8 Days Uganda Safari

The 8 days Uganda safari will offer you the opportunity to engage in Uganda’s wildlife and nature. You will visit the Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The game drive, boat cruise, hiking to the top of the falls, chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking, and community visits are the top activities that travelers do on their Uganda safari. Below is a detailed itinerary for the 8 days Uganda safaris.

Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Pick and transfer to the Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 2: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 3: Hike to the top of the falls and transfer to Kibale National Park
  • Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale National Park
  • Day 5: Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with an afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 6: Early morning game drive and transfer to the Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking and community visit
  • Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick and transfer to the Murchison Falls National Park

The day 1 of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will start with a morning transfer to the Murchison Falls National Park. While on your transfer to Murchison Falls, you will make a stopover in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where you can find rhinos. Later you will continue with your route route lunch at a hotel in Masindi. Continue with a drive to the Murchison Falls National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge for dinner and spend the night over.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Early morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

You will have an early morning breakfast and then you will proceed with the early morning game drive within the park. During the game drive, you will be able to see multiple wildlife. The wildlife to be seen includes; lions, elephants, leopards, hippos, warthogs, giraffes, and many other species within the park. Later, you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. After your lunch, you will be transferred to para for the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. During the boat cruise, you will be able to see different wildlife including the elephants, Nile crocodiles, and hippos and you will have a chance to see some bird species.  Also on the boat cruise, you will have the front view of the Murchison Falls.  This will mark the end of your day 2 of the 8 days Uganda safaris.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Hike to the top of the falls and transfer to Kibale National Park

You will wake up in the morning and proceed to the hike to the top of the falls to have a chance of the sun and later you will proceed with the picnic breakfast. Then you will get back to the lodge for the refreshment. Within the day, you will continue with the transfer to the Kibale National Park. On arrival in the park, you will be transferred to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale National Park

After your early morning breakfast, you will proceed with the morning breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing about the chimpanzee trekking within the Kibale National Park. Then you will continue with the chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale National Park where the activity will last 1 to 6 hours of the day upon where you meet the chimpanzee. Upon meeting the chimpanzees, you will have one hour to view them in their natural habitat. Later you will continue with the community walks in the Bigodi community for the coffee experience, banana brewing, nature walks, and many other activities. You will get back to the lodge for dinner, relaxation, and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with an afternoon boat cruise

On this day, you will embark on the morning breakfast and then continue with the transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Upon reaching in the park, you will start with the lunch. Later on, you be transferred to the Kazinga channel for the boat cruise. During the boat cruise, you will be able to see different wildlife like elephants, crocodiles, monitor lizards, hippos, and many others.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Early morning game drive and transfer to the Bwindi impenetrable national park

On the day of the 8 days Uganda safari, you will start the day with an early morning breakfast. You will continue with the morning game drive within the Kasenyi plains.  During the game drive, you will be able to see different wildlife like lions, leopards, elephants, warthogs Uganda Kobs, and many other wildlife. Then after the game drive, you will have the transfer to the Bwindi impenetrable national park. The transfer will be through the southern sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival in the Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and community visit

The gorilla trekking will start with the briefing within the Bwindi impenetrable national park headquarters. After the briefing, you will continue with the gorilla trekking within the park. Upon meeting tracking the gorillas which will take 1 to 7 hours of the day upon where you will meet the gorillas. As you meet the gorillas, you will have one hour to view the gorillas in their natural habitat. After the gorilla trekking, you will move into the community for the Batwa experience. This experience will be passivized through engagement with these people.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8: Transfer back to Kampala

On the last day of your safari, you will have your early morning breakfast and then start with the transfer to Kampala. As you transfer to Kampala, you will make a stopover in the Igongo cultural center for the en-route lunch and later proceed to the Ankole cultural experience. Then you will embark on your journey to Kampala. Upon arriving in Kampala, you will be transferred to the Entebbe either for your outbound flights or dropped at the hotel of your choice which will mark the end of your safari.   

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

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