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    10 days/9Nights
    Availability : Year round
    Entebbe
    Uganda
    Min Age : 14 years
    Max People : 200

    10 Days Uganda Safari

    This 10 days Uganda safari begins with rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, leads you to the famous Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and also gives you an opportunity to get face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas.

    Day 1 Arrival 

    On arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by your guide for briefing and transfer to your Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe.

    Travel time –Approx. 45 minutes depending on Kampala traffic

    Meal plan – Supper

    Accommodation – Secrets Guest House/Victoria Royal Beach Hotel/Mestil Hotel

    Day 2 Transfer to Murchison Falls

    You will be met by your guide for transfer to Murchison falls National Park. On our way there, we visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. You will track rhinos on foot at a safe distance in the guidance of an expert guide. This is the only place where you can see rhinos in the wild in Uganda.

    We are to have lunch on the way and arrival to the park will be in the afternoon. We check in and continue our journey to the River Nile so as to have a boat trip. While on the boat trip, expect to see a number of aquatic birds, hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, warthogs, antelopes and so on. This also gives you an opportunity to see how the Victoria Nile plunges over 45 meters over the Remnant rift valley wall thus creating the amazing Murchison Falls. You will also be able to see the rainbow that appears on the top of the falls all day. After here, check in lodge for evening accommodation.

    Travel time – Approx. 6 Hrs

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation – Hornbill Bush Lodge/ Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

    Day 3 Full day Game drive

    You wake up for early breakfast, cross River Nile on a ferry and have a morning game drive in search for early risers. We spend most of the day searching for game and drive back to our lodge in the evening to relax. Expect to see elephants, giraffes, warthogs, many antelopes and bird species.

    Travel time –Approx. 3Hrs

    Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation – Hornbill Bush Lodge/ Murchison River Lodge/Pakuba Safari Lodge

    Day 4 Transfer to FortPortal

    Today we wake up for early breakfast and embark on a long journey to Fort Portal town.  We have lunch on the way and arrival will be in the evening.  This evening, you have an option to visit the Amabere Caves and crater lakes.

    Travel Time – Approx. 6 Hrs

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation – Rwenzori View Guesthouse/Dutchess/Mountains of the Moon Hotel

    Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Having had breakfast, we continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, have a game drive. We later check in our lodge and visit Katwe Salt Lake. You will get to know how local salt is extracted and made ready for consumption/sale. Also visit Lake Munyanyange famous for large flocks of flamingo birds.

    We then drive to Mweya peninsula for lunch before having a boat trip on the Kazinga channel.  Expect to see a number of animals as they come to ease their thirst on the shores. These include crocodiles, warthogs, baboons, buffalos, elephants, antelopes and so on. This is Africa’s top birding spot, so expect to see various bird species including, pelicans, African fish eagles, herons, egrets, cormorants and so on. This boat trip is likely to be a highlight on your 10 days Uganda safari.

    Travel time – Approx 2 Hrs

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.

    Accommodation – Pumba Safari Cottages/Baboon Safari Resort/Parkview Safari Lodge

    Day 6 chimpanzee tracking and game drive

    We wake up for breakfast, have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking. You have an option to track chimpanzees either in Kyambura gorge or Imaramagambo Forest or Kalinzu forest. Having encountered these apes, you will spend an hour with them and then move back to your lodge. In the evening, we have a game drive through the Kasenyi sector. This is a mating ground for antelopes and therefore a good place to spot predators (lions, leopards, hyenas). We continue up to Lake George to visit a fishing village before moving to our lodge for overnight.

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.

    Accommodation – Pumba Safari Cottages/Baboon Safari Resort/Parkview Safari Lodge

    Day 7 Transfer to Ishasha

    After our breakfast, we embark on a journey to Ishasha sector. This area is famous for the tree climbing lions. We are to have an evening game drive through this sector to search for more game particularly the rare tree climbing lions.

    Travel time Approx. 3 Hrs

    Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation – At The River Ishasha/Topi Lodge/Enjojo lodge

    Day 8 Transfer to Bwindi

    We wake up for breakfast, game drive around Ishasha and later travel to Bwindi Forest. This forest is home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. It is also home to many bird species and the three horned chameleon. We check in our lodge and then enjoy the free time. You may opt to have a village walk or be entertained by a cultural performance at your lodge.

    Accommodation-Ruhija Community Rest Camp/Broadbill Forest Camp/Bakiga Lodge

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.

    Day 9 Gorilla tracking

    After a mighty breakfast prepared by your accommodation, you enter the Impenetrable forest with your packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 45 minutes to 6 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to interact with them. That look into the eyes of the gentle mountain gorilla is likely not to be forgotten and therefore  a highlight of your 10 days Uganda safari. These are strongest and most mascular primates on earth. You then return to your lodge to retreat from day activities.

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation – Ruhija Community Rest Camp/Broadbill Forest Camp/Bakiga Lodge

    Day 10 Transfer to Kampala

    Having had breakfast, we embark on the long journey to Entebbe to catch your flight. We shall have lunch on the way and a stop at the Equator village (Kayabwe). Here you can take pictures on this latitude (00) which can act as souvenirs after your safari.

    Travel time – Approx. 9 Hrs.

    Meal plan – Breakfast and supper

    Accommodation – Not included

    Highlights

    Game drives

    Boat trips

    Gorilla tracking

    Chimpanzee tracking

    Visit a fishing village

    Katwe Salt Lake visit

    Hike to top of the falls

    Included in the cost are,

    1 chimpanzee permit

    Rhino tracking fees

    All park entrance fees

    Ferry crossing on the Nile

    Hiking to top of the Murchison Falls

    Game drives

    All meals as the itinerary states

    All accommodation (standard)

    Fuelled 4WD safari car

    Contribution to Lake Katwe community (US Dollars 10)

    English speaking guide/driver

    Enough Bottled drinking water

    Airport Transfers

    Not included in the cost are

    Gorilla permit for gorilla tracking (USD 700)

    Visa fees

    Accommodation for the last day

    Porter for gorilla trekking (if you need one)

    Packing list

    A pair of water proof trousers and jacket.

    A hat

    Insect repellent

    sun glasses

    Personal camera

    A pair of binoculars

    Note that weather at Bwindi is un predictable, it can rain at any time.

    Enjoy your 10 days Uganda safari!

     

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