Uganda Wildlife Watching Safari

Tour Highlights

Day 1 To Murchison Falls National Park

Take breakfast at your hotel and then later your will be transferred to Murchison falls Np . This is Uganda’s largest national park whose palm studded grassland supports dense populations of lion, Buffallo, Elephants, the Uganda Kob together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe or Patas monkeys. Enormous concentrations of hippos and birds can be observed from morning / afternoon launch trip along the Victoria Nile placed below thee magnificent Murchison falls Np . Have lunch en route and then drive to the top of the falls . You will then retire for dinner and overnight at a lodge in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2 Game drive and Launch cruise

Take a cup of coffee and then later you will go for an early morning game drive at the Northern bank of the Victoria Nile. Expect encounters of Lions, Leopards, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, The African Python and many other savannah wildlife. Return for mid morning breakfast and lunch and then later you will be transferred to the Pier to take a launch cruise to the Bottom of the falls. Encounters of hippos , Crocodiles , and many other wildlife will be seen along the shores taking water from the river. There is an optional hike to the top of the falls from the bottom where the boat ride ends. If you are not interested in this, you will be ridden back to your lodge for dinner and over night.

Day 3 To Kibale National park /Fortportal

Take your breakfast and proceed to to Kibale national park via Hoima to Fortportal. A high light of visit to Kibale National Park will be the Chimpanzee tracking excursion that starts from Kanyankyu at 0800hrs and 1400hrs daily. Encountering man’s closest cousin is stands at over 95% according to 2006 statistics. Whilst in the forest, you can expect to see encounter other types of primates most probably the grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. You will hear plenty of bird song but it is very difficult to see any bird (bird watching) in the heart of forest-you are better off looking for them in the rest of the camp and along the road. Take pictures of traditional homesteads and farms en route. Weather is pleasant in Fortportal . Dinner and an overnight stay at a lodge in Kibale National Park

Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda

Take an early breakfast and head for the park guided walk.(2-3 hours). This park has 12 species of primates including the chimp. Get very clear pictures of the variety in flora fauna and birds. Have lunch and head for Queen Elizabeth National Park via the foothills of foot hills of mountain Rwenzori. Take an evening game drive before heading back to camp dinner and overnight at Budget – Albertine River camp Moderate –Hippo hill camp Up market- Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari lodge Day5 Game drive and launch cruise Wake up early in the mornings and take cup of tea or coffee.

Go for a game drive along Kasenyi track to see the herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. Return to the lodge for mid morning break fast. After lunch, a two-hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel proffers visitors a unique opportunity to encounter at close quarters hippo and a variety of bird species common to the park. The prolific bird life is colorful and astonishing with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 6 and 7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through picturesque panorama where the overriding topography is of terraced farmland and deep valleys. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Bwindi

On this day after breakfast, a ranger guide will brief you about Gorilla trekking protocol. You should carry a packed lunch and water for this activity. The time taken to track gorillas is erratic for it can take 2- 10 hours. This is the one of the unique holiday themed activities in Uganda that is worth every hour you trek in those jungles.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Lake Mburo National Park.

Afte an early morning breakfast you will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park. On this game drive today you will be able to view a wide range of wild animals including; zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes antelopes among others.

Placed in the one part of Uganda enclosed in extensive acacia woodland, Mburo has noticeably different fauna to other reserves. It is the best place in the country to see the enormous eland antelope , topi, as well as zebra, impala, and several acacia-associated birds.The five lakes enclosed with in this park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. Dinner and an overnight stay at a lodge in Lake Mburo.

Day 9: Kampala and Jinja

After breakfast, have a brief early morning game drive and then transfer to Kampala, then to Jinja where we visit the source of the River Nile. Places to visit are Bujagali Falls, the Source of the Nile .
Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Jinja. Day 10: Jinja to Kampala After breakfast, you will then be be taken to the starting point of the white water rafting – do a half day water rafting or transfer to Mabira Forest for a short forest walk ( optional and can be done at an extra cost) and then transfer to Kampala or to Entebbe for your next flight back home . Our rates includes;
  • Park fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • ferry crossing
  • city tours
  • The launch cruise
  • Game drives
  • Meals en route
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver guide and fuel
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing (minibus or land cruiser)
  • Gorilla tracking
  • nature walks
  • drinking water along is complimentary
  • Chimpanzee tracking
The price excludes;
  • tips
  • laundry
  • drinks
  • optional activities
  • Any other personal expenses

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Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 1 To Murchison Falls National Park

