If you go on this 12 Days Best of Uganda Safari, you automatically get the bragging rights to have done it all, this trip has everything from game drives on the Murchison Falls National Park savanna, a dramatic boat ride to the Murchison Falls, chimp walks in the Kibale Forest, scope out lions and leopards on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, sail the Kazinga Channel for the hippos and bush elephants.
Bird enthusiasts will also get a chance to look at a large variety of bird species, you can’t miss the crocodiles. You will see tree-climbing lions, otters, plain zebra, eland, topi, impala and antelope and not forgetting the white Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary . We end the trip with an exciting and challenging experience tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 1: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park
Early in the morning, we will pick you up and set off for Murchison Falls National Park. Will make a quick stop in Masindi for lunch and as we drive to our accommodations, we will visit the top of the falls and the Victoria Nile delta. Later, we will stop at Zika Rhino Santuary to check out the reintroduced white rhinos. We will then head to Fort Murchison where we will spend the night with a fantastic view over the Nile.
Day 2: Game Drive & Boat Ride
In the morning, we will drive through the park seeing lions and giraffes among so many other animals. In the afternoon, we will go for a boat ride on the Nile for a chance to see bush elephants, hippos, and so many other animals. The bird are of so many varieties, bird enthusiasts won’t want to leave.
Day 3: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park
Early in the morning we will leave for Kibale NP. We will pass close to Lake Albert. There is a spectacular view from the top of the Albert rift on a clear day. In the late afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will rest.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking
The chimp walk will start at 8.00am so we have to be at the starting point early enough. As we search for the chimps, we will come across various other primates and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp which is great for birdies to admire the different species.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning we will leave for Queen Elizabeth NP. We will travel through Fort Portal and reach The Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP at midday, with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel.
Day 6: Game Drive & Boat Ride
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants, etc. Then we will go for a 2 hour boat-ride on the Kazinga channel and see all the animals from the waterside.
Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking & Ishasha Lions Visit
Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will set off for Kyambura Gorge. Once there we will walk for a few hours before meeting more chimps. In the afternoon, after lunch we will drive to south of the park to Ishasha sector where we will search for tree-climbing lions.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi in the hills of western Uganda. The view is fascinating. There are also plenty of birds to scope out. It is quite relaxing so you will feel quickly at home. Plenty of activities to enjoy including swimming and canoeing.
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the morning, we will drive further south to Bwindi. You can admire the beautiful landscape on the way. From trees to mountains and lakes. When we get there, we will settle into our accommodations and rest. We will need the energy tomorrow.
Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
In the morning, we will drive to south Bwindi to the starting point. Here we will be briefed before heading out to start tracking at 8.30am. Once you have found the gorillas you are allowed to spend an hour with them before heading back to the starting point before 7pm – and head back to the lodge.
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
In the morning, we will set out for Lake Mburo National Park, stopping briefly in Mbarara for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive through the park to see impalas and plain zebra among others. Mburo is the smallest park in Uganda but its uniqueness will be felt.
Day 12: Back to Kampala
After all this, it’s time to head back to Kampala. In the morning, we will set off stopping only to take pictures, have lunch and buy souvenirs on the way.