10 Days Uganda Safari

10 Days
From $8,784
Activity Level
4x4 Land cruiser
Comfort Level
Super Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Your warm welcome to the pearl of Africa
Day 2: Road trip to Murchison Falls national park
Day 3: Explore the Park
Day 4: Travel to Kibale National Park
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and a Swamp walk
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National game Park
Day 7: Game drive and Boat Safari
Day 8: Travelling to Lake Mutanda and Bwindi
Day 9: Gorilla tracking
Day 10: A drive to Kigali


Day 1: A Warm Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

Arriving in a new and foreign place can be overwhelming, as all of your senses are heightened by the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells of your surroundings. This is especially true for a first visit to Uganda. To help you navigate this new world, our Arrive Africa Tour guide will be with you from the moment you arrive at the airport, escorting you through the bustling traffic and showing you the daily pulse of Uganda. You’ll see local 4-wheel and 2-wheel taxis, known as matatus and boda bodas, darting through traffic, well-dressed residents in colorful fabrics navigating the pothole-ridden streets, food stalls selling delicious Rolex, and wooden carts loaded with the beloved staple food, Matoke. Your accommodation for the night is located on the shores of Lake Victoria, about a 40-minute drive from Entebbe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyo
Day 2-3: Road Trip to Murchison Falls National Park and Exploration of the Park and Chimpanzee Trek

On the second day of the tour, you will start your day with a hot breakfast before setting off on a journey to the oldest and largest nature reserve in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way, you will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you can go on a guided trek to see the endangered rhinos in their natural habitat. You can also learn about the rhino breeding programs and even name a rhino after yourself or a loved one for a fee.

Once you arrive at Murchison Falls National Park, you will be treated to a range of exciting activities. First, you will go on a game drive with an experienced park ranger who can answer all of your questions and guide you to the best spots for viewing the park’s diverse array of animals, including buffalos, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelope, and waterbucks. You may even spot a leopard if you look closely enough. The highlight of the day will be a boat ride along the Great River Nile to the base of Murchison Falls, where you will see a variety of wildlife such as monkeys, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and hyenas coming to drink water. After the boat ride, you have the option to take a hike to the top of the falls.

For an extra fee, AA Safaris can also arrange an air balloon safari, which gives you the chance to see the entire national park and its surroundings from above. You will get a bird’s eye view of the wild game, the Great and Victoria Niles, the falls, and the Budongo Forest. The air balloon launch is typically done before dawn so that you can watch the sunrise over the savannah and wild game below. When you are dropped off, you will enjoy a Champagne bush breakfast. If you wish, you can also add an additional day to your tour to go chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest at an additional cost. Remember to always leave your tent with a park ranger at night to avoid any encounters with nocturnal predators. Sleeping under the open sky in the park can be an exciting experience, with the soothing sounds of the hippos to lull you to sleep.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Day 4-5: Journey to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee Tracking and Swamp Walk

On this journey from one national park to another, you will have the chance to take in the beautiful scenery of western Uganda, including district town centers, street vendors, miles of green vegetation, tea plantations, and village roadside markets. Kibale National Park, located south of Fort Portal, is home to a diverse array of primates such as rare red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys, as well as chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest.

Kibale National Park is one of the 21 places in Africa where you can track chimpanzees. An experienced park ranger will take you into the Kibale Forest to observe these incredible creatures as they go about their daily routines in the wild, such as grooming, hunting for food, playing, and sitting together. This experience will give you a new perspective on these apes and how they share 98% of human DNA.

You can also choose to visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, where you can see over 200 species of birds, as well as 8 different primate species, reptiles, and even go on a butterfly safari. Alternatively, you can join a community walk and hot meal with the locals, where you will learn about their cultures, engage in art and craft making, listen to folklore, watch dances, and enjoy music.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Day 6-7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Game Drive and Boat Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its diverse landscape, which includes bushland, savannah, forests, and wetlands, as well as the Kazinga Channel, which flows through the park and connects to Lake George and Lake Edward. This abundant source of water attracts a variety of wildlife and birds to the park, including a large population of hippos. A night game drive in the park will give you the chance to see the many animals that call it home, including elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs, and antelopes.

