10-Day Uganda wildlife Luxury Safari

10-Day Uganda wildlife

10-Day Uganda wildlife Luxury Safari

10-Day Uganda wildlife Luxury Safari combines four National Parks in Uganda, these include Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, and also Lake Mburo National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery with undoubtedly two lakes connected by a channel overlooking a high peninsula. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve.

Day 1. Arrival and transfer to Botanical gardens

On your arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and greet a guide who will brief you about the 10-Day Uganda wildlife Luxury Safari and also transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel. If time permits visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens and discover amazing flora species. You can also enjoy a variety of bird species like Pink-backed Pelican, Yellow-billed Stork, Eastern Grey Plantain-eater, Yellow White-eye, Purple-banded Sunbird, African Jacana, Lesser Jacana, Yellow-billed Duck, Glossy Ibis, and many others.

Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena-kigo (luxury hotel)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 2. Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through the beautiful agricultural countryside where you will also experience every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and finally into Kibale tropical rain forest.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 3. Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp walk

This morning we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and also guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red‐tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey‐cheeked mangabeys, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon, and also the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. This afternoon we have a swamp walk.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 4. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks. Furthermore, we gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley.  Queen Elizabeth National Park and  Mweya Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and also Kazinga Channel, offers beautiful views of the park with also the Rwenzori Mountains in the background. As a result, it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species/wildlife and more than 610 species of birds. In the afternoon, we will explore the park and its wonders on a game drive.

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 5. Game drive and Boat cruise

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a launch trip of about two hours on the Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentrations of hippo in the world {reported being about 30,000} and other games also with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best birding parks in Africa, with 560 + recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.

Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 6. Transfer to Bwindi forest via Ishasha sector

Today we drive through the park, especially the Ishasha region. Game drive in search of tree climbing lion (75% success rate) and also other wildlife species. Afternoon drive clearly takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable (a World Heritage Site) passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa. The driving today is about 5 1/2 hours (not including game drives).

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 7. Gorilla tracking

After breakfast takes a short drive to Park Headquarters and meets with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy.

The Rewarding Experience

Although the Hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast-speed films are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes’ notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.

N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 8. Second Gorilla Trekking

Today, you will transfer to Lake Mutanda or Bunyonyi for relaxation. After, wearing but also regarding hiking experience, a lake view experience is a thrilling experience as you watch the sunset while taking a cup of Uganda brewed coffee or sipping a glass of wine.

Day9. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Drive to Mbarara passing through the Switzerland of East Africa area and eventually into Ankole Cattle country around Mbarara. These cattle are incredible with horns larger than one can imagine. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, game drive. The drive today is 6 to 7 hours.

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding and wildlife including antelope and also other grazers. The park is one of the only places to easily see Impala and also zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parkʹs mixture of Savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes, and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen hence the climax of the 10-Day Uganda wildlife safari.

Accommodation: Mihingo lodge (luxury lodge)

Meal plan: All meals and drinking water

Day 10. Transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala

This marks the end of the 10-Day Uganda wildlife Luxury Safari, today after breakfast, we begin with an early morning game drive before heading back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 5 hours – road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure.

Please note the departure must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively, we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.

Accommodation: End

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and drinking water

Included

Park fees (For non-residents)

Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)

Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Round-trip airport transfer

Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc)

The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

 

 

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