10 Days Uganda Safari

10 Days
From $8,784
Activity Level
Light
Transport
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

Itinerary

Day 1: Your warm welcome to the pearl of Africa

Upon your arrival, an AA Safaris tour guide/driver will receive you and drive you through Entebbe’s
vibrant town to your hotel. Enjoy some time on the shores of Lake Victoria for a sunset boat cruise as
you relax and adjust to the new surroundings. You can also enjoy the beaches surrounding the Lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyo
Day 2-3: Road trip to Murchison Falls national park/ Explore the Park/Chimpanzee Trek

This day 2 of the tour starts with an early hot breakfast and a road travel experience to the oldest,
biggest nature reserve in Uganda. Stop by the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for you to enjoy rhino trekking. See the endangered rhinos in the wild at close range as you walk guided by a ranger. You can also get more information about the rhino breeding programs or pay to have a rhino named after you or a loved one. Murchison Falls national park is located in Masindi district and has fascinating things to see and do while on the site. The view of the Falls after your hike to the top is breathtaking especially the Victoria Nile snaking through the park grounds, the rushing sound of the waters. A boat safari on the rapids of the Great River Nile will give you a wild feel as you enjoy the ride accompanied by birding and seeing wildlife by the shores especially hippos and crocodiles half immersing their bodies in the water. Please endeavor to leave your tent with a park ranger so as not to be attacked by roaming wild animals that hunt nocturnally. Sleeping under the open skies is an exciting experience as the hippos make laugh like grunts that will calm you to sleep.

A park ranger with experiential knowledge will escort you on this morning game drive so that all your questions will be answered by a professional, he will direct the drive down trails that give better views of whichever animals you want to see. The park has a big population of buffalos, elephants and bird species. Giraffes, lions, antelope, and waterbucks can also be spotted here and if you search the trees carefully, you may even spot one of the elusive leopards. Your day’s highlight will be the boat ride along The Great River Nile’s Murchison falls which will start at a
pickup point till the base of the falls but along the boat ride, you will see monkeys, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas come to drink water. You can choose to take a hike to the top of the falls after the amazing experience of being on the powerful Nile River. An optional activity AA Safaris can arrange for you is an air balloon safari that gives you an aerial view of the entire national park and sometimes its close surroundings. See the wild game from above, the snaking of the Great River Nile and Victoria Nile through the park, the Falls, Budongo forest. All will be seen beneath you look smaller and more fun than being on the ground, its also a good photo opportunity for all participants. This launch is done before the sun dawns/ rises so that you can see the sunrise over the wild game and savannah beneath. When you are dropped off, sit for a Champagne bush breakfast. You can add an extra day in Murchison Falls national park to your tour to do chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest at an additional cost.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge
Day 4-5: Travel to Kibale National Park/ Chimpanzee tracking and a Swamp walk

This road travel is very scenic because of the distance between the two national parks; see district town centers, street vendors, green vegetation fir miles, tea plantations, village roadside markets you drive to western Uganda. Kibale national park is located south of Fort Portal and has a diverse species of primates like the rare red colobus, the black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees in the Kibale forest.

Kibale National Park is one of the 21 places in Africa to track chimpanzees. head to the park
headquarters for an experienced park ranger to take you into Kibale forest for tracking of the
chimpanzees so that you watch these giant creatures for hours as they go about their daily routines in the wild like grooming each other, hunting for fruits and insects, playing, sitting with each other. This changes your perspective of these apes being mere animals to understanding how scientists came to say the chimpanzees share 98% of Human DNA.

Have a hot meal with the locals on a community walk visit where you will learn about the cultures of the peoples surrounding the park. Get engaged in art and craft making and buy some of the locally made crafts, listen to folklore, see the dances and listen to the music for entertainment.
Or you can choose to Visit Bigodi wetland sanctuary where you will see more than 200 bird species, it’s a habitat for 8 primate species, some reptiles, and butterfly safari is possible here.

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

Queen Elizabeth National Game Park is very scenic because it combines bushland, savannah plain
lands. forests, wetlands with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park that connects to Lake George and Lake Edward thus attracting wildlife and birds to it because of the huge waters it offers for survival. This park has one of the largest hippo concentration numbers in the world. A night game drive will reward with the site of the game.

Breakfast before daybreak will let you start the game drive early during the “golden hours” to enjoy
watching the savannah land inhabitants rise like the elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs, antelopes. Let’s go for an afternoon boat ride when the sun is hot so that the Kazinga Channel turns into a drinking spot for many animals especially the crocodiles, hippos, buffalos that immerse themselves in the water to cool off. The animals might be unbothered by your boat so you can take photos of them up close. You can opt for a hike in the valley of apes that is to say the Kyambura gorge which is a geological feature home to several primates like vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, 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

Go on a volcanic hike to see some of the non-extinct volcanoes in the area as you drive to check into your hotel. Go for a swim in Lake Mutanda. The Bwindi national park is home to mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda in the Bwindi forest. Mountain gorillas are currently on the IUCN endangered list however Bwindi national park is home to 50% of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. There are 13 families in the Bwindi forest so you will get to track one of them. After attending a briefing at the park headquarters you will be following a park ranger into the forest whereupon meeting a gorilla family, you will sit and watch the gorillas in their habitat as they hunt, groom, and play with each other. The walk to track these giant animals can last from 1-7 hours depending on where they move and settle in the forest.

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

After a hot breakfast, a AA Safaris driver will take you to the border so that you cross into Rwanda and the drive will continue through the evergreen vegetation of the mountainous areas of Rwanda, relax and let your eyes take in this unpolluted environment till you arrive at the clean Kigali city and you are dropped at the Kigali International airport.
AA Safaris recommends you take a flight after 4 pm so that you arrive at the Kigali international airport for 3 hours or more. If interested in one or more extra nights in Kigali to extend the tour or for some other reason, do let us know so that we arrange for you though it will be at an additional fee.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris has this 10-day safari that lets you see only the best Uganda has to offer especially with
unique features that together weave an unforgettable experience in the wild. Enjoy safari drives, the
Murchison Falls, boat rides at Murchison Falls national park. Be a part of intimate gatherings around the
chimpanzees in Kibale forest and gorilla encounters along the canopy-covered trails of the Bwindi forest.

Accomodations

Speke Resort Munyonyo
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Nile Safari Lodge
The six bandas provide a high level of luxury and service inclusive of a traditional freestanding bathtub; perfect for relaxing and enjoying the evening views. A monsoon high-pressure indoor shower, vital for the early morning safari game drives and an outdoor shower designed to embrace the beauty of the nature surrounding your banda.
Kyaninga Lodge
Set apart and raised on platforms, the Lodges's nine cottages offer you privacy and tranquillity. Each spacious cottage comes with a choice of twin or double beds made up with the softest bed linen and feather pillows. An indoor seating area leads out to a private deck where you can enjoy morning tea or coffee with views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. The en-suite bathrooms boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers. With modern solar power, you will always have hot water and electrical charging points.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described 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
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages