8 Days Best of Uganda Safari for Greg Suy

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You will be able to participate in Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forests, Chimp tracking in the Kyambura Gorge, Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Game drives in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National parks.

All the activities stated above can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Day 1- Visit the Magnificent Murchison Falls

After breakfast drive northwards to the renowned Murchison Falls national park, with a stopover for your lunch in Masindi and also another at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rare rhinos that are protected in this sanctuary. Later arrive in Murchison falls national park also Uganda’s largest well protected wildlife area covering 3,840 Sq km. Move to the top of the Falls to view the natural beauty of these falls.

At this place, the river squeezes itself through a 7 meter narrow gorge from a width of more than 1 km and drops below with a thunderous roar forming a water spray that rainbow that results into a stunning rainbow the wonders of Nile River! Dine and slumber.

  • Fort Murchison (Mid-range),
  • Red Chilli Rest Camp/Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)
Day 2- The river Nile boat cruise

Have an early delicious breakfast, explore the Northern part hosting a high number of Savannah wildlife. this game drive offers great opportunities for photography of elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as hippos, and in case you are fortunate even the leopards, in addition to a big number of bird species.

Following lunch, have for a 2 hour boat-cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls from where great volumes water escapes through the small gorge forming an immense thunderous roar.

During this boat ride you will see several water birds plus mammals in big numbers like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and slumber at your lodge.

  • Fort Murchison (Mid-range)
  • Red Chilli Rest Camp/Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)
Day 3- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have a hefty breakfast, depart from the Murchison Falls NP to Queen Elizabeth NP as you drive Southwest through Fort portal and the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Have lunch on the way at Mountains of the Moon Hotel found in Fort Portal town.

From here continue to Mweya peninsula found in the Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in the Park in the evening, have dinner and slumber at your lodge.

  • Bush lodge/Elephant Hab Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Tembo Safari lodge/Engiri Game Lodge (Budget)
Day 4- Game drive & Boat cruise-Queen Elizabeth National Park

9 days safari in Uganda Following an early breakfast, have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and also Albertine Rift Endemics. Dine and slumber at any of these lodges.

  • Bush lodge/Elephant Hab Lodge (Mid-range)
  • Tembo Safari lodge/Engiri Game Lodge (Budget)
Day 5-  Boat cruise & Chimp trekking Kyambura Gorge

Have breakfast and set out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel for wonder game viewing and bird watching, head back to the lodge for your lunch and then continue to the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. If you are still on time you can go for a forest walk in Maramagambo forest to explore the bat cave as you look for pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and slumber at the lodge.

  • Bush lodge/Elephant Hab Lodge (Mid-range),
  • Tembo Safari lodge/Engiri Game Lodge (Budget)
Day 6- Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions

On this day have an early breakfast and drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest via Ishasha region in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth to see tree-climbing lions that are prevalent in this area. Continue to where you will have lunch along the way. Have a community walk (the Batwa -Pygmy cultural experience and entertainment) in the evening. Enjoy dinner and slumber at the lodge of your choice

  • Bakiga Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge (Mid-range),
  • Buhoma Community or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget)
Day 7- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest lead by the rangers. In case you are fortunate, it makes take you about 2 hours or even less to see amazing Bwindi giants. The experience of coming face to face with these peaceful primates is very overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have Slunch after tracking the gorillas and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at

  • Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range),
  • Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Budget)
Day 8- Boat cruise and transfer back to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will go for a Boat ride. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

After the Boat ride you will be transferred back to Entebbe having lunch along the way in Mbarara and eventually reach Entebbe late in the afternoon. You will be transferred direct the airport for your outbound flight back home or transfer to your accommodation if you do not have a flight this evening.

What’s included in this itinerary?

  • Airport transfer
  • Transport via 4x4wd vehicle
  • Game drives
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals en-route
  • Boat cruise

What’s not included in this route?

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits