Uganda’s Big Five Expedition 9 Days
Embark on an unforgettable 9-day wildlife expedition in Uganda with Napanda Safaris. This carefully crafted itinerary combines thrilling game drives, scenic landscapes, and encounters with Uganda’s magnificent Big Five. From exploring the renowned Murchison Falls National Park to tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, this safari promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the diverse habitats of Uganda, encounter incredible wildlife, and create memories to last a lifetime.
Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our friendly guide will meet and greet you. After a brief introduction, we will drive to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Along the way, soak in the scenic beauty and vibrant atmosphere. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
After breakfast, we depart for Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area. Upon arrival, we check into our lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling boat cruise along the Victoria Nile, where you'll witness the spectacular Murchison Falls, as well as a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. Return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening.
Rise early for a sunrise game drive in the park. With the guidance of our experienced ranger, explore the vast savannah plains, home to a plethora of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, lions, giraffes, buffaloes, and if you're lucky, even leopards. After the game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the afternoon at your leisure, enjoying the lodge facilities or opting for an optional activity.
Today, we bid farewell to Murchison Falls National Park and head towards Kibale Forest National Park. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Albertine Rift Valley and rural Ugandan landscapes. After reaching Kibale, check into your lodge and relax for the evening.
Prepare for an incredible experience as we embark on a chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale Forest. Accompanied by expert guides, venture into the lush forest in search of these playful primates. As you track the chimps, listen to their calls and learn about their behavior and conservation. After encountering the chimpanzees, return to the lodge and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and incredible wildlife. En route, enjoy a scenic drive and stop at the Equator for a photo opportunity. Upon arrival at the park, check into your lodge and unwind. In the evening, embark on a thrilling sunset game drive, where you'll have the chance to spot lions, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of bird species.
Start the day with an early morning game drive through the park's vast savannah plains. As the sun rises, witness predators and prey in action, and marvel at the stunning landscapes. After the game drive, return to the lodge for breakfast and relaxation. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel, known for its high concentration of hippos, crocodiles, and birdlife. Later, return to the lodge for a delicious dinner.
Today is a highlight of the expedition as we set out for the ultimate gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Accompanied by experienced guides, hike through the dense forest, following the footsteps of these majestic creatures. Encounter a gorilla family in their natural habitat, observing their behavior and witnessing their unique bond. This extraordinary experience is sure to leave you in awe. After the trek, return to the lodge and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
After breakfast, we begin our journey back to Entebbe. Enjoy the scenic drive as you reflect on the incredible experiences and memories created during your Uganda expedition. Arrive in Entebbe in the afternoon and transfer to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your unforgettable adventure with Napanda Safaris.
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Bottled water during transfers and game drives
- Professional safari guide/driver
- All park entry fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Boat safaris and game drives
- International and domestic flights
- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses