10 Days from$5980 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
Luxury, Mid Range
This tour by AA Safaris will take you on a wild exotic adventure to Uganda’s superb national parks and scenic wonders; Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo. Discover beautiful scenery, look out for diverse wildlife and take part in activities including rhino trekking, gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, boat rides and canoeing that will bring you closer to nature to refresh and invigorate you.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Cheetah, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Oribi, Rhino, Black & White Colobus, Topi
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Canoe, Boat Cruise, Optional Activities, Birding, Cultural Experience, Swimming
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Entebbe
Day 1: Pick up in Kampala to Murchison Falls after Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
Day 3: Road transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and primate walk
Day 5: Game drive and boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6: Road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 7: Gorilla trekking
Day 8: Travel from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 9: Road transfer to Lake Mburo
Day 10: Road transfer back to Kampala
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 5,980 per person
- Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
- English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide
- Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
- 1 chimpanzee permit per person
- 1 gorilla permit per person
- Park entrance fees according to the program
- Transfers upon arrival and departure
- International flights & visas
- Domestic flights
- Alcoholic beverages
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs)
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Arrive Africa Safaris‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Arrive Africa Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
AA Safaris Guide will be your first personal contact with Uganda’s warm-hearted and welcoming attitude you will enjoy throughout your 10-day tour. You’ll be driven through Entebbe town, see the the shores of Lake Victoria as you pass the beaches. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking. This sanctuary is the only conservation area in Uganda where rhinos are in the wild, are safe from poachers and can be tracked. Continue to Murchison Falls National Park where you will go on a hike to the top of the falls to view the mighty River Nile.
Awake for an early morning game drive in the park and watch the park come to life with the waking of animals and birds singing in the trees above. The guide will drive you through different trails where you may see lions, elephants, buffalos, hyenas, among others as they wake up to start a new day, with some grazing while other herds will be moving to parts of the Nile’s shores to quench early morning thirst or cool off after the hot night. Enjoy a boat ride on the Great River Nile and take photos of animals like hippos, elephants, waterbucks, crocodiles as they drink and bathe at the shore. Take a hike to the top of the falls to see the beautiful rainbow from atop and see the Great Nile River flow away from you. White water rafting can be done while at the Nile upon prior request.
Have breakfast then start the drive to Kibale Forest National Park, a tropical rain forest south of Fort Portal, home of the highest density of primates, which you may encounter during a primate walk into the forest – one of the most rewarding activities here. Wildlife here encompasses 13 species of primate including chimpanzees, the uncommon I’Hoest’s monkey as well as East Africa’s biggest population of the endangered red colobus monkey. The black and white colobus, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, olive baboon, grey-cheeked mangabey, bush baby and potto are among the other primates. Other mammals are also present, though they are hardly seen, include buffalo, leopard, bush pig, elephant and duiker as well as amphibians, reptiles and a colorful variety of butterflies. In addition 351 tree species have been registered in the park.
The park is home to 325 varieties of bird species, including six that are native to the Albertine Rift destination: dusky crimson wing, a black-capped Apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared Apalis, red-faced woodland warbler and purple-breasted sunbird. Other Kibale specials are the green breasted pitta, African pitta, black bee-eater, Abyssinian ground thrush, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, yellow-rumped tinker bird, blue-breasted kingfisher, along with the crowned eagle. Arrive at your hotel and relax for the next day. When you reach your hotel, rest for the day ahead.
Wake up early for the drive to the park headquarters where there is a briefing to attend and guide assignment for the chimpanzee trekking. Then head off, walking along trails that will take you through the forest to see the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Have lunch then continue to drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Go out for an early morning game drive to see the early risers start the day. The drive will be along 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and go for a Kasenyi plains game drive, home to over 200 lions, elephants, kobs, waterbucks and leopards as well as land birds like grey-crown cranes, red throat spur flow, yellow-throated long crow. Later enjoy a boat ride on Kazinga Channel to see animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants on the shores or in the shallow waters of the Kazinga Channel and watch birds sit on the waters as your boat floats by.
Start the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and before you go to your accommodation, stop at the Albertine part of the Rift Valley to take photos and enjoy the geographical feature which is the western arm of the East African Rift Valley.
Bwindi Forest is famous for mountain gorillas and has the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world with 340 gorillas at the park. Early in the morning, you’ll be driven to park headquarters for a briefing then your guide will start the tracking experience. Be guided down trails in the densely populated forest to follow a gorilla family. This experience lasts between 1-6 hours, sometimes more. View the beautiful gorillas as they play with each other, hunt for fruits and insects on the ground, sit communally as the day goes by, mothers breastfeed their young, watch how they move and the leadership skills of the silverback. Remember to stay at least 6 meters from the gorillas, be silent while you view them, no flash photography at or near them, no mimicking their noises nor should you feed them.
Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for unique water game viewing as you enjoy a leisurely canoe ride which will educate you on the 29 islands existing on the lake. Swimming in the lake is recommended, but as Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest in Africa, all swimmers must be good and experienced swimmers. Bird watch while on the canoe ride without interruption from animals since hippos don’t exist here. There are more than 200 bird species you can see at the lake as you go on a boat ride to Nyombi swamp. Take part in a nature walk that can be organized on any of the islands and visit the Batwa pygmies community to learn about their way of life.
Prepare for your journey to Lake Mburo after an early breakfast. Take a road trip to Lake Mburo national park which though small in size, has zebras and impala, which are only found here. The drive will show you lush vegetation along the way which is relief from traffic jams and loud noises in the capital city. During your afternoon game drive, you can see giraffes, leopards, impalas, topis, elands.
Hike around the lake early morning to see wild game at the lake shores drinking. Then after breakfast, set off for the drive back to Kampala. Along the way you can stop at the Equator for souvenir shopping and photo taking. Continue to Kampala where you’ll be dropped off at the airport or a hotel.