10 Days Best of Uganda

Feel like a 10 days safari in Uganda? Uganda is such a marvel when it comes to tourism. There is just so much to see and experience. 10 days are just enough to give you a taste of what this beautiful African safari destination has to offer. This 10 days best of Uganda safari highlights gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking plus a blend of wildlife and serenity. This tour package can also be booked under our group safaris and tours in Uganda.

10 Days Best of Uganda

10 Days Uganda Safari Overview

We have customized this 10 days Uganda safari package to be as fun as possible. So many interesting activities are included but come at an extra cost. Instead of the normal game drive, you will carry out 1 hot air ballooning activity if you want – in Murchison Falls National Park. This 10 days package will give you unforgettable experience in this pearl of Africa. We are one of the Uganda tour operators that offer very affordable safaris in Uganda. Please see day by day plan below.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Right after your morning breakfast on this first day of your 10 days best of Uganda safari, our tour guide will pick you up drive towards Masindi – a town with a lot of history. You will have lunch at Masindi Hotel, the first and oldest hotel in Uganda that once sheltered Ernest Hemingway, Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart along with several other famous history faces. After your lunch, you will then drive towards Murchison Falls and head straight to hike the top of the falls. You will get to see what happens behind the explosive waterfall before heading to your lodge.

Stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury, Murchison River Lodge for moderate and Red Chilli Rest Camp for Budget.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Travel Hours: 3 – 4 hours by road and 1 hour by flight

Day 2: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Ride

On this second day of your 10 days best of Uganda safari, you will rise to an early morning sip of coffee and head for a morning game drive around the park. You will get to see the Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, Oribi, Warthogs, Kobs, Leopards plus so many other species of wildlife. After this drive, you return to the lodge for your main breakfast meal and relax till afternoon.

Right after your lunch, you will head for a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile till the bottom of the falls. This ride will also let you see lots of hippopotamus, crocodiles, Elephants, birds and more malls that come to drink water at the river bank. After seeing what happens behind the explosive waterfall the previous day, this day you get to see what happens at the bottom. The photo below shows the experience.

10 Days Best of Uganda

Stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury, Murchison River Lodge for moderate and Red Chilli Rest Camp for Budget.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity: Hot Air Ballooning (Instead of driving to see animals, you fly and see animals from a bird’s eye view)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

On day three of this 10 days best of Uganda safari, we transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. You shall have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, driving through Fort Portal – a town with one of the most beautiful scenery in Uganda. You will have lunch en route in Fort Portal and the climax your drive to point where you will get magnificent views of the Ruwenzori Mountains. You will then head to check in to your lodge and then go for a swamp walk on the Bigodi Wetlands after. So many species of birds and primates live here. Your nature walk should earn you sights of these.

Stay at Kyaninga Lodge for luxury, Chimps Nest for moderate and Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for budget.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 4 hours

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Head to the forests of Kibale to trek Man’s closest cousins – the chimpanzees. As you meet these great apes, you will also get a chance to see primates like colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys plus several other species of birdlife.

Retreat from this awesome activity, head to your safari lodge for lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy an evening game drive at the park as you drive towards your safari lodge for your stay.

Stay at Mweya Safari Lodge for luxury, Enganzi Lodge for moderate and Ihamba Safari Lodge for budget.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 2 hours

Day 5: Wildlife viewing & Transfer to Bwindi

On this day of your 10 days best of Uganda safari you get to carry out a morning game drive in the Kasenyi Trails, an area with one of the highest concentration of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will see kobs, elephants, buffaloes, antelopes plus several more wildlife species. You will then return to your lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon you will head for a launch trip around the Kazinga Channel. You will get to see a lot of wildlife and birds taking water at the water banks. Immediately after this activity, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha. If you are lucky enough, you will spot a few tree climbing lions on your way.

Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge for luxury and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Time: 2 – 3 hours

Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Trail

On this day of your 10 days Uganda safari you experience one of the most interesting things to do in Uganda. You will meet gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and see them walking in the bush in families. You may enjoy a luxury gorilla trekking experience or budget gorilla trekking encounter. Mountain gorillas share over 98% of our DNA and act much more like us. You have to set off for the briefing point and arrive by 7:30am. After this meeting, you will then head to the forests to search for gorillas. When you locate them, you will be granted 1 full hour with them before returning to your starting point.

After have your lunch and relaxing a bit, we take you back to the hands of time where man lived in forests and only survived by hunting. An era where man relied on traditional herbs and medicine to cure diseases. This is the kind of experience you get when you visit the Batwa pygmies.

Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge for luxury and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge for budget stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

This is the day of your 10 days Uganda tour that you get to kill off all the fatigue. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the best places in Uganda where you can unwind and relax from. This lake has over 29 islands and one of them is the Purnishment Island, an island that has a lot of history. This is the island where girls who got engaged into premarital sex were sent and left to die from. Any man who went and rescued the girl got himself a free wife and paid no bride price for her.

The views of Lake Bunyonyi are awesome. You will enjoy a boat ride and learn a lot about the surrounding community.

Overnight at Birdnest for luxury and Arcadia Cottages for comfortable stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Hours: 1 – 2 Hours

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

This day you head to Uganda’s smallest Savannah park – Lake Mburo National Park for a Uganda wildlife safaris experience. You will have your lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara District and proceed to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon boat ride. This ride will reward you sights of Hippopotamuses, Crocodiles, Buffaloes, Birds and so many other animal species.

Overnight at Mihingo Lodge for luxury, Rwakobo Rock for comfortable stay and Eagles Nest Lodge for budget.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Driving Hours: 4 Hours

Day 9: Whole day at Lake Mburo National Park

Have an early morning bush walk and an afternoon horseback riding safari under the accompaniment of armed game rangers for protection. You will go as far as you can as you search for wildlife species. Do not worry about any wildlife attacks, the rangers are there to protect you.

Overnight at Mihingo Lodge for luxury, Rwakobo Rock for comfortable stay and Eagles Nest Lodge for budget.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Morning Game Drive and transfer to Kampala

This is the last day of your 10 days Uganda safari. You will have a morning game drive and drive through the crocodile farm as you transfer to Kampala. When you arrive in Kampala, you will then transfer to Entebbe to catch up with your return flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Driving Hours: 4 Hours

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