Take breakfast at your hotel and then later your will be transferred to Murchison falls Np . This is Uganda’s largest national park whose palm studded grassland supports dense populations of lion, Buffallo, Elephants, the Uganda Kob together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe or Patas monkeys. Enormous concentrations of hippos and birds can be observed from morning / afternoon launch trip along the Victoria Nile placed below thee magnificent Murchison falls Np . Have lunch en route and then drive to the top of the falls . You will then retire for dinner and overnight at a lodge in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 2 Game drive and Launch cruise

Take a cup of coffee and then later you will go for an early morning game drive at the Northern bank of the Victoria Nile. Expect encounters of Lions, Leopards, Giraffe, Buffalo, Elephant, The African Python and many other savannah wildlife. Return for mid morning breakfast and lunch and then later you will be transferred to the Pier to take a launch cruise to the Bottom of the falls. Encounters of hippos , Crocodiles , and many other wildlife will be seen along the shores taking water from the river. There is an optional hike to the top of the falls from the bottom where the boat ride ends. If you are not interested in this, you will be ridden back to your lodge for dinner and over night.

Day 3 To Kibale National park /Fortportal

Take your breakfast and proceed to to Kibale national park via Hoima to Fortportal. A high light of visit to Kibale National Park will be the Chimpanzee tracking excursion that starts from Kanyankyu at 0800hrs and 1400hrs daily. Encountering man’s closest cousin is stands at over 95% according to 2006 statistics. Whilst in the forest, you can expect to see encounter other types of primates most probably the grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. You will hear plenty of bird song but it is very difficult to see any bird (bird watching) in the heart of forest-you are better off looking for them in the rest of the camp and along the road. Take pictures of traditional homesteads and farms en route. Weather is pleasant in Fortportal . Dinner and an overnight stay at a lodge in Kibale National Park

Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National park Uganda

Take an early breakfast and head for the park guided walk.(2-3 hours). This park has 12 species of primates including the chimp. Get very clear pictures of the variety in flora fauna and birds. Have lunch and head for Queen Elizabeth National Park via the foothills of foot hills of mountain Rwenzori. Take an evening game drive before heading back to camp dinner and overnight at Budget – Albertine River camp Moderate –Hippo hill camp Up market- Mweya safari lodge/ Jacana safari lodge Day5 Game drive and launch cruise Wake up early in the mornings and take cup of tea or coffee.

Go for a game drive along Kasenyi track to see the herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. Return to the lodge for mid morning break fast. After lunch, a two-hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel proffers visitors a unique opportunity to encounter at close quarters hippo and a variety of bird species common to the park. The prolific bird life is colorful and astonishing with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 6 and 7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through picturesque panorama where the overriding topography is of terraced farmland and deep valleys. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Bwindi

On this day after breakfast, a ranger guide will brief you about Gorilla trekking protocol. You should carry a packed lunch and water for this activity. The time taken to track gorillas is erratic for it can take 2- 10 hours. This is the one of the unique holiday themed activities in Uganda that is worth every hour you trek in those jungles.
Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Lake Mburo National Park.

Afte an early morning breakfast you will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park. On this game drive today you will be able to view a wide range of wild animals including; zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes antelopes among others.

Placed in the one part of Uganda enclosed in extensive acacia woodland, Mburo has noticeably different fauna to other reserves. It is the best place in the country to see the enormous eland antelope , topi, as well as zebra, impala, and several acacia-associated birds.The five lakes enclosed with in this park attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds, while fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. Dinner and an overnight stay at a lodge in Lake Mburo.

Day 9: Kampala and Jinja

After breakfast, have a brief early morning game drive and then transfer to Kampala, then to Jinja where we visit the source of the River Nile. Places to visit are Bujagali Falls, the Source of the Nile .
Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Jinja. Day 10: Jinja to Kampala After breakfast, you will then be be taken to the starting point of the white water rafting – do a half day water rafting or transfer to Mabira Forest for a short forest walk ( optional and can be done at an extra cost) and then transfer to Kampala or to Entebbe for your next flight back home . Our rates includes;
  • Park fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • ferry crossing
  • city tours
  • The launch cruise
  • Game drives
  • Meals en route
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver guide and fuel
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing (minibus or land cruiser)
  • Gorilla tracking
  • nature walks
  • drinking water along is complimentary
  • Chimpanzee tracking
The price excludes;
  • tips
  • laundry
  • drinks
  • optional activities
  • Any other personal expenses