Wild Uganda Top 4 in 10 days

Dedicate 10 days of your stay in Uganda to an exciting experience of 4 of the best National Parks in Uganda. This trip is about more than just the animals but people, scenery and true relaxation.

ITINERARY

DAY1 ARRIVE AT ENTEBBE

You will be picked up by a wild calling Africa safari representative and dropped off at your accommodation of choice. Depending on what time your flight arrives, you may have an option for a day tour.

DAY 2 ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

On day 2, we will head out to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary after breakfast. Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you will be able to see rhinos in the authentic wild. Presently the sanctuary is home to thirty-two (32) southern white rhinos and has become increasingly popular with tourists; for Rhino Trekking, Shoebill Trek and Canoe Ride, Bird Watching, Night Walk, Nature Walk and Relaxation.

After tracking the rhinos, we will enjoy lunch then drive straight to Murchison Falls National Park.

Dinner and overnight at an accommodation of your choice.

DAY3 MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast from your hotel in Masindi, proceed to the Murchison Falls National Park. After clearance at the park gate, you are ushered into the Murchison. Excited, curious baboons are most likely the first animals you will encounter at the park.

During this game drive, you will savor the beautiful grassy landscape all the way to the top of the Murchison Falls. At the top you are treated to the breathtaking sight of the Falls. About 300 – 400 cubic meters per second of Nile waters force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight. You better carry a camera because there will be some incredible picture moments here.

In the afternoon of this day, we will embark on the launch cruise along the River Nile (Victoria Nile). This is the highlight of any Murchison Falls Safari. You will see lots of water animals like the hippos and Nile crocodiles. Other animals come to the river to drink water, cool off the heat and for others to eat fresh grass along the banks so you can expect sightings of elephants, buffalos, antelopes and a huge array of birds including among others kingfisher, herons, and fish eagles.

Dinner and overnight at an accommodation of your choice.

DAY 4 KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast on day 4, we will drive out to Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with South Sudan in the northwest and only 5km from the eastern border of Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species.

Kidepo is considered to be Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges.

Expect to enjoy a night game drive on arrival at the park. Night game drives here take place in the Narus Valley and they are perfect for viewing some nocturnal animals such as cheetahs, reedbuck, and Guenther’s dik-dik as well as some predators trying to hunt.

Dinner and overnight at an accommodation of your choice.

DAY 5 GAME DRIVE AND CULTURAL WALK

Today, you go for an early morning game drive. Stand chances of seeing a number of fauna and flora. Some of the animals you can expect to view during this drive include striped hyena, Cheetah, Ardwolf, greater and lesser Kudu, Klipspringer, Dik-dik, Bright’s Gazelle and Chandler’s mountain reed buck. Other large mammals here include, African elephant, Zebra, Buffaloes, Water buck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Lions, Leopard and both black-backed and side-striped Jackal are found here.

We will then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will set off for a cultural walk, getting a chance to meet the native Karamajong people at Kapedo and Karema. Some of the cultural items to see are the Manyattas, ‘Kraals’- the grinding stones, and many more African crafts which are so amazing.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge

DAY 6 CHEESE AND WINE CRUISE

After breakfast on day 6, we will catch a flight to Entebbe airport to experience the cheese and wine cruise on Lake Victoria. This cruise is ordinarily scheduled in the late afternoon and they happen for a duration of 2 hours.

Dinner and overnight stay at an accommodation of your choice.

DAY 7 TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast on day 7, we will charter a flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You may opt for a brief city tour before leaving Entebbe town on this day as well.

DAY 8 GORILLAS OF BWINDI & THE BATWA PEOPLE

This morning you will get up very early and for gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. After your Gorilla tracking experience, you will then be treated to a cultural experience of the Batwa people.

Known as the “Keepers of the Forest” the enchanting Batwa pygmies of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are a hunter-gatherer tribe that has lived side-by-side with the wildlife of this ancient park for thousands of years. At this Batwa homestead observe how the women prepare, cook and serve a meal. Engage with medicine men and learn about the medicinal properties of the lush forest flora. Hear ancient legends and traditional songs and so much more.

Dinner and overnight stay at an accommodation of your choice.

DAY 9 TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

On day 9, we will transfer to Lake Mburo National park. We expect to arrive at Lake Mburo National Park in time for the boat cruise. The cruise on the lake guarantees a view of the amazing wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and bird species such as African fish eagles, pelican, king fishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoe bills and hammer kobs and more.

DAY 10 LAKE MBURO GAME DRIVE AND EXIT

Lake Mburo national park is endowed with several wildlife and bird species species including Elands, antelopes, buffaloes, giraffes, topis, warthogs, zebras, water bucks and impalas. This park is also the only one in Uganda where you will find impalas. Other features to look at while at the park are the alluring beautiful sceneries, the parent rocks and savanna. In addition, the park also is home a wide a ray of birds amounting to 350 species some which include water birds, forest and savanna birds.

At the end of this game drive, you will be dropped off at the airport for your flight or an alternative drop-off point of your choice.

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