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10 Days Uganda Safari

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10 Days Uganda Safari Tours

Introduction

This 10-day journey will take you to some of the best safari destinations in Uganda. With game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park, to intimate meetings with the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Plus game drive and boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and mountain gorilla encounters along the canopy covered trails of Bwindi Forest.

Our tours include some of Uganda’s best lodges selected for their standard and location.

DAY BY DAY, Uganda Safari Tours

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

Our company representative will pick you up on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and drive you to a hand-picked Hotel where you will spend one night on bed and breakfast. Just 10 minutes drive from Entebbe international airport. At additional cost you can visit attractions within Entebbe including: Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre; Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Bussi Island Bird Sanctuary; Entebbe Botanical garden; Victoria Shopping malls; Uganda Reptile Village; Lake Victoria and Beaches; local market. Journey time: 10 minutes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Laico Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park

After breakfast you will drive for 6 hours to Murchison Falls National Park. Its most memorable feature is the Victoria Nile which cuts through the park, running along a series of rapids before shooting out of a narrow channel in an incredibly powerful waterfall. A boat safari during your stay will offer a closer look at the majestic falls while providing ample opportunity to see some of the incredible wildlife that the park is known for along the way. Murchison River Lodge is situated directly on the southern bank of the River Nile overlooking Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls. From the vantage point of the lodge bar and restaurant you have the panoramic views of the park and the River Nile as it flows downstream between papyrus islands and pods of hippos. Journey time : 6 to 7 hours. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat cruise

Welcome to morning game drive in the park. You will need to be up before the sun and in the vehicle after a quick snack to see the best sightings. This is when the land is cool and the animals are most active, when anything is possible and sighting comes quickly. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope, lions, leopard are some of the animals you may come accross. Later in the day you will take a boat safari towards Murchison Falls which is the special highlight of the day. On this 3-hour journey upstream on the Victoria Nile you will pass by breathtaking scenery, many crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, water birds, and monkeys that come down to the Nile for a cool drink in the hot afternoon. The boat will drop you near the waterfall for your hike (1-1.5 hrs) up to the top of the falls. Journey time: 3 hours. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & overnight stay at Breakfast, lunch, dinner & overnight stay at Murchison River Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park

Your journey to Kibale Forest will be your longest drive on this tour, but possibly the most scenic. The drive will take you through tea plantations, lively village markets and over rolling hills of lush green countryside that is so characteristic of western Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park itself is an extensive tract of dense tropical rainforest located just south of the town Fort Portal. The various ecosystems in this space are reputed to harbor the highest density of primates in all of Africa. The rare red colobus monkey as well as the black and white colobus are just some of the primates you may encounter on your forest walks here. The highlight of a trip to Kibale Forest is of course to spend some time observing the wonderfully entertaining chimpanzees. Your lodge for the next two nights offers a unique jungle experience near the boundaries of the park. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature in one of the property’s beautifully decorated cottages, each set in a private nook in the forest. The rooms are spacious and have large terraces from where you can watch the activities of the forest inhabitants. The main lodge building offers stunning views of the forest canopy below and on a clear day you can see all the way to the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. Journey Time 8 hours Accommodation Turaco Treetops Meal Plan Breakfast and dinner.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Walk

No other animal reminds us so much of ourselves as the chimpanzee. Besides many common features and mannerisms, chimpanzees also share 98% of our human DNA, making them our closest living relatives. It is not so surprising then that we find the habits and biology of these primates so fascinating to study. While Chimpanzees can be found in 21 countries throughout Africa, they are most easily sighted in Uganda due to the high concentration of the species here. On a Chimpanzee Tracking experience in Kibale Forest you will have the opportunity to follow an experienced guide into the forest to observe these fascinating creatures at a close range. Watching them interact with each other and go about their daily routine of grooming, playing and foraging is an incredible experience. While your chances of encountering chimpanzees are high during your tracking excursion, it is never 100% guaranteed. These are, after all, wild animals with wills and minds of their own! After socializing with the chimps you will be invited to engage in the human custom of a hot lunch. Served by local residents you will learn about the traditional cuisine of the region and its preparation. This meal will offer a nice insight into the local culture, as well as giving a real taste of Uganda!. In the afternoon you can choose whether you would like to spend more time with the local communities and learn more about their day-to-day lives on a Community Walk or go deeper into the forest on a Swamp Walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is home to 8 primate species, over 200 bird species, butterflies and various reptiles. For bird lovers the highlight of the afternoon is spotting the beautiful great blue turaco. Both the Community Walk and Swamp Walk are operated by KAFRED, a registered community-based organization. The income from the walk is used for community development projects such as schools and hospitals. Please let Blessedia know which walk you prefer at the time of booking. Journey Time 15 minutes each way Accommodation Turaco Treetops Meal Plan Breakfast and dinner.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most visited game reserve and arguably the most scenic. The national park protects the vast savannah plains, bushland, wetlands and forests that lie at the base of the Rwenzori mountain range. Kazinga Channel, which flows through the park and connects Lake George in the east to Lake Edward in the west, attracts a rich array of animals and birds, including the infamous Nile crocodile and one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos. On your first game drive you will explore the park along a 200 kilometre network of well-maintained game viewing tracks. Journey Time 3½ hours; Breakfast, dinner and accommodation at Marafiki Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Safari

