10-Day Best of Uganda Adventure - 10 Days

10-Day Best of Uganda Adventure
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This 10-day safari is action packed, adventurous and full of excitement. This trip takes you much closer to the best of Uganda with a wide range of excursions. The trip is open all year round featuring a combination of the primate species of Uganda and more game especially enjoyed on a boat cruise. The lodges are comfortable and can be customized at any location to fit your needs and interests. Come explore Africa with us!

Day 1
Entebbe - Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our representative and then driven to Kampala and will check-in at the Cassia Lodge for your dinner and overnight stay. In case of late night flights, we recommend that overnight in Entebbe at Boma Guest House.

Main Destination:

Kampala

Accommodation:

Cassia Lodge

• Mid-range hotel located in or near Kampala

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2
Fort Portal

After breakfast you will be driven to Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro Kingdom which lies in the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. You will have lunch as you travel. In the evening, we organize a visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk in the Frost Sanctuary where you will have the chance to spot some of the endemic albertine species. Later in the evening you will travel to Primate Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Fort Portal

Accommodation:

Primate Lodge - Kibale

• Mid-range cottage located in or near Fort Portal

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3
Chimpanzee trekking - Queen Elizabeth Park

After breakfast your day’s activities include a nature walk in Kibale National Park where you will experience the tropical rainforest, bird watching and a once in a lifetime encounter with chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale National Park contains the highest primates’ density in the world. Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey. Moreover, 325 species of birds are recorded in the area.

In the afternoon you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Upon entering the part you will take part in an exciting game drive as you make your way to Enganzi Lodge where you will check-in, have dinner and settle in for the night.

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP – See all animals

ChimpanzeeOccasional

ElephantCommon

HippoAbundant

BuffaloCommon

LionCommon

LeopardOccasional

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Accommodation:

Enganzi Lodge

• Mid-range cottage located inside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4
Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will rise early, check-out and with breakfast in hand, head out on a sunrise game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi Village. You will spot lion, elephant, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, Ugandan kob, and perhaps the leopard though shy and rare to be seen. In the early afternoon you will take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya Peninsula along Kazinga Channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. On this boat cruise you will see plenty of hippo, buffalo and elephant as they are drinking along the shores of the channel. You will have lunch and then continue your journey south to the Ishasha Sector, a vast savannah between the rivers Ishasha and Ntungwe. At sundown, you will head back to Ishasha Jungle Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation:

Ishasha Jungle Lodge

• Mid-range cottage located inside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5
Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will check-out and head out on a morning game drive in Ishasha where you might have a chance to see the tree-climbing lion which are seen during the hot hours of the day as they lie resting on the tops of figs trees. You will see herds of buffalo, elephant, topi antelope and more. After lunch you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; a natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas and a Heritage Site under Unesco for the biodiversity importance. The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. You will check-in to the Bwindi Engagi Lodge, have dinner and settle in for the night.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi Impenetrable NP – See all animals

GorillaCommon

ChimpanzeeRare

White RhinoNone

Black RhinoNone

LionNone

LeopardNone

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Accommodation:

Bwindi Engagi Lodge

• Mid-range cottage located inside Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will enter the tropical rainforest of Bwindi for your gorilla safari. You will follow the ranger/guides in a maximum group of 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. Once located, you will have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, all the while taking once in a lifetime photographs. Later in the evening you will return to Bwindi Engagi Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation:

Bwindi Engagi Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located inside Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7
Bwindi - Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you will check-out and travel to Lake Mburo National Park. This small game park found in the central region of Uganda, the Ankole is the perfect stop over between Bwindi and Entebbe. You will have lunch and then go for a game drive in search for the beautiful impala, eland, topi, antelope, buffalo, and zebras. In the late afternoon you will make your way to the Rwakobo Rock Lodge where you will check-in, have dinner and settle in for the night.

Main Destination:

Lake Mburo National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP – See all animals

GiraffeOccasional

HippoCommon

BuffaloCommon

ZebraCommon

LeopardOccasional

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HyenaOccasional

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Mburo NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8
Lake Mburo National Park

This day is a day for you to spend at your leisure. After breakfast you may engage in optional activities like a nature walk to encounter zebra and the antelope at close range with an armed ranger and guide. You lunch and dinner will be at the lodge. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

Main Destination:

Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Mburo NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9
Lake Mburo - Entebbe

After breakfast you will take your last nature walk in the park and then a boat tour on the lake; before returning to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will check-out and begin your journey back to Entebbe. By evening you will arrive in Entebbe for your overnight stay at Carpe Diem Guest House. Dinner is not included unless you order in advance. You will settle in here for the night.

Main Destination:

Entebbe

Accommodation:

Carpe Diem Guest House

• Mid-range guest house located in or near Entebbe

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10
Entebbe - Flight Home

After breakfast you will drive to Entebbe for your flight out from Entebbe International Airport. In case of late evening flights, we can recommend some extra activities including a visit to the Chimpanzee Island of Ngamba. This is where your safari will end.

Main Destination:

Entebbe

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Included

  • • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • • International flights (From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Rates Per Person

Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people
Jan 1, '18 - Dec 31, '18 n/a* $2,880 $2,620 $2,490 $2,420 $2,370 Get Quote
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  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).

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Price From USD$2,880/person
2,880
Total $ 2,880 USD