Najanakumbi, Kampala, Uganda

10 Days Best of Uganda

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Kampala
You will be met by the company representative who will then transfer you to your Hotel of Choice either in Entebbe town or Kampala capital city.

 

Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
After breakfast you set off with scenic views as the landscape and vegetation alternates at least every 100kms driving south-words to Bwindi Gorilla Park, en-route stopovers of interesting things to see, some of them include: the Mpambire drum makers, the Equator, Mbarara city for a Lunch break, arriving later in the evening check in for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi
After an exciting breakfast, head for the briefing point before you head out for Gorilla trekking. With your packed lunch and Ranger guide who will be able to interpret the flora and fauna as you search for these giant creatures. The forest dates back to the pristine ice age hence the Mountain Gorillas, the 24 Albertine rift endemics out of 347 bird species, over 200 butterfly species inhabit this forest. The trekking is expected to last in between 3-8 hours depending on where the gorillas are.  In case you get back early, you have an optional afternoon community walk to the Batwa (Pygmies). There you get to learn their previous ways of life in forest before they were relocated to various settlements outside the forest for conservation Reasons.

 

Day 4: Bwindi National park – Queen Elizabeth National
After an breakfast with your packed lunch, leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Northern Sector of Mweya peninsular, while a chance come on your way, try out a short game drive with in the southern sector of the Ishasha sector in search for the tree climbing lions commonly known to rest, hang and relax in the Ficus Natalensis trees. After lunch continue with your 3-4 hour drive to Mweya peninsular to check – in at your lodge of choice before an evening game drive that will crown this day with dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Cruise
A 6am nibble with coffee or tea, casts us on a game drive cutting across the Kasenyi Plains in search of Ugandan Kob, lions, elephants, Hippopotamus, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena…..in time for breakfast. In the afternoon after lunch, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel in search for animals as they come down for a drink like the Cape buffalos, African elephants, Giant forest hog not forgetting the water dwelling animals like Schools of Hippo, Nile crocodile, Monitor Lizard and a periphery both savannah and wading birds of which queen Elizabeth has 600 species ranging from Kingfishers, lapwings African Skimmers, Eagles to Pelicans, swallows, terns, to mention but a few.

Day 6: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Drive out of Queen Elizabeth National park through Kasese town with great views of Mount Ruwenzori ranges or Mountains of the moon whose highest peak is 5109 msl. Arrive for lunch at the Garden’s Restaurant, this afternoon you will be guided to the caves and craters of “amabere ga Nyinamwiru” for a Nature walk.

 

 Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Early morning breakfast and then Park headquarters for briefing before you enter in this beautiful forest for chimpanzee tracking including other primates like the L’hoest’s, Red Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed monkey and grey cheeked Mangabey swinging through the dense forest and several bird species, butterflies and many small insects, can be seen before you return back for lunch. An opportunity to reach Biggodi for a swamp walk the area is run by the community as a way to preserve and save animals in the Kibale forest from being poached, later return to your hotel / lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park – Murchison Falls National Park
Today take an exciting drive along the Albertine Rift Valley and from either Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon:  Murchison Falls is a 379km drive, which is about 8hrs drive without stop overs.  The Butiaba escarpment of the Albertine Rift Valley takes us down through the colorful savannah surroundings of Bugungu wildlife reserve under the conservation of Murchison falls national park, arriving in the evening after crossing the Nile from the southern bank to the northern bank

 

Day 9: Activities in Murchison Falls National Park                                                           A wee hour morning game drive in search of the retiring nocturnal animals like spotted Hyena, the rare and elusive skunk and leopard. Other mammals to search for are the Hearte Beast, Sudanese Oribi, Cape and Central African buffalo, African elephant, Excetra…..returning back to the lodge for a late breakfast or brunch.          After Lunch we take on a 3 hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls in search of animals that come for a drink on the Nile River; Animals ranging from Elephant to Nile crocodile and Giraffe.  Birds like the carmine and Red-throated bee-eaters. With 300 cubic meters per second flowing through a 7 meter (23ft) gap making it the world’s most powerful waterfall.

 

Day 10: Departure
This day will mark the end of your safari with a drive to Entebbe through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we have trek the Rhinos on foot reaching Entebbe in the evening in time for your flight back home.

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UGANDA TOURS
DID YOU KNOW?
Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump
UGANDA WILDLIFE FACT
Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world
Mountain gorillas are definitely Uganda’s center of attraction. Mountain gorillas attract thousands of tourists each and every year with many tourists competing for Gorilla Tracking.