11 Days Uganda Highlights Safari
Starts/Ends: Entebbe | Entebbe – Muchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi, Mgahinga, Mburo – Kamapala
Uganda Highlights Safari
Start: Entebbe | Ends: Kampala/Entebbe
This 11 Days Uganda Highlights Safari will be starting in Kampala Uganda’s capital and will end in Kampala or Entebbe Uganda. 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 Savannahs 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.
P. O. BOX, 230 Kampala, Uganda
Mirage Plaza Level 2, Room ML2-05
Plot 756 Port Bell Road, Kitintale
Tel: +256 392 159428
Tel: +256 703 360433
DAY 1: Arrival and transfer to 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 HUMURA RESORT, LE PETTITE VILLAGE HOTEL, CASSIA LODGE.
DAY 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and Rhinoceros 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 thereafter 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 PAKUBA SAFARI LODGE, PARAA SAFARI LODGE.
Day 3: Early morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise up 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 Buffalos 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 CHIMPANZEE GUEST HOUSE, NDALI LODGE, PRIMATES LODGE.
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 QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE, ENGANZI LODGE, MWEYA SAFARI 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 savannah game drive up to Kasenyi plains in the park. You will look out for lions. Leopards, Cape buffalos, 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, Buffalos 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 ishasha Game drive.
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, RUSHAGA CAMP, BAKIGA LODGE, GORILLA MIST CAMP.
DAY 8: Mountain Gorilla tracking and Transfer to Kisoro.
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 Uganda 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 Uganda 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:
TRAVELERS REST HOTEL, JUNGLE LODGE, MT GAHINGA LODGE.
DAY 9: Golden monkey tracking 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 ACARDIA COTTAGES, LAKE BUNYONYI ECO LODGE, LAKE BUNYONYI@BIRDNEST.
DAY 10. Transfer to Lake Mburo National park
At this point your Uganda Highlights 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 LAKE MBURO SAFARI LODGE, MIHINGO LODGE.
DAY 11. Game drive/ Game walk 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 the 11 Days Uganda Highlights Safari
Included on above 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.