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10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Wildlife, Community Tours & Lake Bunyonyi

10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview

10 Days Uganda safari tour is an extraordinary 10 day safari in Uganda vacation. This amazing Uganda tour offers memorable gorilla trekking in Bwindi park and chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park.

These great adventures are coupled with game-viewing safaris in Murchison Falls National Park, and Queen Elizabeth park, thrilling community tours, a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi, and relaxation, as well as great views around Uganda.

Your 10 days Uganda safari trip starts in Entebbe town– a small tranquil town located on the charming shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake with over 68,800km2.

Then, you’ll visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking on foot, and after, continue to explore Murchison Falls NP– Uganda’s biggest national park.

Murchison park is one of the ideal parks for Uganda wildlife safaris.  It boasts 4 of the Big Five counting Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Elephants. Also, it holds the world’s strongest waterfall.

After a great wildlife experience, you’ll transfer to Kibale National Park– the Primate Capital of Africa. Kibale holds the highest concentration and diversity of primates in Africa counting 1500 Chimpanzees.

Upon finishing chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, visit the Bigodi village community to explore the amazing African way of living.

Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park– Uganda’s most famous safari destination holding over 600 bird species and amazing big game including the rare tree-climbing Lions.

Finally, after exploring Queen Elizabeth NP, you’ll transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- the best site for gorilla trekking in Uganda. This UNESCO site holds almost 50% of the 1,063 Mountain gorillas living on earth!

On finishing your gorilla trekking adventure, you’ll enjoy a tranquil boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

Lastly, you’ll visit Mburo national park for a lovely game walk safari before transferring back to Entebbe where this 10 days Uganda safari trip began.

You Can Book (Customize) This Affordable 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour To Your Interests To Experience The Ultimate Uganda Wildlife Safari Encounter

10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Safari Prime Activities

  • On-foot Rhino tracking
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
  • A cultural tour in Bigodi village
  • Searching for the mysterious tree-climbing Lions
  • Kazinga channel boat cruise
  • Nile boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi- Uganda’s most beautiful lake
  • Uganda wildlife safari game drives in Murchison falls park and Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Visiting the top of Murchison Falls
  • Game walking safari in Mburo national park
  • Uganda Equator line crossing experience
  • Exploring the amazing stunning landscapes of Uganda and rural villages

10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Featured Parks(Destinations)

Day 1: Entebbe

Day 2 & 3: Murchison Falls NP & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 4 & 5: Kibale forest national park & Bigodi Community

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park

Day 10: Entebbe

10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe airport and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Undertake on foot rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary en-route

Day 3: Enjoy a morning game drive in the Buligi game area and an afternoon Nile boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls

Day 4: Visiting the top of Murchison falls and transfer to Kibale forest national park thru fort portal town

Day 5: Have a chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale & an afternoon village walk in the Bigodi community

Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Undertake the Kazinga channel boat cruise and enjoy an evening game drive along the channel track

Day 7: Continue to Bwindi impenetrable park via Queen Elizabeth park’s Ishasha sector- home of tree-climbing lions

Day 8: Undertake Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and a boat cruise

Day 9: Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo national park for an evening game drive

Day 10: Undertake a morning walking safari in Mburo park. Transfer back to Entebbe, make a stop at Uganda equator line Kayabwe

10 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda via Entebbe Airport And Transfer To Your Hotel In Entebbe

Your 10 days Uganda safari holiday starts when you land at Entebbe airport. Our welcoming guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe town to unwind, have supper, and overnight.

Entebbe is a miniature and peaceful town in central Uganda found on the stunning shores of Lake Victoria just about 40km southwest of Kampala.  This town boasts admirable beaches of Lake Victoria- the largest tropical lake in the world.

If your flight lands earlier in the day, you can choose to visit one or more of the amazing surrounding sites.

You can visit the spectacular Entebbe Botanical Gardens to encounter over 300 beautiful plant species counting both exotic and indigenous ones of Uganda. Numerous birds of Uganda and amazing primates such as Black-and-white Colobus Monkeys are residents here!

Also, you can decide to visit the nearby Uganda Wildlife Education Center commonly known as “Entebbe zoo”. While here, you’ll learn and also have a close encounter with most of the native animals of Uganda.

Other amazing sites in Entebbe you can visit include local markets to get lovely souvenirs, as well as visiting Ngamba Island Sanctuary in L. Victoria to watch Chimpanzees. There’s also Mabamba swamp- an ideal site to spot the rare Shoe-bill.

