11 Day Uganda Safari Trip

11 Days Uganda Adventure Safari
This 11 day  safari has been planned to cater for those interested in bird watching, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, primate watch safaris and game viewing. It will take you to the best National parks in Uganda including: Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife viewing,  Bwindi impenetrable Forest national Park for gorilla  tracking, Kibale forest park for Chimpanzee  habituation and chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National. All the activities stated above can be enjoy any time of the year with less difficulty in the rainy seasons.

TOUR ITINERARY
Day 1-  start of the Uganda Safari
On arrival at the Entebbe Airport your will be received by your guide who will transfer you to Sheraton, or Africana hotel or any other where you will dine and spend the night. (FB)
Day 2 – The Murchison Falls Wildlife Tour

Image10Following breakfast at your lodge in Kampala  and drive to Murchison Falls national park for game viewing and photography, have a lunch break in Masindi as well as visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the uncommon rhinos before your lunch en route. Finally reach Murchison Falls national park which is the largest protected wildlife area in the whole of Uganda covering 3,840 square kilometers. Dine and slumber at

 

Budget Accommodation:  Red Chilli Rest Camp, or  Global Village Guest House

Moderate accommodation: Pakuba safari Lodge,  Murchison River Lodge or Fort  Murchison  Lodge

Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge  or Nile safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3 – The Nile boat cruise safari at Murchison falls

following an early breakfast, have a game drive within the Northern area of the park looking for elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, lions, waterbucks, hippos and buffalos, plus a diversity of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later enjoy a boat cruise in the afternoon to the bottom of the falls to see a diversity of wildlife on the river banks drinking water. You will see various antelope species, crocodiles, waterbucks, hippos, elephants plus buffaloes among many others in addition to a diversity of water bird species that make this a renowned birding paradise. The waterfalls display a natural beauty unmatched to no other place in the whole world. The 7 meter gorge together with a 43m drop of these falls results into a thunderous roar and a gorgeous rainbow in a cloud of water spray which leaves several tourists yearning!  Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation:  Red Chilli Rest Camp, or  Global Village Guest House

Moderate accommodation: Pakuba safari Lodge,  Murchison River Lodge or Fort  Murchison  Lodge

Luxury accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge  or Nile safari Lodge (FB)
Day 4 – Transfer to the ‘Mountains of the Moon
following breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth through the Albertine Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Reach Fort Portal found at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori park , commonly known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ where you will enjoy lunch at the Mountain of the Moon hotel before driving on to Queen Elizabeth nation park with game viewing along the way up  to the Mweya peninsula. Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation:  Kazinga channel view Resort or Mweya Hostel

Moderate accommodation: Twin lakes Lodge , Ihamba safari  lodge, Bush Lodge or Enganzi Game  lodge

Luxury accommodation: Mweya safari lodge, Kyambura Game lodge  or Katara lodge (FB)

Day 5 –  Queen Elizabeth wildlife safari and Kazinga Channel boat  cruise 
After an early tea /coffee leave for a game drive along the Kasenyi track, Kagutta track  and the Queen’s Mile in search for lions, warthogs, elephants, antelope species, buffaloes, hippos and waterbucks. The Kasenyi game Track is among the best game viewing places in Queen Elizabeth National Park and also a wonder bird watching destination. In The savannah grassland you will see a large concentration of White & Abdim’s Storks during the season, and less concentration of Wooly-necked plus the impressive Saddle-billed Stork. In addition you will see large numbers of Raptors including the Brown Snake Eagle plus the Grey kestrel. The predators’ kills attract close to 6 vulture species including the huge Lappet- faced Egyptian as well as Rupell’s Griffon. Also in the short grasses the common species include Senegal and African Wattled Plovers.
lunch, have a 2 hour boat-cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This channel is a natural attraction for water birds while the Mweya peninsula serves as a migrant trap for Albertine Rift Endemics. On the banks of the channel you will spot bird species like the Great White & Pink-backed Pelicans, the African Open billed Stork, the Black Crake, Yellow-backed Weaver, the Great & Long-tailed Cormorants, the Common Squacco Heron, Malachite, the White-faced Whistling as well as Knob billed Ducks, Yellow-backed Weaver, the African Fish Eagle, Spur-winged & African Wattled Plovers, Water Thick Knee, Swamp Flycatcher as well as the African Jacana. Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation:  Kazinga channel view Resort or Mweya Hostel

Moderate accommodation: Twin lakes Lodge , Ihamba safari  lodge, Bush Lodge or Enganzi Game  lodge

Luxury accommodation: Mweya safari lodge, Kyambura Game lodge  or Katara lodge (FB)

Day 6 – Chimpanzee  tracking safari  in Kyambura Gorge  Queen Elizabeth park 
following breakfast dirve to Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. This 16 km and 100m deep gorge is along the Rift Valley. You will be provided with walking sticks by the game rangers following a briefing about the activity and then off you will go into the forested  Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. At the end of the chimpanzee tracking tour in Queen Elizabeth park , you will head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP through the Ishasha area f Queen Elizabeth National Park looking for the tree climbing lions. Have lunch   in Ishasha  arriving Bwindi forest in the  evening. Dinner and overnight at

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma Community  Rest Camp. Bwindi View Bandas, Broad bill Forest Camp or Nshongi Camp.

