10 Day Best of Uganda Safari

(9 Nights/ 10 Days)

TU04 - $3800 pp

Day 1 - Entebbe Botanical Gardens & Kampala Historical Tours

We will pick you up from your Kampala hotel and drive you to Entebbe (which means �the seat� in Luganda) for a tour of the extensive Botanical Gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria introduces you to a variety of the vegetation found across Uganda from huge trees and tropical shrubs to many types of grasses. At the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, experts in wildlife rehabilitation will discuss conservation efforts in Uganda with special regard to the chimpanzees and gorillas. After lunch, visit the Uganda Museum in Kampala for further introductions to the cultural and natural history of the country. Then visit other significant sites in Kampala including the Kasubi Tombs and Nommo Gallery. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel of your choice.

Day 2 - Lake Mburo National Park

At 6.00 am early morning breakfast, then depart Kampala for Lake Mburo National Park, stopping at the Equator Crossing point for an opportunity to take photographs. On the way to Lake Mburo, you pass papyrus swamps and pockets of tropical forest and have some opportunity to leave your vehicle for a closer look at these natural habitats. Learn more about the village settlements you pass and the changes that have occurred on the specific environments surrounding the area. Enter Lake Mburo National Park. for a game drive and boat trip. See zebra and other grazers as well as a plenitude of birdlife. Packed Picnic lunch is provided. In the afternoon visit the Park�s nature study centre. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Day 3 - Kigezi Highlands & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, head for the Kigezi highlands in the south-western corner of Uganda. The scenery is spectacular with steep hillsides terraced for growing matoke (green bananas), the Buganda staple food. You proceed to the dense tropical forest of the appropriately named Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in time for lunch at the camp. After lunch, take a nature walk along the forest edge or relax at the camp. Park rangers discuss various aspects of conservation and gorilla behavior. Dinner and Overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Day 4 - Gorilla Tracking At Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast your guides will brief you before you begin your hike to view the gorillas. Set out on your journey for an intimate interaction with the endangered gentle giants. The forest is rich with tropical vegetation, a host of butterflies, many species of birds and a variety of lesser primates. Boxed lunches are provided. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Day 5 - Ruhija National Park

The Morning visit to Ruhija sector of the rainforest commences soon after breakfast. At the Forest Centre for Ecology, guides give a lecture on the ecology and wildlife of the area. Walk in the rain forest with the knowledgeable research personnel who are able to add to your appreciation and understanding of your exotic surroundings. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the forest. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Day 6 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, Depart Ruhija rainforest for a visit to Ishasha � located in a beautiful sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is wide-open savannah country dotted with flat-topped acacia trees, an incredible contrast in vegetation after the dense equatorial forest of Ruhija. In this quiet wilderness you can see nature at its best as well as the tree-climbing lions for which this area is most famous. After a packed lunch you drive northwards heading to Mweya. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Day 7 - Kazinga Channel

Your day begins with the excitement of an early morning sunrise game drive, after which you return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast visit the Institute of Ecology and receive a professional explanation on the ecology of the park and its different animals. After lunch, enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, a channel that Lakes Edward and George. See wild game in their natural habitat including hippopotamus and water birds. Depart the Park in the early evening and drive through Kasese town to Fort Portal. Enjoy the sunset over the Rwenzori Mountains en-route. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge of your choice.

Day 8 - Murchisons Falls National Park

After Breakfast you depart Fort Portal and drive through the rural, rolling countryside of the Toro Kingdom heading towards Murchison Falls National Park. Stop for lunch in Hoima, then proceed on towards the source of River Nile, to Sambiya River Lodge, which is beautifully situated on a tributary of the Nile within Murchisons Falls National Park. This will be your base for the final two nights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge of your choice.

Day 9 - Murchisons Falls National Park

Spend a memorable full day at Murchison Falls National Park. Start by crossing the Nile River for an early game drive on the northern bank of the river. Animals frequently spotted here include Uganda kob, hartebeest, elephants, Rothchild�s giraffe, Cape buffalo, topi and lion. After lunch, the afternoon�s activities include a boat cruise up the River Nile, offering a chance to see crocodiles, hippopotamus, giraffe and more, plus the many birds living along the river, including the famous Shoebill stork. If you would like to get off the boat and hike up to the top of the fall, there are spectacular views to be photographed! Alternatively you can drive and visit the top of the magnificent Murchison Falls on the way back to the Lodge. If it appeals to you, cool off in an intimate pool above the fall (or you can wait and enjoy the swimming pool at the Lodge). Return to the Lodge for the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge of your choice.

Day 10 - Pabidi Forest -Kampala

After an early breakfast, proceed to the cool and dense Pabidi Forest for a final walk with the animals of the forest, and a final chance to see chimpanzee and experience the exotic calls of tropical birds. Afterwards, drive towards Kampala via Masindi, where you will stop for lunch. The town is rich in political and cultural history. Arrive your Kampala hotel in the late afternoon.

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