10 Days Best of Uganda Safari
10 Days Best of Uganda Safari: Take on the best 10 days in Uganda visiting four of the big national parks of Uganda with a city tour of Kampala. Take on a wildlife safari in Murchison falls national park, do a chimpanzee trek in Kibaale forest national park continue for another wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth national park and conclude the safari with a visit to the mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. You will have some cultural tours in this safari package.
Uganda is the pearl of Africa with so much beauty that you will discover on this safari that can be booked throughout the year.
Trip Highlights of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari
- Day 1: Hotel or Airport pick up to Kampala for city tour
- Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls national park with Zziwa Rhino sanctuary visit.
- Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip
- Day 4: Transfer to Kibaale forest national park
- Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest national park
- Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise
- Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
- Day 9: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Day 10: Drive back to Kampala
Day 1: Hotel or Airport pick up to Kampala for city tour
Your driver guide will be at the agreed pick up point at the agreed pick up time from Entebbe. You will exchange pleasantries, share expectations of this 10 days Uganda safari and head out start your safari. You will drive for about 1 hour and reach Kampala city the capital city of Uganda.
Take on a brief city tour visiting the Bahai Temple, Buganda African craft shop, Nakasero market for local produce and Uganda Museum for lunch. You will later drive to your hotel for dinner and night stay.
Hotel options in Kampala
- Forest Cottages for budget option
- Fairway hotel for midrange option
- Sheraton Kampala for luxury option
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls national park with Zziwa Rhino sanctuary visit.
Wake up enthusiastic about the start of your road trips. Your driver guide will be waiting for you after breakfast at your hotel. Check out of your hotel in Kampala and get on the 5 hour transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls national park. You will have an enroute visit to the Zziwa rhino sanctuary to trek rhinos. The southern white rhinos found in Zziwa rhino sanctuary were almost extinct from the region but with the Rhino fund project at the sanctuary, the numbers are regaining.
Have lunch and head out further to your hotel in Murchison falls national park arriving in the evening time ready for check in. Dinner will be served and you will spend the night in Murchison falls national park.
Hotel options in Murchison falls national park
- Heritage safari lodge for budget
- Pakuba safari cottages for midrange
- Para safari cottages for luxury
Day 3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip
As the day breaks on day of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari, you will grab some breakfast and head out to the park for your morning game drive. Murchison falls national park is a home to a number of wildlife that you will be able to spot on drive around for example the Rothschild giraffes, rhinos, elephants, leopards, lions and the smaller animals like the impalas, Uganda kob or the warthogs.
After your game drive, you will connect to your hotel for a hot lunch waiting you. Enjoy the hotel as the afternoon sun cools off before you drive for your boat trip on River Nile. Get a chance to enjoy the beautiful and strong Murchison falls and also enjoy the sights of the water animals like the crocodiles and the hippos wallowing in the waters of the nile and on the sand banks. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and second night in Murchison falls national park as the night before.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibaale forest national park
Have breakfast at your hotel and gather your property to check out of your hotel in Murchison falls national park. Your driver guide will be waiting for you and once you are ready, you will connect to Kibaale forest national park via the Hoima road. This is a 6 to 7 hour transfer with an enroute lunch. Arrive at your hotel in the evening hours and settle in as dinner is getting ready. Right after dinner, you will get back to your rooms and rest for the day.
Hotel options in Kibaale forest national park.
- Isunga lodge for a budget option
- Kibaale forest cottages for midrange option
- Kyaninga lodge for luxury option
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibaale forest national park
Get up early to join the team headed for the chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibaale forest national park. Kibaale forest national park is one of the homes of these primates and has been nominated a number of times as the best destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking. This tropical forest on top of chimpanzees is a home to about 12 other primates. Chimpanzees will be seen swinging from one tree branch to another and sounds all the way from the forest entry point.
After your chimpanzee trek, you will head back to your hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, meet up with your driver guide and head out for the bigodi wetland visit. This is an initiative of the local people living around the park, take a nature walk and later return to your hotel for dinner and second night in Kibaale forest.
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Wake up on a more leisurely note and connect for breakfast and head out to Kasese district- Queen Elizabeth national park. You will drive for about 2 hours via the Fort portal road and arrive at your hotel in Queen Elizabeth national park in time for lunch.
Settle in at your hotel and later in the afternoon head out for an evening game drive to see the nocturnal animals come out as the diurnal animals retire. You will head back to your hotel for dinner and first night in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Hotel options in Queen Elizabeth national park
- Pumba safari cottages for budget option
- Park view safari lodge for midrange option
- Mweya safari lodge for luxury option
Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon launch cruise
Wake up excited for this engaging day. Grab some breakfast at your lodge and head out for your game drive in the Kasenyi sector. Get a chance to spot the number of wildlife this park has to offer. You will encounter elephants, rhinos, tree climbing lions, leopards and the smaller game like the antelopes; Uganda kobs, Impalas, water bucks and a number of birds can be spotted on this game drive.
Return to your lodge for lunch and wait for the sun to cool down. You will drive back to the Kazinga channel for your afternoon boat trip for a chance to explore the water life of Queen Elizabeth national park. Get to see the crocodiles, hippos and also a great birding point. Drive back to your hotel before it gets dark. Dinner will be served and you will spend the second night in Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Wake up ready to leave Queen Elizabeth national park. Have breakfast and check out of your hotel. Your driver guide will be waiting to take you on your 2 hour road transfer via Ishasha sector where you may have a lucky chance to spot tree climbing lions.
You will arrive at your hotel in time for lunch and spend the rest of the evening at leisure as you wait for dinner to be served.
Hotel options in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
- Buhoma community rest camp for budget
- Buhoma haven lodge for midrange
- Buhoma lodge for luxury
Rise up early anticipating for this highlight of the Uganda safari. You will grab some breakfast and your packed lunch boxes and connect with your driver guide to connect to the starting point of the mountain gorilla trek. You will attend the morning brief before the gorilla trek and head out into the forest to search for the mountain gorillas.
You will trek for about 2 to 6 hours all depending on how far into the forest the mountain gorillas may be that day. Once you meet them, you will spend a magical one hour in their presence and head back to you hotel after. If you still have energy, you may have an optional cultural tour and get back to your hotel in time for dinner and another night.
Day 10: Drive back to Kampala
Right after having breakfast in the cold misty Bwindi forest, you will check out of your hotel and head back to Kampala. This is a 8 hour road transfer with an enroute lunch. You may stop at the equator for a photo moment if you are interested and have time to spend. Your driver guide will drop you off at your advised drop off point in Kampala or Entebbe.
End of the 10 Days Best of Uganda Safari
Trip quote to include:
- Full-time safari vehicle with fuel
- English speaking driver-guide
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary
- Activities as described in the itinerary
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Bottled water
Trip quote to exclude:
- PCR Covid test
- Visa fees
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal needs like airtime, laundry, alcoholic beverages