Classic Uganda Safari

TOUR DURATION
10 Days
DESTINATIONS INCLUDED
3 Locations
ACTIVITIES
Game Drive, Animal Tracking
TRANSPORT MODE
Air, Road, Foot
ACCOMODATION
Hotel, Lodge

Overview

Day 1:
Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

Arrive in Entebbe where you will be met by an Endless Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel on the shores of Africa’s largest lake.

Overnight at Lake Victoria Resort & Spa, Breakfast

Day 2:
Murchison Falls National Park | The Nile’s Jewel​

Depart Entebbe and fly to Murchison Falls National Park, one of the most scenic spots along the Nile and the location of the classic Humphrey Bogart film, The African Queen. After settling into your thatched cottage on the banks of the Victoria Nile, join your guide for a visit to Murchison Falls, where an invigorating spray — the collective force of the majestic Nile — pours down on a narrow ravine.

Overnight at Baker’s Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 3:
Murchison Falls National Park | Nile Safari

Today, a game drive takes you along the northern banks of the Nile in the heart of Murchison Falls National Park. You may see giraffes, buffalo, elephants, warthogs, leopards, lions and antelope. This afternoon, embark on a boat cruise up the Nile River to the base of the falls. Watch for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the many bird species that inhabit the river’s papyrus-lined banks.

Overnight at Baker’s Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch and

Day 4:
Kibale National Park | Bunyaruguru Crater Walk

After breakfast, board a flight to Kibale and transfer to your lodge. Later, you may take an optional nature walk along the top of the Bunyaruguru Crater.

Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch and

Day 5:

Kibale Forest is home to 11 species of primates, including chimpanzees and mangabeys, as well as 300 species of birds and a vast array of butterflies. Rise early this morning for the short drive to the start of your chimpanzee trek. Baboon barks occasionally pierce the forest silence as you make your way along the trail. This afternoon, you may go on a guided primate walk in the Bigodi Forest swamp.

Kibale National Park | Forest of Chimpanzees

Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Days 6-7:
Queen Elizabeth National Park | Nature Anew

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo and baboons. Participate in game drives this afternoon and the next day. While exploring, watch above for tree-climbing lions, a sight rarely to be seen anywhere else in Africa. You may also see some of Uganda’s largest elephant herds.

Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner   

Day 8:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park | Misty Mountains

Make your way out of the Rift Valley through the Kigezi Highlands and on to the mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, take a game drive in one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Later today, visit Uganda Nursing School Bwindi.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    

Days 9-10:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park | Gorilla Encounters

Spend two days tracking endangered mountain gorillas, which share 97.7% of our DNA, spending up to an hour among them each day. See mothers keeping infants close as they knuckle walk on three limbs. Toddlers scamper around and get reined in by an attentive father, whose job is to protect his family. When you look into the eyes of a mountain gorilla, there is no mistaking the bond that exists between primate and man — and no escaping the poignant reminder that these creatures lie on the brink of extinction.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner    

Day 11:
Entebbe – Departure

Fly to Entebbe and return to Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa, where a dayroom awaits until your international flight home.

Day room at Lake Victoria Serena Resort @ Spa, Lunch

Murchison Falls National Park

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One of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas, Murchison Falls National Park sits in the northwestern region of Uganda near the peaceful shores of Lake Albert. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which winds its way through the park and gives life and prosperity to the diversity of wildlife making its home in this rugged environment. Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from its own Murchison Falls waterfall where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes, all of which are best experienced during a Murchison Falls safari.

Country: 

Uganda

Location:

Murchison Falls

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

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Comprised of, what are widely considered to be Uganda’s most pristine tropical rainforests, Kibale Forest National Park covers an area of 795 kilometres over varied altitudes. Its unique location, at the crossroads between the dry terrains of East Africa and the wetter forests of the West, means it can support a variety of exciting flora and fauna. The park is home to the largest of Uganda’s chimpanzee populations which stands at around 1,450, so this combined with the ease of access to makes it a perfect place to spot this loveable, endangered primate and it is popular for this alone, despite its many other attractions. 

Country: 

Uganda

Location:

Kibale National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. Composed of 321 square kilometres (124 sq mi) of both montane and lowland forest, it is accessible only on foot. BINP is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site.[1][2]

Species diversity is a feature of the park.[3] It provides habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many endangered species. Floristically, the park is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns. The northern (low elevation) sector has many species of Guineo-Congolian flora, including two endangered species, the brown mahogany and Brazzeia longipedicellata. In particular, the area shares in the high levels of endemisms of the Albertine Rift.

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos. It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi gorillas, half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas. 14 habituated mountain gorilla groups are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and the Nkuringo in the Districts of Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro respectively all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Country: 

Kenya

City/Location: 

Nairobi

Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa

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Serena Golf Resort & Spa their hotel of choice when visiting Kampala. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Rooms at Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa provide a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

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Country: 

Uganda

Location:

Kampala

Baker’s Lodge

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Baker’s Lodge is a luxury lodge located in a serene environment on the south bank of the Nile River in Murchison Falls, Uganda. 

Each cottage is strategically positioned and offers magnificent views of nearby rivers. All room are fitted with beds draped in mosquito netting, wooden furniture and en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot water solar shower and also some with bath tubs. 

The restaurant offers an array of delicious meals ranging from local to continental dishes. Coupled with a team of efficient bar attendants, the cottage’s bar area provides a wide range of assorted drinks from both local and international brands.

Country: 

Uganda

Location:

Murchison Falls

Kyaninga Lodge

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Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

Country: 

Uganda

Location:

Kibale National Park

Gorilla Forest Camp

As the only concessionaire luxury camp within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the perfect base from which to track the park’s most famous resident – the mountain gorilla. The main area features a comfortable lounge and bar area as well as the main dining area while the mini spa offers a wide selection of treatments. Located within the National Park, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area.

Country: 

Uganda

City/Location: 

Bwindi National Park

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