9 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

This safari offers you an opportunity to discover and photograph Uganda a poetry wrapped in a beauty complex, explore and walk in footsteps of Samuel and Florence Baker, Ernest Hemingway witness the miracles of the green landscapes, fertile valleys, shimmering lakes, and witness the big five mammals enjoy breathtaking experience, discover the rich humbling evidence of African culture, experience the most beautiful birds such as saddle-park, shoebill, red-throated bee-eater.
Visit to and photograph the worlds’ most powerful waterfall, the true African Wilderness, whispers of the wild and the classic African wildlife experience the land of craters at the extreme Rift Valley wall. Experience the frightening sound when you first hear the roar of a Lion, a laugh of a hyena in the night. The National Parks we expect to visit include; Lake Mburo, Kibale National Park, Mt. Rwenzori National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls as well as Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you will see and enjoy the best photographs of African buffalos which is one of the most social animals of the plains and you will not miss the giant African Elephants and so many other, the cheerful antelopes and of course the king of the jungle-lions. This is the best place for the perfect photographs.
Here you will begin the journey into African wilderness. It engages all your sense from the very first beginning sparkled to life when you first hear a distant roar of a lion or a laugh of a hyena in the night or a song of thousands of cicada beetles at midday then experience the heightening of these senses when you feel the ground vibrate of giant elephant cross right in front of you, never to be forgotten sights and safari moments. Enjoy wide range of animals in this Nile Valley. These prime Wildlife Parks provide the most exciting safari combined with spectacular landscape providing the best setting for Africa’s most iconic memorable and unforgettable visitor safari experience.

Day 1 Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Drive from Entebbe through Kampala to Murchison falls National Park on Bombo Road, Luwero, Gulu highway, through Nakasongola dry corridor before reaching Nakitoma the branch off point to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda where you can find Rhinos in the wild. Here at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you will enjoy the tracking of the southern White Rhino which were declared extinct in Uganda by 1983.
Later, through conservation efforts, the white Rhino found its birth again. Trade them on the foot which is a good memorable engaging activity. Along with the Rhinos, there are other wildlife that roam this sanctuary. They include animals such as: Baboons, Velvet Monkeys, Warthogs, Black and White Columbus monkeys, Uganda Kob, Waterbucks, Bush backs, Hippos, Pangolins, Mangoose, snakes and different species of birds such as; saddle beaked stork, shoe bills, and Grey crowned Crane among others. As you walk through along led by the Rhino fund guide on the foot, stop over for lunch en-route. After tracing the Rhinos, drive to Murchison Falls National Park via the main gate of Kichumbanyobyo. Driving through Kaniyo- Pabidi forest the eastern sector of Budongo Forest is rewarding with plenty of forest birds, and primates such as baboons, Blue and black Columbus monkeys before reaching the escarpment with fantastic view. Viewing of the top of Murchison Falls Driving to the top of the falls is rewarding breath taking scenery, view the majestic waters of the River Nile, as it squeezes through at 6 meters’ cliff. You have an opportunity to see the violent compression through the narrow gorge creating a continuous roar into devils’ cauldron creating a trade mark rainbow. Afterwards, drive to the Lodge to check in for overnight.

Day 2: Morning Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National parkAfter early morning breakfast, drive through this Palm lofted vegetation. Here in Murchison Falls National Park, you begin your journey into the soul of Africa. It is a journey defined by evocative stirring of all your senses at all the same time. It sparks to life with the roar of lions, and the laugh of hyenas, then experience the heightening of these senses, when you feel the ground vibrate of giant elephants cross right in-front of you, never to be forgotten sights and safari moments. Enjoy the wide range of wildlife in the Nile valley for the best of iconic and unforgettable safari moments in Murchison falls national park. As you drive around watch the plentiful herds of Uganda cobs, heartbeats, water bucks, buffalos, giraffes with spectacular view to watch some of beautiful and playful birds of Murchison falls. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and afterwards, drive down for the boat cruise at 02:00 pm.
Afternoon Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
After lunch, drive down to the river for the afternoon boat cruise up stream to the bottom of Murchison Falls. It gives an opportunity to view the permanent residents of the river; such as, Hippopotamus, crocodiles, just meters away, enjoy the scenic view of Nyamsika Cliff the breeding grounds for pied kingfishers, Red throated bee eaters, and many other wildlife. This three hours boat cruise provides you with the tranquil sun downer as you cruise back offering the classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the river. This is one of the most and unforgettable experience the boat move just along the banks of the river to see animals and birds the frequent visitors of the river such as elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, baboons, warthogs. This is a rewarding experience, enjoyable and memorable. Drive back to the lodge.

Day 3:Transfer to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Kibale National Park via Buliisa-Hoima-Kagadi-Kyenjojo-Fort Portal road with a stopover for lunch at selected restaurants/hotels before proceeding to Kibale National Park via Kyenjojo. The drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park is very long but more scenic and rewarding through enjoying Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, the memorable ascent at the Rift Valley Escarpment with beautiful scenic view across Lake Albert towards the blue mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the ever green tea plantations route in Kabarole combined with spectacular landscape and the view of Rwenzori ranges. Proceed to Fort Portal and check in at the lodge late in the evening.

Day 4:Morning Community experience and Swamp Walk in Bigodi
Kibale Forest National parkAfter breakfast drive on the journey of discovery of the rich cultural tapestry. Join the local guide on the walk through the Bigodi Wetland Swamp to enjoy the local wildlife, birds and vegetation, the daily life of Batooro and Bakiga can be discovered during the village walk.
Afternoon birding in Kibale National Park. Expect to see birds such as papyrus gonelek, Great blue turacoo, swamp warblers, grey checked Mangbay, black and white colobus monkeys etc. This walk is a rewarding for the best community captivating real local life style. Drive back to the lodge for overnight.

