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10 Days Uganda Safari

10 Days Uganda Safari (Primates & Wildlife) Updated 2024

Visit Murchison Falls National Park, drive to  Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park through the lush countryside for yet another wildlife experience, witnessed through the game drive in the park and boat cruise on Kazinga channel boat cruise. Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park via Ishasha, home of tree-climbing lions. 

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe/Uganda 
  • Day 2: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park.
  • Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
  • Day 4: Murchison falls National park –  Kibale forest  National park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking
  • Day 6: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Game Drives and Water Safari
  • Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi
  • Day 9:  Gorilla trekking 
  • Day 10: Bwindi – Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park. Following morning breakfast, start for Murchison Falls. You will have a De-tour of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The sanctuary was established to reintroduce  White Rhinos in Uganda. Lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and proceed to the park. You have the option to walk to the top of the falls or relax at the lodge.  Meals and overnight accommodation at Pakuba lodge or similar

Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise. After breakfast, go for a rewarding game drive along the Northern Sector and meet Big game including giraffes, elephants, lions, antelopes, buffaloes, hartebeests, warthogs, and many more. Lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a unique water safari on the Nile and spot  Nile crocodiles, hippos, and other small animals. Meals and accommodation at  Pakuba Safari Lodge or similar

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park > Kibale Forest National Park. App.6 hrs Drive. Early morning coffee, and drive to  Kibale Forest National Park.   Lunch in fort portal town and proceed to the park with views of the Rwenzori ranges and beautiful crater lakes. 

Meals and accommodation at Turaco Treetops or Similar

Day 4: Kibale. Chimpanzee Tracking. Following early morning breakfast, transfer to Kanyancu for briefing and enter the vast forest in search for the awesome apes. You will get detailed information on the Flora and Fauna of Kibale Forest National Park.  Kibale is home to several primate species including; L’hoests monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, and more. Chimp tracking activity takes between 2-6 hours.

In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi community where you will be rewarded with prolific birdlife.

Meals and accommodation at Turaco Treetops or similar

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth  National Park.  After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Proceed to the lodge arriving in time for lunch. You will enjoy an afternoon game drive or opt to relax at the lodge.

Meals and accommodation at Mweya Safari lodge or similar.

Day 6: Game Viewing and Water Safari. After morning breakfast, head out for a thrilling game drive along  Kasenyi.  You are likely to spot Uganda kobs, warthogs, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, and lions.

Later in the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel a link between the two lakes (Lake Edward and Lake George). Kazinga channel harbors wildlife including hippos, and elephants that show to enjoy a cool down in the waters, buffaloes, crocodiles, and several bird species on the shores. Meals and accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge or Similar.

Day 7: Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP). Following morning breakfast, drive to the southern section of Queen Elizabeth famous for tree-climbing lions. Ishasha sector is home to multitudes of animals including the tree climbing lions, elephants, buffalos, water bucks, antelope, and many more. You will have morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and accommodation  Ishasha Jungle Lodge

tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park
tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth > Bwindi Forest National park. Morning game drive and transfer to  Bwindi Impenetrable. Proceed to the lodge in Bwindi arriving in time for lunch.  Later, you will have a guided community walk and visit schools, hospitals, and craft shops.  Meals and accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or similar.

Day 9: Bwindi.  Gorilla Tracking. Early morning breakfast and transfer to park headquarters for a briefing on the gorilla walk. You will be armed with drinking water and a walking stick before entering the forest sanctuary. Meet the gentle giants in their natural habitat, take pictures and watch them as they conduct themselves. An hour spent with Gorillas is a unique experience.  Meals and overnight accommodation at Four Gorillas Lodge or similar.

Day 10: Bwindi  > Entebbe. Morning breakfast and drive back to Kampala with stops at places of interest for stretching, photography, and coffee. Proceed to the airport arriving in time for your next international flight.

Drive from Bwindi to Entebbe takes approximately 8 hours

Alternatively,  take a bush flight from Bwindi to Entebbe departing at 9:45 am on payment of a supplement. The flight takes 1 hour

Accommodation is booked in accordance with your preferences and depending on your budget and availability.

Package includes

  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permit
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala/ Entebbe
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals are included till dinner

Package excludes

  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
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