Uganda Wildlife Safaris: Game Drive, Boat Cruise, Chimpanzee & Gorilla Tracking plus Nature Tours
In this trip of the Uganda Wildlife Safaris, you will visit Murchison Falls for Game drive safaris, Kibale Forest National Park for chimps tracking and Semuliki National Park to tour Sempaya Hot Springs and Batwa people. The Uganda safari package also has Queen Elizabeth National Park where game drives and Kazinga boat cruise are thrilling. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the home of gorillas in Uganda is an incredible spot for Gorilla trekking tours. End the wildlife safaris with a final visit to Lake Bunyonyi where community tours, nature walks and conoe cruise are enjoyed at their best.
Detailed Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Uganda
On landing at Entebbe Airpoort, get picked up and transfer to Kampala for overnight at Speke Hotel or Urban by City Blue Hotel .
Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Take breakfast, take off for Murchison Falls National Park with a break in your journey for lunch in Masindi and you proceed to park arriving in the afternoon. This 3,840-sq km park has 76 mammal species and 450 bird species recorded. At Paraa, you can drive to the Top of the Falls for a awe-inspiring sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge or Paraa Safari lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive and Launch Cruise on the Nile
an early morning game drive in search of giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants and the Uganda kobs. The bird life is also exciting with the eagle being one of the esteemed sightings and the rare shoebill. On the game drive exercise, your guide will show you the Congo Blue Mountains, on a clear morning.
Take lunch and go for a launch cruise on the Nile River leading you to the Bottom of the roaring falls where you will notice huge crocodiles, groups of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a multiplicity of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagles and sometimes the rare shoebill. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge or Paraa Safari lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale
Take breakfast and drive to Fort portal with lunch enroute. You will go via the traditional homesteads and farms and this will enable you enjoy the stunning outlook across that part of the country. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Fort Motel or Toro Resort.
Day 5: Chimp Tracking and Nature Walk
After a heavy breakfast, go for an early morning chimpanzee tracking expedition in Kibale National Park. After lunch have an early afternoon nature walk to view the butterflies and other insects. Visit the tropical Bigodi Swamp and you will see birds and primates in the big marshland. In the evening, visit the crater region, visit on top of the world, the natural bridge and a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori on a clear day. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, Mountains of the Moon Hotel, Fort Motel or Toro Resort.
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Dive to Semuliki National Park and briefly tour the Sempaya Hot Springs and visit the Batwa People. Return to Fort portal in the afternoon, have lunch and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Arrive at the park in the evening and have dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.
Day 7: Game Drive safari and Boat Cruise excursion
Wake up before sunrise and transfer into the park for a cool game drive. Chances are high that you will meet the grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Go further along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. Break off for lunch at the lodge.
Later in the afternoon, transfrer to Mweya Peninsula for a Launch cruise on Kazinga Channel, which joins Lake Edward and to Lake George. The cruise is a fantastic momement to see hippo, buffalo, kob and crocodile and an impressive bird watching on the water bank. Those who do launch cruise take it to be a major milestone in the Ugandan safari. Retire in the late evening for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge.
Day 8: Game Drive and transfer to Bwindi Forest
Enjoy an early breakfast and take on another game drive in search of tree climbing lions in the southern part of the park,the Ishasha Sector. After the Ishasha lion encounters, continue to Bwindi where you will arrive in the evening.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park harbors the rare mountain gorillas and a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is fertile and green and there are streams of water running through it. Have dinner and overnight stay at Silverback Lodge or Mahogany Springs.
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorilla which is a very thrilling moment at the sight of a gorilla. Move with jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is frequently wet. Spend time watching with admiration the mountain gorillas going about their activities. Each gorilla trip encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters play and swing from vines in a delightfully playful exhibition.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green enfold of dense rainforest, so prehistoric that it survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, Bwindi Forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas estimated at just 600 only. Return to lodge overjoyed to mix with friends over a drink and dinner. Take dinner and overnight stay at Silverback Lodge or Mahogany Springs.
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, have a Canoe Ride Plus Nature and Community Experience
After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break then take on afternoon canoe ride to some of the islands on the lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort or Arcadia Cottages.
Day 11: Return to Kampala, Kampala or Jinja Tour
Enjoy the morning breakfast and drive to Kampala. Have lunch en route, stop at the Uganda Equator and arrive in the evening. Overnight at Speke Hotel or Urban by City Blue Hotel.
Day 12: Airport Transfer
Breakfast and airport transfer will be provided on this day.
End of the Uganda Wildlife Safaris