Destination

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Duration
10 Days 9 Nights
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Tour Type
Adventure
Chimpanzee Tracking
Couple
Gorilla Trekking
Hiking
Wildlife
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Group Size
Unlimited
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Tour Guide
Professional
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Uganda

Discover Uganda’s Wildlife and Nature: A 10-Day Expedition

Uganda Safari – Your Ugandan adventure begins with a journey to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, a detour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers a unique encounter with these majestic creatures. Expect thrilling game drives and a scenic launch trip to witness the grandeur of the falls from its base. Next, proceed to Kibale National Park for an enthralling chimpanzee trekking expedition.

Continuing your expedition, leave Kibale and head to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy immersive game drives amidst diverse wildlife and embark on a memorable launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. Transitioning to Bwindi, prepare for the ultimate gorilla trekking experience in the heart of the forest.

Following this remarkable encounter, visit Lake Mburo, exploring its scenic landscapes and wildlife. Finally, conclude your adventure in Entebbe, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories garnered from Uganda’s diverse natural wonders, from encountering rhinos to tracking chimpanzees and gorillas, enjoying game drives, scenic cruises, and exploring the unique ecosystems of these national parks.

Destinations
Uganda 
Start Entebbe (Day 1)
Day 1 Kampala (City)
Day 2-3 Murchison Falls NP
Day 4-5 Kibale NP (Chimps)
Day 6-7 Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 8 Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Day 9 Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
End Entebbe (Entebbe) (Day 10)
Travel Style Mid-Range
Country Uganda
Included
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • 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)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
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
Travel With Bus

Details

You will arrive in Uganda and travel to Murchison Falls National Park. Expect a detour visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, game drive and launch trip to the bottom of the falls. Thereafter, transfer to Kibale National Park for the chimp trekking experience. Exit Kibale and go to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will enjoy game drives plus a launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. Transfer to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla experience. From Bwindi, visit Lake Mburo before concluding in Entebbe.

Upon landing at Entebbe International Airport, you'll receive a warm welcome from a Ngoni Safaris Uganda guide/driver, introducing you to Uganda, the renowned "Pearl of Africa." Subsequently, you'll be transferred to your chosen accommodation. If your arrival is early, consider a complimentary city tour guided by our team. Your lodge, nestled atop Buziga Hill, offers picturesque views of Lake Victoria. Situated off Route 109, it's conveniently located 4km from Ggaba Beach and 10km from Kabaka’s Palace. The lodge's comfortable and breezy rooms include balconies, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and en suite bathrooms, accompanied by complimentary Wi-Fi. Amenities encompass a restaurant, a bar, and a terrace showcasing stunning lake vistas, as well as an inviting outdoor pool.
Your designated driver will collect you from your lodging for an exciting journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The park encompasses the thundering rapids of the Murchison and sprawling plains of Uganda's largest national park, offering glimpses of lions, giraffes, hartebeests, buffalo, and elephants. Witness the remarkable congregation of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Bird enthusiasts will delight in the park's 450 bird species, including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf kingfisher, white-thighed hornbill, and the impressive Goliath heron. En route, a detour leads to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, granting an opportunity for at least an hour of thrilling rhino tracking. A stopover in Masindi allows you to relish a delightful lunch before continuing to the park. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation, allowing for a relaxing evening amidst the park's natural beauty.
Following breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive across the expansive plains of Uganda’s largest national park. Marvel at sightings of lions, giraffes, hartebeests, buffalo, and elephants. Bird enthusiasts will appreciate spotting species like the secretary bird and the black-chested snake eagle. Return to your accommodation for a satisfying lunch. In the afternoon, venture on a scenic launch/boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, offering views of hippos, crocodiles, and various water birds. Optionally, partake in a strenuous hike to the falls' summit, an exhilarating experience with breathtaking views. Only forego this opportunity if necessary. Return to your accommodation for a relaxing evening, reflecting on the day's incredible wildlife encounters.

Have breakfast in the morning and depart for Kibale Forest National Park. Have lunch at Fort Portal and proceed in the view of the Rwenzori Mountains. You'll also have a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to see various bird species, butterflies and primates. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Bigodi.

Today, immerse yourself in the renowned Kibale National Park by tracking its most famed residents—the chimpanzees. Sharing 98% of human genes, these primates stand as our closest relatives, with roughly 5,000 left in Uganda's wilds. The chimpanzee trek follows well-maintained trails within the park, home to an incredibly diverse range of primates, unmatched in East Africa. Beyond the delightful chimpanzees, encounter red Colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, and the black and white Colobus monkey. Spot olive baboons, bush babies, and nocturnal pottos. Post-tracking, enjoy a guided walk through the enchanting swamps of Bigodi.
Enjoy a leisurely morning at your lodge before continuing your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Situated at the foot of the stunning Rwenzori Mountain range and bordered by Lake Edward and Lake George, it stands as Uganda’s second-largest park. The park boasts an abundance of wildlife, including gazelles, Uganda kob, warthogs, and waterbucks. Lions are frequently spotted within and around the park, while hippos and elephants are prevalent. Keep a keen lookout for the elusive leopard basking in the sun. Later in the afternoon, embark on a thrilling game drive within the park to observe its diverse wildlife. Nestled in a remarkable location, Parkview Safari Lodge showcases a unique design crafted from locally sourced materials and skillfully assembled by artisans from the neighboring community.
Prepare for an early start as we kick off the day with coffee, tea, and donuts served at the lounge before embarking on an extensive morning game drive, catching the first light of the sunrise. Venture out to explore the park's wildlife, encountering elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Ugandan kobs, and numerous warthogs. Later in the afternoon, delight in a captivating boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, connecting Lake George and Lake Albert. Prepare to witness an abundance of hippos, an impressive array of animals frequenting the waterholes for drinking or bathing—including buffaloes, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a vibrant array of beautiful birds. This unforgettable experience promises to be a tour highlight. Following the boat safari, return to the lodge through the park's scenic routes.
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park—renowned for its elusive tree-climbing lions, with a sighting chance of about 70%. While their presence can be challenging to spot, catching a glimpse of these majestic creatures hunting in the grasslands is a remarkable sight. Proceed onward to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a significant habitat for Uganda's mountain gorillas, housing an estimated 400 individuals—nearly half of the global population. Upon arrival, settle into your accommodation and unwind, preparing for the upcoming Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure scheduled for the following day.
Following an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, venture into the gorilla sanctuary for an unforgettable adventure. The rainforest's beauty is breathtaking, characterized by steep, dense landscapes crisscrossed with animal trails for tourist access. The trek duration and terrain vary based on the gorillas' movements. Once a gorilla group is found, you'll have a precious hour to observe these gentle, endangered giants—a thrilling and memorable experience. Return to your lodge for lunch, then check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is adorned by lush, terraced hills reaching heights of 2,200 – 2,478 meters, but its allure lies in the 29 enchanting islands scattered across its waters. The captivating sight of these diverse islands makes Lake Bunyonyi truly magical—an idyllic setting that could captivate you for hours on end.
Following breakfast, complete your check-out and commence your journey back to Entebbe Airport for your departure. Don't miss the chance to stop at the Uganda Equator line mark, capturing memorable safari photos in the 'Pearl of Africa.' Then, proceed to Entebbe Airport with your driver/guide. We appreciate your choice in Ngoni Safaris Uganda and hope to welcome you back—or any referrals—in the future. Thank you for choosing us! Safe travels.

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