11 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour

Trip Overview

This is a rejuvenating 11-day adventure filled with amazing wildlife encounters. Ears to the whispers of the trees, eyes to the speed of prey and predators, and legs to the African continent's rolling hills. It is entirely Ugandan, with Ugandan-style lodging, a campfire experience, delectable cuisines, and a knowledgeable driving guide who oversees the journey from beginning to end. Every day has a different activity in a different location and time.

The journey begins on the shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda's second largest freshwater lake, and continues to Murchison Falls National Park, home to the world's most powerful waterfall, Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzees, Semiliki National Park for Birds, the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for tree climbing lions, and the lovely Fort Portal city. The journey concludes at the international airports of Kampala or Entebbe.

Detailed Safari

Day 1: Pickup and shoebill stork tour

Begin your 11-day Uganda wildlife trip with a warm welcome from your driver guide and a delicious breakfast dish at the agreed-upon meeting location. After a brief overview of the activities, lodging, and overall objective, the journey to Mabamba Swampland, home to the rare shoebill stock, will begin. Lake Victoria runs through Mabamba Swamp (the largest fresh water Lake in the world). In two to three hours, you will have the opportunity to see tranquil seas, birds and white clouds.

Birds will be singing, flying, and floating on water if you look to the papyrus plants and other marshes. Shoebill stock, sitatunga, water duck, egrets, Turacos and other species are among the many. You'll return to Your lodge for refreshments, dinner and a relaxing snooze after your birding adventure.

Day 2: Kampala to Murchison Falls National park - Enroute Rhino trekking

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the resort, then travel to Murchison Falls National Park, passing through rolling hills, bustling cities, beautiful trading hubs, and more. You will have a one-hour layover en route to track the rare white rhinos at Ziwah Rhino Sanctuary. The only cat species found in Uganda, and one of the Big 5.

Following that, lunch will be in Masindi Town, followed by refreshment, dinner and a nap at your lodging facility close or in the park. Both the southern and northern regions have fantastic lodging options, ranging from budget to luxury.

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise

At daybreak, a hearty breakfast will be served at the lodge, followed by a transfer to the park's northern section for a wonderful 3-4-hour game drive with an experienced ranger guide who will describe the life and features of the animals in the wild. Because they move freely, you will only come across cats and other creatures of your choice who live in their secret territory by coincidence. During the game drive, you will encounter lions, elephants, African buffalos, zebras, giraffes, several antelope species and more, as well as birds, rolling hills, calm water bodies, and more.

Your first activity will be followed by lunch break and an afternoon boat excursion to the bottom of the world's most powerful waterfall, the Murchison Falls. The roars can be heard from afar as water squeezes through a 7-meter gorge on its way to the Nile. This time also allows you to observe aquatic birds, elephants on the beach, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals. Finish the day with dinner and a stay at your resort.

Day 4: Murchison NP to Kibale Forest National Park

You'll start the day with a glass of juice or a cup of coffee before heading to Africa's monkey paradise, Kibale Forest National Park. It's a 7-8-hour drive with beautiful vistas of rolling hills, lush vegetation, and friendly locals. Lunch will be served en route, and you will arrive at your park lodging late in the evening. After supper or the lodge Vibe, retire to your bed.

Day 5: chimpanzee Trekking and Isunga cultural encounter

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge, then suit up for a hike to the park headquarters, where ranger guides will greet you and advise you on the hiking dos and don'ts. The session will take roughly 30 minutes, after which the ultimate hiking challenge will begin. Chimpanzees are the most common inhabitants of this area, sharing it with 12 other primate species including white and black Columbus monkeys, olive baboons, grey checked monkeys, and others. It takes approximately 1-5 hours to track down and locate this relative, plus another hour to watch them play, sing, eat ants with unusual methods, and so on.

Following that, you will have a lunch break, followed by a gratifying cultural atmosphere at Isunga cultural community; a community-based effort designed to entertain and teach visitors through culture. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight after the dance, songs, and stories.

Day 5: chimpanzee Trekking and Isunga cultural encounter

Begin your day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge, then suit up for a hike to the park headquarters, where ranger guides will greet you and advise you on the hiking dos and don'ts. The session will take roughly 30 minutes, after which the ultimate hiking challenge will begin. Chimpanzees are the most common inhabitants of this area, sharing it with 12 other primate species including white and black Columbus monkeys, olive baboons, grey checked monkeys, and others. It takes approximately 1-5 hours to track down and locate this relative, plus another hour to watch them play, sing, eat ants with unusual methods, and so on.

Following that, you will have a lunch break, followed by a gratifying cultural atmosphere at Isunga cultural community; a community-based effort designed to entertain and teach visitors through culture. You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight after the dance, songs, and stories.

Day 6: Birdwatching in Semuliki National Park

The day begins with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, followed by a drive to Semiliki national park, where you may marvel at the breathtaking views of the snowcapped Mount Rwenzori. Semiliki National Park has one of the highest concentrations of birds in the country.

It is home to 60% of the country's bird species, and ranger guides are on hand to show you around while you observe the trees, primates, and birds. You'll spend the afternoon inside the forest at the Sempaya hot spring, taking photos and learning about its development. Following that, you'll return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing snooze.

Day 7: Fort portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, followed by a tour of the various crater lakes surrounding Uganda's tourism capital, Fort Portal. This will take roughly 2 hours, including a drive around the town's beauty. After lunch, hit the road to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a mixture of delights. As the sun sets, you'll head to the park for dinner and a peaceful nap in your lodging facilities.

Day 8: Game drive and boat cruise

Will the eyes spot lions, leopards, and hyenas this morning, or will it merely be common species like African elephants, cape buffaloes, warthogs, and other animals? That question is answered during the course of a three to four-hour game drive adventure in the Kasenyi area.

There will be lunch and a thrilling boat excursion on the Kazinga channel. Hippos, crocodiles and more call Kazinga channel home. Before returning to the resort at twilight for supper and overnight, you can expect to encounter hippos and crocodiles.

Day 9: Tree climbing lions tracking in Ishasha

After breakfast, the tree climbing lions will be spotted peacefully lounging in the tree tops. These are extremely rare lions that can only be found on a lucky day. The ranger guide makes every effort to search the area for several hours. Other primates, birds and unusual flora can also be seen at the location. After the search, you will return to the lodge for lunch, refreshment, dinner, and overnight after the guide activity.

Day 10: Queen Elizabeth n/park to Kampala city

Breakfast is first thing in the morning, followed by check-out of the lodge and departure, with an en route stopover for lunch and photography near the Equator. After that, relax and enjoy the ride to your Kampala hotel. Check into your hotel in town and enjoy the nightlife at one of the many lively locations. With a hearty evening meal and a nice night's sleep at the motel, you'll call it a day.

Day 11: Kampala city tour and Departure

You will have a city breakfast at sunrise and then explore two different locations in Kampala before traveling to the airport for your trip. The souvenirs at the craft village, Owino market, and other locations will be useful, as will a visit at Uganda National Museum. End of safari

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