10 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Adventure
10 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Adventure: This 10 Days Ngamba Islands, wildlife and gorilla safari will take you to visit the Ngamba Island Sanctuary is a home of about 39 orphaned chimpanzees located on one of Lake Victoria islands called Ngamba and its about 45 minutes’ boat trip to reach the island from Entebbe. Murchison falls national park which is the largest national park and home to the mighty Murchison falls. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is where we find the only existing Rhino species in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is the second largest savannah national park and home to the tree climbing lions. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is the world’s habitant for half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world offering visitors the best experience of gorillas with a maximum adventure for both habituated and semi-habituated gorilla families. Lake Mburo national park which smallest savannah national park with most of the antelope species and also one of the best birding destinations in Uganda. This 10 days Uganda Safaris plan starts and ends in Uganda – Entebbe airport
Safari Highlights of the
- Day 1: Arrival – Hotel
- Day 2: Ngamba Island tour –
- Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park – Ziwa rhino sanctuary
- Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise along the Nile River
- Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
- Day 6: Lion tracking/game drive and Boat cruise
- Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
- Day 8: Gorilla trekking experience.
- Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Boat trip
- Day 10: Game drive – Return to Kampala/Entebbe
Day 1: Arrival – Hotel
Following arrival at Entebbe airport, our company representative together with your guide will be waiting to pick you up and transfer to your hotel Entebbe/2 Friends Guesthouse/Via Via Guesthouse for overnight stay.
Day 2: Ngamba Island tour
After breakfast, take a boat trip to Ngamba Island for the Chimpanzee feeding experience. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, you will be directed to the visitor’s center where you will be given an introduction to the project, its history, residents and their plight.
You will receive an educational orientation by a chimpanzee caregiver and view a feeding of the chimpanzees from the visitors’ raised platform area along the edge of the sanctuary fence. Enjoy lunch and a get on the return boat back to Entebbe where you will be met and transferred to Kampala. Dinner and overnight at
- Luxury option: Protea Hotel Entebbe
- Mid-range option: 2 Friends Guesthouse
- Budget option: Via Via Guesthouse
Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls national park – Rhino tracking
After breakfast, you will be picked up by our company representative/ driver who will drive you to Murchison falls national park, it’s a 5-6 hours’ drive with en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Upon arrival, connect for Rhino tracking experience. It’s a 2-3 hours trekking as view spot the rhinos on foot. Proceed to Murchison falls national park entering through Kichumbanyobo gate from Masindi town. Arrive in the park and continue to visit the Murchison falls before you proceed to your booked to rest. Dinner and overnight stay
- Budget option: Heritage Safari Lodge
- Mid-range option: Pakuba Safari lodge
- Luxury option: Paraa Safari lodge
Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise along the Nile River
Early morning breakfast and then go for a morning game drive at the delta where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others. Return and have lunch then at 2pm, you will go for a launch cruise at the bottom of the Murchison Falls along River Nile, enjoy streaming views of hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.
After the boat cruise at the bottom of the falls, you will hike up the top of the falls where you will be picked up by your driver to return to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at lodge as the above
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast, embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park. It’s about 7-8 hours’ drive with en route lunch in Fort portal town. Proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park and connect to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight at
- Pumba Safari Cottages for budget
- Parkview Safari lodge for mid-range
- Kyambura Gorge lodge for luxury
Day 6: Lion tracking/game drive and Boat cruise
After breakfast early morning, go for a lion tracking experience where you are guaranteed to view the lions, enjoy en-route game drive at Kisenyi area where you will spot a good number of wildlife including Elephants, Buffaloes and all species of antelopes.
After enjoying your lunch at the lodge, go for your boat trip along the Kazinga channel for yet another wildlife/bird watching experience as you cruise on lake Edward/George. Dinner and overnight stay at lodge as above
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
After breakfast, drive out of the park to connect to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park (home of Uganda Mountain Gorillas). It’s a 5-7 hours’ drive depending on your gorilla trekking sector. Dinner and overnight stay at
- Budget option: Bakiga lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
- Mid-range option: Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/Buhoma Haven lodge
- Luxury option: Mahogany springs lodge/Nkuringo gorilla lodge
Day 8: Gorilla trekking experience.
Wake up early, have breakfast and connect to the forest with your packed food and water. The briefing from the park warden about the gorillas starts at 8 am where your will be guided on highlights about the way of life of the gorillas you will be tracking. The hike can take anything from 2-8 hours. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 6 meters away. Return to the lodge to unwind and dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Boat trip
After having breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo national park. It is smallest national park in Uganda with fewer animals to view. It’s a 5 hours’ drive from Bwindi forest with en-route lunch. Proceed to explore a bit more the lake on a boat trip Return for lunch before you check-in your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Other optional activities to explore Horseback riding or mountain biking or walking safari
- Luxury option – Mihingo Lodge
- Mid-range option – Mpogo Lodge/Rwakobo Rock lodge
- Budget option – Eagles Nest Lodge
Day 10: Game drive – Return to Kampala/Entebbe
Early morning after breakfast, head out for in search for the early risers on a good day you may spot the lions and the leopards are actually rarely seen and it will be by luck to find them. Do not forget to carry your camera in order to keep all your memories forever intact and also to ensure not to miss out a detail on your amazing game drive and find animals such as the Impalas, Zebras, Waterbucks, Oribi, buffaloes, Giraffes to mention a few. Thereafter, proceed back to Kampala with en route lunch and stop at the Equator. Arrive in Kampala/Entebbe late afternoon and connect to the airport for drop flight back.
End of the 10 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Adventure