10-Day African Safari in Uganda from Kampala

Explore Uganda’s top gems on this 10 Day Uganda Highlights Safari. On this safari, we take you to both the wildlife worlds of savannah and tropical rainforest jungle, giving you the best the ‘Pearl of Africa’ can pack in 10 days. Visit the scenic Murchison Falls NP, Ziwa Sanctuary, and Queen Elizabeth NP and meet the famous African Safari ‘Big Five’ animals on spectacular game drives and boat safaris. Walk the floors of both jungles is Kibale and Bwindi and meet the elusive mountain gorilla and chimpanzee. It’s only in Uganda where you get to enjoy both the savanna and rainforest jungles on the same trip, don’t pass this trip.

per adult from

$3,663

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 9x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Zika Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Welcome to Uganda.

      Stop At: Zika Forest, Uganda
      You will be picked up from the airport by a Uganda Highlights Safari representative. He will transfer you to your hotel. You will meet your driver/guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you can explore Entebbe at your own cost.

      You will stay in a nice and cosy guesthouse called Via Via. You will stay in the pond view rooms.

      Main Destination: Entebbe
      Accommodation: Zika Forest Cottages (Budget guest house)
      Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense and drinks not included
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Kisubi cottages mid Range Accommodation

      Day 2: Murchison falls

      Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls P.O.Box 455, Masindi Uganda
      The Uganda Highlights Safari journey today goes from Kampala – across Uganda – to Murchison Falls National Park. Covering an area of over 3,840 km², Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls.

      Your accommodation for the coming two nights is at Pakuba Safari Lodge.

      Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
      Best Time to Visit: December to February (Easier to spot animals)
      High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Murchison River logde - Mid Range

      Day 3: Game Drive and Boat cruise

      Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Western Region
      Get ready for an early wake-up today! In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go out on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. Come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive.

      In the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts. After the boat safari, you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge.- mid Range

      Day 4: Kibale National Forest Park

      Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
      Today you will begin your journey to Kibale Forest N.P. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda.

      A packed lunch is included, which you can join on the way. Spend the late afternoon relaxing and enjoy a lovely view of the forest and its wildlife.

      Main Destination: Kibale National Park
      Best Time to Visit: December to February and June to July
      High Season: June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
      Duration: 4 days 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at kibale Guest Cottages- Mid Range

      Day 5: Chimpanzee Trakking and Swamp Nature Walk.

      Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
      Today you will experience some real monkey business! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning or afternoon. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them.

      Take a swamp walk that will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco!
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages- Mid Range

      Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

      Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
      In the morning, you can relax at your lodge. You will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

      Queen Elizabeth N.P. is Uganda’s second-largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has a prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for large numbers of hippos and elephants, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.

      In the late afternoon, you will go for a game-drive into the park.

      Marafiki Safari Lodge is located on a unique location and has been designed and handcrafted using local materials, fitted by artisans from the local community.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Park view safari Lodge

      Day 7: Game Drive and KazingavChannel Boat cruise

      Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
      Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and doughnuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, and many warthogs.

      In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine) as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffaloes, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a wide range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat safari, you drive back to the lodge through the park.
      Duration: 10 hours

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      • Breakfast
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Park view safari Lodge

      Day 8: Lake Mutunda

      Stop At: Lake Mutanda, Uganda
      Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and doughnuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, and many warthogs.

      In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine) as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffaloes, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a wide range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat safari, you drive back to the lodge through the park.
      Duration: 4 days 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Mutanda lake Resort

      Day 9: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

      Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
      Prepare yourself for an encounter with Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute Uganda Highlights Safari trip entry.

      Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa that can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primates, 113 species of mammals, over 200 species of butterflies and 360 species of birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

      The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as two hours to as many as seven hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at Nkuringo Guest House

      Day 10: Return to Entebbe for Departure

      Stop At: Buwama, Buwama, Central Region
      After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). As you pass through the equator, there will be a stop for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping.

      Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.

      This is the end of a wonderful tour in Uganda!

      Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport
      Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
      Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) and drinks not included
      Duration: 5 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Kampala, Uganda
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Travellers can call Tour Guide if strandedAirports
      • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
      Departure Time :
      8:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Face masks provided for travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Gorilla safari uganda

    Activity ID: V-290727P2

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