Wildlife Tour in UgandaOn June 28, 2020 by Eli Johnson
If you’re traveling to Uganda, wildlife sighting is probably at the top of your list. Check out this pre-vetted itinerary, designed to bring you through some of Uganda’s best parks for spotting wildlife.
DAY 1: From Kampala, head north through the districts of Luwero and Masindi with their traditional farms and villages. Reach the Murchison Falls N. P. after lunch enroute and tour the top of the falls with amazing scenic viewpoints. Dinner and overnight at Sambiya River Lodge
DAY 2: Cross the Nile by ferry and set off on an early morning game drive. Look for elephant from the Nyamsika Plateau viewpoint. Your guide helps spot elephant, giraffe, water buffalo, Ugandan kob and lion. Butterflies are abundant. After a packed lunch you take a launch trip to the base of the majestic Murchison Falls. There is abundant bird life and you will most likely see numerous wild animals on the banks. Return to the excellent service and comfort of Sambiya River Lodge
DAY 3: Depart early to the Fort Portal area. This area, nestled in the Rwenzori Mountains, is the seat of the Toro kingdom. Lunch en route to Kibale Forest. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge or Ruwenzori View Guesthouse.
DAY 4: Early morning forest walk in search of chimpanzee. See other primates, forest birds and butterflies, too. Arrive at Mweya Safari Lodge in QENP after lunch. Relax on a launch cruise up the Kizinga Channel between lakes Edward and George. Enjoy seeing wild animals on the banks and a wonderful variety of water birds. Lion, hippo, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob and warthogs are usually seen. Overnight at the beautifully situated Mweya Safari Lodge.
DAY 5: Awake early for a sun rise game drive to see elephant and lion. After breakfast depart for the gorilla sanctuary. Packed lunch enroute. Transit through the Kigezi highlands with terraced banana plantations on the steep slopes. Dinner and overnight in Bwindi impenetrable or Mgahinga at a Lodge or Luxury Tented Camp.
DAY 6: Rise early for gorilla trekking. The experienced ranger guides will brief you before the trek. Spend the day moving through dense in an exciting search for rare majestic mountain gorillas. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: Return to Kampala through the Kigezi highlands, the “Switzerland of Africa”. Lunch in Mbarara, with the many herds of long-horned Ankole cattle. Arrive in Kampala early evening.