Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Top Things to Do in a 10 Days trip to Uganda


Uganda – The pearl of Africa is undoubtly the most upcoming tourist destination. A country still virgin but amazingly beautiful. The wonders of Uganda in each corner of the country will always beat the expectations in you and always leave you wanting for more. From getting upclose and personal with the mountain Gorilla, spectating at the lazily sleeping and hitched lions in the huge Fig trees, the endless game in over 10 bio-diverse game reserves, the birdlife, Rafting on the longest river in the wild, absyling, hiking the challenging mountains, incredible landscapes and yes we never forget mentioning the friendliest people on the African continent. You forever feel at Home.

Below we take you through the Top Things you can do on a 10days trip in Uganda. The destinations  and what you can do on these planned days in Uganda day by day. Whether you are on a self drive car rental in uganda trip or probably on a guided Tour. This is absolutely possible in Uganda and either way will provide an inspirational journey.

The Kampala city tour on day One
Crazy is the right word, but have you thought that you can turn the crazy part of it as an adventure experience. Driving in Kampala is something for the experienced and the most patient. Kindly never attempt to drive in Kampala if you don’t have the above. Other road users are crazy drivers and its survival for the fittest, however driving and touring Kampala is something you must do on day one but as well can opt for the last day. The kasubi tombs, the Uganda museum, the Bahai temple and the Namugongo Shrine are some of the highlights you never want to miss out. If you are a night goer, The kampala night life is something you would like to try. Gatomato in bugolobi, Bubbles and cassablanca are some of the hangouts you would love to try out.

The Journey to Murchison falls National Park on Day 2
5 hours of Non-stop drive should be good to get you closer to the banks of the River nile where you would opt to cross with the ferry. However there is much more on the way than just driving. How about taking it slow to enjoy the drive and countryside. The ziwa Rhino sanctuary is something you would need to add to your adventure. This 70 acres of Land situated in nakasongola just close to River kafu is an ideal place for a stop and do something extra. After an interesting drive through the lush green vegetation and the exciting villages, opt to take a Rhino trekking activity in the sanctuary. It involves walking through the short bushy and thorny Acacia trees wondered in bird calling sounds that takes you close to the white Rhinos with a Ranger guide. It has always been an awesome experience for many travelers enroute Murchison. Through masindi the road should bring you to the southern gate of murchison. If you have some time, consider visiting the Top of the falls for a great sightseeing tour before you head to the lodge for your accommodation.

Discover the Wilderness experience of Murchison Falls on Day 3
Its always a bright day, A day full packed with adventure activities. An Early game drive is something you could always expect to be the best. Murchison falls is the biggest game reserve in Uganda and bisected by the longest river in the world. The Afternoon boat cruise is something you can always do after the morning game drive. Spice up the experience by hiking to the Top of the falls and be picked up at the Top for your accommodation. Nothing beats the experience of a sight at the strongest waterfall in the world. A 50m wide river banging and falling 45m in a 6m wide gorge, It is definitely incredible.

Transfer to The Primate capital of the world on day 4.
It is definitely the primate capital of the world and yes its absolutely interesting. The drive from Murchison is something you will need to know and get ready for. Its quiet a bumpy road and should take you about 7 to 9 hours depending on your nature and speed of driving. The local rural life is something you can expect on this day.  Arriving in the afternoon to your lodge for a relax or you could opt for a crater lake walk or a fortportal town walk as a colonial town and yes the most cleanest town in Uganda.

The Chimpanzee trekking or habituation on day 5
A must do if you’re in the vicinity of kibale forest national park. We do share 98.8% DNA with the chimpanzees and yes being up-close and personal is something you would definitely love to do. This can be done in the morning and afternoon for the trekking with maximum one hour with the chimpanzees. You could opt to do a habituation experience that involves spending a whole day with the chimpanzees  from as early as 6am. Whichever your budget and option, consider having a memorable experience.

Crater lake walk, Bigodi swamp walk and transfer to Queen Elizabeth N.P
The bigodi swamp walk a commuonity based eco-tourism site is something you don’t want to miss out in Bigodi. Over 13types of primates and a considerable number of birds is something you should do in bigodi. The crater lake walk from the bottom of the hills that takes you the highest point of the area with great views of the mountain Rwenzori ranges and the forest viewed from above coupled with the scenic views as you descend to the hills. You could later transfer to Queen Elizabeth and yes on a self drive safari, its absolutely eye catching. Depending on your time of arrival, you could also find time for an evening game drive through the kasenyi plains.

The Wonders of Queen Elizabeth National Park on Day 7
The cat family. The lions and the leopards are the eye catching attractions in this part of the park. Where you find the predators there are preys and so yes, a wide variety of wildlife in this park is something you could lookout in this bio-diversity park. The afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel is something you would never want to miss out. This is done at the Mweya peninsula.

Through Ishasha for the Tree climbing lions on day 8
Through the ishasha sector you would opt to search for the tree climbing lions hitching in the Fig trees under the huge canopy leaves. Photographers will definitely find a treasure in photographing these lazily sleeping predators of ishasha. The route should also lead you through the rural life till the home for the mountain Gorillas of Bwindi.

The ultimate Gorilla tracking experience.
Getting up-close and personal with the great apes of Uganda is a lifetime experience. Only 800 are left in the world and yes half of these can be found in Bwindi impenetrable National Park of Uganda. Through the jungles of the rainforest with a ranger guide, you will be able to get to the gorillas on time, and after an hour of an encounter should be an awesome experience and off the bucket list. An activity that ranks Number one MUST DO in Uganda’s adventure. 

A scenic transfer back to Kampala on day 10.
Through the rolling and terraced hills of kabale and kigezi highlands the journey today should lead you back to Kampala. Its is quite a long drive from Bwindi to kampala estimated at 500kms and yes a lunch stop break can be had in mbarara town. The Equator line along along the way is something interesting to see. Spectate at the water outflows 5m-south and 5m-north of the main equator line. 

Whether your on a self drive car rental in Uganda or preferably on a guided tour in Uganda, either way the 10 days trip is one of a kind to highlight the best that Uganda has to offer.

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