11 Days Uganda Safari Highlights
Starts/Ends: Entebbe | 11 days Uganda Safari – Entebbe – Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi, Mgahinga, Mburo – Kampala
The 11 Days Uganda Safari Highlights trip will start and end in Kampala Uganda or Entebbe. The Safari will take you to the most exciting destinations that will offer you an amazing experience with Nature culture, and wildlife adventures. These are Murchison Falls NP, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth and Ishasha, and finally Kibale NP with the surrounding places and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
- Track the Rhinoceros in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Visit the top of Murchison falls in the Murchison Falls National Park
- Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP
- Track the Golden monkeys in Mgahinga National park Uganda
- Enjoy the Game drives in the Savannah of Murchison Falls NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo National Park
- Search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector
- Enjoy the Boat ride on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park and Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NP
- Meet the Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest NP
- Enjoy the Game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
- Meet the local people including the Pygmies.
11 Days Uganda Safari Itinerary:
DAY 1: Arrival and Transfer to your Hotel in Kampala.
Upon Arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by your private Uganda Highlights safari guide/driver who will welcome you and transfer you to Kampala for an overnight stay at;
- KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL
- LE PETTITE VILLAGE HOTEL
- CASSIA LODGE.
DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary.
In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel, set off to Murchison falls big five trail via Ziwa Rhino, reaching Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by around 10: am for Rhino Tracking. After the Rhino tracking, you will have lunch along the way afterwards continue you journey to Murchison Falls National park. You will then proceed to visit the top of the falls and later drive to the lodge where you will spend the night, Dinner and overnight at
- PARAA SAFARI LODGE
- PAKUBA SAFARI LODGE
- MURCHISON RIVER LODGE
Day 3: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise upstream to the Bottom of the falls.
In the morning, wake up early, have your quick breakfast, just cup of tea or coffee then go for morning Uganda highlights safari game drive to the northern bank of the Nile river to be able to catch up with early risers, look out for like lions, leopards, hyenas, Bushbucks, elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos warthogs, Jackals, Birds among others before they return to their hiding places. Return to the Lodge for later breakfast, relaxation as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will go for an exciting Boat trip up stream to the Bottom of the falls on the Victoria Nile which will reward you with fantastic view of animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Elephants and Buffaloes coming to drink as well as variety of bird species. Return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight stay at (DAY 2)
DAY 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic Uganda highlights safari road trip southwards to Kibale Forest passing through Fort portal town, a beautiful town overlooking the Mountains of the moon. Taking the western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the western Arm of the Great East African rift valley. You will reach Fort portal early evening proceed to your Lodge to check in Have Dinner and overnight stay at;
- PRIMATE LODGE
- CHIMPUNDU LODGE
- CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE
DAY 5: Chimpanzee tracking in the Morning and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
A relatively an early start, have your breakfast and Drive to the Park headquarters for your chimpanzee tracking which starts with the briefing by the head guide, once you finish the briefing, you will start you tracking together with lead guide who will listen carefully to locate the chimps by Pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You stand more chances to see other primates like monkeys such as black and white Colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and grey cheeked Mangabeys among others. Return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park crossing the equator, reach in the evening. Check in to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay at;
- MWEYA SAFARI LODGE
- ENGANZI LODGE
- QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE
DAY 6: Morning Game drive and Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat cruise.
After a cup of coffee or full breakfast, you will head out for an early morning savanna game drive up to Kasenyi plains in the park. You will look out for lions. Leopards, Cape buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, spotted hyenas, Mangoose, waterbucks, elephants warthogs among others. You will then drive back to the lodge for you breakfast and lunch break. In the afternoon, after your lunch proceed down to the jetty and take a Boat cruise on Kazinga channel here you stand chances to see a lots of Hippopotamus, crocodiles, Buffaloes and Elephants coming to drink and many different bird species. Return to the lodge Dinner and overnight stay (DAY 5)
DAY 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, en-route Game drive in Ishasha Sector.
The seventh day is well planned at the elevation of the Uganda highlights safari, it gets really interesting at this point. After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi forest National Park, via Ishasha sector which is famous for the tree climbing lions. You will do a game drive there in search of the tree climbing lions which are sometimes spotted clinging between branches of old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park found in southwestern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorilla trek the next day. Dinner and overnight at,
- NKURINGO BWINDI GORILLA LODGE
- RUSHAGA CAMP
- BAKIGA LODGE
DAY 8: Mountain Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Kisoro Town.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will report to the park office for the briefing about the DO’S and DON’T’S of Uganda gorilla tracking by the ranger guide. You will then be assigned to the gorilla family of which you will track and thereafter you will enter the forest and start your gorilla trekking adventure. The tracking time depends on the movement of the Gorillas and how strong the whole team will be in terms of movement. The steep forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. Tracking may take between 3-6 hours. Once you find the gorillas, you will be required to stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour while observing and taking pictures. You will later return back and drive to Kisoro town where you will spend you night at:
- MOUNT GAHINGA LODGE
- TRAVELERS REST HOTEL
DAY 9: Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning after your breakfast, you go for golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga National park, enjoy them play in the forest. These are endangered species of monkeys interesting to see. On return, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an overnight. Enjoy the best view of the lake. Dinner and stay at;
- LAKE BUNYONYI BIRD NEST RESORT
- ARCADIA COTTAGES LAKE BUNYONYI
- LAKE BUNYONYI ROCK RESORT
DAY 10. Transfer to Lake Mburo National park and Afternoon Game drive Safari
On this day, your Uganda highlight safari adventure meter must be hitting yellow. At this point you’ll be winding up the last day but a little more to check out in this small Savannah safari park.
In the morning after relaxed breakfast, you will be set off to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch in Mbarara town. You will then proceed and enter the park. You will do afternoon safari game drive and later check in to your lodge for overnight stay at;
- MIHINGO LODGE
- RWAKOBO ROCK LODGE
- LEOPARD REST CAMP
DAY 11. Morning Game walk /game drive Safari and transfer to Kampala
After breakfast, you will go for safari Game drive or you may choose to do game walk where you may see animals of the Savannah on close view. You will then set off to Kampala with en-route animal viewing, along the way you will make stopovers at the equator for shopping, visit drum makers. You will later proceed to Kampala or Entebbe depending on you departure program.
End of Safari
Included on above 11 Days Uganda Safari itinerary are:-
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Park entry fees
- Full time English speaking guide
- Transport in comfortable 4WD Safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Guide fees
- Nature and cultural walks
- Bottled drinking water while on the tour
However the tour excludes:-
- Any domestic or International flights
- Visa fees
- All optional activities
- Medical and travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.