10 Days Uganda Highlights Safari

Code: GBDVSA
10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
Category:
  • LEOPARD
  • gorilla trekking
  • gorilla 9
  • queen-elizabeth-lions
  • queen elizabeth national park leopard
  • Antelopes-Queen-Elizabeth-National-Park

Destinations: Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha, Bwindi, Lake Mburo
Activities: Game drives, boat rides, chimpanzee tracking, Gorilla trekking, Bigodi swamp,
nature walk, crater visits.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONEntebbe/ Kampala
DEPARTURE TIME7.30Am

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in all the mentioned lodges for both options.
  • An experienced English speaking Safari Guide.
  • Transportation in 4*4 safari Vehicle with a pop up roof.
  • Fuel, transportation and meals as indicated on respective days.
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary.
  • One Gorilla trekking permit per person.
  • All Entrance Fees and relevant government Tax.
  • Mineral Water on the entire Safari.
  • Administration fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Meals and beverages, other than specified.
  • International, regional and local Airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Passport and visa fees and service charges for obtaining visas.
  • Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
  • Gratuities to driver/guides and other conveyance attendants.
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature such drinks, telephone calls ETC
  • Any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above.


 

 10 DAYS UGANDA HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI:

1

DAY ONE: ARRIVAL IN UGANDA.

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by your safari guide. Depending on your
time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe town. Entebbe was the
colonialists’ administrative center and has many buildings that date over half a century ago. The
name Entebbe means “the chair” in Luganda, which is the local language of the area. You may
also choose to visit Entebbe botanical gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education centre (Entebbe
Zoo).

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DAY TWO: DRIVE TO MURCHISON FALLS VIA ZZIWA RHINOS SANCTUARY

This morning you will start your safari by driving to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a four-hour drive
from Entebbe, along the road on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. Zziwa Rhinos is
home to the only remaining rhinos in the country after the animals were extinct in the
wilderness. You track the rhinos and visit the information centre and craft shop.Zziwa Rhino
Sanctuary offers peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. After lunch you will resume
your journey to the park made famous by the thunderous Murchison falls along the Great River
Nile. Time allowing you will pass by the top of the falls before proceeding to your
accommodation.

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DAY THREE: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe,
Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck,
Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and
spotted hyena.After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route,
marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant,
waterbuck and Uganda Kob.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater,
kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres
from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.

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DAY FOUR: DRIVE TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional
homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Rwenzori mountains also
called Mountains of the Moon. The region is dominated by vast tea plantations. You may stop
at any of them to interact and take part in tea picking. You will arrive at your accommodation in
late afternoon or evening.

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DAY FIVE: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING AND DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast you will embarkon the search for chimpanzees in Kibale Forest national park.
The park is also home for 10 other primate including l' hoests, red colobus, blues, red tailed and
gray – cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates,
but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and
enjoyable. 
In the afternoon you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical
Ruwenzori Mountains for much of the journey. Along the way you will pass via the crater region
and enjoy a photography moment. You will have an evening game drive en route which may be
rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope
species.

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DAY SIX: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE

Early in the morning you will set out for a game drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse
eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home
to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzori
Mountains as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog,
Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. In the afternoon
you will enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This
trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen
drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography,
bird watching and game viewing.

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DAY SEVEN: DRIVE TO BWINDI VIA ISHASA SECTOR QUEEN ELIZABETH.

After breakfast you willdrive to Ishasha Area of Queen Elizabeth national park where you will
have game drive in search of the famous tree-climbing lions and the large herds of game. The
scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain
and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa. Afterwards you will
drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced
hillside and winding roads to Bwindi. You will proceed to your accommodation located in the
foreground of Bwindi impenetrable national park – The home of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda.


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DAY EIGHT: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI.

Begin your gorilla trek in the early morning, and set off into the tangled and mist-shrouded
forests with guides and trackers who are very experienced at locating the gorillas by finding the
nest the family had used the previous night. The search for these majestic animals goes through
thick untamed rainforest, where you'll be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep
undergrowth and it can be arduous at times, but the encounter is worth the effort. Watching
gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime. The experienced ranger
guides will willingly share with you a lot of information about history and lifestyle of the
Gorillas. After spending an hour with the gorillas we head back to the lodge and relax.

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DAY NINE: DRIVE TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK, EVENING GAME DRIVE.

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy an evening game
drive on your way into the park. Drive along the Lake and stand a chance to see herds of zebra,
Cape buffalo and eland. Birdwatchers will enjoy some of the 250 species of birds found in Lake
Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing,Carruther's Cisticola and White
winged Warbler.

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DAY TEN: MORNING NATURE WALK, RETURN TO ENTEBBE AND DEPARTURE.

Early in the morning you will proceed for a morning nature walk under the escort of an armed
ranger. Enjoy the sights of animals including close encounters with herds of Zebra and
antelopes. You will return to the lodge for breakfast and later depart for Entebbe where you
will take your flight back home. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs.

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DAY ELEVEN: QENP. – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast we visit Katwe salt lake on the edge of the Park to see how salt is locally extracted. Did you know that latex is used as one the protective gadgets in the mining of salt? Come and experience this, it’s worth visiting. We latter transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park passing through the Ishasha sector where the famous tree climbing Lions can be seen arriving Bwindi in the evening Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort.

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DAY TWELVE: GORILLA TREKKING, BWINDI.

After breakfast we go to Park Offices for registration and briefing before we start the highlight for our safari, the Gorilla Trekking . The hikers will like it although sometimes it may be strenuous walking in muddy conditions on hilly terrain and sometimes with rain over head. This may take between 2 -8 hours depending on the food availability. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Lodge.

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DAY THIRTEEN: BWINDI – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast we transfer to Lake Mburo National Park passing through the rolling hills of Kigezi and Ankole, with en-route lunch arriving in the afternoon and enter the Park with a mini game drive and check in to the service of Mihingo Lodge. We then go for the boat cruise on lake Mburo in search for wild life that include the Hippos, Crocodiles, Elands, Statungas and Monitor lizards among others. We also expect see a variety of bird life including the rare African Fin foot. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge.

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DAY FOURTEEN: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA.

The day begins early as we go for the Nature walk on shores of Lake Mburo in search for wild life that includes The Zebras, Impalas, Reedbuck, Cliffspringers, Buffaloes and Leopards among other mammals and a variety of bird life that includes the Papyrus Gonolake. We go back to the Lodge for breakfast and transfer to Kampala arriving in the afternoon and check in to the service of Serena Hotel or to the Airport according the time of your flight.

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