Going for this safari with Auto Rental Uganda will absolutely enable you discover Uganda's hidden treasures which will include; viewing the big five game, chimpanzee tracking, gorilla tracking as well as sighting the different bird species plus the plants and grasses. Below is the proposed itinerary for this kind of safari with your car rental agency for self drive adventures.
On day 1. Pick up-mabamba
Depending on your time of arrival, you will be met and picked by one of the Auto Rental uganda guide, do the car rental aggrements and then flag you off for Mabamba swamp on the outskirts of L.Victoria in Entebbe. If you are a bird lover, you will watch various species of birds that will highly entice you. Such birds include; hornbill, marabou stock, pelicans African jacannas, yellow billed ducks and so much more. From here proceed to Ngamba island to view some chimpanzees here that were orphaned or rescued. Then proceed to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Whichever your choice for hotel is, we can make reservations for you as this is a free service from Auto Rental Uganda team.
On Day 2, Driving to Murchison Falls National Park
Waking up very early in the morning for breakfast and have packed lunch to start the long 5hours journey to Murchison falls national park, also the biggest park in Uganda in the north western part of Uganda. Branching off to Ziwa rhino sanctuary and wildlife ranch Nakasongola district the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation. Then proceed to Murchison falls national park for dinner and over night at your preferred hotel suggested for you by your car rental team at Auto Rental Uganda. We give you a touch of adventure.
On day 3; Game drive day
Waking up very early in the morning at 6am and have breakfast to procced north of the park for a wildlife game drive. This early morning drive will enable you to catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys. Such animals will include the big four [elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes], hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck etc.Move to the hotel for lunch and refreshments. In the afternoon go for boat cruise that takes you 2 and half hours and then hike to the falls, you will be picked from the top of the falls and then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
On day 4: Driving to Kibale NP
Waking up very early in the morning and have breakfast, then coupled with packed lunch head to Kibale forest on the outskirts of western Uganda. This is a long drive that will take you around 9 hours, there is always a stopover at hoima for lunch. Since it's a days long journey, you will reach there in the evening and then check in at mountain view hotel for dinner and night.
On day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking-Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP
Rising up very early in the morning and have breakfast and together with packed lunch proceed to the forest for chimpanzee tracking. Reach there in time for general briefing and allocation of groups and forest rangers. Then after wards head to the forest for the actual primates tracking beginning from where they were the previous day until you get to them. You will find them feeding their young ones, playing on the tree branches and others relaxing. You will be able to take their photos after switching off your flash. Chimpanzee tracking takes between 2-4 hours. Then from here you head on the long journey to Queen Elizabeth national park with your car rental vehicles. Have a stop over at the Uganda Equator for photos and relaxation then after wards embark on the journey to the park reaching late in the evening for dinner and night at the hotel of convinience.
On day 6: Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth NP
Rise up very early in the morning before 7 am and have breakfast and then move into the park for game drive. This early morning drive will enable you to catch a glimpse of some animals returning to their dens from their night preys. Such animals will include the big four [elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes], hyenas, warthogs, alibi, silver buck etc.Move to the hotel for lunch and refreshments. In the evening go for boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects lakes George and Edward endowed with wildlife, hippos crocodiles to mention but a few, and then afterwards return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
On day 7. Relocate to Bwindi forest
Wake up very early in the morning and embark on the long drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP known as Ishasha, pass by and look at the tree climbing lions in this part of queen Elizabeth then having lunch at savannah resort hotel. Move into your hotel adviced by Auto Rental Uganda for dinner and overnight.
On day 8: Gorilla tracking
After a morning heavy breakfast and with packed lunch you will transfer to the park offices for briefing at 8pm and then later on at 9:00 am commence the gorilla trek along the tracks in the thick forest searching for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the trek might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. Though the walk is tiresome meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and heartbreaking wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
On day 9. Return to Kampala
Have breakfast early morning, after get briefed by your guide before driving back to Kampala. You will have lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara plus a visit to a cultural museum. You may stop at Mpabire and have a talk with the local drum makers who will demonstrate how these drums are crafted but also have a drumming session using the very drums.
Arrive in Kampala late evening which marks the end of this Uganda primates special safari trip.
We at auto rental Uganda will tailor your safari to your personal preferences just to give you an amazing adventure.