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Uganda is a stunning nation in East Africa; it is landlocked but has amazing physical characteristics and an environment that is constantly green, allowing you to see the best of the continent’s wildlife composition, which ranges from the open Savannah to the mysterious forests of the country’s southwest and includes flowering primates like the mountain gorilla species, Gorilla Beringei. The trip starts in the bustling city centre of Kampala, which is built on seven angelic hills and has a top-notch mingling of cultures. Within the city is the Buganda Kingdom, which has a rich cultural heritage. Their staple foods are matooke, bananas, and any food source prepared in “Luwombo.”

8 Days Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda

Tour Highlight

  • Wildlife Views.
  • Gorilla Trekking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe – Transfer to Kampala for City Tour

When you arrive, a representative from World Africa Journeys will greet you and take you to the lodge for check-in before taking you on a tour of Kampala, where you will see the Buganda parliament, the Kasubi Royal tombs, which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Buganda kingdom, and the Namugongo shrine, where Uganda martyrs lost their lives as a result of extreme religious conviction. Have dinner and stay overnight at Speke Apartments.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to Murchison Falls National Park, which is about a 6-hour drive away and located along the scenic Kampala-Gulu highway. En route, you will stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only location in Uganda where you can find rhinos, to track them. They are followed for two to three hours on foot. You will go to the top of the falls, if time permits, to view the Nile. Dinner is served, and you spend the night at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise

Breakfast first thing in the morning, followed by a wildlife drive along the northern bank of Pakuba, where you may see many different creatures, including elephants, oribi, giraffes, African buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, and warthogs, to name a few. From the Paraa pier, return to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon boat tour down the River Nile. The voyage lasts for around 2-3 hours, during which time you may see hippos and Nile crocodiles lounging by the river’s banks. Have dinner and stay overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

It takes approximately 9 hours to drive there. Lunch will be served en route, and then we’ll continue on to the lodge, where you’ll check in and have dinner. After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Driving through the ever-green rolling vegetation cover and hills is amazing. The ride is always very scenic, and as you approach the forest, nature always welcomes you. Have dinner and stay overnight at Kyaniga Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi Swamp Walk

Following breakfast, we will meet at the park’s main office for a briefing on how to behave around primates. Led by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the tracking takes 2 to 3 hours in the trees. While there, keep an eye out for other species like black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, and red colobus monkeys. You are given an hour to photograph the chimpanzees since they make such a loud sound as you get close to them. After lunch at the resort and an afternoon Bigodi swamp walk, your guide will meet you there. The marshy region is home to many bird species, including additional monkeys, birds, and angelic butter flies. Have dinner and staying overnight at Kyaniga Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you’ll travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the few remaining locations where you can still see mountain gorillas. The park is home to half the population of these primates, and on the way there, you’ll pass through the southern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha, which is known for its tree-climbing lion population. On a good day, seeing them is simple; on bad days, it takes a keen eye. Arrive at the lodge for dinner and staying overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking Experience

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll head to the park headquarters for a briefing before venturing into the forest. Tracking is done in groups of eight per gorilla family, guided by a ranger from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The terrain of the park may initially seem challenging, but it will all be worth it when you encounter the gentle species and spend an hour with them while adhering to the gorilla rules and regulations. If you’re lucky, you could encounter L’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and forest elephants. Have dinner and stay overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 8: Departure

You will have breakfast after which you transfer to Entebbe for departure, with have lunch en route.

Tour Includes

  • Park entrance and conservation fees
  • Full board meals and drinks
  • Water for highland areas
  • English speaking guide
  • Gorilla permits
  • 4×4 wheel car drive
  • Chimpanzee permits

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • All extras non mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Visas and air tickets.
  • Expenses incurred as a result of personal delays.
  • Meals and drinks non mentioned in the travel plan.
  • Laundry services.

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