Najanakumbi, Kampala, Uganda

10 Days Best of Uganda Safaris

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Kampala
Arrival at Entebbe: You will be met by Travel Gorge and Tours representative who will then transfer you to your Hotel of Choice either in Entebbe town or Kampala capital city.
(Accommodation & meals: 2Friends Guest House/Airport Guest House/Papyrus Guest House. BB)

Day 2: Kampala/Entebbe town – Bwindi Impenetrable National park
After your breakfast at your place of stay, begin panoramic Safari drive south-words to Bwindi Gorilla Park, en-route stopovers will be made as there interesting things to see along the route, some of them include: the Mpambire drum making market, the Equator where you will stop for pictures and if you are interested in Souvenirs then it’s the best place to buy something, continue to Mbarara town/ city for your Lunch break which shall be served at Agip Motel or Igongo Cultural Center. After drive to Bwindi National park arriving late in the evening to your lodge of choice, check in for dinner and overnight.
Optional traveling to Bwindi National Park is by Air at an extra Ticket cost with scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe either in the morning or in the afternoon. You therefore miss all the interesting places mentioned on today’s program when travel by flying, shorter but missing a lot.
(Accommodation and meals: Silverback Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma/Rushaga Gorilla Camp. FB)

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi
Morning Activity: In case you need a wakeup call for this day then you need to inform the lodge attendants before your go to sleep, However at 07:15am you shall be served with your breakfast, then be guided by your driver guide who will lead you for registration to verify the information on your passports before the briefing time, then proceed to the ground to get the briefed at 8.00am before entry to the forest for gorilla trekking adventure depending on which group of gorillas your permit is having.
Afternoon activity: In the afternoon if you are still strong enough and depending on the weather, there will be guided village walk to learn how the communities around the Bwindi National Park are benefiting from the tourism of the area; this is an ideal short walk that will bring you back to your lodge of choice for dinner and overnight later.
Optional Activities this day in the afternoon can include, a forest walk and water falls viewing in Bwindi Forest, or Bird watching safari till sun set, or a bicycle ride to the villages to stretch yourself.
(Accommodation and meals: Silverback Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma/Rushaga Gorilla Camp. FB)

Day 4: Bwindi National park – Queen Elizabeth National
After breakfast at 7:00am 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 at the Ishasha sector of the climbing lions (optional) if you are lucky you might see some of these cats resting on the branches of this beautiful fig trees. If you have your packed lunch enjoy it while having good fresh air come from open Savannah grassland, before you continue with your drive that will eventually bring the end of the journey when you arrive to the Mweya peninsular to check – in at your lodge of choice before an evening game drive that will crown this day with dinner and overnight.
(Accommodation and meals: Mweya Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge/Bush Lodge. FB)

Day 5: Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early at 6:00am, your guide will drive you for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan Kobs, lions, elephants, Hippopotamus, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and many more. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip at 2:00PM after your lunch to the Kazinga channel where you will see most of the animals and birds near the channel taking water. In the evening we will go on a late evening game drive to the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs, chance to see some wildcats hunting. The day ends with a return to your lodge for overnight.
(Accommodation and meals: Mweya Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge/Bush Lodge. FB)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National – Kibale Forest National Park
Drive out of Queen Elizabeth National park from your lodge to Kibale forest National Park the morning via Kasese town while enjoying the good views of Mountain Rwenzori (Mountain Rwenzori is the highest mountain in Uganda with an altitude of 5109 m also known as Mountains of the Moon), arrive for lunch at the Garden Restaurant, this afternoon you will be guided to the caves and craters of “amabere Nyinamwiru” for Nature walk then if your hotel is Fort Portal you will stay here or in the National park of Kibale forest for dinner and overnight which shall be served at your hotel/lodge of choice.
(Accommodation and meals: Mountain of the moon Hotel/Primate Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge. FB)

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
Early morning at 07:15am (if you are to stay in Fort portal town then breakfast is at 06:00am) you will have breakfast then leave to Kibale forest National Park headquarters for briefing before you enter in this beautiful forest for chimpanzee tracking including other primates like the L’hoestes, 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.
(Accommodation and meals: Mountain of The Moon Hotel/Primate Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge. FB)
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 or kibale forest on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon: ( Kibale Forest -Murchison falls NP. (Fortportal town) 379km, drive time 8hrs without stopovers) after breakfast drive from Kibale forest or Fort portal heading North-west via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima town and reach to the colorful Savanah surroundings of Murchison falls National Park, before arriving the park you will have lunch in Hoima Town. Later proceed to your hotel for check in then, dinner and overnight.
(Accommodation and meals: Paraa Safari Lodge/Budongo Eco Lodge/Fort Murchison Lodge. FB)

Day 9: Activities in Murchison Falls National Park
Morning activity: Wake up to the amazing sounds of birds in the air and animals open air, which will bring you to the realization that you are at the mighty Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy your breakfast while experiencing this early morning sun rise before you are driven for a game drive at 6:30AM. Some of the animals you will see today include: Giraffe, elephant, lion, buffalo, crocodile and countless antelope and birds of different species that can be seen at close range. A binocular is added advantage during the game drive. Lunch will be served at your hotel/ lodge.
Afternoon activity: Your guide pick you and transfer you at 1:45pm to take a boat cruise that will last 2 – 3 hours ride to the bottom of Murchison falls, the cruise will enable you see many animals and birds species at close range, a return will be relaxing, swimming at the lodges pool, dinner and overnight.
Optional afternoon activity if you have interest, your guide will drive with a car and pick you up from the top of the falls. Please notify the Boat captain that you are hiking to the top so you are not left to return on boat. Inquire for an additional rate.
(Accommodation and meals: Paraa Safari Lodge/Budongo Eco Lodge/Fort Murchison Lodge. FB)

Day 10: Murchison Falls National Park – via Kampala Capital City
This day will mark the end of your safari with a drive out of Murchison falls national park after your breakfast at 07:00am, return back to Kampala or Entebbe depending on where your accommodation is located, otherwise transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home. (If have interest for Rhinos, an opportunity to visit at extra price to the Rhino sanctuary as you return en-route to Kampala, we will be pleased to include this on the program).