An 8-Day Uganda Safari Adventure For Your Wanderlust

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 18,2023

In Uganda, the mountain gorillas are the ones who rule the roost there. Being the country's top attraction, mountain gorillas have become much more than an endangered species of the planet. Tourists can visit the Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary. They can soak their eyes with the scenic beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park and spot tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector. The mountain gorillas are not the only thing that this tour covers. This 8-day Uganda Safari Adventure itinerary is crafted to showcase the best locations travelers can visit during their trip. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

Meet your private guide at Entebbe airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around the city's lanes and soak in the city's brilliant vibe, culture, and architecture. Relax and enjoy the serene and natural surroundings of the location. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at an excellent restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.

Day 2: Sparkling Murchison Falls National Park

Today, visit two famous parks of Entebbe: Murchison Falls National Park and Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary. The drive to the park is only a few hours; in the meantime, you can soak up your eyes with the panoramic views of the city. Reaching the park, get a brief about the gorilla trekking you will experience in person. Explore the park and experience the one-of-a-lifetime moment of witnessing the mountain gorillas in real life. Have two hours to spend with the gorillas, and this is enough to capture some awesome moments with your closest primates. 

After the gorilla trekking, continue the drive to Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary, famous for endangered white rhinos and countless birds. Visit the sanctuary and track white rhinos at $40 per person. If you are looking for some rare species of rhinos, this is the place that can offer you the same sights. Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary boasts some of the rarest species of black and white rhinos under the park's protected areas. In the sanctuary, also visit the world's longest river Nile which is forced to pass through a narrow gap in the rock before ferociously plunging down 43 meters.

Day 3: Locals of Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is known for many reasons, of which the local people and their artwork are one. Today, explore the local villages and meet the people busy with their daily schedules. Notice them being busy tending to their traditional millet, sorghum, beans, and maize crops. Mingle with the friendly locals who greet you with a smile. Then, visit the green rolling hills that are perfect for your photos.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park

Today, visit Kibale, known for the ultimate Chimpanzee trekking that it offers to all travelers who want to see them closely. Chimpanzees are humans' closest cousins; seeing them from just a few meters away is a one-of-a-kind experience. You can see one, two, or maybe 40 Chimpanzees simultaneously. The first hour of your trekking can be heart-racing, but after that, you will start admiring the atmosphere and your closest cousins. The chimpanzees present there will also observe you. It's long enough to take plenty of photos and soak up the experience.

Day 5: Heading to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is dominated by snow capped Rwenzori mountains, famously known as the mountains of the moon. Inside the park, witness two lakes - Lake Edward and Lake George which border the western and eastern parts of the park. The game drives in the park are extremely delightful because of the two lakes that border the park from two sides. The Kasenyi plains in the park are the hub of big cats, including the Lions, and the Mweya peninsula witnesses the presence of an array of wild animals.

Day 6: Strolling in Ishasha Sector

Drive north through Uganda's most popular national park, Ishasha Sector. The density of wildlife in Ishahsa is not too high, but you will see some near the waterholes. The main attraction of this place is the tree-climbing lions that are hard to spot. Something moves, and your eyes follow. You sense the lion is there, but you cannot see it. You see a tail flickering, the eyes, and the complete lion ready to chase its prey. The moment is spectacular and sure to give goosebumps. End your day in one of the luxurious lodges of this place while enjoying delectable meals with amazing drinks.

Day 7: Enjoying in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Once again, you are at the edge of meeting the mountain gorillas; this time, the habitat would be Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Wake up early in the morning and get done with your breakfast. A local guide will brief you about the gorilla trekking rules in Bwindi in your hotel itself. After that, leave for the park on a four-wheeled vehicle. Being an expert in spotting mountain gorillas, your guide will assist you with the best paths you will follow during the trek. Face the real gorillas in front of you. Be stunned by their size because they are huge because they are mountain gorillas. Find them in troops because they like to live together.

Day 8: Departure

Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

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