11 Days Uganda Bird & Wildlife Safaris, Uganda Safari Tours
The 11 Days Uganda Bird & Wildlife Safaris will offer you exceptional Safari Adventure Encounters on holiday in Uganda as you transfer around the various National parks watching Wildlife as well as different bird species.
The 11 Days Uganda Bird & Wildlife Safaris takes you to the prominent National Parks in Uganda to watch various bird species as well as Wildlife and Mountain Gorillas and these include; Bwindi Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Murchison Falls National park and Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1: Arrival-Pick Up
On arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by your guide and depending on your time of arrival, if it is early enough you will have a chance to tour Entebbe botanical Gardens and be able to view both orange and Golden-backed Weavers, Pied Hornbill, Ross’s Tura co, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Great Blue Turaco, Yellow-throated Leaf love, Gymnogene. Then proceed to Lake Victoria Hotel for dinner and supper. Meals are on BB
Day 2: Transfer-Lake Bunyonyi
Wake up very early in the morning and have your breakfast and then embark on the long drive in the western region of Uganda to Lake Bunyonyi which is famously referred to as “Place of many little birds”. We shall have a stop at Lake Mburo area in a hope of viewing some rare bird species specifically in the surrounding acacia woodlands. Since it is a long journey we shall reach in the evening and check in at Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Overland Camp for dinner and overnight. Meals here are on F/B basis.
Day 3: Transfer-Bwindi Forest National Park
Wake up very early in the morning and embark on the long drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park South West of Uganda. You will reach in the afternoon then check into your lodge/ hotel then later in the evening, you will transfer on a guided nature walk/ community walk around the nearby villages. After your walk, transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Gorilla Resort [mid-range] or Buhoma Community Bandas [budget], Buhoma Lodge.Meals are on FB.
After heavy morning breakfast with packed lunch, you will transfer to the park offices for briefing and then later on at 9:00 am transfer to track the rare species of Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest habitat. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the trek might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer-Queen Elizabeth National Park
After break fast, embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park and en-route, you will spot the Rwenzori Ranges at a distance. You will arrive the park in the afternoon. You will break off for lunch then later in the afternoon, you will transfer for a game drive around the park on which you will spot various wildlife animals like elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes], hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck. After the drive, you will transfer back to your lodge/ hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Mweya safari Lodge, Engiri Game Lodge, Tembo Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Game Drive & Boat Cruise
Wake in the morning have breakfast then transfer for your morning game drive around the various tracks in the park and here you will watch Wildlife animals like elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck etc. After the drive, you will break off for lunch then later transfer to the Kazinga Channel for an afternoon Boat Cruise and here, you will spot numerous Hippos, Crocodiles. After the cruise, return to the lodge for Dinner and Overnight.Meal are F/B.
Day 7: Transfer-Kibale National Park
Wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast, then coupled with packed lunch head to Kibale forest on the outskirts of western Uganda. Since it’s a days long journey, you will reach there in the evening and then check in at mountain view hotel for dinner and night. Meals are on F/B.
Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking-Kibale Forest
Rise up very early in the morning and have breakfast and together with packed lunch proceed to the forest for chimpanzee tracking. Reach there in time for general briefing and allocation of groups and forest rangers. Then after wards head to the forest for the actual primates tracking beginning from where they were the previous day until you get to them. Chimpanzee tracking takes between 2-4 hours. Return to the hotel for lunch and relaxation. In the evening go for the village tours and also pay a visit to the crater lakes and then return for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 9: Transfer-Murchison Falls National Park
Wake up very early in the morning for breakfast and have packed lunch to start the long journey to Murchison falls national park in the north western part of Uganda reaching in the evening and check in for dinner and overnight at paraa safari lodge. Meals are on F/B basis.
Day 10: Game drive-Murchison Falls
Rise up very early in the morning before 7 am and have breakfast and then move into the park for game drive. This early morning drive will enable you to catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys. Such animals will include the big five [elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes], hyenas,warthogs,alibi,silver buck etc.Move to the hotel for lunch and refreshments. In the evening go for boat cruise and hike to the falls and then afterwards return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal are F/B
Day 11: Transfer-Kampala
Wake up not so early in the morning and have a relaxed breakfast. Then embark on your journey back to Kampala branching off at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary and wildlife ranch Nakasongola district the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation and then drive to Kampala and that marks the end of the safari.
This safari includes;
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Meals and accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Airport transfers
But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges, cigarettes etc.