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11 Days - Uganda Bigfive Adventure

Trip Highlights

11 Days Uganda safari focuses on major activities in the most visited national parks in Uganda. the package involves mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, Tracking at ziwa sanctuary for white rhino tracking, wildlife viewing and launch cruise in Uganda’s popular first and second largest Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth national park and visiting Famous world’s longest river Nile respectively.

Day 1 - Start from Kigali-Rwanda and Transfer to Bwindi national park–Uganda

Start off early from Kigali heading to Bwindi impenetrable national park. We head to Uganda via katuna boarder with lunch on route. Continue to Bwindi forest, home to Approximately 480 mountain gorillas/half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Dinner and overnight at Agandi Uganda Lodge or similar

Day 2 - Gorilla Trekking Adventure and Batwa walk (Pygmies) 

Get up early, take breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a briefing about the gorillas. Head for the thick jungles of Bwindi as you trek searching for the gorillas. This can take you half a day or more spend an hour with the gorillas. In the evening you can take a village walk around Buhoma and find out about the Batwa pygmy natives, also shop from available curio shops. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or similar.

Day 3 - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park tour

Have morning breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha route. On your way, you will see the tree-climbing lions alongside Uganda Kobs, buffalos. Finally when you enter the park begin with a game drive to Mweya Peninsular. Proceed to the crater lakes region. Here there are several saline crater lakes. Check out how the locals mine salt. Dinner and overnight at Kasenyi safari camp or similar

Day 4 - Game drives and launch cruise – Queen Elizabeth National park

After breakfast go for an early game drive to Kasenyi plains where you will spot black and white colobus, bushbuck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes and many bird species. Head back to lodge for lunch then in the evening go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel (2hrs) along lake George-lake Edward, come eye-eye with yawning hippos, crocodiles and over 611 bird species. Return to Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge & transfer to Kibale forest national park

This morning take your breakfast then head straight for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00 am. Did you know we have a lot in common? So spend some time with them to learn more. There are more diverse primates also mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys and other animals like antelopes, hyenas in the middle of savanna grassland. This gorge has many bird species. You will then transfer back to the lodge for lunch lodge and then depart for Kibale forest national park. Dinner and overnight stay at Primates Lodge or similar.

Day 6 - Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest and a visit to Bigodi swamp

Wake up early, take breakfast and transfer to the national park headquarters at Kanyanchu for a briefing before the start of the trek. This can take you half a day. While trekking the chimpanzees, you will also encounter other animals such as the blue monkeys, L’Hoest monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, blues and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs, and an impressive tree species. Later take a nature guided walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco can easily be spotted among the other bird 137 species. Dinner and overnight at Primate safari lodge.

Day 7 - Transfer to Murchison Falls

Here you will wake up very early, take breakfast and check out of the lodge for Murchison falls national park which will take you roughly 7-8 hours drive, with spectacular views of Lake Albert and Rwenzori mountains having lunch en-route. You will then drive straight away to the Top of the falls, quite a sight to appreciate the beauty of the River Nile and the falls and ofcourse where it drives its name from. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge or similar.

Day 8 - Game drive in the delta circuit

Early morning go for a game drive in the Northern Nile delta circuit and check out for wildlife browsing in the open savannah grasslands such animals include leopards along the leopard track, Jackson’s hartebeest, large concentrations of Uganda Kobs because of the many breeding grounds and large families of the Defassa waterbuck, together with giraffe herds, groups of the dainty oribi and buffalo herds. The high supply of Kobs called for unavoidable pride of lions to the delta too. The delta also attracts birders with specials like the Abyssinian ground hornbill, shoebill (herons, waders, and egrets around small pools of water) Senegal thick-knee and Denham’s bustard. What’s not there? In the evening head out for a launch trip on the famous Nile River and value God’s creation of the Murchison Falls, the largest crocs, Hippos, and elephants playing in the water. After such a lovely encounter retires to your lodge at Pakuba safari Lodge

Day 9 - Chimp tracking in Budongo Forest and Transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

After having a good breakfast, let’s head for a little close tour with our next of kin in the animal kingdom- the chimpanzees in Budongo forest. The forest harbors the biggest chimp population in Uganda -800 of them! So much we have in common with these creatures. Also, you get to see other allied relatives like the black and white colobus, vervet monkey, potto and blue monkey. Afterward, take your lunch and drive straight to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight at Amuka safari lodge or similar

Day 10 - Rhino tracking and transfer to Jinja

In Uganda you can only see white rhinos and they are tracked on foot. Today after breakfast check out and assemble at Ziwa rhino briefing, after a successful tracking on return transfer with enroute lunch to Jinja north of kampala Dinner at onernight at Kingfisher Lodge. or similar

Day 11 - White water rafting and transfer to Entebbe airport for Departure

After early morning breakfast start your rafting on river Nile world’s longest river, Drive back to Entebbe international airport.

Trip Map

Cost for this trip

Price inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Gorilla permits
  • Golden monkey permits
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Entrance fees to all parks and ecological sites
  • A professional English speaking guide.
  • 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle and all ground transfers
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Nature walks and wildlife / game viewing
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities as per your itinerary

Exclusions

  • Visas and all international flights
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance cover
  • Any item of personal nature, including drinks, laundry, cigarettes, alcohol etc
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the itinerary

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