11 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari


The 11 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari trip includes visits to four of the country’s most well-liked game parks and the stunning Lake Bunyonyi for an incredible opportunity to see some of Africa’s most renowned animals. The safari begins with a trip to the national park of Murchison Falls, where guests can go on wildlife drives, boat tours, and view the impressive falls. You will next travel to Kibale National Park for an incredible meeting with man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee. The “primate’s capital of the globe” is Kibale. It is conceivably the best location on earth for chimpanzee tracking is Kibale National Park, there are also other 12 different species of primates. Thereafter, you will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for two game drives, a launch excursion, and the chance to see the Ishasha tree climbing lions. The Kasenyi plains serve as the starting point for the first game drive, while the Ishasha plains serve as the finishing point. A launch cruise along the renowned Kazinga channel is offered in between for one of the best opportunities to see wildlife in Africa. It’s important to note how stunning the scenery is in western Uganda. Visitors will be astounded by everything, from the boundless savanna grasslands in Queen Elizabeth National Park to the breathtaking views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

11 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari, You will travel from Queen Elizabeth National Park to the vast Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to experience gorilla trekking. Colobus monkeys, butterflies, forest hogs, forest elephants, and an incredible variety of birds all call Bwindi’s dense jungles home. In Bwindi, gorilla trekking continues to be the most popular activity. The expedition continues to Lake Bunyonyi after seeing the gorillas and the Batwa pygmies. This lake, which is surrounded by roughly 20 little islands, offers some of the most beautiful views in Uganda. Due of its stunning natural surroundings, it is a favorite among travelers looking to unwind after or in between arduous safaris. You will depart for your final wildlife adventure in Lake Mburo National Park for further game drives and boat cruises after relaxing, island hopping, and canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi. The 11-day Uganda wildlife safari will attract birders, primatologists, culture enthusiasts, and those who just like animals in general.

Tour highlights

  • Day 1: Game drives in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and National Park.
  • Day 2: Boat cruises in Murchison Falls Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and National Park.
  • Day 3: Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National park
  • Day 5: Visiting the Bigodi wetlands
  • Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Day 7:Visiting the Batwa Pygmies

    Price Includes:

    • Gorilla permits
    • Chimpanzee permits
    • Transportation in a tour van
    • Frequent English speaking Guide
    • Park entry fees
    • Game drives and boat cruises
    • Cultural encounters
    • All activities mentioned in the itinerary

    Price Excludes:

    • Personal expenses like Alcoholic soft drinks Cigars Laundry
    • Tips to porters, hotel staff, rangers and Guides
    • Phone expenses
    • Health and personal insurance

Itinary in details

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then wait for your driver or guide. He will give you a tour overview and explain what to expect. The driver will first make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino refuge before continuing on to the Murchison Falls. Murchison falls are the source of the name for the Murchison Falls National Park. The falls are created when the Nile River flows through a small gorge and then burst into a massive fall. After that, it becomes calmer and keeps flowing toward South Sudan. Incredible biodiversity can be seen in the region immediately behind the falls. Around this section of the river, hundreds of birds, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, antelopes, and elephants can be observed. Savanna plains, grasslands, forests, and riverine forest make up the larger Murchison Falls Conservation region. Furthermore, lions, chimpanzees, and the well-known Uganda Kob live in the park. In the past, several rhinos could be found grazing freely in some of Uganda’s national parks. They were unfortunately killed by poachers who wanted their priceless horns. The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary received the few survivors.

You will continue your journey after touring the sanctuary to Masindi town for lunch and then the National Park. Once you get there, the driver will take you to the top of the Murchison Falls. This will be a fantastic chance to see the Nile River squeeze through a little valley before plummeting 40 meters in a loud explosion. After the fall, the river resumes its tranquil course. This serene area is teeming with life, from enormous terrestrial beasts to aquatic birds and reptiles.

Accommodation options Includes; Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge for Luxury accommodation. If you choose mid-range accommodation, the lodge will be either Fort Murchison or Pakuba Safari Lodge. The budget hotels are Red Chilli Hideaway and Murchison River Lodge.

