10-Day Best of Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

On your 10 days safari in Uganda, you will experience the famous Big Five, enjoy the unforgettable chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale Forest National Park and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Other places to visit include Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary among others.

10days gorilla and wildlife

Day 1

Arrival and Transfer to Your Hotel

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our company driver guide who will brief you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Entebbe Hotel as you truly relax from the jet lag and prepare for the next day’s adventure. Meal plan: Dinner.

Day 2

Transfer to Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Early in the morning, the driver will pick you up from your hotel and brief you before heading out to Murchison Falls which is in the northern part of Uganda. Along the way, you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda. This will help you have a complete feel of the African Big Five mammals, as it is the rhinos, out of the Big Five that are missing in Murchison Falls National Park. You will go for a trek around the sanctuary on foot. You will have lunch at the sanctuary and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. You will then embark on an exciting road trip to Murchison Falls, arriving in the evening. After checking in at the lodge, your safari guide will lead you for the game drive in Murchison Falls National Park in the lookout for the nocturnal and night grassers like lions, hyenas, and leopards among others. Afterwards, proceed back to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Day 3

Morning Game Drive- Boat Cruise and Hike to the Top of the fall

After an early morning warm-up tea/coffee, you will transfer for a game drive to the northern bank in search of animals like lions, giraffes, oribis, elephants, Jackson’s hartebeests, Uganda kobs, and buffaloes among other animals and bird species. You will then return to the lodge in time for lunch and relax preparing for yet an exciting activity in the afternoon. After lunch, transfer for a three-hour boat ride on the Nile River to the bottom of the falls where you will have the opportunity to view animals. Crocodiles and hippos are in the water while buffaloes, waterbucks, and elephants are often seen on the river bank grazing and drinking water. You will then have to hike to the top of the falls for a clear view of the falls. Return to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 4

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park- The Primates' Capital

After a healthy breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park, the capital world of primates such as chimpanzees, baboons, and monkeys, with en-route lunch meals. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for relaxation. Later in the day, you shall transfer to the Bigodi Wetlands, situated on the eastern edge of the forest. You shall have a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species. You will retire for the day at the lodge.

Day 5

Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Community Walk

Kibale National Park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies while on this safari. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. In the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi Village and Wetland known for its rich diversity of birds and primates, depending on time availability. By taking this tour, you are contributing to the development of this community because the proceeds are used to build schools and offer small loans.

Day 6

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Crater Lake Visit

Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife experience in the plain of Kasenyi. The drive will take us through views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges en route. On arrival in the park, we shall have a small game drive as we proceed to the lodge for lunch. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge.

Day 7

Game Drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate seeing the famous Big Five including buffalos, elephants, lions, and other mammals such as giant forest hogs, bushbucks, kobs, hyenas, and waterbucks. In the afternoon hours, you will partake in a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. You will appreciate the high scores of elephants, hippos, buffalos, and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen including the rare shoebill. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge.

Day 8

Tree-Climbing Lions in Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Land for the Batwa Community Walk

You'll transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi. This area is known for its tree-climbing lions. In Ishasha, we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis and African elephants plus to hopefully get the lions high in the fig tree branches. You will have lunch in Ishasha and continue with the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here you will experience a change in the landscape from flat savanna, via cultivated hills to jungle-covered mountains. Upon arrival in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will head for the cultural tour to the Batwa forest pygmies community to experience their lifestyle and enjoy their excellent traditional dance. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge. Meal Plan: All meals are included.

Day 9

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast and briefing by park ranger guides, depart with picnic lunch boxes to start the trekking. The activity can last up to 4 hours or more to find the Mountain gorillas as you hike up and down slippery slopes with dense mist-covered vegetation. Hence, you will have a packed lunch for this activity. This active quest will eventually bring you to the face of one of the most sought-after creatures, the mountain gorillas. Upon reaching them, you will have a full hour with them while observing and learning their behaviour as you take photos. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the lodge.

Day 10

Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Entebbe Airport via the Equator Line

After having an early breakfast, go for a morning horseback ride in Lake Mburo National Park. This park is famous for zebras, impalas, giraffes, elands, Cape buffalos, and many tropical bird species. Afterwards, check out of the hotel and transfer to Entebbe International Airport to readily catch your travel back home in the evening as you say farewell to the pearl of Africa! But along the way, you will make a stopover at the Equator line to have an authentic feel of standing at Latitude 00. Thank you for visiting Uganda.

Affordable Tour Rates

Rates are per person and exclude international flights from/to your home country.
This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 16 receive a discount.

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • 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
  • Roundtrip 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.)
  • Government-imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)


$3,069

Methods of Payment

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