6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview
Ths safari will start and end in Kampala. First, you will visit Murchsion Falls National Park for a Nile cruise and game drives in the park, head to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking and swamp walk at the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, en-route to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel and finally return to Kampala.

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park  

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

Day 3: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park   

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 5: Game drive and Launch cruise 

Day 6: Return to Kampala 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park  

After breakfast, depart for Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the afternoon. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours and will give you a good insight on the Ugandan way of life. Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch. We will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Sambiya River Lodge (Midrange) and Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise     

Following a morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the northern part of the park for a game drive. View Elephants, Buffaloes, Bushbucks, Lions, and a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour launch cruise up to the substructure of the mighty Murchison falls where sinister water escapes from the narrow gorge, an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks enabling a wonderful birding safari.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge/Chobe Safari Lodge (Luxury), Sambiya River Lodge (Midrange) and Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 3: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park    

After break fast, you will depart with our packed lunch to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approx 8 hours. You will pass close to Lake Albert. On a clear day, the view on the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. We will arrive Fort portal town in the late afternoon. Tonight you will sleep at Ataco Country Resort prior to your chimpanzee tracking in the morning.

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Chimps Nest (Midrange) and Ataco Country Resort (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking

A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. In the afternoon, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Midrange) and Enganzi Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 5: Game drive and Launch cruise 

After breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Kasenyi Area of the Park for a sunrise game drive. Here you will be able to see numerous elephants as well as water hog, lion, hyena, Uganda kob, waterbuck and bushbuck as well as the salt lakes. In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Safari Lodge

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge (Midrange) and Enganzi Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 6: Return to Kampala

Have a morning game and late breakfast. Stop at tea estates in Bushenyi and continue to Kampala.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and lunch