10 Days Uganda Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

Pick-up from the airport by a representative of your hotel (Cassia Lodge) and transfer to the accommodation.

Day 2: To Murchison Falls National park

The journey today goes from Kampala - across Uganda - to Murchison Falls National Park.

Your accommodation for the coming two nights is the Murchison River Lodge.

Optional activity: Rhino Tracking

At the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you have the chance to for a safari hike to the rhinos.

Costing: $40 us dollar p.p.

Optional activity: Chimp Tracking in Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest is located in the southern part of Murchison Falls National Park. and has the highest number of wild chimpanzees of Uganda.

The habituated groups are located in Kaniyo Padibi, where you can go for chimpanzee tracking.

Budongo Forest has an incredible biodiversity that – beside the chimpanzee – includes several other species like the Blue Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys & Olive Baboons.

Costing: $95 us dollar p.p. in high season and $85 us dollar p.p. in low season.

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park

​An early morning game drive on the northern banks of the Nile you may spot herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, the endangered Roth’s child Giraffe among others.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy a 2 hours boat cruise on the Nile all the way to the bottom of the falls.

Enjoy the beautiful display of wildlife on the banks from the Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes among others to the birds including the very popular Shoebill stork.

 

Day 4: To Kibale Forest National Park.

Today you will begin your journey to Kibale Forest N.P.

The8-hour- long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside.

Spend the late afternoon relaxing in Kibale Forest Camp and enjoy a lovely view of the forest and its wildlife

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking & Swamp Walk.

Today you will experience some serious monkey business!

Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including approx. 5.000 chimpanzees.

An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning or afternoon; you might also see other monkey species that live here.

Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour of eye-to-eye contact with them.

Later, the swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery,

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!

Optional Activity : Chimpanzee Habituation Tracking

If you decide to do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimpanzee tracking, it will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. 

Book this in time because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go.

Your swamp walk can be postponed to the next morning.

Cost p.P: US$ 70.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

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 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.

Your accommodation for the next nights, Marafiki Safari Lodge, is located on a unique location that allows you to watch wildlife from your veranda.

Day 7: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari

A little before sunrise, coffee, tea and donuts 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. A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.

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.

Optional activity: Lion Tracking.

This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and

behavior.

​The experiential tourism activities currently available are Mongoose Tracking, Lion Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird

Counts. The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.

Experiential tours lasts between one and three hours. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night.

All activities must be booked through the Visitor Information

Centre in Mweya at least 24 hours in advance.

Costs p.P: US $85

Optional activity: Kyambura Gorge.

Another optional activity in Queen Elisabeth N.P. is to visit the Kyambura Gorge. A hike through the gorge gives you the

opportunity to see habituated chimpanzees and other types of primates including Red-tailed Monkey, Black-and-white Colobus, Baboons and Vervet Monkeys.

Costs p.P: US$50.

 

Day 8: Travel to Lake Mutanda and Bwindi

Today you drive to Lake Mutanda in the south-western part of Uganda, close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo.

You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as the Switzerland of Africa.

You will pass the country side and a bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.

Perched on a peninsula in Lake Mutanda , Mutanda Lake Resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views.

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered Mountain Gorilla . For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda!

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest hosts 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 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 opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’..

 

Day 10: Return to Kampala or Entebbe

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.

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This is the end of a fabulous trip!

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