Moderate accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Trekkers’ Tarvan, Gorilla Mist Camp, Lake Kitandara or Nshongi Gorilla Resort.

Luxury accommodation: Mahogany Springs lodge or Buhoma lodge or Ruhija Gorilla safari or Gorilla safari lodge.

Note: You may also upgrade and stay at  : Clouds lodge  or Gorilla Forest Camp (FB)
Day 7 – The Mountain Gorillas Trekking tour
Image12after a hefty breakfast, go to the Buhoma Park Headquarters where you will be briefed by the park rangers prior to starting the gorilla trekking activity.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to close to 330 gorillas, which is approximately half of the total mountain gorilla population in the world.Gorilla tracking in Bwindi is divided into 4 sections ie Buhoma area, Ruhija area, Rushaga area and Nkuringo area. Booking gorilla permits  for a  specific  area depends on  availability.  Gorilla tracking is a special activity that highlights the best tourist activity in the whole of Uganda. you will spend an hour observing the gorillas whose playful as well as interactive mood is well-worth the money! At the end of the primates trek head back to the lodge for lunch. You may arrange to drive to Kabale through the beautiful terrain commonly known as “The Switzerland of Africa”. Dine and slumber at

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma Community  Rest Camp. Bwindi View Bandas, Broad bill Forest Camp or Nshongi Camp.

Moderate accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp, Trekkers’ Tarvan, Gorilla Mist Camp, Lake Kitandara or Nshongi Gorilla Resort.

Luxury accommodation: Mahogany Springs lodge or Buhoma lodge or Ruhija Gorilla safari or Gorilla safari lodge.

Note: You may also upgrade and stay at  : Clouds lodge  or Gorilla Forest Camp (FB)

Day 8 – The Lake Bunyonyi Tour
following breakfast and head for another  Uganda  Adventure safari  at Lake Bunyonyi. On arrival you will check in at your  choice of  accommodation. Have a boat cruise to the beautiful Islands on this lake as you enjoy the abundant  bird life  here. It is for this reason that this lake is referred to as ‘Bunyonyi’ a local word for the outstandingly big number of birds here. You may have some cultural entertainment by the Bakiga including dances. Enjoy a community walk to accustom yourself with the local culture and practices of the native Bakiga – Banyangezi people. This community is very friendly with great hospitality. You may purchase some handicrafts which are actually locally made by the residents of this area.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Bird Nest, Arcadia cottages, Bunyonyi  overland camp or Bushara Island. 

Day 9:  Journey to Lake Mburo park and the Zebras are a must see.

A relaxed breakfast  and later start our journey to Lake Mburo National park heading East  through Mbarara town  known  as “the  land of Milk and Honey” You will have lunch in this beautiful town of Mbarara. From here you will head to Lake Mburo Uganda’s small picturesque safari park  famous  for its Zebras and herds of antelopes.  Check in at your lodge then a boat cruise to the eastern bank of the park  in the afternoon. While this cruise, expect to see huge crocodile sun  bathing, hippos  swimming, birdwatching,  as well as other wild animal like Impala, Buffaloes, Elands and Zebras. Return to your lodge  for dinner and overnight at

Budget Accommodation: Rwonyo Camp, Eagle’s Nest Camp

Moderate Accommodation: Mburo safari lodge, Arcadia cottages or Rwakobo Rock lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Mantana Tented Camp
Super Luxury Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge

Day 10: Morning game safari /  Travel back to Kampala.

This last day of you stay will  start with breakfast the a game drive before your journey  back to Kampala. While the game drive you will encounter a number of bird  species, Impalas, Elands, buffalo, zebras and many more.  After lunch travel to Kampala  with a stop over at the equator for pictures and craft shopping. Arriving Kampala in th evening. Dine and slumber at Sheraton Hotel Hotel Africana or Namirembe Guest House.

Day 11: Kampala City Tour / Entebbe airport transfer.

following breakfast enjoy a city tour in Kampala to  the Uganda Museum, Bahai temple, National Theatre, Kasubi tombs and the Uganda martyrs shrine before you are transfered to the airport for your departure flight. End  of 11 days Uganda primate and wildlife safari with Insight Safari Holidays Ltd!