10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari  : This 10 days is one of the best Uganda safari that favors a family tour since it doesn’t involve in primates thus a family with both parents and children can enjoy this 10 days wildlife safari tour. This safari will take you through Lake Mburo national park for a walking safari, game drive & Boat cruise then connect to Queen Elizabeth national park a home to kazinga channel which harbors a huge population of crocodiles. In Queen Elizabeth national park, you will also enjoy a game drive in kasenyi plains then head to Murchison falls national park one of the best and largest national park in Uganda and finally visit kidepo valley national park for a fascinating wildlife viewing safari. This 10 days Uganda wildlife safari tour includes 10 days and 9 nights starting and ending in Kampala –Entebbe.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Transfer to Murchison falls national park – Top of the falls visit

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise – Murchison Falls

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi swamp nature walk

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking – transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 5: Morning game drive/Lion tracking – boat cruise and evening game drive

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 7: Gorilla trekking experience

Day 8: Batwa community tour Explore Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Walking safari in Lake Mburo national park

Day 10: Morning game drive – Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala – Departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Transfer to Murchison falls national park – Top of the falls visit

Depending on your location in Kampala/Entebbe, you will be picked up as early as 7 am by your safari driver to start your safari. Transfer to Ziwa rhino sanctuary, which is about 3 hours’ drive in Entebbe/Kampala. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will connect for a briefing about the rhinos in Uganda, rhino tracking takes about 2-3 hours and after meeting and spending time with the rhinos, have en-route lunch and proceed on a 4 hours’ drive to Murchison falls national park.

Connect to the top of the Murchison falls, before you connect to your booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Parkside Safari Lodge for budget option/Pakuba Safari Lodge for mid-range/Nile Safari Lodge for mid-luxury option

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise – Murchison Falls

Early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you will spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe. Dinner and overnight as above

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest national park – Bigodi swamp nature walk

You will have breakfast and then transfer to Kibale national park, which is about 6-7 hours’ drive with en-route lunch in Fort portal town. Proceed to the park and visit the Bigodi wetland for a birds and primates. Proceed to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Forest Lodge for mid-range/Isunga lodge for budget/Primates Lodge for luxury

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking – transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Have early morning breakfast, go for briefing and start Chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is the place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.

After trekking, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, which is about 3 hours’ drive. Upon arrival, explore the crater lakes before you drive to your booked lodge for check-in, dinner and overnight stay at Bush Lodge for budget/Elephant Hub Lodge – Mid-range option/Elephant Plains Lodge for luxury

Day 5: Morning game drive/Lion tracking – boat cruise and evening game drive

You will have breakfast, connect for a morning game drive and the lion tracking experience where you are guaranteed to view the lions, enjoy en-route game drive at Kisenyi area where you will spot a good number of wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes and all species of antelopes.

Later afternoon, go for a launch cruise where you will spot various water animals like Hippos and crocodiles, the cruise will enrich you with various water birds. Connect for an evening game drive in the Kasenyi area for animals like the elephants, buffaloes and on a lucky day, you may encounter the lions and leopards. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

In the morning after breakfast, Thereafter, with en-route lunch, embark on your journey to Bwindi national park. It’s 5-7 hours depending on your trekking sector. You will have lunch en-route, arriving in Bwindi in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp for budget/Buhoma Haven Lodge for mid-range/Mahogany Springs Lodge for luxury option

Day 7: Gorilla trekking experience

Enjoy early morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for a briefing by the ranger guides before entering the forest in your trekking gears including trekking sticks, good hiking shoes and stocking for tacking-in, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers, and a raincoat or jacket to mention but a few. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is no different from other trekking parks that is trekking takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas as they roam the park freely and there is no way of telling where they will be for a particular day however the rangers will be able to find them as they tracked daily. On finding them, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour as you view and take photos of these gentle primates before you descend back. After trekking, meet your safari guide and return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above

Day 8: Batwa community tour Explore Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, check-out of the lodge, go for a Batwa community tour, these are the indigenous people of Bwindi who lived in the park before it was gazetted as a national park, you will learn a lot about the Batwa people and their culture and also be entertained by these lovely people.

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Batwa Trail and Experience

Thereafter, drive to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and the lake is made of steep hills covered with lush green vegetation showing from the water edges. It is a 2-3 hours’ drive from Bwindi national park. Lake Bunyonyi is the best place a relaxation after gorilla trekking. Connect to your lodge with views of the rolling hills for lunch.

Later afternoon, connect for a canoe ride to visit some of the islands on the lake and also sight different bird species. You will also enjoy doing other excursions of your choice. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Eco-lodge for budget option/Bunyonyi BirdNest Lodge for mid-range/Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages for mid-luxury

Day 9: Walking safari in Lake Mburo national park

Early morning, after your breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo national park. Its about 4-5 hours’ drive. Upon arrival, have your lunch. Later afternoon/evening, connect for a walking safari. This tour is no different from a game drive except that here you will walk on foot to find the animals. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge for luxury/ Rwakobo Rock Lodge for mid-range/Eagles’ Nest for budget

Day 10: Morning game drive – Transfer to Entebbe/Kampala – Departure

After breakfast, check-out of the lodge. Connect for a morning en-route game drive for the early risers and other missed animals on the previous game drives before embarking on a journey back to Kampala/Entebbe. It’s about 4-5 hours’ drive with en route lunch and stop at the Equator for water experiments and photographs, Royal drum Village at Mpambire for souvenirs. Proceed to Kampala/Entebbe and drop-off at a location you advise or be dropped off at Entebbe airport for your flight back home. Marking the end of the 10 Days Uganda Safari

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