8 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview:

The 8 Days Uganda wildlife Safari  is an excellent safari package that starts with the visit to Murchison Falls through to other major Uganda wildlife and primate parks including Kibale Forest national-Primate Capital of the World and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. The main activities in this Uganda wildlife safari include game drives, launch cruise, bird watching, chimpanzee trekking, hiking and nature walks. The interesting wildlife safari will start & end in Kampala and it offers an opportunity to encounter wildlife species such as white Rhinos, lions, Elephants, giraffes, Hippos, Water bucks, Chimpanzees, hart beasts, as well as black & white colobus monkey ,Red and blue- tailed monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto ,among others.

Safari Highlights:

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Kampala

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park & enroute stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 3: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise, Hike to the fall.

Day 4: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National park

Day 5: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking& Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Tour

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with enroute visit to the Rwenzori Art Foundation, Ruboni Community craft & wax center en route & do afternoon boat Cruise

Day 7: Do morning game drive & Afternoon Chimpanzee trekking

Day 8: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala with enroute Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre& stopover at Uganda Equator Crossing.

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Kampala

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our company driver guide who will transfer you to Kampala at a hotel of your choice for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kampala Serena Hotel (Luxury/Upmarket), Humura Resort (Mid-range),Buziga Country Resort (Budget/Basic)

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park & enroute stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After an early morning breakfast, depart Kampala early morning taking a panoramic drive north-west through the most popular Luwero Triangle. The overland journey of 311kms about 5 hours’ drive will take you through the flat landscapes of Nakasongora with savannah vegetation dotted with long horned Ankole cows .Have stopover  to trek the Rhinos at  Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The Rhino trek may take you 1-2 hours and you will get a unique opportunity of encountering the only white Rhinos protected in Uganda. Have a thrilling Lunch at Kabalega dinner and thereafter proceed with the drive to Murchison Falls National park for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Pakuba Lodge (Mid-Range/Standard), Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Early Morning Game drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise, Hike to the fall.
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Following an early morning cup of coffee, embark on an early morning game drive in the well-organized driving tracks of the delta area, Buligi tracks, Albert and Queen Tracks to search for giraffes, lions, hart beasts, elephants, cape buffalo, waterbucks and many other mammals. You may also encounter different bird species like the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mouse birds, the Secretary bird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters and the Silver Headed Agama. After 3-4 hour game drive, retire back to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, drive to Paraa peninsular to enjoy a boat ride on the placid Victoria Nile to the foot of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. The boat cruise will reward you with the views of the wild game such as Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, when they are drinking on the river side. Disembark from the boat cruise and embark on 45minutes hike through narrow path to the top of the world’s most powerful falls. Upon reaching the top, you will enjoy the roaring sounds of the Nile as it crumbles its head on the impermeable rocks that have narrowed its way to less than 8m for centuries past. Thereafter, retire back to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Pakuba Lodge (Mid-Range/Standard), Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget/Basic).

Day 4: Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National park

Take a relaxed breakfast and thereafter start a scenic drive of 441 kms along the Albertine escarpment with prominent sceneries of the rift valley to Kibale .You will advance through Bulisa which is in the oil region of Uganda and have stopover for lunch in Hoima town. Thereafter, proceed with the drive through the rolling scenic landscape of south western Uganda through Fort portal town Kibale forest national park. Upon your arrival at the park, connect to your pre-booked lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Chimpanzee forest Guest House (Mid-Range/Standard), Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 5: Early Morning Chimpanzee trekking& Afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Tour

This is a day of life time experience, Chimpanzee trekking in the primate capital of the world-Kibale forest national park. Early morning after breakfast, report to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu tourism Centre for an early morning briefing about the etiquettes of chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park .After briefing, an experienced UWA Ranger guide will lead you into the forest trail to trek the Chimpanzees and along the way, the trek will expose you to stunning flora as well as other primate species such as black & white colobus monkey ,Red-tailed and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto. After 2-5 hours of trek, you may come up-close to the chimpanzees and you will be allocated one hour to stay with these human brothers. The Chimpanzees will seduce you in a state of stupefaction as they swing through the branches, make pant hooting calls, play with each other, and imitate your body language along with other features that will make your one full hour with them a life time experience of its own. Disembark from the activity to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, transfer to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for an afternoon tour. The Bigodi wetland walk will expose you to typical eco –tourism encounter in Uganda. The impressive flora and fauna existing along with the local community is indeed rewarding to encounter. The sights of great blue turaco and the Sitatunga may not be missed. Retreat from the activity back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury/upmarket), Chimpanzee forest Guest House (Mid-Range/Standard), Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with enroute visit to the Rwenzori Art Foundation, Ruboni Community craft & wax center en route & do afternoon boat Cruise

After taking an early morning cup of coffee, transfer from Kibale forest national park to Queen Elizabeth National Park .The drive distance of 157kms about 3 hours’ on rough road is very interesting. You will have your first stop at Rwenzori Art foundation which is the only bronze casting center in the whole of African Continent that is situated in the shadows of Rwenzori Mountains. You may participate in the wonderful process of sculpture making of which is the common activity done in the Centre. Proceed to tour the Ruboni community wax & craft center mainly to understand local traditions and the usage of local knowledge to modern development. Thereafter the activity, continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving through the crater which offers you the views of different wildlife such as olive baboons, elephants and not forgetting the magical sceneries before connecting to Mweya for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise which will reward you will the possibilities of meeting the Hippos, Nile crocodiles, other wild game drinking on the channel side and counts of water birds. Retire back to your lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 7: Do morning game drive & Afternoon Chimpanzee trekking
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On this particular day, you will take an early morning breakfast and there after embark on an early morning game drive at 6:30am in the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. After 3 -4 hour game drive covering about 200 kilometers, you will retire back to your lodge for relaxation, memory sharing and lunch. Thereafter, embark on an interesting afternoon chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge that starts from 2:00pm .The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than exploring chimpanzees in their natural environment, the activity stretches an extra mile to teach you about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology. While at the site, you stand a pretty good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins-Chimpanzees as they are habituated. The activity which lasts between 2-3 hours is very rewarding and after the activity, you will retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 8: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala with enroute Traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre& stopover at Uganda Equator Crossing.

Following an early morning breakfast, depart Queen Elizabeth National Park driving back to Kampala Capital City. The overland journey will take you through the rolling winding hills and terraced landscapes of western region. Upon your arrival at Igongo Cultural Centre, you will have your lunch and take 30 minutes tour around Cultural Museum found in the Centre. Thereafter, proceed with the overland journey to Kampala. Have stop over at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where you will enjoy an interesting water experiment, take photos and shop for a souvenir. Afterwards, drive to Kampala and upon arrival, the drive guide will take you back to your Kampala hotel for dinner and overnight or to Entebbe International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.

End of Safari.