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10 Day Highlights of Uganda Big 5

Highlights

This safari will take you to Uganda’s national parks. Game drive and launch trip to the bottom of the falls at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After that, travel to Kibale National Park for chimp trekking and amabereganyinamwiru in Fort Port before heading to Semuliki National Park. Exit Kibale and travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel before transferring to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla experience. National Park of Lake Mburo.

Itenary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda and spend the night in Kampala.

    When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, our safaris driver/guide will greet you and welcome you to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. You will be taken to the hotel that you have reserved. If you arrive in Uganda early, you can take a city tour of Kampala.

Day 2: Rhino tracking in Zziwa.

    Rhino Sanctuary followed by transfers to Murchison Falls National Park Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Murchison Falls. The roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls, as well as the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park, where you can see lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants, are among the park’s highlights. The concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles here will undoubtedly fascinate you. Murchison Falls is home to nearly 450 different bird species, including the dwarf kingfisher and the Goliath heron, among others. Visit the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary along the way. While you’re here, you’ll have at least one hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be Masindi, where you will have lunch. Return to the park and check into your lodging to unwind for the evening.

Day 3: Game Drive.

    Morning breakfast, followed by a game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park, where you will have the opportunity to see lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants, among other animals. This area is home to a variety of birds, including the secretary bird and the black-chested snake eagle, to name a few. You will have lunch at Paraa Safari Lodge after which you will embark on a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, where you will be able to see more animals such as hippos and crocodiles as well as a variety of water birds. Continue on to the top of the falls for a hike (if desired). The hike may be difficult, but the rush of reaching the summit is unforgettable. Only miss it if you absolutely have to. Return to your lodging and unwind for the evening.

Day 4: Depart Murchison Falls for Kibale Forest National Park

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart immediately for Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is breathtakingly beautiful, passing through villages, lush green countryside, and hills dotted with tea plantations, all of which are typical of this region of Uganda. Chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, and red tailed monkeys are among the primates found in Kibale National Park. At the lodge, you’ll have dinner and spend the night.

Day 5: Chimp tracking in Kibale and transfer to Queen National Park

    After breakfast, head to the ranger station for a briefing on the dos and don’ts of chimp trekking. After that, you’ll go on a chimp trek in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking, and the sights of primates here will astound you. Once you’ve found the chimps, you’ll have an hour to spend with them. After lunch, you’ll return to the lodge before heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and spend the night at the Lodge you have reserved.

Day 6: Queen’s morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat trip.

    Get up early and eat breakfast. Take a morning game drive through the Kasenyi plains, looking for lions, elephants, bushbucks, Cape buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, and Uganda kob, among other animals. Return to your lodging for some much-needed rest and lunch. After lunch, you’ll embark on a 2-hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lakes George and Edward, where you’ll be enthralled by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants, and crocodiles, among other animals. At the water’s edge, you’ll see a wide variety of birds. Dinner will be served at your lodge, and you will spend the night there.

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (famous for its resident tree-climbing lions).

    Have breakfast before departing for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park (famous for its resident tree-climbing lions). The chances of seeing these lions are about 70%, though they can be difficult to spot at times (especially when they’re hunting for prey in the grassland). I hope you get a chance to see them; the sight will be breathtaking! Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the next stop. Bwindi is a large mountain gorilla habitat in Uganda (home to an estimated 400 gorillas, or roughly half of the world’s population), with several habituated groups that can be tracked. With a long day ahead of you, you’ll do little on arrival except for check into your lodging and relax as you prepare for your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure the next day.

Day 8: Gorilla trekking.

    After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. This rain forest is breathtakingly beautiful! The area has a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is densely forested, but it is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails that allow tourists access. The length of time it takes and the terrain vary depending on the movements of these massive primates. Once you’ve found a gorilla family, you’ll have an hour to spend with them. Spending time with these gentle and endangered giants is an amazing, exciting experience that should be savoured for a long time. Get back to your lodging. After lunch, check out and make your way to Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

    Arrive in the park early in the afternoon and relax before heading out for late afternoon (evening) game viewing. Expect to see eland antelopes, zebras in large numbers, topis, impalas, warthogs, Uganda kob, and Cape buffalos among other animals on the game drive. Later, unwind at the hotel where you’ll be spending the night.

Day 10: Nature walk and transfer to Entebbe Airport.

    After a hearty breakfast, head to Mburo for a morning park/nature walk with an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guide. Hyenas returning to their dens after a night on the prowl are frequently seen on this early morning guided walk. You’ll also get up close and personal with Zebras, Giraffes, and Eland, Topi and other antelopes, and Cape buffaloes, among other animals. Take the Trail to the top of the hills to get a view of Lake Mburo and the surrounding area. You can see 9 of the twelve lakes that surround Lake Mburo National Park from this vantage point. 

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