 Accommodation options include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Activities & Services:

  • Pick up from the airport
  • Transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Undertake On foot Rhino tracking on Foot In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En-route

Day 2 of your 10 days safari Uganda holiday begins with an early gorgeous breakfast at your lodge around 6 am.

After, you’ll set off for a 5-6 hours scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park- Uganda’s oldest and among the most visited parks for wildlife safaris in Uganda.

This drive will take you through pleasant towns and amazing rural villages of Uganda.  Eventually, you’ll make a remarkable stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- Uganda’s only site to track, and photograph the magnificent Rhinos in their natural habitat.

You’ll enjoy a memorable 2 hours hike learning about the behaviors of Rhinos with the help of a local knowledgeable ranger guide.

From this thrilling experience, you’ll go for a delicious lunch at the nearby Kabalega Dinner and continue the drive to Murchison falls park.

This great park covers over 3,893km2 land area, boasting about 144 animal species counting 4 of the African safari Big Five. Also, Murchison park holds over 451 bird species as well as breathtaking scenery.

The world’s longest river the Nile bisects the flourishing grasslands of Murchison Falls NP which are edged by lush riverine forests.

After, it fights to pass through a narrow gorge thus, leading to the formation of the world’s strongest waterfall- the giant Murchison Falls.

Upon arrival in the early evening, you’ll check in at your lodge relax and then have dinner as well as overnight.

Accommodation option includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance And Time: Approx. 311km (5-6 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • Rhino tracking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Drive to Murchison falls park

Optional Activity:

  • Night safari game drive

Day 3: Enjoy A Morning Game Drive In Buligi Game Area And An Afternoon Nile Boat Cruise To The Bottom of Murchison Falls

After having an early breakfast at your lodge around 6 am, you’ll head to the Buligi game area for a 3-4 hours game drive. This drive will give you a golden opportunity of exploring the picturesque grasslands of the northern Murchison Falls NP.

On the exciting drive, you’ll enjoy great views of the sunrise as you look out for:

  • Buffaloes
  • Elephants
  • Leopards
  • Lions
  • Hyenas
  • Hippos
  • Warthogs
  • Numerous antelope species such as Hartebeests, Bush-bucks, Water-bucks, and Oribis.
  • Patas Monkeys and,
  • Baboons

Also, you’ll encounter amazing Savannah birds such as Abyssinian Ground Horn-bill, Palm-nut Vultures, Marshal Eagles, Long-crested Eagles, as well as Back-chested Snake Eagles, etc. After the drive, return to your lodge, settle for lunch and some bit of relaxation.

During the afternoon, you’ll transfer for a 2 pm boat cruise on the legendary Nile River to the bottom of the giant Murchison Falls.

On this picturesque 2 hours boat cruise on the Nile, you’ll encounter giant Nile Crocodiles and pods of Hippos amazingly submerged in water.

Also, you’ll encounter numerous birds counting the beautiful Red-throated Bee-eaters along Nyamusika cliff.

Eventually, dock a distance from the bottom of the breathtaking Murchison Falls- the world’s strongest waterfall.

You’ll sight the 50m wide fabled Nile River rumbling through an 8m narrow rocky fissure before plunging 45m to form a Devil’s cauldron! After this memorable cruise, you’ll be transferred to your lodge for dinner as well as overnight.

Accommodation Choice includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Activities And Services:

  • Safari game drive in the scenic plains of the Buligi game area
  • A Nile boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls.

Optional Activity:

  • Night safari game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Spot fishing along the Nile
  • Visiting Mubako village

Day 4: Visiting The Top Of Murchison Falls And Transfer To Kibale Forest National Park Thru Fort Portal Town

Get a relaxed breakfast at your lodge and undertake a drive to the top of Murchison Falls to view the most powerful waterfall in the world from another angle.

After seeing the beautiful waterfalls, you’ll embark on a picturesque 6 hours drive to Kibale National Park. The drive will take you through amazing rural Ugandan villages as you cross the picturesque Albertine rift valley.

In time for lunch, you’ll arrive in Fort Portal town– one of the most scenic areas in Uganda. Fort Portal town sits in the shadow of the legendary Mountains of the Moon as well as holding numerous beautiful tea plantations.

After your delicious lunch in this charming town, you’ll continue to Kibale park- one of Uganda’s most beautiful and diverse tropical forests.

Covering over 667km of land area, Kibale National Park is famous for its highest concentration of primates in Africa.

This bio-diverse park holds over 13 primate species counting almost 1,500 Chimpanzees- man’s closest genetic cousins. Also, over 370 bird species call it home, most are forest birds of Uganda.

Upon arrival in the late afternoon, you’ll check in your lodge, unwind, and have dinner as well as overnight.

