10 Days Best of Uganda Safaris Tours; Uganda is the best tourist destination with a variety of endless attractions. The 10 days best of Uganda safaris tours is comprised of the most outstanding tourist attractions for a Uganda safari. These include; Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park, Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga gorilla national park, the mighty Murchison falls in Murchison falls national park, the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park, wildlife tours in Kidepo valley national park, Source of River Nile to mention but a few.
Here is a 10 days best of Uganda safari tour to some of the most visited national parks in Uganda where you will explore the different forest and savannah experiences. A number of tourist activities will be explored for example game drives, boat cruises and primates tracking.
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Murchison falls – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
On this first day of your Uganda Safari, you are picked from your hotel/resident in the morning by the driver guide to start your journey to Murchison falls national park which is the largest national park. Since there are no Rhinos in Murchison, you will first stop at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for a rhino tracking experience then later afternoon after a lunch meal, proceed to Murchison falls national park. Drive to the top of the falls for an epic experience of the mighty Murchison waterfalls. Before night fall, proceed to relax at your lodge and have dinner before your night rest.
Accommodations options; Heritage Safari Lodge/Twiga Safari lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp for budget, Pakuba Safari lodge/Murchison River lodge for mid-range/Paraa Safari lodge/Bakers lodge/Nile Safari lodge/Chobe Safari lodge for luxury.
Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise
On this day, you will wake up quite early, have your well served breakfast then head out for a game drive in the wilderness of the park. The delta is expected to have many animals in the morning. Some of the animals that can be seen include; elephants, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda kobs, waterbucks among others. The lions, hyenas and leopards are not very common to find unless you get lucky. Return to your lodge, have lunch then drive to River Nile. At 2 pm a boat sets off to the bottom of the falls. Enjoy streaming views of hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.
After viewing the falls at the bottom, you have an option of hiking Bakers trail leading you to the top of the falls. This hike in interesting in a way that it gives you sights of the falls at different viewpoints. The hike is quite tuff so you need to be physically fit to do it. Meet your driver at the end of the boat cruise or at the top to return to your lodge to relax and enjoy your evening chilling with a glass of wine or beer while reading a book. Dinner will be served at your continent time and later night rest at your chosen lodge as above.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
On this third day of the 10 days best Uganda safari tour, breakfast will be served early to have enough time to drive during the day to reach Kibale forest national park. Depart Murchison as early as 6 am for your full day drive with stunning views of the landscape and the people; explore some interesting places like the markets to get some fruits along your drive. Stop for lunch at some local restaurant. Reach Kibale forest late afternoon and as you drive to your lodge, en route visit some of the crater lakes that are close to the park. Check-in your lodge, have dinner and sleep at leisure.
Accommodation options; Chimpanzee Guest house/Kibale Forest Camp for mid-range/Isunga lodge for budget/Kyaninga lodge/Ndali lodge for luxury
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland Visit
On this day after enjoying your breakfast very early, meet your driver and drive to the park headquarters for briefing about Chimpanzee tracking. Come set with your trekking gears like hiking shoes and the right clothes for a rainforest; carry your water and snacks. The tracking experience starts at 8 am entering the forest in search of the primates, encounter other primates like the black and white colobus monkeys and other primates. This activity takes about 2-5 hours to find the chimpanzees depending on their location. On locating them, you will spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees while taking pictures. Return to your lodge for lunch before you drive to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk experience in this swamp. It’s one of the best destinations for bird watching while on a Uganda safari tour. Before night fall, return to your lodge for dinner and night rest at your lodge as above.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park – Boat cruise and evening game drive
After breakfast as the best recommended time by your driver, depart for Queen Elizabeth national park. It’s about 3 hours’ drive from Kibale forest. Arrive in the park late morning, explore the exploration crater lakes before you connect to check-in your lodge then have lunch. Depart your lodge before 2pm for the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel of Lake George and Edward. Water animals and birds will be seen.
As you finish your boat cruise, connect for a game drive in the Kasenyi area. In the evening hours, most of the animals are active so this is a good opportunity to see animals most especially the predators like lions, leopards and hyenas, other animals include including Elephants, Cape Buffaloes and all species of antelopes.
Accommodation options; Pumba Safari Cottages/Kasenyi safari lodge for budget, Parkview Safari lodge/Elephant Hub/Enganzi lodge/Enjojo lodge/Bush lodge for mid-range, Kyambura Gorge I lodge/Mweya Safari lodge/Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Elephant plains lodge for luxury
Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
On this sixty day of the 10 days best of Uganda safari tour, you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The tree climbing lions are best experienced in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, so you will driver there in the morning after your breakfast. On your game drive, get an opportunity to view the lions lying on tree branches as the sun gets hot. Have lunch as any of the available stopover before you embark to Bwindi forest. You will drive to a sector where your gorilla permits will be reserved. Arrive late afternoon and check-in your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options; Bakiga lodge/Ruhija Friends Resort for budget, Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/Buhoma Haven lodge for mid-range, Mahogany Springs lodge/Nkuringo gorilla lodge/Buhoma lodge/Chameleon Hill lodge/Clouds Gorilla lodge for luxury
Day 7: Gorilla trekking experience.
On this remarkable day, wake up early, have your breakfast and with your tracking gears, you’re your driver to drive you to the park head offices for briefing from the park warden about the mountain gorillas. The hike in the impenetrable forest starts at 8 am. The hike can take anything from 2-8 hours depending on the location of the gorillas and if interested you can take a porter with you. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 8 meters away. Descend from the mountain and meet your driver to return to the lodge to unwind and dinner and overnight stay at the lodge as above.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. The Lake has almost 32 Islands. The Lake is a good stop over for relaxation for people from trekking Mountain Gorillas. Upon arrival, check-in your lodge, have lunch then go on a boat ride. This will enable you visit most of the islands on the Lake. Each Island is named according to the bird species found on the Island and some were named because of their purposes for example the Punishment Island which is the smallest and was used by the Bakiga people to drop their girls who got pregnant before marriage. After the Boat ride, return back to the Lodge for relaxation while you watch the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at your checked-in lodge
Accommodation options; Bunyonyi Overland Resort for budget, Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi/Bunyonyi Eco-lodge/Bunyonyi Safari lodge for mid-range, Bunyonyi BirdNest lodge for luxury
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – walking safari
On this ninety day of the 10 days best of Uganda safaris tours, as you finish your breakfast, ensure your luggage is at the lobby where the driver can easily access for your transfer to Lake Mburo national park. It’s the smallest national park where you will only find the Impala and if you missed Kidepo valley national park, you will get an opportunity to see the Zebras at Lake Mburo Park. It’s a 5 hours’ drive from Bunyonyi. Reach the park in the afternoon, check-in for lunch. Later after go on a relaxing boat trip on lake Mburo then later evening, do an evening walking safari exploring wildlife on foot. Explore to find the impalas, zebras, elands, giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Oribi and other animals. Retreat from the activity and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation options; Eagles Nest lodge for budget, Mihingo lodge for luxury, Rwakobo Rock lodge/Mpogo lodge/Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo for mid-range
Day 10: Return to Kampala or Departure
Day 10 marks the end of your 10 days best of Uganda safaris tours with an exciting drive back to Kampala or flight back home. After your breakfast, meet your driver and start your journey back to Kampala. It’s a 5 hours’ drive from Lake Mburo national park to Kampala. The drive is rewarding with a stop at the equator in Masaka and lunch. Reach Kampala early afternoon and depending on your schedule, you will be either be dropped off at your own booked accommodation or be dropped at Entebbe airport for your evening flight back home. End of 10 days best of Uganda safaris tours.