10 Days Best of Uganda Safari

The 10 days best of Uganda safari expedition offers you remarkable wildlife and primate experience. This best Uganda safari comes with a number of interesting activities, sceneries, and memorable experiences.

It introduces you to the premier Uganda safari destinations specifically Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives & boat cruises; Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to trek mountain gorillas.

Best of Uganda Safari

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest

Brief itinerary of 10 days best of Uganda safari tour

Day 1: Drive for 5 hours to Murchison Falls National Park; do rhino tracking en-route

Day 2: Game drive & boat Cruise-Murchison Falls, the largest Uganda safari park

Day 3: Depart Murchison Falls in the Northwest for Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Chimpanzee trek adventure in jungles of Kibale National Park-travel to Queen

Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise for the second time

Day 6: From Queen Elizabeth National Park; drive to Bwindi 3 hours

Day 7: Gorilla trekking tour & cultural trip in the Batwa community

Day 8: Go to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale

Day 9: Take a boat ride and drive to Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10: Game viewing & drive back to Kampala or Entebbe 4 hours

Detailed itinerary of the 10 days best of Uganda safari tour

Day 1: Drive 5 for hours to Murchison Falls National Park; do rhino tracking en-route

On your first day of your 10 days best of Uganda safari tour, you will be transferred to Murchison Falls.

This journey takes about 5-6 hours which takes you from Kampala along Gulu highway; you will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking.

Get to a hotel in Masindi town for lunch then drive 85kms to Murchison Falls via Kichumbanyobo gate. Go visit the top of the falls then continue to your booked lodge.

Accommodation

  • Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Boomu Bandas or Red Chili Camp
  • Moderate: Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Lodge
  • Luxury: Baker’s Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 2 of 10 days best of Uganda safari tour: Game drive & boat Cruise-Murchison Falls, the largest Uganda safari park

After the morning breakfast, you will engage in a game drive in within the Murchison Falls National Park. This will involve sighting numerous wildlife such as lions, Rothschild giraffes, antelopes, warthogs, elephants, leopards, and birds.

Return after 3-4 hours’ game drive in a full-size 4×4 Land Cruiser or 4×4 Safari Van with pop-up. You will undertake 2-3 hours’ launch cruise towards the falls with opportunity to spot crocodile as they bask on river banks, hippos, birds and other species. You will be able to takes some pictures to capture the moment!

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Heritage Safari Lodge, Boomu Bandas or Red Chili Camp
  • Moderate: Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Lodge
  • Luxury: Baker’s Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3: Depart Murchison Falls in the Northwest for Kibale Forest National Park

Day 3 of 10 days best of Uganda safari involves driving from Murchison to Kibale after breakfast.

Pay a visit to Amabere Caves en-route and later, enjoy lunch at a hotel in Fort Portal Tourism City. Continue to check into your accommodation in Kibale National Park.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Chimpanzee Guesthouse, Isunga Guesthouse
  • Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp, Primate Lodge
  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Primate Lodge

Day 4 of the 10 days best of Uganda safari tour: Chimpanzee trek adventure in jungles of Kibale National Park-travel to Queen

This day will start off as the other usual days with early morning breakfast and later, report to Kanyanchu Tourist Centre for briefing on chimp trekking which is part of your 10 days best of Uganda safari.

Kibale National Park sits on land area of 795 square kilometers and protects 13 primate species. Today, you will explore one of the habituated chimpanzee communities.

After chimp trekking, go to enjoy a guided nature walk at Bigodi wetland then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park which lasts 3 hours by road.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Mweya Hostel, Tents in Bush Lodge
  • Moderate: Enganzi Lodge, Bush Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 5: Game drive & boat cruise for the second time

Game drive early morning after breakfast and this takes you via Kasenyi Plains. You catch sight at African bush elephants, leopards, antelopes, birds, buffaloes, lions.

Lunch will be served at the lodge after 3-4 hours’ game drive and later, take part in boat cruise along Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Mweya Hostel, Tents in Bush Lodge
  • Moderate: Enganzi Lodge, Bush Lodge
  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge, Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 6 of 10 days best of Uganda safari tour: From Queen Elizabeth National Park; drive to Bwindi 3 hours

On day 6 of 10 days best of Uganda safari, enjoy your breakfast and later embark on 3 hours’ drive to Bwindi National Park.

You will have a chance to see the tree climbing lions and other species of wildlife. Lunch stopover at Savanna Resort then check into the lodge in Bwindi, 331 square kilometers of protected area.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Nshongi Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Gift of Nature Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla trekking tour & cultural trip in the Batwa community

This day will start with briefing about gorilla trekking rules early in the morning after breakfast. Depending on the region (Bwindi has 4 gorilla sectors; Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo), you will be assigned to a habituated gorilla family to track starting at 8:00am.

Trekking gorillas takes about 2-6 hours and it covers a maximum of 1 hour of face to face interaction with these mighty giants of the forest. You also have opportunity to enjoy a Batwa cultural experience with the natives of the Batwa community.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Nshongi Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Gift of Nature Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Mist Camp, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge

Day 8 of 10 days best of Uganda safari tour: Go to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale

You will kick start your day with morning breakfast meal before being driven to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale.

Enjoy lunch in Kabale and continue to Lake Bunyonyi to take part in a boat ride to one of the 29 islands. Enjoy a magical view of the dotted islands, sight birds and as well some of the aquatic animals in this lake.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Byoona Amagara Island Resort
  • Mid-range: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort
  • Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 9: Take a boat ride and drive to Lake Mburo National Park

After the morning breakfast, you will have a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi; one of the deepest Lakes in Africa.

This magnificent lake is comprised of 29 islands and you will visit one of them, enjoy sight of birds and scenic surrounding.

After, get back to check out ready to drive to Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo.

Accommodation facilities:

  • Basic: Eagle’s Nest
  • Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock
  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Day 10: Game viewing & drive back to Kampala or Entebbe 4 hours

This day will start with breakfast early morning hours and later undertake morning game drive to see Burchell’s zebras, Rothschild giraffes, antelopes, birds and others.

After, return to check out then get back to Kampala or to Entebbe for a departure flight depending on the day and time your flight was booked. This journey will last about 4 hours by road.

End of your 10 days best of Uganda safari

Safari inclusions

  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla permit (@ 700)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzee permit (@ 200)
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Transport in safari van or 4×4 Land cruiser with pop-up
  • Service of a professional English-speaking Uganda safari guide

Safari exclusions

  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Shopping bills
  • The optional activities
  • Cigarettes
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages or alcoholic drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Telephone bills
  • Air tickets/Airfares
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