Uganda

10 Days Wildlife Tour

After an early Morning Breakfast, we shall leave Kampala or Entebbe at 07:00 am and head north on our Safari toward Murchison Falls National Park.

Highlits

Highlights of the Safari
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Chimpanzee tracking
Game viewing
Rhino tracking
Batwa cultural walk

ITINERARY

Day 1: Airport Arrival and Pick up

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Askay Hotel Suites (accommodation booked on a bed and breakfast basis).

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After an early Morning Breakfast, we shall leave Kampala or Entebbe at 07:00 am head north on our Safari toward Murchison Falls National Park. We arrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we track Rhinos on foot with a guide getting close to the Rhinos for some great photo – opportunities. On your trek, you will get as close as 10 meters of the massive Rhino. You are guided by rangers during 1 1/2 hour Rhino Trek. The journey continues to Murchison Falls Park where we reach the River Nile and cross it by Ferry. Before checking in we take the first game drive on our 10-day Wildlife Safari where you see Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Antelopes, Giraffes, Warthogs, and Savanna Birds. Check into Pakuba Lodge- which is on the Wildlife side of the River Nile.

Day 3: Murchison Falls Park

Early breakfast and then off for your second game drive. There is nothing like seeing some lion cubs with their mother, Giraffes grazing, and Elephants moving across the savanna. There is an abundance of wildlife found here such as Lions, Leopards, warthogs, hyenas, buffalo herds, antelopes of various kind, you will be amazed by your experience and of course, there are lots of various savanna birds to see along the game drive.

Day 4: Kibale Forest

After early morning breakfast and we shall depart to Kibale Forest crossing the River Nile with the first ferry at 7 am. This is an eight-hour drive and we break the journey by having lunch at the Kon-Tiki Hotel in the town of Hoima along the road to Kibale Forest. Meal Plan: Half Board.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking

After early morning breakfast we shall off to Kibale Forest Headquarters for Chimpanzee Tracking. This is a guided trek and with 13 primates in the park, one usually finds at least 5 or six different types of primates. Then there is the forest itself with its beauty and ruggedness. Butterflies and exotic birds abound in this park and the tracking experience takes in a lot more than Chimpanzee tracking, there is the beautiful and inspiring natural setting that is a haven for wildlife, birds, plants, and trees. The chimpanzees you will encounter are habituated meaning that they are used to human beings. The Chimpanzee Trek is about 3 1/2 hours in length minimum age is 15 – there is an alternate activity with Rangers for your children. Afternoon Hike in Bigodi Swamp Wetlands which is next to Kibale Forest and you just might see chimpanzees again and of course, lots of birds are found there – most notable is the “Large Blue Turaco. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is a community project that has been put together quite well and entrance and guide fees benefit the local community. Bigodi Swamp – the vegetation alone is worth a visit here, simply an amazing place that is filled with life. There are no hippos or crocodiles, though it is a jungle. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is an extension of the vast Central African Jungle as it spills over into East Africa. There is no comparable place in all of East Africa as Bigodi Jungle Swamp. It is also a UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Site. Dinner and Overnight at the Lodge Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 :Queen Elizabeth Park

After morning breakfast, we shall depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It takes only two hours’ drive. Before we check-in at the Lodge, we shall take the most scenic Katwe Explosion Crater drive. 27 kilometers of scenic wonders. It is the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park with splendid views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Western Rift Escarpment with the vast Savannah below, Lake George and Lake Edwards connected by the natural Kazinga Channel, there are about 12 explosion craters made famous recently by a picture in National Geographic.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth Park

Before breakfast has an early morning game drive. You can begin your first game drive at the crack of dawn which is about 6:30 am here, which is also the time you can pick up a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger to go with us. Mornings are also a time where you see more of the predators return from their night of prowling and there is nothing like a Savannah Sunrise. After lunch, we shall go for a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel with one of the highest concentrations of hippos in Africa. This is a pleasant boat ride where you can get some great pictures of elephants, antelopes, crocodiles, monitor lizards, predators in late afternoon and buffaloes on the shore. Hopefully, you will get an open-mouthed hippo shot with your camera. Return back to your lodge and relax.

Day 8: Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, we shall set off for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We drive 2 1/2 hours south and turn off at the Ishasha region of the Park – the unvisited part of Queen Elizabeth Park, here we go on a game drive to see the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. The best place in Africa to see tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is not only the place for tree-climbing lions but other wildlife for you to see such as large herds of elephants, topi antelopes, buffalo herds, leopards and much more in this region of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking

Early breakfast – pick up a packed lunch, you will need a Daypack, 2 liters of water, jeans, long-sleeved shirt, hat, sunglasses, tough gardening gloves made of cotton to help you in pulling yourself up on branches and vines, a hat also comes in handy. A light rain jacket and hiking boots are best for your Gorilla Trek adventure. You can buy a walking stick and use a porter to carry your things if you so wish (optional) – the latter two are optional and not included in safari price. 20 USD The Gorilla Trek can be 5 plus hours depending on which group you are tracking – gorillas move daily and before you even go on the trek – pre-trackers are out there locating the gorilla family that you have been assigned to that morning at the Gorilla Trekking Briefing and Orientation. Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 10: Transfer to Kampala/ Entebbe

After morning breakfast, you will prepare for departure. We shall stop at the Equator for picture-taking. Reach Kampala or Entebbe during the late afternoon and proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch

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