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8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview

This 8 day Uganda wildlife adventure safari takes you to Uganda’s main national parks including Murchison-Falls national park where you will see Africa’s Big Five animals, Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing and a launch cruise, Kibale Forest National park where you will track chimpanzees and Lake Bunyonyi in the south western Uganda.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park.

Day 2: morning game drive & afternoon Launch cruise

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National park

Day 4: Chimp tracking, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 5: Morning Game Drive, Explore Katwe Salt Lake

Day 6: Travel to Bwindi national park

Day 7: Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison falls national park.

Today morning your safari guide-driver from Travel Gorge Tours will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and start you on the journey to Murchison falls national park. You will have lunch in the town of Masindi but also relish in the gorgeous scenic views as you drive through the beautiful countryside on this trip. You will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will track the Rhinos (optional activity) and later arrive in the park. As you transfer to your accommodation, you enjoy a game drive to see a number of animals such as buffaloes, elephants, kobs, lions and far more.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), or Pakuba game lodge (Midrange), or Red Chilli Rest camp (Budget)

Day 2: morning game drive & afternoon Launch cruise

At the lodge, take your breakfast early in the morning and then continue for your game drive. You will have an opportunity to have fun from seeing numerous wildlife like buffaloes, birds, leopards, lions, elephants to mention but a few. After having lunch in the afternoon, proceed for the boat cruise and get a chance to see a number of species such as birds, hippos, crocodiles and far more. You will later climb to the top of the falls before returning to your accommodation for dinner and the overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), or Pakuba game lodge (Midrange), or Red Chilli Rest camp (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National park

Be ready for a whole day drive to Kibaale National park after taking breakfast at the lodge, lunch will be taken in the town of Fort Portal and you can also appreciate the special crater lakes when you visit the Amabeere caves. You will later advance to Kibaale national park where you will spend the night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Primate Lodge (luxury), or Kibale Forest Camp (Midrange), or Rwenzori View guest house (Budget)

Day 4: Chimp tracking, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

You will go for a briefing at the headquarters of Kibale forest national park after having an early breakfast. Enjoy the chimpanzee tracking adventure in this rich and breathtaking forest. The chimpanzees are some of the primates you will be able to spot at a good angle in addition to others such as the Blue and Red-tailed monkeys, the L’hoests plus the Colobus. You will further more see the grey cheeked Mangabeys jumping from one tree to another in the thick forest plus numerous tiny insects, bird species as well as butterflies. when you eventually meet them, the guide will allow you an hour to observe and discover more about the daily lives of the chimps and try to get to know them, you will also be allowed to take photographs, but please don not forget to turn your camera flash-light off.  Afterwards, you will go get your luggage from the lodge and head out to Queen Elizabeth national park driving through the town of Kasese with the majestic Rwenzori Mountain in the background.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Mweya safari lodge (luxury), or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Midrange), or Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 5: Morning Game Drive, Explore Katwe Salt Lake

Get up early morning and have a lovely breakfast. In order to see many animals that get up early like the buffaloes, birds, kobs, lions, antelopes, elephants and so many others, you need to be ready for a game drive at the break of dawn. Pack your lunch and then head out to the salty lake of Katwe. In the afternoon after lunch, continue for a boat cruise in order to see hippos, birds, crocodiles and far more. As you head back towards the lodge later on in the evening, you can have fun on a game drive around the park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Mweya safari lodge (luxury), or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Midrange), or Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 6: Travel to Bwindi national park

After taking breakfast at the lodge Head out to Bwindi Gorilla park driving through the Ishasha sector. You will have an opportunity of sighting multiple animals such as the red Topis, oribis, water bucks as well as the lions that climb trees. You will enjoy a packed lunched along the way and finally arrive in Bwindi later in the evening.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Gorilla safari Lodge (luxury), or Bakiga Lodge (Midrange), or Broadbill Forest camp (Budget)

Day 7: Gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Very early morning, you will transfer to at the headquarters of the park at the break of dawn for a briefing from the rangers of the park about the rules and regulations when setting out on the gorilla trekking adventure. Continue to the forest for a once in a life time adventure. Basing on the gorillas’ movements, this activity can last for one to five hours. You will get time to observe and take photographs of the great apes before leaving the gorilla habitat. Later drive to Lake Bunyonyi NP where you will have a canoe ride and spend the night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Arcadia cottages (luxury), or Bunyonyi safaris resort (Midrange), or Supreme Adventure park (Budget)

Day 8: Departure to Kampala

Have breakfast and begin the journey to Kampala, have a stopover at the Igongo cultural center where you will have lunch, and at the Uganda equator for experiments as well as pictures. Once in Kampala, you will be dropped at a hotel of your preference or at the Entebbe airport for your departure flight. This will mark the end of your safari.

Tour includes

Full board accommodation as per itinerary

All meals indicated in the itinerary

Service of an English-speaking driver guide

Ground transport in a 4WD safari Vehicle

Bottled drinking water in the car

Game Drives

Gorilla Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking

Launch Cruise on the Nile

Boat rides

Tour excludes

Personal expenses on drinks, telephone, laundry etc

Tips to porters and driver/ guide

Insurance

Airfares

All activities mentioned as optional

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