The Big Five Safaris in Uganda takes you to all the major tour destinations in Uganda, unveiling country’s rich animals’ heritage, fine-looking geography and exciting safaris and tour
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda We shall pick you at the airport and drive off for 40 km to Kampala. If you arrive in time, you may have a Kampala City Tour where you will visit the tourist attractions like Kasubi tombs, Uganda museum, Bahai temple, Ndere Troupe cultural centre for the culture museum and Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo. The day ends at the African Village on Buganda Road or at the National Theater for handicraft viewing and shopping. Dinner and overnight at your hotel or lodge. Day 2: Leave Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest After breakfast, leave Kampala by road in the morning head for the beautiful Kabale hills and arrive in Bwindi in the evening. Lunch en-route. Day 3: Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi Forest. Wake up early and get ready for a life time adventure of Gorilla Trekking. Have a briefing at the park headquarters before the rangers guide you deep into this chunky forest in hunt for the Gorillas. You will move up and down in the rugged landscape until you finally meet these pleasant creatures that will keep you amused with performances for a full hour. Go back to your Lodge lunch and afterwards opt for a community walk. Dinner and accomodation at your Lodge. Day 4: Move to Queen Elizabeth National Park After breakfast, leave Bwindi and within 6 hours hours, you will be in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check into your Lodge, have lunch and head for Kazinga Channel boat cruise. Enjoy the cruise while viewing the Hippos and other wild animals drinking at the shores and plenty of bird life including migrant birds and flamingos. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge, Simba Safari Lodge which ever you may prefer. Day 5: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale National Park Wake up early and go for a game drive and to view the Leopards, Hyenas, Warthogs, Kobs, Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Forest Hog etc.. and other smaller animals. Have lunch and leave for Kibale National Park. Have Dinner and lodging at either Primates Lodge or Chimps Nest. Day 6: Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Nature Stride Wake up to meet Kibale residents, the Chimps. Have a briefing at the headquarters before embarking on the Chimp tracking tour. Later after lunch at the lodge, go for the afternoon nature walk around Bigodi Swamp. Dinner, overnight and breakfast at Primates Lodge or Chimps Nest. Day 7: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park Start an early drive to Murchison falls National Park via Hoima to Masindi. Arrive at the Park in the evening and sleep for overnight at Paara Safari Lodge/Nile Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Murchison River Lodge on full board. Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Ride After breakfast, you will go for an early Morning drive in search of Lions, Leopards, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo, Oribi, Warthogs, Uganda Kobs and Elephant and many of the other smaller animals. In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls, meeting place for lots of land and water mammals and birds. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge. Day 9: Visit the Top of the Falls, leave for Kampala, with Rhino tracking Enroute Visit the Top of the falls for a multiple view of the gorge where the Nile squeezes in to a 7 meter gorge before a deep fall of 40 meters. The falls are stunning and roaring with a beautiful rainbow displayed on sunny days. You will then after leave for Kampala, but track rhinos enroute at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Having lunch at the place, you will continue to Kampala where your arrival time with be late evening. Day 10: Visit the Source of River Nile, return to Kampala. Drive to Jinja, tour the source of River Nile at Rippon falls and a few sporting activities like Bungee Jumping, Horse riding and quad biking. In the afternoon or evening, drive back to Kampala. Overnight at the Hotel/Lodge of your choice Day 11: Airport Transfer. This day for airport transfer and marks the end of the big five safari tour in Uganda.