Get up really early, take a shower, and have breakfast. At around six in the morning, the driver will pick you up to take you on a morning game drive through the savanna plains. For the purpose of spotting giraffes, buffaloes, waterbucks, hartebeest, and the Uganda Kob, a game drive will be conducted on the Nyamsika plateau. The endangered sitatunga, oribi, bush duikers, warthogs, Bohor reedbuck, bush pigs, hyenas, lions, and leopards are more creatures to keep an eye out for. In Uganda and the Murchison Falls National Park, baboons are fairly common. You will return to your lodge for lunch and refreshments following your morning game drive as you wait to board your afternoon Nile cruise. Hippos and crocodiles can be seen in great numbers in the Nile River. It is also among the top locations in Uganda for spotting birds. Birdwatchers will be astounded by the diversity on exhibit, which includes the remarkable shoebill stork, addle-bill stork, cormorants, Egyptian geese, goliath heron, hornbills, kingfishers, pelicans, and bee-eaters. The boat will approach the “Devil’s Cauldron” area closely so that tourists can capture pictures of the stunning Murchison Falls.

Accommodation options Includes; Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge for Luxury accommodation. If you choose mid-range accommodation, the lodge will be either Fort Murchison or Pakuba Safari Lodge. The budget hotels are Red Chilli Hideaway and Murchison River Lodge.

Start your long trail to Kibale National Park early in the morning. Driving through the distinctive African countryside will take you past rural communities like Hoima and Fort Portal as well as typical farms and homesteads. You will be astounded by the surroundings and breath-taking views of the Rwenzori Mountains as you approach Fort Portal.

National park contains 13 different kinds of primates, including chimpanzees, baboons, vervet monkeys, red Colobus monkeys, grey mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys, bush infants, and pottos. In the park, over 335 different bird species have been identified, with the Prirogrine’s ground thrush being the only one that is native to the woodland. The forest is also home to buffalo, antelopes, enormous forest hogs, and little, hairy forest elephants. As you get to Kibale National Park, check into your hotel and get some refreshments. Your driver will transport you to the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary for a late-afternoon tour.

Dinner and an overnight stay at either Primate Lodge for luxury or Kibale Forest Camp for budget and midrange travelers.

Get up early for breakfast, and then get ready to go to the visitor’s center for a briefing. The park rangers will impart knowledge on how to interact with the chimpanzees and behave around them. The most chimpanzees in Africa that have been trained live in Kibale. In the forest are about 13 different primate species. Because of this, you should prepare to see other birds, butterflies, primates, and other forest animals. It takes two to three hours to trek with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. You will be driven back to the hotel for lunch and refreshments after spending time with the primates. The driver will then set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth national park is the most frequented park in Uganda. Very diverse wildlife may be seen in the park, its scenery, physical features, and landscape are what really set it apart from other parks. Earth movements throughout millions of years have produced crater lakes, incredible gorges like Kyambura, savanna plains, escarpments, valleys, and lush forests like Maramagambo, marshes, and much more. One can find unusual tree climbing lions, chimpanzees, hippos, leopards, hyenas, gigantic forest pigs, Colobus monkeys, Blue monkeys, baboons, and Red Tailed monkeys in Queen Elizabeth National Park, to name a few.

Get up early, eat breakfast, and then wait for your driver to pick you up for the early morning game drive. Predators like lions, hyenas, and leopards may be seen making their way back to their dens after nighttime hunting during this wildlife drive across the Kasenyi plains. Elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Defassa waterbucks, bushbucks, and topis are among the other animals you’ll see. Immediately following the game drive, the driver will transport you back to the hotel for lunch and refreshments. After that, you’ll go on an afternoon boat tour along the Kazinga Channel. Between Lake George and Lake Edward is a 42-kilometer-long canal. The number of hippos in the waterway is among the highest in all of Africa. It draws the majority of the park’s wildlife and is a haven for birdwatchers.

Accommodation options includes; Cana Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge for luxury travelers. Mid-range or moderate travelers may find Bush Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Ihamba Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort and Enganzi Lodge interesting. The budget lodges are Simba Safari Camp, Kazinga Channel View Lodge and Bush Lodge./p>

Accommodation Options Includes; Jacana Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, or Katara Lodge for luxury travelers. Mid-range or moderate travelers may find Bush Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Ihamba Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort and Enganzi Lodge interesting. The budget lodges are Simba Safari Camp, Kazinga Channel View Lodge and Bush Lodge.