Accommodation option includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: Approx. 366km (6-7 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • Visit the top of Murchison Falls
  • Drive to Kibale forest national park

Day 5: Undertake Chimpanzee Trekking Adventure In Kibale & An Afternoon Village Walk In Bigodi Community

After, your early breakfast at 6:30 am from your lodge, you’ll move to Kibale park headquarters for a sensational Kibale chimpanzee briefing at 8 am.

The briefing is conducted by a knowledgeable park ranger who will guide you on the dos and don’ts of this memorable experience. Following the briefing, you’ll head into the jungle in search of chimps on foot!

In size, Chimpanzees are smaller than their cousins (Mountain gorillas). However, they’re more charming, and intelligent living in communities of about 20-150 individuals.

The chimpanzee trek in Kibale usually takes about 2-5 hours depending on the location of the chimps. Visitors have over 95% chance of spotting Chimpanzees in Kibale Park– This is far better than any other place in Uganda or Rwanda.

On encountering chimps, you’re limited to one magical hour watching these amazing human-like creatures and you’re free to take photos as you wish! Visitors are encouraged to use flash-less cameras.

After a thrilling encounter with Chimpanzees, move back to your lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, you’ll undertake a guided remarkable cultural walk in Bigodi village. While on this amazing walk, you’ll visit a traditional healer, a primary school, and homes of elderly men and women to hear about interesting old stories.

On finishing the walk, move back to your lodge for relaxation, and have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Activities & Services:

  • Morning chimpanzee trekking in Kibale park
  • Afternoon walk in Bigodi village

Day 6: Travel To Queen Elizabeth National Park. Undertake Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise And Enjoy An Evening Game Drive Along The Channel Track

You’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast around 8:30 am and after transfer on a 2-3 hours drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park- a UN Man and Biosphere and one of the popular parks for wildlife safaris in Uganda.

This park holds over 1978km2 with a range of landscapes counting: the spectacular craters and freshwater lakes, rolling Savannah, humid forests, as well as fertile wetlands.

These diverse ecosystems are home to diverse wildlife counting almost 95 mammal species and over 600 Uganda birds.

You’ll arrive during lunchtime, check in at your lodge, have lunch, and unwind a bit.

During the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a 2 hours scenic boat trip on Kazinga channel. Kazinga channel is a 32km natural channel connecting the small Lake George to George- This is one of the sites holding the highest density of Hippos in Africa.

The channel shores are dotted with huge Crocodiles, Elephants; herds of idle Buffaloes, Antelopes, and numerous water birds along the shores. Furthermore, this amazing cruise will expose you to local fishing villages.

This incredible boat trip on Kazinga channel is one of the top highlights of your 10 days Uganda safari tour.

After this relaxing boat cruise, you’ll enjoy a short game drive along the channel track as you transfer to your lodge to unwind, get dinner as well as an overnight.

Accommodation options include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: l20km (2-3 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • Transferring to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Day 7: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Park via Queen Elizabeth Park’s Ishasha Sector- Home Of Tree-Climbing Lions

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at 8 am and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, driving southwards through the southern sector of Queen’s park (Ishasha).

On reaching the Ishasha plains, you’ll undertake a game drive in search of the mysterious tree-climbing Lions. You’ll spot them resting up in big Fig tree branches gazing at Uganda kobs grazing in the plains.

Buffaloes, Elephants, Topis, as well as various birds, are hardly missed during this drive. After this notable experience, you’ll exit the park and continue the drive to Bwindi.

This 160km (4-7 hours) drive will take you through impressive undulating hills, and amazing traditional homesteads thus, offering you impressive views.

En route, you’ll undertake lunch before reaching Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- a UNESCO world heritage site covering over 321km2 on the edge of the rift valley. This park holds mist- hills that are covered in one of Africa’s most biologically diverse and oldest rain-forests.

The Bwindi forest boasts over 400 plant species, 120 mammal species, and over 350 forest birds in Uganda. However, Bwindi is internationally known for its being the best place for gorilla safaris in Africa. The park holds almost 50% of the 1063 Mountain gorillas on earth.

You’ll reach in the evening, check in at your lodge, unwind, have dinner, and overnight. Get ready for gorilla trekking the next morning.

Accommodation Options Include: Budget, Mid-range, And Luxury

Drive Distance And Time:  Approx. 160km (4-7 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Search for the Mysterious tree-climbing Lions in the Ishasha sector

Day 8: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi National Park And Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Relaxation And A Boat Cruise

On day 8 of your 10 days Uganda safari trip, you’ll enjoy what most people define as a life-changing adventure– meeting with the shy gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest!

