10 Day Uganda Exploration Safari

Tour Highlight

It would be unfair to just call this safari a 10 day Uganda safari because it is more than that. It is an exploration safari where you shall visit Uganda’s 5 most visited national park for a deep insight into Uganda’s tourism activities. This 10 day Uganda exploration safari shall take you to Murchison falls national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, and Kibale national park. Get ready for this exploration. During these 10 days, you shall be guided by one of the best tour guides in the land. Our tour guides have a sound tourism educational background and experience to ensure that they offer you get the best answers for any tourism-related question in Uganda. Trust in their expertise.  The tour is highly customizable and all your inquiries about additions and subtractions are highly welcome.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall transfer to Murchison falls national park. Our tour guide shall pick you from your place of residence or hotel in Kampala or preferably at the Entebbe International airport and drive you to Murchison falls national park. Along the way, you shall make a stop at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary to track rhinos. The sanctuary was set up to fight the rhino extinction which was close to realization however with several efforts; this breeding center has offered more hope about the existence of the Rhinos. Later, you shall continue to Murchison falls national park. Upon arrival, you shall check in your lodge; relax, dine, and take a deep sleep. Most of the lodges are strategically positioned to give panoramic views of River Nile.

Accommodation options: chobe safari lodge (luxury), Fort Murchison lodge (standard), Red chilli rest camp (budget)

Day 2: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall take a morning game drive where you shall witness animal species like Elephants, leopards, buffaloes, lions, Uganda kobs, Antelopes, bush pigs, warthogs, and others. After 3-4 hours of driving through the designated trails within the park, you shall retreat and drive back to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation. In the afternoon, you shall take a boat cruise along River Nile where you shall enjoy picturesque views and you shall be able to spot different aquatic animals and various water bird species. This is truly an exciting time to take use of your camera. Retreat back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: chobe safari lodge (luxury), Fort Murchison lodge (standard), Red chilli rest camp (budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After breakfast at your lodge, you shall drive from Murchison national park to Kibale national park. This day is more less a relaxation day as you shall do little activity.  You shall arrive in Kibale national park in the afternoon. Check in at your lodge and travel to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for a nature walk. Here you shall encounter several species of birds. In the evening, travel back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Accommodation options: Kyaninga lodge (luxury), Kibale forest camp (standard) , Chimpanzee forest guest house(budget)

Day 4 : Chimpanzee Trekking

After breakfast at the lodge, you shall drive to the park headquarters for briefing about the chimpanzees. The kanyanchu tourism center which is the park headquarters is the place where the briefing takes place. Later, with the guidance of an armed park ranger, you shall move into the forest, the park, to search for the chimpanzees. This exercise is strenuous and possible however it requires some bit of fitness. After 2-5 hours, you shall be able to spot the chimpanzees. Retreat back to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Day 5 :  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for another game drive and boat cruise experience; arrive late in the afternoon, relax and breathe wonderful breeze as you calm yourself down at your lodge. Dinner and take deep sleep waiting for the next day activities.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Simba safari camp (standard), Kazinga channel lodge (budget)

Day 6 : Game Drive and Boat Cruise.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall drive to the park for an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi trail. Expect to see various wildlife species like buffaloes, lions, Elephants, bushbucks, Uganda kobs, and antelopes. Retreat back to the lodge for lunch and relaxations. Later, go for an evening boat cruise along the kazinga channels which shall offer marvelous close views of aquatic wildlife resident in Queen Elizabeth national park. These include hippopotamus and crocodiles and several species of water birds. Experience the crocodiles as they lie dormant along the shores of kazinga channel in a bid to catch some prey. Move back to the lodge for dinner and slumber.

Accommodation options: Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Simba safari camp (standard), Kazinga channel lodge (budget)

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a cup of tea or coffee and some snacks, you shall drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking. You shall pass via the Ishasha sector, a common region in Queen Elizabeth national park which is known for the tree climbing lions. If you are lucky enough, you shall be in position to witness some of them relaxing on tree branches. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable national park later in the afternoon; relax as you wait for the following day. Dinner and overnight at your selected lodge;

Accommodation options: Mahogany springs lodge(luxury), silverback lodge( standards), gorilla valley lodge(budget)

Day 8 :  Gorilla Trekking

Early in morning after a wonderful breakfast, you shall transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed about the gorillas as well as being group according to the gorilla family group which you are going to trek. After briefing, with the guidance of park rangers, you shall start moving into one of the thickest and oldest forests in Africa in search of the gorillas. The park rangers are always aware of the previous gorilla family activity and therefore, they know exactly where to start from when looking for the gorillas. After some time normally between 2-8 hours, the gorilla shall be viewable and you shall be required to stay with them for a period of 1 hour. During this time, you shall enjoy the acrobatic moves, playful moods, caring styles, and protective ways of the gorillas. Retreat from the activity and travel back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Mahogany springs lodge (luxury), silverback lodge ( standards), gorilla valley lodge(budget)

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall transfer to Lake Mburo national park to enjoy more game drive and boat cruise experiences. Lake Mburo national park has 5 lakes with the largest being Lake Mburo. Boat cruise is possible on Lake Mburo. Enjoy a morning game drive and in the afternoon, you shall retreat to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later, go for an evening boat cruise which shall you enable you to spot various aquatic wildlife and water birds. Watching the sunset during the boat cruise is magical. Later travel to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options: Mihingo lodge (luxury), Lake Mburo safari lodge (standard), Eagles Nest Camp (budget)

Day 10: Game Drive and Transfer To Kampala.

Early in the morning after breakfast, go for a morning game drive where you shall witness various species of wildlife like Elephants, Antelopes, lions, buffaloes, Zebras, Elands, Impalas and others. Retreat back to the lodge and travel back to Kampala to mark the end of the safari.

  • Transportation
  • Tour guides
  • Accommodation during the safari
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Boat cruise fees
  • Park entrances fees
  • Car fees
  • Rhino tracking fees.
  • Medical and travel insurance, a
  • Air ticket
  • Visa fees
  • Personal items
  • Souvenirs
  • Tipping
  • Beverages part from those served on meals and any other item not mentioned in the itinerary.
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