Day 5:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After Lunch drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kasese town. This drive gives you an opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of Rwenzori Mountains ranges being extremely humid area and frequently enveloped in clouds gives you the best photo opportunities. Enjoy and take the best photos of the plains that form Queen Elizabeth National Park, with rich cultural diversity of Bakonjo as you proceed to the lodge for overnight.

Day 6:Morning game drive in Kasenyi Plains (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
Queen elizabeth National ParkAfter Early Morning Breakfast with your packed Lunch drive to Kasenyi Plains for the best morning clear photographs in the medley of wonders and the vast savannah of Africa which is the perfect setting for a classic African safari experience; with the breathtaking and majestic sceneries across the entire mountain spectrum. Visit the vast open spaces full of oddities and secrets that are elastic thread of Natural wonders where you begin the journey into African wilderness the way Nature intended, to see the wild residents emerge for a drink from the busy waterhole as the sun begins to rise over the iconic bush veld scenery. In this vast savanna of Kasenyi which is the perfect setting for the classic African safari experience, get prepared to photograph animals such as Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, herds of Elephants and Buffalos which provide dream photo opportunities before returning to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy the great view set against the backdrop of the jagged Ruwenzori Mountains. Enjoy the explosion craters. Enjoy the view of Lake Nyamununka in front to the mighty Rwenzori.
Afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
After lunch drive to Mweya peninsula for boat ride along Kazinga Channel. Mweya is Queen’s focal point. It is still jam-packed with birds and animals. Its elevated position commands gorgeous views of the Kazinga Channel. Depart from Mweya cruise down the Kazinga Channel the most relaxing way to enjoy the wildlife safari here. This cruise gives an opportunity to view hippos, buffaloes and water birds as elephants stride along the banks. All you need to do sit back with your camera or binoculars at the ready and enjoy the incredible spectacle. This is the oasis for the many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park and it gives a chance to cruise just meters from hundreds of enormous hippos and buffaloes while elephants linger on the shore-line. The cruise is only for two hours and the boat trip ends in Lake Edward where you see how local fishing villages stay alongside with wildlife, enjoy birds’ colony of cormorants and pelicans. After the boat drive back to the lodge along channel track Via Katunguru gate, reaching the lodge late in the evening for overnight.

Day 7:Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After Breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National Park and as one drives through this region, he is amazed and impressed by the remarkable scenery that unfolds in sight. The region is sometimes referred to as the land of milk and honey. Enjoy the noble indigenous slow moving new long-horned Ankole cattle which were originally herded down from ancient Egyptians 2000 years ago. Proceed to the lodge in the evening to check in for overnight.

Day 8:Morning Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Uganda safarisAfter breakfast drive through designated game trucks to enjoy Game drive for the best wildlife safari experience in this sculptured landscape, rolling hills, rocky outcrops, and open wooded savanna. The expected animals include: Zebras, Impalas, Common Elands, Topis, Rothschild’s Giraffes, Waterbucks, Klipspringers, Velvet Monkeys, Buffalos, Warthogs, Baboons, and several, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck bird species. This park alone has 332 known bird species, and 69 species of mammals the compact jewel there are well presented wildlife at only 370Kms2. The park is small compared to other savanna national parks in Uganda. Being a home to surprising wildlife, and the only national park in Uganda that has Impalas, you enjoy the beauty of this whispers of the wild. After game drive, return to the lodge for lunch. This drive is a memorable one with a fantastic view of the dry rolling hills of Ankole with their signature long horned cattle just besides the roads.
, leopards, hyenas, genets, civets, jackals and serval cats, among others.
Exciting Night Game Drive for Rare Nocturnal in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo is one of the few parks where you can go on a night game drive! At night there is a whole variety of animals that you would not see in the day including bush pigs, genet cat and white tailed mongoose, bush baby, to mention but a few. Night drives also give you the best chance of finding leopards, spotted hyena and there is one male lion in the park who resides down by Lake Mburo itself. It is an interesting experience out at night with a spotlight, an unusual twist on your regular game drives
Afternoon Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo National Park
The boat moves along the shores of Lake Mburo. This trip is two hours and very engaging especially when you spot Crocodiles and Hippos. You can also spot herons, African Fish Eagles, Pelicans, and perhaps the African Fin Foot and the Shoebill the sought after bird by bird watchers, in search for the specials of Lake Mburo this cruise will give you an opportunity to photograph, pairs of enormous fish eagles, hammerkops, Giant kingfisher, African finfoot, crocodiles and hippos with fantastic view of the lake reflected with marshy vegetation and drive back to the lodge afterwards.

Day 9:Morning Guided Nature walk and Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
After early morning breakfast drive to the gate to get the armed ranger guide for the walk. This walk gives you an opportunity to explore and photograph the attractions of this whispers of the wild in its natural state for the best memorable eye to eye wildlife in Uganda. You are likely to see Elands & Buffaloes and nearly always Warthog, Topis, Impala, Duiker, Bushbuck, Waterbuck and Zebra on the horseback safaris; it is a very peaceful and relaxing activity. After this enjoyable, adventurous and memorable experience relax because the dream come true tour has ended.
guided walks take you to the salt lick presumably the candy place for numerous wildlife. At the salt licks, wildlife/ animals parade themselves to enjoy the taste of the salty licks made of up of water and soil. Another nature walk starts from 7:00am and runs for 2 hours, this takes place at the western part of Lake Mburo, guaranteeing you encounters with the hippos coming out of the waters as well as the hyenas returning to their dens. Another exciting walk is through the forest unearthing view of the birds that the forest accommodates, further walks woodland grants you opportunities to see other mammals and hikes to the hill exposes you view of the 9 sections topped up with the 14 lakes around the park.
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