9-Days Best of Ugandan Safari

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9-Days Best of Ugandan Safari

9-day Ugandan safari that takes you on an unforgettable journey through diverse ecosystems, from the savannahs of Murchison Falls National Park to the lush rainforests of Kibale National Park and the breathtaking landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter rare wildlife, including rhinos, chimpanzees, tree-climbing lions, and the majestic mountain gorillas, while enjoying exhilarating game drives, boat cruises, and cultural experiences. This safari promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, immersing you in the natural beauty and rich biodiversity of Uganda.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa for Rhino Tracking

Start your journey from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an opportunity to track and observe rhinos in their natural habitat. Continue your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. Upon arrival, visit the top of Murchison Falls, where the Nile River forces its way through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacular waterfall. Experience the awe-inspiring views and the thundering sound of the water as it cascades down the falls. Overnight stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meals Plan: Lunch and Diner

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

Embark on an early morning game drive after your breakfast in Murchison Falls National Park, where you can spot a variety of wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, lions, buffaloes, and various antelope species. After the game drive, return to your accommodation for lunch and some rest. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise along the Nile River to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. You can spot hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species during the cruise. Overnight stay in Murchison Falls National Park.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park via Hoima Cultural Center

Leave Murchison Falls National Park and head to Kibale National Park. En route, stop at Hoima Cultural Center for lunch and to experience the local culture and traditions. Continue your journey to Kibale National Park. Overnight stay near Kibale National Park.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp

Start your day with an exciting chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to observe these intelligent primates up close in their natural habitat. After the trek, visit the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a guided swamp walk. This is an excellent opportunity to spot various bird species and other wildlife. Overnight stay near Kibale National Park.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Leave Kibale National Park and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy a game drive in the park, where you can spot elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes, and other wildlife. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. This offers a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Overnight stay in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: The Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 6: Game Drive in Ishasha Sector for Tree-Climbing Lions

Depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park and head to the Ishasha sector, known for its famous tree-climbing lions. Enjoy a game drive in Ishasha, where you can search for the unique sight of lions lounging in the branches of fig trees. Overnight stay in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: The Bush Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

 Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Enjoy the scenic drive as you pass through beautiful landscapes and local villages. Overnight stay in or near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Rusha Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Experience, Transfer to Bunyonyi for Relaxation

Embark on an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time with a gorilla family in their natural habitat. After the trek, engage in a cultural experience with the Batwa community, learning about their traditional way of life. In the afternoon, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Overnight stay at Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Eco Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Diner

Day 9: Transfer Back to Kampala

After a relaxing morning at Lake Bunyonyi, depart for Kampala, marking the end of your safari.

The journey back to Kampala will offer more opportunities to enjoy the beautiful Ugandan landscapes. Arrive in Kampala, and your safari concludes.

Main Destination: Kampala

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

End of Our 9-Days Best of Ugandan Safari 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Activities and Park Fees
  • English-Speaking Guide

Exclusions:

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional Activities

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