Destinations Covered in this10 Days Uganda Classic Wildlife Safari
Entebbe International Airport, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Mburo National Park and Kampala. Enquire Now
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport of Uganda and transfer to hotel
This is recognized internationally as main gate way to Uganda. Mond safaris guide will be waiting for you and ready to welcome you to another home away from your country. Our staff will drive you in a safari tour vehicle to the hotel for relaxation and overnight. Well, depending on your arrival time, in case you make it early in time, our stuff/tour guide will drive you through the Kampala City of Uganda full of adventurous activities.
Accommodation Boma hotel (midrange)
Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Today’s journey will take you to Murchison Falls National Park. En-route, you will visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola where you will go for a guided rhino tracking on foot with an experienced ranger, which will give you a unique opportunity to view the rhinos from a close distance. On spotting them, you will spend an hour with the giants.
After a successful tracking, you will have hot lunch at the sanctuary then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. You will visit the top of the falls from where you have a perfect view of the extraordinary falls and the river snaking below. Check in at the lodge. Dinner will be served at Elephant view lodge
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 03: Game Drive and Boat trip to the bottom of the falls in Murchison Falls National Park.
Today you will wake up very early. In the early morning hours, animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. You will be eye-to-eye with the African animals. At 2pm, you will take a slow 3 hour shared boat safari upstream the calm Nile to the bottom of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’. You will be watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high waterfall which roars, creating a beautiful rainbow.
Dinner & overnight at Elephant view lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 04: Transfer to Kibale National Park
Today, you will begin your early morning journey to Kibale Forest. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Kibale National Park is located in west-central Uganda just east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal. The 795 Km² Park predominantly covers evergreen rainforest and is a home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. It also contains over 375 species of birds including rare and endemic species. You will have lunch en route, arriving in the late afternoon in Kibale. Journey Time: 7-8 hours.
In the late afternoon, you will go for a guided Bigodi swamp walk. The 2 – 3 hours walk will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals will greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco! Return for dinner and overnight at Turaco Treetops ,
Meal plan: All meals
Day 05: Chimpanzee trekking & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will depart to Kanyancu, the visitor’s center and report to the ranger station at 7:45 am in Kibale National Park to track the habituated Chimpanzees. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they are habituated. These engaging apes, our closest living relative, are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruiting trees. Your experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp community, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. The trails through the forest are generally easy to navigate and you will always be accompanied by rangers. The tour lasts between one to three hours and the tracking starts at 08:00am daily. You are only allowed to spend a maximum of one-magical-hour around the chimpanzees. Enjoy a hot delicious world class lunch, then your driver guide will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, check-in at Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp ltd
Meal plan: All meals
Day 06: Game drive in Kasenyi area & Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel.
After an early morning breakfast, you will go on an extensive game drive around the northern sector of the park called Kasenyi, or better known as the “Kobs Mating Ground”. In this open savannah area, you will be able to find hundreds of Uganda kobs, a hungry lion commonly known as ‘the king of the African jungle’, Big herds of buffaloes, giant forest hog, warthogs, monitor lizards and sometimes a lonely elephant or hyena can be seen during a game drive in Kasenyi as well.
At 2:00pm, you will enjoy the slow 2 hour shared boat cruise in the Kazinga Channel, a natural canal that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows. Large herds of elephants, buffaloes and other animals come to the shores to quench their thirst. Also, you will see a wide array of colorful birds soaring near to the water surface. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. Return for dinner & overnight at
Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp , Meal plan: All meals
Day 07: Game Drive in Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After an early morning breakfast, we will drive to Ishasha, the remote, southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search for the tree climbing lions before we leave to of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a hot lunch at the lodge Evening at leisure in the lodge in preparation to the next day’s activities. Dinner will be Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal plan: All meals
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
With your gorilla pass, packed lunch & plenty of clean drinking water from the lodge, report to the rangers’ station at 07:45am for registration. At 8:00am, gorilla trekking commences with a briefing by one of the rangers who will then lead you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the
gorillas. The trek can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours. So, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes and after hiking some distance depending on the location of the Gorillas, you will sight them and spend up to ONE-MAGICAL-HOUR with them then start your descent back to the briefing point and later your lodge – relax as you relive the fresh memories of your close encounter with the gorillas. Dinner & overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 09: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Its distance from Bwindi is about 310 km which makes it a perfect stop-over between Bwindi impenetrable and Kampala. The drive will take about 5-6 hours.
Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a game drive within the 370 square kilometer park. This smallest Uganda’s savannah national park has more than 68 mammal species, including zebra, impala, topi, eland, bushbuck, buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena, few giraffes and jackal. There are no elephants and lions in the park, which makes it an ideal place for walking safaris. After your game drive, you will retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Rwakobo lodge
Day 10: Nature Walk and Depart
After breakfast, you will head out for a morning guided nature walk around the park which is usually conducted along with the armed ranger guide. Start your journey back to Entebbe with a brief stopover at the Uganda Equator for a popular photo opportunity and a farewell picnic lunch. Proceed to the airport for a drop off to catch up with your departure international flight.
Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in), you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience.
- Airport pick-up and drop off,
- Transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
- Fuel expenses,
- Services of an English-speaking tourist driver guide
- A gorilla permit at 700 USD per person
- A chimpanzee permit for Kibale at 200 USD per person
- A rhino trekking permit at 50 USD per person
- Guided nature walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary,
- Lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and others mentioned in the itinerary,
- All entry fees to the national parks’ activities.
- Accommodations and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in the vehicle while in transit,
- Shared boat trips (1 to the bottom of the Murchison falls, 1 along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth as in the itinerary.
- Guided nature walk in Lake Mburo National Park.
- Game drives in the parks,
- Uganda equator
- All taxes.
- International flight fare,
- Uganda entry visa fees,
- International travel insurance.
- Activities not part of the described program.
- Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarette etc.
End of 10 days Uganda Classic Safari