Uganda Safari 11 Days Great Adventure to Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale Primates, Semliki, Murchison Falls NP, Ziwa Rhinos

    The 11 days Uganda safari is private and all inclusive, taking you to the best parks of Uganda - Acasia wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park, Mountain gorilla tracking and other primates in Bwindi, tree climbing lions, BIG 5 safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, Rhinos tracking in the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and 2 rewarding boat safaris - the best of them in Uganda.

    Tour Itinerary for the All inclusive 11 days Uganda Safari

    Day 1: Kampala-Lake Mburo National Park
    Our guide/driver picks you from your hotel of residence at 07:30am in Kampala from your Hotel or place of residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed to Lake Mburo. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds, a taste of an evening game drive enroute is very rewarding you are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, and zebras.

    Overnight and dinner at Mihingo Lodge
     Rwakobo Rock Lake / Mburo Safari Lodge (mid-range moderate facility) or
    or Eagles Nest Camp    (Budget facility)
    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Day 2: Lake Mburo-Bwindi
    Begin the day with a morning boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing, thereafter drive to Bwindi with a game drive enroute and visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. 

    Overnight at

    Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/  Trackers Lodge Buhoma
    Moderate: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/  Gorilla Mist Camp
    Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp or  Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Gorilla Valley Lodge  or Buhoma Community Campground
    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

     

    Day 3:  Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
    After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it's one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas - believed to number just 720. There's also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.

    Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.
    Overnight at

    Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/  Trackers Lodge Buhoma
    Moderate: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp/  Gorilla Mist Camp
    Low Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp or  Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Gorilla Valley Lodge  or Buhoma Community Campground
    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

     

    Day 4: Bwindi-Queen Elizabeth National Park
    After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park.

    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Deluxe Tent/ Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge or  Katara Lodge
    Mid-range
    or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge or  Bush Lodge (in rooms) or Buffalo Safari Resort or Enganzi Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price:  Bush Lodge in tents

    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. Leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. 

    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Deluxe Tent/ Deluxe room at Mweya Safari Lodge or  Katara Lodge
    Mid-range
    or moderate facility: Ihamba Safari Lodge or  Bush Lodge (in rooms) or Buffalo Safari Resort or Enganzi Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price:  Bush Lodge in tents

    See other Accommodation & Lodging options in or near to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, crater lakes viewing and transfer to Kibale
    Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Drive to Kibale ready for next day’s trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon".
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale (Luxury cottages)
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (self contained cottages)
    Low Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
    (in tents) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (shared bathroom rooms)
    See other Lodging options in or near to Kibale / Fort Portal

    (Driving time 5hrs on surfaced and un-surfaced roads)

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 7: Kibale Chimpanzee tracking and viewing of other primates
    After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white Columbus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.

    Instead of a 3 hour chimp Tracking, you can do an all day Habituation Experience (US$ 220 per person).  This experience can be done any time at Kibale Forest.

    After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale (Luxury cottages)
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (self contained cottages)
    Low Budget: Kibale Forest Camp
    (in tents) or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (shared bathroom rooms)
    See other Lodging options in or near to Kibale / Fort Portal

    (Driving time 5hrs on surfaced and un-surfaced roads)

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 8: Kibale-Semuliki National Park for wildlife safaris and game viewing
    Today is dedicated for a hike to meet the magnificent pressured waterfalls flying over the Nyakasura Mabere caves. This walk provides beautiful scenery of what will surely satisfy your expectations on your maiden tour of these caves. Thereafter drive to Semuliki National Park. The new Semuliki National Park is lowland, dense forest, with exotic primates, hundreds of bird species and good mammals as well. Its location on the shore of Lake Albert provides excellent shoreline game viewing. Meals and accommodations at the luxurious Semuliki Safari Lodge, deep in the heart of Uganda’s Western Rift Valley. Few tourists get into this incredibly beautiful area!
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

    Day 9: Semuliki National Park -Murchison Falls National Park
    Today is dedicated for a long drive in to Murchison Falls National Park with your lunch enroute in Hoima . Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3840 square kilometres. Here is the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. The park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad savannah, and provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. The park is especially famous for crocodiles and hippos. Apart from game viewing, the launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is another memorable adventure giving you the experience of the mighty Biblical Nile. On the launch you may see schools of crocodiles and hippos basking on the river banks as well as a variety of birds.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Baker's Lodge Uganda Paraa Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Fort Murchison Lodge (tents) / Murchison River Lodge (tents)/ Red Chilli Rest Camp

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 10: Murchison Falls
    Begin the day with a cup of African coffee/ tea. After your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

    Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile.  This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.

    Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge.
    Up-market: Baker's Lodge Uganda Paraa Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Fort Murchison Lodge (tents) / Murchison River Lodge (tents)/ Red Chilli Rest Camp

    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 11:  Murchison Falls-Kampala
    Wake up at 6:00am prepared to take a photograph of the African rising sun in the morning and enjoy African breakfast. Drive back to via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Kampala at your convenience. Dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel Meal Plan B-L-D End of service

    The above safari package includes:-

    Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
    Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
    Igongo cultural village visit
    Hike to the Top of the falls
    Ziwa Rhino Trekking
    Bigodi Walk
    Guided Nature walks
    Ferry crossings
    Visit top of the falls
    Boat trips
    One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
    Park fees
    Kibale Chimpanzee chimp Permits
    Community visits
    Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
    Enroute lunches
    Game drives
    Visit the Hot springs in Semuliki
    Batwa Visits
    Guided nature walk in Semuliki

    However, the package excludes: Airport transfers or arrival, expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.