This 10 day safari with our dedicated Safari Specialist is crafted to give you the ultimate experience of Uganda highlights. It entails a mixture of primate tracking, nature walking, wildlife safari and Beautiful scenery.
The big highlight of this trip is getting up close and cozy with Africa’s new darlings, the endangered Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzees respectively. Experience the rush of trekking through the dense jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale forest crowned by an intimate encounter with the world largest primates.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kampala
DEPARTURE TIME 06:30am
INCLUDED
Entrance fees Full board accommodations
Ground transport Professional safari specialist
NOT INCLUDED
Air fares
Guide gratuity

Caution: Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in a rain forest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nettles and normally a rather muddy terrain. Only 1 hour is spent with the Gorillas and Chimpanzees to ensure their protection and conservation. Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of these creatures. The park regulation and trekking permit regulations will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness.

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Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary


Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into a vast palm-dotted Savannah. The park’s leading feature is marked by the Victoria Nile which squeezes through an 8 meter wide cleavage and plunges down through an approximately 45 meters long fall forming an amazing rainbow in the hotter hours of the day, with a stream that flows quietly across the rift valley into Lake Albert.
You will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to experience the nearly threatened (according to IUCN) Southern White Rhinos. The stop includes Rhino tracking where specialized ranger will guide you through the bush, and opt for shoe-bill spotting for bird lovers. From here we head to Masindi Town where we’ll stop for lunch. Then set off for our Murchison Falls experience with an afternoon wildlife safari drive.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

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Day 2: Wildlife safari drive, Launch cruise & Hike to the top of the falls


Wake early for a wildlife safari drive, animals are most active in the morning hours when the day is not yet so bright and the temperatures are cool. This offers the best time for game viewing. After an early morning breakfast, you will set off for a drive in the park.
Come into eye-to-eye contact with wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, jackals, antelopes, giraffes, warthogs, lions, leopards among other mammals. Reptiles, birds and lots of plant species would be spotted. Keep eyes peeled to enjoy the wonders of Murchison falls national park.
After the wildlife safari drive and lunch, you will embark on a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. Here you will have views of more wildlife associated with water and also the beautiful views of the falls from the bottom.
You will then hike the falls to its top to enjoy the top views and watch the water squeeze through an 8 meter wide cleavage and plunges down through an approximately 45 meters pool. You will also view the park’s diversity from an elevated height.

Meals: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

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Day 3: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

You will embark on a long drive with incredibly scenic views, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which all characterize so much about Uganda. You will be having packed lunch which you can enjoy along the way. On arrival, you will enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing at your hotel.

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primates including the chimpanzee and over 375 species of birds.

Meals: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner

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Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp walk


Today you are to track Chimpanzees, over 5000 chimpanzees live in the wild here in Uganda and this makes Kibale forest the best place to track chimpanzees in the whole world.
You will embark on chimpanzee tracking with an experienced guide and along you may come across some of the monkey species that live in this forest. No matter the time you locate the chimpanzees, you will only be allowed one hour of eye-to-eye contact with them as you watch their way of life in the wild and after trek back to the lodge.
If you don’t feel tired after the chimpanzee tracking, you can have a swamp walk in the Bigodi that can take you 2-3 hours. The walk takes you through small communities where locals may greet you with enthusiastic waves, grassland and then swamp where you may a have chance to spot different types of monkeys that live in this area.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Enjoy the morning relaxing at the lodge and later you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s ecosystem which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 bird species. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalos, elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on unsuspecting Uganda Kobs.
You will then have an evening game drive where you will enjoy the prolific wildlife of Queen Elizabeth national park.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 6: Wildlife safari drive & Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel


After an early morning breakfast, embark on a wildlife safari drive and catch the morning sun rays in search for wildlife. Keep eyes peeled for lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and variety of birds species.
In the afternoon, you will take a boat safari on the kazinga channel that joins Lakes Albert and George. You will see lots of hippos and many more animals that may have come to the waterhole to drink water and bathe. You may see herds of buffaloes, elephants, lots of crocodiles, and beautiful birds perched in marshes and dead plants. You will then drive back to the lodge for an overnight.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 7: Tree climbing lions – Transfer to Bwindi forest


Today you will embark on a wildlife safari drive to the Ishasha sector in search for the tree climbing lions, also keep eyes peeled for more wildlife. You will then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable National park.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a true rain forest thought to be the most biologically diverse forest in the whole of Africa, owing to its antiquity. Located at the edge of the Albertine Rift in western Uganda, Bwindi is best known for Gorilla Tracking: an estimated population of 408 individuals, more than half the total population of Mountain Gorilla in the world, live in Bwindi. But there’s more to Bwindi than just Gorillas; it hosts a total of 11 primate types and 120 mammal species, rivaling the wildlife count in other national parks.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner
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Day 8: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest


Embark on the trek which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family you will visit. Spend one hour observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back to the lodge with the rest of the day at your leisure or opt to do a community walk around the park.
Approximately over 800 Mountain Gorillas today exist in the world in the wild. They are found in three different locations in DR Congo, Rwanda & Uganda. In DR Congo and Rwanda, Gorillas live in similar Eco systems / areas. The Gorilla species found in these three areas are called the “Highland Gorillas”, the Latin name is “Gorilla Berengei” named after the first European person to see and encounter a Mountain Gorilla.
In Uganda, there are about fifteen (15) habituated gorilla groups that are open to visit – the visit to a gorilla family is done once per day and the duration to visit is limited to only one hour with the gorilla family. The time spent with them is limited due to conservation considerations and to minimize impact of the day-to-day life of the gorilla family you are visiting.
It is important to be well prepared to trek – you never know if your total trek will be “short” or “long”. The total duration of trek can vary and be anything between 3 & 9 hours in length depending on the location of the gorillas, who are constantly moving. Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in rain forest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nestles and normally a rather muddy terrain. You mainly walk where there are no paths apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trails. After the trek, drive back to your lodge for late lunch and probably a much appreciated shower.
Caution: Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in a rain forest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nettles and normally a rather muddy terrain. Only 1 hour is spent with the Gorillas and chimpanzees to ensure their protection and conservation. Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of these creatures.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park


Today you will embark on a drive to Lake Mburo National Park; understandably Uganda’s smallest of all the national parks but not to be under estimated. It is the only park (apart from Kidepo valley) where you can see the zebras, elands and Impala. The lake itself has lots of hippos that team up with abundant wildlife in the Savannah. Upon entry in the park, you will drive along trucks in search for these animals.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 10: Bush walking safari – Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe


Lake Mburo national park is one of the two parks where bush walks are allowed lead by an experienced ranger guide. You will enjoy the scenery and have a memorable experience of getting up close and walking with the wild animals in the same area range. After the walk, you will embark on a journey back to Kampala or to Entebbe airport with a stop at the equator for snapshots and also buy souvenirs if interested.
Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive on this program.

Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

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