Uganda is a lovely country in east Africa known as the pearl of Africa, there are a number of reasons why early discoveries termed it so, from its conservative beauty to the hospital people, our 9days Uganda wildlife safari will take you to experience the northern and western Uganda, the parks strategically lie along the floor of the great Albertine rift valley region, we will visit the Murchison falls national park Uganda’s largest national park, take a tour to the Kibale forest national park a famous point to see chimpanzee in the wild, queen Elizabeth national park is beautiful it hosts variety of species and uniquely the tree climbing lions, and then finish our days at the home of mountain gorillas, these live in the forest amicably together with other creatures without being captivated Day 1: transfer to lake mburo national park and night game drive in lake mburo
Depart Kampala for Lake Mburo National Park after you have had your breakfast. Then drive to the park with a stop at the equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Then proceed through the savannah grasslands, as you see banana plantations and herds of local long horned Ankole cattle common to this part of the country. On arrival at the park check in at the lodge reserved for you and relax , until or do evening game drive as you wait to participate in night game drive In Lake Mburo national park, Night game drives starts as the sunsets around 6:30pm – 7pm and it lasts for 2-3 hours. There are high chances of seeing nocturnal animals like bushbabys, Leopards, Pottos, Zebra and more. Every one going for night game drive is escorted by a ranger guide to lead and provide all the necessary information.
Nocturnal animals feed and graze during the night making it hard to find them during the day therefore night game drives will allow you chance to view them as they feed in the darkness. These animals include mongoose, bush pigs, leopards, honey badger, black galago, hyenas, Genet cat and more. Other animals can be spotted like zebras, impalas and more as they look for where to spend the night.
Day 2:transfer to lake bunyonyi and do afternoon canoe on lake bunyonyi and transfer to ruhija bwindi sector
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi passing through the calm town of mbarara and reach lake bunyonyi around lunch time, have lunch on the lake and enjoy afternoon canoe baot while exploring the 29 islands on the lake and community experience later in the evening transfer to ruhinja sector of bwindi impenetrable national park
Day3: gorilla trekking and transfer to enjonjo lodge
Viewed as you approach the park boundary, the forested mountainsides of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park stand in magnificent contrast to the surrounding cultivated hills. Once inside the park, expect a sensory overload of sounds, smells and sights you could only experience in a pristine African jungle. Even without any wildlife, Bwindi would be an amazing place to visit, but the presence of a diverse forest fauna – most notably the endangered mountain gorilla but also 10 other primate and 350 bird species – has made this UNESCO World Heritage Site one of Africa’s undisputed top destinations. There are few more iconic wildlife experiences than trekking in search of mountain gorillas. These soulful creatures and the remarkable landscape they inhabit are worth every second that you walk through the forest to find them and after trekking you maybe do optional batwa visit or transfer to ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 4: game drive through ishasha sector looking tree climbing lions and afternooboat on kazing channel
Protecting 95 mammal and 610 bird species, more than any other location in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park ranks among Africa’s most biodiverse safari destinations. Lions prey on the antelope that graze the grassy plains. Hippos and elephants are prolific around the larger lakes and waterways. Salt-encrusted crater lakes provide a seasonal feeding ground to flamingos and other wading birds. There are also large tracts of rainforest inhabited by chimpanzees, giant forest hogs and various monkeys. Buffalo, elephant and various antelope are likely to be seen in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but the focal point of our visit will be locations favored by its legendary tree-climbing lions. And afternoon Boat trips on the Kazinga Channel are a wildlife-viewing highlight of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Cruise past pods of grunting hippos, watch elephants and buffalo come down to drink, enjoy flocks of pelican and other aquatic birds, catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Rwenzori peaks, and keep an eye open for the giant forest hog, a local specialty.
Day5: morning game drive and transfer to kibale national park
Back in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you get the opportunity to look for some of the wildlife you missed first time around. And later transfer to kibale national park reaching by lunch time at booked lodge
Day 6: chimpanzee trekking and bigodi swamp walk
Protecting a vast tract of tropical jungle near the eastern base of the Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale National Park is probably the best place in Africa to see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The so-called primate capital of East Africa is also home to a high diversity of monkeys and birds, while a scenic scattering of at least two dozen forest-fringed crater lakes provides rich scenic interest. There is something about chimpanzees that makes them one of the greatest safari prizes of all. We’ll take you trekking through the forest to spend time with them and enjoy an encounter that you’ll never forget. Afternoon community-run wetland sanctuary, Bigodi is renowned for its high standard of guiding. Forest birds are the main priority of many visitors, but it’s also a great showcase for Kibale Forest’s monkey diversity, with red colobus, black-and-white colobus and Uganda mangabey among the most common species
Day 7: transfer murchison and after evening game drive
Today we head to Murchison Falls National Park, which is Uganda’s largest conservation area and one of its most rewarding overall safari destinations. Wildlife viewing activities focus on the Nile River, a mesmerizing tropical waterway that supports impressive concentrations of hippo, crocodile and aquatic birds, and attracts plenty of other thirsty wildlife, from elephants and buffaloes to giraffes and antelope. The park is named after its scenic highlight: an explosive waterfall formed by the Nile as it siphons through a narrow crack in the Rift Valley escarpment and in the evening opt for game drive or also relax at the lodge while swimming and enjoy
Day 8: morning gamedrive and after boat cruise and hike top of falls
Imagine being out in the soft, early morning light, wrapped in a blanket, just as the animals emerge from their night’s rest or from the shadows of their nighttime adventures. The world feels fresh and new on an early morning game drive, the sun has yet to beat down upon the earth, and it may end up being your favorite time to be out on safari. And afternoon boatcruise on river nile and base of falls to explore more aquatic wildlife a nd continue to hike to visit top falls
Day 9: transfer back entebbe and en-route visit ziwa
The thrilling opportunity to track rhinos on foot is the main attraction of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a non-profit organization that protects 7,000ha of dense African bush also inhabited by a wide variety of antelope, small mammals and birds. Starting with six animals relocated from outside Uganda in 2005–6, the white rhinos of Ziwa have now bred up to more than 20 individuals. The long-term plan is to reintroduce rhinos into national parks where they are now locally extinct, but for now, Ziwa is the only place in Uganda where you can see Africa’s second-bulkiest land mammal in the wild. We wish you could stay with us forever, but your safari in Uganda will now draw to a close. We have no doubt that we will have shown you the most incredible time here, and we look forward to seeing you again.