10 Days Uganda Safari Holiday – Best Long Uganda Safari 2022 for Wildlife, Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzee and Cultural Experience
The 10 days Uganda Safari Tour is an adventure packed long Uganda tour designed to give the best of Uganda vacations. This Africa safari involves gorilla trekking in Bwindi, game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park, cultural experience, primates watching in both Kibale and Ngamba island and so much more.
Due to the conducive climate of Uganda, 10 days Uganda safari holiday can be done at any days of the year and it starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe. Activities such as gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking makes this Uganda safari exclusive to only individuals above 15 years and free from communicable diseases, although this can be prevented.
10 days Uganda Safari Tour can be arranged in three different settings; Luxury where you are transported in high end tourist vehicles, sleep in 5-star hotels and lodges or luxury tents and luxury boats. Mid-range or business package where we book for you 3-4-star hotels and lodges, transported in good tourist cars and boats. Lastly, budget where you can opt for camping at some places or budget hotels and lodges or hostels where possible and of course the transportation is supposed to be good for a memorable 10 days Uganda safari experience.
Highlight of the 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour
- Kampala City Tour
- Primates/ Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park
- Bird Watching and Bigodi Walk
- Game Drive and Birding in Queen Elizabeth national Park
- Launch Cruise at Kazinga Channel
- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Community Encounter – Batwa Cultural Experience
- Photo Shoot and Souvenir buying at the Equator
- Boat Cruise at Lake Victoria
- Chimpanzee Watching at Ngamba Island
Detailed Tour Plan for the 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour
Day 1: Kampala City Tour
We start our 10 days Long Uganda safari with a Kampala city tour. If you are flying in, you will be welcomed by professional guide from All Uganda safaris who later will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. International clients usually spend their arrival day at the hotels refreshing from the long flights.
After the briefing, the journey to Kampala city attractions starts where you will visit historical interesting sites, including the Kasubi Tombs, Wamala Tombs, Namasole Tombs and Kabaka’s Lake, Bahai Temple, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda Museum and the African Craft Village like the Buganda Road craft shops, and National theatre.
Accommodations in Kampala;
Serena Hotel Kampala
Mestyl Hotel and Residence
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
On the second day accompanied by the assigned guide or driver, head to western Uganda via Mubende-Fort portal highway with a visit to Tanda village and Nakayima tree to experience their legendary tale with lunch en-route.
You will reach Fort-portal by the evening before reaching Kibale forest national park. This tourism city rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for beautiful scenery of nature. This when you will access Kibale national park for you reserved room in one of the lodges.
Lodges at Kibale national park;
Primate Lodge Kibale
Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk
After an early morning breakfast, meet the park officials at headquarters for briefing and thereafter trek into the forest for chimpanzee trekking experience. With about 13 primate’s species, Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in Africa.
Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild habituated chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and other primates. After Lunch, take a walk to the Bigodi Swamp to spot birds and more primates such as shoe bills, pelican bee-eaters and white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys among others.
Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 5: Drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, take a visit to the crater lakes area with some stunning views, thereafter depart Kibale forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch en-route. It is a beautiful route via Kasese, with the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side and the green valley on the left.
As you enter Queen Elizabeth NP, take en-route game drive to spot some of the big five like buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife plus birds.
Lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park;
Elephants Plains Lodge
Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Buffalo Safari Lodge
Mweya safari Lodge
Tembo Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 6: Game Drive and Launch Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Starting off the day with a breakfast, jump onto your safari vehicle for a morning game drive in search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch.
In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. This channel provides panoramic view along the shoes to elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos. Therefore, it is advisable to all our clients not to miss this stunning cruise in the wild.
Return to your booked lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 7: Transfer from QENP to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast, go for another chimpanzee trekking experience in the Kyambura gorge. At this site you will be exposed to other fauna, floras and Avi-species you will never see elsewhere.
Return to your lodge for lunch and later say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth National Park and head towards Bwindi via the Ishasha sector well known for the African tree climbing lions and the savannah bird life species. This route immerses the client’s into the typical verdant countryside traditional homesteads and farms.
Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park;
Tracker’s safari Lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
After a week on your 10 Days Uganda safari, we shall have our early morning cup of coffee as usual before heading for briefing and later enter into the tropical rain forest jungle to search the gentle giants, mountain gorillas. For this adventure to be much awesome for you, you are required to be fit since it is always distant walk depending on the primates’ movement.
More so the following items are vital for a consistence gorilla trekking: hiking shoes, hut, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water, cameras and garden gloves to avoid thorns. A unique and unforgettable experience from these giant apes is limited to one hour so carry the cameras to shoot many memorable images.
When the tracking is done and finished refreshing, you may opt for an evening community walk to the traditional healers, local breweries makers, Bakiga typical homes and the local community craft shops or stay at the lodge swimming, sleeping or watching television.
Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.
Day 9: Transfer back to Entebbe
After an early morning breakfast, board our safari vehicle to embark on a long drive to Kampala-Entebbe with lunch en-route. Stopover at the equator for snacks, photo shooting and souvenir’s shopping. If time allows. drive via Mpigi district to Mabamba bay wetland to spot the most loved rare shoe bill and other bird species.
Hotels in Entebbe;
Protea Hotel by Marriotte
Imperial Resort Beach Hotel
Lake Heights Hotel
Serena Hotel Kigo
Airport view guest house.
Meal plan: Full-Board
Day 10: Ngamba Island and Departure
On the last day after our breakfast from the hotel and suppose your departure is in evening for international clients, we recommend our clients to visit the Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary where amazing memories is a guarantee.
To reach Ngamba Island, you will be dropped by our driver at the Entebbe water front club and board the speed boat or traditional boat depending on your choice and you will be welcomed by the day care giver at the island and take a briefing about the site and the primates.
At around mid-day, experience the feeding activity over the platform and after this visit you will become doubt free that chimpanzees are our closest relatives. Have your Lunch at the Island and after transfer to Entebbe with free entrance in the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (Entebbe Zoo) to spot some of the big five like lions caged and after our guide will drop you to the airport to board your flight back home.
And that is the end of your 10 Days Uganda Safari Holiday
10 Days Uganda Safari Holiday package includes:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Gorilla permits and Chimpanzee permits one per person
- Community visit
- Game drives and Boat cruises
- Nature walks
- Visit cultural sites and crater lakes
- Bird watching at Mabamba wetland
- Visit Ngamba islands and Uganda wildlife education center
10 Days Uganda Safari Holiday package excludes:
The 10 Days Uganda Safari Holiday package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air tickets except where internal flights are costed for, Visa fees, drinks that are not served with food such as spirits, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone fares, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
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