10 days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

10 days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees - 10 Days

10 days Uganda Safari Wildlife, Gorillas and Chimpanzees

This 10 days Uganda Safari takes you to different National parks where you will discover the forest and Savannah experience in different national parks like Murchison falls, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, and Lake Mburo National Parks. A number of activities will be done such as Chimp tracking, Game drives, Gorilla trekking Boat cruises among others.

Day 1
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive from Kampala in the morning with your guide to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s largest park and home to 451 bird species and 76 mammal species. Your eyes will be fed with lots of sightings along the way as you will enjoy a bottle of drinking water. Have a number of stops in Masindi for lunch and also at the top of the waterfalls. There is nothing as thrilling as watching the River Nile make its way a 8 m crevice and dropping nearly 45 meters below as it continues with its course. 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. There after continue to your lodge and check in, have dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Red Chilli/Sambiya River Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 2
Murchison Game drive and the Nile Boat cruise

On this day, you will have a tasty breakfast and set out for a game drive. The tour guide will leadyou to the finest places to easily see the animals. You will certainly enjoy Ugandas true wilderness as you will be taking the best pictures that will be unforgettable on this safari. The thrill will be seeing lions, lioness plus their cubs together with other wild animals such as elephants plus giraffes moving, buffaloes and antelopes grazing in the savannah. 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, water bucks 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. Return to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Red Chilli/Sambiya River Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3
Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest

Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest; you will take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fortportal town and continue as you will have great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge. You could go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Ndali lodge/Chimp nest lodge/Primate Lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4
Kibale Forest- Morning Chimpanzee trekking

Get up so early for breakfast and head to the park, where you will be brief and later start off with Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. Kibale forest is among the charming places well-known for different primates and several crater lakes within Uganda. In the morning you will see the chimps in their natural environment. These chimps are also exciting and this very close encounter will reward you with a memorable experience on your trip. After lunch you will drive to the Mweya peninsula in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Have a delicious dinner and night rest.

Accommodation Options; Simba safari camp/Ihamba safari lodge/Mweya lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 5
Game dive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

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.

Accommodation Options; Simba safari camp/Ihamba safari lodge/Mweya lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 6
Forest Walk and Chimpanzee tracking

Breakfast in the morning and head for a guided forest walk in 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.

Accommodation Options; Simba safari camp/Ihamba safari lodge/Mweya lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 7
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast transfer Bwindi via 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 lodge of preference. Have dinner and overnight stay as you wait n the big day for gorilla tracking.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Buhoma lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 8
Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

After a cup of tea, head to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the dos and donts while in the park with gorillas. After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants. Only 1 hour is permitted to trekkers while with the gorillas. Make sure you carry packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, walking sticks for those who are not so fit. Later return to the lodge and relax.

In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that has lived in the forest for many years, enjoy traditional dances from them. Head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma community camp/Buhoma lodge

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 9
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, which is approximately a 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.

Have dinner and a night rest.

Accommodation options; Mihingo lodge/Rwakobo lodge/Rwonyo Rest Camp

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 10
Return to Kampala

As you come to the end of this adventurous safari, you will have breakfast and leave for an early game drive. There you will see numerous zebras, Impalas, warthogs and antelopes living in their many natural habitats. A good camera is a must have which in this instance offers you better pictures of Ugandas true wilderness.Proceed with your journey to Kampala, with a stopover for lunch in Masaka and another at the Equator to take photos hence arriving in Kampala in the evening or if your flight is on the same day, you will be transferred to Entebbe for your flight back home.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate