10 Days Best Uganda Safari
Are you yarning for adventuring the Pearl of Africa in 10 days beginning from and concluding it in Kigali City – Rwanda? This 10 days amazing Uganda safari delivers you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a Uganga gorilla hiking experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game watching, mountaineering, Lake Mburo for a wildlife adventure, Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee trekking, Lake Mburo for a wildlife viewing and Lake Bunyonyi for serenity and recreation. This Uganda safaris trip begins from and ends in Kigali Rwanda. Below is a full itinerary of this trip.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
A Python Safaris tour guide will collect you from your preferred lodge in Kigali city, take you for a city tour to adventurous and memorable areas such as the famous Genocide Memorial Monument, Hotel Rwanda, Inema Arts Centre, Kandt House Museum, Kimironko Market, Belgium Peacekeepers Memorial, Hotel Rwanda and alot more before transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. When you arrive in Bwindi, you will sign in to yourself chosen accommodation and take a breath.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience
After a delectable breakfast on day two of your 10 days of the unforgettable Uganda safari, you will be led to the kick off point of your trek for briefing prior to setting off to your various trails to move on, searching for gorillas in their natural domains.The gorilla family alocation trend is random, however, visitors with special cases are always given the simplest groups to trace. If you are fortunate enough, you will locate these primates in the shortest time possible. Spend a wonderful and a joyful hour with these humble people loving game mammals which will amaze you greatly in this trip. Thereafter get back to the park headquarters for collection of your various gorilla trekking certificates. Thereafter you will be driven back to your chosen accommodation facility for relaxation, a nutritious dinner, and an overnight finally.
Day 3: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Having done with a delicious morning breakfast in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese, this is Uganda’s most visited National Park .Entrance will be through the Ishasha in the Southern part of the park where you will get to view spectacular tree climbing lions which can only be sighted in Uganda and Tanzania in the whole world. Then continue to the Mweya section. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most renown Uganda national park, proud of abundant and magnificent species of wildlife. On arrival in Mweya section, you will sign in to your lodge of choice and cool down. Suitable accommodations include; lodges, such as, Marafik Safari Lodge, Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, numerous Camps and Cottages. On the other hand, you are at liberty to opt for a night game drive on this day but at an extra cost.
Day 4: Game Drive/birding And Boat Cruise in Kasenyi plains
After an aromatic cup of tea and a delicious morning breakfast, head for a morning game tour at the Kasenyi plains and search for wildlife. Kasenyi plains has the most significant concentration of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park in comparison with any other National park in Uganda. This area has a rich and abundant view of wildlife such as; waterbucks, Kobs, Elephants, Leopards, Giraffes, Warthogs, Lions, Hyenas and so much more animals that will mesmerize your eyes. Scores of birds with magnificent designs can also be viewed such as Brown Chested Lapwing, Western Banded Snake-Eagles, etc. This game drive may take 3 – 4 hrs. You will thereafter get back to your accommodation, for a healthful lunch and cooling down, then take on an afternoon boat cruise on kazinga channel which is one of the world’s concentration of Nile crocodiles and hippopotamuses and other multitude of wildlife drinking water at river banks. Return from this memorable activity and get back to your accommodation for serenity.
Day 5: Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park
Kyambura Gorge is a magnificent place and such a wonderful place for gorilla trekking in Uganda!! After a morning delectable breakfast, you will carry out a Chimpanzee Trekking adventure in Kyambura Gorge. It is located in the Eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park. While in this area, you will enjoy the views of multitudes of chimpanzees basing on the kind of the day you visit the area. After this amazing experience, you will get back to your preferred lodge, get relieved and relocate to Kibale Forest National Park in situated in Fort Portal.
Kibale Forest National Park is a well known primate centre of Africa and homestead to more than 13 primate species including Uganda’s largest population of Chimpanzees. Move through Kabale to Ntungamo and break off at Kasese town, with spectacular and magnificent views of the sky-up Rwenzori ranges capped with snow. Shortly you will be a guest in Fort portal, Uganda’s famous and beautiful tourism city, get a nutritious lunch and if time is available, take a brief but memorable town tour, visit the local markets i.e, Kabundaire market, Mpanga market, etc or visit the crater lakes, such as Lakes Nyinambuga, Nyabikere, Nyinabulitwa, etc, in the outskirts of Fort portal town. Check in at your lodge of choice for an overnight stay and a delicious.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest
Have an early morning healthy and nutritious breakfast and move in for a briefing plenary at the park headquarters prior to the forest to search for chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking is an amazing and splendid experience. Different from gorilla trekking, visitors are at liberty to freely associate and closely contact these primates (chimps). The chimpanzees might cuddle you, leap by your back, and also playful mammals. The habituated chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park are too much acquainted to human beings. The chimps trekking will amazingly be unforgettable experience in ones’ life.