Welcome to morning game drive in the park. You will need to be up before the sun and in the vehicle after a quick snack to see the best sightings. This is when the land is cool and the animals are most active, when anything is possible and sighting comes quickly. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope, lions, leopard are some of the animals you may come accross. Later in the day you will go for a boat safari. when the sun is high in the sky the animals make their way to the river for a drink, we will head to Kazinga Channel for an exciting boat safari (a fantastic way to get close to wildlif). You can also visit Kyambura Gorge (home to several primate species including chimpanzees, the red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys and colorful bird species). This activity is at additional cost of USD 50 per person. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner & accommodation at Marafiki Safari Lodge.

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mutanda and Bwindi

Your journey today will continue south-west toward Kisoro, a bustling town to the south of Bwindi Forest, near the borders to Rwanda and Congo. This is one of our favorite drives in Uganda. The serpentine roads wind through lush rainforests, skirting hill tops (keep your eyes open for the volcanos!) and dipping into lively villages in the valley before arriving to the serene waters of Lake Mutanda. Offering some of the best views in Uganda, Mutanda Lake Resort is perched on a peninsula overlooking a series of small islands scattered across the water and the volcanoes from the Virunga Range rising out of the mist in the distance. Gorilla Tracking is the main highlight of a visit to the southern parts of Bwindi Forest, but you are also in the perfect place for volcano hikes, birding, nature and culture walks and canoe and paddle board excursions. The sunset scenes are unforgettable so make sure to find your way to the veranda in time for sundowners. Journey Time 8 hours Accommodation Mutanda Lake Resort Meal Plan Breakfast and dinner

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

Encountering the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an experience of a lifetime. Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park ranger you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the park. Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (often muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own. Encountering the mountain gorillas in the wild is a truly humbling and emotional experience, one that you are sure to remember for the rest of your life. Journey Time 1 - 1,5 h each way Accommodation Mutanda Lake Resort Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Drive to Kigali Airport

Like all great jouneys, the 10 day safari has come to an end. Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda and take a rejuvenating swim in the lake before tucking in to a hearty Mutanda breakfast. Your guide will drive you across the border to Rwanda, and drop you off at Kigali International Airport 3 hours before your departure time. Please make sure your flight departure is after 4 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 4 pm you will need an extra night in Kigali, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost. Journey Time: 4-5 hrs Accommodation: Not Included Meal Plan: Late Breakfast

Cost Per Person Sharing
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Rate 2024/ 2025

› 1 Person - USD 900 Per Person

› 2 Person - USD 490 Per Person

› 3 Person - USD 460 Per Person

› 4 Person - USD 450 Per Person

› 5 Person - USD 440 Per Person

› 6 Person - USD 400 Per Person

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Package Included

› All Airport Transfers

› 9 night accommodation

› English speaking friendly guide

› Drinking water while in the vehicle

› Transport in 4x4 safari vehicle

› Fuel for the whole trip

› All meals as listed

› Park fees

› Activities as listed

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Package Excluded

› 1 Gorilla Permit Per Person (USD 700)

› 1 Chimps Permit Per Person (USD 700)

› Pre and post tour accommodation

› Travel Insurance (recommended)

› Visa fees

› Personal expenses (Tips, Drinks, etc)

› Face Masks (Recommended)

› International flights

› Cost of additional activities

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