10 days Uganda Wildlife Safari – Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Mburo Safari-tour.

This 10 days Uganda wildlife safari- tour is a perfect move to encounter the African game- the big five alongside the re-known ape species including the endangered mountain gorillas and the common chimpanzees. Traversing Murchison falls National Park with its big five, Kibale forest National Park with its habituated Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park with its tree climbing lions, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with its mountain gorillas and Lake Mburo National Park- well known for its Zebras rewards you with a memorable encounter that will stick with you forever.

Safari highlight:
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
Day 2: Do the game drive & Launch cruise
Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 4: Chimp tracking/trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise.
Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 7: Encounter Gorilla tracking/trekking experience
Day 8: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
Day 9: Do the game drive & transfer to Kampala
Day 10: Crown your trip with Uganda wildlife Education Centre or Airport

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Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

After breakfast, transfer from your lodge in the company of a guide to head to Murchison falls. Branch off at Nakitoma to visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary before proceeding to Masindi for Lunch. Continue to visit the top of the magnificent Murchison falls before arriving at your lodge for dinner and overnight. Paraa safari lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Sambiya River Lodge (Midrange/standard) or Red Chili (Budget/basic).

Day 2: Do the game drive & Launch cruise

Wake up for an early morning game drive in the northern bank of the Nile. Spot a variety of animals along Albert, Buligi and Pakuba tracks including elephants, buffalo, lion, various antelope species, giraffe, other wildlife and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation. After lunch embark on the boat cruise on the Nile up to the bottom of Murchison falls amidst birds like Shoebill, Wildlife drinking on the River side and aquatic dwellings including the Nile crocodiles before returning to the lodge for overnight.

Day 3: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast, transfer to Kibale National Park via amazing scenery of the western rift valley. Lunch en route in Hoima town. Arrive in Fort Portal and Kibale in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Chimps nest (Midrange/standard) or CVK resort (Budget/basic).

Day 4: Chimp tracking/trekking & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Wake up for an early morning cup of coffee before gathering at Kanyanchu tourism center at 08:00 hours for briefing and Chimpanzee trekking encounter. Encounter Chimps in the forest alongside other 12 primate species and a variety of birds enchanting in the verdant vegetation. Transfer in the afternoon to Queen Elizabeth National park. Arrive in the evening, dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Bush lodge (Midrange/standard) or Mweya hostel (budget/basic).

Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise.

Do an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi track to spot a variety of wildlife including early risers. These include lions, Elephants, buffalo among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation till lunch time. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel for this amazing recreational experience amidst great sights. Return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

 Day 6: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, drive through Ishasha in the southern sector of the park to encounter the tree climbing lions lying on the branches of fig trees in the mid-morning sunshine.  Proceed with your journey to Bwindi in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Mahogany springs (Upmarket/luxury), Silverback lodge (Midrange/standard) or Buhoma community lodge (budget/basic).

Day 7: Encounter Gorilla tracking/trekking experience

Wake up for an early morning breakfast before gathering at the park headquarters at 08:00 hours for briefing and eventual gorilla tracking activity. Carry with you a lunch box so as to prepare for the unpredictable duration of tracking gorillas that ranges between 2 – 8 hours. Encountering these creatures for one complete hour presents a great opportunity for memories generation and photo shooting. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park via the verdant country side of south western Uganda with its farmed landscapes. Make a lunch stop at Igongo cultural center before proceeding Lake Mburo National Park. Do the boat cruise on the lake for amazing wildlife on the Lakeside including aquatic ones like Hippopotamus and birds such as the African fish eagle. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge (Up market/luxury), Mburo safari lodge (midrange/standard) or Arcadia cottages (Budget/basic).

Day 9: Do the game drive & transfer to Kampala

Have an early morning game drive through the park to catch up with early risers and other animals getting back to their hiding places. Spot variety of wildlife including Zebra, Impala, Buffalo, Eland, warthogs, bush buck among others. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation. Transfer to Kampala in the afternoon with stops en route at the equator crossing Kayabwe for photography and water tests; Mpambire drum making village to glance at local drum making process. Arrive in Kampala in the evening, dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel (luxury/upmarket), Metropole hotel (Midrange/standard) or Holiday express (Budget/basic).

Day 10: Crown your trip with Uganda wildlife Education Centre / Zoo.

After your breakfast, drive to Uganda Wildlife Education Centre to crown your 10 days Uganda safari with a tour of all creatures that you have either seen or missed on your safari. You can also have a boat cruise on Lake Victoria (optional). Have lunch and transfer to the Airport for departure in the evening.

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Accommodation.

Silverback Lodge – Bwindi.

This lodge facility is approximately five minutes’ walk to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Positioned on a hill top overseeing Bwindi forest, it contains 12 rooms making it the largest in the Buhoma area of Bwindi.

Mweya Safari Lodge – Queen Elizabeth National park.

This lodge is an up market setting situated in the peninsular of Mweya at the heart of the park. Enclosed by the mystical Ruwenzori Mountains, it provides a five star accommodation facilities and services.

Primate Lodge – Kibale.

This is located inside the park, very close to Kanyanchu tourism center thus provide a perfect base for every activity including Chimp trekking.  It has finest accommodation ranging from Luxury tents, to forest cottages to Sky trees and Camping.

Paraa safari lodge – Murchison falls.

Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Each of the 54 rooms at Paraa Safari Lodge are complete with balcony and en-suite private. The luxurious pool overlooks the winding River Nile below, which was the setting for the classic Hollywood movie “The African Queen” (starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart).

Mihingo lodge – Lake Mburo

Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. It has ten rooms set up on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and flush loos. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.

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