After enjoying your early breakfast around 6:30 am, you’ll drive to Bwindi park headquarters for a briefing from an expert ranger guide about the activity at 8 am.

Following the briefing, you’ll go on the trailhead in the dense misty forest, home of beautiful birds, rare monkeys, and over 200 colorful butterfly species.

Normally, gorilla trekking takes about 2-8 hours in the jungle. Please note that this thrilling adventure can be a bit strenuous as it involves hiking fairly steep hills in the misty dense forest of Bwindi. However, the effort is worth it!

On encountering these shy cool giants of Bwindi, you’ll enjoy them feeding, grooming, eating napping as well as playing. You’ll also get to know their amazing behaviors.

Encountering Mountain gorillas in their natural environment is such an inspiring moment worth undertaking on your Uganda vacation.

After enjoying an hour with gorillas, you’ll take your lunch and move back park headquarters for your gorilla trekking certificate.

From here, you’ll transfer to Lake Bunyonyi- Uganda’s most magnificent lake for relaxation. While here, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this lake and a tranquil boat cruise where you’ll explore some of the prominent islands on Bunyonyi Lake.

Accommodation choices include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time:  Approx. 55-85km (1-3 hours drive)

Activities & Services

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park
  • A boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi

Day 9: Drive From Lake Bunyonyi To Mburo National Park For An Evening Game Drive

After a relaxed breakfast on day 9 of your 10 days Uganda safari tour, embark on a 4-hour drive to Lake Mburo NP– the smallest Savannah park in Uganda covering over 260km2.

Regardless of the small size of Mburo park, this park boasts over 350 bird species and over 68 animal species including Leopards, Buffaloes as well as Hyenas. This spectacular park is the only place in western Uganda to spot Zebras, beautiful Elands, and the Impalas.

Over 5 lakes are found within the park and are home to Hippos, Crocs, as well water birds. The swamps around these lakes are ideal grounds for Sitatunga antelopes.

From Lake Bunyonyi, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive passing through lush coffee and banana plantations, small villages, and spectacular rolling hills. Reaching Mbarara town, you’ll make a stop at Igongo Cultural Center for a traditional delicious lunch.

This massive commercial complex houses one of Uganda’s best museums in addition to a 5-star hotel, a premier restaurant, and craft centers.

On finishing lunch, you’ll continue to Mburo park and along the way towards the park entrance, expect to encounter amazing herds of long-horned Ankole cattle.

Upon arrival, check in at your lodge, and rest a bit before undertaking an exciting evening safari game drive. After the drive, transfer to your lodge, unwind, enjoy a delicious dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation options include: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time:  Approx. 199km (3-4 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Enjoying an evening safari game drive

Optional Activities:

  • Night game drive
  • Lake Mburo boat cruise

Day 10: Undertake A Morning Walking Safari In Mburo Park. Transfer Back To Entebbe, Make A Stop At Uganda Equator Line Kayabwe

Lake Mburo National Park offers the best game walking safaris in Uganda!

You’ll wake up early around 6 am and meet a professional ranger who has great knowledge about the park. Along this charming hike, look out for Giraffes, Zebras, Elands, Impalas, Topis, Water-bucks, Bush-bucks, and birds among others while on foot.

Please note that they’re no Elephants and Lions in Mburo National Park! So, don’t worry about walking in a safari park without a vehicle.

After a memorable game walk, undertake a 3-4 hour drive to Entebbe.

Along the drive, you’ll have an en-route stop at Kayabwe Uganda Equator Line crossing for amazing photo shoots standing in the middle of the world!

At the Kayabwe Equator, you’ll take photos posing when one leg is in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. Furthermore, it’s an ideal site for getting a souvenir of your 10 days safari in Uganda tour.

From the Equator, continue the drive to Entebbe, reaching around 8 am. Depending on your flight schedule, your tour guide will either take you directly to the airport or, if you have a late flight, to a hotel where you have reserved a day room.

Drive Distance And Time: Approx. 240km (3-4 hours drive)

Activities & Services:

  • A guided morning safari walk
  • Transfer to Entebbe
  • Photo shooting at Uganda Equator Kayabwe

Optional Activities:

  • Cycling tours in Lake Mburo NP
  • Ankole Community tours

End Of The 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van or 4×4 Land Cruiser all having a pop-up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • An expert driver guide who speaks English. On request, any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged
  • Entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
  • Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Airport Transfers

Safari Exclusions

  • Tips for the driver guide among others
  • Laundry services
  • Other beverages or personal drinks on a safari e.g. Alcohol
  • Visas
  • Fees for optional activities
  • Domestic flights- arranged on request
  • Other additions not mentioned in the Tour

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