8 days classic Uganda safari
The 8 days classic Uganda safari will start and end in Kampala. Here you will have to visit 5 places in Uganda that are Murchison falls national park which is a great site for seeing both water animals and birds.
Animals such as hippos, crocodiles, and birds such as Shoebill, Grey-crowned crane, Abyssinian ground, Black-headed Lapwing, White-headed vulture, Senegal thick-knee. Visit Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee and other primates such as baboons, black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, golden monkeys, vervet monkeys, and others.
Visit the Bigodi swamp characterized with unique flora and fauna. Have an entertaining wildlife viewing at Queen Elizabeth national park. Here you will have a great chance of seeing the rare tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park.
Leaving aside tree-climbing lions there are other animals which include elephants, giraffes, leopards, buffaloes, and many others. At last, you will have to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park for the great mountain gorilla trekking. This will honor you are chance to seeing the remaining 880 rare mountain gorillas.
8 days classic Uganda safari Itinerary
- Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
After your breakfast in Kampala, you will be met by our safari guide and then will drive North-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park. Have a brief stopover in Masindi town for lunch and then proceed to the Park where upon arrival, you will visit the famous Top of the falls.
Here you will be able to see Nile’s beauty perfected in a way that its water compress from 50 meters and squeezes through a 7-meter canyon dropping 40 meters thus making a thunderous roar and rainbow. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chili Campsite/Sambiya River Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge
- Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise to the Bottom of the falls
After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for the game drive in the Northern sector of the Park. Depending on where your accommodation was, you will first catch the 6:00 am ferry to the other side of the Park for this wonderful long game drive.
You will lookout for early risers and also predators such as Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Antelopes, Hartebeests, warthogs and so many others. Return to your lodge for lunch and then later in the afternoon, enjoy the 3 hours launch cruise along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls where you will be able to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and so on.
Your boat will stop 10 meters away from the “Devil’s Cauldron” where you will be able to take pictures of the majestic Murchison Falls. Return to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Camp/Red Chili Campsite/Sambiya River Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will set out for a whole day drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National Park. The journey will take you through homesteads of the true African culture, tea and banana plantations and so on.
Have lunch en route in Hoima and then later proceed with your journey to Fort portal hence reaching the Park in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndali Safari Lodge/Primates Lodge/Kibale Safari Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge/Chimpanzee guest house.
- Day 4 of the 8 days classic Uganda safari: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
After breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters at Kanyachu for the chimp trek briefing. After this, you will proceed into the forest for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale is well-known for harboring the largest number of primates.
The search for chimpanzees in this forest may reward you with other primates such as the grey Mangabeys, pottos, colobus monkeys, bush babies, baboons and many more. Return back to the lodge for lunch after which you will go for a walk in Bigodi Swamp.
The swamp is characterized by unique flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndali Safari Lodge/Primates Lodge/Kibale Safari Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge/Chimpanzee guest house.
- Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will embark on the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey to the park. En-route visit the crater regions and reach the Park by afternoon. Upon arriving have lunch and then go for the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is the spot with the largest concentration of Hippos in Africa as well as a number of bird species including migrant birds. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge
- Day 6 of the 8 days classic Uganda safari: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector which is famously known for the rare tree-climbing lions. Your drive in the Ishasha sector will enable you to encounter different wildlife animals such as Elephants, tree-climbing lions, Buffaloes and so on. This will be a game drive en-route before reaching Buhoma the Park headquarters of Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.
- Day 7: Gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest
Early morning, you will have breakfast and then report to the Park Ranger Station before 8:00 am for a brief talk about the Gorillas and the tracking rules. This will be done by one of the ranger guides of the Station.
After this, your rangers will lead you to track the endangered world giants also called the Mountain gorillas through the bush, undergrowth and parting thick creepers. On your way to see the Gorillas, look out for other primate species like the Monkeys, baboons and a lot of bird species.
Upon meeting the Gorillas, you can opt to sit around these great apes for a whole 1 hour gazing into their big round eyes as well as taking photographs. You are reminded to take with you your packed lunch and mineral water since the gorilla trek time is unpredictable and it ranges from half an hour up to 8 hours depending on the movement of these primates.
After tracking the gorillas, you will return back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Resort/Gorilla Forest Camp/Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/Buhoma Community Bandas.
- Day 8 of the 8 days classic Uganda safari: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will depart for Kampala with a brief stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch. You will reach Kampala in the evening and drop off will be at your Hotel in the town.
End of the 8 days classic Uganda safari
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