10 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Trekking Overview
Looking for the best exploration tour package to Uganda? Book this 10 days Uganda Safari that will lead you to visit the major national parks of Uganda with amazing experiences of the green savannah grasslands of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Bwindi, and Lake Mburo National Parks. Don’t miss out on a number of safari activities on this Uganda tour itinerary such as the gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee trekking, boat rides, and wildlife game drives, and so much more…
This amazing 10 Days Uganda safari package starts and ends in Uganda
10 Days Uganda Safari Package, Tour Itinerary Details
Day 1: Kampala – Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Start off your 10 Days Uganda safari package with a scenic drive from Kampala in the morning following your breakfast heading towards the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest park and home to 451 bird species and 76 mammal species. Expect to see lots of sightings along the way with a remarkable number of stopovers in Masindi for lunch and also at the top of the waterfalls. Due to the great power of the falls, you will realize that the ground here is actually shaking; this is very impressive as a rainbow is also found. Thereafter continue to your lodge and check in, have dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Red Chilli Rest Camp (Budget).
Day 2: Nile Boat Ride & Game Drive in Murchison Falls National Park
This is your second day of the 10 days Uganda safari, you will have a tasty breakfast and set out for a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. The tour guide will lead you to one of the finest places in the park to have the best views of the game in here. Enjoy Uganda’s true wilderness as you take the best pictures with your camera or phone to keep the memory of this unforgettable Uganda safari experience. After the game drive, you will head back to your lodge for a delicious lunch and some rest as you prepare for the afternoon Nile boat cruise.
On the boat you will have a great time on the Victoria Nile, the boat takes you to the bottom of the falls. You will observe various animals like elephants, crocodiles, large numbers of hippos, buffaloes, waterbucks and also birds such as the storks, fish eagle among others. While at the bottom of the falls you will have a great time watching the magnificent waterfalls. Later in the day, retire at the lodge for dinner and Overnight.
Day 3: Murchison – Kibale National park.
After the early breakfast meal at the lodge, the guide will get you transferred to Kibale Forest as you enjoy the breathtaking gorgeous scenery of the Pearl of Africa making your journey very exciting and fantastic. Along the way, you will stopover in Fortportal town at lunch to have your meal and later proceed with amazing views of Rwenzori mountain ranges. Upon arrival, check in at the lodge and take a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetlands which is home to various birds and primate species before later retiring for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early in the morning, wake up to have an early breakfast meal, then transfer to the park headquarters to assemble for the chimpanzee trekking activity and afterward, join the team to start the search of the chimpanzees in the forest. Kibale national park is gifted with a humming 13 primates species, chimpanzees inclusive plus several other bird species and wildlife mammals. After the trek, you will retire back to the lodge and have lunch before a drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the evening for check-in at the hotel/lodge. Have a delicious dinner and night stay in here.
Day 5: Game Drives & Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy your breakfast and set out for a game drive through the Kasenyi track and other tracks where you have a chance to observe different wildlife species like lions, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes and if lucky enough leopards together with amazing beautiful bird species. Queen Elizabeth has a diversity of Uganda’s ecosystems such as the Savannah, wetlands, lakes, forests and over 600 bird species which live in the park. With this, its scenery is spectacular with crater lakes like Nyamunuka and various shrubs and forests.
Later head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel; this is one of the most memorable experiences from the park. Take pleasure in observing different water birds together with their echoing sweet sounds and animals such as hippos, African crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes among others. After experiencing the true wilderness, drive back to the lodge for a night rest and dinner.
Day 6: Nature Walks in Maramagambo and Chimp Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
After breakfast in the morning, you will go for a forest walk with the guidance of a trained park ranger to trek through the misty Maramagambo forest with the hope to see diverse birds species, python and bat caves. You will also track chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge. Head back to the lodge have lunch as you prepare for an evening game drive through the park.
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
After breakfast at the lodge, we head on to transfer Bwindi through the Ishasha sector as you will have a chance to observe tree-climbing lions in the wild. Bwindi National Park is home to over 346 bird species, 120 mammal species, 400 plant species, 27 frog species among others and covering an area of 331 sq km. Have lunch en route and continue with your journey combined with amazing and spectacular views of banana, tea plantations and the overall green vegetation of the area. On reaching the park check-in at the lodge of preference. Have dinner and overnight stay as you wait for the big day of gorilla trekking.
Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
After an early breakfast, with your packed lunch, we assemble at the park headquarters for registration and briefing before you begin the gorilla trekking. It may take about 2 – 8 hours to trek the gorillas. You should prepare to walk for a long distance, under steep and muddy conditions and sometimes with rain overhead before encountering any gorilla. The time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour due to conservation purposes.
After the trekking, you will retire at the lodge to share experiences with other trekkers from different other gorilla groups and later in the evening take a cultural village walk in various communities such as in Batwa community where you will interact with them and learn a lot from them before dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Wake up early in the morning, enjoy your reakfast and drive to Lake Mburo National Park in an approximately 6 to 7 hours drive. You will go through the outstanding scenery in Kabale which is a combination of terraced hills, forests, banana plantations among others. Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Lake Mburo which is home to over 332 bird species, sitting on an area of 371 sq km. A number of animals made it their home such as Zebras, impalas, warthogs, topis, waterbucks, buffaloes, and reedbucks among others. Upon arrival, you will have a boat cruise on the lake where your eyes will be fed with lots of wonders like the birds, crocodiles, hippos, zebras among others.
Day 10: Transfer Back to Kampala
As you near the end of this 10 Days Uganda safari, you will have breakfast at the lodge and get on for an early morning game drive with sights of the numerous zebras, Impalas, warthogs, sitatungas, and antelopes among other wildlife species in the park. Afterwards, you will have ajourney taking you back to Kampala with beautiful and amazing views of the Pearl of Africa’s scenery landscape (Make sure you carry a good camera to capture such photographic moments) with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator before arriving in Kampala city in the evening. That will mark the end of your 10 Days Uganda Safari experience, gorilla trekking, and Wildlife Safari. We wish you the best of your flight journey back home. Thanks for interesting a trip with Visit and Tour Rwanda!
- Day 1: Kampala – Transfer to Murchison National Park
- Day 2: Nile Boat Ride & Game Drive in Murchison
- Day 3: Murchison – Kibale National park.
- Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale – Queen Elizabeth NP
- Day 5: Game Drives & Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP
- Day 6: Nature Walks in Maramagambo and Chimp Tracking
- Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
- Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
- Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 10: Transfer to Kampala
- Ground Transportation with a 4WD safari vehicle
- Uganda Gorilla permit (USD600)
- Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
- Full board Accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Services of a Professional English Speaking Safari Guide.
- But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips, and other personal expenses.
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities