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10 Days Safari Uganda Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife Safari in Uganda, Community and Lake Bunyonyi

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour – Overview

10Days Safari Uganda Tour is the best 9days/10 days safari in Uganda trip offering you Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, Wildlife safari in Uganda, Community and Lake Bunyonyi.

The 10 days safari in Uganda tour takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with its counts of white Rhinos, Murchison Falls National Park with its impressive wild game such as Rothschild giraffe, elephants, buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, the Nile River dwellers such as Nile crocodiles and Hippos, Kibiro salt gardens and hot springs on the shores of Lake Albert, cycling in the tea estates of Mpanga, impressive chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park dubbed the world’s primate capital, eco-tours in Bigodi wetland, other wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park including tree-climbing lions, the hot springs at Sempaya in Semliki and remarkable mountain gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour – Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route
  • Day 2: Do morning game drive and afternoon Nile launch cruise  & hike to the top of the falls.
  • Day: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens en route
  • Day 4: Transfer to Fort Portal and do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling
  • Day 5: Do morning chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP and afternoon Bigodi wetland walk
  • Day 6: Transfer to Semliki. Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel
  • Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha in search of tree climbing lions
  • Day 9: Do gorilla trekking in the impenetrable Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a sunset boat cruise and relaxation
  • Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Rhino tour at Ziwa Rhino Santuary

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls National Park in the north of Uganda at 311km about 5 hours’ drive.

You drive through the amazing flat landscapes of Nakasongora before branching off at Nakitoma for 7 km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is home to White Rhinos and thus offers impressive Rhino tracking. After this activity, continue on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 2: Do Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Nile Launch Cruise and Hike to The Top of The Falls

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
River Nile Boat Cruise

After an early morning cup of tea at the lodge, head to the park for a morning game drive which tends to last 3 – 4 hours exploring the park’s wilderness in detail.

The activity is conducted in the northern section of the park which is a common dwelling ground for counts of wildlife including lions, Rothschild giraffes, leopards, elephants, Buffaloes, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribis, Kobs among others.

Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa Jetty for an afternoon Nile launch cruise departing at 2 pm to the bottom of the falls.

The boat offers you opportunities of encountering Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and the vulnerable shoebill stork not forgetting other wild game drinking water on the river banks.

The stretch to the bottom of the falls and the eventual hike to the top of the falls exposes to the thunderous roar of the Nile River which is the longest in the world as it squeezes its self to pass through a less than 8m ravine forming a plume of spray marked by a trademark rainbow as it falls 43m below to what has been termed as the Devil’s Cauldron. Retire from the 3-hour activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget / Basic).

Day 3: Transfer to Hoima. Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens en route

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Hoima. You will drive through the impressive scenic landscapes of the Albertine rift before making a stop at Kibiro Salt Gardens and hot springs en route on the shores of Lake Albert.

You explore the traditional means of salt extraction and how local people have made a fortune out of this natural feature.

The hike to the salt gardens is also an experience of its own. Retreat from the activity and continue to Hoima for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Kontiki Hotel

Day 4: Transfer to Fort Portal and Do Mpanga Tea Estate Cycling

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Mpanga Tea Estate

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Fort Portal Area about 5 hours’ drive passing through rural landscapes of Kagadi district before approaching Kyenjojo and eventually Fort Portal town.

You settle for lunch and then drive back to Mpanga tea estates for a thrilling bicycle cycling encounter.

Cycling through the undulating tea landscapes with impressive scenery and chatting with the estate staff as they pick tea leaves where you can also participate in the experience.

Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 5: Do Morning Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale NP and Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Walk

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Bigodi Wetland Tour Kibale National Park

After breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center at 8 am to catch up with the briefing session about the chimpanzee trekking experience.

After the briefing, you head to the forest of Kibale in search of common Chimpanzees.

Hiking through amazing forest landscapes marked with lush flora which is inhabited by a range of bird species, and wildlife including other 12 primate species such as Black and white colobus monkeys.

The chimp trek takes 2 – 5 hours and involves one full hour of direct encounter with chimps as they forage, play, make pant hooting calls and socialize.

Retreat from the activity and return to the starting point.     You enjoy your packed lunch and then embark on the transfer to Bigodi Wetland for an afternoon walk.

The 2 hours guided walk exposes to a range of bird species as the wetland has 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco.

The wetland also has impressive swamp animals like Sitatunga Antelope. Retreat from the activity and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury / Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Midrange / Standard) or Rwenzori View Guest house (Budget / Basic).

Day 6: Transfer to Semliki. Visit Sempaya Hot Springs and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Sempaya Male Hot Springs in Semliki National Park

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Semliki National Park driving through Fort Portal town and eventually continuing to Semliki.

Upon arrival, you undertake the Sempaya Nature Walk exploring the hot springs at Sempaya both male and female.

The walk does not exceed 4 hours and then you transfer back to Fort Portal for lunch and then embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 7: Do Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise Along The Paradise of Hippos – the 45km Long Kazinga Channel

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

After an early morning cup of coffee, embark on the game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park extending to the Kasenyi tracks exploring the park’s unique landscape dotted with counts of wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, jackals among others.

The activity lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you transfer to Mweya jetty for an afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos.

The Kazinga Channel which stretches to 45km in length at one time had great concentrations of Hippopotamus in the region which prompted the management to carry out the great Hippo culling of the 1960s.

You enjoy the view of the Nile crocodiles not forgetting another wild game drinking on the channel shores.

Retreat from the 2-hour activity, do a game along the channel track as you head to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange / Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget / Basic).

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Do Game Drive in Ishasha in Search of Tree Climbing Lions

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest of Uganda.

You have a game drive in the Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions along with other wild game.

The tree climbing lions tend to lie on fig tree branches in the mid-morning sun.  After this encounter, continue on the drive to Bwindi arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket / Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Budget / Basic).

Day 9: Do Gorilla Trekking in The Impenetrable Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi For a Sunset Boat Cruise and Relaxation

10 Days Safari Uganda Tour
Boat Ride on Lake Bunyonyi

Wake up for a stimulating breakfast before gathering at the respective park headquarters at 8 am for a briefing about gorilla trekking and allocation of the respective gorilla family to track.

You head to the Bwindi forest with its remarkable mist in search of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The trekking encounter takes you through impressive hikes exploring the rewarding forest landscapes that are marked with rugged terrain which is at times challenging to explore.

The duration of the activity is between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with these species as they forage, socialize and make their playful tactics with the frightening eyes of the Silverback.

You are free to take as many photos as you wish before you retreat from the activity to return to the starting point.

After this encounter, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi passing through fascinating Kigezi highlands with the temperate climate that has earned it a dub as the Switzerland of Africa.

Upon arriving at Lake Bunyonyi you check-in at your lodge and then embark on a sunset boat cruise exploring the lake of a thousand Islands as it is always preferred because of its 29 Islands.

The boat offers impressive sightseeing encounter. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket / Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Mid-range / Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget / Basic).

Day 10: Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive. You drive through the impressive countryside landscapes of south western Uganda before making a stop for traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and amazing water experiments that justifies the geographical divide between the southern and northern hemispheres. Arrive in Kampala in the evening to mark the end of your safari.

End of the 10 Days Safari Uganda Tour

Your Safari Route

Tourists Attractions in Uganda

Safari Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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