From trekking chimpanzees, you will get back to your lodge, warm up, relieve and move on for a swamp walk at the Bigodi wetlands. You will enjoy this afternoon swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for sight of a series of birds and other several primates such as Red Colobus monkey, baboons, Blue monkey- grey cheeked, Red Tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, etc .Bigodi is a paradise for birders and renown of these birds in this swamp include the Grand Blue Turaco, Black Bishop, Yellow billed Barbet, Brown- backed Scrub-robin, Western Nicator, Black-Crowned Waxbill, etc these can easily be sighted amongst the other 138 species. There is also a wide range of butterflies, insects and flowers. Additional mammals which can also be viewed include; Sitatunga, Mongoose, bush pigs, Otters, Chimpanzees, etc. Then later get back for relief and a nutritious dinner with an overnight at your accommodation of preference. An overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Kyaninga Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Primate Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp, Kabalega Wilderness Lodge, Isunga Lodge, and so many more. All these cater for your financial suitability and taste of preference.
.Day 7: Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park
Very early in the morning, you will relocate to Lake Mburo National Park found in Nyabushozi county, Kiruhura district near Mbarara district. Mburo is Uganda’s smallest Savannah parks and marked by ancient Precambrian Metamorphic rocks, long time ago. It is the commonest Park in Uganda with Impalas. Although it’s amongst the smallest national parks in Uganda, it is a splendid area for birds and wildlife viewing. When you enter the park, you will report to your chosen lodge and go for an afternoon boat cruise where you will view numerous birds, such as Shoebills, Stork, African fin foot, heroin, Pelicans, etc on Lake Mburo. With the conclusion of this amazing event, you will head back to your chosen accommodation for serenity and a delectable dinner.
Day 8: Full Day At Lake Mburo
Rise up with an early morning nutritious breakfast at Lake Mburo National Park and go for an enjoyful morning game drive. The game drive will access you to numerous species of wildlife which will leave you amazingly surprised!! The most notable sights here are Giraffes, Impalas, Elands, Zebras, Buffaloes, Topi, Warthogs, Hyenas, Reedbucks, Hippopotamuses and so many other beautiful animals. Since there area has no Lions and there is free and uninterrupted interactions with these wildgame. After this game hunt, you will get back to your lodge for a cool breath. In the afternoon, you will move out for a memorable horseback riding adventure within and around the park. You will be in a company of two armed game rangers from Uganda Wildlife Authority to counteract any security threat in the event. In completion of the tour, retreat to your lodge of preference to appreciate the cool breezes of Lake Mburo National Park.
Day 9: Lake Mburo – Lake Bunyonyi
After being served with a healthy breakfast meal, you will embark on a walking safari experience in and around the park. Also this will be done in a company of 2 or more armed rangers all intended for security provision. A walking excursion is such a wonderful and an amazing opportunity of getting nearer to these wild animals in the park, beating the game drives with car sounds that scare away these animals. Return from the journey and be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district, reaching late in the evening.
Lake Bunyonyi is such a magnificent water body in Uganda. Spread with scenic islands, this lake bears a lot of history. You will consume all your evening relieving yourself at your preferred lodge/cottage/camp.
Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi & Transfer To Kigali For Departure
The entirety of the morning will be spent for stretching and relaxation at these very beautiful, scenic and magnificent places in the world. When at Lake Bunyonyi you will relieved of weariness and relief. You will enjoy an a well organized boat cruise, watch little birds of over 200 species such as Red- Chested Sunbirds, gray crowned cranes, etc, motorized boat adventure, on the islands of Akampene, Bwama , Bucuranuka( upside island) and others. After a delicious day’s meal/ lunch, you will embark on the journey back to Kigali to mark the end of your memorable 10 days safari.