A Perfect 10 Days Safari in Uganda (MidRange)

A well-tailor-made Safari in Uganda best for Gorilla, Chimpanzee trekking, and Wildlife viewing.

Itinerary Overview: Safari in Uganda

10 Days Safari in Uganda is a well tailor-made long safari in Uganda of a kind customized with Mountain Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, and wildlife viewing experiences. 10 Days Uganda Safari itinerary is suitable for budget tourists who wish to have a memorable experience at a mid-range cost.

Lasting 10 Days and 9 Nights, this mid-range tour constitutes a visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and Murchison Falls National Park. From Kampala, the transfer will have its first stop at the equator line and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking the next day. This is such a great national park for mountain gorilla trekking since there are several gorilla families and therefore the highest chance of seeing the gentle giants. The Safari in Uganda also continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Where you have a wildlife viewing experience with a game drive and boat cruise. Kibale Forest National Park will be visited for chimpanzee trekking and then a nature walk at the nearby Bigodi wetland. From Kibale Forest, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for another amazing wildlife tour and experience of the world’s most powerful waterfalls-Murchison Falls. Your driver guide will drop you off on the last day at Entebbe International Airport.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up and ends with drop off at Entebbe International Airport but can be customized 
  • Activities include Gorilla trekking, game drive, boat cruise, Chimpanzee tracking, nature walk and hike.
  • Transfers will be by a safari van
  • Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Accommodation & meals are provided as included 
  • Pack the right gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • Minimum age for Gorilla & chimpanzee tracking  is 15 years

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Safari Highlights: MidRange Safari in Uganda

  • Day #1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel – 10 Days Budget Uganda Safari
  • Day #2: Transfer by road from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 
  • Day #3: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest 
  • Day #4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector 
  • Day #5: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day #6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day #7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and Bigodi wetland nature walk 
  • Day #8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day #9: Game drive, boat cruise, and hike to the top of Murchison Falls 
  • Day #10: Return to Entebbe International Airport.
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Detailed Itinerary: A Safari in Uganda

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your guide will be there for your pick-up easily identified as he/she will have a placard with your names. After meeting and greeting, you will board your safari vehicle for a transfer to a booked hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.

Meal Plan: Dinner 

Accommodation at: Pineapple Guest House/ Bushpig backpackers’ hostel

Day 2: Transfer by road from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After resting from jetlag at a hotel in Entebbe or Kampala, you will be provided with breakfast early morning then be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The drive starts early morning out of Kampala city with the first stop at the equator line.

You will stop at the equator for photography then continue with the drive to western Uganda with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. You will most likely arrive at the park in the evening and check in to the booked hotel where you will have dinner and later on spend the night.

Accommodation will depend on the sector allocated for trekking and communicated at time of booking.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest

This will be one unique day on any African safari as you meet the mountain gorillas. Wake up early, have breakfast and board your safari vehicle for a drive to the park headquarters. It’s expected of you to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am for briefing from the park rangers and your driver guide will ensure the transfer.

During briefing, the park rangers inform trekkers of the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. At this time, you are also allocated a gorilla family to trek. Each group is trekked by 8 people allocated depending on the hiking ability.

You get to the very dense tropical jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable forest for a lifetime adventure. You spend about 2-6 hours or more trekking to and from. However, a maximum 1 hour is spent in the presence of the mountain gorillas watching the family and taking pictures.

After 60 minutes watching the gorillas, you then walk back to the park headquarters. Here you receive a congratulatory gorilla trekking certificate. Your guide drives you to your accommodation facility where you relax, have dinner and spend the night. 

Overnight at previous night accommodation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector

At the hotel you will be served breakfast before you check out for the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The transfer will be via the Ishasha sector famed to host the tree climbing lions. Driving through this sector you may get to see these tree climbing lions.

Have lunch and proceed to the hotel where you check in and relax through the evening. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation at: Bush Lodge 

Day 5: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

On this 10-day Budget Uganda Safari, you will have desired breakfast at the hotel then be transferred by your guide to the park for a game drive. You have a game drive along the Kasenyi plains in search of wildlife that roam these plains. Some of the animals that can possibly be seen include kobs, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topis and many more.

After the game drive, you then return to the hotel for lunch and relax. After lunch, you will head out for an evening boat cruise on the popular Kazinga channel. During the boat cruise, you see lots of animals as they come to quench their thirst. This spot is also good for seeing several bird species.

Kazinga Channel has several aquatic species including hippos and crocodiles. The views on the boat cruise are very spectacular. After the boat cruise, you then transfer back to your hotel for dinner and rest. You sleep in the previous night hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After having a memorable wildlife tour at Queen Elizabeth Park (on your 10 Days Budget Uganda Safari), you will have breakfast at a hotel on this then be ready to have a drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Before reaching the park you may visit the crater lakes and have a few stops if interested. Arrival in the afternoon and check in to the booked hotel.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation at: Isunga Lodge/Kibale Homestay

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest and Bigodi wetland nature walk

After breakfast at your lodge get ready for a Chimpanzee trekking experience. Carry along your back pack with some drinking water and head out to the park for chimp tracking. The trek starts with briefing on the trekking etiquette then after heading out to the jungle. After the trek, you return to your lodge for lunch then after transfer to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk.

Bigodi wetland is host to an array of biodiversity including primates and bird species. Some of the bird species include the Great Blue Turaco, White-collard Oliveback, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Superb Sunbird and many more.  

After the nature walk at Bigodi, you then return to your lodging facility where you relax, refresh and have dinner. 

Accommodation as of previous night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

From Kibale Forest National Park, you will have breakfast then transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes you on a picturesque drive to the park. Arriving at the park in the evening, you cross by ferry (if required) check into a hotel where you have dinner and spend the night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation at: Heritage Safari Lodge/Fort Murchison Lodge 

Day 9: Game drive, boat cruise, and hike to the top of Murchison Falls

on your 10 Days Safari in Uganda – Have breakfast at the hotel, cross the Nile River by ferry (if required) then visit Murchison Falls National Park for a game drive. Driving through the park trails, you may see the four of the “Big Five” game which are the Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions and Leopards. Other wild animals may also be seen on the game drive including giraffes, baboons, monkeys and many more.

After about 4 hours the game drive ends and you go for lunch. After lunch you undertake the 2:00 pm boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls. You see aquatic wildlife like hippos and crocodiles on the banks of the Nile River and also get a clear view of the falls from below.

After the 2 hours launch cruise, you hike to the top of Murchison Falls on an amazing experience. This is the perfect time to take pictures of the falls. You meet your driver-guide at the top of the falls for a drive to the hotel for dinner.

Accommodation as per previous night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 10: Return to Entebbe International Airport

Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. The drive will depend on your time of departure with a drop-off at least an hour before your departure time. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast 

End of the 10 Days MidRange Safari in Uganda

Cost Inclusions

  • All activities as included
  • Accommodation in budget lodges & meals as indicated
  • Safari van
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
  • Bottled drinking water on board
  • Gorilla trekking & chimpanzee permit

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: Safari in Uganda

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