giraffes, Elands, impalas, buffalos, Defassa waterbucks, oribis, leopards, hippos, hyenas, Topis and reedbuck among others.  After this unique experience, you will then drive to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight. You will have your lunch stopover Enroute Thus the end of your 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour & Holiday. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Magic African Safaris, on 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour & Holiday and we hope to see you again in Uganda the pearl of Africa!!  

Location: Kampala (Uganda)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Cost Includes on 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari:

Return airport transfers (pick up and drop off)

Private transport for 10 days in a well-modified safari Extended land-cruiser (4WD,air-conditioned and pop-up roof)

Rhino Tracking in Ziwa rhino Sanctuary

Flue for 10 days

English safari driver guide for 10 days

Mid-range accommodation for 9 night on full board (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

All en-route meals and bottled mineral water throughout your tour

All park entrance and activities feel and all applicable government taxes

Afternoon game in Lake Mburo National Park

Horse Riding in Lake Mburo National Park

Bigodi sanctuary swamp and community safari

1 Chimpanzee Trekking permit per person (Kibale forest national park)

1 Mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (Buhoma sector)

A visit to the Equator land mark

Batwa Community Encounter

 

Cost Excludes on 10 Days Best of Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari:

International and domestic flights

Country entry visa

Personal travel insurance

Items of personal nature/laundry/telephone charges

Souvenirs and gifts, Tips

Alcoholic and other soft drinks (sodas, special juice order at the lodge and wines)

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