Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari

This 10 Day Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari makes sure you have a very comfortable experience around the African Pearl. You’ll transfer between destinations using chartered flights and see the mist stunning scenery on the continent and stay in stunning safari camps around the country.

From Etebbe, the trip starts in Murchison Falls NP with a savanna game drive and a boat safari bringing you so close to the falls and catching sight of the big & small animals along the Nile river. You’ll see chimps in Kibale, take a boat cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth NP and for the peak highlight of the Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari, will meet and spend an hour with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Talk to our consultants to help customize this African trip to your liking.

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Overview

The Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari is suitable for comfort lovers, short drives on the African bumpy roads and maximize adventure time; is a perfect holiday you do not need to look further!

Covering the highlights of the Beautiful Pearl of Africa, letting you experience most of the country in just a 10 days.

On this tour you will be able to visit Mighty Murchison Falls, game drives, launch cruises, track chimps and the closest relatives to human, trek the gorillas and the beautiful sceneries the pearl of Africa viewed from space.

This adventure will leave you wondering how beautiful Uganda is and indeed The Pearl of Africa.

Safari Highlights

  • Chartered flight transfers between national park
  • Murchison falls National Park, game drives and launch cruise
  • Kibale Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancu and Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Queen Elizabeth park game drives and launch cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Tracking the Ishasha tree climbing lions
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • All meals inclusive with drinking water

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with your Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari driver and guide who will then transfer to your hotel for overnight. 

  • Papyrus Guest House
  • Boma Guest House
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort Hotel

Day 2 – Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Entebbe airport for a flight to Murchison Falls National Park, on landing at Pakuba or Bugungu airstrip, meet and greet with your Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari guide waiting for you and transfer to the lodge.

Murchison Falls National park, one of the oldest parks in Uganda. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 Murchison Falls Park is located in the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley Hosting over 76 species of mammals and 451 species of birds.

It is also bisected by the Victoria Nile which 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the spectacular Murchison Falls.

The river offers a great opportunity for a game drive and the regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes, while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. You may go for an evening game drive or decide to relax at the lodge.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D

Day 3 – Game drive and launch cruise

Early morning game drive in the park searching for the animals, major species likely to be sited on the game drive includes elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, kobs, and on a lucky day even a lion can be sited.

After lunch go for an afternoon Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari boat cruise to the bottom of falls where you will disembark and take a hike to the top of falls, this is a rewarding adventure as the hike is relatives and takes you along the water fall through a forested hill with great views of the waterfalls.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D

Day 4 – Murchison Falls National park to Kibale National Park

This Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari day starts with a morning breakfast and Transfer to the airstrip for a flight from Murchison falls National park to Kasese Airstrip. Meet our guide who will transfer you to Kibale Forest National Park.

Depending on the time you arrive Kibale, visit the crater lakes and hike to the top of the world or relax at the lodge.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D

Day 5 – Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp

Kibale forest has over 1,450 individuals (Chimpanzees) protected within the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors an outstanding opportunity to Track these apes in their natural Habitat.

Tracking starts at 7am with a briefing at Kanyanchu Park headquarter where you will be allocated rangers to take you to the forest. An advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and communicates with your ranger on the radio call. Tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

In the afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, a swamp walk will reward you a great experience hence contributing to the community in the end.

This is a community project aimed at improving the livelihoods of the local people, a local guide will lead you on a developed 4.5km trail through the swamp for approximately 3 hours where you can find several bird species including the great blue Turraccos, Hornibils Kingfishers and also Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, L’hoest Monkey, Vervet Monkeys can be spotted.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D

Day 6Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning relaxed drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch en-route, and afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel will give you great views of several game including Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and birdlife that queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer, off the boat cruise and continue with an evening game drive in the park before returning to your lodge for an overnight.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning transfer to the Ishasha sector of the park for the Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari game drives.

This sector has the largest population of wildlife in the park compared to Mweya and Kasenyi sectors.

Game drive searching for tree climbing lions: on a lucky day you can see several prides resting in the branches of fig trees..

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Morning game drive in the Ishasha plains to increase your chances of seeing the endangered species of lions and a leopard depending on how lucky you are you may come in sight with the big cats, before transferring to Bwindi Gorilla Park arriving for lunch relax at the lodge contemplating on the Gorilla Trekking adventure the next morning.

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 9 – Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.

The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas; this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

MEAL PLAN: B, L, D.

Day 10 – Bwindi Gorilla Park to Entebbe and Departure

The last day of your safari starts with a transfer from Bwindi Forest Park to Kihihi Airstrip for a flight to Entebbe arriving in time to check in for your connecting flight back home.

MEAL PLAN: B, L.

End of Luxury Uganda Wildlife Safari

We believe you have enjoyed your holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Transfers and transport in a 4X4 vehicle
  • Local light weight flights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Game drives
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking
  • Launch cruise to the bottom of falls
  • Launch Cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • 1 Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancu
  • 1 Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe
  • Drinks
  • Visas 
  • Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal Expenditures,
  • And any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Papyrus Guest House Boma Guest House Lake Victoria Serena Resort Hotel
  • Pakuba safari Lodge
  • Twiga Safari Lodge
  • Bakers Lodge
  • Isunga Lodge
  • Primate Lodge Ndali Lodge 
  • Baboon Safari Lodge
  • Parkview Safari Lodge
  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge
  • @ The River Lodge Ishasha I
  • shasha Jungle Lodge
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • Ride 4 a Woman Homestead
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp

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