10 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA WILD LIFE TOUR
Day 1: Transfer to Mbale
Day 2: Mountain hiking Elgon
Day 3: Transfer to Kidepo valley national park
Day 4: Kidepo game drive and community cultural tour
Day 5: Kidepo morning and evening game drives
Day 6: Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Day 7: Murchison Falls National Park game drive and boat cruise
Day 8: Transfer to Kibale forest national park
Day 9: Chimp trekking and bigodi community walk
Day 10: Transfer to Kampala
Day 1: Kampala – Mount Elgon.
Early morning departure from Kampala heading for eastern Uganda. Drive past local communities, tea, sugarcane plantations and colorful fruits along the roadside. Stop over at Ssezibwa Falls for a cultural feel of Uganda. Continue to Mbale town located on the foot hills of Mount Elgon. This area has got a rich heritage and culture. Have lunch and continue to Sipi Village located between beautiful hills and waterfalls.
Day 2: Mount Elgon.
In the morning after breakfast, go for a hike to the Mt. Elgon forest exploration center for guided walks. The nature walk will provide you with views of regenerating forests, fields of colourful flowers, extensive stands of bamboo and the chested bee-eater. Two different day hike areas allow you to explore Mt. Elgon’s diverse montane forest. The popular forest exploration center trail loop site can make one enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave, the talking tree and a spectacular viewpoint, which lies just beyond.
A long ‘arm’ of Mt. Elgon bears the Wanale trails loop site. It has veretical cliffs of ridge and several cascading waterfalls that make a very scenic drive. Look for petrified wood in the Khauka caves as you enjoy splendid panoramic view over the plains of Eastern Uganda.
These two day hike areas have short walk trails ranging between 3km and 11km that offer an excellent opportunity to experience Mt. Elgon’s unique plants and wildlife in a short time period. Jungle walking shoes and rain gear are recommended in addition to extra cells for your torch if you plan to explore the caves. Have a quiet afternoon, relaxing after lunch.
Day 3-Mountain Elgon to Kidepo valley national park
Early in the morning after breakfast you will transfer to Kidepo valley national park.
Day 4 – Early morning Game drive and Community walk in the afternoon
After your early morning breakfast, you will have a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. Kidepo Valley National Park harbors a total of 86 mammal species, making it the National Park with the third highest number of game in Uganda, Kidepo National Park also protects a far greater variety of large mammals than any other national park in Uganda that including 28 species found nowhere else in Uganda. Her bird species checklist has 463 confirmed and 26 of which are unconfirmed. Kidepo NP is only matched by Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After having your lunch at the lodge you will go to Karenna and Kapedo for a cultural performance by the native Karamajong people. You will dine and spend the overnight.
Day 5: Early morning Game drive and an Evening Game Drive in Kidepo valley National park
Today morning you will go for another game drive and later on return to your lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch relax and wait to go for an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley where you will view Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, and Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and Lions plus many other mammals.
Day 6: Drive to Murchison from Kidepo
Your guide will drive you to Murchison having your lunch en route. On arrival in Murchison National Park you will visit the top of the falls in the evening and cross by a ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge. Where you dine and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge for Luxury (Full Board), Murchison River lodge for mid-range (Full board)
After an early morning breakfast, embark on a game drive to the north of the River Nile following delta tracks that runs west from the ferry jet at Paraa to the Lake Albert Delta. The 20 km2 area of grassland adjacent to the Victoria Nile delta- as it flows into Lake Albert has an overwhelming concentration of wildlife to the fascination of any tourist.
Go back in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. The launch trip to the base of the falls is the highlight of most trips to Murchison Falls, but the boat cruise downriver from Paraa towards the Lake Albert delta is best for birdwatchers, because it offers the best opportunity to see shoe bills than anywhere in Africa, especially during the rainy season. You will have excellent Game viewing on this trip such as hundreds of hippos, the largest crocodiles left in Africa, black-and-white Columbus monkeys, small herds of buffalo, bush buck, water buck, kobs, and giraffe, Elephants, and if lucky lions and leopards.Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 8: Murchison to Kibale Forest national park
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to Kibale forest national park.
Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park
After morning breakfast, you will start your journey to Kanyanchu. You will be briefed at 08.00am before tracking the chimpanzees. The chimps are man’s closest living animals. There are no motor tracks open to tourists at the park so they are only accessible by foot. After tracking you will return to your lodge for Lunch and relaxation.
Day 10: Return to Kampala
After breakfast this morning you will return to Kampala