After a breakfast before dawn, you will set out on a game drive during the “golden hours” to watch the savannah inhabitants awaken. Later in the day, you can take a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, which becomes a watering hole for many animals seeking relief from the heat, including crocodiles, hippos, and buffalos. You may even have the opportunity to get close enough to take photos of these animals. If you prefer, you can also go on a hike in the Kyambura Gorge, a geological feature home to various primates such as vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, and red-tailed monkeys.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 8-9: Travelling to Lake Mutanda and Bwindi/ Day 9: Mountain Gorilla tracking

Your journey today will take you south-west to Kisoro, a bustling town located south of Bwindi Forest near the borders of Rwanda and Congo. The winding roads through the rainforests, hilltops, and villages offer some of the best views in Uganda. You will arrive at the tranquil waters of Lake Mutanda and the Mutanda Lake Resort, situated on a peninsula with stunning views of the small islands scattered across the water and the volcanoes of the Virunga Range rising out of the mist in the distance.

Gorilla tracking is the main highlight of a visit to southern Bwindi Forest, but you will also have the opportunity to go on volcano hikes, birdwatching, nature and culture walks, and canoe and paddle board excursions. Don’t miss the chance to catch the sunset from the veranda while enjoying sundowners.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcano Lodge
Day 10: A drive to Kigali

After a hot breakfast, an AA Safaris driver will take you to the border, where you will cross into Rwanda. The drive through the mountainous, evergreen areas of Rwanda will allow you to relax and take in the beauty of this unpolluted environment until you reach the clean city of Kigali. You will be dropped off at the Kigali International Airport. AA Safaris recommends taking a flight after 4 pm to give you at least 3 hours at the airport before your departure. If you are interested in adding one or more extra nights in Kigali to extend your tour, please let us know so we can arrange it for an additional fee.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: No accmmodation


AA Safaris offers a 10-day safari that allows you to experience the best that Uganda has to offer. This unforgettable journey will take you on safari drives, boat rides at Murchison Falls National Park, and intimate gatherings with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest. You will also have the opportunity to have close encounters with gorillas along the canopy-covered trails of Bwindi Forest. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the wild..


Speke Resort Munyonyo
At Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort, you can enjoy luxurious accommodations with stunning views of Lake Victoria and the resort's tropical garden. Our rooms and cottages, which include Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, and Superior Rooms, are spacious and bright, and feature charming African decor with natural fabrics and modern amenities such as high-speed internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services. Our guests are ensured a truly unique and luxurious experience among hotels in Uganda.
Paraa Safari Lodge
Paraa Safari Lodge is located within Murchison Falls National Park, which was established in 1954. The lodge offers stunning views of the River Nile, which flows from Lake Victoria to Lake Albert and is channeled into a narrow gorge that drops 43 meters at Murchison Falls, one of the world's most powerful waterfalls. At Paraa Safari Lodge, you can enjoy a comfortable and peaceful stay while also participating in thrilling adventures. The rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with private bathrooms and balconies.
Kyaninga Lodge
The nine cottages at the Lodge are set apart and raised on platforms, providing privacy and tranquility for guests. Each spacious cottage has a choice of twin or double beds with soft bedding and feather pillows. The indoor seating area leads out to a private deck where you can enjoy morning tea or coffee with views of the lake and Rwenzori Mountains. The en-suite bathrooms feature marble countertop basins on crafted Elgon olive pedestals, freestanding claw-footed baths, and glass-walled showers. Modern solar power ensures that you will always have hot water and access to electrical charging points.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge provides a truly unforgettable experience for visitors. Located on a peninsula within the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park, the lodge is surrounded by the breathtaking Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the "Mountains of the Moon."
Volcano Lodge

Availability and Prices

Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 8,784
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 11,149
Per Person
Jan 16 - 25, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 8,784
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 11,149
Per Person
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