Get up early and wait for the Guide to begin the trip to Bwindi. As you travel, you’ll pass through the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you can observe many other park creatures as well as the renowned tree-climbing lions of Uganda. Tourists can participate in lion tracking in the Kasenyi area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park is relatively unexplored however offers a unique environment and vegetation. You will continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after seeing the lions and other park creatures. The world’s largest mountain gorilla population is found in Bwindi. In addition, the park is home to 400 different plant species, 346 different bird species, 120 different animal species, and 202 different butterfly species.

Accommodation and Dinner will be at Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge. The midrange lodges are Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Resort Bwindi and for Luxury Buhoma Lodge and Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Get up early and eat breakfast before waiting for the driver to take you to the park office for a briefing. Around 7:30 in the morning, a briefing is held that includes information on park history, gorilla trekking regulations, facts on mountain gorillas, and more. The Rangers will present you with hiking sticks following the briefing. Following the briefing, Gorilla groups are assigned based on hikers’ general fitness. After everything is ready, you will be taken to the forest to look for primates. Depending on whatever gorilla group you are given, gorilla tracking can take anywhere from one to six hours. Before you locate the primates, you must travel through dense vegetation, valleys, hills, and a number of forest pathways. The journey provides chances to see birds, butterflies, and other forest species. You are only permitted to spend an hour with the primates after you find them. At the completion of the walk, each participant is given a certificate of participation.

After spending time with the gorillas, you will return to the beginning location where your guide or driver will be waiting for you. After that, you’ll return to the hotel for lunch and refueling. During that evening, the driver will take you to see the Batwa pygmies.

The driver/guide will begin the trip to Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast. One of the most romantic spots to visit in Uganda is the Lake and its surrounding islands. The lake is, one of the deepest in all of Africa, is located not far from the Rwandan border. Many national parks in Uganda and Rwanda are nearby Lake Bunyonyi. It is a great place to unwind after or during a protracted safari in Uganda, Rwanda, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Relaxation, birding, island hopping, swimming, canoeing, and nature walks are the major pursuits at Lake Bunyonyi.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Acadia cabins, Bunyonyi Overland Resort (budget), and Bunyonyi Resort (mid-range) (Luxury).

You should get up whenever you want to and talk with the driver about your plans for the day. You can take a stroll around the lake’s surrounding hills. The Lake is surrounded by lush, year-round foliage, making it ideal for nature hikes, primate gazing, and bird watching. Following your strolls, you can go canoeing and explore the various islands in the lake. Most are inhabited by humans and some even have schools. This is a great opportunity to talk to the locals and learn how they survive on the island.

Once you’ve had your fill of Lake Bunyonyi and the breathtaking surroundings, the driver will take you to Lake Mburo National Park; you will have lunch in Mbarara. The smallest savanna national park in Uganda is Lake Mburo, which has a total area of 371 sq. km. The park is renowned for having a big antelope population because there aren’t as many predators to keep their numbers in control. The only park where one can embark on a walking, quad bike, or horseback safari is Lake Mburo. The park contains the highest density of zebras in Uganda and the best possibilities to see leopards. After you get to the park, check into your hotel and get ready to board the 2-hour Lake Mburo boat ride in the afternoon. You will have the chance to see waterfowl, crocodiles, and hippos while on the boat excursion, all from the protection of the vessel.

Accommodation and Dinner will be at t Arcadia Cottages, Mantana Lake Mburo Camp for Luxury, Rwakobo rock and Lake Mburo Safari Lodge for mid-range and Eagles Nest Camp or Rwonya rest camp for Budget.

Get up and get ready for the final significant activity of your journey. You will be turned over to the knowledgeable park rangers so they may take you on a walking and wildlife drive safari. If you’re on a walking safari, the rangers will lead you to look for antelope and predator tracks using clues left by their footprints and droppings. Impalas, warthogs, zebras, and elands are just a few of the park creatures that you can expect to see. You will be transported back to the lodge for lunch following the walking safari or game drive before beginning the trip back to Kampala or Entebbe. At the middle of Kayabwe, where the Equator divides the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern, there will be a stopover. Take advantage to visit the craft stores and take pictures of you at this significant monument. The vehicle will make a stop to the Royal Drum Manufacturers facility in Mpigi, if time allows. Large ceremonial drums from the Buganda Kingdom are made here by regional artisans. They employ techniques, tools, and skills that have been handed down for hundreds of years. Arrival will be late in the afternoon in Kampala or Entebbe.

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