10 Days Highlight of Uganda Safari

  Uganda named the pearl of Africa, her beauty is exhibited in her bio-diversity. This Uganda Safari will give you the opportunity to view almost all attractions this East African nation has to offer for tourist including a trek to meet the most endangered species the Mountain Gorillas in their natural wild.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you are met by Hallmark Travel Planners representative and transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel. Visit the Entebbe Botanical Gardens if time allows.  

Day 2: Drive Entebbe – Lake Albert – Murchison Falls Park.

Have breakfast at the Hotel. And then after begin the 7 hours’ drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi and Biso. From Biso drop down the escarpment of The Great African Rift Valley {the Western Corridor} with spectacular views of Lake Albert. Drive along the valley floor to the southern banks of the Victoria Nile River. Arrive at Nile Safari camp in time for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Camp.

  Day 3: Boat Cruise at Murchison Falls Park

Murchison Falls National Park
Drive to Paraa, take launch trip on the Victoria Nile to the base of Murchison Falls, viewing game and birds en route. Nile crocodile are in abundance as are hippo and aquatic birds including a good chance of seeing Shoebills. The launch trip is about three hours. Then drive to top of the falls for lunch and walk in the area to obtain excellent views of the falls where the Nile is forced through a 20-foot wide gap in the rocks and drops 145 feet over the escarpment. This is said to be the largest natural force of water in the world creating what appears to be a boiling caldron of water. All meals and overnight at Nile Safari Camp.

  Day 4: Game Drive at Murchison Falls Park

Drive and take a ferry across the Nile to game drive in the northern sector of the park, most of the game is to be found in the area north of the Victoria Nile River and East of the Albert Nile and Lake Albert. This is where part of the movie The African Queen was filmed. Game is now returning quite rapidly and game drives can be very exciting. Game often seen includes elephant, oribi, giraffe, waterbuck, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, sitatunga, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, lion, leopard, mongoose, genet, hyena, jackal and bat eared fox. Dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Camp

  Day 5: Transfer From Murchison Falls Park – Kibale Forest.

After breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately eight hours. After leaving the Rift Valley pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Lunch will be a picnic.

Arrive at the beautiful Ndali Lodge, situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes. The breathtaking views and cooler climate at Ndali are just some of its best features. The lodge was built by the late Captain Mark Price, a British tea farmer, and is managed as a working farm by his family today. The rooms are decorated in local crafts and materials, and feature high ceilings and four-poster beds with mosquito netting. The en suite baths have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. There is no electricity at this lodge, but ample candle and oil lamps are provided in the evening, creating a romantic feel of "old Africa". Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

  Day 6: Primates and Bird watching in Kibale Forest

Today we take forest and swamp walks to see the rain forest and view birds and primates, including chimpanzees. Walking is not difficult, paths have been made in the forest and all walks are with excellent local guides. All meals at Ndali Lodge.

  Day 7: Transfer from Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Forest

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking about 3½ hours. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks, weather permitting. We again gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mweya Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and Kasinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background. All meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.  

Day 8: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth Park

Tree climbing lion
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a launch trip of about three hours on the Kasinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world {reported to be about 30,000} and other game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth National Par is one of best birding parks in Africa, with over 560 recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period. All meals and overnight at Mweya Lodge.

  Day 9: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth – Kampala or Entebbe

Following breakfast, depart for Entebbe, which takes about 7 hours, with lunch en route. If time permits it's possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel.  

Day 10: Entebbe – Depart

Have your breakfast at the hotel. Use of room until 10.00hrs only. Transfer to Entebbe airport for departure flight.

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The Tour Package Would include:

  • Use of 4x4 safari vehicle for game viewing & photography
  • Guaranteed window seats for every participants.
  • All Park Entry fees and Gorilla Tracking fees
  • Full board meal plan while on Safari – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Qualified local English - Speaking driver guide (French, Spanish & German on request)
  • Game drives as per the program
  • All government taxes applicable
The Prices Above do NOT Include:

 

  • Extras at the lodges –tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
  • International flight into/out of Uganda - Check out Great Prices for Flights into Africa Here
  • Entry Visa to Uganda
  • Departure tax