International Group Safari across Uganda – 10 day

City Tours
July 20, 2016

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be welcomed by a Rwenzori Safaris represenative and transferred to your hotel for an overnight.

Day 2: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park (5 hrs)

After breakfast, we depart Kampala and head to western Uganda in Fort Portal, with lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town, we will continue to Kibale National Park will there will dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp

On day three, the forest will open its doors to us for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. We will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others.

After a hearty lunch we will transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. The day will be closed with dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hrs)

After a delicious breakfast we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while passing the region of the Crater Lakes. Have lunch and relax before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. This is followed by dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch.

In the afternoon, we take on a luxury boat cruise (drinks and canapés included!) along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast, we head towards the south, passing through the southern sector of the national park. This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area, we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. Arrival in Bwindi National Park a home of the endangered mountain gorillas will be in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla tracking can go for a guided forest walk or explore the surroundings with the Buhoma Village Walk. The day would be closed with dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park (4 hrs)

After breakfast, we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. As we enter the park, it is likely that you will spot some wildlife. After checking in, we will go on a boat ride on the lake to view the rich bird life and many hippos that are cooling off.

Have an early dinner before going on a night game drive in an open Land Cruiser with spot light. This special game drive of 2-3 hours provides 30% chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals. Overnight in the park lodges or Mbarara Town.

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala (4 hrs)

Early start of the day, we will go for a safari walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return to the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out as we depart the protected area and drive back to Kampala.

Arrival in the afternoon and leisure time to visit some shops or relax at the pool or go watch traditional dances at the Ndere Centre and experience the African traditional culture. Overnight at one of our regular hotels.

Day 10: Departure                                                                                                                                                          Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories, you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on your flight schedule you can join our guide on a city tour and visit some interesting and historical sites. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight.