Big Five Safaris Uganda
Enjoy the Big Five Safaris in Uganda during which you will see the Lion, the King of the Jungle, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Uganda, the ‘Pearl of Africa is a home to all the African Big Five safari animals. The big five animals are found in the Uganda national parks where tourists go for safaris and tours.
The Big five safaris in Uganda takes you to all the major tour destinations, unveiling country’s rich animals heritage, fine-looking geography and exciting safaris and tours.
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
The big five Uganda safari tour begins when our driver picks you from Entebbe Airport and transfers you to Kampala as he briefs you about tourism and the trip in details. 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 beautiful Kabale hills and arrive in Bwindi in the evening. Lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort/Engagi Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Forest.
Wake up early and get ready for a life time adventure of Gorilla Tracking. 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 for a delicious lunch and afterwards opt for a community walk. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.
Day 4: Move to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, leave Bwindi and within 4 to 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 animals drinking at the waters edge and plenty of bird life including migrant birds and flamingos. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Jacana Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale National Park
Wake up early and go for a game drive and expect to view mammals like Leopards, Hyenas, Warthogs, Kobs, Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Forest Hog if fortunate sufficiently and many other small animals. Have lunch and leave for Kibale National Park, where you arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge or Chimps Nest.
Day 6: Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Nature Stride
Wake up prepared to meet Kibale residents, the Chimps. Get briefing at the headquarters before embarking on the Chimp trekking adventure. Later after lunch at the lodge, go for the afternoon nature walk around Bigodi Swamp. Dinner, overnight and breakfast at Primates Lodge, 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 as well as many of the other 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 plummeting 40 meters. The falls are stunning and roaring with a beautiful rainbow displayed on sunny days. You will then after leave for Kampala, but remember to trek rhinos en route at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Having lunch at the place, you will continue to Kampala where your arrival time with be late evening. Overnight at Cassia Lodge.
Day 10: Visit the Source of River Nile, return to Kampala.
Drive to Jinja, tour the source of River Nile plus a few sporting activities like Bungee Jumping, Horse riding or quad biking. In the afternoon or evening, drive back to Kampala. Overnight at Cassia Lodge.
Day 11: Airport Transfer.
This is a day for airport transfer and marks the end of the big five safari tour in Uganda.